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Andrew Dettman - Addiction Counsellor founding Diction Resolution Therapy (DRT)

Hull, East Riding Of Yorkshire, HU11
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About me

In these times of great turbulence and change, many people are experiencing a general sense not only of powerlessness over the contextual events that are shaping the future of all the nations on Earth, but also perhaps an increasing sense of unmanageability in their personal life.

I have developed a new service for these times, which draws upon 85 years of evidence based principles that are specifically designed to heal and transform a person's life away from any such admissions of powerlessness and unmanageability.

I have introduced new treatment terms to allow healing words to forensically meet personal problems that can seem to baffle a person's language into a broken and empty place when trying to reach out for help.

My service treats the disease of stuck-addiction and broken-addiction as these two descriptors describe a will-power that either refuses to turn off easily or that  simply can't be accessed at all in a personal executive function.

Many forms of depression and anxiety are actually rooted in this disconnection from healthy will power, a disconnect that can lead to a collapse of a person's life into a physical disrepair and a metaphysical disconnect.

There is a solution to the aforementioned collapses of stuck and broken behaviour and it is toward just such changes in behaviour should you identify with my words so far, that my service can be applied to.

Training, qualifications & experience

I qualified in 2004-5 with a Diploma in Addiction Counselling that cohered within 520 Academic hours that granted a CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (Working with Addictions) and a CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies, as well as 1,155 Practicum hours in a 12 Step rehab operating within HM Prison Estate.

In 2007 I was recognized as an Accredited Drug & Alcohol Counsellor by the FDAP (since lapsed) and I also became a Member of the BACP for the first time, leaving in 2009.

In 2015 I re-joined the BACP and in 2016 I attained a BACP Certificate of Proficiency securing my Registered Membership as a Counsellor in Private Practice.

In 2016 I acquired a CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Online Counselling Skills.

In 2016 I designed and opened Diction Resolution Therapy (DRT).

I am a qualified Student Member of The Healing Trust. (www.thehealingtrust.org.uk)

I am an Individual Member of the Federation of Drug & Alcohol Practitioners (FDAP)

I have engaged with various areas of Continuing Professional Development around Adult Safeguarding, Trauma Resolution, Psychosexual Therapy, The 12 Step Programme, Healing A Toxic Workplace, Leadership Skills.

As well as my current Private Practice, I have worked as a Senior Counsellor and Manager in a Rehab in the UK Prison Estate and presently I am engaged in the provision of counselling services to Ark House Ltd in Scarborough, UK.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with



Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Integrative
  • Jungian therapy
  • Other therapies


Please see my website.


I am available immediately on Zoom and WhatsApp as detailed on my website.

East Riding Of Yorkshire

Key details

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.


Online accessibility

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults


Andrew Dettman - Addiction Counsellor founding Diction Resolution Therapy (DRT)

Andrew Dettman - Addiction Counsellor founding Diction Resolution Therapy (DRT)