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Counsellors For Addiction

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. 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. Recovering patients have access to several treatment options enable to gradually improve and beat addiction.

Roles Of An Addiction Counsellor

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.

In addition, addiction counsellors will administrate group therapy sessions that frequently include family members or other people in addiction treatment.

The possible contribution of family members through an unhealthy attachment may come up during such a group session. The patient can start making meaningful post-treatment programs once these dysfunctions are recognized.


Counsellor's Responsibilities

  • Educates and supports the patient throughout the recovery.
  • Carry out on one to one therapy assessment sessions to identify cause of addiction.
  • Conduct impromptu drug tests.
  • Established a specific program for therapy based on your individual requirements.
  • Contribute in collecting significant information on drug addiction treatment approach in an area.

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Qualities Of A Good Dependency Counsellor

Developing specialized programs that will meet the basic needs of each addict is his responsibility. Advisers must exercise some form of sentiments and should be keen to hear from his/her patient.

Having trust in each other is an important ingredient that will lead to the success of the program, and that is the objective of first discussion with the counsellor.

Most counsellors are former addicts; this is a huge advantage to create a common ground of understanding between the patient and counsellor. This helps the counsellor to identify underlying issues which may be responsible for the addictive behaviour. Getting to the root of the problem is very important to the success of the program.


Additionally, a great therapist will be capable to identify and treat each co-occurring psychological health conditions. Completely recovery is what any good advisor should be interested in, this is the most vital attribute of a good therapist.


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. Some of these healing programs are:

  • 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)
  • This leverages the connection between what we think and what we do, making CBT a very potent weapon in overcoming dependence on a drug and social anxiety disorder.
  • 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)
  • Those suffering two different type of illness are treated with DBT, and one of its major functions is to restore the courage of the patient and grant the victim strength to withstand tough health challenges.
  • 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.
  • The patient is taught to direct themselves into a state of calmness or tranquillity and uses visualization or meditation to manage the stressors.
  • Holistic therapies
  • Thorough treatment program enable patients to conduct self-examination by themselves thereby understanding how to adapt with their situation, regarding the traditional therapy measure.
  • This therapy also enables patients to freely manifest their undisclosed thoughts and feel at ease while sharing them.
  • If you're looking for different holistic therapy techniques for addiction treatment, identify a suitable form from yoga, art, equine therapy.

Well-known rehab centres offer supplemental therapies to patients in order to effectively manage their way to full recovery.


Is Addiction Counselling Necessary For Me

As a patient, you may not feel at ease in sharing your shame and other embarrassing thoughts and experiences to a stranger.

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.