BACP Accreditation

The DAPL Team

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Service Accreditation

In 2009 DAPL became the first organisation in Fife and only the fourth in the whole of Scotland to have a BACP accredited counselling service.

This prestigious award was further evidence of the high quality service that the organisation delivers.

Shane Buckeridge (BACP Lead Advisor for Scotland)

BACP was proud to be able to award DAPL the BACP Service Accreditation for it’s Counselling Service on 3rd July 2009. DAPL is only one of 4 services across Scotland who had been successful to comply with the rigorous application process.

To quote the rationale for BACP Accreditation scheme: “Service Accreditation provides robust evidence of service quality and professionalism. Essentially, it demonstrates the service is committing to competence.” Through it’s successful application DAPL has demonstrated it’s commitment to excellence for the counselling it offers it’s clients.

DAPL offers it’s client a range of services from a Drug Supervision programme and Acudetox to a formal Family Support Service, as well as counselling for adults and young people who have been affected by substance misuse issues.

Over the last 12 months DAPL has seen over 1,200 referrals across two key sites and a range of outreach centres across Fife. Furthermore it actively encourages the involvement of service users and volunteers in service development. Moreover it offers information and support for individuals and families affected by substance misuse in the Fife area. More recently DAPL has developed in a range of key clinical areas.

I was honoured to be asked to present the award to DAPL and to have the opportunity to meet with the enthusiastic staff and volunteers. I look forward to hearing about service developments.”

Counselling Service Re-accreditation

In August 2014, DAPL’s counselling service was re-accredited by the BACP.

Rick Hughes (BACP representative)

“It is testament to the hard work of the service managers, staff and volunteers that BACP was able to re-accredit DAPL under the Service Accreditation Scheme. The award recognises the centre of excellence that DAPL has become and reflects the crucial role they deliver providing professional therapeutic support for those affected by substance misuse in the local community and beyond.”

I have observed the work of DAPL over a number of years and consistency – developing the ‘therapeutic relationship’, if you like – is something that DAPL staff care passionately about and do extremely well.

Rowdy Yates, Senior Research Fellow, Scottish Addiction Studies, University of Stirling