Andrew da Roza

Therapist

Andrew Da Roza Promises Healthcare

Andrew Da Roza, Therapist, Promises Healthcare

Andrew da Roza is a qualified addictions psycho-therapist. He holds a Masters degree in counseling from Monash University in Australia and he is also certified in Singapore as a: substance abuse therapist; solution focused practitioner; and quit smoking consultant. He is currently enrolled with King’s College, London and undertaking a Masters degree in addictions studies.

Andrew practices motivational interviewing and solution focused brief therapy to assist clients to identify their values, goals and strengths and to effect positive change in their lives. He also practices mindfulness-based cognitive therapy to help clients build skills for: distress tolerance; emotion regulation; and interpersonal effectiveness. Well connected to the recovery group community, Andrew understands the power of the 12 steps and providing service to the wider community.

Andrew practiced as lawyer for over 25 years and has a BA in law from Kent University and a Masters in law from King’s College, London. He also has an Executive MBA, jointly from Kellogg, Northwestern University and HKUST.

To make an appointment please contact us at +65 6397 7309 or email clinic@promises.com.sg

Content written by or featuring Andrew Da Roza for Promises Healthcare:

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How did they get that way?

Many of us want to know how a person becomes an addict. Such compulsion is often described as a: “bio-psycho-social disease”. Some people inherit genetic vulnerabilities. They are predisposed to anxiety, depression, anger, stress and impulsivity. Some may have suffered dreadful traumas. Neglected childhoods.  Were thrill seekers. They got in with ...
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Why am I an addict?

Clients and their families often want to know: how do people become addicts? We are all very complex beings and it is almost impossible to give a definitive answer to this question. Addiction professionals often described it as a bio-psycho-social “disease” that involves multiple personal risk factor. In order to ...
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How can I tell if I or my partner is dependent on drugs or alcohol?

If using prescription or other drugs and alcohol has become a problem, it’s worth checking how bad the problem is. It’s like eating chocolate or drinking Coke. At one end, is the occasionally pleasure of eating chocolate or drinking a Coke. At the other end, is the pain of bingeing ...
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What if I am addicted to more than one thing? I can’t stop them all at once!

It is common to have more than one addiction. Many compulsive drinkers tend to be heavy smokers and coffee drinkers. Compulsive drinkers may also drink to bolster their courage that allow them to be the “life of the Party” where they can be hooked into engaging in risky sexual behaviours ...
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Addiction – How to deal with triggers, urges, and cravings

If you have compelling, irresistible cravings to drink, smoke, use drugs and gamble, which leads to behaviors that is destructive to yourself and others, you can seek help from a professional addictions counselor. They can offer you tools to deal with urges and cravings. One powerful practice that has been ...
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CAN SEX BE A REAL ADDICTION?

Loved ones struggle to believe that sex can be a real addiction. Isn’t it simply bad behavior and selfishness? Isn’t it just a lack of self-control? Surely serial infidelity is a moral failing and should be punished? Those suffering from compulsive sexual behavior are also confused. It’s not like drugs ...
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CAN I EVER DRINK AGAIN?

If you are struggling with alcohol you may ask: “Will I ever be able to have a couple of glasses of wine with dinner? Do I need to stop drinking forever?” The answer is not a mystery. How many times have you managed to stop at two drinks recently? How did ...
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HOW CAN I HELP THE PERSON I LOVE?

  Family members and friends are often caught in the whirlwind of destruction that come with addiction. They are at a loss what to do. Do they disengage completely? Avoid all contact? Offer help? Do they try to clean up the mess? Give money? Arrange doctors, hospitals rehabs? Buy and dispense ...
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EXPATRIATES ARE VULNERABLE TO ADDICTIONS

Away from their families and long standing networks of school, university, work, sports and church friends; and facing traveling, work, school and domestic pressures; it is not surprising that expatriate families are vulnerable to addictions. One person may be the breadwinner, who has to prove to bosses in distant countries that ...
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Addiction How can I stop when I've tried everything

Addiction – How Can I stop when i’ve tried everything?

  One of the most baffling and frustrating thing about addiction is that, once it takes hold, almost nothing a person or their families do can help them stop. Many clients have, over the years, tried everything to stop their compulsive and destructive behavior. They are often ingenious, resourceful and creative ...
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