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Edward Alexander Conn

(Bsc. Hons., P.G. Dip. Couns.)

Edward Conn is a very experienced and skilled Transpersonal counsellor and psychotherapist with over ten years experience working with complex issues both in private practice and the public sector. He has specialised in the treatment of drug and alcohol conditions and practices as a Dual Diagnosis clinician having had many years of professional practice dealing with complex alcohol use and mental health.

 

He offers therapeutic services for a wide variety of conditions and is able to bring instinctive and quick insight and help to many conditions that he is presented with. He draws on many years of experience, a broad and varied training background and a vast resource of personal experience and knowledge.

 

Edward has pioneered the use of psycho-spiritual and Transpersonal theories to the field of addiction and recovery. He has been featured on BBC1 television as part of the 'One Life' Series, where he treated documentary film maker David Graham Scott for a long standing addiction. David has gone on to become a powerful and vocal treatment advocate and remains clean to this day.

His work has also been published by Italian Doctor and alternative health pioneer Dr Fiamma Ferraro (M.B., B.Ch., BA.O.) for research into her book "Attacco Alla Droga. Con la Tabernanthe Iboga?" An acknowledged writer and researcher into holistic health and traditional healing.

 

Edward has also had his work featured in The Guardian, The Northern Echo and The Herald (Glasgow/UK)

 

Edward trained in the eminent Psychosynthesis and Education Trust in London as well as at Teeside University in the North East of England. He has a local, national and international client base and brings the highest level of knowledge and support to his clients wherever they are in the most effective manner he can. 

 

His primary focus is on making the best use of modern scientific understanding of addiction and translating this into practical easily understood ways of treating these normally complex conditions. He utilises a goal orientated and life quality enhancement approach, which takes into account previous lifestyle and life event factors. He helps clients to understand their behaviour in simple language that allows them to decipher their issues and slowly reduce their dependency on alcohol - weakness is replaced by strength and strength replaces the need for crutches. 

 

Edward has trained with some of the pioneers in the fields of hypnotherapy, PTSD and bio-psycho-social approaches to mental health and wellbeing and will bring whatever is required to help shed light on his clients problems and help them to rebuild lives which they want to live. 

A down to earth and grounded individual he will offer intuitive and expert insights and support to his clients with whatever issues they have.