Harbour Counselling Service

Charity registered in Scotland SC039442

The Harbour's aim is to offer professional counselling to the people of Perth and beyond. We are a general counselling service.


Current opportunity

Founded in 2005, Harbour Counselling Service is an independent Scottish charity with a Christian ethos, offering free counselling to people in Perth and the surrounding area. In view of impending retirements from our Board we seek seasoned and insightful persons to help shape and deliver a successful future for a highly energetic and reputable small local charity. These are voluntary roles offering a unique opportunity to make a positive impact within our community. At a time of acute focus on mental health and continuing pressure on the NHS to respond, the work of Harbour makes a real difference in people’s lives. Since “lockdown” in March 2020 and the suspension of face-to-face counselling our service has shown outstanding resilience and fortitude in meeting the needs of clients by a mix of video and telephone counselling. A measured re-opening plan is in place to offer a “blended approach” in the months ahead and this sits within our overall strategic plan drawn up by the Board in April 2020 for the next three years. Ideally we are seeking a Board Chair, a Treasurer [who may or may not be a Board member] and a further member of the Board. The current Board comprises six members, two of whom will be stepping down in the months ahead. The Board usually meets monthly and other occasional commitments can include networking, representation, fundraising and recruitment.