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Western Counselling - England

Whitecross House 18 Whitecross Road
England
Somerset
Weston Super Mare
BS23 1EW
01934 627600

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Centre Description

Do you think that you might have a drug, alcohol or gambling problem or maybe eating disorder? Or maybe you are concerned about a family member or friend?

At Western Counselling, our whole treatment process is focused on caring for you as an individual. You are given one to one counselling and support from dedicated staff for the duration of your stay and beyond.

Treatment is specifically designed to meet your needs and is provided in a safe, secure and mutually supportive environment to give you the best possible chance of successful long term recovery.

It is important to remember that we have to break some bad habits before we can add new habits.

We all have a mind and a will. We can all think and choose, and we can do virtually anything we want to if we set our minds to it. We all have the “freedom to choose” and Western Counselling are here to help with that choice.

About Western Counselling

Situated in the seaside town of Weston super Mare, Western Counselling was established in 1984 exclusively to treat addictive disorders. Using the traditional 12 Step methodology it is internationally renowned for its structured, abstinence based programmes of care.

Registered with CSCI (Commission for Social Care Inspectorate) for male and female clients aged 17-64yrs, Western Counselling is an active member of EATA (European Association for the Treatment of Addiction) and we are working towards accreditation with them, in addition to being externally audited and found to be compliant with QuADS (Quality in Alcohol and Drugs Services) and IiP (Investors in People) accredited. Currently we are also looking at accreditation with the local CSDAT/new North Somerset scheme. The quality of service provided is important and we aim to keep a high standard to comply with all national requirements and guidelines.

What we do

What we do and the treatment we provide

The programme of care is challenging and boundaried with emphasis placed on personal integrity and honesty from which to build the foundations for long term recovery from addiction.
Clients are treated from all over the world. Referrals are required to undertake as assessment prior to admission which explores social history, addiction, medical, psychiatric and forensic history.

The assessment takes approximately thirty to forty minutes and can be undertaken by telephone or in person if a visit is arranged. An admission care plan is then compiled and used as the basis for initial consultation, this is updated within the first four weeks of treatment by the individual's counsellor and subsequently reviewed four weekly, throughout treatment.

All referrals undertake a medical assessment on admission, with our doctors who prescribe as necessary. Medicated withdrawals are available for those clients using substances prior to their admission.

Helping you to decide

Surely, someone would know if they have a problem?

Not so. In fact, the majority of people (especially young adults) who meet the diagnostic criteria for alcohol, drug abuse, eating disorders or dependency issues are honestly unaware of it. They may readily admit for example that their use of alcohol or drugs, or maybe their gambling causes a few difficulties now and then, but they remain essentially blind to the nature and significance of the problem.

Having an issue with addiction is not unusual and you are not alone, at Western Counselling you will be guided through the tools necessary to address your problems, resulting in you having choices again in your life.

Remember that if you put the skills you have learnt living with addiction into your life clean, sober and in control, you can make whatever choices you want in your future life. Maybe you are keen on music? Maybe you always dreamed of being a teacher? You fancy being self employed making your own decisions about your future? Your life can be what you’ve always dreamed, providing you make that first step to help yourself.

So how do you know for sure? The first step is to take an honest look at your situation or the situation of the person you are concerned about. How do you think it compares to 'accepted behaviour'. Have you or they progressed to the point at which it needs to be addressed?

Symptoms of Alcohol Abuse & Dependence

Take a look at the following symptoms and ask yourself honestly, "Do some of these apply to me?"

Please keep in mind that very few people have them all

1. My drinking sometimes causes problems.
2. I sometimes set limits on the amount I will drink and then exceed those limits.
3. I sometimes make promises to myself or someone else about drinking and then break those promises.
4. I sometimes lie about or try to hide the frequency and/or amount of my drinking.
5. I sometimes forget or deny things that happen when I was intoxicated.
6. I sometimes behave very differently when intoxicated than when sober, almost as if I'm a different person.
7. I sometimes tend to avoid social functions at which alcohol may not be available.
8. I've embarrassed, angered, or frightened other people when I was drunk.
9. I have a very high tolerance - that is, I can drink a lot without acting or feeling highly intoxicated.
10. I sometimes feel guilty, embarrassed, or remorseful about things I said or did while intoxicated. I occasionally drink in the morning or early in the day to treat a hangover or to avoid the shakes.

How many "yes" answers do you need to diagnosis a problem? It depends. If you answered "yes" to one or more, then it may be worth taking a closer look.

Symptoms of Drug Abuse & Dependence

Take a look at the following symptoms and ask yourself honestly, "Do some of these apply to me?"

Keep in mind that almost no one has them all.

1. My drug use sometimes causes problems.
2. I sometimes set limits on the amount I will (use) and then exceed those limits.
3. I sometimes make promises to myself or someone else about using and then break those promises.
4. I sometimes lie about or try to hide the frequency and/or amount of my using.
5. I sometimes forget or deny things that happen when I have used.
6. I sometimes behave very differently when I'm using than when clean, almost as if I'm a different person.
7. I sometimes tend to avoid social functions at which drugs may not be available.
8. I've embarrassed, angered, or frightened other people when I was high.
9. I have a very high tolerance - that is, I can use a lot without acting or feeling the effect.
10. I sometimes feel guilty, embarrassed, or remorseful about things I said or did while high.
11. I occasionally use in the morning or early in the day to treat a hangover or to avoid withdrawal symptoms.
12. I have missed work and/or college because of my using.

How many "yes" answers do you need to diagnosis a problem? It depends. If you answered "yes" to one or more, then it may be worth taking a closer look.

For further details regarding the treatment programme, funding costs etc please contact the Admissions Dept by following the above Website button.

You can also contact Western Counselling direct by using the above email button