Charis Counselling Service

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BSc (hons) Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP)
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Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24
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About us

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most adaptable to change.”

Charles Darwin


A warm welcome to you from Charis Counselling Service.

If you are struggling with any form of addiction and you are searching for a way out, you are in the right place.

If you are hoping for insight, solutions and the power to change. You are in the right place.

If you want to escape the endless repetitive cycles that leave you feeling defeated, baffled and broken. Charis Counselling Service welcome you. We can assure you. There is a solution.

We can help you find your own way out and into living your best life.

What We Offer & Who We Are

Charis Counselling Service offers expert Rehab-grade therapy and treatment solutions for a fraction of the financial cost of residential rehab facilities, without the need for such a sizable time commitment.

With Charis Counselling Service you will receive confidential, expert counselling and psychotherapy. Our foundation is grounded in over 30 years of experience with addiction and mental health problems. The thrust of which draws on over 12 years of direct clinical practice in the highly specialised field of addiction.

At Charis Counselling Service we believe that everyone should be able to access the solution to their difficulties. Our area of expertise being problematic compulsive behaviour(s), alcohol and/or drug misuse, and subsequent or comorbid mental health struggles.

The solution we offer is community-based, both in person or remotely, locally, nationally and internationally.

Our innovative style of treatment implements our Model for Freedom outlined across the packages available to you today. These are clinically proven treatment interventions which have been carefully formulated to empower and affect real and lasting change. These methods are widely used in the addiction treatment field across the public and private sectors.

We offer you highly trained and qualified psychotherapeutic 1:1’s and/or group therapy, psychological education and a repertoire of tools that enable meaningful change and effective maintenance of recovery from your addiction(s).

Our primary purpose is to provide you with life-saving and effective treatment options. We believe ethically this should never be confined to the current limited available pathways. We aim to provide a solution that is widely available, affordable and accessible to you today.

Our commitment to you is to provide high quality and effective treatment for addiction and all its associated problems. Our approach is governed by a stringent adherence to the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Ethical Framework. To which our practitioners are active and current registered members.

Therapeutic Packages

All of the following treatment options are bespoke and tailored to you. We are intentionally adaptive in the delivery of each personal therapeutic package and treatment plan to meet your individual needs.

An integral facet to our model involves your willingness to commit to the implementation of suggested essential daily actions that promote your mental wellbeing and recovery momentum.

All therapeutic packages include an anytime on-call advice and support service for when you may be facing an emergency or crisis situation.

Initial Telephone/Face-Time Intervention/Assessment (1 treatment session)

  • A 50-minute consultation that will provide a brief analysis and professional guidance.
  • Advice on immediate health concerns and responsible action.
  • Practical steps to minimise harm and/or further your path to freedom.

Standard Therapeutic Package (4 weeks)

  • One weekly 1-hour 1:1 Counselling session.
  • Specialist advice and suggestions.
  • Access to a range of effective recovery tools.
  • Allocated homework designed for self-directed therapeutic outcomes.
  • Ongoing message support.

Premium Therapeutic Package (4 weeks)

Recommended if you are active in your compulsive behaviour and/or alcohol/substance misuse. This option provides you with the essential support and guidance needed for your effective transition from dependence into abstinence. 

  • Daily Morning Check-in Group.
  • Three Group Therapy sessions each week (subject to availability).
  • Daily contact with your therapist. Messaging and check-in calls.
  • Two 1-hour Counselling & Psychotherapy sessions each week.
  • Daily Evening Check-out Group

Therapeutic Family Package (2 weeks)

Our experienced team are able to work with both you and your loved one(s) in walking the path to freedom together.

  • Two 1-hour counselling sessions with a loved one(s).
  • Two 1-hour sessions with you or with your loved one(s) separately.
  • Therapeutic exercises and homework.

Aftercare Package (4 weeks)

Upon successful completion of your primary therapeutic treatment package. Gain access to continued accountability through contact with your peers and further support from your Counsellor.

  • Weekly 1.5-hour Aftercare Group.
  • Check-in calls and messaging from your therapist.
  • Relapse prevention support and guidance.
  • Continued allocation of therapeutic tools and exercises – responsive, ongoing risk management and professional advice from your therapist.

** Each of our therapeutic packages are contracted to specific allocated time frames and are not eligible for refund if you are unable to complete the course without reasonable cause **

** Each of our packages can be extended by the defined contracted time frame continuously as you see fit and as agreed with your therapist **

Essential Information About Your Treatment

Please note that Charis Counselling Service works to provide an effective way out of addiction which is grounded in abstinence-based recovery. If you are hoping for a way of being able to continue in your addictive behaviour and/or substance(s) without the problematic consequences then unfortunately this is not what our Model for Freedom is able to achieve.

Key Points to Consider

**If you or a loved one is physically dependent on alcohol or other certain forms of psychoactive substance, then sudden cessation (cold turkey) is in direct conflict with the recommended advice of both Charis Counselling Service and the wider medical community. Please be advised that the risk of a fatal bodily reaction to such measure of action is not uncommon** 

**Alongside your direct therapeutic work with our service, the efficacy of our Model for Freedom relies on a high level of commitment outside of these interactions. Therefore, the independent application of the suggestions made for you is pivotal in achieving freedom from your addiction**

**Some therapeutic packages involve group work with other Charis Counselling Service clients. Group contract adherence in concern to confidentiality is paramount at all times, both while in service and post discharge**

**Charis Counselling Service offers a money back guarantee if you are not satisfied with the intended therapeutic outcomes our service aims to achieve. Any refund of financial incurrence is contingent upon a mutual agreement that full engagement with our treatment model in all its fullness has been reasonably achieved**

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Humanistic & Integrative Counsellor & Psychotherapist. I hold a BSc (Hons) degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy obtained through the The Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute. This qualification is a British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) accredited degree. I am BACP registered am also a BACP member.

I am SMART recovery facilitator trained.

I hold an extensive knowledge and understanding of the 12-step approach to recovery.

BACP Credentials:

Registered Member: 249139

Member organisations *

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

Other areas of counselling we deal with

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Feeling sad
  • Relationship issues
  • Generalised anxiety disorder
  • Porn addiction
  • Alcohol dependence
  • Drug addiction
  • Shame
  • Cumulative trauma
  • Negative thinking
  • Self-critic
  • Self-esteem
  • Confidence
  • Food addiction
  • Compulsive spending
  • Gambling addiction
  • Self-harm
  • Insecurity
  • Marriage problems
  • Anger


Additional information

Therapeutic Packages Structure of Fees

Initial Telephone/Face-Time Intervention: £40.00

Standard Therapeutic Package: £300.00

Premium Therapeutic Package: £800.00

Family Package: £400.00

Aftercare Package: £200.00

When we work

Weekday evenings from 18.00 and daytime Tuesday.

Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Access this service remotely from anywhere both nationally and internationally.

Online platforms

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