A confidential recovery and counselling service for adults affected by drug use.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update:: Regretfully, Simpson House have temporarily closed its building to limit the spread of Covid 19 virus.  Staff are working remotely and will respond via e-mail.   Please contact: simpsonhouse@crossreach.org.uk

In an emergency please contact: Breathing Space on 088 838 587, Or The Samaritans on 116 123”

At Simpson House we offer support to anyone in Edinburgh who has been affected by past or present drug use, whether it’s your own or someone else’s. 

We are experienced in supporting people affected by trauma.

Office hours

9.00 am - 8.00 pm (Monday & Wednesday)
9.00 am - 5.00 pm (Tuesday, Thursday & Friday)

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Services offered at Simpson House

  • Counselling and recovery
  • One-to-one counselling

We provide two types of support: short term recovery and/or long term counselling.  You can choose depending on which support best suits you.

At Simpson House, we provide placements for counsellors:

Room hire
At Simpson House, we have rooms available for hire: 

Did you know?
Simpson House was the place where Sir James Young Simpson discovering the anaesthetic properties of chloroform.

Service Leaflet

Annual Review

Questions about referrals, funding or booking appointments?
Call us on 0131 225 6028



As a BACP Accredited Service we are bound by its Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy, the Ethical Guidelines for Researching Counselling and Psychotherapy and subject to the Professional Conduct Procedure.