Addictions Counselling Inverness was formed in 1986 and is an integral part of the network of addictions services within the Inverness area. This network is made up of agencies and services such as Osprey House (NHS, Addictions Outpatients Service), Beechwood House (Third Sector, Residential Rehabilitation) and Cale House (Third Sector, Supported Accommodation). All these services work closely together to ensure that clients get the right support & treatment at the right time.
Our service is managed by a paid development manager and a business support assistant. The counselling service is delivered by our team of highly qualified & experienced volunteer counsellors, who bring a wide range of skills, knowledge & experience to our clients and have either a Diploma in Counselling (COSCA validated) or Alcohol Focus Scotland Counselling qualification (COSCA validated). We also have placement students who are working towards their Counselling Diplomas. The service is supported by a manager and administrative assistant, with additional help from office volunteers.
Our premises (pictured below) are located at 108 Church Street, Inverness, IV1 1EP.
Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm
Our Executive Committee oversees the strategic and operational activities of the organisation.
The membership is as follows:
- Grahame Cooper, Chair
- Mark Tucker,Treasurer
- Olivia Taylor, Member/Counsellor Rep
- Sean Cowan, Member
- Dominic Thierry, Member
- Mick Longton, Member (Independent Member)
ACI is an Organisational Member of COSCA