Alcohol Counselling Melbourne

What is alcohol counselling?

Alcohol counselling at the Hader Clinic gives clients an important confidential outlet to discuss their drinking in a secure, non-judgemental space. Counselling helps to change the way you perceive yourself, other people and your life. Furthermore, looking at things in a different way will make it easier to deal with, without resorting to alcohol.

Different Modalities of Counselling Used in the Treatment of Alcoholism

Alcoholism is commonly addressed through a number of different types of therapy. What is most applicable to you really depends on your individual circumstances. In a nutshell, alcohol counselling deals with both your history and your current issues, whatever is more relevant. Some of the modalities used for counselling people with alcohol issues include:

  • Gestalt Therapy (narrative therapy)
  • Group Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing
  • 12 Step Facilitation Therapy
  • Trauma Therapy
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Experiential Skills Training
  • Family Therapy

Residential treatment and alcohol counselling at the Hader Clinic

Our team at the Hader Clinic sees that alcohol and drug addiction can be a symptom of broader issues. As part of your treatment, you will participate in individual sessions with a professional therapist and a clinical psychologist. These sessions will feature practically applied Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing and 12 Step Facilitation Therapy.

In addition to individual counselling, our residential program includes group therapy and psychosocial educational sessions.  Inpatient drug rehab lasts for 30, 60 or 90 days.

Outpatient alcohol rehab in Melbourne

We can facilitate outpatient alcohol counselling to help with your problems. Please call us and talk to the client liaison team for further details and so we can assess what will be most applicable to you.

Preventing Relapse

Helping clients to prevent a relapse will be an essential component of any therapy applied by the Hader team of professionals. This is true whether you opt for outpatient rehab or inpatient rehab, some of the topics covered will be:

  • Learn the signs indicating a relapse may happen and how to respond in a healthy way
  • How to form a support system
  • Learn to recognize triggers
  • Dealing with cravings
  • How to create a healthy relationship with yourself and others

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