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Counsellors For Dependency

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. People who had recovered or are currently battling addiction knows how difficult this predicament is. Depending on the severity of the abuse, drug dependents are highly recommended to seek professional help.

Get in touch with us on 0800 246 1509 for the necessary assistance to assist you to get the right rehab centre where you can receive useful professional advice.


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


A counsellor establishes a therapeutic alliance with the patient to help him achieve the ultimate goal of sobriety. To aid your wellness and soberness, you are allowed to choose from the many obtainable treatment options that will serve you.

Roles Of An Addiction Counsellor

Counsellors collaborate with the patients in order to educate, support and hold the latter accountable for his past and future actions.


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

A group meeting that will involve your family members and other patients can be organized by your therapist.

Group sessions are venues where both the patient and the family or loved ones are educated about contributing factors to addiction. The addict now has a platform to base his recovery the moment he identifies what triggered the addiction.


The functions of the counsellor are:

  • Provide patients who are under medical care with moral aid to facilitate their recovery.
  • Carry out on one to one therapy assessment sessions to identify cause of addiction.
  • Periodic drug testing.
  • To develop a specific treatment plan for individual needs of users.
  • Based on the care available to you a aftercare program will be created.

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Qualities Of A Professional Addiction Adviser

Developing specialized programs that will meet the basic needs of each addict is his responsibility. A good listener and professional in dealing with the patient.

One of the significant and most important aspect of the meeting between the advisor and patient, is the first stage, this should be the best time for the adviser to establish a good relationship with the victim.

Over a counsellor's compassion (a lot are previous addicts) and tolerance, they develop a protected atmosphere for the user to simply interact. The degree of openness allows the counsellor to learn the contributing factors of the addiction and other latent issues. These information are crucial in providing the best approach to managing and designing the recovery plan for the patient.


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.


Types Of Therapy Accessible

When advising addicts alone is not sufficient, other healing programs are available to support whatever advice is given to the addict. Nature of facility determining type of treatment include:

  • 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)
  • DBT is used to take care of individuals with two-fold diagnosis and one of the fundamental goals is to assist patients in gaining determination and coping competences to deal with circumstances in healthy methods.
  • 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 Mindfulness
  • These therapeutic approaches focus on conscious and subconscious manipulation and change often involving relaxation mastery.
  • The secret behind this treatment program is to relax individual state of mind to identify drug craving behaviour patterns and treat addiction dependency from its root and not from the symptoms.
  • 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 of these treatment plans.

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.


Why Do I Need Dependency Therapy

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

Actually, minority of people like the method of talking over and revealing long held agony and trauma, however, without doing the work fundamentally to divide the underlying problem that can be driving habit-forming manner, sobriety will probably be temporary.