Addiction is an all-consuming relationship with a substance or behaviour. It’s driven by a conscious or unconscious desire to feel something different. More often than not, this results in a range of harmful consequences which is difficult to overcome without alcohol recovery or drug rehabilitation.
Addictions go far beyond alcohol and drug misuse however. They can also extend to behaviours relating to food/eating, relationships, the management of money, work, gambling and gaming.
Paul Sunderland is a psychotherapist, treatment consultant and trainer with 30 years of experience in the treatment of addictions. He has held the posts of Head of Treatment at Clouds House in the UK and Clinical Director at Crossroads Centre, Antigua. He is currently Executive Director of Outcome Consulting, a UK based provider of psychological solutions in the field of addictions. Paul is one of the most experienced addiction psychotherapists in Europe. He is an expert in process addiction treatment and has a special interest in the early psychological wounds of adoption and boarding school trauma.
Paul practices at Basuto Medical Centre on Wednesdays. He is available to see individuals, couples or families for assessment, advice and treatment. If you would like to see Paul for help with alcohol recovery or drug rehabilitation, please feel free to get in touch in the strictest of confidence.
Paul’s recent Ted talk on addiction is now online and can be found via YouTube or the TED website.