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Life Works at The Cottage


Life Works at The Cottage Review

Located in a confidential location in the Surrey countryside, The Cottage is a private luxury residential treatment facility that is part of the Life Works organization and licensed with the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the regulator of health and social care in England. The Cottage specializes in the treatment of a wide range of mental illnesses, substance abuse and eating disorders. It provides comprehensive, individualized treatment programming, treating only one client at a time at a confidential facility 30 minutes outside of London.

Accommodations and Food

The client’s entire stay is organized through a personal program coordinator. If needed, the facility has a chauffeur pick up the client from anywhere in the UK. Residents stay in a beautiful Georgian home in the Surrey countryside. Far removed from public view, clients enjoy a luxury environment that places a premium on comfort and privacy.

Clients stay in luxurious rooms fit with a king-sized bed, lounge area with a TV and Internet, lush furniture and bedding as well as an en suite bathroom. Residents enjoy a complimentary laundry and dry cleaning service, a secluded garden, and access to a library and gym.

Residents of the Cottage enjoy a first-class dining experience with meals prepared by expert chefs. The menu is designed around the client’s specific dietary restrictions and preferences.

Treatment and Staff

The Cottage provides a thorough and sophisticated approach to care that treats the whole person rather than the symptom. To this end, the physical, mental, social and spiritual elements of each person are all components of recovery. During intake, clients undergo a comprehensive assessment that includes medical, psychiatric and psychological components. From there, the client and staff work together to develop the most effective treatment plan tailored to meet the specific needs of the client. If needed, Life Works provides a tailored medical detox program that includes around the clock supervision and safe medication to ease withdrawal symptoms.

The Cottage specializes in the care of clients with substance use disorders, eating disorders, gambling addictions, depression, anxiety and executive stress. The facility offers an individualized approach to treatment that integrates a host of therapies including evidence-based methods like CBT and DBT, the spiritual 12-step recovery model and complementary models like yoga, reflexology, meditation and Shiatsu, a form of Japanese physical therapy that strengthens the body’s ability to heal itself. Other complementary therapies include aromatherapy massage, indian head massage and acupuncture. The Cottage also utilizes holistic methods like drama therapy, experiential learning through equine therapy as well as psychoeducational courses like nutritional support, addiction as a disease and relapse prevention. Individual and family therapy are key aspects to the programming.

The Life Works team is comprised of primary therapists, complementary therapists, psychiatrist, dietician, a nursing staff, housekeeper, chef and personal trainer.


The Cottage’s clientele can also expect an array of leisure activities including access to a state of the art gym and a personal trainer. The facility provides spa treatments, horseback riding and golfing at an 18-hole course designed by former Ryder Cup captain, John Jacobs. Clients can also go on a “driving experience” at the Brooklands motor racing circuit or take a fly fishing lesson with world renowned expert, Peter Cockwill. All of these activities are arranged through the client’s personal support worker, who is available around the clock.

The facility provides a two day family works program to help re-establish trust and communication between clients and their family.

The Cottage takes client’s privacy seriously, and the client is never be contacted without consent.

In Summary

The Cottage is a luxury detox and residential treatment facility that specializes in the care of premier clients struggling with substance use and eating disorders as well as those with co-occurring disorders. It offers world-class accommodations and completely tailored comprehensive programming that synchronizes holistic, experiential, evidence-based and complementary therapies in addition to wellness activities. For clients seeking a top-notch facility that provides a thorough and confidential treatment plan, the Cottage is as good as it gets.

Life Works at The Cottage Location

Undisclosed Address
The Grange
High Street, Old Woking
GU22 8LB

Life Works at the Cottage Cost

£15,000 GBP [$19,829 USD, per publishing day exchange rate] (per week); most insurance accepted. Reach Life Works by phone at +440 1483 610 819 or by email. Find Life Works on Facebook and Twitter

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