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

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update March 2021:

The Simpson House Counselling & Recovery service are operating as normal remotely and are accepting new referrals.  Some essential, face-to-face appointments may also be possible.
If you are looking for support during this time iThrive have useful information on their website including Coorie In.
Please contact: simpsonhouse@crossreach.org.uk
If you require immediate support, please either contact your GP, or 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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Ruth Galloway-Kirkland

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 225 602

All our practitioners are either, qualified and registered with a PSA-recognised professional body, or in the process of gaining their qualification.  The PSA, or Professional Standards Authority, assesses organisations that register health and social care practitioners (e.g. BACP, COSCA, BAAT, UKCP) so that you can choose a practitioner to meet your needs with confidence.