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Mike Carroll

Drug and Alcohol Addiction Counselling in Gippsland and across Australia

Addiction is not a disease

Are you struggling with drug and alcohol addiction? Do you think you may be addicted to a substance or an activity? Are you struggling to find the help you need?

It’s not easy to acknowledge that you may have developed a dependency on drugs and alcohol, or another activity. Addictions include substances such as drugs (prescription and illegal), alcohol and tobacco. They also include activities such as gaming, gambling, porn, sex and shopping.

Addiction is not a disease, it’s a condition that can be resolved. Addictions mostly stem from a desire to avoid facing emotional pain or even physical pain. If left untreated, addictions will eventually throw your entire life into chaos and affect those you care about.

Once you’ve taken the step to acknowledge you have a problem, you’ve taken a very important step toward overcoming your addiction. With your willingness, commitment and perseverance, our addiction counselling services will support and guide you to free yourself of addictions.

We’re here to help you, at whatever stage you may be right now.

I want help with:

  • Overcoming my addictions

  • Help with transition to a normal life after ceasing an addiction

  • Creating a new vision for my life after addiction

Mike Carroll
MC Counselling

How we help you

Substance Abuse Counselling

Problematic substance use is the overuse of mind-affecting substances. These include alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, both prescription based and illegal drugs.

Addiction Counselling

Addiction is craving a substance or activity intensely and losing control to its influence. Even though you know it causes harm to you and potentially others, you feel unable to stop.

LGBTQI+ Counselling

“Coming out” or understanding how you fit into this world will be the most confronting time of your life. In preparation for this, you might find it useful to talk to someone who has helped others to do the same.

Problematic Substance Abuse Counselling

Problematic substance use is the overuse of mind-affecting substances. These include alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, both prescription based and illegal drugs.

Addiction Counselling

Addiction is craving a substance or activity intensely and losing control to its influence. Even though you know it causes harm to you and potentially others, you feel unable to stop.

LGBTQI+ Counselling

“Coming out” or understanding how you fit into this world will be the most confronting time of your life.

In preparation for this, you might find it useful to talk to someone who has helped others to do the same.

Our philosophy

At MC Counselling, we work on strengthening your sense of self. We take you on a journey of self discovery and development. We unpack previous connections with addiction and give you the skills to build a life that is better than anything addiction has brought you.

We help you develop resilience and restore your beliefs and trust in yourself through:

  • Community – with the right people around you believing in you and supporting you, you will transform
  • Communication – kindness and compassion in communication open the channels to self-transformation and healing
  • Connection – when you feel connected, you feel whole, which begins with the connection to your sense of self.

Human beings need communities and families to survive. Addiction destroys communities and the human being struggling is often ousted from the home and the family.

However it’s the connection of community which helps stop addiction.

The problem is compounded when there is no community support structure available to the person who needs help.

A community of supportive people around you does not have to include blood family members. There are other ways to create a nurturing and supportive structure in your life. A community which supports you can be developed with others who are like-minded and have common interests and outlooks.

I’ll help you understand how you can create a supportive community around you to sustain you through resolving addiction and beyond.

Don’t wait 13 weeks for drug and alcohol counselling.

You need it now so get it NOW.

There is no time like the present to start the journey to overcome your addiction.

Before you decide to work with me, we’ll have chat about your needs, talking about you and how you want your life to be.

You get to know more about me and if you feel comfortable, we can start right away.

Our drug and alcohol counselling and addiction counselling is offered through phone, Zoom, Skype, Messenger, FaceTime and face to face.

Pay for 9 sessions and get one free.

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Gabor Mate

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