Addiction Counselling London Most of us have unwanted, unhealthy habits are addicted to something, therefore fitting along an addiction spectrum and what started as curiosity or pleasure, may gradually become a problem for us. A habit can become an addiction when we can't stop doing it and it becomes a craving. Addiction is from the Latin form of being enslaved. It is said we live in an addictive society, that most of us, no matter what our intelligence, wealth, profession or status, have one or two minor personal obsessions, "addictions" or addictive learnt behaviours (e.g. technology, sugar, coffee, social media) yet when specific behaviours or addictions become prioritised, dominant or overused, when life without the feelings we get from our "high" may not seem very worthwhile, we can develop addictive triggers with addiction-like effects - impulsive, compulsive, dependency tendencies. Whether or not we identify with the diagnostic label of "addiction", we may acknowledge we have an addiction problem because of an addictive relationship to certain things or destructive things we can get up to. It can feel at times as if something is controlling our life - and it's not quite ourself. Our habit, obsession or addiction may have become central to our life. We may ask "Do I have control over it or does it have control over me?" and have allowed our addiction to have a life of its own, slowly losing our self in the process (some may swap one for another, where one addiction becomes a gateway for a different addiction). Unhappy or anxious without our "fix", we may start to have an addiction problem and seek addiction help. When we are addicted to something, it can take over our life, affecting our wellbeing. Some may have tried to stop or cut down, others may have ignored the problem. We may have neglected other areas of our life, relationships, as the negative consequences increase. We may turn to our "addiction" believing we deserve our reward (or punishment), as a release, to fill a gap, numb any unwanted or unbearable feelings. This may give us a temporary high, often followed by a deeper low. The addiction counselling in London, Camden, Kings Cross, can be a space to support you in overcoming addiction, so we can take charge, balance and get control back of our fully rounded life, including the following:
Internet, Computer, Technology & Communication "Addiction"
Other Obsessions, Compulsions Or "Addictions"
Contacting The Addiction Counsellor London Feel free to ring for an initial chat 020 7916 1342 or email me to arrange a meeting at my London counselling practice based in Camden, near Kings Cross. As well as in-person addiction counselling I can offer Skype counselling, online counselling as another option.
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