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Born in South Africa, emigrated to UK aged 3. Struggled with 'issues' in teens and early adulthood. At 40 I embarked on a stage of self analysis and questioning that culminated in a Counselling qualification and career as a counsellor/therapist. As I have had my own encounters and battles with addiction it seemed to me like a natural progression to train as an addiction counsellor specialist.

Once an Addict always an Addict?

"I don't want to die so why am I doing this" This was said to me by a client I was seeing who used alcohol to the point where he'd been admitted to rehab so many times he was being told if he didn't stop he would kill himself. He was still drinking heavily and [...]

By | 2017-02-01T18:24:01+00:00 May 27th, 2016|Addiction Blog|0 Comments

Addiction Counselling

I have looked long and hard at my life, what I've done, why I've done it and what I maybe should or ought to have done. But none of that makes any sense if I am to move forward. Live is about accepting what we can do and leaving what we can;t do to those who can do it and knowing the difference.

By | 2017-02-01T18:24:48+00:00 February 19th, 2016|Addiction Blog|3 Comments