Coming to terms with an addiction problem is not easy. This is why it can be so beneficial to enlist the help of a counsellor. Daniel Gerrard has great expertise when it comes to helping people face their addiction problems and finding solutions for how they can overcome these difficulties. This counselling service can be provided throughout every stage of the recovery process through Daniel’s association with the Addiction Helpers network of private drug and alcohol counsellors so that you have the best possible chance of recovery.

If you are currently struggling with an addiction problem, you may be feeling a little helpless and overwhelmed. You may also be confused about your situation and the options that will allow you to escape it. Daniel Gerrard will be able to help you realise the full extent of your substance abuse problems. This is important because if you have any uncertainty about your situation it will interfere with your ability to make the right choices going forward. Once you have been able to fully accept where you are now, you can use the counselling sessions as a platform to create positive change.

One of the key ways that you can benefit from addiction counselling is that it can be used to increase your motivation to quit. One of the reasons why so many of individuals remain trapped in addiction problems for so long is that they have low self-efficacy. This means that they lack belief in their ability to get things done. This lack of confidence can mean that they feel like giving up even before they try, or they only make a half effort. Daniel Gerrard will be able to work with you to increase your self-efficacy, meaning that you will have the inner strength you need to break away from addiction for good.

Once you have come to terms with your situation and you feel motivated to change, the next task is to choose the best treatment path. Daniel Gerrard will be able to work with you to determine your exact needs. It is better to make this type of assessment with the help of a professional because the individual concerned will have the tendency to underestimate his or her own need. An addiction counsellor will not only get to know you well, they will also have an expert understanding of the options that are available to you. This means that you will be able to benefit from the treatment plan that is most likely to lead you to success.

If you choose to go to rehab, you will be giving yourself a strong foundation for your recovery. It will be vital that when you leave this facility there will be an appropriate aftercare program. Daniel Gerrard works alongside the Addiction Helpers network of private drug and alcohol counsellors to provide aftercare counselling for people after they have left rehab. This can be anywhere in the world.  This type of support can make a huge difference, as it will keep the individual motivated while providing them with guidance as they begin to build their new life. The most common mistake many make when they leave rehab is that they fail to get enough aftercare – this can be avoided by committing to counselling sessions.