I overcame an alcohol problem myself fifteen years ago (I’m 49 now), so I do understand how it affects people, and I obviously don’t judge anyone for it.
Before that though, I had graduated as a Psychologist from the University of Plymouth (in 1995). I moved on to a Counselling Diploma (RSA, 1997), before going on to post-graduate training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT, 2013) at the University of Nottingham. I have worked in both NHS and public-sector rehabs in the UK, for the last 10 years focussing on online therapy.
I’ve found that a live video connection offers a different way to deliver help, one which greatly reduces the discomfort of seeing a therapist in their office. Most people seem to appreciate the convenience, not least that you can stay in the comfort of your own home.
Our emphasis is on identifying the cognitive and behavioural aspects of your alcohol problems, allowing you to reach a more informed position about your own situation. We will offer you ways of exploring the causes of your current habits, help you gain insight as to how you might change them and give you the tools to assist that change.
We will endeavour to motivate you, support you and encourage you to use the sessions to your advantage.