1. I’m not sure that I have a problem with alcohol or drugs?
We know that drinking is an accepted ritual in many areas of work. Becoming dependent on it and other drugs can creep up on you. There are various methods we use to assess the risk that your use of drink and drugs poses to your physical and mental health. You don’t have to be dependent to come and see us. We offer a friendly, non-judgemental environment where we can guide you to make the right choices from the expert support that is available and that is appropriate for you.
2. Can I make an appointment to suit my schedule?
Yes. We offer flexibility to suit you 365 days-a-year.
3. What are your fees and do you offer discounts?
Our service aims to be effective. To achieve that, we believe it needs to be affordable and accessible to City workers. Our charges cover our time and overheads in our City-based counselling suites. To give you a comparison, our rates per hour are less than many call outs for domestic appliance engineers. Additionally, we incorporate a discount for those choosing to undergo a course.
Most people would be advised to take a package of 10 one-hour sessions to include an initial one-hour assessment because it’s cheaper in the long run. This package has a 24 hour-a-day help line included. Our charges compare favourably with other private services offered outside the Square Mile. We believe it is a good deal, especially when our services can help you to change your life around for the better. We can also offer an escort service and help for referral to excellent detoxification clinics and rehabs in the UK and abroad, if, after discussion, it is felt to be necessary.
4. What about confidentiality? I don’t want anyone else to know, particularly my employer.
Seeking help is sometimes viewed as a weakness when in fact it is a real strength. But we understand the stigma associated with drink and drug use that gets out of control. If you are worried about your drink and drug use coming to haunt you, our confidentiality policies will reassure you. We guide you through our confidentiality policy and help eradicate or minimise the effect of your personal history, drugs and alcohol use and behaviour on your future life. We do not add information to medical records, and we do not refer to your GP.
6. I’d like to be able to continue to drink in moderation but deal with my cocaine use. Can you advise?
Yes we can. Of course, every story is different and there are different solutions despite what others may have told you and what you may have tried already. Ultimately, you will only be committed to what you feel you are capable of doing.
This is a journey of change where you don’t have to be alone. You will learn all about the risks and the reasons why drink and drugs are affecting you personally in the way they are. We will explain clearly what can be done about it in a way that fits with your own life and commitments.