I’m Ruben, an internationally certified Substance Misuse Counsellor and Recovery Coach.
I have spent the last 20 years working in premier residential addiction treatment centres in both the Philippines and Thailand.
I have an experience working with a wide range of treatment methods including the Minnesota 12 step model, CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Brief Solution Therapy and Relapse Prevention Therapy.
I place a lot of emphasis on helping clients develop and implement new tools and strategies that will help them in their journey to creating a life free from addictive patterns. I do this by allowing clients to formulate a recovery plan that is goal oriented, measurable, realistic and simple.
With life’s complications and difficulties coupled with substance dependence, going back to basics is something that will help the journey of recovery easier to understand. It’s not just about being abstinent from mood altering substances or managing our alcohol, it’s also about addressing important aspects of our lives in areas like social, spiritual, emotional, psychological and biological.
Talking is not enough. What’s needed is a focus on behavioural change through practical exercises no matter how simple or difficult the exercises may seem as it is equally important as the cognitive aspect of the therapy process.
A lot to say, to explore, to understand and do… Questions? Let’s start with a Complimentary Consult.