Dismantle your addiction and build your capacity to make room for difficult emotions.
Developing an addiction takes creativity, experimentation, and a willingness to step in to the unknown. Furthermore, in my experience with high functioning addicts, it is usually the most effective way to numb out difficult emotions instead of making room for them.
It can happen to anyone motivated enough to want to fit in, manage their nerves, distract themselves from pain, or override their sleep needs. Or perhaps all four and more!
What many people don’t realise is that addiction is sneaky, and it can creep up on you when you least expect it. Many people don’t seek out one to one addiction counselling because they believe they are in control. Afterall, they’re smart; they can hide their habit; they’re moneyed; they can afford it, and they’re employed; they have marketable skills. Until they don’t.
A willingness to make changes and seek one to one addiction counselling doesn’t have to occur when you have hit rock bottom. Attending one to one addiction counselling can start the day you decide you are willing to make room for your difficult emotions.
Why wait to lose everything? Why not invest in yourself and get better at making room for difficult emotions when all of your supports are beside you and wanting to help?BOOK A FREE DISCOVERY CALL (15mins)
Research estimates that 2.5 million working days are lost each year due to drinking and drug use - at a cost of more than $680 million.
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"I haven't attended a meeting for a while but wanted to let you know that I am making good progress.
Thank You for the support provided in the group which had enabled me to reduce my alcohol consumption and have more control over the associated issues. I'm in a far better place now compared to when I first attended the group and feel like my life has improved a lot."
"I just wanted drop you a quick note to let you know I had a successful appearance at court with no conviction.
I also wanted to say thank you for your guidance and advice over the last few weeks. It will certainly help me as I continue my learning journey especially while I am off work and have lots of free time."
Nervous about attending one on one addiction counselling?
I'm here to let you know that you needn't be. One on one addiction counselling provides you with the confidentiality and privacy that you need to explore your situation.
Deciding to invest in yourself in this way is one of the smartest decisions you can make for yourself and those around you.
Prior to becoming a psychotherapist and counsellor I worked in top tier organisations and firms in London and Sydney, and I know what they expect of you on a daily basis. Never mind, the expectations you put on yourself!
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