Addictions/illnesses treated: Alcohol, drugs, prescription drugs, gambling, shopping, sex and love, gaming and computer, co-dependency, food and eating disorders, dual diagnosis.
Accommodation: There are 52 individual en-suite rooms with TV and telephone. Communal areas are designed for comfort and relaxation and decorated to a high standard.
Ethos: Helping clients take control of their lives and achieve their maximum potential.
Treatment: The programme is based on the 12 step abstinence model, and also incorporates cognitive behavioural therapy, individual and group counselling and therapy, educational workshops and family support programmes. Holistic therapies are offered.
Staff: The programme is led by a consultant psychiatrist who is supported by nursing staff, counsellors and therapists.
Location and Profile
This centre is located in North London. This rehab has a good reputation for helping those individuals who are dealing with addiction. The clinic has been open since 1986, and the facility has been accredited for excellence (AMIS) at level 1 for their mental health services. The centre offers comfortable accommodation to residents during their stay.
- Sex addiction
- Gambling addiction
- Dual diagnosis
- Adolescents with addictions
- Eating disorders (including anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating)
It is the goal of the staff members at the centre to help the individual come to terms with their addiction problems, and then empower them to overcome this behaviour. Each client is seen as having their own unique story and requirements. The goal is to treat the person and not just their symptoms. The team know they have done a good job when the client is ready and able to take charge of their own recovery.
The centre puts an emphasis on providing quality accommodation for their residents because they understand how important this is to the final result. If the client is not comfortable in the environment, they will struggle to get the most out of the program. This is why each client gets their own room with en suite facilities. They will also have their own TV and landline phone – clients are also permitted to use their mobile phones. This facility is regulated by the Care Quality Commission to make sure that high standards are maintained at all times. The centre is a grade 2 building, and it is surrounded by landscaped gardens. Residents also get to make use of shared rooms which are nicely furnished and designed to be comfortable.
The Treatment Team
The treatment team is built around the needs of the client. One of the benefits of the centre is that all their treatment teams are led by a consultant psychiatrist. Other members of the team include; nursing staff, therapists, holistic therapy practitioners, counsellors, and support staff. The client is a key member of the team.
The Treatment Program
The exact treatment program offered by the clinic will depend on the needs of the client. The treatment modalities that are most commonly used include 12 step work and cognitive behavioural therapy. The team will also offer holistic treatments such as mindfulness meditation as part of the program.
Best Suited For
The aim of the program at the clinic is to empower the individual to take charge of their own recovery. This means that it will be best suited to those individuals who are ready to take on this responsibility. One of the advantages of this facility is that it can manage clients who are dealing with complex conditions (e.g. dual diagnosis). They will also be able to offer treatment to adolescents.
- Disabled Access
- The clinic offers:
- Wheelchair access
- Disabled WC
- Disabled parking