Services for Adults

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Counselling for anyone who is affected by their own or another’s substance use, be it drugs, alcohol or volatile substances.

Our counselling staff are qualified in a range of disciplines including: Humanistic, Integrative, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Gestalt, Art therapy and Person Centred counselling.

Most clients who access our counselling service have weekly sessions lasting for a duration of fifty minutes.

Referrals are accepted from individuals or professionals, and all our counselling staff are qualified to at least diploma level in the field.

DAPL has premises in Leven, Glenrothes and Kirkcaldy which are operational Monday to Friday.

The organisation sees clients at these premises and also at a variety of locations and sites throughout Fife, bringing our service into local communities. Clients are seen for example at GP surgeries, social work offices, council buildings, schools, colleges and at other voluntary sector agencies.

In addition to counselling, we also provide the following:

  • Referral to rehabilitation, employability and support services
  • Therapeutic groupwork
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Alcohol and drug brief Interventions
  • Drug and alcohol Information, support and guidance
  • Condom distribution
  • Blood borne virus support and advice
  • Ear acupuncture detoxification
  • SMART recovery
  • Awareness talks
  • Recovery Planning sessions

I started coming to DAPL about 5months ago for bereavement and drugs counselling. I had a good relationship with my counsellor straight away, who was/is really understanding and easy to talk to. I have started doing a few different things I never thought possible and I am looking forward to starting college in January.