Sanctuary Lodge Reviews

Please read the comments from our alumni. They have all come from different walks of life and they have all have had different challenges to face. We always find alumni clients have various expectations for treatment which we listen to and then try to make improvements to our facilities and treatment. Check out the reviews as they share their thoughts on our facilities and their experiences attending them. All the reviews are verified but full names are removed for confidentiality.

Emma Watkins
08 Aug 2017
Great place. It's helped me more than I could ever have imagined. Friendly staff and very clean. I would recommend it to anybody that needs help. Thanks to all of you.
Adam S
07 Aug 2017
I would like to thank everyone at Sanctuary Lodge for my stay. Nick was my focal therapist and he was fantastic. It was good to have someone that i felt knew where i was coming from and where i needed to go in regards to my recovery. The food at the Lodge was great, good home cooking and i would like to thank the chef Kat for dishing up food just like my mum used to make. This is not a five star hotel but it was five star therapy. Thank you.
Steven Gilhooly
31 Jul 2017
I have had a great service from the therapists and support staff however I was sold a package that included a gym and a room with en-suite bathroom facilities I received neither instead my bathroom was used by others including a staff member I feel this has been a violation of my personal space and I've been offered no explanation or compensation I feel let down on these issues however the therapy has been great.
Hi Steven, Thanks for your review. The multi gym apparatus was replaced yesterday, The old multi gym needed to be replaced as we have to have special gym equipment for safety reasons so this does take some time to order, replace and install. We are investigating the issue with your bathroom and apologise for any confusion with your original booking. We are pleased you received a great service from the therapists and support staff and welcome you back to aftercare. All The Best The Sanctuary Lodge Team
Chris Gudger
31 Jul 2017
I thought my time at the lodge was very helpful and wish I could have stayed longer but had work commitments I will regularly come back Fridays I rate the Lodge very good
Mark R
29 Jul 2017
I have been a client at Sanctury Lodge for the last 4 weeks having checked in for alcohol addiction. Following my completion of the designated programme I have now been 'clean' for the first time in 29 years. I cannot emphasise enough how effective the treatment has been. By following the set curriculum and embracing every aspect of the programme I feel ready to continue my recovery. All the staff at the lodge have been helpful since day one including excellent one to one guidance from the therapists, group therapy, peer to peer liaison and step work leading to an increase in confidence and the necessary tools to continue combating the illness. The support team are always on hand, and the chef (Kat) is second to none. I will be forever grateful that I was afforded the opportunity to begin my recovery at Sanctury Lodge and would personally like to thank all those who helped me along the way.
Mark Tomlinson
28 Jul 2017
I have spent 5 weeks at Sanctuary Lodge. My time here has been a complete revalation. I came in feeling like a rabbit caught in the headlights, a man broken after years of destructive and insane behaviour. However, The brilliantly structured therapy linked in with the personal one to one care has been absolutely fantastic and superseded all my expectations. I really believe that the knowledge that I have gathered whilst here has saved my life and given me a solid foundation to build on going into onward recovery. Once again Thank You all so much. Sincerely, Mark.
Tom Thumb
28 Jul 2017
Attending Sanctuary lodge was the best decision I've made for a very long time. Walking through those doors was the turning point of my life, I was broken and alone. I was immediately welcomed by amazing support staff and fantastic therapists. The programme has started the rest of my life. My ones to ones with Ian were insightful, informative and extremely moving. My recovery has s rated and I have a solid foundation to build on thanks to the team and more importantly my peers. Highly recommended
27 Jul 2017
I have had a fantastic 5 weeks here, it really has been a great life experience. The therapy/therapists are fantastic and have taught me so much it's amazing. This has allowed me to have my life back again and I will never for get the experience and will always be grateful. The food is great and the building is kept very clean....lastly, the support staff are nice and very friendly.
Past Client
25 Jul 2017
Fantastic therapists/therapy, thoroughly enjoyed my time at the lodge. Only problem was that the gym was not in use. Overall, a life changing experience.
Hi Emma, Thanks for your review. The multi gym apparatus is being replaced but we have to have special gym equipment for safety reasons so this does take some time to order and replace. We are pleased you had a life changing experience and welcome you back to aftercare. All The Best The Sanctuary Lodge Team
25 Jul 2017
If you are expecting a high class and well managed facility, then think again. If you are open to a new and clean way of life and learning the 12 steps to recovery in a safe place then this is for you. Amazing support workers (especially Zinny, Vicky and Andy) who are patient and kind. Some fantastic therapists (Jenna, Steve and Nick) who suit all addictions and individuals. A gorgeous chef called Kat who really makes you feel at home. And for someone who was skeptical about group therapy I have come away from treatment with an awesome group of friends for life to be helped by and in turn help them. It works if you work it so work it you are worth it!!!!