Coinneach Shanks: Psychotherapy in Dublin


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Approach to addiction and drug use

Addiction covers a wide range of difficulties from alcohol-related problems to opiate addiction. The latter also includes over-the-counter pain killers.

I adopt a combination of psychodynamic principles and motivational counselling to bring about reduction in drug use. Harm reduction principles are also employed.

Often, it is necessary to work with the client to tackle any underlying issues that rendered the client open to the possibility of addiction.