Horrors of Alcohol

Horrors of Alcohol

Alcohol is no laughing matter Alcohol, legal, sociable and currently the third leading cause of preventable death.   Quite a shocking statistic isn’t it?  Alcohol will kill 1 in 10 Americans aged 20-64 this year and someone somewhere will die every 10 seconds...
Staying sober at Christmas

Staying sober at Christmas

Staying Sober This Christmas and New Year   Christmas is a wonderfully joyful time for many people, it can also induce fear and terror in others. A period when everyone is meant to be happy and perfect creates a pressure that can be hard to fulfil.  The holiday...
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;...