BSS (Hon.), CQSW
Focusing on alcohol addiction and related family issues that stem from it, Rolande Anderson has made a name for himself as a leading counsellor for substance misuse.
Based in Dublin, Rolande currently operates a private practice and is an accredited member of the Addiction Counselors of Ireland.
In addition to helping individuals and their families, he also consults with employers on drug/alcohol policies and works with designing Employee Assistance Programs for companies.
Requests for a consultation or appointments can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or inquired about by phone at +353 (1) 821 5338. Within Ireland, you may also contact him via his mobile phone, 087 671 7500. More information is available at his personal website, www.rolandeanderson.ie.
Rolande is keen on helping both the struggling individual and his families. He understands the challenges that loved ones face when someone they care about is battling addiction and knows that their role in recovery is rather significant.
But most importantly, he highlights the need for counselling to be accessible to anyone that needs it. If necessary, he is happy to give a referral to additional self-help programmes and specialised treatment centres.
Prior to establishing his own private practice, Rolande built up quite an extensive resume. He started out at the Assistant Director of the Alcohol/Chemical Dependence Programme at St. Patrick’s Hospital in Dublin before becoming the Assistant Director of the Rutland Centre. Later on, he received the title of Alcohol Project Director for the Irish College of General Practitioners.
Rolande began his career after qualifying as a professional social worker at Trinity College. His education didn’t end there, however, and he continues to expand on his knowledge year over year. Among other subjects, he was trained in interventions and motivational interviewing.
Boasting a long record of public appearances around the world, Rolande regularly does lectures and workshops for various professional groups including executives, doctors, nurses, schools, and even community organisations.
One of his key events was a presentation at the IPNA (Irish Practice Nurses AGM) meeting in 2014, which covered the management of alcohol addiction cases.
Rolande’s name can be found in numerous publications. His most significant one is his book “Living with a Problem Drinker: Your Survival Guide” – a self-help guide for loved ones of an alcoholic. He also contributed to another book, “Under the Weather”.
Publication-wise, he has written for The Journal on the topic of Public Health Initiatives on Alcohol and was quoted in The Irish Independent about Young Women’s Drinking Habits.
You can also find his name on several research studies, such as “Psychosocial Interventions for Alcohol Use Among Problem Drug Users”.