Support and Intervention Services
Adult Counselling Service – Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire
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.
Our aim is to assist people to improve their mental health and well-being and to help them develop new strategies for coping with challenges in the future.
We work with each individual to continuously monitor what we do to be sure it’s what they want and need.
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 service by:
- Telephoning our dedicated, confidential number, 0141 847 8908 or
- Downloading a referral form from the main RAMH site, completing it and sending it to RAMH Adult Counselling Services, 41 Blackstoun Road, Paisley, PA3 1LU
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. If you would like either or both directories, please download the files from the list at the bottom of the page.