Frequently Asked Questions
roomtochange: Private Addiction Counselling
Counselling can be hugely beneficial in the treatment of addiction. It can support people to make positive and powerful changes in their lives. I will work with you to better understand your thoughts, feeling and behaviours, manage emotions and identify unhelpful ways of thinking. Sometimes, longer-term psychotherapy work is needed. This can involve exploring your past by looking at how it might be impacting on your life now. Counselling and psychotherapy can help you to get a better understanding of yourself, grow in confidence and heal from past trauma.
You can book any of my online addiction counselling services from the services page by clicking here.
Alternatively, you can use the chat tool located at the bottom right of this browser window.
Yes, if you would like a 5 to 10 minute phone call (free of charge) to request further information, you can book a call with me on the services page, click here.
Alternatively, you can use the chat tool located at the bottom right of this browser window, the contact form, or you can contact me on the following social media channels: twitter, facebook, Linkedin.
Your email booking confirmation will contain a link offering you the opportunity to reschedule or cancel your appointment.
My cancellation policy is below:
At least 1 week notice = no cost
less than 1 week notice = 50% of cost
Less than 48 hours = full cost
Our sessions are confidential, which means that I will not discuss the content outside the room. However, there are two instances that I might have to break confidentiality, which are if I thought that you are at significant harm to yourself or to others. This is the reason that I will ask you for the name of your GP and emergency contact details.
As part of my practice, I’m required to attend supervision with a qualified practitioner. This is to oversee my work and ensure that I work within ethical codes of practice. During my supervision I might discuss a client’s process with my supervisor and this will be anonymised to ensure that clients are not identifiable.
Transactional Analysis (TA) is a therapeutic approach for understanding human behaviour, communication and relationships. In other words, how we relate to each other. The principles of TA are that each individual is valuable and has the capacity for positive change and personal growth.
You can find out more about TA at the Counselling Directory
The Recovery Room is a safe and compassionate space to focus on your recovery.
Friends & Family Room
Increase your understanding of substance use and addiction.
Group therapy offers a source of different perspectives and can broaden your own understanding of situations and conflicts.