We offer counselling, assessment and if necessary appropriate referral to treatment www.ibizacalm.com for individuals and families in the area of drug, gambling and alcohol misuse. Alcohol, cannabis and the use of so called “legal highs” among young people is on the increase and this sometimes contributes to other mental health issues and illness. In the U.K Addiction is a growing problem, with an estimated 2 million people addicted to some form of substance or behaviour. If you feel you have a problem with addiction, please click here to try one of our self assessment questionnaires.
We usually use what's known as 'eclectic' therapy, which means that according to what is judged as applicable for the particular client, the therapist draws on all their training, techniques and experience while tailoring the sessions around the client, the timeframe available, and the particular problems presenting.
Our counselling approach is 'client-centred', also called 'Rogerian' or 'person-centred', and is based on the assumption that an individual seeking help can develop a relationship with their counsellor that allows the free expression of emotions. This enables the client to come to terms with the negative feelings that may have caused emotional problems, and to develop inner resources. The objective is for the client to perceive themselves as a person with the power and freedom to change, rather than as an object.
My psychotherapy training is in Cognitive Analytic Therapy, which is a time-limited integrative therapy focusing on discovering how problems have evolved and how the procedures devised to cope with them may be ineffective. It is designed to enable clients to gain an understanding of how the difficulties they experience may be made worse by their habitual coping mechanisms. Problems are understood in the light of clients' personal histories and life experiences. The focus is on recognising how these coping procedures originated and how they can be adapted and improved. The work is active and shared. Diagrams and written outlines are worked out together to help recognise, challenge and revise old patterns that do not work well. Then, mobilising the clients' own strengths and resources, plans are developed to bring about change.