Online Therapy Programmes for Addictions

Experience the best of both worlds with our PRO Pathway

Our unique approach to online therapy allows you to experience 3 weeks of residential rehab with 3 weeks of online therapy from home. The Castle Telehealth online therapy programme is an effective way to leave addiction behind and find balance in your life.

Our digital therapy platforms connect you directly to our experienced addictions therapists and clinicians from the comfort of your own home. We have structured the programmes to give you the flexibility to fit in your therapy around your day-to-day life. For those who struggle to afford residential rehab this is an affordable treatment option while still retaining online face-to-face contact and the dynamics of group sharing and learning.

Our online learning platform give you the psycho-educational tools you need to address mental health challenges within a cognitive behavioural approach.

Our Online Therapy Programme

Components of our online programmes include:

  • Individual therapy,
  • Group therapy,
  • Mindfulness,
  • Relapse prevention,
  • Psychoeducational lectures,
  • 12 Step treatment model,
  • Recovery literature and therapeutic exercises,
  • Continuing care plan.

PRO Pathway 

This Part Residential/Online programme is a unique approach to addiction treatment combining 3 weeks inpatient assessments, detox and rehab with a further 3 weeks on our online Foundation programme. It is the best of both worlds at an affordable price.

Assessments

This includes a biopsychosocial and chronological substance use/ behaviour history; comprehensive needs assessment; problem identification; personal goals and objectives. Patients receive a consultation with a Consultant Psychiatrist and any issues during the 3 weeks of treatment are discussed by our Psychiatrist-led multidisciplinary team.

Detox

Patients are assessed and detoxed in our Kirkurd Unit which provides one week detoxification and introduction to groups and individual therapy. Kirkurd Unit has Coronavirus control measures in place and we provide Covid-19 tests, and a short period of isolation with online connection and medical and therapeutic attention for 5-7 days before patients join the rest of the community at Castle Craig. Patients are allowed to go outside and this period gives you a short time to detox and for your body to recover before joining in our intensive therapy programme. Our recent satisfaction report for the Kirkurd Unit scored a 100% satisfaction rate.

Residential Rehab

On joining the patient community you will be immersed in our 12 Step treatment programme. With your therapist you will explore links between thoughts, feelings, physical symptoms and behaviours via a 12 Step, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET) approach. Our daily group therapy sessions allow you to share and learn from others in the same situation as you with a therapist present. Our inpatient programme offers full board, fitness and wellness, intensive therapeutic treatment programme and medical services, and complementary therapies in our 50 acre private estate.

3 Weeks Online Foundation Programme

Our online Foundation Track comprises 2 weekly individual therapy sessions and 2 group therapy sessions.

Our online learning platform is set up to provide you with calendar appointments, recorded psycho-educatoinal lectures, links to specially selected online recovery groups and our programme literature.

Your focal therapist will closely and regularly review your case, with supervision by a senior clinical staff member and support from our multi-disciplinary team at Castle Craig.

At this point you are still under our care and your case is still monitored and discussed daily by our multidisciplinary team at Castle Craig until your medical discharge.

Online Therapy - How It Works

Online therapy offers you the chance to rebuild your life, improve your relationships, address mental health issues and enhance your work performance. 

How will I keep in touch with my therapist?

You will receive a secure log in to our online learning platform which is set up to provide you with calendar appointments for 1:1 and group therapy, recorded psycho-educational lectures, links to specially selected online recovery groups and our programme literature.

What is CBT and MET?

CBT and MET help you to realistically evaluate your negative thoughts and unhelpful behaviours and find alternative coping strategies.

What is Continuing Care?

As you re-engage with your work colleagues, family and society after leaving treatment you are likely to experience many challenges and threats to your recovery. In the safe and confidential setting of our our online continuing care therapy you can address and explore your feelings in a supportive environment.

What equipment do I need for online therapy?

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 online therapy cost?

Costs range from £150 for a one-to-one therapy session with a qualified addictions therapist, to £12,000 for the PRO Pathway (3 weeks inpatient and 3 weeks online). Some health insurers such as BUPA cover online therapy. Our Admissions team can help advise you on any questions you may have about costs and funding.

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.

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
  • 12-step facilitation
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • 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

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:

"Even though I am sometimes struggling to find time for both my personal and professional life and recovery I can't imagine a better way of doing this - I mean it feels like hard work on all those [domains] but at least I did not have to put my life on hold."

"I don't know if I could afford staying in recovery for weeks, but I know this way of doing things, you know, working on yourself online, is actually amazing - I feel the freedom but also necessity to do the work to get my self through all this dreadful disease."

“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)

“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.