What is Fullstop?



Any search for help with an illness as painful, baffling and all-consuming as addiction may lead you into a wilderness of unknown quantities.

"I have tried everything in my power to get them to stop, but they won't listen."

"I just don't seem able to control myself."

"How do I get to live a life not ruled by drink?"

"I need rehab, but how do I know which is best for me?"

"I know my family are suffering because of my problem, but what can I do about it?"

These and many more similar questions we can answer for you.

At every stage of the addictive process, be you family, friend or addicted soul, Fullstop will offer guidance, advice and practical help. A comprehensive range of therapeutic tools will be put at your disposal. Interventions, educational workshops, one-to-one counselling, assessments, referrals, aftercare and family support may all be gently and expertly applied to your situation to bring about a happy and successful outcome.

Your situation is unique. The difficulties you are facing are particular to you and your family. We fully appreciate the individuality of each case and respect absolutely your need to be heard.

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The Therapists


Francis Lickerish PGCert., PGDip, CAC, FDAP.


Francis is a respected professional with  25 years experience working in the fields of adult addiction and family services and has run family programmes for notable treatment centres across the UK.  He also runs workshops in schools and colleges on the nature of addiction and how it impacts on, and can be managed in, such systems. He sees addiction as a systemic condition that has its roots in society and history.

He is also a well-known composer and guitarist, and believes that it is these skills that allow him to see beneath the surface of things and work in an organic and all encompassing way.

Francis is currently working on a Phd and is also writing a book on the historical and social context of addiction.

Chris John MSc.,PGCert.,Adv>Dip.Con., BACP (Accred)


Chris John is a London based psychotherapist who is well known for his innovative and empathic style of therapy. Having gained a Masters degree at Greenwich University, Chris went on to train extensively with Pia Mellody of The Meadows and he has become one of Europe’s leading trauma reduction specialists working with codependency, love addiction and shame based issues created through ‘family of origin’ dynamics.

An expert in issues relating from developmental and attachment trauma, Chris draws on his years of experience and a rich combination of theories to provide the most effective therapeutic outcome for clients who have struggled with relational issues including love addiction & avoidance, betrayal, sexual issues, low self-esteem, boundaries, self care, compulsive behaviors and lack of direction.

“Life is not about spending years on the therapists couch, life is for living”, and with the right interventions and support, Chris believes each of us, if we want to, can achieve the life we want.