I have a special interest in addictions. For years I have worked with clients who suffer from alcohol dependency - both psychological and physical. I have also worked with clients who have issues with drugs, food, co-dependent relationships, gambling, internet, games, and work.
I strongly believe that these addictions are coping mechanisms to escape from underlying unpleasant feelings. Addictions can easily become habitual hence it is important to explore the underlying issues in order to break the dysfunctional pattern.
If your alcohol or drug use is heavy and daily, it would be advisable you reduce the use with the help of a professional.
Counselling will be more effective if you are either controlled user or abstinent. Please speak with your GP if you need help with finding a local service provider, or check the Links page.