Tony is an experienced Addiction Counsellor who specialises in Gambling Addiction. He is a fully accredited member of the Addiction Counsellors of Ireland (ACI) and works within their code of ethics. He holds a BSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy with Middlesex University which was completed in conjunction with PCI College.
Tony works predominately in the therapeutic and treatment areas of Gambling Addiction & Problem Gambling but believes that harm minimisation and education is also vitally important in todays society. He is currently working with a number of organisations delivering workshops and awareness programmes to various businesses, sports clubs and schools in Ireland and the UK.
He specialises in Gambling Addiction Counselling but also works with other issues such as:
- Emotional Regulation
- Alcohol Misuse or Addiction
- Drug Misuse or Addiction
- Internet/Social Media/ Gaming Misuse or Addiction
His approach is professional, relaxed and focuses on the development of the therapeutic relationship in a non judgemental and empathic manner.
His work incorporates elements of his own lived experience of a gambling addiction with various therapeutic models including:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Motivational Interviewing (MI)
Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
Emotional Regulation (ER)
Each programme is tailored towards the specific needs, wants and goals of the client.
Through his own personal and professional experience Tony has established a safe and trustworthy environment that encourages and empowers the client through their journey of recovery.