460px-Blake_jacobsladderNext Step Therapy has a series of addictions services suitable for a variety of clients from pre-treatment to aftercare and those who have achieved some stability in their recovery and wish to work on a deeper level.

They are also suitable for clients in early recovery who also have comorbid mental health problems. The emphasis is on avoiding relapsing to their substance of choice.

The multi-tiered service consists of a series of modular programmes or interventions from assessment, diagnosis and referral to a yearlong Intensive Outpatient Programme (IOP). There are core programme, such as primary, secondary or outpatient treatment etc. The other services are “bolted-on” when there is a need. The client chooses what s/he believes is appropriate and I start a group when 4 or more people have expressed an interest.

These are some of the services I offer:

Clinical Services

Employee Assistance Programmes (EAPs)

Intensive Addiction Treatment Programme (IATP)

Relapse Prevention

 I aim to be a premier provider of aftercare services in the Greater Dublin  area and to offer a first class, affordable and highly professional service to both individuals in recovery and also service providers or treatment centres. All my services are rigorously researched and evidence-based.

I am also an accredited member of various counselling associations such as:

  • IACP – Irish Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapy,
  • BACP – British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapy,
  • IAAAC – Irish Association of Alcohol and Addiction Counsellors,
  • FDAP – Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals,
  • BSCH – British Society of Clinical Hypnosis.

Next Step Therapy is different from many other providers of psychotherapy who offer addictions treatment and providers of addictions treatment who provide psychotherapy because I am trained, qualified, experienced and accredited to work in both psychotherapy and addictions services. Furthermore, I am a registered clinical hypnotherapist trained to postgraduate level.

My practice is a combination of all three skills.