Are you using alcohol and other substances, such as drugs, food, spending, or prescription medication as a way to manage your emotions?
Do you often feel unable to reduce your distress without the use of a substance? Does the dependence of alcohol and other substances cause problems in your personal and professional relationships?
Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Counselling will help you to develop the skills, and strategies needed to reduce your distress and take control of your life, to help you overcome substance abuse.
AOD Counselling is a life changing process because it helps you to better understand what keeps getting in the way of your success. In our age of information technology, it is easier than ever before to access information on how to overcome just about anything. How to’s are freely available, and give great advice on how to reduce stress, budget, lose weight, and improve your health and wellbeing, and anything else you may be interested in.
Unfortunately, for the majority of people, how to’s don’t produce meaningful and long lasting results. If how to’s worked, we would not be the most over weight, in debt, addicted, and medicated cohort in human history.
The reason how to’s don’t work, is because they don’t address the underlying issues. AOD Counselling produces results, by recognising that substance abuse is a symptom of underlying issues. People numb themselves with substances because they don’t have the resources available to them to effectively regulate their emotions.
Counselling will help you take control by understanding and recognising your emotional triggers and the associated thoughts, feelings, and behaviours, which contribute to alcohol and substance abuse.
I help people achieve their goals in the shortest possible time by looking beyond the symptoms, understanding the real issues, and tackling the root cause.