The advantage of online therapy is that it can be done at a time and place that suits you.
Studies show that counselling by video calls, email or phone is as effective as face to face counselling.
And according to surveys, there is a high level of client satisfaction with online counselling.
We can interact via Zoom, Skype, WhatsApp Video or phone - whatever is most comfortable for you.
SUPPORT FOR FAMILIES LIVING WITH ADDICTION
You don't have to be addicted to suffer from addiction...
If you are living with someone with a drug and/or alcohol problem you are no doubt experiencing great worry and stress. You could be dealing with social isolation, the breakdown of relationships and financial concerns. You may have tried and failed to find appropriate help.
Addiction is difficult to understand and can leave people feeling hopeless – I offer support, some practical advice (the ‘dos and don’ts’ of living with addiction) and, above all, a non-blaming approach.
SUPERVISION FOR PROFESSIONALS
Your personal and professional development...
As an experienced supervisor I can help you to:
create a space to reflect on your practice
monitor your part in the therapeutic relationship
recognise that therapist self-acceptance is a pivotal aspect of client growth. The therapist must be self-accepting in order to accept the client.
COUNSELLING FOR ALCOHOL OR DRUG ISSUES
Nobody sets out to have a problem with alcohol or drugs but, over time, problematic drinking or using can develop. It can be disconcerting to realise that, what was once a pleasant social activity or seemingly harmless way of managing stress, has now become a habit or compulsion.
Dependence on substances, whether psychological or physical, can range from moderate to severe. You don’t have to need to drink in the mornings, be unable to work or be homeless to have a problem. But if you find you are preoccupied with alcohol or drugs, getting into difficulties in your personal or work life, or drinking or using more than you intend to, you may find it helpful to explore this with an impartial specialist.
By the time someone seeks help they may be mystified by an inability to control their consumption. Partners and family members might try to help but they, most likely, have been impacted by your drinking (or drug use). They could be concerned about changes in your behaviour, or just baffled and frustrated by your continued drinking or using. In the past, excessive drinking was viewed as a moral problem – a failure of willpower. Today, however, professionals in the field consider dependence on alcohol or drugs to be a mental health matter - similar to depression, for instance.
Change is possible. Addictive disorders are complex and can be difficult to overcome on your own, but with the right support and guidance you can begin to function normally and enjoy life. Whether you decide to cut down or stop drinking, I can help you understand your behaviour, boost your motivation and develop strategies to change your habits.
relapse prevention guidance
"There are many things that can be said and many actions that can be helpful, but nothing is more important than to listen - no helping act is more powerful." William White 2014