Online Therapy Programmes for Addictions

Castle Telehealth, our online addiction therapy programme, serves the needs of people from any location, suffering from addictions to alcohol, drugs and gambling and other co-occurring disorders.

Our treatment model is abstinence-based, uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and follows the 12 Step model renowned worldwide.

Castle Telehealth reaches out across online platforms so that our successful, evidence-based addiction therapy can support those suffering from addiction, in their own home. Our programme is delivered by experienced, accredited therapists.

Components of the various programmes we offer include:

  • Biopsychosocial and psychiatric assessments,
  • Individual CBT therapy,
  • Group therapy,
  • Mindfulness,
  • Relapse prevention,
  • Psychoeducational lectures,
  • Family therapy,
  • Introduction to 12 Step recovery fellowships,
  • Wellness,
  • Recovery literature and assignments,
  • Continuing care plan.

View our Castle Telehealth brochure here

Our Experience

Our own 10 years of online experience

Castle Craig has run a successful Teletherapy Continuing Care Programme for over 10 years. Our therapists are experienced in delivering effective CBT techniques over an online platform and outcomes and patient satisfaction have been consistently high.

“Whilst I worked on a lot of issues at Castle Craig I realised I had more to do. I was able to have a therapist that took me through the next part of the journey. I was unable to go to the secondary unit due to work commitments and teletherapy was invaluable in helping me reintegrate into my family and the world.” (David, Teletherapy client)

The therapists at Castle Telehealth have a wealth of experience in:

  • Alcohol Addiction
  • Drug Addiction
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • 12-step facilitation
  • Prescription Drug Addiction
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Family Therapy
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Gaming Addiction
  • Consultant Psychiatrist Assessment
  • Psychotherapy Assessment
  • Eating Disorders
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Continuing Care

Our therapists have a wealth of experience in delivering CBT and 12 Step therapy programmes.

What We Treat Through Online Therapy

Online Therapy - How It Works

What approach is used in the online therapy sessions?

Your therapist uses a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET) approach to explore links between thoughts, feelings, physical symptoms and behaviours. CBT and MET help you to realistically evaluate your negative thoughts and unhelpful behaviours and find alternative coping strategies. As you re-engage with your work colleagues, family and society after leaving treatment you experience many challenges and threats to your recovery. In the safe and confidential setting of online therapy you can address and explore your feelings in a supportive environment.

What equipment do I need for Castle Telehealth?

You need a good internet connection and a camera function on your laptop or a smart phone. If you work through a desktop then you will need a webcam and earphones with an inbuilt microphone.

Is the line secure?

Castle Telehealth uses a system that meets recommended standards to protect the privacy and security of teletherapy sessions. Our therapists always operate in a private room.

How much does it cost?

Some health insurers such as BUPA cover online therapy. Please ask our Admissions team for more information.

We have been delivering online therapy for over 10 years.

Castle Craig has been offering 'teletherapy' for over 10 years. Evidence shows that those that have completed 2 to 6 weeks in treatment can be vulnerable to relapse when returning home. Whilst you will have addressed many issues in treatment and broken the denial system, returning to your home community can be a testing time not only for the patient but also their families. We introduced teletherapy counselling at the request of our patients. Our research has shown that 71% of those that participated in further counselling via teletherapy have had sustained sobriety.

Research to support online therapy

While the gold standard of care is residential rehab, there is a wide evidence base to support online therapy programmes.

“Clients often led the way, with therapists rapidly discovering that not only was it possible to communicate meaningfully over the Internet, there were even distinct advantages to conversations carried out in this way (Anthony Jung, President of the International Society for Mental Health Online; British Journal of Guidance and Counselling. 2010).

A 2007 study A Comprehensive Review and a Meta-Analysis of the Effectiveness of Internet-Based Psychotherapeutic Interventions by researchers in the Journal of Technology in Human Services, found strong support for the adoption of online psychological interventions as a legitimate therapeutic activity and suggest several insights in regard to its application.

A 2017 study published in JAMA Psychiatry entitled Effectiveness of Online Collaborative Care for Treating Mood and Anxiety Disorders in Primary Care reported improvements in mental health–related quality of life, mood, and anxiety symptoms, in those who made use of Internet Support Groups combined with computerised CBT.

Read what our online therapy users say:

“Whilst I had been advised it may be difficult when I got home, I had not realised how difficult it would be in returning to my relationship and job. Without continued counselling I don’t think I would have got through it as during my counselling sessions we were able to look at my returning to old behaviours and to work on my new attitude. I also benefited from CBT which helped me to continue with changing my thinking, thoughts and feelings.” (Anonymous)


“I returned home with the opinion that I did not need any more counselling. The first week was ok but when everybody got used to me being home I found it difficult. I needed someone to understand and to continue to reinforce what I had learnt in treatment. I rang Castle Craig in the second week and signed up for 10 sessions that were so useful that I signed up for another 10. I am clean today and attend AA and have a sponsor. Very grateful.” (Tanya)


“Whilst I worked on a lot of issues at Castle Craig I realised I had more to do. I was able to have a therapist that took me through the next part of the journey. I was unable to go to the secondary unit due to work commitments and teletherapy was invaluable in helping me reintegrate into my family and the world.” (David)

Contact Us for More Information about Castle Telehealth

Castle Telehealth is run by Castle Craig Hospital. We are a leading residential rehab clinic, and since 1988 we have been providing treatment from addictions.

We know that taking the first step towards recovery can be challenging and Castle Telehealth harnesses over 30 years of residential rehab to reach out across platforms and provide a treatment option for those who need treatment for their addiction.

For more information about our online programme contact the Castle Telehealth Admissions Team who can guide you through what we offer and can conduct a preliminary, free assessment of your needs.