Bespoke Treatment and Individual Therapy

At Bradford Oasis, all patients will have the opportunity to benefit from individual therapy sessions with their assigned personal counsellor or therapist. We understand that some patients may have suffered traumas or experiences that they find too difficult and sensitive to speak about in a group therapy environment. Ensuring that no stone is left unturned, that each patient has the opportunity to address any issue that could potentially threaten their future sobriety on leaving treatment, Individual therapy sessions are completely dedicated to the patient’s personal issues on a one to one basis. The counsellor or therapist conducting the session will utilise various proven therapeutic models to ensure the session is as productive and healing as possible. It also provides the counsellor with the opportunity to review the patient’s treatment plan and make any necessary adjustments, as they get to know the patient during a more intimate therapeutic session. It is important to us, that each patient receives the highest levels of care and most appropriate treatment whilst undergoing rehabilitation at our clinic. This is why we believe that our rehab programme covers all possible bases; to ensure each patient has the optimum chance of a full and lasting recovery.

What Is Individual Therapy?

Individual therapy is also referred to as Psychotherapy or or One to One Counselling. It is a collaborative process between the individual counsellor/therapist and the patient attending the session. The counsellor/therapist will use a number of effective and evidence based treatment modalities in order to facilitate positive change and improve the individual’s quality of life. Common forms of therapy delivered during the sessions include cognitive behavioural therapy,  dialectical behavioural therapy , trauma therapy  and psychotherapy. The approach used by the counsellor or therapist facilitating the individual therapy session is always person centred. This highly effective approach ensures that the patient attending, is treated as a whole individual. The vast majority of patients find these sessions extremely beneficial and healing.  Through this particular therapeutic approach they are able to resolve past issues and increase their own self-awareness with the assistance of their therapist; with whom they form a trusting and productive professional therapeutic relationship with.

What Happens during Individual Therapy?

On admission to Bradford Oasis, each patient is assigned a focal counsellor or therapist; who is responsible for overseeing the individual’s treatment plan for the duration of their stay. Continuity of care is extremely important during the treatment process. By providing a focal counsellor/therapist, the patient will be able to form a trusting and effective therapeutic relationship. All of our Counsellors are BACP registered and our Therapists hold impressive credentials and experience in treating addiction and its common co-occurring illnesses. They themselves, have successfully overcome addiction related illnesses previously, prior to studying and qualifying in their individual roles.  They are therefore in a unique position to earn the trust and respect of the patient very quickly. Combining their personal experience and understanding of addiction with their knowledge and training, they utilise individual therapy sessions to reach the patient on a deeper level and within a very short space of time. Common issues that are often brought to individual therapy sessions include:

  • Problems of a sexual nature (where the individual feels shame and guilt, or fears being judged by peers)
  • Behaviours that cause the individual to suffer a lot of shame and guilt
  • Past traumatic experiences, that they feel unsafe disclosing in a group environment and that requires more one to one attention
  • Thoughts, feelings and experiences that the individual feels too ashamed to disclose in a group setting
  • Difficulties that they may be experiencing with a peer, or peers, but do not feel confident enough or comfortable enough to challenge
  • Personal family issues that they would rather discuss on a one to one basis

Individual therapy sessions at Bradford Oasis last for approximately 50 minutes. They are held within a small, comfortable room, specifically prepared for this purpose. Using a person-centred approach to treatment, the counsellor or therapist will address issues that the patient is not comfortable discussing in front of other patients. By treating the deeper issues within the individual, they subsequently have a far greater chance of successfully staying sober and clean on returning back home.

Powerful Healing

Individual therapy is a concentrated dose of talking therapy. The counsellor or therapist is able to cover a lot of ground, as they dedicate the entire session to the patient attending. Our therapy rooms are sound proofed, providing reassurance for the patient that others cannot overhear them. Many that suffer from addiction and mood disorders experience great difficulty in truly letting go of their emotions. Expressing and experiencing emotions is a necessary part of the healing process. Individual therapy provides a safe and confidential space in which they can do just that. The counsellor or therapist conducting the session, ensures the patient’s emotional safety comes first at all times.

Towards the end of the session, the counsellor or therapist will recap and ensure that the patient leaves the session having had the topic closed down appropriately and on a positive note; so that they are not left feeling like they have opened a can of worms that they cannot deal with after. These sessions are designed to heal and our staff are very experienced in conducting individual sessions in a very professional manner.

Benefits of Individual Therapy

Individual therapy is a highly effective form of treatment for all addictions and also co-occurring illnesses such as depression, anxiety disorder , eating disorders , post-traumatic stress disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder. It offers the individual the following benefits:

  • Provides a safe and confidential space to discuss issues of a more sensitive or distressing nature
  • Assists in processing difficult emotions without false pride stopping them from being vulnerable in front of their peers
  • Assists in raising self-awareness and increasing self-compassion, self-esteem and self-worth.
  • Removes barriers that could otherwise hinder the recovery process or prove to be a stumbling block in their future ongoing recovery
  • Provides the opportunity for intensive therapy to be delivered without interruption or distraction from others
  • Allows for the individual to express their true emotions unreservedly, without the fear of being judged by others
  • More progress can be made as the counsellor/patient cover much more ground relating to the patient’s individual issues.

How Individual Therapy Works

The first step in recovery from addiction is to remove any chemical dependency and abstain from any compulsive behaviour. Once this has been safely achieved, through a medical detox or period of abstinence, therapeutic measures can then be of maximum benefit. Alcohol, drugs and compulsive behaviours are just a symptom of something much deeper going on within. It is imperative that the issues that drive the individual’s addiction and compulsions are addressed and resolved. If they are not addressed, once out of the treatment environment, it is likely they will relapse. Our aim, is to rewire their cognitive thought process and deal with the issues and emotions that they have suppressed for so long through addiction.

Each patient will have some issues or problems that are completely uniquel to them. Individual therapy allows for these issues and problems to be tackled head on, one to one, in a non-threatening and therapeutic environment. It is the perfect setting for the individual to discuss or raise issues that are of a sensitive nature and build a strong and trusting therapeutic relationship with their allocated counsellor or therapist. The progress that is made through individual therapy sessions will depend on the individual’s length of stay with us. The longer the duration of their stay, the more opportunity we have to conduct these important and hugely beneficial sessions. Over a longer period of treatment, the focal counsellor or therapist will come to understand and learn more about the patient as their therapeutic relationship naturally evolves; therefore placing them in a better position to ensure that the patient is receiving the correct treatment and ensuring that all issues underpinning their illness are resolved before their return back home

If you have any questions relating to our individual therapy sessions or any other aspect of our treatment program, please do not hesitate to contact us and speak to a member of our clinical team, or chat to us LIVE online now!


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    21A Bolling Road
    Bradford, West Yorkshire
    BD4 7BG
    United Kingdom
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