What is addiction and dependency?

How often do we consider that addiction or dependency is a normal response to a person's suffering and past trauma, repeated habits, and subsequent learning? So why the stigma and why the shame? Why the isolation and why the loneliness? We all need connection; we all need care, and we all need to be understood.

Addiction or unhealthy attachments are not choices that anyone would willingly make.

How can I help?

Everyone is different, and each journey is individual. For this reason, I offer integrated, evidence-based counselling methods and coaching for people living with depression, anxiety, trauma and dependency and their significant others directly affected.

 I aim to promote healthier ways of thinking and coping to alleviate low self-esteem, lack of motivation,  substance use and behavioural addiction causing excessive guilt and shame.

 

My objective is to motivate and journey with you, encouraging positive change one step at a time.

The question is NEVER "why the addiction?" but "why the pain?" – Dr Gabor Mate
 

My integrated approach includes:

Person-Centred Therapy

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Motivational Interviewing Techniques

12 Step facilitation

Relapse Prevention

Couples and family mediation

All my work is trauma-informed, meaning I follow the guiding principles of Safety, Choice, Collaboration, Trustworthiness and Empowerment.

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