Now online, Charter’s addiction treatment programme is for people motivated to gain long term recovery, focusing on development of self-esteem and resilience.
You can attend the Living Well Programme before or after rehab as it is focused on abstinence and promotion of strong recovery.
Living Well Programme
This programme runs 5 days a week at 5-6.30pm. We recommend a commitment of 6-12 weeks.
Alongside individual therapy and/or EMDR, the focus of this programme is to strengthen your recovery process so you:
- feel increasingly confident and in better esteem
- enjoy the discipline of good self-care and benefit from the motivation that follows
- be better able to effectively communicate with humility and curiosity
- commit to your recovery plan
- develop healthier relationships both professionally and personally
- reclaim responsibility for your life
The groups are run alternately by Mandy Saligari, Mu’Dita Farrell and Marie-Claire Prust.
Aftercare is a group that clients on the Living Well Programme will graduate onto after having done sufficient work on their recovery. It is a popular, longer term evening support group that focuses on the 12-step structure, answering any questions, providing inspiring introductions and clarifying any concerns.
Both Mandy and Mu’Dita have over two decades of experience of treating addiction and will carefully adapt each week to meet individual need, always maintaining keen attention on the core characteristics of addiction, the impact of addiction as a family condition, relapse prevention, promotion of the discipline of self-care, healthy handling of shame and anger, strengthening identity and fostering self-worth.
The main addictions we work successfully with are drugs and alcohol, eating disorders, codependency and gambling. We also work with breakdowns in relationships, intimacy difficulties and love addiction/avoidance.
The programme is adaptable to the needs of those attending so that it is always relevant. The first step is assessment, and care pathways are reviewed and updated each week. Attendance to the fellowships is recommended for those in addiction recovery, and we encourage our clients to undertake individual, couple, family therapy or EMDR (as appropriate) alongside the group programme to make the most of this transformative opportunity. This can be with a therapist of their choice or one recommended by Charter.
We also provide advice on therapy dedicated to family members and partners.
Please get in touch with the office for cost details.
We strongly recommend you read Mandy Saligari’s book Proactive Parenting to help you as a parent, or to learn how to better parent yourself in your recovery journey with us at Charter.
M.M - OUTPATIENT PROGRAMME
I made the call, listened and got to work. It was the best call I ever made. Charter shone the light on the darkness and made it a safe place for me to step out into the light. With courage, honesty, and compassion, I now show up for life every day, I now show up for me every day.
I am so very grateful to all of the team at Charter. They are professional, they are fun, and most of all, they really really care!
D.T - OUTPATIENT PROGRAMME
The work is comprehensive, searching and at times, uncomfortable. But it's absolutely necessary. My advice to anyone struggling with addiction who's thinking about going is very simple. Do it. Throw in the towel.
Get yourself into group, open up, get honest.
As Mandy would say, 'get some skin in the game'.
MAGGIE - OUTPATIENT PROGRAMME
Charter gave me my first real glimpse of freedom of my addiction and the will to face another day free of fear. Every single therapist brought their own particular stance into the groups, and there was as much laughter as tears.
We were all led by Mandy Saligari, the bravest and most intuitive people I have ever met. I can only say thank you.
J.T, grateful addict - OUTPATIENT PROGRAMME
What makes Charter so special is the way Mandy works with the rest of the team to create a complete picture of what you need and where you’re at, on an almost second by second basis. I felt seen and heard. This made me feel safe enough to get on with the painful risks I needed to take in group to get properly well; the risks I’d spent a whole life avoiding.
E.D - wife & mother
I found the drama triangle and boundary work really useful and consequently I don’t ever feel that I am running on empty. I am kinder to myself. I have the tools now to avoid the pointless circular arguments and accusations that seemed to be an inevitable part of family life, consequently I am happier.