Therapeutic Treatment

Castle Craig: Comprehensive, Individualised Care

Evidence-Based & Complementary Therapies, Tailored to Each Individual’s Recovery Journey

At Castle Craig, we embrace a comprehensive and personalised therapeutic approach to addiction treatment, combining evidence-based practices with complementary therapies to address the multifaceted nature of addiction. Our programme begins with a thorough assessment leading to individualised treatment plans that may include medical detox, if necessary. 

Our therapeutic offerings include cognitive behavioural therapy, 12-step facilitation, and individual and group counselling, supported by our team of consultant psychiatrists. Our therapy programme is enhanced by the complementary treatments we offer, such as mindfulness, physical therapies, and creative workshops to promote holistic healing. 

Treating the Psychological Nature of Addiction

Treating the psychological nature of addiction is a vital step in overcoming the disease. It requires a deep understanding of the patient’s mental, emotional, and social dynamics that contribute to substance use disorders. It involves addressing past traumas, current stresses, and the development of unhealthy coping mechanisms. At Castle Craig, our holistic approach includes a range of therapeutic modalities designed to help identify and overcome the underlying causes of addiction. 

How We Structure Treatment

Castle Craig provides a structured programme for addiction that involves a combination of evidence-based and complementary therapies. 

Some patients will require a medically supervised drug detox or alcohol detox once they’re admitted and will remain in our specialist detox unit until their detox is complete. Once you have been assessed and cleared by one of our clinicians, you will move into the main castle to begin therapy.

During their residential stay, patients will be introduced to various types of therapy options from evidence-based techniques to complementary therapies and finally a comprehensive continuing care plan. 

Therapeutic Treatment 

The next stage of your treatment involves an intensive psychological therapy programme, which includes a combination of evidence-based and complementary therapies, which take place in an individual or group setting. Our list of therapy offerings includes but is not limited to, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), 12-step facilitation, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), trauma therapy, EMDR therapy, therapeutic art group, and hyperbaric oxygen therapy

For patients on medication, medical treatment continues as needed, alongside psychological care to address the underlying causes contributing to addiction.

Group Therapy

Group therapy is a vital part of the treatment model at Castle Craig, complementing individual therapy by providing a supportive community environment where patients can share experiences and develop coping strategies together. We offer various types of group therapy sessions, including 12 Step facilitation groups where we help patients navigate the steps in a collective setting. We also offer educational lectures and workshops as well as relapse prevention groups which focus on helping you develop healthy coping mechanisms, as well as psychoeducational groups, which provide insights into the nature of addiction and mental health.

Individual Therapy

Individual therapy sessions are an opportunity for you to share emotions and thoughts in a safe, confidential space.

Patients typically meet with their focal therapist once a week for one-to-one therapy, however, the frequency of these sessions may vary as they are determined by your treatment plan, which will be tailored to your unique recovery journey.

Complementary Therapies

At Castle Craig, integrating complementary therapies into our therapeutic programme helps support mental, emotional, physical and spiritual well-being.

You will also have access to a variety of complementary and holistic therapies, depending on availability and referral by either medical or therapeutic staff. Participation in complementary therapies is arranged and incorporated into part of your personalised care plan. These plans and alternative therapies are used on the advice of our Consultant Psychiatrist and therapy team.


For many people, leaving rehab can feel daunting but it’s not the end of your treatment at Castle Craig. As you near the end of your stay, your focal therapist will work with you to create your aftercare plan. This includes setting up ongoing therapy sessions, support group meetings like Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous, and other resources to support you and help you maintain your sobriety.

CATCH Recovery, our outpatient service, delivers a Continuing Care Programme over 24 weeks via online or in-person therapy.

This ongoing support helps you sustain the progress you have made in rehab and help with your transition back into your home and work environment, as well as helping you cope with any risk of relapse. Through online therapy, we are also able to extend our continuing support to those who live outside the UK. 

Our Therapeutic Community

If you’re experiencing addiction or someone you know is suffering, then you will know that people often become self-centred, inward-looking and isolated. Recovery from addiction comes when people change these destructive attitudes and behaviours and finally accept help. 

Our therapeutic community encourages patients to be aware of others around them, it helps renew self-esteem, encourages them to be open and gives each person hope that recovery is possible. The benefits of living within a residential treatment community will stay with you even after you leave. 

Our therapeutic community creates a sense of unity and positive peer influences. All members participate collectively in the therapeutic program, reinforcing their commitment to recovery. Group therapy sessions serve as a cornerstone for the community, where patients can positively influence one another, present challenges, and offer mutual support. 

Patients are also tasked with daily responsibilities, which not only heighten their awareness of their environment but also instil a sense of pride in their living space. Adherence to rules and guidelines ensures equality and respect amongst all.

We hold regular staff meetings to ensure the entire team is informed, allowing the therapeutic community to operate seamlessly.

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Treatment Goals

At Castle Craig, our ultimate goal is to guide patients towards a life free from addiction. We want our patients to leave our clinic feeling empowered by the tools, strategies, and support necessary to overcome addiction. 

  • Addressing the underlying psychological aspects of addiction
  • Helping patients develop coping strategies to deal with cravings and triggers
  • Teaching life skills for maintaining sobriety
  • Improving mental and physical health
  • Repairing relationships affected by addiction
  • Preparing for life after treatment through aftercare planning

Through personalised treatment plans, compassionate care, and a nurturing environment, we aim to give every patient the chance at a healthy, fulfilled future.

Meet Your Therapeutic Team

Teri Lyn Fairnie
Teri Lyn Fairnie
Lead Family Therapist
Tony Marini
Tony Marini
Senior Specialist Therapist
Aureol Gillan
Aureol Gillan
Senior Therapist
Tracy Helps
Tracy Helps
Specialist Therapist

What Makes Castle Craig Unique in Its Therapeutic Approach?

In addition to the traditional addiction treatment techniques included in our programme, we offer an extensive range of complementary therapies to ensure patients receive the very best in holistic healing. 

Our offerings range from personal fitness training to equine-assisted therapy. We provide engaging art group sessions and the calming practice of mindfulness meditation. Additionally, our clinic offers cutting-edge hyperbaric oxygen therapy and enjoyable music evenings, showcasing our commitment to comprehensive and varied therapeutic options.

Our offerings range from personal fitness training to equine-assisted therapy. We provide engaging art group sessions and the calming practice of mindfulness meditation. Additionally, our clinic offers cutting-edge hyperbaric oxygen therapy and enjoyable music evenings, showcasing our commitment to comprehensive and varied therapeutic options.

We also provide therapy sessions for specific groups such as: 

  • Professionals
  • Women-only groups
  • Patients with dual diagnoses

If you’re suffering from addiction or you’re concerned about someone you care about, call us today. Our dedicated team is here to talk you through your options and help you take the first step towards a healthier, happier life. 

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