CANNABIS addiction

Specialist cannabis counselling for those addicted to weed

Initial consultation just £30

Prolonged Cannabis use can lead to addiction and create a raft of mental health issues including anxiety, depression, panic attacks, impaired memory, lethargy and paranoia.

You can be left in a permanently detached state, unable to make any progress with other things in life that are important to you. It can create divides between you and people who care about you. It makes you feel trapped, as you can't imagine life without the dreaded weed.

We understand all these problems and we are here to help you straighten out.

signs you may have a cannabis problem or smoking too much weed

​There are many signs of being addicted to weed or a cannabis abuse issue:

  • Do you take cannabis more than once or twice a week?

  • Have you ever tried to stop using cannabis but couldn't stay stopped?​

  • Do you ever feel ashamed or guilty after taking cannabis?​

  • Have your relationships with friends become distant as a result of your cannabis use?​

  • Do you spend less time with your family and more time with friends who smoke weed?​

  • Are your family and friends concerned about your cannabis use?​

  • When you stop smoking weed, do you experience cannabis withdrawal symptoms?

  • Has your cannabis use begun to impact your job?​

  • Are you getting into debt because of your cannabis use or stealing to fund it?

  • Are you struggling to image life after weed addiction?


flexible cannabis treatment plans

Our cannabis counselling treatment starts with an initial consultation at a cost of £30. This session is used to understand your situation and to assess what support you will need.

Costs for subsequent cannabis counseling sessions are outlined below:



Pay-as-you-go. Ideal for taster sessions or occasional support with your Cannabis problem.

50 min

£60 / session



Enough time to understand your your goals and to form an Cannabis recovery plan.

6 x 50 min

£330 (£55 / session)



Provides everything you need to free you from your Cannabis addiction for good.

12 x 50 min

£600 (£50 / session)

what to expect during your cannabis counselling

  • Private 1-to-1 online counselling - confidentiality is guaranteed

  • A calm, compassionate and understanding cannabis counsellor who has real life experience overcoming cannabis addiction

  • A safe environment in which to discuss your cannabis issue and plan for your lasting recovery

  • A combination of approaches incorporating C.B.T, (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), R.E.B.T, (Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy), Memory Reconsolidation and Person-Centred Therapies alongside relaxation techniques/mindfulness and practical up to date neuroscientific evidence-based advice

  • We will never label you a "Cannabis addict" or "drug addict" as research shows that labels can be damaging and may actually hold back your recovery

frequently asked questions

Is weed addictive?

Regularly smoking weed can lead to the development of problem use, this is more commonly known as a marijuana use disorder. In severe cases an addiction can form. Recent statistics suggest that 30% of those who use marijuana may have some degree of usage disorder. It is generally agreed that that people who start using weed before the age of 18 are four to seven times more likely to develop a marijuana use disorder. Another factor that must be taken into consideration is the rising potency of marijuana, in the last 20 years, studies show that THC levels have increased by over 10% thus escalating concerns with the greater physical and psycholocigal impact regular usage can now have.

What are cannabis withdrawal symptoms?

Do you feel agitated, anxious or nauseous when you aren't smoking weed? Do you have trouble sleeping or start to experience strong cravings? These are all signs of withdrawal which signify your body’s possible physical and psychological dependence on weed. If you are feeling symptoms of withdrawal when you don't smoke, you're likely addicted to marijuana. Take this as a sign that you might need further help.

How to stop smoking cannabis?

If you have a cannabis addiction and want to stop smoking cannabis, start by considering the following: 1. Explore your motivations for quitting. 2. Ask yourself who are you doing this for? (it should start with You) 3. Explore the reasons why you smoke weed. 4. Establish the extent of your current use (click here for material to help you with this analysis). This should help you work out if you can do this on your own or if you need to seek professional guidance (this does not usually mean rehab.) 5. Don't make bold statements at this stage of 'never smoking weed again', you are setting yourself up to fail. 6. If you have tried various attempts to quit and have not been successful, we genuinely advise you to seek professional guidance. 7. If you feel ready to do this, enlist the help of trusted family and friends to support you, set a quit date, take one day at a time, change your routines, understand some of the withdrawal symptoms you might encounter and prepare for them. 8. Make detailed daily plans to avoid boredom and old, weed smoking associated routines.

Is smoking weed daily an addiction?

Regular usage and an inability to control usage could be a sign that a weed problem is developing. Another indication is tolerance, are having to smoke more and more weed just to get the same effect? Is seeking out and using weed taking up more of your time and energy? Is your usage impacting your finances, relationships or ability to function in your day to day life? These are some of the most common indicators that suggest your weed usage is getting out of control and that you might need further help.

Is cannabis a depressant?

Technically Marijuana is a psychoactive drug which means that it changes brain chemicals and brain functions, but can act as a depressant on the brain. Weed may act as a depressant but it does not mean that they necessarily make you feel depressed instead, it can slow down your central nervous system which impacts the speed of the messages going between your brain and your body. Cannabis has different effects on different people. The effects of smoking weed can last up to a few hours and include: • a feeling of relaxation and wellbeing • loss of inhibition • impaired concentration and memory • distorted perceptions of time, space and distance • increased heart rate • drowsiness • increased appetite • increased talkativeness • a lack of coordination making it dangerous to drive or operate machinery while under the influence • increased anxiety and paranoia


We are rated 5/5 from all reviews. 


I had been smoking weed every night to relax and unwind for over 10 years. I was terrified to even contemplate saying goodbye to my dependence but I finally admitted to myself that I had to get help. Mark at My Recovery Space is amazing! I had 12 sessions over 4 months. I have been weed free for over a month now and am loving life - I feel liberated and proud of myself for the first time in a long time - THANK YOU!


Eventually my entire life revolved around either using, thinking about using or in efforts to obtain cannabis. I prioritised it above everything else in my life and lost interest in all the things that were once important to me. Mark helped me see through the chaos and hopelessness and guided me to recovery.


Debs is easy to talk to and connect with. She's really helped with building my self esteem and I don't feel judged at all by her. It's great to have someone to listen to my story whilst encouraging me to move forward.


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020 8638 6036


Counselling hours:

Monday - Friday 8am–8pm

Saturday - 8am–12pm

Sunday - Closed

My Recovery Space

International House,

64 Nile St, Hoxton,


N1 7SR



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