MSc Addiction Psychology and Counselling
BACP Registered member
An individualised and tailored therapy service with a specialism in drink and drug use
Taking the first step and making contact is vital if you think you're ready to crack this.
I'm here to make it as easy as possible.
I'll reply the same day so if you've not received a reply please check your junk/spam folder!
Hi, and welcome, I'm Ian
Are you struggling with something really big in your life right now?
Feeling stuck? Anxious? Angry? Lost and alone? Overwhelmed with the amount of therapists out there! Perhaps you're drinking or using more than you're happy with, or you're feeling worse than that. I was there too, I get it, and I've made it my vocation to help others find their way out of the cycle of torment that excessive use of drink or drugs brings.
Talking with someone qualified, impartial, and personally experienced in addiction themselves can give you a chance to explore those uncomfortable feelings and come up with solutions. Together we'll talk about what's going on for you and find better ways of coping. I'll help you regain control and find out what's going on. Anxiety and panic attacks, childhood abuse, depression, addiction, they'll possibly all feel relevant to you, some more than others, come in out of the dark!
I am an experienced, passionate and qualified therapist and I specialise in helping people explore their drinking & drug use and for your peace of mind, I'm listed in all the links at the bottom of this page.
What do you do now?
If you've decided you need to make a change then well done, it's a brave step. Please read on and get in touch through a contact form. I'll reply the same day, so if you don't see my reply, check your spam/junk folder!
I see clients face to face at my rooms in Hove or Glynde, online for those out of area or outside of the UK, and I provide 'walk and talk' therapy too, in the Glynde countryside or the Hove beach-front.
I'll use different evidence based therapeutic approaches during our time together depending on where you are in the change/recover process- you can find some more info on 'My approach to therapy' page, and some of my previous clients have been kind enough to leave testimonials, and there's a little more about me lower down the page too, so you know who you're working with.
A little about me...
I no longer drink myself, that was a choice I made because of some of the consequences I was beginning to experience. I think it's important for you to know that, but it doesn't mean what's good for me is good for you.
I won't tell you to STOP.
We'll talk about your present relationship with drink (drugs) and where you see it going, whether you want to cut down or stop, and we'll make a plan.
We'll work together on issues such as;
Feelings of anxiety and depression, frustration, anger, low or no self-worth, low self-esteem and low confidence and of course the drinking and using that we've always thought was helping us. Maybe you've found yourself drinking more following a very sad bereavement.
We'll collaboratively discover what you want and we'll work through how to get you there- unconditionally, without judgement, but with real empathy. I'm here to help you work through these feelings and create a life more manageable internally with better coping solutions and understanding of why you might be where you are.
You can expect an empathic, warm, confidential, safe and non-judgemental space to explore why it is you’ve decided to look up therapy and move towards change. I want to listen to your story, I'm in your corner. If you feel anxious, that's normal. We'll work together collaboratively, combining CBT, mindfulness, work around change & metacognitive therapy all held together with a person-centred approach.
I believe we deserve to live a fully recovered life with peace of mind when we wake up in the morning and the strength to manage life as it comes, without the need to change how we feel by picking up a drink or a drug. Emerging from dark times has given me a drive to help others, and today that is what I do. For your peace of mind, I'm listed in all the links at the bottom of the page