An inside peek into the steps and process for beating gambling addiction. This case study illustrates the threefold approach to creating a successful outcome for ‘David’, an anonymous portrayal of a client’s addiction, treatment, and counselling. The Client David was 38 years old when he came for counselling. He was a senior manager at an… Continue reading A client’s view of gambling addiction counselling
Are you one of the seven million people in the UK who cares for a relative or friend? If you are, you may have experienced some of the stresses and strains that such a responsibility can place on you. One of the main problems affecting carers is social isolation. You may have to turn down… Continue reading Being a carer: The hidden emotional burden.
‘Do you think I’m going mad?’ we ask. It’s a common question. We explore what ‘going mad’ might mean. Whatever it is, it feels scary. Other questions hover. Is what I’m feeling normal? Do other people feel like this? What is going on inside me? When will this stop? I don’t feel like myself, I cannot… Continue reading When you are overwhelmed.
Anxiety and alcohol use often go hand in hand. From an early age many of us are conditioned by peers and the prevailing culture to use drink as a ‘social lubricant,’ to take the edge off nerves when socialising. This is rarely a problem when drinking is kept within safe limits, but regular overindulgence can… Continue reading Concerned that you are drinking too much?
Assertiveness – a quick guide Being assertive is not the same as being bossy or looking for fights. I believe it is about being unashamed to show others that you care about yourself as a human being. So where to start? Start by learning more about yourself and your values. What things in life do… Continue reading Assertiveness