Addictions/Substance/Drug abuse counselling

Somerset West, Strand, Gordons Bay, Stellenbosch

Specialisations Substance Abuse & Addiction

Life is about the choices we make : We make choices and then our choices make us : Say No to crazy and Yes to Life !

What classifies as addiction?

Addictive behaviour is be an umbrella term for many different problems ranging from relationship addiction (where you are unable to free yourself from a relationship which disempowers and/or overwhelms you), to anorexia and bulimia, substance abuse (alcohol and drug abuse) gambling or pornography.

My view on treatment

Your life might look good from the outside but you know the opposite is true. All forms of addiction share a common pattern: there is always a self that is attempting to escape from life’s hardships and anxieties. Are you or a loved one suffering from addiction?

If you feel that an addiction is crippling you, taking precedence over everything else, make the choice for change now! Choose to live a purpose-driven, satisfying life. You have the power and can make the right choices now!

  • People close to you have expressed concern
  • You feel powerless to say “no” but deep down you desire change
  • You are petrified of change because it means giving up the “comfort zone” addiction provides – a way of escaping life’s problems
  • You have difficulty opening up to others, and are becoming increasingly isolated
  • You experience deep sadness and depression, often coupled with fear, shame and guilt

If you are suffering from addiction or are concerned for the well-being of a loved one, please do not hesitate to contact me. I promise to offer uncompromising compassion, support and guidance, and will do my utmost to help you develop new perspectives and a richer, more fulfilling life.

I can help you! I have helped many individuals confront the true nature of their addiction and establish healthy behaviour and coping strategies. Through counselling committed to you, I focus on helping you face the causes of addiction head-on.

If you are suffering from an addiction or are concerned for the well-being of a loved one, please do not hesitate to contact me.

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Joan Collett - Counselling Somerset West

Dr Joan Collett, Registered Counsellor, Somerset West.

Joan has extensive experience, training and qualifications in narrative counselling and her specialist knowledge is based on more than a decade of research and counselling.

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  Dr Joan Collett

10 Radloff Road, Somerset West,
Western Cape - 7130.

082 531 9270
021 851 3166