Addiction; A family disease Addiction affects families in different ways, and in different ways for each member of each family. Some members become very angry, some sad, some despairing, each person needs support and help. There is a lot of help available to the person with the addiction, very little for family members that are affected. Some times even been judged harshly, criticised as controlling as they try to protect read more

Support during Lockdowns

I recognise and understand the feelings of anxiety, distress and concern you may be experiencing in relation to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak…


Nobody chooses addiction, addiction chooses people, most often genetic, sometimes circumstance, it would really would be crazy to choose addiction. It is a very difficult life.  That does not mean that change is not possible. Certainly not easy but definitely achievable, come change your life and your families life for generations.

Turn around

No matter how long you have been travelling in a certain direction it is never to late to turn around


In the movies Christmas is unfailingly a happy time for everyone. In real life a lot of people find it incredibly difficult, long standing family conflicts, some still hanging over from last year. Some where some family members are not speaking to other family members etc. add the fuel of alcohol and we are often looking at an explosive situation. If this is your situation I would suggest you limit read more

The Family we are born into;

The family we are born into, why is it so, is it karma? I think not. There are all sorts of theories about this matter,  I think it is just an accident of birth, if we are lucky we get a really good one, most -people get an okay one, some get absolute shockers. Children are extremely clever at working out how best to survive the family they are born read more

Shout out Loud

I have long held the belief that sexual abuse, particularly child sexual abuse, is so prevalent because perpetrators get away with it. The secrecy around child sexual abuse is as endemic as the abuse itself. I wonder …what would be the outcome…if we all agree …to make a stand …at the same time and shout out loud their names from our rooftops. Most of the clients I see, and  particularly read more


Watch you thoughts; they become your words. Watch your words; they become you actions Watch your actions; they become your habits. Watch you habits; they become your character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny. Frank Outlaw