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.
Addiction Counselling In Basildon facilitates lasting change and gradually creates 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.
I went through the same struggles you’re going through right now…
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, 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….
Until one day I hit rock bottom when I realised I was a drug addict heading towards death just like my mum. In that moment 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 read over 100 books on the mind to learn the psychoeducational information I needed to upgrade my thinking.
I studied mindfulness and meditated every day so I could get a deeper understanding of my cognitive thought patterns and the impact those thoughts had on my behaviour.
I watched countless podcasts, mentors on YouTube and attended multiple personal development seminars to get all the practical tools I needed to thrive in daily life.
But I didn’t stop there because I kept going back to therapy to untangle the mess of my emotions.
It was there 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 started to heal, the months turned into years and I saw a pattern emerging. When I looked back at my journey I had developed four main skills.
I had learnt to observe and sit with my thoughts and cultivate better relationships with myself and others. I discovered how to deal with very emotionally intense events and situations. Lastly, I persevered to regulate my emotions on a daily basis.
So when I went into training to become a counsellor and discovered Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) which covers these exact four areas (mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, distress tolerance, emotional regulations), a huge lightbulb went off.
I thought, “I wish I had this when I started,” because it would have compressed all the years spent going the long way round into weeks.
I was so fascinated I studied DBT on top of my degree so I could become a specialist.
As I started to crystallise my skills I decided to custom build this program based on everything I had learned to help people just like you.
I have now led a range of clients through this program from people drinking too much at the weekend to clients doing multiple grams of cocaine a day.
So if this is resonating with you, keep reading…
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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
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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.
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It 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.