Addiction Psychology Services
Psychologists have the professional training and clinical skills to help people learn to cope more effectively with a range of life issues and mental health problems, including addiction. Some people may want to talk to a psychologist because they have felt depressed, anxious or angry for a long time. Or, they may want help with a more short-term problem. A psychologist can help people break past barriers that keep them from reaching their goals.
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Sessions will involve talking openly about presenting issues and may include completing questionnaires or assessments, which are evidence based, to establish patterns in the way a person feels, thinks and behaves.
Psychologists can help with many concerns, the focus being on finding ways to help improve the quality of life by the application of scientific research into the problems being experienced. And a wide range of problems experienced by people of all backgrounds and ages are brought to psychologists.
Problems can be understood in terms of recognised mental or emotional health concerns for example depression or more thought process or “cognitive” difficulties associated with concerns like dementia, autism, learning difficulties or even the impact of head injuries or trauma.
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Addictive behaviours can often start out as coping mechanisms that become addictions. Alcohol, drugs, gambling and sex are ones that most people think about when speaking of addictions. However any activity taken to an excess which the person starts to find is taking over their life at a cost of other things in life such as friends, family, work may be looked at in a similar way. Being addicted is a very difficult thing for sufferers who often feel judged and ashamed. Psychology sessions provide an objective and non-judgmental space in which to explore the addiction and understand it with a view to developing ways to manage and alleviate its effects.