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Addiction Counsellors

Getting Counselling For Addiction


There are many options of treatment available which allow you to comprehend what generated your addiction and how to develop a recuperation program to keep sober. Any person in pain from a drug or alcohol addiction understands how strong and crippling this disease can be. When a user accepts they can't manage their addiction by themselves then it is time for them to seek help from a professional counsellor.

Contact us now on 0800 246 1509 and let us help you find the treatment centre with the counselling and therapeutic approach that are right for you.


Professional counselling and therapy which form part of the ongoing therapy program includes doctor's prescription drugs to speed up recovery process.


Addiction counsellors can assist you during the therapy process and develop a personalized program for recovery and aftercare. 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

With the assistance of an addiction counsellor, you can start to set up what truly led you to turn to opiates or alcohol, recognize potential triggers and build a durable program to keep up your sobriety.


Both inpatient and outpatient therapy programs depend densely on the use of addiction counselling, which appear in individual or group plans.

Group treatments are best handled by addiction counsellors through engagement of patients family members and other addicts in participation.

Group therapy can cause dialogues about family dynamics and how undesirable relationships can develop or feed into habit-forming manners. Identification of the patient's disorder towards addiction opens a window into post-treatment program.


The work of Addiction Counsellor include:

  • Non bias emotional support system to individuals and suitable therapy program delivery.
  • Conducting personal sessions to educate the patient on how the addiction happened and what to do to recover.
  • The addict is tested for drug use from time to time.
  • Established a specific program for therapy based on your individual requirements.
  • Contribute in collecting significant information on drug addiction treatment approach in an area.

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Qualities Of A Professional Addiction Adviser

Skilled in developing the most suitable recovery roadmap for the patient. Being a good listener and having a general behaviour of empathy are some qualities that your counsellor should have.

The initial counselling sessions are designed to lay the foundation for mutual trust, which is imperative for a successful outcome.

Having established an environment of trust and understanding, it makes easier for the patient to openly discuss anything about his situation. The degree of openness allows the counsellor to learn the contributing factors of the addiction and other latent issues. Getting to the root of the problem is very important to the success of the program.


Additionally, a great therapist will be capable to identify and treat each co-occurring psychological health conditions. Effective counsellors give full commitment and support for the recovery of the patient.


What Types Of Therapy Are Available

The old method of applying psychotherapy has been taken over by the new method; these new options are of diverse forms. Relying on the therapy centre, these may contain:

  • 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.
  • Being able to have a level of control over brain activities allows the patient to have a level of control to influence of the physical impacts.
  • 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)
  • In rehabilitation centres, DBT is utilized to determine the psychosocial factors of the addiction and empower the patient to deal with stresses such as peer pressure.
  • DBT promotes effective communication skills and improves self-image and grants patients with Borderline Personality Disorder and poor eating habits a good head start.
  • Meditation, Hypnotherapy, Guided Imagery and Awareness
  • These therapeutic approaches focus on conscious and subconscious manipulation and change often involving relaxation mastery.
  • The central concept of this kind of treatment is to get an individual into a calm condition to better comprehend what could be the reason for this drug-seeking and using attitudes.
  • Holistic Treatment
  • This approach teaches patients self-examination in dealing with stress or triggers.
  • The hidden problems and feelings of the patients are disclosed through this means unlike the traditional treatment method that somewhat make it hard for them to disclose their hidden problems.
  • Yoga, art therapy and equine therapy are some types of holistic therapy that may be beneficial in treating addictions.

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 Do I Need Counselling For Dependency

Building an assumption that you don't require any advice regarding your abuse problem, can be life threatening.

There is the tendency to suffer a relapse if you don't identify the force behind the addiction, although just a handful of people consider it worthwhile to take the steps to unravel the force behind engaging in a destructive habit.