Addiction Counselling Ottawa
Any behaviour taken to an obsessive level can be defined as an addiction. Compulsive shopping, gambling, watching pornography on the internet, use of substances can all be considered an addiction.
I believe that in therapy it is important to identify the reasons that lead to the person’s addictive behaviour. If a person can understand why they use alcohol excessively, or gamble out of control, they will be better able to change the problematic behaviour. An addiction doesn’t develop overnight and will not go away in a day; it takes time, persistence and the support from a professional who knows how to deal with addictions. In therapy I use Motivational Interviewing techniques in order to motivate my clients change addictive behaviours and restore balance and well-being.