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.
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, FaceTime or phone - whatever is most comfortable for you.
You may wholeheartedly wish to cut down or stop drinking or using substances – however, you may also find that not drinking or using substances is proving harder to achieve than you imagined. Problematic drug and alcohol use can cause much unhappiness – to you and the people around you. It makes sense to not continue with this behaviour even though the obsession to use and drink doesn’t go away easily. Addiction counselling helps you to understand the nature of addiction. It will strengthen your commitment to cutting down or achieving abstinence and also prepare you for some of the risky thinking and behavioural patterns that can sabotage your recovery. Support includes:
rehab treatment aftercare
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