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Addictions

What is an addiction?

An addiction is a compulsive, repetitive action which triggers a momentary feeling of reward despite the fact that it may be having a negative impact on your wider life and health. Common addictions include nicotine (smoking), alcohol and drugs. Other forms of compulsive behaviour which are often referred to as becoming a form of addiction – like sex, shopping, mobile phone use – may not meet the medical definition of an addiction but can still have negative and damaging consequences.

Treating addiction issues with hypnotherapy and psychotherapy

The first and most important point to make about treating addictions is that you need to have a reach a point at which you feel that you really do want to make a change. When people start therapy because other people (friends or family) want them to, it rarely works. You have to be ready to make the change for your own sake.

Assuming that you have reached that stage then the good news is that therapy can help you in your battle. Hypnotherapy can be particularly helpful in tackling the unwanted compulsive behaviour. The addition of psychotherapy can also help to tackle any underlying causes that have contributed to the addiction arising in the first place.

Online therapy sessions for addiction

If circumstances or distance mean that you’re not able to meet in person, I am also able to offer online therapy sessions for addiction issues.

How can you book a therapy session for addiction issues?

To arrange a booking with me in Larbert or even just to find out more, please contact me.

Where am I based?

I’m based in Larbert. If you’re not sure how close that is to you, I’m:

  • 3.5 Miles from Falkirk (direct trains)
  • 9.1 Miles from Stirling (direct trains)
  • 9.9 Miles from Cumbernauld
  • 12.3 Miles from Linlithgow
  • 12.5 Miles from Alloa
  • 18 Miles from Dunfermline
  • 22.7 Miles from Glasgow (direct trains)
  • 30.7 Miles from Edinburgh (direct trains)