Behavioural Addictions

Private and Discreet Treatment for Behavioural Addictions

Anything that has the ability to alter the way we feel has the potential to be addictive. Behavioural addictions occur when the individual repeatedly and seemingly compulsively acts on a certain behaviour, even when that behaviour is clearly impacting negatively on their life. 

Despite them not being as widely talked about as drug or alcohol addiction, they can be just as destructive to the lives of the individual and their loved ones and families.

At Adcounsel, we appreciate the difficulty that sufferers of this condition face. After all, if it was as simple as just stopping, most people would have done it. If you are suffering from a Behavioural Addiction it does not mean that you are a bad person, it just means that you need compassionate and non-judgemental help, which we are here to provide.

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Expert behavioural addiction specialists

People suffering from behavioural addictions may share common personality traits that can be evidenced after an assessment, such as scoring highly on tests for impulsivity and pleasure-seeking or lowly on tests indicating a disposition to avoiding harm.
Cross-addiction is also possible; if you have a history of other addictions such as drugs or alcohol it is more likely that you can develop a behavioural addiction later in life.
Research has also indicated that genetics play a part in whether or not some people are more susceptible to developing behavioural addictions. If you have a relative who suffers from some form of process addiction, you have an increased risk one yourself.

Behavioural addictions are also known as process addictions, and common ones include:

  • Gambling addiction
  • Shopping addiction
  • Internet addiction
  • Sex and love addiction
  • Gaming addiction
  • Porn addiction
  • Bitcoin addiction
  • Exercise addiction
  • Compulsive hoarding
  • Work addiction

Addcounsel is London’s only behavioural addiction specialist that provides:

Frequently asked questions

If you have tried to stop a behaviour or habit and cannot, despite the negative impact it is having on your life then it is likely that you may need clinical intervention. Additionally, if a mental health condition is affecting the quality of your life then we can also help you.
If in doubt, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Addcounsel are the only luxury treatment centre in London who offer a network of 80 specialists on a one-to-one basis to their clients. We pride ourselves on focussing on clinical excellence, meaning that we are client focussed but results driven. We understand what it is to work with wealthy clients; we know that it is not always easy and we know how to treat the complex and unique challenges it can entail.
We carry out a thorough diagnosis with our team of expert medical and psychiatric practitioners; this enables us to not only know what the client’s immediate problem is but the underlying factors which may be affecting it. We use this to provide a bespoke holistic treatment program in which every single aspect of the client is looked after, from their physical to their mental health. We are well equipped to match both our clients therapeutic and lifestyle needs, and we provide ongoing care plans with the goal of enabling our clients to have long lasting and consistent recovery.

Our treatment programs are delivered on a case-by-case basis. Humans are all individuals, and at Addcounsel we recognise that. This is why our program is always tailored to the needs of the client as a person, rather than trying to apply a “one-size-fits-all” treatment model. However, some of the therapies our clients can expect to receive are:

  • Psychotherapy
  • EMDR
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Spiritual counselling
  • Mindfulness
  • RTMS
  • Somantic Experiencing
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – CBT
  • Positive psychology
  • Hypnotherapy

In short, no. Our staff are very experienced in dealing with high-profile individuals and as such we understand the value of complete privacy. The only way that someone will find out that you attended Addcounsel is if you choose to tell them.

Our treatment programs are bespoke, and as such they do not have to have a set finish date. If you decide that you need to extend your stay with us, then we will extend your stay as long as you want.
If you decide that you need additional help upon leaving treatment, we offer tailored aftercare plans which can be carried out all over the world. This means that at any point you can have a member of our team with you, wherever you decide to go.

Absolutely. At Addcounsel, we pride ourselves on minimal disruption to the lifestyles of our clients. We want them to feel at home and comfortable during their time with us, so your staff can either stay with you or we can accommodate them in one of our exclusive Central London properties. We do provide a chef, but you are of course welcome to bring your own.
Addcounsel is also able to provide house staff, butlers, and private security if our clients require it.


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Addiction and mental health can affect anyone. They are complex conditions, but with the right help they are entirely treatable. If your life is being affected negatively by any of these conditions, please do not hesitate to contact Addcounsel now.