The word “addiction” is derived from a Latin term for “enslaved by” or “bound to.” It is the condition of being unable to stop using or doing something even though it is causing psychological and/or physical harm.
People may turn to substances or behaviours as a way of controlling emotional pain caused by childhood traumas, attachments, life pressures and stress. In this way addiction is not the primary issue; it is an attempt by the addict to solve a problem. The activity may also not be the problem, however, the relationship that the addict has with the activity may have become problematic.
We help clients overcome addiction using different approaches such as: counselling and psychotherapy
Each approach focuses on reducing or eliminating the client’s unhealthy behaviours, breaking the vicious cycle of addiction. Each treatment can be taken independently, or clients can choose to book a combination of treatments.