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Ian Waugh - Bridging the Barriers is a private addiction recovery practice, guiding individuals, couples and families towards a life free of addiction.

We understand the complex nature of addiction, the impact on family and close relationships. Whether you are searching for advice, education, treatment options, therapy or recovery coaching we are here to help.

Our programs and services are designed to optimise the best possible outcome and success.

Our Aim

Our aim is to empower our clients to tap into their inner wisdom and strengths, to create their own unique recovery journey and move into a well –lived life free of addiction.

Our Services:

  • Personal Recovery Plans
  • Recovery Coaching
  • Recovery Monitoring
  • Couples Coaching
  • Family Consultations
  • Gestalt Therapy

Couples Recovery

Personal Recovery

Family Recovery

How it works

Our process is simple. Firstly, we will need to assess your personal situation. This happens over three sessions. Once we have a full picture of your situation, we co-develop a personalised recovery plan with you, that best meets your needs and goals. The same process is applied to couples and families.


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.



Understanding the stigma and sensitivity of the issues associated with active addiction we operate a private, discreet and independent service where your confidentiality is guaranteed. Your personal information will not be shared with government or non-government agencies or private insurer without your written permission.


Bridging the Barriers is a private practice and operates under a fee for service arrangement with our clientele. We understand the financial issues caused by the process of active addiction. Knowing this we endeavour to deliver cost effective services while maintaining the best possible outcomes.

Do you need help with addiction?

If you need help, contact Ian Waugh – Bridging the Barriers now for a FREE 15-minute phone chat to discuss your situation and find out how we can best help. Call us on 0413 653 396.

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Bridging The Barriers
Addiction Recovery Specialists

0413 653 396

Locations We Cover:

Coolangatta - Tweed Heads - Gold Coast - Banora Point - Online

Your privacy and confidentiality is guaranteed