About Us

Wellspring is an organisational member of COSCA and of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). We abide by the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy and by COSCA’s Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice.

Wellspring was established in 1978 founded by the Jungian psychoanalyst and pioneer Dr. Winifred Rushforth with the aim of providing high quality affordable counselling and psychotherapy in a safe, welcoming environment. We are based in the Leith area of Edinburgh which is easily accessed by public transport and by car.

Our team of qualified and experienced therapists offer a high standard of therapy to all who come to Wellspring. All our therapists are committed to their own continued personal practice and professional development.

Clients can access therapy through our self referral process and many of our clients are signposted to us through their GPs and other agencies. Our fees are determined on a sliding scale according to income. The length of therapy can vary and some people come for a number of months whilst others for longer. We also have a Short Term Therapy Service (pdf, 59 K).

Our ‘Board’ is made up of people with a diverse range of experience and backgrounds who give their time voluntarily to Wellspring and meet on a regular basis.

We have three part-time members of staff; an Operational Manager and an Administrator who are responsible for the administration of Wellspring, and a Clinical Manager who oversees the quality and delivery of all the counselling and psychotherapy service, events and courses, clinical supervision and work with organisations through EAP.

As an organisation that has been providing counselling and psychotherapy in Edinburgh for almost four decades, we continually strive to being a centre of excellence, committed to providing the best possible service to our clients and supporting our therapists in their work.

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