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When you picture rehab, you probably imagine celebrity-types swanning about in bath robes luxuriating with mediation and massages. However, at South Pacific Private, we believe rehab that works is not a passive activity. It’s less like a relaxing break in a private hotel, and more like...

Consultant Therapist and supporter of South Pacific Private, Sharalyn Drayton from ARISE Counselling Solutions has shared with us her recent article on Betrayal Trauma. ABSTRACT Imagine being in a car accident. Out of the blue, someone smashes into you. You didn't see it coming and you are not...

Addiction and Recovery I smoked my first cigarette when I was 11.  My parents both smoked.  My mother had beautiful hands and lovely nails which were always varnished light pink.  I thought she looked extremely glamorous the way she held and smoked her cigarette.  I couldn’t...