Addiction Counselling

Welcome to Addiction Counselling Sutton Coldfield, Near Birmingham

Addiction is less about giving up something and more about gaining something, that something is a more meaningful, authentic, and connected life. Addiction takes things, recovery gives them back, including; self-esteem, love for and from self and others, meaning, passion, ability to deal with life’s challenges, healing, and hope. – Counsellor Andrew Harvey.

Whether it’s your first time of dealing with alcohol problems, addiction to substances, problem gambling or one of many attempts to change, each relapse:

  • You can feel out of your control
  • You can feel out of your control
  • It may feel emotionally and physically painful
  • It can lower your self-worth and self-belief
  • It can increase your sense of failure and reluctance to consider change

I can first help you identify whether you have an addiction but my assumption here is that you know you have a problem, that’s why you are looking for an addiction counsellor.

My belief is that you weren’t born addicted to whatever you’re addicted to, something happened on the way to bring you to where you are now. I also don’t ascribe to the notion that you have a disease, even though it might feel like it. Over time, I hope you will “learn” that you have power, control and you can make choices for yourself.

My hope for you with sessions with me, is that you start to have compassion with yourself. Also learn that you doing the best you can, with what you have learnt in life.

The great news now, is that you can unlearn those self-destructive habits and start to appreciate the person you are. You see, the thing is, there is nothing wrong with you, the only issue is that you are using something to cope that is destructive to yourself and maybe others.

Whatever point you are right now whatever point you are right now, I can provide:

  • one to one counselling and therapy.
  • help to examine the underlying causes that precipitated the vicious cycle
  • emotional support while you on this journey
  • educational information on why you are addicted and what you can do about it
  • tools and strategies to relapse to where you are
  • emotional support for any of your family members. it can guide those around you such as family and friends to better understand your addiction and learn how to support you during your recovery.
  • Therapy for addiction can and identify any possible triggers that may lead to a relapse.

Lasting recovery also needs to be holistic and involves taking care of your mind, body, environment and spirit.

For your mind, Addiction counselling can also help you deal with any other psychological issues that may be attached to your addiction such as depression, low self-esteem or anxiety.

For your Spirit, You may feel lost, not knowing who you are outside of addiction.

For your Environment – who and what is in your environment will have an impact on your recovery. We all need healthy relationships, a safe place to live. You will have the support you need to attain these goals.

For your body – No matter how positive you feel about your recovery, What is happening with our bodies can either support it or undermine it. Things like nutrition, sleep is important.

Sessions are usually once a week or once a fortnight also.

I have worked for many years in the addiction field, so you have a wealth of knowledge, time to spend if you and compassion at your disposal.

My Addictions Counselling service offers private Counselling and therapy Face 2 Face in Sutton Coldfield and via online therapy worldwide.

Also at your disposal is that I am an Addictions Therapist that incorporates a number of therapeutic ways of working including person centred therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), holistic therapy, psychodynamic therapy and motivational interviewing. I am a strong believer in working with you to find ways of that’s best for you.

I tend to work in a structured way that involves worksheets, reading, homework etc but the material I use and how I work will be unique to your needs. Everything will be done at your pace.

I will encourage and support you. Also, you won’t feel judged. If you are feeling overwhelmed, we can take things at your pace.

I just see it as an opportunity to walk with you into your new life. I will be here as your cheer leader!

For more information or to discuss your particular requirement call or text Fresh Springs Therapy today on 07748237480 or email Dawn Croydon-Fowler directly on [email protected]  

Addiction Counsellin in Sutton Coldfield and Online
trauma informed therapist psychotherapist

I am a Therapist based in Sutton Coldfield, UK also available online.

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Addiction Counselling

Addiction is less about giving up something and more about gaining something, that something is a more meaningful, authentic and connected life. Addiction takes things, recovery gives them back, including; self-esteem, love for and from self and others, meaning, passion, ability to deal with life’s challenges, healing, and hope. - Counsellor Andrew Harvey.

Addictions can develop from normal day to day habits such has drinking alcohol, gambling, eating, having sex, and using the internet. All which can be harmful if not needed for us to survive, can turn into something destructive.

Whether it’s your first time of dealing with alcohol problems, addiction to substances, problem gambling or one of many attempts to change, each relapse:

  • You can feel out of your control
  • You can feel out of your control
  • It may feel emotionally and physically painful
  • It can lower your self-worth and self-belief
  • It can increase your sense of failure and reluctance to consider change

 

It can stop you taking responsibility for the choices you make

  • It can be used as an excuse to blame others…life…your addiction

 

In the long-term STAYING STOPPED can improve:

  • Your self-worth and belief
  • Your health and life expectancy
  • Your personal and family relationships
  • Self-confidence and ability to cope with life’s problems more effectively
  • Your chances of having a better life – free from addiction.

 

In order to engage in this process, you would have needed to have had a detox or reduced your substance misusing.

Addiction Therapy with Fresh Springs could benefit you in many ways. It will help you to:

  • develop some relapse prevention strategies
  • work through the reasons why you were addicted in the first place
  • move past the pain and hurt of living with an addiction
  • learn how to support someone, a family member or friend with an addiction
  • create a life for yourself beyond addiction

 

Being addicted to whatever substance albeit alcohol, heroin, prescription medication, cocaine, cannabis or even gambling etc. as you already know, the physical side of addiction is easier to deal with.

When you compare it  to the emotional and psychological implications.
And it is the emotional and psychological that I am here to help you deal with.

After a period of time of being alcohol or drug free, you may now wish to completely put it all behind you. you no longer want to be triggered by life stresses.

To always have the label “alcoholic “ or “recovering alcoholic”. You don’t need to live with those labels.

You are you and it’s important to find you and create a life for yourself without being addicted to one substance or another.
With my many years of working with addiction, I believe I am qualified and experienced work with you.

I will support you with:

understanding your addiction. By understanding your addiction, you would start understand you
any relapse prevention strategies.

This will be holistic, taken into consideration what is happening with

  1. Your Mind (what you think about yourself and orders),
  2. Your body (how your health has been impacted by your addiction also how looking after your body will help you),
  3. Your spirit (who you are deep down and here you are meant to be),
  4. Finally your environment (who and what is supporting you).
  • Underpinning all of that we will explore any trauma you may have experienced either before you started using, you during your life when you were actually using and how things are for you now.

 

You will eventually be able to, at your pace, put that part of your life completely behind you.

I will support you in becoming the person you have always wanted to be.

Throughout this process, you will be completely, all the way. I will not challenge you too much so it will completely overwhelm you.

You will also be provided with much needed coping strategies to help you through this. these strategies will also help you throughout your life.

I am a Therapist based in Sutton Coldfield, UK also available online.

Call for a free 15 minute no obligation consultation to talk about your next steps.

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