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

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update January 2022:  To find out about our services please contact us simpsonhouse@crossreach.org.uk 
If you need immediate support please contact Samaritans on 116 123 or Breathing Space on 0800 83 85 87.  Information about other mental health supports in Edinburgh can be found at https://ithriveedinburgh.org.uk/ 

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 also experienced in supporting people affected by trauma.

Office hours

9.00 am - 5.00 pm (Monday to Friday)

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Services offered at Simpson House Counselling & Recovery Service

  • Counselling and recovery
  • One-to-one Counselling

There's a variety of options. Please find out more via the links below to see which one suits you best:

At Simpson House, we provide placements for counsellors:

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

Click here to download the Service Leaflet.

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

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.