Edinburgh and Lothian Council on Alcohol (ELCA)

Edinburgh & Lothian Council on Alcohol (ELCA) offers help to anyone worried about their own or someone else’s drinking.

ELCA offers free advice, information and support focussing around alcohol.

One to one counselling is available in both English and Polish. Counselling sessions offer a supportive and confidential space where you can talk things over in confidence and where you will be heard and accepted in a non-judgmental way. Sessions can help you to explore your drinking and the problems it may be causing in your life. Counselling is available in the Midlothian community – please contact for locations. 

Telephone counselling offers focussed support to individuals who are concerned about their own alcohol use. If you feel it would help to talk through your concerns using this service, we can offer you an alcohol focused telephone call lasting up to 30 minutes, 1 session a week for up to 4 weeks. During the session you can get information and advice, consider your options and receive some support in making changes to your drinking. All you need is to have access to a phone at an arranged time and a place where you will have privacy and no distractions.

ELCA is a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy & COSCA – Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland. If you would like to know more about these regulatory bodies please click here: BACP & COSCA

Service Categories

Eligibility

Intended Client Groups:

  • Other
    • People in Midlothian who are affected by their own or someone else's alcohol problem

Referral

Self Referral

This service accepts direct self referrals.

By Appointment

This service is available by appointment only.

Contact Info. & Provider's Address

Address

6 Clifton Terrace
Edinburgh
EH12 5DR

Office Hours

Monday to Thursday 9.00 am to 9.00 pm
Friday 9.00 am - 4.00 pm
Saturday 9.30am - 2.00 pm

Service Hours

-Monday to Thursday 9.00 am to 9.00 pm
Friday 9.00 am - 4.00 pm
Saturday 9.30am - 2.00 pm-

Provider Contact

Tel: 0131 337 8188
Fax: 0131 337 9825
Email: [email protected]
Website: elcaalcohol.co.uk

Facilities & Access

This service has the following facilities:

  • Public Parking
    Off street
  • This service is not accessible to wheelchair users.
  • Creche facilities are not available at this location.

Transport

Public Transport Information

Lothian Regional Trsnport bus numbers - 3, 33, 4, 44, 25, 26, 12, 31

Lothian Buses Site for routes and timetables.

Provider's Name: Edinburgh and Lothian Council on Alcohol

Type: Charity/Voluntary

 

Edinburgh & Lothian Council on Alcohol (ELCA) offers help to anyone worried about their own or someone else's drinking.

 

ELCA offers free advice, information and support focussing around alcohol 

Services run by this provider

Provider Contact

Tel: 0131 337 8188
Fax: 0131 337 9825
Email: [email protected]
Website: elcaalcohol.co.uk

Office Hours

Monday to Thursday 9.00 am to 9.00 pm
Friday 9.00 am – 4.00 pm
Saturday 9.30am – 2.00 pm

Service Hours

Monday to Thursday 9.00 am to 9.00 pm
Friday 9.00 am – 4.00 pm
Saturday 9.30am – 2.00 pm

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