At Addiction Helper we are able to offer Counselling sessions with a qualified BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) registered Counsellor. All of our Counsellors have previous experience in treating addictions and in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). We can also ensure that our counsellors meet with additional treatment needs that you may have, such as anxiety, bereavement, relationships or trauma.
Addiction Helpers counselling service is offered in blocks of 10 sessions. This is the minimum requirement to engage with one of our Counsellors. The Counsellor will discuss with you at the first session, what you can expect from the sessions and help you to set some realistic goals to achieve. Sessions are usually held on a once weekly basis, but there is scope for this to be adjusted to meet with your individual treatment needs and other commitments. Addiction Helper ensures that you are happy with your counsellor and if there is a problem then it will be promptly addressed. At the end of your block of sessions, you and the counsellor may discuss extending the sessions further if there are still treatment needs that need to be addressed. In any event we will oversee the whole service delivered, to ensure that you are happy with the progress being made.
When Is Counselling Appropriate?
The aim of counselling is to help you to explore in a safe environment, the issues that are underpinning your addiction and to help you move forward. It is not the Counsellors job to provide you with answers, but to help you find your own answers and to challenge negative or unhelpful thought processes. Counselling is most appropriate for someone who has managed to stop the substance or process that they are addicted to, and to help find ways of staying abstinent and preventing relapse.
When is Counselling Not Appropriate?
Counselling is not appropriate for someone requiring a medical detox. In order for psychosocial interventions to be of maximum benefit, the physical addiction must first be removed. If you attend the sessions whilst intoxicated, it is likely that they will serve little or no purpose at all.
How Do I Know if the Counsellor Chosen is Right for Me?
Addiction Helper will carry out a thorough telephone assessment before carefully selecting a counsellor to deliver your treatment. We will also endeavour to find a counsellor that is local to you, usually within a 20 mile radius of where you live that also matches with your individual treatment needs and requirements. If for any reason you are unhappy or uncomfortable with the counsellor chosen for you, we will do our best to remedy this by providing you with an alternative Counsellor.
How Long Do I Have to Wait for My Counselling Sessions to Begin?
Once a treatment plan has been agreed and payment taken, we will usually contact you within 7 days with the details of your counsellor. Sessions can then commence immediately. There are no lengthy waiting lists as we appreciate that your need for counselling is urgent.
For more information on Addiction Helpers Counselling Services and the fees involved, please call our helpline for a free telephone assessment with one of our Addiction Treatment Counsellors.