Therapeutic treatment

What is the therapeutic treatment programme?

This is where transformational change really happens! Whilst in our main therapeutic treatment programme, clients are immersed into a powerful structured programme every day. With a healthy mix of challenge and support, the varied therapeutic activities and peer support during this stage are instrumental in providing the tools to achieve a life free from addiction.

Working with our qualified therapists, clients will address root causes of their addiction, explore other presenting issues and develop healthy coping mechanisms for challenges faced. They will also gain a deep understanding of the 12 Steps.

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, the client and counsellor will establish a thorough care plan to tailor the treatment to the client’s needs and to identify specific treatment goals.

In addition to individual one to one counselling, the programme includes daily group therapy (at least once a day), psycho-educational lectures and workshops, shares, assignments, therapeutic films, holistic therapies, Fellowship meetings and other well-being activities.

How long is the therapeutic treatment programme?

This treatment programme runs for between 4 to 12 weeks depending on the clients need and situation. We can work together to agree the optimum package of support following a personalised assessment during the application stage.

After 12 weeks in the residential rehabilitation in the main therapeutic stage, some clients choose to spend a period of time in our Extended treatment programme which is a supportive stepping stone prior to living independently in the community.

Our weekly Aftercare programme is available to all clients for an unlimited time following treatment.

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.  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.

Visits normally take place on Sunday afternoons from 2pm-4pm and on selected Sunday’s throughout the year, we hold Family Programme sessions which are led by a counsellor in a small group setting specifically to support and educate people who are close to somebody with addiction.