Addiction is an illness that affects total wellbeing. It is not just your physical body that is affected but your mind, your emotions your relationships and your sense of self.
Because addiction can affect your whole self, treatment must also look after the whole self. For this reason, we will work together with you to design a holistic recovery programme that is individual to your needs.
Working out treatment begins with an assessment
The first step is to talk with me and share your story. This is an incredibly powerful way to start your treatment and gives us a strong platform to work from. From there we design a treatment programme tailored to you.
I work from an integrative and multi-disciplinary approach. I will only use therapies that are evidence-based, well researched and proven to be effective.
Therapy options can include:
Cognitive behavioural therapy: This helps you to understand the thoughts, feelings and behaviour that underly your addiction. You learn alternative strategies to counter the negative behaviours.
Acceptance and commitment therapy: This helps to realign with your core values and purpose, building a life you are proud of and excited to live.
Stress management: Addiction and mental health issues often go hand in hand. Consequently, I help you learn techniques to manage stress, anxiety and depression. These are also included.
Helping you and your loved ones deal with your addictions
Addiction can take its toll not only on you but also on your family and loved ones. Addiction can damage your relationships with loved ones, often at a time when you need them most. As part of our treatment plans I can work with you and your family to develop:
- Family dynamics
I am also a trained yoga therapist and can work with you and your loved ones to develop a better connection between your mind and your body as well as mindfulness and breathing for relaxation.
Prevent relapses with help to move forward
Once you begin to see results from your treatment it is important to work on areas that will help you continues moving forward and to become free from addiction in the future. Work in this area can include recognising triggers and developing coping mechanisms, setting boundaries and stress management.