Counselling service to relocate

Sylvia Hillman
Sylvia Hillman

Counselling charity Stop & Talk (Fife) Ltd is moving its Anstruther service to new premises.

The organisation is giving up its base in the town’s High Street because of high energy bills. However, it intends to operate on a Friday from August in one of the consulting rooms at the Skeith Health Centre in Cellardyke.

A counsellor will also remain at the Homelands Trust-Fife premises in Lundin Links and in the group‘s three locations in St Andrews – Families First, The Community Hospital and Slotline House.

Stop & Talk (Fife) Ltd was established in 2013 and is a confidential service, offering affordable counselling to people around north east Fife.

Clients’ difficulties and issues are discussed with sensitivity and respect and they can talk to a person privately from outwith their situation, allowing time to explore their thoughts and feelings, and their needs.

Sylvia Hillman, chairyt director, said: “We have welcomed three new qualified and experienced counsellors to ensure local people will not be disadvantaged at our closure and who are keen to be part of our charity.

“We have not closed down but simply relocated and remain passionate that people who need talking therapy do not suffer in silence.”

Sylvia extended the group’s thanks to Pete Murray, a local businessman, and Elizabeth Gordon, from the Anstruther Community Kist, for their support for the charity, and added that a cycle sportive was talking place later this month to raise funds.

The 53-mile coastal run takes place on Sunday, June 28 starting at 8.30am at St Andrews Fire Station. There is a £15 entry fee and all proceeds will go to the charity. More information is available by texting or phoning 0793 374 5551 or e-mailing