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.
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.
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.
A scheduled programme of group therapy following treatment or in committed early recovery that supports a robust and sustainable recovery in a thriving community.
Wednesday 19.00 – 20.30
A hugely popular group supporting families around addiction and parenting with education and practical and emotional support.
Tuesday 19.00 – 20.30
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 – 11.45
This group provides a contained setting for men to talk about what’s going on for them; to explore the male role in today’s society, the influence of upbringing and their sense of agency in how they are today, the relationship with sex, with anger and with how to manage stress. Providing a confidential and informed space to identify with other men struggling behind the scenes in a similar way, this group aids development.
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.
Tuesday 19.00 – 20.30 or Friday 1630 – 1800
Codependency and Relationships Programme
For people who want to learn to communicate more effectively around conflict without blaming.
Some people will always put themselves down in the face of conflict, go into shame or lose confidence in relationships, and whether this is at work with your boss or a colleague, or with your partner or a family member, the common denominator is you – and we want to help!
Covering relationship difficulties, effective communication, nurturing self-esteem, healthy and unhealthy helping, healthy conflict and effective self-care, if you feel you are always giving in or being taken for granted this short programme is for you.
Tuesday 2.30pm & Thursday 10am
plus weekly individual session.
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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