I work with all addictions with a special interest in food addiction/overeating/obesity. My journey to becoming qualified and working in this area began as a result of my own suffering from addiction and ultimately getting into recovery. Today I feel privileged to be working in this particular field sharing my experience, strength, optimism and professional knowledge in the unwavering hope that all my clients will walk free from the destructive eating behaviours that can take over all thought processes and be so damaging.
My basic technique is The Minnesota Method. This method is fundamental in the treatment of addictive processes. It is a biopsychosociospiritual approach dealing with the psychological, physical, emotional and spiritual aspect of obsessive behaviours. It has a basis in the 12-step model which stresses abstinence, group support, cognitive and behavioural change and accepting and giving support to others in the same situation.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Masters Degree in Addiction Counselling. I am fully accredited with The Federation of Drug & Alcohol Professionals.
I have been working in an addictions treatment centre since 2004 and am the lead counsellor/group facilitator for the eating disorders/food addiction group.
I am fully experienced in working with all addictions and have a special interest in working with eating disorders/obesity.
I have been in recovery from an eating disorder/addiction since 1990.
Addiction Professionals is a voluntary registration body and network for the addictions sector. We have a growing and diverse membership of practitioners working in the addictions sector, including behavioural addictions.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Love and Sex Addiction, Self-harm, Prescription drug addiction, Over-the-counter drug addiction, food addiction, compulsive overeating, obesity.
One-to-One Counselling - £65-00 per 50 min session.
ZOOM COUNSELLING SESSIONS one to one £50 per 50 minute session
BACP ENDORSED CPD TRAINING
I am running training courses -
CPD 1 -Can we work therapeutically with obesity? Exploring food addiction and binge eating disorder.
CPD 2 - Understanding anorexia and bulimia. How can we support and work with sufferers?
All details are on my website and on the events page of this Counselling Directory.