In recovery from addiction to alcohol and drugs himself since 1996, Mike Delaney has had first-hand experience of the devastating effects of addiction on an individual and their loved ones and is passionate about helping others to succeed in recovery. He has had vast experience working with sufferers of alcohol, drug, sex and gambling addiction, eating disorders, depression, trauma and co-dependency.
Mike treats each client as an individual, conducting an initial assessment of their needs in order to help identify the core issues underpinning their addiction. A personalised therapy plan will then be agreed, supported by a range of therapeutic interventions including one-to-one work, group sessions, and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy as required.
Treatments available include;
The need was identified for specialist staff to deal with the complex issues and behaviours which may accompany substance misuse; the result of this work being ‘The Dorabella Model’, a specialist model of residential treatment that is totally focused on the individual needs of each client. Following a modular system, it addresses all potential areas of need including educational needs, life-skills, cognitive skills, behavioural needs, emotional needs and social skills.
Unfortunately, due to the politics of funding and severe cuts to public funding, The Dorabella Model had to be shelved as, despite many clients wishing to avail of the service, no organisation would support the cost required to help this vulnerable group.