Recovering from addictions

Ian Waugh – Bridging the Barriers offers private addiction recovery services, guiding couples, families, and individuals towards a life free from addiction.

Through my lived experience I understand the complex nature of addiction, the impact on families and intimate relationships. Whether you are searching for advice, education, treatment options, recovery coaching or therapy. I am here to help!

Designing personalised addiction recovery programs, services and interventions that are designed to optimise the best possible outcome and success.

My aim is to empower my 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.

After Care and Family Support

Confidential family support and after guides couples, families, and individuals towards a life free of addiction. Ian works closely with families and couples educating and guiding them through the complexities of living with addiction and the treatment process. Once the treatment phase is completed Ian assists families in developing a personalised after care and family support package:

  • Family Support is a continuum of care, beginning with pre-treatment education, support and interventions; followed up with treatment options and support; moving into post – treatment planning and after care support and coaching. Our continuum of care is evidenced based incorporating best practices principals.
  • After Care incorporates post-treatment planning and care, relapse management and recovery coaching. Once the treatment phase is complete it is time for a well-planned aftercare and recovery management program. Ian liaises with your treatment provider to optimise the best possible outcome and success.

Whether you are searching for advice, education, family support, after care or recovery coaching.  Ian is here to help!

Addiction recovery solutions that work

How it works

The integrated recovery programs and services I offer are influenced by relational Gestalt therapy, contemporary spirituality and integrative practices, which are supported by the latest addiction research and best practice.

Grounded in self– awareness, together we explore your relationship with addiction. This deepening of awareness leads to new creative alternatives and choices around old fixed and unsatisfying ways of being.

This unique recovery perspective is embedded in the here and now and honours authentic relational engagement, promotes improved emotional wellbeing, relational wellness and ultimately a healthy satisfying life free of addiction.

What I offer …

  • Treatment options
  • Integrated recovery plans
  • Recovery coaching
  • Couples coaching
  • Family mentoring
  • Education and advocacy
  • Workshops and retreats
  • Online counselling

Life after addiction

Forever recovery

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

Change happens when you become what you truly are, not when you try to be what you are not.

Arnold Beisser

Your privacy

Understanding the stigma and sensitivity of the issues associated with active addiction and recovery. I operate a private, discreet and independent service where your confidentiality is guaranteed. Your personal information will not be shared without your prior permission.


Ian Waugh – Genuine Relating is a private practice and operates under a fee for service arrangement with my clientele. I understand the financial issues caused by the process of active addiction. Knowing this, I endeavour to deliver cost effective services while maintaining the best possible outcomes.

Do you need help or would you like more information?

Connect with Ian for a FREE 15-minute phone chat to discuss your situation and find out how I can best help you.