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Welcome to our FAQ page for our addiction services!

At CATCH Recovery London, we value your voice and have crafted this page based on the questions and concerns we’ve heard from people like you.

We understand that seeking treatment can be a complex and emotional process, which is why we’re here to provide a personable, inclusive and kind approach to address your needs. With our deep commitment to listening and understanding, we aim to empower you with the information you require to make informed decisions about your well-being.

Let us guide you through this journey, ensuring that your unique circumstances are heard and respected.

The Difference Between Therapy/Counselling/Recovery Coaching

 The differences between therapy, counselling and recovery coaching lie mainly in their focus, duration, and the qualifications of the professionals providing the services. 

Counselling is usually a shorter-term process that may include a limited number of sessions, while therapy can be a long-term process involving regular sessions over an extended period, in order to explore underlying issues.

Counselling often focuses on specific issues or challenges that clients may face in their daily lives, such as relationship problems, grief, stress management, or career difficulties. It is typically more short-term and problem-solving oriented, aiming to provide guidance, advice, and practical strategies to help clients address their immediate concerns.

Therapy, on the other hand, tends to delve deeper into a person’s psychological and emotional well-being. It can address long-standing patterns of behaviour, unresolved trauma, or complex mental health conditions. Therapy aims to promote self-awareness, personal growth, and overall mental and emotional well-being.

Recovery coaching is a form of support and guidance provided to those who are in recovery from addiction or substance abuse. Recovery coaches, also known as sober coaches, are trained professionals who work alongside clients, to help them achieve and maintain their recovery goals. Recovery coaching extends beyond substance abuse treatment by helping individuals develop essential life skills in addition to assisting with managing triggers, cravings, and high-risk situations that may jeopardise their recovery.

Recovery coaches often collaborate with other healthcare professionals, such as therapists, counsellors, or medical providers, to ensure continuity of care. They also help people connect with appropriate recovery resources, and advocate for their needs.

What Should Someone Do if They Want to Detox Before Outpatient Therapy?

 If you need drug or alcohol detox we can coordinate your admission to one of our residential clinics which offers a medically-managed detox under the guidance of a consultant psychiatrist. Alternatively if appropriate to your needs, we can work with one of our approved home detox partners to ensure a safe detox. Once you have completed detox we can arrange for you to begin outpatient treatment at CATCH Recovery. 

What Services Are Available in Person vs Only Online?

Services available both in person and online include: 
– Motivational interviewing
– Grief & trauma counselling
– Couples therapy
– Family counselling
– Group therapy
– Individual therapy

However, the following therapies are only available online: 
– Group Therapy

Can We Treat People Who Don’t Need Addiction Help, but Do Want Therapy for Other Issues Eg. Trauma?

 Yes, we can treat people seeking therapy for mental health issues without the presence of an addiction.

What Is the Difference Between Psychiatric Assessment/Therapeutic Assessment/Screening?

 A psychiatric assessment is a comprehensive evaluation of a person’s mental health conducted by a mental health professional. It involves a thorough examination of the individual’s mental health, including their emotional well-being, cognitive functioning, and overall psychological state. The assessment aims to diagnose mental health disorders, determine the severity of symptoms, and develop an appropriate treatment plan. 

A therapeutic assessment combines assessment and therapy to actively involve the individual in the assessment process. It focuses on understanding the client’s concerns, strengths, and areas of growth. Therapeutic assessments aim to provide insights, promote self-reflection, and enhance the therapeutic relationship by involving the client in the assessment process. 

A screening is an initial evaluation to identify substance abuse or addiction-related concerns and determine the need for further assessment or treatment. It typically involves a brief assessment or questionnaire administered by trained professionals to identify potential substance abuse issues. The purpose of screening is to determine the need for a more comprehensive assessment or to direct people to appropriate treatment services 

Thank you for choosing CATCH Recovery London for the next stage of your addiction recovery. While we strive to answer all questions within this page, we understand that you may have more for us. If you want to know more about us and the programme, please contact us – we are here for you and your loved ones, to support, build you up and push you towards a happier, calmer life without addiction.

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