Waiting List is now closed
The ARKORDIA waiting list is closed for the foreseeable future. If you are on our waiting list you should receive a email to confirm this. Unfortunately we will not be taking on any new clients nor can we see anyone who is already on the waiting list.
Covid-19 UPDATE: We want to let you know that we are still operating, and adding clients to our waiting list. All sessions currently take place online through the main platforms (such as Skype, Zoom, Whatsapp, etc.) until further notice.
PLEASE NOTE: Our current waiting time is from 8 months to a year. We are not an Emergency Mental Heath service. If you find yourself in crisis we encourage you to telephone NHS 24 on 111.
Arkordia is an Edinburgh based cooperative of experienced and fully qualified therapists. We offer low cost psychotherapy and counselling services to those on low incomes who live in the Lothians. A unique charity, our skilled team of volunteers are committed to the highest standards of safe and accountable practice.
We offer you our service for as long as it is wanted or needed.
All are welcome regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity.
The word Arkordia has its roots in the Greek word “kardia” meaning heart, and the word “ark” which implies shelter and refuge. The combination of these two words embraces the philosophy of Arkordia. Our intention is that counselling, psychotherapy and creative therapies offered are from the heart and provide a safe place for people to grow and become more themselves.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, our therapists have been working as volunteers, and through the generous help of Foundation Scotland in their RESILIENCE FUND. This has made it possible for our counsellors and therapists to take on an additional 13 clients.