Wellbeing Scotland is a voluntary organisation with services across Scotland. We provide a wide range of holistic services for individuals and families whose life experiences have impacted negatively on their wellbeing. Since 1994 we have offered client centred, holistic, trauma informed therapeutic services and have specialised in abuse and trauma work.
We work with both children and adults and have services in various areas of Scotland and are working towards providing support to individuals in all areas of Scotland.
Wellbeing Scotland, offers a diverse range of support services in recognition of the wide range of experiences which may impact on an individual or their family in different ways, at different stages of their lives. The range of support offered ensures that we can offer individuals a support pathway which suits their individual needs.
Our services are open ended, in recognition of the fact that every individual’s experience is different and unique to them as is their journey to recovery.
What Kind of support can I expect?
Counselling support offers individuals a safe, boundaried, confidential space to explore how experiences have impacted on an individual and/or their family. Some of the issues explored may be around distressing thoughts and memories, including traumatic flashbacks. Counselling is client centred and it can involve setting goals for recovery, addressing the impact experiences are having on health, wellbeing and quality of life. Our counselling services work towards empowering individuals and families to identify areas and difficulties in their lives which they would like to be different, assisting them with the ability to achieve their goals. Our counselling approach recognises that everyone’s experience is individual to them and the support offered will be framed around an individual’s personal needs and goals.
EMDR/EFT is an extremely effective therapy which enables the brain to reprocess difficult and traumatic memories in a safe way without having to take part in any in depth discussion of the traumatic event which took place. EMDR is extremely effective in reducing the trauma symptoms related to traumatic flashbacks. EFT is like emotional acupressure and is a great therapy for managing anxiety and many people have also reported it being effective in pain management.
Many individuals can feel isolated and would welcome opportunities to build on their self-esteem and confidence, particularly in relation to building relationships with others and socialising. A befriender meets with a client on a regular agreed basis to take part in organised activities. Activities are agreed between the client and the befriender which the client would find helpful to build their confidence and self-esteem. Activities will be identified by mutual agreement will support individuals to enhance their opportunities for social, educational and recreational interactions to help improve their wellbeing and quality of life.
Many individuals tell us they have found it helpful to share their experiences with others who have had similar experiences. Groupwork offers opportunities for individuals to support each other within a safe environment. Different groups are developed and run in accordance with needs identified by clients but have included writing groups, art groups, women’s only groups, men only groups, relaxation groups, gardening groups and health based groups.