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Great start to recovery
I’ve had 5 detoxes for alcohol, 3 of which have been in this year, my fifth being at Cassiobury Court, which was also my first rehab experience.
I can’t praise the place enough. Each day was well-structured and I learnt so much from all the speakers, especially Seth and Oli. I felt my mind was really opening to a different way of thinking which I’ve managed to maintain since I left although it is only a few days! We were gently encouraged to work hard but at the same time we were given the freedom to make those decisions for ourselves, it wasn’t a boot camp, which I would have hated. Everybody there did work hard and I was fortunate to be there with an amazing group of people who bonded, laughed, talked and all shared the desire to recover.
My key worker Rebecca really knows her stuff! I appreciated the straight talks we had, the honesty and openness about how awful things can get and the madness that surrounds alcoholism. one-to-one sessions with therapist Laura were very eye-opening and informative and Dan, another key worker there, is such a lovely guy! Really approachable and present.
I can’t submit this review without mentioning Alan (not sure if I’ve got the right spelling of Alan as I never saw it written down) the chef. Not only does he make the most wonderful spread of food for every meal, he is so kind and friendly and will go the extra mile to make something different if you don’t fancy or can’t eat what’s on the menu. He also showed a remarkable act of kindness to my daughter who had brought me in; she and I will never forget that. I found all the Cassiobury Court staff to be lovely like that – real people who understand what we’re going through and genuinely do their best.
Although I don’t have other rehab experiences to compare to, I can’t imagine being anywhere better than Cassiobury Court if you need medical detox, information and support in recovering from your addiction and the opportunity to get away from whatever life situation you are in to stop and think about yourself and your recovery.
Thank you CC for all the help!
I just completed a 28 days alcohol rehab at Cassiobury Court. I stumbled in a complete drunken mess and left a completely different and happier person. The staff are all excellent; kind, knowledgeable, caring and diligent and I lucked out with the group there at the same time as I, who were, to the man (and woman!) fantastic; supportive, caring, generous and complete lunatics (in a good way).
I believe I have been given the best opportunity to turn my life around and I look forward to the future now with excitement and without fear. I wish everyone in my group the very best of luck on their journeys. You guys made it so much easier to change. I thank all the staff for their teachings, advice, kindness and support. You are all awesome. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
I am now feeling the best I have for years
3 months since I went into cassio i was a mess they really help me giving the tools for me to work with I’m 64 could not see life without a drink here I am now feeling the best I have for years with no intention of picking up still a long Rd but with what they gave me and now going on with aa I’m going to make it thanks to staff without them I would probably be dead now thankyou all
I can’t recommend Cassiobury Court more highly
I have been a client in Cassiobury from the 25th of November 2021 to the 23rd of December 2021 experiencing countless benefits during my 28 days stay in this particular establishment. This was the first time (hopefully the last one) that I committed myself to an in-house rehabilitation program, free of temptations that kept me on track and extremely motivated.
I have walked through the gates feeling lost, nothing to look forward to after 37 years of abuse, with just a few cleaned/sober gaps in between. Cassiobury Court changed my life, I was only supposed to stay for 3 weeks but extended my stay to 4.
Below are some of the compassionate and non-judgemental workers that cared and supported me back to the real myself, making my lifetime recovery come true:
Primary Doctor – Lapa
Manager – Raffa
Deputy Managers – Jane and Alison
Admin Officer – Laura
Housekeeping Manager – Sam and her precious Assistants
Health Care – Gary all-around worker and Acudetox
Health Care Assistants – Jackie
Nurse – Clifford
Recovery Workers – Dan, Rebecca, Martin, Leanne, Gerard, Steve, Jesina
Laura, Seth, Oliver: Therapists
Night Recovery Workers – Rita, Andy, Esther, Wisdom
Head Chef – Alan
Kitchen Porter – Steve
Maintenance – Paul and Anthony
I also wish to mention the Agency Workers for their input and commitments, my apologies to all the other staff I haven’t mentioned.
In this establishment there is no rest day as such as the programs/sessions run from mornings to evenings. This a passionate and relaxed treatment centre where social interactions with other clients are positively encouraged.
Cassiobury Court takes the view that we all have to take responsibility for our own recovery with excellent guidance. Attendance at group sessions and completion of assignments is also encouraged but there are no repercussions or enforcement action if a client chose not to do so.
Rest is also valued, I have noticed that a handful of clients hardly ever attended groups and a large number didn’t attend every session, but I didn’t find this a distraction or disruption. It was very reassuring and made me feel at ease to know that if I didn’t feel in the right frame of mind, I could retreat to my room and rest, without fear of a knock on the door, ordering me into group.
The commitment to helping everyone is nothing short of inspirational which shines through in everything aspects of my stay and all staff are living proof that it is possible to recover and get well enjoying a happy life free from active addiction.
So, if you or someone you know really wants to get clean and sober, I can’t recommend Cassiobury Court more highly. These people really want to help if you want it badly enough and they will do all that’s in their power to get you there. THANK YOU ALL!…
After everything that has happened it wouldn’t have been healthy emotionally, mentally or physically to go back to my life as I knew it.
The bootcamp has given me such a BOOST and restarted my fitness journey and it’s thanks to them that I have now completely changed my future!
I’ve enrolled onto a PT course, levels 1-3 including level 4 nutrition and a mental health module!
I’m beyond amazed at what life has to offer and I’m so excited about the future!
Dark to Light
Spent 28 days with the great team at Cass Court (Everyone can’t do enough for you – everyone). I cannot thank them all enough for bringing me back from the brink. I arrived sure I was not ill and that it was a total mistake. However, I was terrified, ashamed, full of guilt and basically totally broken.
They patiently wait for me to detox and then I jumped in with both feet. They could could see I was trying so helped me a every step of the way.
However, here I stand on the edge of leaving with great excitement and confidence that I am a better person. The team have been so supportive in uncovering some areas of growth and I know full well that this is journey.
I am determined to succeed with the support of Cass Court, the various fellowships and my family. I hope they see a better person when I get out home (Apart from my hair – after crappie haircut with a beard trimmer delivered by one of my peers).
I have made some truly awesome friends that truly know all my demons and I there’s – they will be my rock in days, weeks, months and years to come.
This is warm and lovely place if you are committed to changing your life. You’ll struggle to find anywhere better.
If you are a loved one or friend you are handing your precious cargo into very safe hands. They will him/her and thorough MOT and you’ll get a better cargo returned that will be treated with respect and as humans.
Thank you lovely Cass team – I owe you one.
The journey has been the most valuable experience of my life
I entered Canterbury Court (CC) initially for a 10-day Detox with the intention to stay until my alcohol withdrawal symptoms had improved hence looking to leave within 4-5 days from admission. On the day when I checked I had woke feeling very unwell, mostly due to my lifestyle and I had completely lost any interest in food and was in a lot of pain both physically and emotionally. Looking back at the last 18 months my life had become unmanageable, having lost a well-paid job and also being involved in a motor trafficking incident. During the morning I had made a conscious decision to check into Rehab as I could not continue any further. I called CC and spoke to Tina at admissions, she was very helpful and considerate.
After the first ten days my stress levels reduced and due to this, I extended my stay by a further 7 days and eventually 28 days. Having visited the NHS on one occasion I was not aware I was suffering from the disease of addiction. CC programme and daily routine ensured I was able to feel like my old self again and this really gave me the opportunity to understand my behaviours surrounding the disease. The staff and management team were very caring and non-judgemental in their professional approach coupled with honest discussions with my piers I was able to really understand my disease which came as a huge relief regarding my past behaviour. The seminars are taken by trained professionals who deeply understand the disease of addiction.
The journey has been the most valuable experience of my life. I would encourage anyone who believes their life has become unmanageable due to alcohol or drug intoxication to take part in a 28 programme. The disease of addiction can be very lonely however it does not always have to be this way. CC has saved my life and given me the confidence to accept my past and approach the future with clarity and confidence.
Cassiobury Court is a quaint and tranquil rehab clinic which gives life back in to the word sobriety.
This beautiful grade two listed building offers peace and serenity for everyone who seemed to have lost their soul.
I returned to Cassiobury court as a broken woman. I felt empty, lonely and ashamed for my addiction.
I have relapsed numerous times and never quite understood why.
Cassiobury court taught me that there is hope that but identifying my bad habits/patterns of behaviours and understanding new thinking processes I can begin to rebuild my life back up again.
It has taught me numerous tools, coping skills, to change my bad habits and thought processes through mind meditation, physically and spiritual.
Understanding balance for a healthy life. I have spent many years playing the character of an addict, getting confused with who I really am, what do I enjoy, what is important to me.
I have learnt to love myself once more and with the “ tools of life “ Cassiobury court has carried me through the darkest times of detox and early recovery.
When my world was so dark, and there was no joy in the mist. A Terrifying gloomy place.
Cassiobury court showed me the light, given me my soul back, a belief in myself and the building blocks for change. I have been offered gifts of hope, support, kindness and knowledge. Wisdom to change and the choice for my future. Now the world is so bright, and I’ve grown as a person.
I have been given a chance to listen with my ears and the tools to open my eyes to such beauty that can only be seen in recovery!
Recovered physical mechanics and majority of mental alertness.
Treated as a human!
Humour and communication made sessions interesting and useful.
Relative freedom on the circumstances.
Nice to be treated as an equal.
I was lucky to be in a good group where everyone got on and helped each other. No one I disliked. I hope likewise from them.
Staff right down to the cleaning and catering staff friendly, cheerful and helpful.
I have managed to find my old self. The one that I used to like and now have back.
I have come to realise that I have the confidence to succeed.
I have managed to like myself again. I have realised that I was damaging my relationship with my wife. I have now apologised and promised to gain my self respect, and love and treat her as she deserves. She has never failed to support me.
I am beginning to like myself and this will continue. I am looking forward to my new life with the lady I love and grateful that she still loves me.
Arvi taught me so much during my time here. He always went the extra mile and was a vital part of my recovery journey.
Diane & Lori were also of great support, and felt like surrogate mother and sister to me.
Sally’s food was superior to Tommy’s, but it was cold due to no use of bain marie. Paul’s was also nice and Arvis.
Sam went the extra mile for me. One day when I was upset she came and chatted with me. She was also prepared to carry out extra laundry duties as required.
I enjoyed my counselling session with Laura as she had a calming presence. Dr Iqbal was efficient and reassuring. Arvi’s 1 to 1 sessions were also beneficial.
Night staff were kind, patient. Always happy to serve toasties and juice and also made me feel safe and secure.
Extra thanks to Arvi for everything.
Many thanks to Gary for comforting me during my night terrors.
There’s not enough words to say how grateful I am for taking me back.
By making the decision to remove myself and ask for help saved my life. I have been in many rehabs but this time i was honest and got the help and advice i really needed.
There is not one therapist or member of staff I felt i couldn’t approach at any time of day or night.
I hope one day I can come back and share my story to help others.
Very helpful staff at all times.
Have learned so much during the stay as to the disease / illness of alcohol and how it is progressive and one way.
Insanity, Death or recovery.
The shared group’s and listening to the experiences of everyone has been inspirational and eye opening. The fact that we are powerless over our addictions, and the knowledge of a power that is outside of ourselves is the only way.
The need of regular meetings and keeping close to a sponsor is critical.
I have massively benefited from the variety of groups and the 1 to 1 counselling.
All the staff have been amazing and non-judgemental upon my return to Cassiobury.
I have learned more in the past two weeks than any previous visit (down to my own will and surrender)
I will be back for a chair in 60 days.
Lots of love
It was disappointing that I relapsed, But there was no hesitations to call and come back to Cassiobury Court.
Same staff, same open arms, caring, kind & loving. Safe.
When I write my guide to the best rehabs in the country you are at the top of the list.
Every member of staff 12/10
I will send you updates and come back to share in 12 months sober.
Love you all.
My stay here has been one of the hardest, beneficial and rewarding experiences of my life.
In all honest, it saved my life. Not only that but it also made me realise that I had a serious illness and until I could accept that, then I wouldn’t t get better.
I benefited from all of the group sessions but I think I gained the most from the morning hope group and the evening reflections group. I found these two groups very important because we could all share how we were feeling in a safe and comfortable environment.
I also began to find out who i really was which is something that I’d be very confused about for a number of years.
Finally the treatment gave me hope and confidence that addiction of any kind can be treated, and recovery is possible.
Walking through those gates was the hardest thing then. Now, walking back though those gates, 28 days later I feel like and I am a much better version of me I am sober. The staff and peers at Cassiobury court have helped and guided me towards a new and exciting path. A journey that leads to a bright sober future, full of love, happiness and and hope. It really is an exciting prospect.
I proved my addiction was controlling me, that I was powerless. Cassiobury court has show me that there is a way out of active addiction and into recovery. I know this path will not always be smooth but they have shown me and helped me learn the tools that I can use and keep with me forever to overcome these bumps.
It was not something I could do alone but it is something we can do together.
The private doctor really helped me out big time. Its took me 2 years to get somewhere with a doctor that will listen to you. The staff are incredible and I wish I lived closer to this place.
When the groups open on a Saturday I will be driving all the way down from Sheffield and spend a full day here. Thanks to everyone here. The only way is up thanks to you guts. Love from Ben.
Thank you for making me feel comfortable and very well looked after.
Cassiobury court provides a 24 hour care and support. The staff went out of their wat to accommodate my needs.
If you have a desire to be clean and sober, Cassiobury court will give you a solid foundation of knowledge and experience and a chance of a sober recovery.
Detox – To aid withdrawal
Medications – Vitamins and brain restoration effect. Sleeping pattern improved
Company – Combat loneliness, Relaxed atmosphere.
Facilitators – Experienced & knowledgeable, kind, caring, supportive. Understanding as they have been in the same situation.
Quality Staff – Welcoming, friendly. Compliant and helpful kitchen staff.
All of the above, group sessions and learning have helped to keep me confident.
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay.
The staff are lovely and I only had one panic attack which was of my own making.
Jim’s sessions are getting better and he manages his meetings well and sticks to the agenda.
Thanks to Gerrard – The message has finally got through. I now have a sponsor and will do the 12 steps.
Best wishes to all staff for their help and encouragement.
I realised I wanted to live.
The staff have been amazing and have made me realise I can have a life without addiction.
My main benefit – to have a new life. Thank you to all the support and love from every wonderful person in this facility. Thank you
I spent two weeks at Cassiobury court for alcohol addiction. It has been the best decision I have made in a very ling time and I have started the long, hard journey in recovery.
Excellent medical and emotional support was provided during the detox phase of my story.
The residential programme is well designed and structured to allow enough free time for personal reflection and relaxation. The days and some nights are fairly lousy and emotionally taxing with workshops and AA/CA meetings.
Two things I can mention as personal highlights are the daily walks in the beautiful Cassiobury park and the phototherapy workshop. The latter had changed my view on mindfulness completely.
During my stay I completed step 1 of the AA programme. Cassiobury has been instrumental in understanding my addiction as a spiritual, biological and phycological disease. My stay here has equipped me with the tools needed not only to accept this illness but also provided me with hope that I can live a full and happy life in sobriety.
The facility is lovely with a beautiful garden space. The rooms are very comfortable and clean. The laundry service is outstanding. A varied menu of three delicious and healthy meals are served daily. Another highlight once the appetite kicks back in !
but the most important aspect that makes Cassiobury so special is the staff every single member of staff from management the key workers the cleaners kitchen stuff I so incredibly supportive and understanding . most of the staff are recovering addicts themselves. Very kind but tough they are absolutely willing to go the extra mile and they have changed my life God bless Cassiobury.
I found this Cassiobury court on the internet after attending two other rehab centres. This was by far the best!
The staff were outstanding and caring from top to the bottom, brilliant.
Nothing was too much trouble for any of them. It was very much on the AA step programme. The medical team and key workers were superb. Housekeeping and kitchen, very on the ball!
I would thoroughly recommend to any one. They have helped me enormously on my road to sobriety.
I came for a medical assisted detox only. I found staff being supportive and willing to go extra mile to help me go through the hardest time. Overall I am grateful for support I received.
Very satisfied all round. Only minor problem was my rooms not being made up on several occasions.
I’m detoxed and now comfortable, its now down to me to follow the aftercare plan agreed with Jim previously.
Whilst writing I would like to thank all the staff at Cassiobury for their kind care and support.
This time I am determined to do it.
P.s Ill be back for the NAD treatment
I believe I have been well prepared to continue my recovery in the outside world. I have learned a lot from a range of group sessions and now know what to expect from AA, CA, and NA meetings.
The staff were very kind and supportive throughout the emotional roller coaster of rehab.
The facility and staff here provided all the right tools to help me in getting the foundations to a healthy recovery.
I am looking forward to embracing my recovery once out of this gate today, knowing I gave it my all with the help of the staff and other people I worked with on our common goal. To live not exist!
I wish I had found this sort of treatment a few years ago.
How did you benefit from your treatment at Cassiobury court ?
It helped to have a proper detox and to be away from the stresses and complications the outside world brings. I was in such a fragile state of mind that any issues problems or generally anything would make me drink and use.
Being at Cassiobury court and being cut off from the outside world has helped me stay calm and provide a base to move forward. The workshops have helped me understand my disease and illness and provided some tools to assist in my recovery.
All the CA/NA meetings have helped me understand that I’m not alone this is a fellowship of people who are all in the same situation as me. Lastly and by no means least the staff and clientele have really helped I have met some great people and hopefully made friends for life. I would recommend the step one programme.
How did you benefit from your treatment at Cassiobury Court?
The honesty and support of the staff and my peers. The external meetings were especially good well chosen and very open and well wishing. Even when dealing with challenging situations the support staff were attentive and listened however volunteers do need to be supported in their continued sobriety
If a family member friend colleague required some support from the services we offer would you recommend step one recovery ?
Yes but the communication needs to improve and perhaps a more open mind to various criticisms rather than a defensive approach. It has been a bit hectic here the last few days much of which would have been avoided with forward thinking
How did you benefit from your treatment at Cassiobury Court?
Greater understanding of my addiction.
Developing a plan for life without alcohol.
Given the tools to achieve long term sobriety.
Achieving a much better understanding of my disease.
Realisation that im not alone.
Resetting the real me.
Learning to take one day at a time.
Giving me access to some great and mutually supportive new friends.
Seeing others in a far worse condition than I – ” There but for the grace…. Etc ”
Inspired to succeed.
Thank you all
How did you benefit from your treatment at Cassiobury Court?
Taking on board my problem and taking the advice given. Educational.
Support from the fantastic staff
Like minded guests
Cassiobury Court needs a bit of TLC.
This visit has helped my recovery once again.
Please let it be the last time!
Having allowed myself sufficient time I was able to have a good detox and then have plenty of time to learn new tools to help one in my sobriety the staff provided excellent support. As usual the peer support was just as valuable. The whole treatment programme has left me well prepared to face the future.
Treatment and support staff very good at their job and very helpful. The kitchen and housekeeping staff were all very helpful and approachable & good at their job.
I cannot begin to say how grateful I am to Casssiobury Court. I came here after two suicide attempts and an addiction that it had spend most of my adult life. I didn’t even admit that I had an issue let alone want to get sober and clean.
I leave here feeling hopeful about the future which is a feeling that I had not felt in a very long time. The staff here have all been amazing and they have taken so much from my journey here thank you
To all the staff at Cassiobury court, I cannot begin to express how grateful I am to you all. From the person who has no intention of giving up alcohol and coke as I didn’t really have a problem in my humble opinion, who has a huge temper tantrum about being forced in here to the person who is looking forward to the future.
I have learned so much about myself and feel as I have come back to life. I know that the road ahead is going to be tough, frustrating and at times boring but thanks to you all, it is one that I want to take. I hope to see you all again, as my happy sober self.
Again, from the bottom of my heart. Thank you. Sam
Everyone at Cassiobury court have been very supportive with my recovery and I have learnt a lot over the past 14 days. I am taking away some good tools to help me with my addiction. I look forward to seeing the piers at the aftercare service.
I can only tell you my story, I arrived easter bank holiday Monday, a broken man, bewildered man, failing father, useless husband and an embarrassment of a son. Hanging onto my family by the thinest of threads. Having hurt everyone and everything I've ever loved and cherished.
In 25 days Cassiobury, with its caring, passionate and brilliant never patronising staff, with support, but always caring group of peers has change my life forever.
My story was like a rollercoaster, the gates are not locked you are not a prisoner and I did suggest leaving very early on. Only for a supportive hand on my shoulder and a word of wisdom to intervene.
Cassiobury Court has change my life forever which I didn't think or dream was even possible arriving in a shell of a man.
Cassiobury has give me the tools I need to combat this disease and fulfill my dreams which were once broken.
I leave Cassiobury Court this morning a proud and positive man, looking forward to being your father, husband and son.
The most importantly human being.