Adult Counselling

Our counsellors within RAMH Adult Counselling Service work with individuals who are generally experiencing heightened levels of emotional distress. This can be for any number of reasons, for example, loss or bereavement, anxiety or stress, relationship or work difficulties or mild to moderate depression.

The service offers six one-to-one sessions with a qualified counsellor. We also provide student placements and individuals can be offered the opportunity to work with a counsellor in training.

RAMH is an organisational member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists and all counsellors work within the ethical codes of practice of this professional body.

RAMH Adult Counselling Service sits within a larger day service team, working alongside colleagues promoting recovery in mental health through the delivery of a variety of interventions. Our aim is to assist people to improve their mental health and wellbeing and to help them develop strategies for coping with challenges in the future

We are committed to excellence and empowerment of individuals and constantly monitor progress to ensure we are meeting the needs of service users.

What is Counselling

At RAMH we describe counselling as a partnership between the person and the counsellor which takes place in a private, non judgemental and confidential setting. The counsellor listens to the persons concerns and helps them to explore options for dealing with them.

In our experience the ‘space’ created by counselling is used by people in different ways. Some wish to work out a direction, a way of moving forward and use the sessions to set up and monitor goals in order to bring about change in their life. Others use the sessions to become more self-aware about themselves and their feelings and help them feel more in control.

Some previous clients found had the following to say about the benefits of attending counselling with us:

“It feels like a safe place to talk”

“I was able to open up honestly”

“I was able to put the past to rest”

“I learned new coping strategies”

“It’s helped me think about my behaviour”

“I have learned some new tools to look at my thoughts”

How to contact RAMH Adult Counselling Service

If you feel you, or someone you know would benefit from seeing a counsellor and you live within Renfrewshire or East Renfrewshire you can access our services.

  • If you live in Renfrewshire for a counselling referral 0141 847 8900
  • If you live in East Renfrewshire call for a counselling referral 0141 881 8811
  • Download a referral form, complete it and send it to RAMH Adult Counselling Services, 41 Blackstoun Road, Paisley, PA3 1LU
  • Email requesting a form or further information

We also work with other agencies and services who can help support people through times of challenge. RAMH staff have compiled a directory of these services in Renfrewshire and a directory of counselling services in Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire please download them from Our Services.