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The Living Room Hertfordshire is an award winning addiction recovery charity, founded in 2000. Our centres in Hertfordshire are in Stevenage and St Albans, staffed by highly-trained counsellors with lived experience of addition themselves.  We offer free, day-time, group counselling, peer support and workshop therapies using the 12-step programme.  Fortunately, we have a free crèche in Stevenage.  

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.

Sock it to Eating Disorders

This week is Eating Disorder Awareness Week. The Living Room is lending its support to the campaign in order to highlight how crucial it is for sufferers to seek help early.


Author: Mark Wiseman

Vicky Cottom London Marathon

Vicky is hoping to raise an incredible £2000 by running The VirginMoneyGiving London Marathon in April. Please lend her your support.


Author: Mark Wiseman

Target amount: £2,000.00

Amount raised: £450.00

Amelia’s Story

Amelia's life became unbearable because it was dominated by the behaviour of her son, who was addicted to drugs and alcohol. She suffered extreme violence at his hands is now receiving counselling treatment at The Living Room for her co-dependency.



Approach and Impact

Our structured treatment offers clients the hope of recovery whether their addiction is to alcohol, drugs or behaviours such as overeating, gambling, self-harm or relationships.


Author: Mark Wiseman

Become a Supporter of The Living Room - SOTLR

Are you interested in supporting the work we do? Do you have skills, energy and time to make a difference? Do you like being part of a social group with a community purpose? Why not become a Supporter of the Living Room and help to raise funds, give your time to a worth cause and have fun?



Location: 8-10 The Glebe,Chells Way, Stevenage

General Donation

In 2018, we are aiming to raise £20,180 in our general appeal. This represents the cost of successfully treating eight clients at our main counselling group.



Target amount: £20,000.00

Amount raised: £3,620.85


Our impact


The number of adults and children who accessed our services to receive treatment in 2016/17


is how much it costs to provide free daycare services per day, providing access to everyone.

10 months

The average stay in treatment for adults who then go on to stay in long term recovery



  • The Living Room 2 The Living Room Sponsored Walk

    The 2018 Sponsored Challenge is a cross country hike between The Living Room's centres in Stevenage and St Albans. Read more

  • The Living Room Quiz Night

    Join us for a Quizical night of fun, excitement and entertainment at The Living Room's Quiz Night. Come alone or bring your own team and test your general knowledge and trivia quizzing ability! Read more