Alcohol and other drug problems

If you are contemplating making changes in your life as to control, cut down or totally stop using there are many treatment options available to you. Why not take the first step and give Bayside Psychotherapy a call.Question.I am not quite sure if I have a problem with my alcohol and speed and why do I feel so bad when I am withdrawing? Answer: To understand if you have issues with alcohol or any other drugs (Substances) the following indicators can be used as a guideline: If you are experiencing a pattern of using substances that has begun impacting on your life which has led you to distress. If you are finding that you need more of the substance to gain the desired effect. If you are finding that you have been using the substance for a longer period than intended. If you have a desire to cut down or control the usage. If you have developed some ambivalence knowing the substance is doing you harm however you continue to use. If you’re spending more time than before to obtain the substance. If you experience withdrawal symptoms when not using. If this is what you’re experiencing it is most likely you have significant substance misuse issues.

Mindfulness Meditation In Buddhist Psychotherapy And Psychoanalysis

Buddhist Psychotherapy is becoming more accepted and desired by people seeking mental health treatment. However it is noteworthy that Buddhist Psychotherapy is not just intended for Buddhists. Even Buddha never referred to himself as a Buddhist, nor even purported to practice Buddhism! In any event, one of the many gems arising from the past 2500 year history of Buddhist Eastern Psychology is Mindfulness Meditation.

End our love affair with psychological labels

First off. Have you ever wondered, what is the difference between psychology and psychotherapy? The differences are huge. They are miles apart. We need to define what is psychology and psychotherapy. Let us limit our thinking to the clinical setting, for our purposes here, where both terms are broad and have varying definitions.

What is the best method of counselling and psychotherapy?

Given method or approach accounts for barely 10% of clinical efficacy (the psychotherapy relationship accounts for most) this isn’t a very interesting question. But I post it because so many clients to be (and therapists) are understandably confused by the mass of (some 400+!) counselling styles around, all purporting in their own way to be the best.

The paradox of compulsive lying and pathological lying counselling

Compulsive lying or pathological lying. Yes, people do seek professional help to overcome lying problems. In fact, it's far more common than you may think. Really, I probably get at least one new enquiry every two weeks or so requesting help with their compulsive lying problem. Compulsive lying can destroy individual self-esteem and close relationships. Usually such crisis point are what lead people to contact me for help.

Chronic Pain Counselling, Mindfulness Therapy And Hypnotherapy

In my experience as a counsellor and hypnotherapist, chronic pain patients are amongst the most difficult population to work with. This is understandable given the constant emotional and physical suffering they endure.

Binge Eating Counselling, Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy

Binge Eating Disorder is so common in our consumer driven, narcissistic, Western society. And no, I'm not just referring to Bulimia, but specifically binge eating, as opposed over eating. Eating as much as possible very quickly, specifically..

Counselling, Psychotherapy and Talking to a Friend

This is an important topic. So many people rightfully wonder, what is in fact the difference between having a heart to heart with a close friend, or speaking to a professional psychotherapist or counsellor. Really, this is so important, in fact, that the topic just can't be overstated or overdone.

How To Stop Cannabis Addiction

Marijuana addiction or cannabis addiction is common, but can become extremely debilitating for users and their partners and families etc. Cannabis is a toxic substance and especially these days involves often non pure and potentially more dangerous chemicals being mixed in even from so-called trusted sources. Cannabis use can contribute to paranoia, distorted view of self and others, and even anxiety disorders and depression. Long-term use could even lead to psychosis of schizophrenia.

Addictions Can Be Overcome

That's right. The liberating sense of freedom and feelings of confidence that arise from stopping addictive behaviour can bring renewed self worth and a joyful life. Not in some passing self-help fleeting kind of way, but in a genuine feeling of this is how life is meant to feel way.
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