Addictions Counselling Inverness -
Welcome to Addictions Counselling Inverness

Addictions Counselling Inverness is a Third Sector/ voluntary organisation based in Inverness, which offers free one-to-one counselling for adults who are affected by all types of addiction and substance misuse. 

We are contracted by NHS Highland and Highland Council to provide our counselling service across Inverness, Nairn and Badenoch & Strathspey. Our service is delivered mainly from our Inverness office at 70 Tomnahurich St but Outreach sessions are also available in other locations such as Nairn Hospital and Grantown Service Point.

What we provide:
  • A free, confidential counselling service for the Inverness, Nairn and Badenoch & Strathspey area, which is accessible to adults affected by addiction & substance misuse related problems.

  • Information and advice relating to addiction & substance misuse issues.


SMART Recovery group 
at ACI

ACI now hosts an open SMART Recovery group. The group meets on Fridays 6.30 - 8pm at the ACI offices, 70 Tomnahurich St, Inverness. All welcome so just come along!

SMART stands for ‘Self Management And Recovery Training’ and began in 1994 in the United States. It has grown into a worldwide network of self-help meetings, both face-to-face and online, where participants can get help from others in recovery. SMART operates as a non-profit organisation in many countries including the United States, the UK, Canada and Australia.

SMART Recovery (SMART) is a science-based programme to help people manage their recovery from any type of addictive behaviour. This includes addictive behaviour with substances such as alcohol, nicotine or drugs, or compulsive behaviours such as gambling, food, shopping, self-harming and so on. 

Phone ACI on 01463 220995 or email for further details.


Volunteer Counsellors needed!

We're looking for new volunteer counsellors to join our counselling team. Candidates need to hold a Diploma in Generic Counselling (validated by either COSCA or BACP) and have client work experience. Qualification and experience of additional modalities such as CBT or Psychodynamic work would also be a great advantage, but not essential.

These roles are voluntary and unpaid at present but supervision, continuing professional development & training and travel expenses are all provided. 

ACI is currently seeking additional funding to potentially create paid counselling posts so volunteering as a counsellor with us could lead to a paid post within the organisation. 

We are also looking for volunteers to provide occasional cover in our office.

If you are interested in either of these volunteering opportunities, please contact Elaine Fetherston, Manager, on 01463 220995 or email for further information.

Addictions Counselling Inverness
70 Tomnahurich St, Inverness, IV3 5DT 
Tel: 01463 220995
Company Registration No. 97508     Scottish Charity Reference No. SC 000233

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