What’s involved?

Clients will normally work on Steps 1 to 5 of the 12 Step Fellowship programme and where necessary will be provided with a medical detoxification delivered as an integral part of treatment.

During their stay, clients will work with a focal counsellor who will meet with them on most days during the first week and regularly thereafter for the duration of treatment. At the beginning, client and counsellor will establish a care plan to tailor the treatment to the client’s needs and to identify specific treatment goals.

In addition to individual counselling, the programme includes group therapy, lectures, workshops, educational CDs and DVDs, assignments, therapeutic films and Fellowship Meetings.

How long is the programme?

Our primary care treatment programme runs for between six and eight weeks depending on need.

For private clients unable to commit to longer, we have developed an effective 4 week programme with the opportunity to extend treatment, or continue in our aftercare programme. We will work together to agree the optimum package of support following a personalised assessment.

Family involvement

Family members and friends are encouraged, where appropriate, to be involved in the client’s recovery process as these relationships may be central to the quality and availability of post-treatment support. Visits normally take place on Sunday afternoons. In addition, family members may be encouraged to fill in questionnaires and to attend a Family Conference to help explore the consequences of addiction and consider hopes for the future.