One to One Counselling

GCA is a COSCA accredited counselling service and provides individual, free and confidential counselling for people experiencing alcohol-related difficulties and those affected by someone else’s alcohol issue. The service is provided by trained staff and volunteers over five days and three evenings a week. GCA also provide relationship counselling, telephone counselling and a helpline service. People wishing to access the service can do so by contacting GCA directly or by being referred by another source such as a GP. A trained member of the team is always available to take your call. GCA operate out of a number of locations within Glasgow including the City Centre, East End, Yoker, Drumchapel and also East Dunbartonshire.

What is Counselling?
One-to-one counselling provides a confidential space for you to talk things over.

How long will Counselling last?”
The number of counselling sessions needed depends on the individual. An initial number will be agreed between the client and the counsellor and reviewed as the counselling process progresses.

Will anyone find out about what I talk about?”
GCA’s counselling service is confidential so the content of your sessions remain between you and your counsellor unless there are concerns about your safety or someone else’s. If your counsellor is worried about this they will always try and discuss this with you first before speaking with someone else.

Where can I be seen for counselling?
GCA provide counselling in various locations within Glasgow City Centre, the East End, Yoker, Drumchapel and East Dunbartonshire.

What do I do next?
You can contact us on 0141 353 1800 or email us or by using our contact form.  Get in touch by phoning us on 0141 353 1800 or use our Freephone Helpline 0808 802 9000 if you want to speak to a trained counsellor.

Alternatively, you can refer yourself to our counselling service by completing this form.


What do I do if I am unhappy with the service?

A copy of the complaints procedure can be found here.

Contact Us
Glasgow Council on Alcohol (GCA)
14 North Claremont Street
G3 7LE
Tel 0141 353 1800