Sensatori Space Cyprus

Due Diligence

Choosing a treatment centre can be a daunting prospect. It is often difficult to know what to ask.

While finding a centre that suits your lifestyle is always important, it is equally important to remember the primary purpose of treatment – to get well. Treatment centres vary enormously, and although luxury spas and a hotel-like experience may look tempting, you absolutely need to ensure the quality of their clinical programme matches it.

Don’t concern yourself with being overly polite; list the questions you wish to ask. Money and time are important, and you want yours to be well spent.

Consider a few pertinent questions.

When a centre needs to make a clinical decision about your treatment you need to be assured that their decision is in your best interests. Invariably, if a centre is run primarily as a financial concern, ethical complications can arise. Investors, by the very definition have a financial vested interest and may look to sway the clinical decisions that are made. Understandably their bottom line may be to make a profit.

Sensatori Space is a family owned and run business driven by personal experiences

Ask if the centre is a fully registered business and is accountable to the ethical rules and regulations of the industry and country in which it operates. It is important to ascertain that the environment you are entering is a safe one.

Sensatori Space is a fully registered facility in Cyprus.

Sometimes a centre may charge different fees dependent on your country of origin. Ask for clarification on the payment policy to avoid any unnecessary misunderstandings. Refund policies may also vary so don’t be frightened to ask the question.

It is important to understand the refund policy of a centre you choose. Some will not offer a refund policy regardless of circumstances while others may appreciate that sometimes the centre and the client are not a good fit.

At Sensatori Space we provide refunds on a pro-rata basis (subject to our refund policy). This allows our clients to invest in their recovery elsewhere and we will always make recommendations if appropriate.

Ensure that you understand the credentials of the clinical team. Most websites will outline the qualifications and experience of their staff.

At Sensatori Space, we only employ Masters qualified clinical staff in a role directly relevant to their education and with extensive practical experience. The support staff come from a diverse background but all have direct educational or experiential skills.

While we appreciate that highly qualified clinicians don’t necessarily make good therapists, we believe that a high level of education provides a strong foundation for any therapist. In addition, it is essential that they build upon the theory, formal guidelines, and practices learnt with practical experience. There are many well-intended individuals, but we believe that any personal experiences or motivations need to be underpinned by strong clinical training and practical experience.

All treatment centres have different areas of expertise and it is essential that you ask the right questions to understand the clinical approach of any centre that you are interested in.

At Sensatori Space, we specialise in the treatment of addiction, trauma, anxiety, depression and dual diagnosis.

Treatment centres come and go. It is important to establish the longevity of the centre and its primary staff. It is likely that an established business that has solid roots is a business that operates ethically and successfully.

The experience of the staff and the facility is an important factor in the selection process.

Sensatori Space has been operating on the Costa Del Sol since 2008. This speaks to the strength of our programme.

As with any role experience is invaluable. Each case is individual and specific. It is therefore important that clinicians have a large and diverse set of experiences to draw on.

We pride ourselves on being a small bespoke centre that can offer the personal approach.

Our owner has worked in this field for nearly 40 years (in a clinical role) in some of the most renowned centres in the world such as Sierra Tucson and Cottonwood in America.

Residential therapy intends to concentrate and accelerate the healing process. It is inevitable that during this time there will be an inclination to distract yourself to avoid emotional pain. Residential treatment is successful because the environment is a ‘safe’ one in which to live these emotions rather than escape them.

At Sensatori Space, we create a safe environment in which our clients can do the emotional work. In removing some of these emotional crutches we believe we accelerate the healing process and allow clients to return to their lives sooner.

We are one of the first centres in Europe to go tobacco free. We made the decision three years ago on a clinical level despite the adverse financial implications this might have. Our experience has been the contrary – we have thrived under this policy. Our experience has been that this significantly enhances a clients process.

We do appreciate that many will return to smoking when they leave.

Spirituality and religion can often be confused. While religion asks you to adhere to a set of principles, attitudes and beliefs, spirituality uses your inner-self to find individual faith. Most treatment centres will adopt some kind of holistic approach.

At Sensatori Space, we offer a holistic approach that has a diverse range of therapeutic modalities. We present these approaches to our clients and develop a bespoke programme of ongoing recovery best suited to their needs and beliefs. We are experts in dealing with different cultures, ethnicities, religions and beliefs. We think the best definition of spirituality is your personal definition, not ours.

Websites should be an accurate reflection of the centre.

Ask for testimonials. It is often difficult to find independent testimonials when looking at a treatment centre abroad but many will offer ex-clients or professionals as an accurate point of reference.

At Sensatori Space, we understand the reassurance that speaking to people who have experienced our treatment programme first-hand can provide for you. We are happy to connect you with past clients should you so wish. We work in conjunction with many leading professionals in the UK and worldwide as their preferred residential centre.