The worldwide web is a pretty awesome thing. But as awesome as it is, some people have developed an addiction to the internet. This addiction can lead to depression, social isolation, social anxiety and poor self esteem given that individuals who are glued to the internet have little time to devote to real, satisfying interpersonal encounters.
In some countries, such as China, web addiction treatment is aggressive. Bayside Psychotherapy does not subscribe to the notion of using shock treatment for those who compulsively seek out the internet, but we can offer you counselling options that can help you control your surfing habits, rather than your craving wasting your valuable time.
How do you know if your love for web surfing is an addiction? If you feel anxious or agitated when you cannot use the internet, this could be the sign of a problem. Doing little else, besides internet surfing, is also a sign of a problem. If you lack productivity in your life and your relationships are becoming affected by your constant web use and you have trouble directing your energy elsewhere, this could be the sign of a problem that needs to be addressed quickly.
The trained psychotherapists at Bayside Psychotherapy can help you overcome your addiction to the internet. Their extensive experience and treatment options can help you improve your life. Working with our therapists gives you access to several counselling treatment methods that can help you gain control over your life again.
Call us on (03) 9557 9113 or use our contact form to book your confidential appointment. Together we will tackle your issues.
We can work either face-to-face at the Bentleigh Melbourne clinic, through online counselling with Skype, or a combination of the two. Yes, we can treat you online despite your addiction! We also recommended downloadable recordings that can help you get started.
Stop the internet ruling your life! Let’s work together to help you cure your unhealthy addiction to the internet.
The web has become an essential tool in daily life. Unlike other addiction counselling, such as cocaine addiction treatment, treatment is not designed to stop you from using the internet altogether. Our therapists will help you create a normal relationship with your computer so that you are using it productively, instead of compulsively.
Fighting any addiction alone can be difficult. It can be especially difficult if you need to interact with the source of your addiction in regular life. If you use the web for work, for instance, you can’t avoid it. Counselling can teach you strategies that allow you to continue using a computer but with a different mindset. Therapies such as mindfulness therapy and counselling can help you learn to re-train your mind and your urges.
How long will treatment take?
Addiction treatment methods and results vary from person to person. Your willingness to participate in your treatment for internet addiction will have a direct impact on its success. It may take more than one strategy to help you and our therapists have the expertise and knowledge required to help you find the right approach.
How is Bayside Psychotherapy's treatment different?
Some addiction counselling options are focused on talk therapy and others are focused on hypnosis. One of the benefits you’ll receive from working with the therapists at Bayside Psychotherapy is that your treatment will be customised based on your needs. If, after a few sessions, treatment isn’t making a difference, we will tweak it until we see results.
Make your appointment today by calling (03) 9557 9113. Set up an appointment at the Bayside Melbourne office or, feel free to establish an online session via Skype. Self-help is also available and it can work tremendously well when used in conjunction with counselling. Download a recommended internet addiction hypnosis recording.