Struggling with addiction can feel isolating, but you're not alone. You may be seeking support to recover from your addiction, or prevent yourself from falling into old patterns. I am here for you. Counselling provides a trauma-sensitive space that is safe enough to explore the root causes of your addiction. Together, we can work on releasing your mental and emotional burdens, so you can find more optimal ways to cope with distress among life's challenges, and prevent addiction from controlling you.

My approach to therapy acknowledges the complexity of addiction and its underlying factors, including past traumas, social pressures, and life transitions. Through practices such as self-compassion, boundary-setting, and resilience-building, we can address the multifaceted nature of addiction and its impact on your overall well-being.

I've had the privilege of working with individuals from diverse backgrounds, including those in the LGBTQIA+ community, people of culture, and people facing complex illnesses and disabilities. Therapy provides you with deep listening and support to make steps toward your goals.

Seeking help for addiction is a courageous step, and there's no shame in reaching out for support. Your well-being matters, and breaking the stigma surrounding addiction is essential if you want to recover. Remember, you deserve compassion and understanding as you navigate this difficult road.  Addiction is a vicious cycle, however escaping the trap and living your best life in recovery is a wonderful thing!

Addictions come hidden in many forms:

It's time  to break the pattern!

Nothing will ever replace the highs and relief that you get from succumbing to your addictions, however instead you may be able to experience more sustained wellbeing, greater balance in your moods, and more ability to self-regulate your emotions. You may improve your health and relationships, find new interests and tap into latent talents in a much bigger and more sustainable way than if you were stuck in your addictive cycles. 

Please note that counseling is not a crisis service. If you're experiencing thoughts of suicide, severe depression, or life-threatening behaviours, please seek immediate support from trusted loved ones, your GP, or emergency services. Specialist helplines are also available 24/7 to provide assistance in times of crisis.

Counselling sessions are held privately and confidentially, via phone or encrypted video calls, in accordance with UK law and ethical guidelines. Whether you're ready to take the next step or have questions about the counselling process, I'm here to support you. Click below to arrange an initial consultation and let's get started!