Working with the person not the substance

Counselling is offered to help support you to make changes and achieve freedom from dependency. We will work with you to achieve your goals and gain better understanding of self, learn improved coping strategies and improve your self-esteem. 

Our counselling can help you identify and remove blocks which may be preventing you moving forward in recovery and can provide you with improved ways to face and deal with difficult feelings. We can offer 12 sessions of one-to-one counselling.

To access DRP substance use counselling please speak to your allocated key worker.

While counsellors will use the most appropriate skills and techniques to help you, evidence based EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation) and reprocessing is sometimes offered as this can help you deal with past trauma. You can speak with your counsellor about this.

“My counsellor was great and helped me so much, it didn’t feel like therapy, but it made me realise that alcohol was not helping me deal with problems it was causing more! I can highly recommend it. I am now well into my recovery and taking a counselling course myself.”

Compassionate Mind Training

In addition to 1:1 counselling, we also offer an online CMT group (Compassionate Mind Training).  If you are interested in learning more about taking care of yourself, this group may help, you can discuss this with your counsellor.