Do some of these problems sound familiar?
- Your wife, partner, family or parents are nagging you to get help and drink or use drugs less.
- You have gone from drinking once a week with friends to most nights alone or you go out on huge drink ups and are not seen for days.
- Your performance at work has gone down and your boss and colleagues are starting to notice.
- You have underlying life events you know are there but have just pushed them to the back of your mind because you don’t want to admit them to yourself.
- You are afraid that if you don’t get your drinking or drug use under control you will die with parents and family only knowing you as an alcoholic or addict?
Now imagine what your life would be like if it was NOT consumed by drinking or using drugs.
If you woke up feeling fulfilled. Having the time and confidence to finally achieve the goals you always pictured yourself accomplishing.
You didn’t lie yourself through the day and worked towards becoming the person you always wanted to be.
If you had your drinking or drug use under control and could socialise more easily to create a meaningful connection with the people around you.
Your job or business had the same excitement as when you first started out and you’re in a better financial position without the cost of drink or drugs.
Counselling creates a space for you to have a complete mindset shift and redefine your relationship to drugs and alcohol.
It provides you with a confidential non-judgmental space your family and friends are just not trained to create.
Counselling facilitates lasting change and enables you to gradually create your new life so you don’t get the whiplash effect of rehab.
It teaches you to understand how your emotions (even if you don’t believe you have any) influence your behaviour.
Counselling Will Give You The Opportunity To…
- Get your drinking or drug use under control so you can stop drinking out of boredom or pure habit.
- Redefine your love-hate relationship with drink or drugs so you can stop making promises you keep breaking when happy hour rolls in.
- Eliminate the constant shame and guilt so you can drink or use drugs less and realise it isn’t the duct-tape that you thought was holding life together.
- Cut down on drink or drugs to become more reliable for those you love and care about, so you can cultivate better relationships.
- Become more comfortable in your own skin and finally love the person looking back at you in the mirror.
- Stop having the same arguments and conversations which will save you time and heartache so you can focus on rebuilding meaningful connections.
How I Went From An Emotionally Dead Drug Addict To A Fulfilled Recovery Counsellor
Without Losing My Job, Family Or Going To Rehab!
I now have a counselling degree, a BACP membership, have gone through therapy, read over 150 books, worked in multiple rehabs, been to countless Al-Anon and NA meetings and spent years in recovery growing to become my best self.
But this hasn’t always been the case…
I grew up with a drug-addicted mum who died when I was 10.
Every day I emotionally ran from the trauma, ripping out everything that connected my head to my heart, burying any feelings deep in the valley of my soul, never to be found again.
Until one day I hit rock bottom when I realised I was a drug addict heading towards death just like my mum. I made a commitment to become the best version of myself and lead others by example.
But walking into my first therapy session I really believed I could die from bringing back up the pain I carried.
I had suppressed so much of my emotions I did not know what I would find and that scared the hell out of me!
I quickly had to develop the courage needed to embrace the uncertainty and anxiety of this journey of self-discovery. As the days turned into months I would go back to therapy and untangle the mess of my emotions.
I started to understand the impact of mum’s actions on my traumatic development and how my broken inner child was living inside me as an adult. I gained an understanding of the ripples of addiction throughout my life and how they affected every subconscious decision I made.
As I finally started to heal I decided to become a counsellor and work with people who feel stuck in life.
I would 100% recommend Luke as a therapist. From my first session with him, I felt huge relief from anguish and pain that I'd been carrying around for years. Luke provided me with the exact type of support and setting that I needed to discuss sensitive/complex/troubling issues, and together we got to the root of debilitating thoughts and behaviours that have been compounding in my life since my childhood. The elements of DBT incorporated into the sessions help a lot with making sense of everything. A very positive turning-point in my life. Thank you once again for all of your help, Luke.JaneFrom Trustpilot
Working with Luke has been a great experience. Really down to earth with a calm manner and positive energy. We have covered everything I requested and more, with plenty of practical work and interactive sessionsJohnFrom Trustpilot
When I went to Luke I really didn’t believe I could give up my addiction and become the person I am today. But after we started to work together he made me feel confident and not only teach me about addiction but support me in dealing with the underlying emotions. I have never been so happy and fulfilled. Together me and Luke discovered a real meaning in my life. I couldn’t recommend him enough.MattFrom Trustpilot
The most charismatic counsellor I have met in my life. Not only he has all the knowledge and expertise that is needed but he is also able to see things from the patient's perspective and reach conclusions in a holistic way. He has a genuine interest for his clients and he is one of the most open-minded people I know. 110% Recommended.PetraFrom Trustpilot
Excellent and honest advice from someone who has a wealth of experience in many aspects of life.PhilFrom Trustpilot
When You Start Counselling You Get
- 50-60 minute 1:1 counselling sessions
- I recommend weekly sessions but fortnightly can be arranged.
- They will be delivered via online video call using Zoom, Skype or any other platform you prefer.
- I am available Monday to Friday 7 AM – 8 PM and Saturday 9 AM – 12 AM
Click below to see my availability in my diary and schedule your initial session on a date and time that works for you.
If you have any questions or concerns about counselling, call or email us.
Note: when block booking, sessions don’t have to take place weekly and do not have to be consecutive. They are for you to use as you like. After you finish using the block of sessions you can book another block to secure further savings or pay the per-session fee.
You’re 100% Covered With My Money-back Guarantee
I work with clients who are a good fit and who I truly believe I can help. Changing your life starts with trusting your counsellor. I want to make sure your experience with me is a positive one.
It’s simple: When you attend a minimum of six consecutive 50-minute sessions and you see no changes or adjustments in your life I want you to email me and I will give you a full refund, no questions asked!
This guarantee lasts six sessions, which completely covers your first go at counselling. That means you can try an ENTIRE block of sessions and then decide if it’s right for you.
Bottom line: When you start counselling with me it is 100% risk-free.
Haven’t Quite Made Up Your Mind?
A Free Assessment Will Allow You To…
- Have the space to assess your current situation with a trained professional so you can create a plan to move your life in the right direction and get things back on track.
- Get the answers to any questions you have so you can find an option that works for you and make a decision with clarity.
- Identify some of the reasons you may be drinking or using drugs too much and discover what the next steps are with the help of an expert therapist.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to be sober or abstinent to have counselling?
You are not required to be abstinent to start the counselling process. However, you will be expected to be sober for each session so that therapeutic growth can take place. You will also be expected to work towards reducing your consumption or move toward complete abstinence.
What happens in the first session?
In the first session, the two of us will work together to understand the changes you would like to make and how you might make them, supporting you to find your own answers to the questions you face, according to your personal values and beliefs all the while guided by a trained professional.
What if I book an assessment before my first session?
You are more than welcome to book a free assessment before your first session and this will give us a chance to get to know each other and you can ask any questions. you may have. If you want to go ahead we can arrange the first session then, at a time that works for us both.
What can I expect from counselling?
Typically, in no more than six, 50-minute sessions, clients overcome something which is troubling them. Clients report a marked sense of well-being, increased ease and contentment with greater effectiveness in all aspects of their life. They are surprised and, on occasion, amazed at the changes they have made in their lives over such a short period of time.
How frequent will the sessions be?
Sessions usually take place weekly and this is recommended to provide consistent growth. However, after the initial momentum of six, some clients like to go down to fortnightly or monthly sessions.
How many sessions will I need?
Many people find six sessions is enough; others stay for a year or more, it’s entirely at your discretion. You will have regular reviews with your counsellor and you can decide to continue or you may want to progress onto our recovery program.
Are there any cancellation fees?
If you need to cancel or reschedule a session it can be done via text, email or phone call. This needs to be done at least 24 hours prior to the session. If you fail to do so, the full fee will be taken.
When are appointments available?
I am available Friday 7 AM – 8 PM and Saturday 9 AM – 12 AM. You can see my availability in my diary and book on a date and time that works for you. There, you’ll also complete the payment via card for the first session and receive the confirmation of your booking.
Is there a waiting list?
There is currently no waiting list and we have the capacity to take on new clients.
How do I know you won’t tell my stuff to other people?
Respecting your confidentiality is of utmost importance and greatly contributes towards building trust between us. I am bound by the Code of Ethics of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. You can read the Code at www.bacp.co.uk. If you have any cause for concern you can contact them directly.
A day I’ll never forget
Let me give you one last example of how you can change your life even if you don’t believe you can.
I always knew that I would be successful and happy because I had seen others walk the path before me.
But somewhere inside I still believed I was special and different and couldn’t change.
I thought, “Everyone else can do it but I can’t. They don’t have my story and my excuses to hide behind.”
So after I hit my rock bottom (when I was sitting on a park bench and realised I was heading towards death just like my mum), I remember being in therapy and saying to my counsellor, “I will never stop using drugs”.
Now looking back this seems so irrational and it was, but at the time I truly believed it.
But that’s the best thing about therapy!
You can rewire your brain, change any script and beat any belief.
As I kept going back to therapy and not always changing the content, but the context and the lens in which I saw the world, my beliefs and life scripts started to shift.
This one moment was the initial domino that allowed me to constantly make changes in my life.
Without this, I wouldn’t have a deep and meaningful relationship with myself and my partner. I wouldn’t have a business and job that brings me fulfilment or live in a beautiful place by the sea.
So I will never forget that moment with my therapist because it proved to me no matter how strong your model of the world, you always have the power to work within therapy and change your perspective.
When I first started out in therapy I wish someone had shared this with me.
Because the key is to have some faith (not the religious kind) and the ability to believe in a greater future for yourself.
Which, I think you already have or you would not be on this page and have read this far down.
Now most people (like me) change out of pain and desperation but you have the chance – right now – to change out of inspiration and somewhere deep down out of faith and joy.
So please get in touch as I would love to help you beat your limiting beliefs and breakthrough to the life you deserve.