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“I didn’t have trouble with alcohol or drugs but the therapist, mentors and staff helped me greatly in my depressed state. I can honestly say I exited a better, happier person.” Michael Theodorou

Holisitic approach to recovery

Flexible stays

Personalised programmes

Private luxury accommodation

24-hour care & support

What is drug counselling?

When someone develops an addiction to drugs it can be hard to see a way out. You might feel scared to speak out, concerned for your family or worried about losing your job. The most important thing is admitting you have a problem and seeking professional help.

At least 35 million people in the world suffer with drug addiction. Most people know someone who has a drug problem or has lost someone as a consequence of it, but prevention and treatment continue to fall short. Only one in seven people receive the treatment they need for drug use disorders each year (1).

Drug counselling, delivered by trained holistic therapists, is an essential part of drug addiction support. It is a type of talking therapy that helps people to understand the reasons for their addiction and tackle the thoughts, habits and behaviours fuelling it. Delamere has a fully qualified team of drug addiction experts that deliver one-to-one counselling and group therapy sessions at our purpose-built retreat in Cheshire. We are here to listen in a non-judgemental way and help you achieve lasting abstinence.

If you need specialist drug counselling, contact our team today and learn more about the different programmes we offer here at Delamere.

If you think you’re suffering from drug addiction or know someone who is, contact our team today and learn more about the different programmes we offer here at Delamere. Book a consultation

Benefits of drug counselling

The first step in treating drug addiction is often a clinically supported drug detox, which helps to tackle the body’s physical dependence. This is delivered with carefully balanced medication and nutritional support to help minimise unpleasant withdrawal symptoms and make the process as comfortable as possible.

However, drug addiction is not something that only affects the body, it also has a profound effect on the mind. The deep-rooted psychological and emotional impacts of addiction also need to be addressed as part of a residential rehab programme. At Delamere, we use drug counselling to treat the individual holistically, looking at all aspects of their lives to build a picture of what is shaping their addiction and develop the tools to conquer it.

Using a variety of evidence-based techniques, we can help our guests to:

Identify behaviours, thoughts or situations that trigger the addiction
Develop coping strategies to overcome negative emotions
Connect with themselves and others in a supportive environment
Repair broken relationships and build self-esteem
Learn how to manage stress and prevent relapse
Feel empowered to live a life free from drugs

Individual, group and family drug counselling
Talking about your drug addiction isn’t easy and you may not feel ready to discuss your innermost feelings in a group setting. At Delamere, we offer a combination of one-to-one therapy sessions with an assigned focal therapist and the opportunity to take part in group work which provides the drug addiction support you need to heal. Often, long-suffering family members need just as much support to deal with drug addiction. Family drug counselling can help loved ones come to terms with past events, understand more about the process of overcoming addiction and become more involved in the rehabilitation.

Evidence-based treatment for drug addiction

Drug addiction isn’t something that can simply be cured. Most people who suffer with drug use disorders will need help to remain in active recovery for life. This means more than simply abstaining from their drug of choice. In recent years, drug counselling has increasingly been found to be effective in treating substance abuse and dependence, especially evidence-based interventions such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing and relapse prevention (2).

Delamere’s team of multi-disciplinary holistic therapists offers a wide range of proven drug counselling techniques for drug addiction support throughout recovery and beyond:

Person Centred Therapy
Addressing your physical, mental, emotional, educational, social and spiritual needs

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Dealing with your thoughts and how they affect your behaviour

Integrated Therapy
Using a combination of psychotherapy and counselling

Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
Helping you to cope with stress, regulate emotions and improve relationships

Trauma therapy
One-to-one counselling, equine therapy, self-healing techniques, art, music and mindfulness

Used to treat mental health illnesses sometimes in conjunction with medication

Find out more about drug counselling. Talk to us today

The Delamere approach to drug counselling

Admitting you have a problem starts with seeking help. If you have become dependent on drugs, we will help you complete a safe and comfortable withdrawal with drug addiction support from a dedicated medical team. Our highly trained drug addiction specialists will guide you through an assisted drug detox at our purpose-built wellness retreat to begin the healing process.

Following this, your focal therapist will work with you to pinpoint the reason for your addictive behaviour, whether driven by past trauma or present circumstances, using the counselling method best suited to your needs. You will also have at least two sessions with your recovery mentor every week.

Every residential rehab programme is built around our unique three-step approach that takes into account every aspect of your emotional, physical and psychological well-being. We combine one-to-one drug counselling, group therapy sessions and a range of somatic healing techniques to help identify your triggers and develop coping mechanisms to move on with your life. Together, we will help you stop craving drugs, start to heal the trauma and grow beyond addiction.


Settle into your new environment
and remove yourself from
any distractions

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

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

Outcomes Outcomes


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

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Our core elements of treatment

We believe that whatever the reason for drug addiction – whether to deal with trauma or escape stress – it has to start somewhere. Rather than adhering to the conventional step-based programmes, we look at underlying factors that drive your behaviour. Only by recognising how you arrived at this point can you begin to positively shape your future.


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

Why choose Delamere?

Holistic approach to recovery

Discreet location

Luxury ensuite accommodation

Personalised programmes

Flexible stays

24-hour care & support

On-site gym & health studio

Business & family lounges

Free collection service


Outcomes focused

Everything we do here is about outcomes. Focusing on getting you back to yourself again in the short term, but then growing beyond that when you leave Delamere. Helping you create the foundations for long-term recovery and growth.

Individual care

There’s no one-size-fits-all here. We listen, learn and tailor our programmes to meet your personal needs, whatever they may be. Your journey to recovery is yours, so we design our programmes with you in mind.


Creative therapies

Nature and creativity often bring out the best in people, especially after a difficult period in their life. We offer equine and art therapy, fire ceremonies, nature walks and more to help you relax, reflect and see the world in a new way.

“We all need to get away from time to time from problems we have. Whether that’s addiction problems, work-life balance issues or excessive pressure on you. This is the perfect facility for that purpose.”

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Know someone who needs help with drug addiction?

If a friend, family member or work colleague is addicted to drugs, it’s important they get help.

Our admissions team is on hand 24/7 to help answer any questions about our therapeutic programmes and make sure your loved one gets the support they need.

Call the team today on 0330 111 2015 to discuss the different options available.