If you, or someone you know feels down and desperately needs help, the Joshua Nolan Foundation can put you in touch with highly-trained counsellors – and may be able to offer financial help towards the cost of confidential counselling sessions.

See our ‘Counselling – What To Expect’ page for more information on counselling sessions and how we pay for them.

The counsellors below are approved by the JNF and can offer JNF funded counselling up to 80% of the total cost. They have all met the following criteria:

  • Relevant technical qualification
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development
  • Regular supervisor support
  • Crisis management training

For immediate support please contact:
Samaritans 08457 90 90 90
Family Lives (formally Parent line) 0808 800 2222
Royal Edinburgh 0131 537 6000



If you would like the counsellor to contact you, please email us at info@joshuanolanfoundation.org and we will arrange for them to get in touch.


Dr Bruce Scott

(Mobile) 07765216499
(Landline) 01450 870970

Availability: Tuesday and Friday
Average response time: within 24 hours

Email Counsellor

Psychoanalytic work. Working with people suffering from “depressions” and “psychosis”. Existential issues. Working out with bio-medical model of “mental health”.
Please note: I do not work with clients under 16

About Bruce:
I completed my existential and phenomenological informed training in psychoanalysis with the Philadelphia Association in London (UKCP approved training-Psychoanalytic and Jungian Analysis section of UKCP). The Philadelphia Association was founded by the radical psychiatrist R.D. Laing and others in 1965. I am also a trained experimental psychologist (University of Southampton, PhD) and I conducted research into the cognitive model of depression (the theoretical model which informs cognitive behavioural therapy; CBT) and the cognitive effects of SSRI antidepressants. I am a member and on the board of governors of the College of Psychoanalysts-UK (2010-present), and a member of the Philadelphia Association. I am a contributing author to ‘R.D. Laing: 50 Years since the Divided Self’, Edited by Theodor Itten and Courtenay Young, and the author of “Testimony of Experience: Docta Ignorantia and the Philadelphia Association communities, both published by PCCS Books Ltd.


Susan Scarth

(Mobile) 07962814630

Availability: Tuesday and Wednesday
Average response time: within 48 hours

Email Counsellor

Trauma, Unexplained Physical Symptoms, Mental Health.

About Susan:
Following 14 years working in the community as a development worker, social worker, and lastly a psychiatric nursing assistant, I trained as a Dance Movement Therapist (Laban Centre London). I pursued my special interest in mental health; consolidating this with a final thesis study in group work with women surviving domestic violence and abuse. My focus is to integrate body and mind, bringing both the sensing and thinking body into the therapeutic space. CPD studies include an in-depth training in Movement Observation and Analysis (LIMS NY) and Level 1 of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (SPI). These extra trainings have brought a deeper understanding of the neuropsychology of trauma and safe and effective practices for sustained health and wellbeing. My psychotherapy practice integrates a creative, body-based, person centered and psychodynamic model. I work with adults, children and young people of all abilities.



Alexander Mooney

(Mobile) 07891 836674

Availability: Monday and Friday morning
Average response time: within 24 hours

Email Counsellor

Suicidal ideation, Depression, Childhood trauma, Anxiety.

About Alexander:
My aim as a therapist is to offer an open, creative space for people to explore themselves and their situation. My training integrated psychodynamic and person-centred approaches, and I have worked with both adults and children in a variety of ways. I always try to make the counselling process collaborative and hope to offer my clients an opportunity to find a new way of deepening their own understanding of their lives, in a safe space where I can honestly and openly reflect on my experience of being with them.