Recovering from addictions


Ian Waugh – Genuine Relating offers private addiction recovery practices, 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!

Programs and services 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.

Calm your addictions with solutions that work

What I offer …

  • Addiction treatment options
  • Addiction integrated recovery plans
  • Addiction recovery coaching
  • Addiction couples coaching
  • Addiction family mentoring
  • Addiction education and advocacy
  • Addiction workshops and retreats
  • Addiction 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 to through the process of realising your goals. The same process is applied to couples and families.

How it works

The integrated recovery programs and services I offer are influenced by relational Gestalt therapy, contemporary spirituality and integrative recovery practices, which promote human flouring, healing and personal change.

Grounded in self– awareness, together we co-explore how you interact with and relate to 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 you can expect and what you will gain

You can expect to resolve emotional and relational problems that may present in your life as:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Poor mental health
  • Low self esteem
  • Relationship problems
  • Addiction issues

You will gain the tools to:

  • Resolve past hurts and traumas
  • Improve your relational, emotional and psychological wellbeing
  • Move beyond the consequences of addictions into a well-lived life
  • Build deep intimate connections and relationships.

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?

Reach out to Ian Waugh – Bridging the Barriers now for a FREE 15-minute phone chat to discuss your situation and find out how I can best help you. Call 0413 653 396.