Addiction Counselling

Addiction Counselling

Addiction counselling can prove very effective and helpful in overcoming alcoholism, drug addiction and or a process addiction (an activity or behavioural addiction: ie eating disorders, gambling, gaming, codependency, sex and love)

Counselling is a very flexible form of addiction treatment. A qualified addiction Counsellor can help to unearth the root causes of your addiction and heal them. They can also assist in changing the mindset that accompanies addiction.

Addiction is a disease of the brain and is centred on the individual's neural pathways and thinking; this then manifests in compulsive and destructive behaviours of which they have little or no control.

Counselling can make a huge difference to anyone. There is certainly evidence to suggest that anyone and everyone can benefit from counselling whether they are an addict or not.

Types of Counselling That Treat Addiction

There are many different approaches to counselling treatment options available. An addiction counsellor will usually use a number of approaches for optimum effect over a course of counselling sessions.

Common types of counselling used to effectively treat alcohol and drug abuse or addiction include:

  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) - The emphasis is on inducing a cognitive change in the person's thought processing through using the power of challenging and suggestion.
  • DBT( Dialectical Behavioural Therapy) - The emphasis is on building a strong therapeutic working relationship with the counsellor so that a very personalised and in-depth approach can be used in addressing behaviour.
  • Integrated Counselling Therapy - This is where a psychologist or counsellor qualified in psychologically, will integrate both counselling and psychotherapeutic approaches for maximum effect
  • Person-Centred Counselling - Person-centred counselling focuses on healing the individual as a whole person and not just one singular aspect, i.e addiction.

Sober Guides Counselling Services For Addiction and Substance Misuse

Sober Guide only offers professional counselling, provided by fully qualified BACP registered Counsellors, specialising in the treatment of alcohol, drug and behavioural addiction and substance misuse. We also offer counselling for families that are affected by a loved one's addiction.

Counselling treats a wide range of substance and behavioural problems; it also treats those suffering from dual diagnosis illnesses such as anxiety, depression, borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

The counselling services that we offer are of exceptional quality. We can provide counselling in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. We can also provide counselling services overseas.

Professional Addiction Counselling

Each addiction counselling programme is designed to address each individuals personal treatment needs and is very person-centred, incorporating all the various types of counselling that successfully treat addiction and dual diagnosis.

Counselling is most effective face to face but we also offer Skype counselling and telephone counselling for those that require more flexibility or feel uncomfortable leaving the safety of their home.

Please contact us today for a free assessment of your private counselling treatment needs.

Sober guide can arrange a professional counsellor to start working with you or a family member straight away, taking into account your needs and preferences.