Who can this service help?
The stages of addiction and recovery I offer support for are:
What makes me different from other therapists? My personal experience with addiction, and through volunteering at drug recovery projects has given me insight into just how different peoples experiences are. Also for my clients seeing me with addiction, my phone is always on. The power of knowing you have someone to talk to that understands is second to none. No one should face their recovery alone. For the use of alcohol and substances it always advisable to seek medical attention when deciding to stop, withdrawing from alcohol and certain substances are best controlled by a doctor as reducing incorrectly can be very harmful, and also there are prescription drugs that can help. I support you by helping to deal with your cravings and looking for and at, the root cause of your addiction. We can look at your past attempts and see what worked and what did not.
I also know the feeling of taking control back of my life, getting family and friends back in my life, finding a purpose again, feeling some freedom from the voices and incorrect perceptions I had about myself and how the world saw me. It is possible.
I will not lie to you it was not easy, but that hard work and that pain have given me a life I thought I neither deserved or that I could have.
I offer a very confidential and discreet service to my clients. I do not believe in some theories such as a person has to hit a rock bottom in order to recover. I believe that dealing with the issues that are causing the desire to use and tackling them removes that desire to use.
Others affected by addiction.
For the other people in your life that support you.
Addiction does not just affect the addict, but also their family and friends. Think of a pebble being tossed into a pond. There are ripples in the water that flow outwards This is the same with addiction. I also offer therapy for those who are not addicts but living with addiction. This can be stress, sleep issues or just to offer support and direction where they can also seek relief.
The Vesta Approach specifically deals with the family and friends living with addiction
"Thomas came to see me when I was at my lowest points. I was stuck in what felt like a hole. Struggling with addiction, and ruining all my relationships with those close to me. With his help and the help of hypnotherapy, I was able to this unhealthy cycle and find myself again. Can't thank him enough for his help"
"Thomas was fantastic at uncovering any early signs which could lead to how the addiction was born and with uncovering any personality traits that could lead to addiction. He makes the whole process very relaxed but with a great deal of focus. I couldn't recommend him highly enough."