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.
GDP in Counselling and Psychotherapy
Dip in Addiction Studies
Nash is a fully qualified and experienced Therapist, currently a Pre-Accredited Member of IACP. She holds a diploma in Addiction Counselling along with training in anger management. In addition Nash has experience and qualifications in a number of areas including Assist, CBT, IMAGO and Mindfulness.
Nash has worked several years with young people with challenging behaviours, specifically, young people aged between 10 and 18, she also works at a centre for the prevention of self-harm and suicide. Through her work Nash can relate and counsel young people and adults from a wide variety of backgrounds/family structures and has experience in dealing with changeing behaviour, anger management issues, addiction, self harm and suicidal intentions, identity, sexual orientation crisis, and issues with low self-esteem / confidence and social isolation.
To make an appointment with one of our counsellors simply email us via our Contact Form or call us on 01-2063860. An email or contact form will guarantee the quickest response.
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.