Alcohol Addiction Counselling

Published by Raffa Bari | Last updated: 19th December 2023


Clinically Reviewed by Dr. Olalekan Otulana (Advanced Practitioner)

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When your mental health is suffering from alcohol addiction, drug addiction, or any substance abuse, the best thing you can do is begin your journey to begin working towards addiction recovery.

This can be a difficult process that requires specialised treatments such as an alcohol detox in a specialised facility for it to be safe. But it is a rewarding process that will give you a better quality of life and massively improve your mental health.

If you wish to find counselling in your local area, Cassiobury court can help you through our network of nationwide rehabilitation centres.

What is Alcohol Addiction Counselling?

Alcohol addiction counselling is simply a form of therapy designed to help you manage and understand your addiction. It can come in many different forms, and which one you will be referred to will depend on certain factors.

As no two people are the same, neither are their experiences with addiction. While some have supportive family members who can play an active role in their addiction recovery, others do not have the same kind of support network.

Alcohol addiction counselling will put your needs and experiences first to receive personalised care best suited towards helping you improve your mental health, deal with addictive behaviours and avoid addictive substances when you are out on your own.

Alcohol addiction counselling gives you the tools and the power to take back control of your life and your alcohol addiction.

Types of Alcohol Addiction Counselling

Different types of alcohol addiction counselling are more suited to some people than others. Part of the journey to addiction recovery is to work with a therapist to understand what form of addiction council best suits you and your specific needs.

When you take part in an alcohol rehab programme, alcohol addiction counselling will play a key role in not only helping you recover through your detox but help sustain long term sobriety.

Group Therapy

Group therapy is the most common and most widely known form of therapy. It has proven successful in helping improve people’s mental health and to deal with the isolating nature of alcohol addiction.

A part of this is intervention, which for many is the start of their recovery journey and should involve a trained intervention specialist.

Group therapy is designed to allow you and others dealing with addiction to work together with a therapist to understand what causes the triggers for your cravings and how to avoid them.

This can be found in a local support group such as alcoholics anonymous, as many consider offering help to others struggling with addiction the final step in the 12 step program.

Motivational Interview

This therapy trains the brain to overcome negative behaviour such as substance abuse through positive reinforcement. It teaches healthy and much safer coping mechanisms to replace their alcohol abuse.

This is a very good option for those with a strong support network. They can continue with the positive motivation once they have completed their alcohol addiction counselling.

Holistic Therapy

Also known as art therapy focuses on mindfulness and free expression as a way to distract from and cope with cravings. It allows people the opportunity to be alone with their thoughts. To dissect their emotions in a safe and judgment-free environment through their chosen medium.

It also helps instil healthy coping mechanisms that can be easily incorporated into everyday life. It can also include equine therapy or music therapy. It is about what will help them relax and open up to themself and their experiences.

Dialectical Behavioural Therapy

This therapy is designed for those with serious mental health issues such as suicidal thoughts. Its main focus is on mindfulness and teaching people how to focus on themselves at the moment.

Many people find the taught coping mechanisms very helpful in their everyday life and are also often used in tandem with cognitive behavioural therapy.

They have to work with a therapist to learn how to avoid or safely deal with their triggers.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

For many people, part of this therapy typically involves a dual diagnosis where a mental illness is diagnosed alongside an alcohol addiction. It can be very beneficial for those dealing with undiagnosed mood disorders such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder or OCD.

It allows them to access support for their mental illness even after finishing their alcohol addiction counselling.

It will teach them how to regulate their emotions to adopt strategies for specific citations.

How Beneficial is Alcohol Addiction Counselling?

Alcohol addiction counselling is a key part of any treatment plan. The recovery process can’t just rely on a detox program to deal with alcohol addiction, drug addiction or sex addiction because the route cause is not being addressed.

In order to take full advantage of the treatment services available and to make real progress with overcoming your alcohol addiction, you need to address your mental health.

Alcohol addiction counselling is very beneficial because, firstly, it helps you see that there is more to addiction than just a bad habit. It is a complex medical condition that exists due to any number of the following factors.

  • Genetics
  • PTSD
  • Childhood exposure
  • Undiagnosed mental illness

It can tackle each factor differently and provide you with the tools you will need to overcome your addiction so that you can live a happy and healthier life.

How to Access Alcohol Addiction Counselling?

The best way to access alcohol addiction counselling is to contact our team. Here we can discuss various options available to you and make recommendations on what will be beneficial to your particular circumstance.

Addiction counselling is a key part of most rehab experiences. It is designed to be as accessible to your needs as possible. You would start with the detox programme to deal with your withdrawal symptoms and then addiction counselling and theory to address your mental health issues.

Why Choose Cassiobury for Addiction Counselling

At Cassiobury, we have years of experience providing high quality and personalised counselling services for those struggling with addiction and mental health issues.

Our fully qualified staff are always available to ensure your safety and comfort during your sessions so that you can focus on yourself and leave the rest to us. Our private services allow you to be our number one priority offering you the best possible care for your recovery journey.

So if you feel the need to reach out and start your rehabilitation, contact our team and we can discuss all possible treatments available to you at your convenience.

Raffa Bari

Raffa Bari - Author Last updated: 19th December 2023

CQC Registered Manager

Raffa manages the day to day caring services here at Cassiobury Court. Dedicated to the treatment and well being of our visitors she is an outstanding mental health coach registered with BAAT (British Association of Art Therapists). Raffa has outstanding experience in managing rehabs across the country and is vastly experienced at helping people recover from drug and alcohol addictions.

Dr. Olalekan Otulana (Advanced Practitioner)

Dr. Olalekan Otulana (Advanced Practitioner) - Medical Reviewer - Last Reviewed: 13th December 2023

Dr. Olalekan Otulana MBChB, DRCOG, MRCGP, DFSRH, FRSPH, MBA (Cantab)

 Dr Otulana is a highly experienced GP and Addiction Physician. He has a specialist interest in Substance Misuse Management and he has a wide range of experience in the assessment, management (including detoxification) and residential rehabilitation of clients with various drug and substance addiction problems.  His main aim is to comprehensively assess patients with addiction problems and determine their treatment needs for medical detoxification treatments and psychological interventions. He is also experienced in managing patients who require dual drug and alcohol detoxification treatments.

A strong healthcare services professional with a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree from Cambridge University Judge Business School.