Sydney Addiction Therapy

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Neutral Bay | Suite 105, level 1/153 Wycombe Rd NSW Australia

Sydney Addiction Therapy

Concerned About Alcohol, Drugs or Prescription Medication Use?
These substances assist us to manage the ups and downs of a busy life, but sometimes we can find our self relying on them too much. There's a fine line between being a heavy drinker and becoming an alcoholic, between using drugs socially or medicinally and being a drug addict. It's a line you don't want to cross!

Addiction Counselling Therapy can help you manage alcohol, drug and/or medication use and prevent addiction taking hold of your life.

Is Addiction Taking Control of your Life?
Addiction comes in all shapes and sizes, and ‘rock bottom’ is a very personal place, but almost always a dark and lonely place. Whether the addiction is alcohol, prescribed medications, social drugs, food, sex, work, shopping, gambling or some other addictive behaviour, over time what was once pleasurable becomes unmanageable. Addiction takes control of lives. Sydney Addiction Therapy can help you regain control!


Call Sydney Addiction Therapy for a consultation today 1300 76 12 55

"Hello Su ... as my primary counsellor, you should know that what you did seems still to be working. Not quite sure how, but it does! Thank you" - 'Greg'


Sydney Addiction Therapy offers specialist services suitable for individuals,
as well as family and friends needing support


Sydney Addiction Therapy offers counselling therapy for Driving Offences

Have you been charged with a driving under the influence?

In NSW, driving under the influence offences such as PCA, DUI and DUID are treated seriously. Whether you feel you need counselling or not, counselling may help the Magistrate look upon you favourably. Taking the initiative to seek counselling will show the court that you are taking the situation seriously, and are prepared to do something to resolve any affecting personal issues relative to your case.

Counselling therapy for driving offences can also be helpful in obtaining a section 10 as it will show to the court that you have taken steps to resolve your issues to ensure that you don’t reoffend.


While it is important to get competent legal advice as early as possible, it is also important to undertake specialist counselling to address any potentially underlying alcohol and/or drug issues.

Counselling and obtaining a character reference from your specialist therapist will increase your chances of receiving a lenient penalty. By taking positive action to resolve your issues, the court is more likely to award you a lenient penalty.

Check out the Legal Aid NSW website for more info about factors that will assist the magistrate to look favourably on your case.

Call for a consultation today 1300 76 12 55

One fee of $550 includes:

• 3 individual 1 hr counselling sessions
• Receipt detailing your paid sessions
• Character reference written to your specific case with consideration of your legal counsel




Do You Feel Alone with your Addiction?
Alcohol, social drugs and other addictive behaviours, such as gambling, are often part of social life however over time what once helped us fit in with friends, colleagues and family eventually alienates us. Our priorities change from coping with the challenges of life to coping with the challenges of addiction, and we find we have less people in our life who understands our struggles.

Most people don’t realise alcohol is a depressant, and social and/or prescribed medication used to excess creates anxiety and panic attacks. All addiction eventually has a negative affect on our life. Our health and emotional well-being deteriorates. Work and finances becomes unstable. Relationships break down and we find our self isolating from family and friends.

"Dear Su ... Thank you, thank you so very much for the last twenty one months! It has been an incredible journey and I truly appreciate all that you have helped me with! I really am so happy to be me today and for the rest of my life. I so could not have been in such a great place without your guidance and wisdom." - 'Mary'

Useful Links

Alcoholics Anonymous Australia [AA]

Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous [SLAA]

Al-Anon/Alateen - for families and friends of alcoholics

Narcotics Anonymous Australia [NA

Gamblers Anonymous [GA]

Rainbow Recovery Club

Hello Sunday Morning

The Black Dog Institute


Smart Recovery

The GOOD News!
Addiction counselling therapy works. The first few months of recovery are the hardest, so that’s when we work on understanding the nature of addiction and what personal triggers cause cravings and impulsive reactions. We work on building a new ‘tool kit’ of skills, such as mindfulness, to managing cravings and to help cope with life’s stresses.

Between three to six months ‘normal’ thinking returns, impulsivity will be less and it’s easier to make decisions based on consequences and outcomes. We start to explore bigger and deeper aspects of life, aspects addiction helped us avoid, such as family, relationships, career and self-esteem. Counselling therapy works towards making the changes needed for living a fuller more satisfying life without active addiction.

The Disease Model of Addiction
When we ask the question, "Is addiction really a disease?" we really need to ask a question about causality. It's easy to judge a person struggling with addiction as behaving badly, but what causes that 'bad behaviour'? What if we considered the 'bad behavior' as a symptom of the disease Addiction?

The disease model looks for the cause of the symptoms. If a person is stumbling around, screaming in pain with their leg hanging at a strange angle and perhaps bleeding we know the cause of that behaviour is probably a broken leg or similar. Scientific research has shown the brain is the organ involved with the disease of addiction. We now know exactly the nature of the defect, and we can link that defect in the brain to the 'bad behaviour' symptoms of addiction.


Official "Pleasure Unwoven" Trailer from Norman Bosworth on Vimeo.

To find out more about the Disease Model of Addiction I can highly recommend watching the video 'Pleasure Unwoven', click here to watch the trailer AND all the documentary in parts on YouTube.

Addiction Treatment with Counselling

How does Addiction Therapy work?
Addiction therapy works by using the disease model of addiction to show what happens to the body and brain when they become addicted to substances and/or behaviours. In our sessions we focus on increasing self-awareness and emotional intelligence, which assists us to see destructive patterns in our life and to make the choices needed to bring freedom from addiction.

"Dear Su ... I'm not sure if you get much feedback from your 'drunks' and 'druggies', and I have no idea if you welcome gratitude ... I am quite startled at what I've become since I first rolled up, bright-eyed and bewildered, all that time ago. I'm not perfect (yet), but it is nonetheless extraordinary to think sometimes how different things are. The stuff I found incredibly valuable was the life-skills work we did. It's fair to say that this work changed my life, and of course you were the catalyst here and you deserve and have many thanks." - 'Bob'


Live outside of Sydney Australia? Unable to make a session in person?

Sydney Addiction Therapy is a one-on-one individual, couple or family counselling treatment service with a skilled and experienced Addiction Therapist. This therapy is available either in person or online via Skype. To enquire how - CALL 1300 76 12 55


Do you Suffer from Anxiety and/or Depression?
Once you might have used your addictive behaviour to manage depression or anxiety, but over time you have come to realise it has made it worse ... much worse. Most people don't realise alcohol is a depressant, and social and prescribed medication used to excess creates anxiety and panic attacks.

Are you Uncertain that Counselling Treatment can help you?
Everyone is different and counselling treatment for addiction may not be for everyone, but I can assure you that I have helped many people whether they see me for one session or many. To effectively make the changes needed to return you to a happy and fulfilling life, Counselling Treatment for addiction generally takes between 6 to 12 months, though some people choose to continue therapy for longer.

Counselling Treatment requires commitment from you as my client and from me as your therapist. Together we take a journey into the fears, grief and uncertainty your life has become, into the life where you grieve the loss of what was once your 'best friend' and what has now become your addiction.

All addiction eventually has a negative affect on our lives ... on our health, our emotional well-being, our work and financial stability and, perhaps most importantly, on our relationships. We begin to see our friends, colleagues and family divided into two camps, those who are part of our addiction and those who are rejecting us and our behaviour.

"Hi Su ... I am well, still not even a drop after 10 months ... Being sober is pretty good and surprisingly easy!" - 'Steve'

$105 $195 for your first session!

Call 1300 76 12 55 or Email your appointment


* please mention this offer to receive your reduced rate


Prepay $195 Standard
1 Hour Session

Prepay $145 Concession
1 Hour Session or a
1 hour Skype session

Sydney Addiction TherapyMy name is Su Naseby (GDIP & Masters in Counselling & Applied Psychotherapy) and I am a Qualified Mental Health Professional. I am a highly skilled, compassionate, and solutions-oriented therapist and I am dedicated to providing exceptional care and implementing effective treatment plans for individuals experiencing or exposed to drug, alcohol and other addictions.

In my addiction counselling therapy I combine the medical model of addiction with an holistic approach and incorporate 12 step programs. I use a variety of methodologies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy [CBT], Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy [ACT], and Family Therapy which I combine within a holistic approach.

Holistic therapy relates to the whole person, integrating physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being, allowing 'the whole picture' to be considered. This approach considers all areas of a person's life to bring conscious awareness of how our patterns of thinking and belief effect our mood, behaviours, our relationships as well as our dependence on addictive substances.

Addiction counselling therapy can help uncover our unconscious beliefs and assumptions addressing issues such as; low self esteem, anxiety, depression and apparently unprovoked rage. This awareness leads us to accepting the fact that some of our thoughts and behaviours need to change. We also come to accept there are some aspects of our life we can't change. This awareness and acceptance helps bring balance to a new life without active addiction.


Send an email to arrange an appointment or make an inquiry to:
*Make sure you include your contact phone number and any details or questions you feel relates to your situation.

1300 76 12 55

Your Enquiry is Welcome
Call to have a chat about the issue you want help with. I can give you information about:

• the approaches to managing addiction that may suit you best
• give you more information about different methodologies
• confirm available days and times
• make suggestions of alternative treatments or rehabilitation clinics

Suite 105, level 1/153 Wycombe Rd Neutral Bay NSW Australia

• Woolworths Neutral Bay Village
1-7 Rangers Rd - enter via Yeo St
• Unmetered & Metered street parking