- Psychotherapists and Counsellors Federation of Australia (PACFA) Reg.No. 22129
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Steps to Simplicity was created to provide specialist education and shopping addiction treatment for individuals who are concerned about their shopping/spending behaviour.
Although shopping can be a positive activity offering a vehicle for self-expression and even temporary stress relief, there are a growing number of people who develop problematic and even addictive shopping patterns experiencing negative impacts that can be very painful, costly and destructive. I am fortunate to be consulting with Dr. April Benson an internationally renowned expert in the treatment of compulsive buying disorder who has been in private practice in New York city for over 30 years.
Dr Benson has appeared widely in the media and has developed a treatment program for over shoppers which addresses the problem from the vantage points of thinking, feeling, and behaviour and provides skills, tools and strategies to help people eliminate self-defeating over-shopping patterns. I will be using Dr Benson’s established program to assist clients through tailored individual sessions and group- work.