Addictive behaviours are compulsive engagement in seemingly pleasurable or rewarding actions such as gambling, drugs, alcohol, sex, pornography and even shopping. Any of these actions can also be used as a relief or outlet if moderated and controlled, but often people fail to recognise that they have an addition rather than an outlet. Additions can lead to relationship breakdown, financial losses, social life changes, work performance deterioration and mentor or physical health issues.
At Cath Adams Counselling we engage with our clients to enable them to understand and recognise that their behaviour has moved beyond being a simple, enjoyable outlet, to a more impacting compulsive behaviour. Counselling goals and strategies are developed with the client considering their needs and desired outcomes based on the type and severity of their addiction.