Naltrexone therapy (oral or implanted) is only one part of a many faceted programme of rehabilitation.
We realise that many general practice surgeries do not have the facility to tap into the service of a counsellor. We have learned through many years of experience that the services of a counsellor has a vital role in the rehabilitation programme.
Counselling is still deemed within certain sections of our society as the domain of the rich and famous. Fortunately this myth is being increasingly quashed. Counselling can mean many things – within our practice it means being able to have a sympathetic listener who will not take sides. Hopefully a relationship can develop where both you and the counsellor can bounce ideas and suggestions off each other in a non-threatening, non-judgemental environment.
Counselling may involve a discussion about the positive and negative aspects of being opiate free, or just being able to give you the time to offload any problems or concerns you may have in a non-confrontational manner. We actively encourage your partner/family to be present, but respect your privacy if you prefer they don’t attend the session.
Our counsellor, Clive Sanderson, has over ten years experience in dealing with substance misuse and the many related problems. He will be available most clinic days to the patients attending for an implant.
The counselling service is free and totally confidential and we would strongly recommend that you avail yourself of this service whilst you are waiting for an implant.