Drug and alcohol, pornography dependence, gaming and gambling counselling

Fairfield, Camberwell, Sandringham, Melbourne CBD and McKinnon

Whether it’s gambling counselling, drug and alcohol counselling or even gaming and pornography dependence counselling, if you need professional assistance to break free from unhealthy cycles or patterns of behaviour, Reflection Psychology’s dependency counselling psychologists in Sandringham, Fairfield, Camberwell, Melbourne CBD and McKinnon can help.

Most people have habit-forming tendencies, however some people are susceptible to developing a dependence to a substance or unhealthy behaviour due to genetic factors, environmental factors or mental health issues. Sometimes the dependence is just used as a coping mechanism to try and deal with unresolved issues or ongoing pressures which increase and are unresolved until the sufferer finally seeks dependence counselling to help address their problem.

In the past, psychologists found society required their services primarily for alcohol counselling and drug counselling services however today there is a much greater diversity of dependency counselling requirements.

Dependence can manifest as: Drug dependence, alcohol dependence, problem gambling, pornography dependence, compulsive use of social media, eating dependence, gaming dependence and other harmful and habitual behaviours.

Whatever your dependence may be, if it is negatively impacting on your life, then it is important to seek dependence counselling at our clinics in Camberwell, McKinnonFairfield, Sandringham or Melbourne CBD where you will find a counsellor to speak to who you trust and can feel connect with and who has the expertise to assist you.

Reflection Psychology will assist you in your counselling journey of dependence treatment without judgement and in complete confidentiality. Our counselling services encompass drug and alcohol counselling, pornography dependence counselling, drug and alcohol counselling and other dependence counselling assistance.

Dependency is often the result of unresolved emotional problems, which without acknowledgement and resolution, can destroy relationships, quality of life and create a spiral of dependence issues.

People who have a dependence can often feel distressed, irritated or experience irrational changes of mood if they are not able to gain access to their dependence as well as if they are trying to withdraw from their dependence.

Other common symptoms of dependence include: Poor concentration and attention span, social withdrawal, ignoring or not managing with domestic or business responsibilities, inability to stop or reduce addictive behaviour, despite many attempts, deterioration of relationships because of symptoms associated with the behaviour, scheduling commitments around a dependence, sleeping problems and other health issues

Psychologist treatments against harmful behaviours

As part of the general dependence counselling process, our experienced psychologists focus on determining the cause, its trigger points and any indicators of relapse behaviour.

Quite often, deeper unresolved emotional life experiences are required to be explored and reflected upon. Our psychologists work to help you take control of your dependence first and then find the most effective ways of beating it all together.

Steps involved in dependence counselling include identifying and ending harmful behavioural patterns, becoming familiar with coping strategies for managing day to day stress and altering negative thought patterns. Where more intense rehabilitation may be required, your psychologist will recommend additional services to assist you.

Contact Reflection Psychology for dependence counselling or other services including anger management counselling and anxiety treatment.