“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass; it’s about learning to dance in the rain.”
– Vivian Greene
At Phoenix Guardians we also understand that relapse may be a part of the process for some dependent individuals. We know that recovery can be full of pitfalls. Our attitude to relapse is that it is not a failure, but rather a valuable opportunity to learn how to achieve future success by paying attention to what hasn’t worked. We are committed to working with our clients through the highs and the lows of the recovery journey.
This is why we are devoted to our bespoke support and continued aftercare provision, as we believe having a constant source of support is critical to successful recovery. Our clients inform us that our expertise and continued professionalism in this area is second to none, offering a unique service and support structure that goes beyond what many other service-providers offer.
Our Sober Coaches offer guidance and companionship to individuals going through the process of substance recovery. The Sober Coaches are a key part of a consistent team approach and the aftercare support plan. Whether the individual is at an early stage of intervention or aiming to navigate life after detox or attending a treatment facility, our coaches empower the individual to implement positive change in their day-to-day life from the moment they are engaged.
As part of our tailored approach, coaching can be flexible. It may encompass just a few days a week, eight hours a day for seven days a week, or even 24-7 support is available, depending on the individual’s specific requirements at the time. For example, our senior Sober Coach was engaged during a home-detox phase in another country. Here the Sober Coach worked closely as part of a team that included a doctor, counsellor and case manager to home-detox the client and provide 24/7 support for a consecutive 10-day period during this critical time. The coach was later engaged to work on the client’s lifestyle plan as part of our aftercare and support.
A Coach will assist individuals to identify potential challenges and triggers before they arise. They will bring accountability and work to empower clients to identify realistic goals and to help implement the created Healthy Lifestyle Plan towards achieving a rewarding sober lifestyle.
Many of our Sober Coaches are Certified Life Coaches and are often recovered addicts themselves with multiple years of sobriety. Our team are skilled communicators and provide companionship and practical guidance to the client in a one-on-one setting anywhere in the world, helping to empower the client to improve their life decisions.
It is important to know that our coaches do not act as an individual’s therapist. Where mental health issues or past trauma is present we have experienced therapists in our team who can engage with clients to address these therapeutic considerations. A Coach’s focus is purely solution-based, focusing on the individual’s strengths, goals, objectives, and the choices they make and most importantly the actions they take on a day-by-day basis.
As an integral part of our continued aftercare support, we recognise that a holistic approach is required to achieve long lasting success. We therefore provide counselling and/or therapy in the form of individual counselling, couple counselling, family therapy, or psychotherapy, depending on the client’s needs.
We appreciate that the complexity of each client’s personal schedule needs to be balanced against the importance of maintaining consistency for therapeutic value. Bearing this in mind, we therefore also offer sessions face-to-face, via Skype or phone.
We believe counselling and therapy is an important element of a successful recovery. The personalised combination of therapy alongside Sober Coaching is a powerful mix that tackles the issues behind the substance dependency.
Issues that can be addressed through counselling and therapy: