Many people have trouble coping with the realities of their life. They may try to escape these feelings by engaging in activities that offer a quick high. These activities such as alchohol and drug use, gambling, smoking, shopping, internet use and sex only offer a temporary release from their problems.
An addiction is formed when a person continues to engage in repetitive behaviour, in spite of harmful consequences. For many their craving offers a short-term escape from the realities of their life, often developing as a method of masking anxieties and depression.
Millions of people suffer from an addiction of some sort. The long-term result of the addiction may bring feelings such as shame or guilt, creating a destructive cycle drawing in on friends and family.
HOW CAN WE HELP?
Addiction counselling can be an effective form of treatment for those engaging in these risk behaviours. Counselling will help the sufferer to recognise their problem and begin to understand it. A chance to look at acknowledging their real emotional needs and examining the underlying causes can be an excellent foundation to building a new, healthier way of living. Individual counselling may also offer the chance to build self-esteem and self-respect.
Elish Tansey- Haider
BA. Psychology, MPhil. Ethnic & Racial Studies,
MA. Counselling Psychology, Dip. Life Coaching.
Elish firmly believes in the value of therapeutic interventions in improving the mental health and well being of her clients.Humanistic/Existential approaches ground Elish’s work as a Counselling Psychologist, working with clients across the lifespan, who have experienced a range of emotional and psychological difficulties (e.g. bereavement, sexual/physical abuse, neglect, crises, and hopelessness).
Elish has experience in providing interventions with clients in the areas of rehabilitation from Acquired Brain Injuries (ABI) and in the assessment/ management of Chemical Dependencies.
To make an appointment with one of our counsellors simply email us via our Contact Form or call us on 01-2063860.
Your first session establishes the exact nature of your problem and explains the process and commitments. If you need help other than addiction counselling we will refer you to an appropriate agency/counsellor either within or associated with our centre.