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A number of therapy interventions are aimed at equipping addicts with relevant information on the origin of your addiction also provide counselling sessions geared towards suitable recovery program of choice. No one understands your drug or alcohol addiction, is a time tested truth the addicted knows. When addict recognises that cannot control the addiction alone, looking for the help of a specialist addiction counsellor.

Contact us on 0800 246 1509 in case you need assistance to find a therapy program that offers addiction counselling services that are perfect for you.


Counsellors are an essential part of addiction treatment and their function and involvement in the therapy procedure is partly responsible to recovery.


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. You can enjoy full benefits from arrange of drug addiction treatment interventions that allow you to stay focused on recovery program with support and physicians prescribed medication.

What Does An Addiction Therapist Do

To obtain assistance in recognizing possible stimulants and how to develop periodic schemes for your recovery, you will quickly remember how you suddenly turned to an addict with the help of your therapist.


The therapist role is very essential in treating admitted and nonadmitted patients whether as a set or one-on-one form.

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

The possible contribution of family members through an unhealthy attachment may come up during such a group session. The patient is expected to begin with other future arrangements that are linked with the check-up plan, once the main health problem has been discovered.


The functions of the counsellor are:

  • Offering unbiased help for individuals undertaking a therapy program.
  • individual counselling sessions with the aim of identifying the root cause of the addiction.
  • The addict is tested for drug use from time to time.
  • Specialised treatment plans formed from individual needs.
  • Based on the care available to you a aftercare program will be created.

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Qualities Of An Effective Dependency Counsellor

Developing specialized programs that will meet the basic needs of each addict is his responsibility. Being a good listener and having a general behaviour of empathy are some qualities that your counsellor should have.

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. This will assist the counsellor recognize the fundamental problems that can be driving the habit-forming behaviour. This section of the treatment is important since, without diagnosing the latent issue, a durable recovery is not probable.


Treatment and analysis can be conducted by any professional addiction adviser. The determination a of a therapist to ensure that addicts are helped to overcome their addiction permanently is the best attribute a counsellor must possess.


What Types Of Therapy Are Available

There is a range of therapies made as an addition to the usual addiction counselling sessions. Based on the therapy facilities, we have;

  • Biofeedback And Neurofeedback
  • Modern drug addiction treatment shows brain activity to monitor the level of muscle tension, blood pressure and heart beat.
  • 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)
  • This allows the patient to be aware of his or her thoughts and actions that lead to certain behaviours.
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Focusing on specific addiction treatment identifies trigger points, to take control of stress reactions through deep relaxation techniques.
  • 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
  • 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.

In order to treat the complete issue, good addiction therapy centres offer a range of extra kinds of treatments with the latest aim being leading the patient to a lasting recuperation.


Why You Need Addiction Counselling

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.