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Alcohol counselling

Alcohol counselling

If you or a loved one have a problem with alcohol and are struggling to find a way forward, alcohol counselling could well be the key you need to unlock your sobriety.

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“Delamere focuses on equipping you with the tools to love sobriety and understand what led to the addiction in the first place which really helped me grow.” Delamere Guest, 2021

What is alcohol counselling?

Alcohol counselling is a type of talking therapy that can be delivered on an individual basis (one to one) or within a group setting.

Many that suffer from alcohol addiction do not understand why they are unable to control their alcohol consumption or resist the compulsion to drink.

Alcohol counselling can help the patient to better understand their condition, as well as addressing many individual issues that act as a catalyst for drinking.

Removing the alcohol safely through a medical alcohol detox is only the very beginning of the long road to recovery. Once sober, the psychological aspect that drives active addiction must then be comprehensively treated.

When an alcoholic only undergoes treatment for the physical aspect of their addiction (alcohol detox), with the same thinking and behaviours that drove their alcoholism, they are extremely vulnerable to suffering from anxiety, depression and alcoholic relapse.

In order to make a FULL recovery from alcohol addiction, it is imperative that a profound change in mindset and outlook is achieved. Alcohol counselling is integral to achieving this.

See how a stay at Delamere can give you the time, space and tools needed to grow beyond your addiction. Book a consultation

Benefits of alcohol counselling

Undergoing alcohol counselling with a qualified professional offers many benefits.

Provide a firm understanding of the nature of alcoholism and how it affects you as an individual
Help you to set and achieve personal goals conducive to personal development
Show you how to build healthy and honest relationships with others
Teach you essential self-care techniques and boundaries
Help you to process the past, find self-forgiveness and move forwards
Help you to identify and break the pattern of unhelpful thought processes and harmful behaviours
Teach you self-awareness and healthy coping strategies for dealing with your emotions
Help you to differentiate the truth from the false in your thinking patterns and core belief systems
Improve self-confidence, motivation levels and self-esteem
Undergo healing for difficult/traumatic events
Support you in your recovery on a daily basis by monitoring your progress and addressing any concerns you may have.
Help you to build a tool box of ‘recovery tools’ essential to helping you stay sober and prevent relapse post treatment.

Delamere strongly believe in healing the whole family, not just the individual suffering from addiction. Alcoholism is often referred to as a ‘family illness’. It affects those that are closest to the alcoholic in a very profound way. Delamere is committed to healing our patients family members through our unique and bespoke family programme.

This page has been reviewed by Dr Catherine Carney, Delamere’s psychiatrist
This page has been reviewed by Mike Delaney, Clinical Director at Delamere

Holistic approach to recovery

Personalised programmes

Flexible stays

24-hour care & support

Private luxury accommodation

Alcohol counselling at Delamere

Delamere believe in treating both the physical and psychological aspects of alcohol addiction simultaneously for the most effective outcome. We are privileged to have some of of the top accredited BACP alcohol counsellors on our team.

Our unique 3 step treatment approach consists of :

  1. Breaking through the denial associated with alcohol addiction and dependence
  2. Healing the past and rewiring the brain to think differently
  3. Assisting our patients in moving beyond their addiction into daily sober life

Our alcohol addiction counsellors specialise in delivering a person-centred approach to addiction treatment. This means that they treat each patient as a whole individual, incorporating the latest in evidenced based treatments and tailoring each treatment accordingly.

Delamere’s alcohol counselling team have a unique insight into the illness. Many of our counsellors and therapists have many years of sobriety behind them. They have experienced first hand just how powerful and all-consuming alcoholism can be. They have also experienced long-term recovery and are prime examples of what can be achieved with commitment to change and professional help

Stop. Start. Grow

Our Stop Start Grow model is a refreshing approach to treatment and is what makes recovery at Delamere different. Our goal is always to give you the mindset and tools to grow beyond addiction and live life on your terms once you leave us.


Settle into your new environment
and remove yourself from
any distractions

Outcomes Outcomes


Spend time with our therapists to discover what led you to this behaviour in the first place

Delamere treatment model Delamere treatment model


Set healthy boundaries,
exciting new goals and prepare for
life after Delamere

Environment Environment


Practice using the tools
while staying anchored to support.
Bring Recovery Home.

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Our core elements of treatment


Stopping the cycle of addiction safely and comfortably


Healing whatever
pain is causing
the behaviour


Instilling tools to help facilitate change and encourage continued growth

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