Types of Addiction we Treat at Solutions Auckland
- Alcohol dependence
- Methamphetamine addiction
- Benzodiazepine addiction
- Sex and love addiction
- Cannabis dependence
Therapy for family members of people with addiction
I believe that addiction is a primary disease and that a person's other issues will stem from this fundamental problem. Therefore it's important to treat the addiction first. People with addiction often use alcohol and other drugs or behaviours to 'cope'. In the beginning the substance or the behaviour (such as sex addiction) was the 'solution', but after a while it became the problem. My approach is to offer therapy that is focused on a new, results-focused solution. The goal is offering my clients 'tools' so that they can change behaviour that is causing problems in their lives.
I have worked in the addictions treatment sector since 2009. This included inpatient counselling as an addictions therapist in the US, Thailand, Australia and NZ, as well as outpatient counselling for CADS in Auckland. For the past six years I have had my own practice in Auckland City, specialising in treating people with sex and love addiction (also by video conferencing).
I believe the therapeutic alliance begins with the first phonecall and am happy to call you free of charge for our initial chat so you can see if I'm the right therapist for you.
How do you know you are receiving an ethical, professional, and effective service at Solutions Auckland?
I am a member of DAPAANZ – the addiction practitioners’ Association which has rigorous standards in which a therapist must demonstrate competence, and be reviewed each year. I am also required to engage with ongoing training and education as a condition of my practising certificate renewal.
In addition, I have regular clinical supervision from an independent, certified clinical supervisor, which helps me maintain ethical practice, transparency and accountability.