Do you suffer with an addiction and cannot see a way out?
Would you like to sit with somebody on a one to one basis instead of in a group?
Would you like to work with a plan that is suited to your needs as an individual?
You may have arrived on this page because you suffer with an addiction and this is the first time you have searched for help. If so, then that’s amazing! It’s a really brave step. You may be here because you have struggled for many years, tried lots of different approaches and want to seek something a little different
Whatever the reason you are here I want to make you feel very welcome and reassure you that this is a very safe confidential place to be. After overcoming an addiction myself I have a real passion for helping people in this area. Whether your addiction is alcohol, drugs, smoking, food or something else, we can help.
Sometimes, the more traditional methods to help sufferers can seem outdated and old fashioned. Also, it can be quite difficult to get the help you need if all of these organisations can only offer group sessions!
If you are looking for help where you will be listened to in confidence, without judgement with compassion then you’ve arrived at the right place. Please be reassured that you will be treated with kindness. During the sessions anything is open to talk about and then we can discuss a plan that will help you move forward to where you want to be.
How you may develop an addiction
People can develop an addiction to many things at different times in their life. Finding the root cause for these unhealthy habits and the reasons for needing them needs to be explored. This is really important to discover as if not then one addiction can often be replaced for another.
A person struggling with an alcohol addiction could easily start smoking again or over eating so as to seek comfort in something else because the alcohol has been taken away ……..
In therapy, we need to discover for what reasons that person needs that comfort? Discuss the feelings associated around that, then search for a healthy alternative
There are many reasons a person develops an addiction. It may be genetic, a learnt behaviour, early peer pressure, a form of escapism or a combination of them all. However we discover your individual reason for forming this habit, we can work closely together to gradually aim for an outcome you are comfortable with.
If this sounds like you and you’d like more of a personal plan set for you, full confidentiality without judgement then please get in touch.
Common Forms of Addiction that we can help with
Are you supporting a person with an addiction?
Bournemouth Counselling and Hypnotherapy services can help
Are you trying to help a loved one with an addiction?
Are you confused with how they are behaving and reacting?
It can be the most difficult thing in the world to watch someone you care about abuse their bodies with a substance that you know is harming them or repeating an unhealthy habit leading them to self-destruction. For a person with no understanding or history of addiction, it can be extremely difficult to know what to say, what not to say etc, especially if that person is under the influence
I have extensive knowledge in this field of work and after recovering from an addiction myself I am really passionate about offering help in this way to sufferers and their friends and families
If you feel you would like some advice in knowing what steps you can take to help your loved one then please get in touch. It can be so helpful to talk things through with someone who understands from both sides.
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