Focal Therapists At Castle Craig

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Your Focal Therapist

At Castle Craig, we have many counsellors and therapists who specialise in addiction treatment and intensive psychotherapy. Our therapeutic team are there to help you overcome your addiction and any co-occurring issues by offering targeted care. 

Jessica Tomlinson Hill
Jessica Tomlinson Hill
Castle Unit Lead
Teri Lyn Fairnie
Teri Lyn Fairnie
Lead Family Therapist
Ross McLeod
Ross McLeod
Therapist

All patients are appointed a skilled and experienced focal psychotherapist from our team.

Your therapist oversees your recovery programme from the earliest stage through to your continuing care plan. All additional therapy sessions are allocated in line with clinical recommendations and therapist availability. More on one-to-one therapy.

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The Role of a Focal Therapist

Your focal therapist will be available to you throughout your stay and work with you to formulate a treatment plan that suits your needs and look closely at the areas that require the most focus.  

In addition to constructing a treatment plan that suits your needs, your focal therapist will also liaise with your family members (with your permission) to keep them involved in the treatment process.

They will help arrange your family’s visit to Castle Craig for family therapy or Zoom therapy sessions. Family members are also invited to our Family Recovery Workshop weekends which take place online and are run by our talented Senior Specialist Therapist, Teri Lyn Fairnie.

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Our Highly-Qualified Practitioners

Many of our certified addiction therapists at Castle Craig have personal recovery experience. Their ability to understand and relate to patients on this level makes them the best people to help them begin their recovery journey. Our therapists are practitioner members or are accredited with BACP and COSCA, and some have further accreditations such as university Masters’s degrees. 

All members of staff, including therapists and counsellors, are trained to use a discreet and sensitive approach with patients, encouraging them to open up about matters they may find difficult to share within a group setting. Permanent staff include EMDR and CBT-trained psychotherapists.

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How Often Will I See My Therapist? 

While group therapy plays a key role in treating addiction, individual therapy is an opportunity for patients to discuss sensitive and private matters more openly. One-to-one therapy is designed to help patients address deeper issues to resolve the underlying causes of addiction. Unlike many other rehab clinics, Castle Craig offers two individual therapy sessions per week, totalling eight hours throughout a four-week stay.

Your focal therapist will be available to frequently meet with you and shape your personalised treatment programme as you progress. See 1 to 1 therapy.

Individual therapy is an opportunity to explore issues including:

  • Drug and alcohol addiction
  • Trauma /Grief 
  • Anger management
  • Stress management
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Body Image and self-esteem 
  • Relationships

How Many Therapists Will I Have?  

During your stay, you will participate in group sessions, each run by different Castle Craig therapists. However, any individual psychotherapy sessions will be conducted by your focal therapist for the duration of your programme.  

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How Do I Pay For Rehab?

One concern we sometimes hear from people is how they will fund their rehab treatment. The cost of rehab varies depending on what kind of accommodation you choose. You can pay for treatment at Castle Craig privately, or through medical insurance, and some people receive funding through the NHS.

How Long Is the Rehab Programme?

Residential rehab treatment starts at 4 weeks and can go up to 12+ weeks. Research shows us that the longer you stay in rehab and are part of the residential therapy programme, the longer the likelihood of continued abstinence and stable recovery.

Who Will I Speak to When I Call?

When you call you will reach our Help Centre team who will give you all the information you need to help you decide whether to choose treatment at Castle Craig. Once you have decided that you would like to have a free screening assessment you will be put in touch with our admissions case managers who will guide you through the admissions process.

What Happens at the End of My Treatment?

Castle Craig thoroughly prepares patients before departure by creating a personalised continuing care plan which is formulated following discussions with the medical and therapeutic team. We offer an online continuing care programme which runs for 24 weeks after leaving treatment, in order to ensure a smooth transition back into your everyday life. Patients leaving treatment automatically join our Recovery Club where they can stay connected via our annual reunion, events, online workshops and recovery newsletters.

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