Addictions and compulsive behaviours

Do you experience one or more of the following and feel it’s a concern for you?

  • Feel you drink too much
  • Worry about how much porn you watch
  • Feel sexually compulsive or out of control
  • Worry about the types of recreational drugs you use
  • Worry about the type of porn you watch
  • Feel you have a problem with Crystal Meth / GHB / GBL / G / Mephedrone / Cannabis / Cocaine or other recreational drugs
  • Worry you might be a sex addict
  • Feel disconnected from people
  • Feel guilty or ashamed about your sexual activity

How counselling can help

Compulsive behaviours and addictions are often misunderstood as there is an unhelpful focus upon the person’s behaviour e.g. watching porn or taking coke, and less on the nature of the addiction itself and what purpose it might be serving.

As there is invariably some level of enjoyment or comfort associated with an addiction or other well-rehearsed patterns of behaviour, there can be a high level of ambivalence associated with the prospect of changing these behaviours.  Counselling can help you understand the nature of this ambivalence and clarify for yourself your motivation to change.

If there is a desire to change, counselling can help provide the necessary support to make this a reality.  This support can be both practical to help you stop, as well as therapeutic to help you stay stopped.

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