At Siam Rehab we understand the importance of 1-to-1 counselling sessions and take great pride in offering our clients two 1-to-1 personalized counselling sessions per week.
Counselling is a systematic process which assists a person with cognitive and emotional distortions to achieve their personal goals in the safest environment possible. This means that, should a client be facing a situation which they would ordinarily solve by turning to their “substance of choice”, our counselors teach and equip them to deal with their emotions in the moment, and without the reliance of their substances.
Our team of counselors are all recovering addicts and can therefore relate to many of the challenges which the clients presents in their sessions. This in itself is hugely beneficial as the counselors are able to recognize the unhealthy behaviors, which the clients may still be using to deal with situations, as they too have once used these very types of behaviours themselves.
Another great advantage is that our counsellors are able to offer empathy and understanding, from a relatable place, and in so doing are able to further deepen the counsellor / client relationship. Predominantly, addiction counselling sessions are built on trust and, when a counsellor and the client develops a two-way trust based relationship, counselling becomes far more beneficial and effective for the client.
A successful approach, which is integrated into the counselling session, is that of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). CBT is a classification of mental health counselling which was founded by Dr. Aaron T. Beck in the 1960’s. Dr. Beck recognized that the way that individuals perceive a situation is more closely connected to their reaction than to the situation itself. At Siam Rehab we integrate these teachings, in the counselling sessions, by guiding our clients to reframe their negative thinking patterns into positive thoughts. It is through CBT that our counsellors teach our clients new methods which they can apply to change the way that they think, which will then lead on to how they feel, which in turn leads to changing the way they view and handle tough situations when they arise.
Recovery is hard but, with the right type of counselling, support and guidance it can be very fulfilling and rewarding.