Here at Hope, we use a combination of therapies to help you find the answers and solutions you’re looking for. Counselling enhances your awareness by exploring your intellectual and emotional processes. Counselling identifies where the dysfunctional behaviour originated and looks for ways to correct it.
Our unique client workbook has been designed and written by Simon Mott and members of the counselling team. It combines the very best in modern cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) with the tried and tested 12-Step Addiction Recovery model. In addition to the twice daily group therapy sessions, when you come to Hope rehab, you will have two personal (known as ‘one-on-one’) sessions with your allocated counsellor per week.
In addition to taking you through the program and assignments laid out in the workbook, the counsellor will teach you how to use psychological tools, such as CBT. This will help you identify your feelings, negative self-talk, and core beliefs, as well as current and historical issues which will aid you to prevent relapse. Experience and empirical evidence have demonstrated that clients graduating from the Hope Rehab treatment program with a clear understanding of the true nature of addiction and a visual recovery and relapse prevention plan – both on paper and firmly imprinted in their brain – have every possibility of moving on to lead happy and fulfilling lives without fear of returning to active addiction or alcoholism.
Benefits of Counselling
Opportunity to talk about private issues
Learn how to talk honestly
Lack of judgement
Identify your goals
New perspective on your issues
Learn how to cope
Grow and mature emotionally
Check in and update
These individual counselling sessions will help you establish the habit of talking to somebody regularly and honestly about your problems and concerns instead of using alcohol or drugs to try and ‘medicate’ those problems. This is an important tool for survival after you leave rehab. As counsellors, we are here to listen to you, to support you, and to encourage you.