Our aim is to create space for change through compassionate and skilled support. We are a specialist counselling service for individuals affected a pregnancy related issue or loss, anyone who has been through baby loss or individuals who no longer have custody of their children.

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We often feel alone at difficult times in our lives. We can face feelings which are difficult to unravel and are often hidden or secret. For some, this can become a feeling of anxiety which can interfere with normal life.

When someone really listens without judging or telling us what to do, we feel less alone. Our Listening Rooms are a place where people can take time to talk things through.

We provide real care, enabling you to tell your story and begin to make sense of losses, trauma or relationships.

Our support builds strength to cope with everyday life, to identify needs and set goals for the future.

We have 28 years of experience in offering this unique, specialist service in Dundee and support over 200 individuals each year through group and one to one support. Our service is available to anyone living in Tayside.

Your voice

My counsellor was very supportive and understanding. I can’t express how much support she gave me.

April 2020
Alternatives COSCA Dundee

Our Promise

Our support is non-judgemental and non-directional. We won’t advise you or tell you what to do. We are here to listen.

Alternatives is an organisational members of COSCA (Counselling and Psychotherapy Scotland) and this means that we abide by the COSCA ethics and code of practice. We are committed to the COSCA aim to be, a listening and caring society that values people’s wellbeing.

We are passionate about a person-centred approach. This means that we believe that the interests of the person receiving support should be at the centre of all that we do and that each individual can be empowered to find their own way forward.

We will treat every client as an individual, respecting their beliefs and values.

Youth Counselling Dundee


Free and non-judgmental one-to-one counselling for young people to talk about their lives, their thoughts and feelings and any choices they want to make.

Reflect Dundee Counselling


We are there to support anyone that is facing a pregnancy issue or loss and wants a place to talk things through.

Our impact in 2022/23

Alternatives believe that every story is important and deserves to be heard, and this Impact Report is our story of success through 2022-2023.

22/23 Impact Report Alternatives

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clients accessing our
 service in 2022/23
one to one sessions delivered
men and women supported through our outreach programme
young people benefited from group support and volunteer programme
our people