About Bridging The Barriers
Bridging the Barriers was founded in 2007 and operated as a successful therapeutic consulting company servicing both the human services and private sectors. In 2015 our focus turned to private practice, with a focus on addiction recovery and relationships. We are based in Banora Point NSW.
About Ian Waugh
Through his lived experience Ian understands the human cost of addiction and what it takes to recover. He has successfully moved through the addiction process, the journey of recovery and beyond. Ian is a compassionate therapist, recovery coach and activist who has been gifted with a deep insight into the dynamics of addiction and the recovery journey. Throughout his journey he has been privileged to meet and study with many gifted and insightful teachers and therapists. Now, an accomplished addiction specialist and therapist he assists individuals, couples and families to better understand the dynamics of addiction and empower his clientele to do whatever it takes to move beyond their addictions and into a well-lived life. Professionally, Ian has held clinical positions in a large therapeutic community, implemented therapeutic programs in indigenous treatment settings and consulted on program development and clinical protocols for treating addiction. He has presented workshops, seminars and trainings to organisations on subjects such as, working with clients presenting with addiction and co-morbidity, trauma informed practice and case management. Academically, Ian has been awarded a Masters of Gestalt Therapy and Diploma of Human Services (Alcohol and Other Drugs). He has taught Gestalt Therapy within a Masters program and presented on the subject of working with clients presenting with addiction issues, to postgraduate students.