Psychotherapy and Counselling in
Addiction affects many people throughout their lives and can be very obvious or more subtle in its manifestation. Common addictions are cigarette smoking, alcohol and or drug abuse, food addiction and more obsessive addicitions such as over-excercising, working too hard, or addiction to perfectionism. All these addictions are masking inner disturbance or upset such as depression, low self-esteem, shyness, fear of abandonment, fear of failing and so on. Addictions have a serious affect of physical and psychological health and can lead to poor performance at work, losing ones job, depression, panic attacks, paranoia, sleep disturbance and difficulties in personal relationships.
If you feel that you are dependant on drugs, alchohol, smoking or anything else that causes you to spend too much money, affects your relationships negatively and changes your behaviour and moods, then addiction therapy can help you.
What is Addiction Psychotherapy & Counselling?
Counselling can help you find out whether you have an addiction and decide how this might best be treated, whether with counselling, medication or more intensive help. Psychotherapy can also help in establishing the root cause of why you have become addicted and what lies behind the addiction. If necessary we can offer an appointment with an addiction psychiatrist who may also be able to refer you to a rehabilitation centre.
Find out the underlying causes of your Addiction
Gain self-understanding and insight into your Addiction by examining feelings, thoughts and behaviours that contribute to the Addiction.
Identify triggers that make it hard to give up the addiction
Develop coping strategies to cope with trigger situations
Help you cope with handling withdrawal symptoms
Have an assessment to diagnose what form of addiction you are suffering
from and how to treat it