Breaking an addiction can be tricky to do alone. Admitting that you need help can be even more challenging. At Ocean Recovery, we’ve helped hundreds of people access addiction counselling, giving them the care and support to live a life free from addiction.

Many people are reluctant to admit they have a drug or alcohol addiction as they feel embarrassed and ashamed. Some hope that sheer willpower will be enough to conquer their habits. You don’t have to go it alone. Addiction counselling can help you beat your addictions for good.

At Ocean Recovery, we work with specialist addiction counsellors who will get the roots and causes of your problems. They will help you understand the consequences of your addictions and how to break the cycle. Counselling focuses heavily on mental health issues. We offer a range of addiction treatments and rehab programmes for all types of addictions to assist in your long-term recovery.

Why not contact us to discuss a treatment plan?

How Long Does Addiction Counselling Take?

However long you need. We usually offer a weekly session lasting up to 10 weeks. If you need more, we can extend it.

You can access group therapy, support groups, and aftercare to aid your addiction recovery when you’ve finished your counselling.

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What Therapy Options Are Available As Part Of Addiction Counselling?

Ocean Recovery offers different types of addiction counselling through individual and group therapy. You’ll likely be offered a combination of treatment services, depending on the type and severity of your addiction. Most importantly, we want you to enter counselling feeling comfortable and confident.

If you’re keen to discuss the services listed below in more detail, contact our friendly team, who will guide you through your options.

Counselling is an essential part of the rehabilitation process and a long-term investment in your wellbeing. We always recommend that patients complete a treatment programme to prevent future relapse.


1. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) looks at why people think, feel and act. This type of talking therapy helps tackle behavioural or emotional issues surrounding addictive behaviour.


2. Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

DBT sounds complicated, but the idea is straightforward. Counselling combines mindfulness and gives you techniques to tolerate stress and regulate emotions.


3. Group Counselling

Group therapy is a fantastic way to connect and receive support from others recovering from addiction. A qualified counsellor leads and gently guides the sessions.


4. Music & Art Therapy

Music and Art therapy is a therapeutic and relaxing way to treat addictions. It’s a valuable communication tool, enabling people to show their emotions through sound and creativity. Patients express themselves through music and art, reducing anxiety, depression and stress.


5. Nutrition Awareness

Eating well is key to leading a healthy life. You’ll learn about the right foods to eat and supplements to take to help your body heal from addictive behaviour through nutrition therapy.


6. AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) & NA (Narcotics Anonymous)

These peer support groups are fantastic if you have a substance abuse issue or a recovering alcoholic.

AA and NA base their teachings on the 12 steps recovery programme, and you’ll be matched with a former addict to guide and support you.


7. Twelve Step Programmes

Ocean Recovery offers these programmes in-house or through a partner organisation. You’ll learn about the twelve steps every recovering addict has to take to live an addiction-free life.



Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a valuable therapy that aids with addiction recovery. It helps people recover from past traumas and focuses on memory and emotions.


9. Holistic Therapy

We offer a range of holistic therapies that focus on the mind and body, including acupuncture, yoga and guided meditations. Many people find meditation an effective counselling method, as it helps them focus and relax.


10. Family Therapy

The effects of addiction can cause upset and upheaval for families. At Ocean Recovery, we work with family members to help them heal, find a way past conflict and understand your recovery journey.

How Beneficial Is Addiction Counselling?

Counselling is an essential tool to help you stay free from drugs, alcohol, or other addiction. You may have completed an alcohol detox programme with us and experienced physical withdrawal symptoms. The next step is long-term addiction counselling to focus on any psychological factors you may face.

Addiction counselling focuses on relapse prevention, coping techniques, and managing mental health issues. Counselling teaches you to stay free from cravings, looking at your home life, social circle and potential triggers.

If you join group therapy and the other peer support groups listed above, you’ll benefit from the support of others. Learning about other people’s experiences and coping mechanisms can often inspire people to follow suit. Speaking in front of others is often therapeutic and creates a sense of relief that feelings have been released rather than bottled up. You can also access group therapy for sex addiction at Ocean Recovery.

Addiction can have a devastating impact on family members. Addiction counselling helps heal family damage caused by addiction, paving the way for a bright future for all.

Residential Or Outpatient Addiction Counselling?

Research has shown that people stand a much better chance of recovering from addictions if they complete a residential programme. Some people stay with us for a few weeks to combine an alcohol or drug detox programme with addiction counselling. Others will complete counselling at home as an outpatient, accessing support groups and visiting one of our centres for one-to-one therapy.

Our admissions team can advise you on the best treatment programme and run through our admissions process.

Why Choose Ocean Recovery For Addiction Counselling?

Ocean Recovery is proud to offer expert addiction counselling, drug and alcohol rehab and detox services, all under one roof.

Since we opened in 2014, we’ve provided life-changing addiction counselling to thousands of people, helping them beat the cycle of addiction. The combined experience of our specialist team of doctors, nurses, psychiatrists, therapists and counsellors means we can offer expert care to help you live addiction-free.

Contact us to find out more.

Our Rehab Facilities

At Ocean Recovery, we are extremely proud of our state-of-the-art facility. We provide residents with the most relaxing stay possible and they can enjoy our modern establishment.

Ocean Recovery Facilities include:

CQC Registered

FREE Transportation Included

Medically Assisted Detoxification

2 Executive, Sea View Double Ensuite Rooms

 8 Double or Single Ensuite Rooms

3 Single Rooms with Dedicated Separate Bathroom

Comfortable Communal Lounge with Piano & Sky TV

Beautiful Modern Dining Lounge

External Courtyard and Outside Seating Area

12 Months FREE Aftercare

Regular Contact with Loved Ones Encouraged

Large Multi-Purpose Group Activity Room with Superb Sea Views

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John Gillen - Author - Last updated: January 30, 2023

John is one UK’s leading professionals in the addiction recovery industry. Pioneering new treatment techniques such as NAD+ and ongoing research into new therapy techniques such as systematic laser therapy, John is committed to providing the very best treatment for people throughout the UK and Europe. During his extremely busy schedule, John likes to regularly update our blog section with the latest news and trends in the industry to keep visitors to our site as well informed as possible on everything related to addiction treatment.

Dr Alexander Lapa - Clinical Reviewer at Ocean Recovery

    Dr Alexander Lapa (Psychiatrist) - Clinical Reviewer - Last reviewed: June 8, 2022

    MBBS, PG Dip Clin Ed, OA Dip CBT, OA Dip Psychology, SCOPE Certified

    Dr Lapa graduated in Medicine in 2000 and since this time has accrued much experience working in the widest range of psychiatric settings with differing illness presentations and backgrounds in inpatient, community and secure settings. This has been aligned to continuation of professional development at postgraduate level in clinical research which has been very closely related to the everyday clinical practice conducted by this practitioner as a NHS and Private Psychiatrist.
    He is fully indemnified by the Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland (MDDUS) and MIAB Expert Insurance for Psychiatric and Private Medical practice. He is fully registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) in the UK with a licence to practice.

    Dr Lapa is approved under Section 12(2) of the Mental Health Act (1983)

    Member of Independent Doctors Federation (IDF), British Association for Psychopharmacology (BMA) and The Association for the Study of Obesity (ASO)

    Dr Lapa’s extensive experience has also concentrated on the following areas of clinical practice:
    – Assessment, Diagnosis and Pharmacological Treatment for Adults with ADHD.
    – Drug and Alcohol Dependency and maintaining abstinence and continued recovery
    – Intravenous and Intramuscular Vitamin and Mineral Infusion Therapy
    – Dietary and Weight Management and thorough care from assessment to treatment to end goals and maintenance
    – Aesthetic Practice and Procedures