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About us

Charis counselling offers a free professional counselling service in Fife and to the wider community of Scotland.

Charis counselling is a project of Charis foundation, a non-profit making charitable Company Limited by Guarantee.

Charis has a wide referral base, e.g. self, personal recommendation, social work, NHS, Education, homeless projects, samaritans.

Charis foundation also offers professional counselling training - Certificate in Counselling Skills (CPCAB Level 2), Certificate in Counselling Studies (Level 3) and Diploma in therapeutic counselling (Level 4 - Level 7 in Scotland). Charis training courses provide a progression route to the Open University Foundation Degree in counselling.

Training, qualifications & experience

Charis is a COSCA recognised counselling agency.

All Charis counsellors and therapists have professional training and are accredited with the professional awarding bodies, e.g. BACP/COSCA/ACC/UKCP/BAAT.

The agency provides placement opportunities to college and university diploma students.

All Charis trainers are CPCAB approved.

Member organisations *


College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSCA)

COSCA is the professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland, and seeks to advance all forms of counselling and psychotherapy and the use of counselling skills by promoting best practice and through the delivery of a range of sustainable services. COSCA Counsellor Accreditation is a pathway to entry onto the UKRC.

It is a requirement of all individual and organisational members of COSCA to abide by its Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice and be accountable to the Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

Other areas of counselling we deal with

All Charis counsellors are trained to offer Trauma Debrief. Over the years we have gained experience in delivering trauma debrief for individuals and for groups where people have experienced a trauma. This may be as a result of someone being a witness to a workplace fatality, a violent incident in a homeless project or finding day to day functioning difficult after being involved in a car accident.


Additional information

Charis counselling offers a free professional service.

When we work

Charis office hours is 9am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday

Further information

In 2003 Charis was awarded the Queen's Golden Jubilee Award for services to the community.

The counselling service is offered in a RIBA award winning building in Leslie, Fife.

Charis Counselling, 232 High Street, Leslie, Glenrothes, Fife, KY6 3DB

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.