August 14, 2019

Come along to one of our 2019 Autumn Open Days where you'll be able to find out more about our Academic Courses. If you'd like to listen to short presentations and chat with our course tutors, just pop in and see us - no need to book!

Saturday 05 October 2019: 10:15 – 12:30

Thursday 10 October 2019: 17:45 – 20:00

- Foundations of Human Relations and Counselling (HRC)
- Diploma in Human Relations and Counselling (HRC)
- MSc Psychoanalytic Observation...

June 25, 2019

Human Development Scotland (HDS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Becky Smith, who previously held the post of Finance Manager, to the new post of Director for HDS from 01 June 2019.

Becky joined HDS in May 2017 and brought with her a wealth of experience in the third sector and in business. Two years on from her first appointment to HDS, Becky’s energy and fresh ideas mean she is perfectly placed to support the Trustees in steering HDS t...

June 6, 2019

As most of you know the first week in June is Volunteers’ Week, 01 - 07 June. Since Autumn 2018 HDS has had a number of volunteers helping out with various projects. Brendan O’Brien started volunteering with Human Development Scotland (HDS) in January 2019 and currently volunteers for 14 hours per week.  We chat to him about why he decided to volunteer with us and what he’s been up to.  

Why did you decide to apply to volunteer with HDS?...

May 23, 2019


Human Development Scotland is looking to add to its current pool of Counsellors to be located across Scotland.  Applicants should be psychodynamically trained and a member of an appropriate professional body.  If you are interested, please send in your CV and brief covering letter explaining why you would like to apply and stating your availability to:


Human Development Scotland is also looking for additional Se...

March 28, 2019

We’re looking for an experienced, talented and enthusiastic individual to lead our Therapeutic Work with Children & Young People course from the summer of 2019. This programme is delivered from our training suite in Glasgow city centre, currently on a Wednesday, from October to June and is a key part of the core academic training offered by HDS. The time commitment for the role is expected to be the equivalent of one day per week.

This is an excit...

March 14, 2019

Human Development Scotland is looking for additional Sessional Tutors to support both the Foundations of Human Relations and Counselling and Diploma in Human Relations and Counselling programmes in addition to the Diploma in Human Relations and Counselling programme which is being delivered in Stornoway.

We're seeking:

  • Tutors who would work from our Glasgow city centre training suite in West Nile Street, Glasgow. Start date – August 2019.

  • ...

March 12, 2019

**Please note that the pilot service is now full**

We've just launched a trial of a new, low-cost counselling service in our Glasgow city centre offices. The service is a small-scale pilot scheme with a limited number of places and will be open to adults with mild to moderate mental health difficulties.

About the Pilot

This trial is a response to the limited availability of low-cost counselling for people presenting with a broad spectrum of mild to...