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Addiction Therapy

Addiction is a complex but treatable condition that affects brain function and behaviour. We understand the multifaceted nature of addiction, whether it's related to substances like alcohol and drugs or behaviours such as gambling, internet usage, or sex. Our addiction therapy and counselling services are tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual, offering a path to recovery and a chance for a healthier, more fulfilling life.

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What is Addiction Therapy?

Melanie takes a holistic approach to addiction counselling, addressing psychological, emotional, social, and physical aspects. We offer specialised counselling for various addictions, including:

Alcohol and Drug Counselling

This counselling service is dedicated to individuals struggling with alcohol and drug abuse. It involves exploring the physical and psychological aspects of substance dependence, addressing factors like withdrawal symptoms, cravings, and the emotional or situational triggers that lead to substance use.

Gambling Addiction Counselling

Gambling addiction counselling focuses on the compulsive behaviour associated with gambling. Therapy sessions delve into the reasons behind the urge to gamble, such as the thrill of risk-taking, coping with emotional distress, or financial problems. 

Internet Addiction Counselling

With the rise of digital technology, internet addiction has become increasingly prevalent. This counselling service addresses issues like excessive gaming, social media use, and other online activities that negatively impact one's life. Therapy focuses on understanding the underlying causes of internet addiction, establishing healthy digital habits, and finding fulfilling offline activities.

Sex Addiction Counselling

Sex addiction counselling offers support to individuals who struggle with compulsive sexual behaviours. Therapy involves understanding the triggers and patterns of addictive sexual behaviour, its impact on personal and professional life, and the emotional issues driving it. Melanie focuses on establishing healthy boundaries, developing coping mechanisms for managing urges, and repairing relationships affected by addictive behaviours.

In our addiction therapy sessions, Melanie employs various evidence-based techniques, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and mindfulness practices. These methods help in understanding addictive behaviours, developing coping strategies, and establishing new, healthy patterns of behaviour.

What to Expect in Addiction Therapy Sessions

During your sessions with Melanie, expect a supportive and confidential environment where you can openly discuss your struggles, Therapy involves identifying triggers, exploring emotions and thought patterns associated with addiction, and learning practical skills to manage cravings and avoid relapse. She also focuses on healing the underlying issues that contribute to addictive behaviours, such as trauma, stress, or mental health disorders.

Recovery from addiction is a journey of self-discovery and healing. Melanie is committed to supporting you every step of the way.


"Melanie has helped me through a challenging time when I was struggling to understand the changes in my feeling and negative emotions which was greatly affecting my work and personal life.
She listens actively and teaches me ways to regulate my emotions.
Melanie has inspired me with her counselling techniques, follow up texts and diagrams, I still revisit them whenever I needed a positive reminder from time to time. It has been a great experience working with Melanie, thank you for helping me through one of my darkest time."

- Sharon

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