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Dependency Counsellors

Seeking Help With Dependency Therapy


In understanding your drug abuse and making a roadmap to your recovery, there are different options that you can access to match your needs. No one understands your drug or alcohol addiction, is a time tested truth the addicted knows. When the student is ready, the teacher will show up, Zen proverb says. Withdrawal from addiction starts with addict's readiness to seek professional assistance.

Please get in touch with us through our phone line 0800 246 1509 to get a deserving advisory opinion regarding your addiction problem.


Counselling is one of the vital components in a treatment program.


Check-up log and your personal therapy scheme can be arranged by the therapist to enhance your recovery. If you live in the rehab centre, you will have access to a good number of programs that are designed to allow you overcome your addiction successfully.

What Does An Addiction Therapist Do

Knowing what is responsible for your dependency on a drug allows you to begin developing situations which result in long-term sobriety with the help from a well-trained counsellor.


The benefits of counselling are indispensable in a rehabilitation program whether it is inpatient or outpatient.

Hold sessions with the help of the patient's family or friends to support recovery.

Group therapy revolves around family relationship in the recovery program to provide progress feedback of the patient in the program. Being able to identify the factors and triggers, the concerned parties can then proceed with caution and avert any possible reasons for relapse.


The functions of addiction advisers;

  • Treatment programs providing unbiased emotional.
  • individual counselling sessions with the aim of identifying the root cause of the addiction.
  • Conduct impromptu drug tests.
  • Depending on your health requirements, advisers set therapy scheme for the purpose of your recovery.
  • Contribute in collecting significant information on drug addiction treatment approach in an area.

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Qualities Of A Professional Addiction Adviser

An addiction counsellor is trained to develop a specific plan for each patient. A good listener and professional in dealing with the patient.

The counsellor should be able to build rapport with the patient in order to get full cooperation and trust of the patient.

Having established an environment of trust and understanding, it makes easier for the patient to openly discuss anything about his situation. The major problem of the victim will be known, once the adviser cooperates with this technique. In another development, the counsellor is able to pinpoint pitfalls that could derail full recovery progress


The counsellor identifies other underlying emotional or mental issues and treats them to avert complications. However, the ultimate desire of a good counsellor is commitment in bringing long lasting solution change to the patient's sober life.


What Types Of Therapy Are Available

Widespread addiction has ushered innovative tailor made interventions to supplement traditional methods of treatment programs. Some of these healing programs are:

  • Biofeedback And Neurofeedback
  • How fast the heart beats, the pressure of the blood, and the amount of pressure on the muscles are focused on by using modern technology to see how the brain functions.
  • Patients are guided through this technology to control their thinking so as to overtake the mental pressure.
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Addiction disrupts natural brain utility, distorts focus on productive thoughts and that is where CBT comes in handy to rewrite your brain functions to make informed choices.
  • A therapist can assist an abuser to discover stimulants that inspires addiction and also devise ways of treating it, this can be achieved using CBT.
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Those suffering two different type of illness are treated with DBT, and one of its major functions is to restore the courage of the patient and grant the victim strength to withstand tough health challenges.
  • Health problems like eating disorders and Borderline Personality Disorder can be eliminated using DBT, it also enhances interactions and personal outlook.
  • Meditation, Hypnotherapy, Guided Imagery and Mindfulness
  • These forms of treatments place an aim on recognizing triggers, controlling nervousness reactions and using deep alleviation methods.
  • The patient is taught to direct themselves into a state of calmness or tranquillity and uses visualization or meditation to manage the stressors.
  • Holistic Therapies
  • This treatment technique is designed to assist addicts to learn how to successfully manage their addiction apart from other techniques that are geared towards helping them.
  • It also provides patients, who don't find it easy to speak in usual therapy sessions, with a method to tell their deepest fears and problems in a non-threatening conduction.
  • Art therapy, yoga, and equine therapy are some of these treatment plans.

To help the patient regain total wellness, several other treatment measure are supplied by the clinical abuse intervention agencies so as to handle the entire situation.


Why You Need Addiction Counselling

It may be tempting to think that you don't need to go through the work and efforts required for addiction counselling.

However, with trust on the counsellor and the commitment to getting well are things that you need to do to enable the treatment program to work for your full recovery.