Overcome Your Battle Against Addiction With Online Therapy
Are you suffering with addiction? Do you have an addiction to alcohol, cigarettes, drugs, food, sex, medication, social media, video games, gambling?
Overcoming an addiction can be much harder than you once expected. Especially if you don’t have the correct guidance, support and information to help you to overcome your addiction.
Find out more about how we can help you overcome your addiction.
What is an addiction?
Addiction is defined as not having control over doing, taking or using something to the point where it could be harmful to you. Addiction is most commonly associated with gambling, drugs, alcohol and nicotine, but it’s possible to be addicted to just about anything.
Can addiction lead to mental health issues?
People use drugs and drink alcohol for lots of different reasons. Whatever your reason, using drugs or alcohol may have a long-term negative effect on you mentally. It may also take longer for your mental health to get better if you use drugs or alcohol. Drugs can make you more unwell and more likely to try and harm yourself or take your own life. There is also some evidence that using some drugs may cause mental illness in the first place. For example, research has shown that cannabis can increase your chances of developing schizophrenia.
What causes addiction?
Addiction is a complex condition that cannot be limited to one simple causal explanation. A person’s genetics, environment, past experiences, and mental health all influence the development of addiction.
How can addiction affect your life?
Once an addiction takes hold, it becomes the priority in a person’s life. If you were an addict, you would find yourself spending more time (and sometimes money) chasing the thing you desire, meaning you would have less time for activities you that are important for a healthy life.
You may even decide to stay away from family events or other plans you had made with your family and friends. It also gets more difficult to keep up your regular schedule and keep your addiction fed.
Addiction can also take a toll on your work or school life. Your attendance and work performance may suffer, since your full attention will not be on your employment duties or studies.
How can I recover from my addiction?
There are a few key factors to take into account for a successful addiction recovery. This is true whether someone is attempting independent recovery, or relying on professional help. First of all, you need to be honest with yourself about the fact that you need help. Then you need to accept and embrace the fact that you need to change. Then, with the right help, discipline and sustained help, you can guide yourself to a successful recovery from addiction.
How long should I use your services?
This really depends on the severity of your mental health. However, we recommend our clients meet with their therapist for a minimum of six sessions in order to uncover some of the valuable lessons and teachings that you can begin to use in your day to day life that will help you to deal with your mental health for the rest of your life.
Can I choose my own therapist?
Does online therapy really work?
Absolutely! There are a wide selection of studies that prove online therapy is just as effective, if not more effective, than traditional face-to-face therapy. Our therapy provides you with the information, tools and guidance that you need to overcome your problems, with the help of your therapist.
How do I speak to my therapist?
You will communicate with your therapist via a secure, encrypted, online video call. The software we use is called Zoom which is really simple and easy to use. If at any point you would like to speak to somebody, you can contact us through our website and we’ll be on hand ASAP.
Is my information secured & confidential?
Yes! All of the information you provide is saved anonymously on our secure system that has been approved by the National Care Guidelines. Only you and your therapist will know what has been discussed. If you would like any information to be deleted or kept “off-record” simply let your therapist know and they’ll ensure everything is deleted straight away.