I’m a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy, and I specialise in working with problematic drug & alcohol use, and sex addiction (including porn use). There are many reasons that we use substances or behaviours to change the way we feel and deal with painful emotions.
Perhaps you once felt in control and now it feels like substances or behaviours are in control of you. You may be experiencing problems in your relationships, work, health and finances and feel overwhelmed. Understanding your relationship with substances, sex or porn is key to resolving the struggle, and often the root of behaviour lies in the past. I’ll work with you to explore the origins of unhelpful patterns of behaviour, relating to others, unresolved emotional trauma, and feelings of anxiety, depression & stress. I also work with people who are affected by another person’s behaviour or use of substances, and those supporting others in active addiction.
You might be feeling isolated, lonely or not sure where to start. It’s not always easy facing this on your own, and asking for support can feel like a big step. My practice is a confidential and compassionate space for you to explore whatever it is you’re going through. So please do email or call me to arrange a free initial phone call and to learn more.