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Addiction Counsellors

Finding Addiction Therapy


There are multiple therapies available depending on the kind of addiction you are suffering from, you can as well get help on how to boost your wellness and maintain your drug free state. You don't need to be told how deadly this ailment can be if you are a victim of drug or alcohol abuse. 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.


If you need a program that suits your personal needs and will help you through overcoming your addiction, you have trusted experts that can fill those needs for you. There are many kind of treatment available whilst in care that will offer a range of advantages and let you continue your sobriety while in recovery.

What Is The Role Of An Addiction Counsellor

You need assistance of professional addiction counsellor to identify the cause of your inclination to drug or alcohol addiction, become aware of stimulants and manage to stay sober over long periods of time to overcome addiction.


Both inpatient and outpatient treatment programs depend on great addiction counselling, these take place in large groups or singularly.

The counsellor will engage your loved ones or other addicts in the recovery plan by discussing with all of you as a group.

Group therapy can cause dialogues about family dynamics and how undesirable relationships can develop or feed into habit-forming manners. 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;

  • Offering unbiased help for individuals undertaking a therapy program.
  • Managed one-on-one therapy sessions to get to the base of the addiction.
  • Conduct impromptu drug tests.
  • Established a specific program for therapy based on your individual requirements.
  • Educate patients on post-rehab care and provide information about them.

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Qualities Of A Model Addiction Counsellor

Skilled in developing the most suitable recovery roadmap for the patient. A good counsellor listens to the patient with understanding to determine cause and action.

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

Addicts are helped to open up to them through the good qualities and feelings of the counsellor as some of them are ex addicts too. The major problem of the victim will be known, once the adviser cooperates with this technique. This section of the treatment is important since, without diagnosing the latent issue, a durable recovery is not probable.


Additionally, a great therapist will be capable to identify and treat each co-occurring psychological health conditions. The most essential aspect in a great addiction counsellor is an aspiration and engagement to assist their patients accomplish durable sobriety,


What Are The Obtainable Treatment Options

A treatment centre may employ multiple therapeutic approaches depending on the inclination of the patient. Relying on the therapy centre, these may contain:

  • Biofeedback And Neurofeedback
  • The muscle state, heartbeat and blood pressure are examined with technology used by the addiction counsellor on patients.
  • 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.
  • Over the use of CBT, a counsellor can assist patients to recognize triggers that cause drug or alcohol use and then replace those reactions with healthy ones.
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • One of the qualities that an addict needs is the courage and inner strength to cope with challenging conditions, this can be achieved if the addict is treated with DBT.
  • 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
  • Focusing on specific addiction treatment identifies trigger points, to take control of stress reactions through deep relaxation techniques.
  • What triggers the addiction can be understood by making the addict relax, that's what these plans are all about.
  • Holistic Therapies
  • Additionally to the traditional therapy ways, holistic therapy support patients use introspection and understand coping skills.
  • 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.
  • Art therapy, yoga and equine therapy are some types of treatment measures that can be utilized in drug abuse cases.

High quality treatment centres provide additional types of therapies which treat the whole problem, with the end result in guiding the patient into a lasting recovery.


Is Addiction Counselling Necessary For Me

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.