Adam Ducquet

Founder of Inner Help, Adam Ducquet is a qualified Root Cause Therapy (RCT) practitioner who brings his vast lived experience of trauma and addiction to support clients with sensitivity and understanding on their addiction recovery journey.

A successful Melbourne-based international businessman, Adam was drawn to study Root Cause Therapy after numerous attempts to overcome deep emotional trauma and more than two decades of alcohol and drug addiction.

Where traditional psychology and counseling and countless alternative modalities fell short of supporting sustainable recovery, Adam discovered Root Cause Therapy brought healing.

Not only did the approach make sense, he found RCT an invaluable resource for facing and addressing the underlying causes of addiction that emerged during his formative years.

I want my clients to know that if I can survive addiction, they can too.

Adam’s back story is relatable for anyone living in addiction.

As the middle son of three, growing up in the family dynamic was challenging. With the benefit of greater awareness gained through recovery, Adam recognised the impact that an absence of deep, meaningful attachment meant he sought other means to have his needs met.

Through an introduction to marijuana at 12 years of age, Adam discovered an escape and a way to avoid feeling; an experience he recreated with alcohol, other drugs, relationships, and work in the decades that followed.

A key element of Adam’s purpose with his practice at Inner Help is honouring his two brothers, both of whom have greatly influenced his mission to serve others affected by trauma and addictive behaviours.

Adam’s family was turned upside down when his eldest brother, Kristen, was diagnosed with Drug-induced psychosis at just 14. Although his parents did all they could to help Kristen, the complexity of his condition meant that without greater understanding, it was difficult for the family to manage.

More challenge was to come, however. Adam, his younger brother and parents were deeply traumatised by Kristen’s suicide in 2002 With barely time to gather themselves, the tragic death of Adam’s younger brother Adrien, as a passenger in a drink driving motor vehicle accident just 18 months later was incomprehensible for Adam and his parents.

At 20 and without healthy coping mechanisms or support, Adam spiralled further into addiction, progressing over the coming years from ecstasy to LSD, and ultimately, to a cocaine habit. Adam’s business successes during the darkest days of his addiction further numbed his emotional trauma and made it difficult to forge lasting, healthy relationships.

A second failed marriage caused Adam to take stock. He realised that if he wanted a different life, and to be the father for his four children he envisaged, he could no longer avoid the pain underlying his addictions, or the codependency which triggered them. A different life required a different approach.

It was then, that Adam took a definitive step towards recovery by reaching out for help and when a Root Cause Therapy practitioner pointed him to unresolved childhood emotions and the impact of his brothers’ deaths, Adam’s healing and recovery journey began in earnest.

For a long time, I didn’t know how I could face the trauma of my past and overcome addiction. Now I know it’s possible and want to share that knowledge and experience to be of service, not least because I see it as a way to honour my brothers.

Today Adam maintains his own inner peace by drawing on RCT and other resources
which he brings to his practice, allowing him to be of service to his clients who:

Have tried traditional pathways, including rehab, to overcome addictions, but found they haven’t worked.
Want to understand the connection between trauma and addictive behaviours.
Understand the value of a practitioner’s lived experience in navigating their own recovery journey.
Want to believe sustainable recovery is possible, but are not sure of the steps.
Are ready to face, understand, and deal with the root cause of addictive behaviours and live a healthier, fulfilling life.

Sustainable recovery is achievable when a person is willing, committed, and has the right support and resources in place.

My mission is to provide that ‘right support’ for my clients through Inner Help.

Roslyn Saunders

Roslyn is a codependency recovery coach who has first hand experience of dealing with addiction, in herself, her children, and her family.

Roslyn has a Diploma of Counseling, she is also a Certified Neurolinguistic Programming Practitioner (NLP).

Her experience and knowledge of addiction recovery, has been further enhanced through the provision of coaching services provided to high need individuals.

Having faced the legacy of her primary family’s debilitating addictions, Roslyn was then challenged with the drug and alcohol addictions which emerged in her now adult children.

What Roslyn will now tell you is her deep gratitude for this experience, which afforded her the insights and wisdom to address codependency behaviour in herself.

As a result of this lifetime’s experience, Roslyn has developed a thorough ‘daily deliberate action plan and with a program and network of support, she has navigated the tricky road to recovery.

Now with the benefit of a lifetime’s experience, she is now inspiring greatness in others who are navigating a pathway to recovery.

For over twenty years, Roslyn Saunders has developed, refined and delivered codependency counselling help to people seeking recovery from their codependency. Based on her own healing and recovery, Roslyn offers an integrated approach to regaining life and enjoying codependency recovery.


Those who’ve tried everything to overcome challenging behaviours or emotional issues and don’t know what to do next.
Those who know there is something better out there, but don’t have the right support in place to make it happen.
Those who’s addiction or codependency, or the addiction of someone they know, is preventing them from moving forward or setting healthy boundaries.
Those who acknowledge they have an addiction to struggle, work, food, sex, alcohol, or drugs, but are unsure how to address it?
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