Counselling For Alcohol Addiction

by Peter Winter

in Marriage Counselling, Relationship Counselling, Relief from Depression, Uncategorized

Counselling for Alcohol Addiction

His wife threatened to leave him because of his alcohol addiction

Andrew called me after his wife was threatening to leave him if he did not look at his addiction to alcohol. He was quite distressed over this issue and the anxiety was causing him to drink even more. We started to work together on a weekly basis for 4 weeks and he soon discovered that he had anxiety around anxiety.

Childhood uncertainties at the root

As we worked through the layers of what was underneath his fears he soon learnt that it was only a childhood belief that he was fearful of.

Just this realisation alone was powerful enough to get him to agree to look the original issue of fear around his father. He was astounded when he realised that his father who now had passed away many years earlier still had a major grip on his life and his relationship was emulating that of his parents. After working through his old belief systems and replacing them with a newer and healthier beliefs he now just drinks socially with his wife and the relationship is as strong as it was originally.

The addiction is not really the issue – it masked the belief that was unhealthy for Andrew and like many of us, often fear letting go of the addiction as the thought of the original issue coming up can be extremely painful. When the root cause of a problem is resolved we can change for the better and live life much happier and with more freedom to do the things we really desire.

Andrew now sees me about every 6 weeks and soon we will shift that to 3 monthly.

Talk Soon,
Peter Winter

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