Groups Therapy Options & Outpatient Rehab Programs

Get into recovery where you live

At CHARTER we listen carefully to your needs and tailor a treatment programme accordingly to achieve your goals. This may include any number or combination of the various services we can provide at a pace, and price, you can manage. Thus our treatment programmes are flexible and interact meaningfully with one another to provide the most comprehensive support available that adapts according to your need. This means that it is possible to start treatment on our highly successful flagship Intensive Outpatient Programme (IOP), and complete on a bespoke Aftercare Programme that targets your needs, accommodating your availability due to work commitments for example.

The experienced multi-disciplinary team works cooperatively across the therapeutic programmes and communicates regularly around each client’s care plan and progress in handover meetings, Clinical Coordination and Clinical Supervision.

Group Therapy

Without doubt the most effective way to treat addiction, group therapy fractures isolation and shame through identification and dynamic work. A great source of shared experience, strength and hope, many are initially nervous of attending group therapy, but most report it to be the most beneficial part of their experience with us by far. As well as our Intensive Outpatient Programme, we have a whole series of other groups to support clients after they finish the IOP and or to compliment the IOP. These include Family Group, the Men’s and Women’s Groups and our Focal Groups programme.

12-step groups

We do ask our clients to attend 12-step meetings and to talk in group about what happens when they go there. Some people take to 12-step very easily; some really don’t like the idea of it. We believe attending 12-step meetings can speed up your recovery and provide you with a free, internationally available source of support after you leave the IOP. We insist you try them and if you don’t go on to choose them you have a really good idea of why.

  • Family Group

    A hugely popular group supporting families around addiction and parenting with education and practical and emotional support.

    Tuesday 19.00 – 20.30

  • Women’s Group

    Often the caretakers of the family, many women find themselves ‘running on empty’ as they prioritise others, often neglecting themselves. This is particularly relevant when there is addiction in the family. This group will help you to consider your needs, and your role in relationships as a woman – as a mother, a wife, a sister and a daughter. You will be able to explore   the influences that have shaped you and challenge those that no longer work for you. This intimate group will help you to develop more effective communication and to vastly improve your self care.

    Wednesday 10.00–11.30 


  • Aftercare

    A scheduled programme of group therapy following treatment or in committed early recovery that supports a robust and sustainable recovery in a thriving community.

    Open group
    Wednesday 19.00 – 20.30

  • Psychotherapy Group

    For those who are interested in exploring and unravelling patterns that cause unhappiness, this group will help you develop a deeper insight into how and why you feel or behave in a particular way, encouraging a compassionate approach to sustainable change.

    Closed group
    Tuesday 19.00 – 20.30 or Friday 1630 – 1800

  • Trauma, Disassociation, Recovery Group

    An experiential response to the effects of trauma, including dissociation and addiction, which engages with Stern’s work on Vitality Forms, Gendlin’s Focusing, different approaches to Mindfulness, aspects of CBT and REBT and serves as an ideal basis for EMDR work addressing post-traumatic symptoms, anxiety and other compromising conditions.

    Friday 9.45 – 13.15

  • Men’s Focal Group

    Focusing on life as a man, and incorporating your experience as a father/brother/son this group supports men in recovery to develop a strong sense of valuable self. The group will focus on areas such as self-esteem, identity, healthy communication, dismantling shame, expressing anger appropriately and developing gratitude. This group works well as part of an aftercare programme.

    From 30/10 Monday  12 noon

  • Focal Group Programme

    This programme is suitable for someone who has a limited or no previous experience of therapy, as well as someone who may have had a particular type of therapy before and would like to try something different. The group will cover relationship difficulties, nurturing self esteem, healthy and unhealthy helping, healthy conflict and effective self care.

    Tuesday 2.30pm & Thursday 10am
    plus weekly individual session.

Enquire about groups

If you are interested in joining one of our groups or would like some more information please complete this form and one of our trained team will get in touch with you.

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