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Fife's Counselling Service

DAPL, based in Fife, offers one to one counselling, support and advice to young people, adults and families.

Born in the community and remaining deeply rooted in the community

The service is free and confidential and offered by experienced workers. Services are available for individuals affected by substance use issues and/or emotional distress.

DAPL's Counselling Service is accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Counsellor talking with client

Counselling for Adults

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


Children, Young People and Families

DAPL supports young people under the age of 18 who are affected by their own or another’s substance use.

We also delivers counselling for young people at school aged 10 and above, who are experiencing emotional distress (e.g stress, anxiety, bereavement etc).

DAPL also provides support to parents/carers and families who are affected by a young person's alcohol or drug use.

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Counsellor talking with client

Recovery Service for Adults

Adults experiencing substance use issues can access DAPL's dedicated Recovery Worker team who offer support and help individuals as they decide the route of their Recovery journey.

Latest News

Don't forget to keep up to date with latest news from DAPL via Twitter, Facebook and our YouTube Channel.

Tips for surviving Christmas

We know that the Christmas and New Year period can be a tricky time for those who are in Recovery. Our Lead Recovery Worker Stew Talbot has put together some very helpful advice for surviving the festivities.

Admin Assistant vacancy

DAPL is looking for an administrative assistant to join its existing administration team

Interested in taking part in research?

Study title: Psychological Factors Influencing Substance Use in Young People