Why Focus 12 is different

Our abstinence based treatment programme is for adults with addictions to drugs and/or alcohol.

Assessment and admission

THE JOURNEY begins when a client
makes contact with our
admissions specialists.

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Treatment

For some clients, treatment may begin with a detox monitored by our medical staff, counselling and admission teams.

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Aftercare and reintegration

Our AFTERCARE programmes in Bury St Edmunds and London are post-graduation weekly meetings with a peer group and therapeutic team member.

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Recovery at Focus12

Our programme is based around REAL LIFE RECOVERY. Clients live in and around Bury St Edmunds rather than in a closed ‘locked down’ environment. In this way we are able to teach a more realistic recovery; clients experience and enjoy the beautiful market town every single day. The treatment programme allows them to practice their coping skills on the streets, which is where it really matters. A strong recovery group thrives in Bury St Edmunds, meaning clients are able to connect with the community safely.

Real Life

Groups of three to six clients share homes and learn from each other how to avoid day to day temptations. They walk through the town to and from treatment, past pubs, shops selling alcohol and potentially drug deals just as they will on graduation. This is real life recovery. Treatment lasts between a minimum of four weeks to twelve weeks. It is especially important that our counsellors have enough time to work with their clients, identifying key areas for work and applying sufficient treatment. For this reason we encourage a longer stay where possible, building as much ‘recovery capital’ as possible and consequently ensuring long term success.

Whilst our treatment is not totally based on a 12 step programme, we insist clients engage with Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) during their stay. We strongly encourage them to maintain this after graduation as the fellowship and friendship they gain helps to strengthen their long term recovery.

Typically we have between 15 and 20 clients at Focus12 at any one time, so we are able to channel our treatment resources in an intensive yet deeply caring way. Why not get in touch with our Admissions Team book an assessment, seek advice or find out more. 

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About Bury St Edmunds

Tony

CEO

Tony lives in a small village in Suffolk with his wife Natasha and 3 dogs. They have a son who lives in the Netherlands.
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Di

Head of Counselling and Therapeutic Services

Di is the longest serving member of the Focus Family, and leads up the Therapeutic/ Counselling Team.
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Jamie

Fundraising and Business Development Manager

Another arrival of 2017, Jamie brings global experience to the Team. He has enjoyed a multitude of jobs, from finance in Hong Kong...
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Duncan

Senior Key Worker


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Kirsten

volunteer counsellor

Kirsten is a volunteer counsellor at Focus. She is currently completing her Masters degree in clinical social work. Previous to moving to ...
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Zoe

Office and Admissions Manager

Zoe joined Focus12 as a receptionist in 2012, and has climbed the ranks to lead up the Administration Team.
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Eleanor

Admissions Officer

El has experienced Focus12 first hand- she came here for help in 2015 after 10 years of addiction. She is now an active member...
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Tanya

Counsellor

Tanya is an addiction counsellor at Focus12. She has a masters degree in Dramatherapy which uses a psychodynamic approach...
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Tom

Counsellor

Tom has a Degree from the University of Bath in Addiction Counselling and is a member of The Federation of Drug and ...
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Mandy

Key Worker

Mandy joined Focus 12 in 2017, and is delighted to be working here. A member of the BACP and registered counsellor aims to ...
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What our clients say about Focus12

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“I would have lost my son without your support. You saved my sons life.”

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“The best thing that ever happened to me- Focus12 totally changed my life”

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