Helping you to: Manage Stress – Overcome Depression, Anxiety and Panic – Deal with Trauma and Past Issues – Overcome Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) – Stop Worrying – Improve Relationships – Sleep Better – Overcome Fears and Phobias – Beat Addiction
Drug, Alcohol and Addiction Counselling in Newcastle
When people think of addictions, they often assume that we can only become addicted to substances such as alcohol or drugs, but many activities can become addictions including gambling, work, shopping, using the internet, video games and even exercise and healthy eating.
At Newcastle Psychologist & Counselling, our expert team of Clinical Psychologists and Addiction Counsellors in Newcastle can help you work through and overcome your addictions, whether related to drugs, alcohol or any of the above.
What are Addiction Counselling, Psychotherapy, and Therapy?
Our Specialist Addiction Counsellor (Edward Conn) and our team of Psychologists in Newcastle (led by Dr Stuart Sadler, Chartered Clinical Psychologist) can help you identify whether you have an addiction, help to develop a treatment plan with you, and support you and your family (if you wish) every step of the way in overcoming your addiction.
Counselling and therapy for addiction can help you to examine the underlying causes that caused the addiction and help you to identify any triggers and early warning signs that may lead to a relapse.
Addiction counselling (whether for alcohol, drug use, gambling, or other) can also help you deal with any other difficulties that may be attached to your addiction such as depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, trauma, relationship difficulty or sleep problems.
Should you wish, your Specialist Counsellor or Therapist can also guide those around you (such as family and friends) to understand how to best support you during your recovery.
If your addiction is serious, our Specialist Addiction Counsellors and Addiction Therapists in Newcastle can also refer you to a rehabilitation centre if a residential stay is recommended.
How Can Addictions Counselling Help?
No matter what kind of addiction you have, whether drug, alcohol, shopping, gambling, sex or other addiction, they can all have a serious effect on your physical and psychological health, as well as day to day life and relationships.
Addiction and addictive behaviour often involve preoccupation or engaging with activities that provide an escape from stress, worries or pain. It is through this short-term “escape” that a person may develop lasting habits that might continue to act as an escape or continue long after the main issue has been resolved.
Symptoms of addiction can include:
- Panic attacks
- Sleep disturbance (such as insomnia and nightmares)
- Obsessive-compulsive traits
- Impulsive Behaviour
Addictions can also cause relationships to deteriorate or break down, as well lead to poor work performance and financial problems as the addiction becomes more frequent. Substance addictions can also cause physical health problems such as heart attacks, vitamin deficiencies, frequent colds and chronic infection if not treated.
Working with our trained and experienced Addiction Counsellor, Edward, or one of our Psychologists, in a confidential and non-judgmental space can help you to find the roots to your addictive behaviour and together you can develop skills, techniques and ways to overcome your addiction.
For many people, the behaviour started as a reaction or coping mechanism to another area of your life that wasn’t under your control. For some, it develops out of a repeated habit. Either way, your counsellor or therapist will be able to help you improve your situation.
Accessing Addiction Counselling in Newcastle
If you find that your addiction is causing problems in yours day-to-day functioning, lifestyle or health, or if the behaviour is taking up a large amount of time or money that you no longer want to give, contact our addiction counselling service in Newcastle.
Addictions counselling and therapy with our Specialist Counsellors, Psychologists and Therapists at Newcastle Psychologist & Counselling can help you tackle your addiction to move forward with a more positive outlook on your life, and improve your situation.
Call us now on 07966645198 or complete our online booking form below and make an appointment with our Specialist Addictions Counsellor or Psychologists in Newcastle upon Tyne.
Dr Stuart Sadler
Newcastle Psychologist & Counselling
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