Addictions & Compulsive Behaviours

Addictive or compulsive behaviour can be thought of as anything that you repeatedly feel compelled to do, even though you realise it can have a negative impact or be self-destructive. We’re here to help you work through these patterns of behaviour and by lending a supportive ear, finding a way to understand and deal with them. If you feel you’re caught in self-defeating patterns of behavior, our specialised team of therapists are qualified in helping you deal with the following:

  • Sex addiction
  • Porn addiction
  • Alcohol addiction
  • Drug addiction
  • Shopping addiction
  • Gambling addiction
  • Work addiction
  • Co-dependency
  • Love addiction

Please call us or email so that we can arrange an initial session for you to discuss what’s on your mind with one of our therapist who specialises in addiction. You can also contact us online now.

How you can benefit from addiction counselling:

We often take the view that individuals involved in these patterns will be getting something out of the addiction, meeting their needs in some way. It’s important to recognise this and the benefit that the compulsive behaviour can bring. Addiction counselling can help uncover these underlying motivations and identify the unmet emotional needs that are often behind addictive strategies. The kind of issues that surface around addiction can be seeking love and approval, overcoming childhood neglect or abuse, dealing with boredom in everyday life, numbing the pain of rejection or loss – or anything else that would otherwise be difficult to deal with.

We have specific expertise in working with people who show compulsive self-destructive patterns of behaviour, facilitating you in finding meaning as a way out of these patterns, in order to find your authentic self, living free from addiction and compulsion.

Once you’ve set up an initial session, we can see if further sessions would be helpful, and perhaps recommend a programme tailored to your needs, which may include sessions with us at The Grove or a combination of other approaches including:

  • Individual therapy sessions
  • Group work
  • Personal development workshops
  • Support from other healthcare professionals or residential rehab

To find out about funding your addiction therapy through private health insurance, learn about our fees structure.

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