Goodbye 2013 and Helloooo to 2014….

As we wave a cheery goodbye to 2013, we remember the highlights including our 30yrs celebrations and Recovery Festival in September (another huge thank you to all who took part, supported, and attended) and start to look forward to 2014…. We start on 16th...
A Rant from Westminster

A Rant from Westminster

On Monday 11 March teams from Western Counselling and Lighthouse at Weston loaded a van to travel to Westminster to showcase our work sustaining recovery in Weston super Mare and more exactly the Lighthouse Café. Invited by the Recovery Partnership of which Western...
Recovery Festival II

Recovery Festival II

This week we’re on tour at the Recovery Festival, QEII Conference Centre, London (12-13 March 2013).  Come and see us and the Lighthouse café, brewing delicious coffee, concocting cappuccinos, lattes and macchiatos and serving home baked cakes and cookies for your...
Sustaining Recovery in Weston super Mare

Sustaining Recovery in Weston super Mare

We all know about the power of language and I’m often ranting about how we misuse language in relation to addiction, recovery and abstinence.  Sustaining recovery from drug and/or alcohol use isn’t new, but the words now seem to be EVERYWHERE – the new black? We’ve...
Residential Rehab – Use us or Lose us…

Residential Rehab – Use us or Lose us…

It’s a travesty of modern day Britain that this morning I learnt of another residential treatment provider closing its doors, this time in the North West. It sickens and saddens me that as austerity really starts to bite its our most disadvantaged, stigmatised and...
Alcohol Free Evenings at Lighthouse Cafe

Alcohol Free Evenings at Lighthouse Cafe

You will know from past blogs about Western Counselling’s partnership with Lighthouse Weston – a social action charity working with vulnerable people in Weston super Mare, delivering training, skills and a range of activities. Our clients have participated in the...