LIVING WELL PROGRAMME
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
Group therapy takes place every weekday 5pm-6.30pm for a recommended 6-12 weeks with at least 2 coaching sessions in the first 4 weeks to answer any questions you may have and to help you familiarise yourself with the approach. Individual, couples or family therapy is also available, and/or EMDR to help you process the underlying trauma that may have blocked your success in the past, combining to strengthen you to achieve the life that you want, so you:
- feel increased self confidence and self esteem
- enjoy the discipline of good self-care and benefit from the motivation that follows
- develop the ability to effectively communicate with an open mind
- experience the inspiration to commit to your recovery plan and your fellowship
- relax into healthier relationships both professionally and personally
- get your life back
Led by experienced therapists Mandy Saligari and Mu’Dita Farrell who have both worked in the field for nearly 3 decades, the team work in pairs and carefully adapt each week to meet your emerging needs. With keen attention on the core characteristics of addiction, the impact of addiction on relationships, relapse prevention, the discipline of self-care and healthy handling of shame and anger, we work to help you strengthen identity and self-worth. The structure and experience of the programme is carefully designed to help you feel safe and able to begin your journey to getting well.
We see addictive behaviour as a failed attempt to self-medicate, a self soothing that backfires to cause devastating consequences in your life. Thus our focus is on you over the addiction itself. As Mandy Saligari puts it: ‘…to unravel the ivy from the rose.’ We also have significant success treating depressive disorders and persistent low mood, anxiety, relationship breakdown, stress and burnout with clinicians trained and experienced with all age groups.
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 regularly reviewed and updated.
Attendance at the fellowships is recommended for those in addiction recovery, and we encourage you 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 your choice either at Charter or independently; all we ask is that we can communicate with who else you are working with to make sure we are all pulling in the same direction. Please note that we also provide therapy dedicated to family members and partners.
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, long term evening support group that focuses on the 12-step structure, answering any questions, providing inspiring introductions and clarifying any concerns.
More about Aftercare here.
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 – 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.
J – OUTPATIENT PROGRAMME
The Living Well Programme immediately cut right to the core of my issues and I started to soften and develop as an individual. At times it was painful, but at always I felt held by the programme.
I did not feel just like a number. The care and the attention of the whole Charter team never faltered. The main therapists are phenomenally skilled and the group dynamic was supportive, yet challenging. I have made connections and friendships I expect to last a lifetime.
M – 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. I can only say thank you.
J – OUTPATIENT PROGRAMME
What makes Charter so special is the way that the team work together 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.