Do you know someone who would benefit from our support?

We help people to overcome barriers, supporting them to move forward and improve their quality of life.

Services include;

  • Person-Centred Counselling
  • Self-Discovery for Recovery Programme – RAPPORT
  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Technique (CBT)
  • Health & Well-being Coaching
  • Qigong
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Time Line Therapy
  • Personal Development/Life Coaching
  • Drug & Alcohol Awareness
  • Financial Coaching
  • Online and Live Courses

We help people to overcome barriers and improve their quality of life. Don’t just take our word for it – hear from those who have experienced our support first hand….

“The mentoring and guidance I have
received from the program at A Positive Start has been life changing.

I first reached out, as I was very depressed and was using alcohol to escape my reality. I didn’t want to admit it was a problem, but deep down I knew it was and this problem wasn’t just affecting me, but others around me.

As time went on, while working with the program I developed more self respect for myself and a belief that if I wish to change my circumstances I need to stop blaming others and take responsibility.

I managed to give up alcohol and while attending sessions, we spoke more about things I wished I could do, wanted to do and had never done and my focus turned to my future.

With my new found confidence I began to do things I never thought I could do.

My experience with APS has been Fantastic.  I hope others can benefit from what APS has to offer like I have.” – P.C, Sept 2019


“Annan Job-centre were pleased to be able to work with you on your ‘A Positive Start’  programme for the mutual benefit of our customers who
were the farthest from the labour market.
You were able to offer them individual help and support combined with work experience.
The advisers noticed a very quick improvement in the confidence and motivation of these customers.
The candidates themselves all had positive things to say about their experience on your programme.
Annan Job-centre would be happy to
continue to refer suitable candidates to this programme and look forward to our continued partnership working in the future.”

Diane King -Employment Advisor, Mar 2014

“I wanted to get in touch to say thank you.  The counselling support & therapy sessions has helped me to see things so much clearer and I feel so much better since talking to her. My head was in a mess, but It feels like clear water is running through my brain now. Thank you for all your help” -L.R, June 2021

If you would like to learn more about sponsoring someone, please get in touch.