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...
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...
Who are we to judge?

Who are we to judge?

He who casts the first stone…. and all that.  Those of you who’ve read this blog before will know how frustrated I get about stigma and discrimination regarding addicts, alcoholics, addiction, actually I hate Discrimination against anyone, but vulnerable people...
The Secret to Long-Term Recovery From Addiction

The Secret to Long-Term Recovery From Addiction

Last week I was fortunate enough to spend two days at UKESAD (an international conference on alcohol and drugs), a forum which flows with lively debate with academics, clinicians and professionals working in the field of addiction. What I really loved about this...
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...