About Us

We believe everyone has potential and a life worth living.

The Living Room Hertfordshire is an award winning addiction recovery charity, founded by Janis Feely MBE in 2000 and now led by Chief Executive, Adrienne Arthurs. It runs two centres in Hertfordshire – one in Stevenage and one in St Albans, with highly-trained counsellors providing group counselling, peer support and workshop therapy.  All of our 12-step counsellors are in long-term recovery from addictions themselves.

Addiction is incredibly harmful to both individuals and families. It is often passed down the generations as a result of parents modelling addictive behaviours to their children who may also experience neglect or abuse. By supporting the whole family to recover together we break the generational cycle of addiction.

The services at each centre include:

Free intensive structured, abstinence-based day treatment for adults with substance addictions such as: alcohol or illicit and non-illicit drugs and behavioural addictions including: eating disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, self-harm, gambling, shoplifting, relationships, love and sex, hoarding, exercise, risky behaviour, excessive internet use including porn and gaming.

Free, Ofsted registered, on-site crèche in Stevenage on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays enabling parents to access treatment.

Free support and advocacy for parents with children on the ‘protection register’, including children in ‘looked after care’.

Free family and friends group therapy. 

Free complementary therapies parenting courses and workshops, mindfulness and meditation, healthy lifestyles checks

Contact your nearest centre for an appointment
We do not run waiting lists and undertake assessments within 3 days, our only criteria for accessing our services is a commitment to achieve abstinence from your addiction.

Stevenage: 8-10 The Glebe, Chells Way, Stevenage, Herts, SG2 0DJ
Telephone: 01438 355649  Email: enquiries@livingroomherts.org

St Albans: Rear of 156 Hatfield Road, St Albans, Herts, AL1 4 JA.
Telephone: 01727 854479  Email: enquiries@livingroomherts.org

We achieve excellent outcomes for addicts and their family and friends

  • Each year 60% to 70% of all people engaged with our services achieve abstinence recovery.
  • Each year 60 family members and friends regain their quality of life.
  • Over the last 15 years 46 children have been returned to their parents from ‘looked after care’ and many more have been removed from the Child Protection Register.

At rehab the separation from my kids was too hard for me to bear and the shock of coming out and having to face the real world again made me relapse. Now I’m at The Living Room I can care for my children, see my family and friends, and face the real world whilst getting the support I need.” Graduate of The Living Room Hertfordshire