Timothy Park, MBACP, PG Dip, Experienced Addiction Therapist
Due to the Coronavirus I am only working via FaceTime, Zoom, WhatsApp video or on the telephone. I have considerable experience of working in this way with clients. I am also offering a complimentary initial consultation by telephone or FaceTime, Zoom etc... Feel free to call, text or email to arrange.
If you are struggling with an addiction to drugs or alcohol, sex, shopping, social media or gambling then I can help. I have many years of experience and have worked for organisations in both the public and private sector as well as having a private practice. I also work with issues like anxiety, social anxiety, depression, stress, loss, relationship difficulties, intimacy and codependency. In my experience these, and other issues, tend to be a significant underlying factor in addictive behaviour and it is always necessary to explore them in order to achieve lasting change.
Over the years I have helped countless individuals to achieve real change in their lives. If you are struggling please email, text or call and I will get back to you as soon as possible. I work from comfortable consulting rooms in Hove and all appointments are confidential in accordance with BACP professional standards. I do not work in a prescriptive way and integrate various counselling styles, always treating every client as an individual.
There are no ‘silver bullet’ remedies or ‘quick fixes’ to addictive behaviour patterns but if there is a desire and commitment to change it is very achievable. It really is possible to be a better version of yourself.
WHAT IS ADDICTION?
Addiction can be described as any behaviour that seems difficult or almost impossible to control, one that is difficult to moderate or stop, and that often leads to difficulties for the addicted person as well as those that are close to them. To overcome addictive behaviour and to achieve real change it is necessary to get an understanding of the 'big picture' and the issues, current or past, that underlie and drive the behaviour.
Up to date theories suggest that addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological and social manifestations. This is reflected in an individual obsessively and compulsively pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors.
Addiction is characterised by an inability to consistently abstain, little or no behavioural control, craving, diminished recognition of significant problem behaviours and interpersonal relationships, and a dysfunctional emotional response. Like other chronic conditions, addiction often involves cycles of relapse and remission. Without treatment or engagement in recovery activities, addiction is progressive and can result in disability or premature death.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post Graduate Diploma, Addiction Psychology and Counselling, London South Bank University 2014.
My experience as a therapist includes working with organisations in the public and private sectors, including the prison system and residential facilities, as well as running my own private practice.
My recent professional development has included training in various 'new wave' CBT therapeutic approaches.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Currently offering free initial consultations on FaceTime, Zoom, WhatsApp video or on the telephone
Ongoing appointments: £50
Skype, FaceTime, Zoom etc: £40
Sessions last 50 minutes