Addiction is any repeated behaviour, substance-related or not, in which a person feels compelled to persist, regardless of its negative impact on his life and the lives of others. Addiction involves: compulsive engagement with the behaviour, a preoccupation with it; impaired control over the behaviour; persistence or relapse, despite evidence of harm; and dissatisfaction, irritability or intense craving when the object—be it a drug, activity or other goal—is not immediately available.
Many people experience addictive behaviours in their lives—either through their own or coming into contact with the addictive behaviour of friends, acquaintances, and loved ones. The impact varies depending on the nature of the addiction.
Addictive behaviours can powerfully impact: relationships with others; job performance; financial stability; feeling of self worth; physical, emotional, and spiritual health and general quality of life from day to day.
Dear Clients, Colleagues and Friends,
I have decided to retire from my counseling practice in Nelson, BC. It is time for me to move in another direction. As a result I am no longer accepting new clients.
I would like to thank all of the clients with whom I have worked over the years. Your sharing your lives with me has been a privilege. I have learned a great deal from you.
To my colleagues with whom I have had contact, I wish to extend my gratitude for your having shared your expertise and experiences with me. This generous camaraderie truly enriched my practice.
Most of all I wish all of you happiness as a result of living this life congruent with your unique quality world picture. Those of you who know me will know what I mean.
With Kind Regards,