Spirit Project

Counselling and Psychotherapy Centre for women

CPD Training for Counsellors and Psychotherapists

Understanding addiction

Here at the Practice we understand addiction to be one or all of the following:


  • A coping mechanisms to deal with overwhelming/painful feelings
  • Dependency on a substance (alcohol, drugs, caffeine, prescribed/unprescribed medications, cigarettes, sex, gambling, food and much more)
  • C0-dependency (supporting someone with an addiction issue)


Although we will not be able to support you in reducing the substance addiction, as we are not an addiction treatment centre, our work will give you an opportunity to increase your understanding around these difficulties and/or refer you to specific de-tox support - where you could receive physiological support alongside treatment programmes.


Please speak to your GP if you are specifically looking to withdraw from substances.