COSCA (Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland)

Scotland's Professional Body for Counselling and Psychotherapy

Registered Charity Number: SC018887

COSCA's Vision:

     A listening, caring society that values people's well-being.

COSCA’s Aims:

As Scotland's professional body for counselling and psychotherapy, COSCA seeks:

  • to advance and support all forms of counselling, psychotherapy, and the use of counselling skills
  • to promote high quality counselling supervision and continuing professional development for all individuals and agencies delivering counselling services and education in Scotland.

COSCA's Core Values:

COSCA believes that every client has a right to:

  • be able to make informed choices about counselling and psychotherapy services
  • have access to an assured quality service
  • have access to a suitable complaints procedure

COSCA believes that every counsellor, psychotherapist

and user of counselling skills in Scotland should:

  • adhere to an established ethical framework for good practice in counselling, psychotherapy and counselling skills
  • be an individual/organisational member of an appropriate body
  • have appropriate training
  • have easy access to a full range of fairly priced professional support

Information and Help

COSCA provides information and help with:

  • Counselling, psychotherapy and counselling skills
  • Finding a counsellor/psychotherapist
  • Counselling services
  • Ethics
  • Finding a training course
  • Validation of courses
  • Finding a supervisor
  • Accreditation as a counsellor/psychotherapist or trainer
  • Vacancies in the counselling/psychotherapy field
  • Counselling/research events
  • Recognition Scheme for Organisations

Contact Us

COSCA (Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland) 16 Melville Terrace

Phone: 01786 475140

Fax: 01786 446207


56.112371109063, -3.9391062618243

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