Thanks to funding from the Big Lottery, for a few months from January 2021 Adfam is able to offer remote support sessions directly. Six counselling or support sessions are available to adults affected by a loved one's drug or alcohol use, and will be delivered via Zoom or telephone.
To request support, please complete the form below. We will be in touch, and once we've checked out that what we can offer is appropriate for you, we will put you in touch with a support worker or counsellor to arrange your first session. Please note that there is, at present, a short waiting list while we complete arrangements for some new support workers and counsellors to begin work with us. It may be a few weeks before your support sessions can begin, but we will be in touch as soon as possible.
You will need to have private use of a room and an appropriate device for your sessions, and we will also discuss any previous support, personal circumstances and ask about your mental health to ensure that providing you with remote sessions is safe and suitable for you.
What we offer
6 sessions of support from a skilled and experienced worker
Support sessions will provide you with the opportunity to explore how your loved one's drug or alcohol use is affecting you and to receive support with how to make changes if you would like to. Our experienced worker will spend time listening to you, and over the six sessions will also introduce a range of topics which we have found to be helpful to those affected by another person's substance use. Our worker will (metaphorically!) walk alongside you as you plan a way forward and may make suggestions for further support or advice if appropriate.
6 counselling sessions with a skilled and experienced counsellor
Counselling provides you with the opportunity to be supported in a non-directive way to explore whatever is going on for you. You may choose to talk about your loved one's substance use or something else may feel more pressing at the moment. Our counsellor won't give advice or cover particular topics with you - she will provide a space to support you emotionally with whatever you bring.
To request support sessions or counselling, please complete the form below.
Please note - we cannot guarantee that your application for support sessions will be successful. We will be in touch to talk it through with you and check that what we are offering is appropriate for you.
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