A Centre of Excellence for Alcohol Treatment
Mount Carmel provides a safe, supportive, therapeutic and non-judgemental environment for men and women with serious alcohol problems who see abstinence as their way forward. Located in South London, we have 18 single bedrooms for residential clients, and we also offer a day programme. Our many successful clients not only stop drinking – they change their entire lives for the better.
Individual attention – when you come to Mount Carmel, we will treat you throughout as an individual. We will listen to you and to your story and circumstances, and to your hopes and plans. We are totally committed to your recovery. We won’t give up on you.
Focus on alcohol addiction – Many of our clients get help with various addictions during their treatment, including drugs, food, and gambling, and can also provide specialist mental health treatment. But, whatever their other important issues, all our clients have alcohol as their primary addiction. This means all clients identify with each other and with the same core problem – alcohol addiction, and how to achieve lifelong abstinent recovery.
Our goal – recovery for life on a daily basis. We have helped hundreds of our clients into recovery during our 35 years of successful operation, and we can help you too.
Residential and day clients – we are equipped to deliver the same detailed and full therapy programme to day clients that we use with residents
Proven therapeutic programme – our addiction treatment programme consists of intensive group therapy and one-to-one counselling sessions. Specific groups for life skills, gender, food, yoga and meditation are included. All clients have an individualized care plan devised with their keyworker. Weekly house meetings enable clients to develop the skills of communal living.
Family support – for family members we hold free family groups twice a month and also adolescent groups for our clients’ children aged between 11 and 16 – one a month for males and one a month for females.
Free aftercare for life – on the completion of treatment we offer free aftercare for life. This consists initially of a structured programme agreed by the client and their keyworker. We also hold two aftercare groups a month, one-to-one sessions are available and we have regular social events.
Skilled and experienced staff team – all of our staff hold relevant qualifications in addiction treatment, and, just as important, are highly motivated to help you to find a full and lasting recovery
Housing support – most of our clients return to their previous accommodation, but we offer move-on accommodation for those needing further support before living fully independently. We also have excellent links with local social housing organisations for clients seeking a new beginning.
Very competitive prices – our proven treatment programme, support throughout treatment, and free aftercare, combined with our very affordable prices, add up to excellent value for money. Investing in your recovery will be the best decision you ever made.
- 12 Step based programme
- Intensive group therapy and one to one sessions
- Life skills workshops (family, assertiveness, boundaries, feelings, etc.)
- Creative Writing
- Equine therapy
- Yoga Meditation
- Group Hypnotherapy
- Sleep hygiene
- Food groups
- Big Book study
- Recovery speaker
- Indian Head Massage
- Family Groups
- Free aftercare for life upon successful completion
Our day programme is available for those who live in London and are able to travel in daily. The programme runs Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm and you are also required to attend a 1-1 session at the weekend (1 hour, on either Saturday or Sunday). The programme itself is the same as our residential programme.
Typically the programme lasts for 12 weeks but we have worked with multiple variations of this. Our programme is flexible and there is the option to mix between our residential programme and day programme. Your individual recovery will be discussed at assessment to find the right balance for you and what you can afford.
18 Beds – (Day clients spaces are dependent on residential numbers)
Male & Female (flexible, however they will always be on separate floors)