Families, friends & carers


Due to the current Coronavirus situation, we have had to make some changes to our services to ensure we keep our clients and staff safe:

  • Telephone & Online counselling is available
  • Some face to face counselling is available
  • Our Family and Friends groups are currently under review and have been suspended until further notice – Family and Friends can still access our 1-1 Counselling sessions
  • We are doing weekly welfare ‘check ins’ with our current face to face counselling clients
  • We are still accepting referrals by email and telephone – click here to make a referral. A telephone assessment will be acrried out once a referral is accepted.

Catalyst offer support for family members and carers

We recognise that drugs and alcohol affect everyone not just the person who is using them and we are here to help friends and family, while keeping confidentiality. People attending our family/carer activities soon realise that they are not alone and that actually many of the issues and problems they may have are also being experienced by others.  Our Family and Friends services are run by trained group workers and counsellors and provide advice, support, coping strategies and, most importantly, understanding.

Download our Reach Out Counselling Leaflet

We offer family and friends  groups in Surrey for those affected by their loved one’s drug and alcohol use.

*These groups are currently suspended until further notice. Family and Friends can still access our 1-1 counselling sessions

    To download the timetable, please click the link below:

    Family and Friends Timetable

    To find out more contact us.

    We offer 12 weeks of free counselling for family and friends affected by their loved one’s drug and alcohol use.

    We accept self referrals, GP and other organisation referrals.

    Find out more about Reach Out Counselling.


    To make a referral or for more information please contact us.

    Feedback clearly demonstrates that our services truly benefit family members and friends and are vital to their acceptance and approach to their loved one’s addiction.

    Other Support:

    If you live outside of Surrey, there are other organisations that can help. If you been bereaved through alcohol or drugs and need some support we would recommend BEAD who offer a fantastic service.

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