The EVOC Red Book

The online directory to find third sector Organisations, and their services across Edinburgh


Only services that are currently available during COVID-19 are listed in the directory.

In line with Government advice, most groups and organisations in the city have had to take the unfortunate decision to suspend face to face and group work activities. Please telephone or email the contacts listed for the group or organisation if you are interested in their work to check what alternative arrangements might be available.

Organisation Details

Address 9A Dundas Street, New Town
Post Code EH3 6QG
Locality South East 
Telephone 0131 556 1527
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  • Counselling
  • Family Support
  • Health
  • Self Help/Support
  • Sexuality

Bright Light is a charity and the largest provider of relationship counselling in Scotland, offering a comprehensive range of services throughout the Lothians.

We offer a welcoming, safe, and confidential space to express your thoughts and feelings about what is happening in your life. with a simple self-referral form available that enables you to arrange your first meeting.

Counselling can help you - and others important to you - understand, communicate and deal with things that you are finding challenging and preventing you from enjoying life to the full.

Counselling will help you plan for a better future and we will support you all the way in achieving your goals. Last year we helped over 1,400 people to do just that.

Couples, individual people, families, children and young people, same sex partners, blended and extended families... whoever you feel is important in your life and should be part of your relationship journey. We will help you if you're thinking of staying together, separating, or are going through a divorce. We can support you if you are experiencing or have experienced sexual difficulties. We will support you if your relationship has ended. We will help if you’ve lost someone close to you. If you’ve experienced something traumatic or are struggling to cope with any kind of major change in your life we will help build your confidence and resilience, help you set and achieve your goals. We will support you to achieve a better future. You can arrange a welcome meeting here.

We've been supporting people for over 70 years.

Opening hours...

Mondays - Thursdays, 9:00am - 9:00pm
Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Bright Light Community Locations...

We offer appointments at our main office in Edinburgh city centre and other locations throughout the community. Please ask ask if you have a preference and we will try to arrange sessions at the location of your choice.

Bright Light office (city centre)
9A Dundas Street

Portobello Community Centre
aka The Wash House
3 Adelphi Grove
EH15 1AP

Sighthill Health Centre
380 Calder Road
EH11 4AU



Name Telephone Cost Actions
Family Therapy 0131 556 1527 More info »
Individual counselling 0131 556 1527 More info »
Relationship Counselling 0131 556 1527 More info »
Sex Addiction 0131 556 1527 More info »
Sexual Relationship Therapy 0131 556 1527 More info »
Young Person's Services 0131 556 1527 More info »