The Liberation Place 

Welcome to the interactive website designed by people in recovery to support people in Capture Logo 2recovery. Whether you are seeking support for mental health concerns, addiction concerns, or a combination of the 2, for yourself or a loved one, you have found a place to explore all of your issues and concerns without judgement or expectation.

If you are an individual actively using substances, gambling, playing video games, watching pornography, or shopping excessively, the list is endless of those that can find what they are looking for right here at The Liberation Place. For those of you looking for support with depression, anxiety, or any other mental health concern you may be dealing with, The Liberation Place is designed to support your unique and individual needs.

Addiction and mental health issues often drive a wedge right through the middle of any family unit, causing parents to argue, siblings to feel abandoned and leaves the loved one with the addiction feeling alienated and misunderstood. If this is an issue for you and your family, we strive to work within the family unit, collectively and individually, to reunite those that have separated and promote a healthy living environment that fosters respect and understanding for all. We do this while developing healthy boundaries within the home that offer peace and serenity where chaos once was.

Up until this point, the general consensus from most people in the field of addiction and mental health support was, to achieve a successful sustainable recovery, it was necessary to remove the problem from the person and/or the environment. As individuals, we were taught to do this by ignoring our thoughts and feelings, suppressing our emotions, and avoiding our triggers. While in the family it was often accomplished in an authoritative manner, to show "tough love", and have the one with the "problem" evicted from the home in the hope they would see the "error of their ways" and change their behaviours.

For some families this is a successful strategy as it leaves the individual with no choice but to follow the rules set out in the home or leave. When the person is faced with this ultimatum, it can strike a chord that sparks them into gear and motivates them to make the changes being asked of them. While his can be an effective tactic, we believe this is a consideration as a last resort, as for many this is a disastrous journey into separation, anxiety, guilt, shame, and depression, that leaves all of those involved in a place of resentment, anger, and blame.

For those of us that deal with the addiction and mental health issues, that are usually told to stop doing the things we have been doing to cope, we must fight the thoughts and feelings we are experiencing, and most importantly, we are told we have to be strong in order to get rid of this drive we have that wants to escape from the daily problems we experience in life. We are usually treated to several different tactical approaches that are designed make us stop what we are doing. However, they usually leave us filled with guilt, shame, and fear which are many of the things we are escaping from in the first place, and our inability to cope with life is the reason we do what we do.

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But what if there was a different way?

What if this way was available to you and it was a way that, with time, a desire to change, and lots of hard work, could avoid the conflict and chaos we experience, and allow peace of mind for you as an individual, and balance and cohesion for the family unit. Remember, almost all of the things you are fighting to understand and remove from your life are the probably the solution to your problems, and not the problem itself. When you take on the problem, and deal with the real issues you are struggling with, the solution is often no longer needed when the problem is no longer there. 

The Liberation Place offers you a way to make this happen, but not in the way you have been taught to try, and probably failed to do, before. To explore this with us join our community today, its absolutely free! you will gain access to all the resources available on this site including videos and workbooks containing all the information you need to make the changes you are trying to make, along with regular newsletters providing links to the new tools and skills added each week, access to free online groups facilitated by peers and professionals, and the ability to create your own unique recovery model that you can cater to your specific recovery needs. 

If it's time to make a change and reach out for the support, recovery is a journey that starts with just one step, and only you alone can choose to take that step, but remember you are not destined to be alone when you choose to take that step with The Liberation Place!

Who We Are

The Liberation Place is a unique Addiction and Mental Health community, designed by individuals with lived experience of both Addiction and Mental Health. Our approach is unique in the field, not only because we offer one on one counselling, group therapy, and telephone support (text and voice) for individuals and their families, at the same time, with the same person, all designed around the individual needs you and your loved ones decide upon together. 

We work from a recovery model with a client centred focus, all of which is implemented by people who have actual real-life experience of where you are at in your recovery right now.  We offer a variety of different programs, incorporating a variety of approaches, including educational services for Healthcare Professionals and the public, individual counselling with a harm reduction or abstinence-based model, and a complete family support program, designed around your family needs and focussed on your own recovery journey. 

The Liberation Place uses a Schema Therapy Approach, an integrative psychotherapy which incorporates the tools of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy, Psychoanalysis, Object Relations Theory, Attachment Theory, and Gestalt Therapy. Schema Therapy provides the tools to work with complex clients experiencing maladaptive behaviours in adult life as a result of early childhood experiences. Most people are totally unaware of the Recovering addictionautomatic behaviours we have developed as a direct result of unmet needs as a child, and without awareness in this area, the vast majority of individuals would continue along the same path completely unaware of the possibilities for change in their environment. 

When you work with The Liberation Place, we become an interactive member of your team, providing the necessary support you need to make productive changes in your world. The ultimate goal of our engagement in your recovery is to provide you with the tools you need to continue on your journey without the close support of an outside influence. If this sounds like an approach you would like to know more about, and you would like to make some changes in your behaviours, take a look at the information contained in our website that we offer here The Liberation Place, along with the external resources provided on addiction. If it's time to make a change and reach out for the support, recovery is a journey that starts with just one step, and only you alone can choose to take that step, but remember you are not destined to be alone when you choose to take that step with The Liberation Place!