Wellspring - photo of front of building. Address 13 Smith's Place, Edinburgh, Postcode EH6 8NT, Phone 0131 553 6660

13 Smith’s Place, Edinburgh,
EH6 8NT, 0131 553 6660


Wellspring is a leading Centre for the provision of affordable high-quality psychotherapy and counselling to individuals; couples, groups, families and young people.

We were established in 1978 and are based in the Leith area of Edinburgh.

Counselling and Psychotherapy

People come to Wellspring seeking help with a broad range of issues including:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life changes
  • Relationships
  • Eating disorders
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Gender and sexuality issues
  • Alcohol and substance misuse

Other Services and Current News

Weekly Therapy Group – starting May 2018

An opportunity to join a 10 week therapy group with Gary Smith here at Wellspring, to explore life issues in a safe and confidential setting. Starts Monday 28th May 2018. See leaflet for more information.

Core Process Psychotherapy Skills Development Days: When the negative past floods into present time – How to cope with and work with ‘Trauma Activation’ (16 June 2018)

This workshop (led by John MacFadyen) is open to anyone who wants to deepen their understanding of how mindfulness in relationship can be drawn upon as a profound basis for self development, enquiry into the dynamics of personal/professional relationships, and how this learning can be applied in counselling, psychotherapy and other helping roles within the workplace or community life. See leaflet for more information.

BBC Children In Need Grant

Wellspring is delighted to have received a BBC Children In Need Grant.  This will enable us to provide Art and Child Psychotherapy, a well as group psychotherapy for children and young people in the Leith community.  The service will be offered to those who are affected by war, migration or social and economic deprivation in the Leith area.

We are now welcoming referrals from individuals and from Multi-Cultural Family Base.

Please contact us on 0131 553 6660 or download a form from this link and return to us.

Children in Need Self-Referral Form


Wellspring greatly appreciates a refurbishment grant from the Clothworkers’ Foundation for our Waiting Room and children’s therapy space.

Wellspring’s experienced supervisors offer Clinical Supervision for therapists.

We provide Employee Assistance Programmes for organizations in the public, private and voluntary sectors such as local authorities, social work departments, solicitors and housing associations.

Wellspring has an annual programme of exciting events aimed at the public and counselors and psychotherapists. This includes workshops; courses, talks, and upcoming fundraising events.


Wellspring is ranked top Mental Health & Counselling in Edinburgh by the Book Local Community Choice Award.

Top Mental Health & Counselling in Edinburgh
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