About Diction Resolution

Diction as a personal danceDiction Resolution Therapy (DRT) is a counselling approach and therapeutic treatment for all forms of the disease of Addiction. DRT is also an invitation to leaders of systemic bodies to begin a new conversation for their function to reconnect to their undertakings.  It begins for both individuals and systems from a revolutionary problem solving diagram which is adjacent. Clicking on this flow-chart will enlarge it and you will more clearly see that there is an addiction component of healthy problem solving.

The problem that can face people in these times, especially those suffering with the disease of addiction, is that their problem solving pathway regularly sticks, or has become permanently stuck at the addiction point of a solution seeking process. I have introduced the diagnostic term of stuck-addiction© to help orientate people to this systemic breakdown.

I am a Counsellor of many years standing with many thousands of hours of experience. After taking a break from Counselling in 2009, with some years of research and writing and having acquired a qualification in Online Counselling Skills, I returned to membership of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) in 2015.

Within my general membership of the BACP, my experience of working proficiently with a 12 Step Programme in a Rehab setting, as well as my study and personal practice of Sufi principles of Mindfulness for over thirty years, naturally attracts me to be a member of the BACP Spirituality Division.

I am able to offer therapy to people suffering unmanageability from any form of religious disorientation, nihilism and/or any form of cross-cultural spiritual confusion, especially anxiety and depression.

Stuck-addiction© can take many symptomatic forms, I am competent in approaching any of these forms, as these many forms actually represent a universal spiritual malady that has a universally applicable spiritual remedy. What this really means is that a person when well has a three part description for their being. This is that a person is conscious in their mental realm, with an interface with both visible and invisible phenomena.

The conscious/visible interface is very clear, but the equally important conscious/invisible interface is by definition more difficult to talk about and if it begins to break down then one can feel increasingly anxious and depressed around matters of ‘meaning’ and matters relating to a healthy relationship with our universal journey between birth and death.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), is a tool in my therapeutic tool-box which is very efficient for right-sizing initial symptoms of distress. Thus my CBT work can help toward providing clients with a sense of a vehicle, a sense of a container within which to safely receive the deeper behavioural change dynamic that DRT offers to them. If assessed as suitable for my services, then these deeper changes are essential for clients to have any chance of securing a lasting and a permanent personal solution.

There are two ways that individual clients can work with me. The first is face to face here in Hull where I am based, details for this are to be found on the Pricing page. The second is online and this is outlined on the Online Counselling page and on the Pricing page.

Leaders who are interested in exploring the correlations between individual and systemic body function in the light of my work on stuck-addiction© can find their way to my Corporate page.

So again, welcome to DRT, if you want a deeper understanding of yourself and want to know how to change your behaviour, then this therapy may well be for you. If as a leader you want to understand the ramifications of the era-change that is unfolding, then my service may well be for you.

Some recent Counselling feedback:

“After struggling with alcohol and substance abuse for many years, Andrew helped me to understand the root cause of my issues with his very clever methods and for the first time, I see a clear strategy for staying clean. It took 6 sessions and I can genuinely say he helped me turn my life around”. M – 4th December 2017.

“Painkillers were my thing, my comfort blanket, my addiction …. 5 years of torment, denial and betrayal …. a friend told me I needed help …. I rang Andrew Dettman …. I had no idea what he was talking about …. ‘what is this connection he talks about?, what is this energy current far more stronger than the opiates, is this man crazy?’ …. Over the course of the next 8 sessions we reduced the addiction, learned to understand it, to understand the illness, to understand myself which was a very important part of the recovery …. After 10 sessions I am now clean and am about to embark on a better journey …. If anyone finds them self in this situation then please do get in touch with Andrew, he will open your mind and change your life ….” AS – 26th June 2018.

Some recent Paradox Consultancy feedback:

“Thanks very much for coming in and giving me significant food for thought …. considered carefully the theories you put forward and their potential use in assisting the police in the challenges they currently face …. your analysis struck a chord with me hence my invitation to come and speak to me in more depth …. delivering this approach into the force isn’t something that we would be able to take-on on the foreseeable future …. I really do wish you well in the future and it was a real pleasure talking with you.” K – 11th April 2018