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Addiction Counselling

Mental Health Counselling for Addiction Problems – Available in Wolverhampton & Online Worldwide

Addiction is how we describe any behaviour which we believe drives us to keep doing or consuming something over and over again with no apparent ability to control that behaviour.

How is an addiction defined?

“The state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming to such an extent that its cessation causes severe trauma.”

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Is Addiction Physical or Psychological?


The above definition would seem to suggest that some things (substances or practices) might be ‘physically habit forming’, but most of us would not consider a ‘habit’ something that we had no control over!

It might be more useful to ask:

Is addiction caused by the substance having addictive qualities? (This is the physical addiction model).

or

Is addiction a personal behaviour? (The is the psychological addiction model).

Ask a person who has tried to quit smoking or drinking without success whether they believe that they are addicted and you are likely to get the response; ‘definitely!’

However, if you ask the same question to a person who successfully quit smoking because they believed that smoking was just a ‘habit’, then they will almost certainly disagree with the Addiction ‘model’.

How is it possible that one person was ‘addicted’ but the other person had a ‘habit’?

Surely, if the physical model of addiction is valid it should always be valid, not just sometimes. So if alcohol is addictive, why doesn’t everyone who drinks alcohol become addicted. If addiction is an individual, psychological trait, then the physical model of addiction cannot be valid!

Is Addiction is a ‘Belief’ or is Addiction a ‘Real Biological Phenomenon’?


In order to make sense of the world, we all develop ‘perceptual models‘ that provide a set of rules and logic through which we are able to make sense of what is happening to us. What we believe can have the most dramatic impact on the way that we ‘process’ the world around us.

Some of these beliefs are well-formed and based on sound logical reasoning, and some are more ‘distorted’ and based on what we might have been ‘told’ is ‘true’ or ‘real’ but are not necessarily so.

Beliefs are then either ‘useful’ or ‘limiting’.

If beliefs are ‘useful’ then there is very little need to change or modify them. However, Limiting Beliefs provide almost no benefits at all and so are something worthy of modification.

There is strong evidence that ‘addiction’ may depend more on what you believe than it does on physical chemical dependency.

Happily, we help people to change their limiting beliefs all of the time, so if YOU want to beat your ‘Addiction’, whatever it is, then please do get in touch.

Help for Addiction Problems

Not do we only offer a wide range of Psychological Therapies for mental health problems such as Addiction, but you can also purchase our own self-help book, the Restrictive Realities of Belief written by Paul who is an academic psychologist with more than 30 years experience of working in people development.

This book is designed to provide you with all of the essential knowledge and latest research into mental health counselling as well as a practical set of tools and techniques for making real changes.

Transform Your Thinking & Overcome Addiction

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If you’re committed to overcoming your Addiction problems then we highly recommend following our Advanced Tranceformental CBT programme with Paul. Tranceformental CBT is available as Online Therapy if required.

The Tranceformental programme is a highly successful & pragmatic mental health counselling course, run over 10 sessions, that will teach you everything you need to know to understand your problem, identify how unhelpful thinking and limiting beliefs might be reinforcing the issue, and then show you how to make any changes to your unhelpful thinking styles or maladaptive safety behaviours that you may have developed as part of your coping strategies.

Our Tranceformental CBT programme is an evidence-based, research supported approach used by mental health practitioners around the World.

Alternative Therapy Options for Addiction

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Although our preferred form of mental health counselling for Addiction is Tranceformental CBT we also offer alternative Psychotherapies for those who might prefer a different approach.

These include:

  • Psychodynamic therapy which focuses more on emotional problems and relies on the Therapeutic Relationship to bring about change. Available with Paul.
  • General Counselling which is less structured but still provides a safe and non-judgmental environment to discuss issues which is therapeutic in its own right.
  • Hypnotherapy is an alternative form of therapy that can be applied to a very wide range of problems and is available with Joan.

Free Initial Consultations for Addiction

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We offer all prospective clients an initial consultation to discuss your Addiction issues prior to commencing any treatment plans.

The consultation is free and lasts around 50 minutes.

During this consultation we will discuss the various options that are available to you and make a considered recommendation based on your individual personal circumstances.

Initial consultations are also available as part of our online therapy service.

At Tranceform Psychology we recognise the importance of the therapeutic relationship in helping people to bring about effective change, so its important to be able to ‘meet’ to discuss our change programmes BEFORE proceeding.

Our policy is to help people make a fully balanced & considered decision about undertaking work with us, including both the financial and personal implications.

Buy Our Self-Help Book

The Restrictive Realities of Belief is Paul's recently authored self-help book containing everything you need to know about how mental health problems are 'realised' through the socio-cultural beliefs that we acquire over our lifetimes and what you can do to bring about effective change.

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You can read a synopsis of what this book is all about on this page:

The Restrictive Realities of Belief - Book

It is currently available as a 307 page A4 PDF file for just £19.99 which you can purchase here using PayPal. Your copy of the book will be sent by e-mail.


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For most mental health problems we recommend following our 10 session Tranceformental CBT Programme to overcome a wide range of mental health and behavioural problems.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a proven, evidence-based form of mental health counselling for developing a fundamental understanding of the dynamics of your problem, but also for learning new coping skills and strategies for sustainable change over your life.

The full course costs £795 which you can pay for on our fees page.

Tranceformental CBT is available On-line as well as a one-to-one format in the clinic.

Visit Online Counselling for more details.

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Contact Paul Lee BSc. MSc. MIAEBP

Read about Paul

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Hi, I have both Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Psychology & specialise in the following therapeutic modalities:

Tranceformental CBT

Happiness Coaching

Psychodynamic Therapy

Call me on 07434 776125

or e-mail me on:

paul@tranceformpsychology.com

Contact Joan Lee D. Hyp. MIAEBP

Read about Joan

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I specialise in the following therapies:

Hypnotherapy

Brain Working Recursive Therapy

Analytical Therapy

I also offer a complete programme which combines mindfulness, meditation and hypnotherapy

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Complete Wellness Programme

Call Joan on: 07434 776504

e-mail:

joan@tranceformpsychology.com

Want to Find Out More?

Then Get in Touch Today.

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