Individual therapy involves daily one-on-one sessions with professional therapists,
tailor-made to your needs. Our experienced therapeutic staff are passionate and
highest standards of confidentiality to ensure a level of trust. A variety of
techniques and modalities are combined and utilized, including the following:
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
DBT is an advanced psychotherapy approach, frequently used in the treatment of dual diagnosis.
Although DBT has achieved prominence with the treatment of personality disorders, it has proven
highly beneficial in equipping one with practical coping tools to counteract the negative effects of
trauma and a range of compulsive behaviors. The focal elements include core mindfulness, distress
tolerance, emotional regulation and interpersonal effectiveness.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Continues to be one of the most valued and empirically supported
therapeutic options for the treatment of addiction. CBT works on the premise that the way one thinks
about something will influence how one acts. Therefore, dysfunctional thinking patterns become the
intervention point, which assists with the recognition of self-defeating thought patterns that
trigger distressing emotions and harmful behavior.
Mindfulness therapy is a state of active, open attention on the present. It forms an integral part
of dialectical therapy and complements cognitive behavioural therapy by creating a deeper degree of
awareness. A therapy specialist trained in this practice can assist with developing the necessary
skills and level of self-discipline that is required to simply focus on the current moment.
Effective practical groups are held in our gardens and surrounds in order to promote mindfulness.
Includes a variety of techniques which may be utilized in combination with CBT and DBT. These may
also include any of the following specialized modalities:
Spontaneous Healing Intra-systemic Process
This creates an environment within which the internal spontaneous healing process of the client may
follow its natural self-normalising sequence and in this manner allow the emotional wound to heal
itself. Ultimately it is the connection of the client with his or her disconnected pain and
vulnerability (wound) that brings about healing. The internal disconnected information is what we
refer to as trauma. The therapist/facilitator continually guides the client to remain in his or her
healing space of autonomic regulation and to reclaim disconnected areas of the self.
Solution-focused therapy is a goal directed approach which emphasizes solutions rather than
problems. It involves the transformation of negatives into positives by encouraging the
acknowledgement of one’s strengths, resilience and uniqueness. Through honest self-evaluation,
harmful behaviour is challenged and negative beliefs are reframed into rational thoughts. While
working with a therapy specialist, one’s self-esteem is reinforced through affirmations,
compliments, goal-setting, gratitude and validation, to ensure the individual needs of the clients
Music And Art Therapy
Music and art therapy are incredibly therapeutic and helpful to those who struggle with expressing
emotions. It is a gentle and creative approach that assists with self-discovery and/ or deep-seated
issues that have conditioned the client’s behaviour over time. The specialist therapist is present
the entire session in order to guide the process and offer unconditional support.
Adult-child therapy is a unique specialized program that has been developed to help adult men and
women address feelings of depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and feelings of shame that may stem
from childhood. These unresolved issues are common as a result of growing up in a home where
dysfunction was prevalent. It is also a helpful tool for those who have lived in the care of a
narcissist, depressed, workaholic, mentally unstable and/or neglectful parent.
Introduction To 12 Step Program
White River Manor has adopted its own signature style to treating addiction which provides a more
holistic approach compared to traditional 12-Step Programs. We construct a truly individualised
treatment plan created around your personal preferences and therapeutic requirements, which can
include a variety of options regarding 12 Step elements, as these are known to provide a solid
foundation for recovery.
Pastoral/ Spiritual Counselling
Pastoral or spiritual counselling at our elite treatment centre is offered by licensed mental health
professionals or addiction specialists who have been formally trained in pastoral counselling. A
pastoral counsellor offers a person a safe refuge and respite from judgement so they may seek and
receive forgiveness and reconcile their behavior with their spiritual values.