Recovering from addiction, abroad.

Recovering from addiction, abroad.

Rehabilitation in Portugal An exciting collaboration between a boutique hotel situated in the tranquil region of the Alentejo, Portugal and an internationally acclaimed UK treatment centre, Western Counselling. The staff team includes a Psychiatrist, Psychologist and...
Western Counselling in Africa.

Western Counselling in Africa.

Western Counselling has been working with The Addictions and Recovery Trust in Harare, Zimbabwe to set up a 12step recovery programme, the first of its kind in Zimbabwe.   Read our other articles about our time in Africa here and here.   The First Step...
Western Counselling in Zimbabwe

Western Counselling in Zimbabwe

Week commencing 09 January 2017.   Read our previous entry.   We’ve arrived in Harare and its raining! Can you believe that? We leave the cold and frozen UK for Africa and its raining!! January is apparently the rainy season, we were warned, however nothing...
The Realities of Family Life After Rehab

The Realities of Family Life After Rehab

Leaving rehab and returning home can be a stressful time for everyone in the family, there will be essential changes that need to be faced. Everyone will be seeking to reflect the changes seen in their loved one who has been on an intense journey of self discovery;...

Are you Colluding and Enabling the Addict?

It’s widely agreed that addiction is a family disease impacting the entire family unit. Without realising family, friends, employers can become enmeshed in the game and without realising collude and even enable the addiction whether it be drugs, alcohol, gambling,...

Family Members: Assisting the transition from rehab to life at home

Easing the transition from residential rehabilitation to home can be tough for the entire family, now they ‘re coming home there will be changes for you all. You’ll be looking to change those old habits and behaviours to meet the changes you see in your loved one....