Marital conflicts, professional issues, depression and anxiety can lead to feeling overwhelmed by life. This can then lead to eating disorders (too much ot too little), misuse of alcohol or medication, too much smoking, difficulties concentrating or sleeping disorders.
A psychotherapy can help you stop painful behaviors, thoughts or amotions.
If you are sick and tired of feeling sick and tired. If you regularly promise yourself and your family that this time you are going to stop, that today will be different, but continue depite your best intentions, then perhaps I can help you.
It is not a lack of will power or courage that keeps you trapped inside the vicious circle of addiction. In fact, strange as it may seem, I do not know many groups of people with more will power than addicts themselves. You need a lot of it to continue in your addictive behaviour day in and day out. Will power is not the problem. The problem is that you can not stop alone. The addict is powerless to change alone and it is only by working with others, the therapist, the group and addicts in recovery, that the circle of addiction can be broken.
Through my personal experience working in a recovery centre in England as an addictions counsellor and doing after-care work in Paris, I have developed a good understanding of the therapeutic techniques necessary to help people suffering from addiction.
Addiction is linked to a substance and/or a behaviour :
The substances are essentially : alcohol, anxiolytics, painkillers, cannabis, cocaine, heroin, nicotine, food and sleeping pills.
The behaviours are : codependency, gambling, video games and sex addiction.