Affluent Neglect

Society expresses great concern for poor, underserved children and the increased likelihood they may lack access to health care and education, or that they may turn to drugs or crime in adulthood. Less attention is paid to children of affluent parents who have their own set of problems. Emotional neglect often goes unnoticed or unreported, which may…

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What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy?

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), developed by Marsha Linehan, Ph. in the 1980s, is a type of talk therapy originally designed for high-risk, suicidal people diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. Today, DBT is used to treat people struggling with a range of complex and intense emotions, including substance abuse and addiction, PTSD, bipolar disorder, eating disorders,…

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Benefits of Yoga in Addiction Treatment

In general terms, yoga is an exercise that benefits the body, mind and spirit through an integration of breathing techniques, strengthening exercises, postures and meditation. There are many types of yoga; all are beneficial. Although yoga is a centuries-old practice, it is a relatively new treatment modality in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. Acceptance…

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Why Some People Think Sex Addiction Doesn’t Exist

Does sex addiction really exist? Is sexual addiction a true disorder? Or is hypersexuality just an excuse for irresponsible behavior or infidelity? Those are complicated questions, and even experts in the world of behavioral health and addiction will probably never agree on the answers.  Many people think hypersexuality should be classified as an addiction. They…

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David Feen


David Fenn has been working as a Live-in Therapist since 2018. He has over 30 years’ experience in the Drug and Alcohol, and Mental Health Sector, in Therapeutic, Leadership and Management roles. He is experienced in Residential, Community and Home settings as well as Private Practice, and works with people with alcohol and drug misuse and dependency, eating disorders, trauma and other mental health issues. He has worked with individuals, families and Services in the UK, New Zealand and Europe. He is passionate that people receive quality services that enable them to experience the best opportunities to achieve improved well-being on a sustainable basis. David is a qualified Addictions Counsellor and Psychotherapist and is a member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).