I am a qualified and experienced counsellor who specialises in treatment for and recovery from addiction, I am also a front-line drugs and alcohol counsellor spending part of my time working within a residential rehabilitation clinic.
I am also an effective therapist and counsellor for help with anxiety, depression, low self-worth, lack of confidence, social phobia, compulsive and obsessive behaviours, life transitions, relationship issues and co-dependency.
Substance addiction and addictive behaviours, include alcohol, drugs, (illegal and prescription) gambling, work, relationships, exercise, sex, pornography, social media, OCD, gaming, shopping, food and eating, the list could go on, whatever it is you do more of than you would like to be doing and is causing you distress or problems in your life, I can offer help.
Through my own recovery journey and personal life challenges I became involved in healing and recovery communities and set out on a path that would ultimately change my life in ways that I could not have believed possible. Through finding the right healing relationships, the right support and accepting the help on offer, I changed, and changed for the better, and so today, I am working to help others find recovery for themselves.
Addiction counselling is about treating the mind, body, and spirit. It is a holistic approach that can be directional, challenging, and instructive, but can equally be empathic, relational, and compassionate. Firstly, I help my clients to properly understand and then hopefully accept their illness, before moving on to the effective treatment that is available to them. Then, if they have a genuine desire to be free, and can be open, honest, and willing to recover, there is a solution.
Addiction does not only affect the addict, it affects everyone close to them and family support and guidance can be an important part of the process. Along with ongoing support and guidance for the client, there is considerable recovery support available within the community if you know where to find it, and ongoing and aftercare services can be designed to meet the individual client's needs.
There is a solution. You can be free of your addiction, you can live a happy, joyous, and free life, you do not have to live this way anymore, there is a proven and tested way out.
Qualifications: Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, My own personal recovery and I am a BACP member