Avtar Gill - Addictions Specialist
Only you alone can do it - but you can't do it alone...
Addiction (or dependency) is a complex condition. People use behaviours and/or substances in an effort to escape the discomfort of their emotions. My area of expertise and speciality lies in working towards recovery and abstinence with regard to this.
I work collaboratively, primarily using Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), and work in group settings and with individuals in private practice.
Having worked in this challenging field for over 19 years and successfully counselled many people into recovery, I passionately believe that individuals have the inner resources to overcome their addictions and dependencies.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a diploma in therapeutic counselling and a post-grad certificate in addiction counselling.
I have over 18 years' experience of seeing individual clients and facilitating groups with a local drug and alcohol counselling agency and have trained many new staff and volunteer counsellors.
On a personal note, after 15 years of active addiction I decided I had enough and sought help.
This came in the form of an intensive six-month rehab that I found extremely challenging and at times I wanted to leave. However, at these times of fear and doubt I dug deep and found resilience and strength that I thought I never had.
I'm now 21 years clean and sober and consider my main strength as working with a deep passion and belief in delivering my service as an addictions counsellor, group facilitator and trainer.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
My fees are on a sliding scale: £65 - £45 per session.
There is ample free parking nearby.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer evening and weekend appointments.
Types of client