Addictions can allow people a temporary escape from their problems and can develop from many activities eg alcohol, drugs, eating, gambling, shopping, sex and use of the internet. The primary characteristic of an addiction is an inability to stop repetitive behavior in spite of harmful consequences Therapy can help the client to start to understand their emotional needs and difficulties which underpin the addictive behavior and face the realities of life with hope of addressing the underlying problems connected to the addiction.
I can help with issues like:
- Understand the painful emotions behind your problem
- Assess the nature of the problem
- Set realistic goals
- Formulate a detailed behavioral plan
- Achieve your desired outcome