Charter Day Care was launched in 2008 to provide intensive, effective and affordable addiction treatment in central London, where a person can get well in the context of their lives. It has been hugely successful in terms of client numbers as well as quality of recovery, with a thriving aftercare service that is testament to this fact. Working from a psychodynamic approach and employing the 12 step method alongside motivational interviewing, gestalt therapy, creative arts and body workshops, somatic experiencing (for trauma) and CBT techniques, Charter has a well rounded and successful treatment programme. In 2010 we opened Charter Residential, a 10 bed sober living house in Primrose Hill with 24/7 on site residential support, boundaries and community living. This is for people needing extra support either through treatment, some sort of transition ( e.g. geographical or relationship) or through a difficult period.
We treat most addictions including substance misuse, co dependence and sex and love addiction, bulimia, over eating, work addiction and crucially involve family members whenever appropriate. Many of our clients are relapsers who haven’t been able to get well elsewhere, the costs are surprisingly affordable. Our programme is flexible so that minimum attendance is one full week after which we can agree a schedule of attendance according to assessment – containment is key and we will never agree a care plan that we feel sets the client up to fail.
We mean business in terms of recovery and go the extra mile to ensure the quality of recovery gained is sustainable. This is a small and personal organisation where every team member, including admin, knows every client, and where the director and founder is hands on so that you are as likely to see her in group, in an intervention or making the team a cup of tea! We are FDAP accredited and approved with several different insurance companies.
Once you are part of the Charter family, the door is always open.