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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Louis Fitzmaurice

Live-in Therapist

Louis first developed his interest in psychotherapy as a young actor, during his training at LAMDA. While learning about the Living Theatre in New York and Stanislavsky, he realised his passion wasn’t acting. Instead, he wanted to understand emotional memory and how to express our innermost thoughts, feelings and selves. After spending time working with a theatre company and pioneering a psychoanalytic approach to theatre, Louis trained as a Drama therapist. Since graduating in 1996, Louis has developed his expertise in group, one-on-one and live-in therapy. He has worked in all corners of the socioeconomic spectrum, including psychiatric hospitals in London, Irish homeless shelters, and as a live-in therapist working with ultra-high-net-worth individuals in Zurich. Louis has extensive knowledge of many different psychotherapeutic techniques and has undertaken countless hours of his own personal therapy, which includes psychodynamic, addiction, relational and drama therapy. In Louis’s words, “I am passionate about my work as a therapist. I believe therapy is ultimately about the acceptance of self. Our journey through life often necessitates change – change in thinking and feeling, change in how to experience ourselves, change in our environment. Change can feel like loss or danger. I believe our role here at Paracelsus Recovery is to provide clients with a space in which the courage to change can be found.”