Charity registered in Scotland SC011989
Member of Relationships Scotland, regulated by COSCA. Established in 1947, based in the centre of Edinburgh’s New Town, we recently ceased being known as Couple Counselling Lothian, re-launching on 29th February 2016 as Bright Light Relationship Counselling as this more accurately reflects our energy as a professional counselling organisation and wider range of counselling services – we are no longer predominantly couple counselling. A meteor streaked through the skies of Scotland the night we launched Bright Light. Hopefully a good omen.
Relationships are what matter most to us all and at Bright Light relationship counselling we help over 6000 people living in Edinburgh and the Lothians per year get the most out of the relationships that they recognise matter most to them – we support for example, individuals, couples, children of all ages, grandparents, siblings, kinship carers, adult children with their parents, looked after children, aunties, uncles, friends, carers and other professionals. Helping with relationship issues before they reach crisis point. Issues such as family communication, physical and/or mental abuse, child and adolescent behaviour, mental health, parenting issues, gender issues, physical illness and disability, separation, divorce, step family life, fostering, adoption, kinship care, loss of a loved one.
Our vision is to promote a better quality of life and wellbeing for our clients and their families through supporting them to develop strong positive relationships. Further details about us can be found on www.bright-light.org.uk. We are excited at the prospect of welcoming new trustees as we consider how to take Scotland’s longest established relationship counselling charity forward in the novel environment created by Covid19.
Our new trustees will be joining us at a significant time in the charity’s evolution. We responded to the Covid19 lockdown by migrating counselling to video and phone platforms for clients who would previously have met their counsellors face to face. Since then, our expertise in distress- and trauma-informed support counselling has enabled Bright Light’s counsellors to help people not only with their relationships but also to manage the personal and anxiety-provoking challenges of the Covid19 lockdown and ongoing restrictions and uncertainties. These extraordinary circumstances also necessitated changes in where and how Bright Light’s staff work. The coming year will therefore be one of meeting challenges but also of identifying and pursuing new opportunities as we embark on the development of our new strategic plan and grow our virtual and phone counselling support.
This is a voluntary role and out of pocket expenses will be met. Bright Light is committed to equality and diversity, and we would encourage applications from people from all walks of life.