Anita Chellamah is a counsellor specialising in Addiction and Developmental Trauma.

After an active career in the arts, Anita hit rock bottom due to her drug and alcohol addiction. After changing her life, becoming clean and sober she re-learned to live again in recovery. This is what sparked her passion for the work she does, in the knowledge that confronting and recovering from illness
of addiction and childhood trauma is possible.

She qualified as a counsellor in 1998 and has worked with addicts and families affected by addiction in many different treatment settings delivering 1-1 sessions as well as groups working with DBT, trauma-focused tools and the 12 Step framework.

Throughout her work she has explored addictive patterns, processes and how they present in various addictions such as alcohol, drugs, love addiction and co-dependency.

The Book Alcoholics Anonymous was going to be initially called “ A Way Out” and she believes strongly that there is a way out, to be able to live a life filled with purpose, hope, and choice, whilst also living in the reality of life on life’s terms.