Alcohol Use Counselling in Brighton

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Ian Caley Therapy
Counsellor, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brighton BN1
Welcome, I'm Ian Caley and I specialise in helping people explore their drug and alcohol use and overcome addiction. I'll work with you to design a new life in a safe, confidential, collaborative way. No judgements, just understanding. Maybe you just want to cut down, gain control. Maybe things are getting a little more drastic. I've years of experience, personally and therapeutically, and I know it's not as simple as just putting down the substance- There's the past; trauma from childhood, depression, low self-esteem, anxiety, misplaced coping mechanisms. We'll find solutions. Get in touch to see if I'm the right therapist for you.
Welcome, I'm Ian Caley and I specialise in helping people explore their drug and alcohol use and overcome addiction. I'll work with you to design a new life in a safe, confidential, collaborative way. No judgements, just understanding. Maybe you just want to cut down, gain control. Maybe things are getting a little more drastic. I've years of experience, personally and therapeutically, and I know it's not as simple as just putting down the substance- There's the past; trauma from childhood, depression, low self-esteem, anxiety, misplaced coping mechanisms. We'll find solutions. Get in touch to see if I'm the right therapist for you.
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Paul Goodall
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2
I have experience of working with neurodiversity and people with ADHD and autism, depression, anxiety, childhood abuse, trauma, anger, drug and alcohol use and other addictions.
Every person has their own unique story. What happens in our lives as our story unfolds shapes who we are, how we see and experience the world, how we feel about it and where we fit within it. Counselling can help you discover more about who you are, learn about your relationships, understand past events and how you developed, help you have deeper understanding of yourself and learn new ways to live your life. Counselling can help you change from feeling that your story is being written for you and learn how to start writing it for yourself. I currently have availability to take new clients.
I have experience of working with neurodiversity and people with ADHD and autism, depression, anxiety, childhood abuse, trauma, anger, drug and alcohol use and other addictions.
Every person has their own unique story. What happens in our lives as our story unfolds shapes who we are, how we see and experience the world, how we feel about it and where we fit within it. Counselling can help you discover more about who you are, learn about your relationships, understand past events and how you developed, help you have deeper understanding of yourself and learn new ways to live your life. Counselling can help you change from feeling that your story is being written for you and learn how to start writing it for yourself. I currently have availability to take new clients.
01273 037835 View 01273 037835
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Janet Bell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2
Whether you are experiencing a sense of crisis, have a specific issue to work through, or a more general feeling of needing someone to talk to, I can help. I work with adults and young people with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship and family difficulties, trauma, addiction, identity, life changes and loss as well as more specialised experience with the music industry, performing arts, addiction and boarding school related issues. I support people from diverse backgrounds, cultures, ages, gender and neurodivergence (particularly ADHD and autistic spectrum), working inclusively with compassion and respect.
Whether you are experiencing a sense of crisis, have a specific issue to work through, or a more general feeling of needing someone to talk to, I can help. I work with adults and young people with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship and family difficulties, trauma, addiction, identity, life changes and loss as well as more specialised experience with the music industry, performing arts, addiction and boarding school related issues. I support people from diverse backgrounds, cultures, ages, gender and neurodivergence (particularly ADHD and autistic spectrum), working inclusively with compassion and respect.
01273 934582 View 01273 934582
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Matt Thomas
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2
Hi, I’m Matt, a BACP registered Humanistic Therapist. I am available for face to face sessions in Brighton and Hove and also work online and over the phone. Experiencing difficult feelings and struggling emotionally at times is a natural part of life. I can help with this. The problems may not go away but I can help make them feel smaller and lighter by helping you explore them at a pace you are comfortable with, in a safe, non-judgmental space. I believe everyone experiences the world uniquely and everything is valid.
Hi, I’m Matt, a BACP registered Humanistic Therapist. I am available for face to face sessions in Brighton and Hove and also work online and over the phone. Experiencing difficult feelings and struggling emotionally at times is a natural part of life. I can help with this. The problems may not go away but I can help make them feel smaller and lighter by helping you explore them at a pace you are comfortable with, in a safe, non-judgmental space. I believe everyone experiences the world uniquely and everything is valid.
01273 092099 View 01273 092099
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Sophie Perring
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1  (Online Only)
I am BSc Hons, qualified Counsellor/Psychotherapist, and currently provide face-to-face, phone, and online counselling. I believe we all have the capacity to change, sometimes we need help to make that change. I have experience working with clients with substance use, helping clients to facilitate change in their lifestyle, to address & alter behaviours. Counselling provides a confidential space for people experiencing emotional discomfort and trauma related responses to historic and current abuse, neglect, relationship difficulties, anxiety, grief, depression, and other situations. I do not judge and am approachable.
I am BSc Hons, qualified Counsellor/Psychotherapist, and currently provide face-to-face, phone, and online counselling. I believe we all have the capacity to change, sometimes we need help to make that change. I have experience working with clients with substance use, helping clients to facilitate change in their lifestyle, to address & alter behaviours. Counselling provides a confidential space for people experiencing emotional discomfort and trauma related responses to historic and current abuse, neglect, relationship difficulties, anxiety, grief, depression, and other situations. I do not judge and am approachable.
07723 313164 View 07723 313164
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Bradley John Riddell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
I’m a counselling therapist based in Hove, Brighton. I specialise in addiction but work with many other issues too including couples. We will explore & endeavour to shed new light on your way of being in the world, thus far, & how your past has informed your sense of self in the present & how you might want to enhance your life still further by bringing yourself out of the shadows & into the light? We don’t see the world as it is but as we; so who are we, really? I use “parts” work to free us to “Self-lead” to restore calmness; clarity; confidence; connectedness; compassion; courage; creativity; curiosity in & around us………………………
I’m a counselling therapist based in Hove, Brighton. I specialise in addiction but work with many other issues too including couples. We will explore & endeavour to shed new light on your way of being in the world, thus far, & how your past has informed your sense of self in the present & how you might want to enhance your life still further by bringing yourself out of the shadows & into the light? We don’t see the world as it is but as we; so who are we, really? I use “parts” work to free us to “Self-lead” to restore calmness; clarity; confidence; connectedness; compassion; courage; creativity; curiosity in & around us………………………
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Ali Lewis
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2
As your counsellor, I help you deepen awareness and curiosity about your present and past experiences, enabling you to gently veer from repeating unhelpful patterns relating to situations, others and yourself. I provide a safe and friendly counselling space. I am not there to judge or tell you what to do but to support you in moving beyond your current experience at a safe and grounded pace.
As your counsellor, I help you deepen awareness and curiosity about your present and past experiences, enabling you to gently veer from repeating unhelpful patterns relating to situations, others and yourself. I provide a safe and friendly counselling space. I am not there to judge or tell you what to do but to support you in moving beyond your current experience at a safe and grounded pace.
01903 497505 View 01903 497505
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Nicola Croote
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brighton BN1
Are you struggling with issues such anxiety, depression or an ongoing physical illness or do you find relationships difficult? All of these and more can make life feel like a struggle or an uphill battle taking it's toll on our general wellbeing and ability to enjoy life. Therapy can help you to get to the bottom of what might be causing you to feel this way in a safe supportive environment. To find ways of making your life easier and developing tools to manage difficult thoughts, feelings & relationships. Therapy can be short or longer term depending on your needs.
Are you struggling with issues such anxiety, depression or an ongoing physical illness or do you find relationships difficult? All of these and more can make life feel like a struggle or an uphill battle taking it's toll on our general wellbeing and ability to enjoy life. Therapy can help you to get to the bottom of what might be causing you to feel this way in a safe supportive environment. To find ways of making your life easier and developing tools to manage difficult thoughts, feelings & relationships. Therapy can be short or longer term depending on your needs.
07481 345506 View 07481 345506
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Amanda Rowlands
Counsellor, MA, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brighton BN2
You may have found the courage to want to change your way of doing life. Whether the issue is specific or a general feeling of dissatisfaction, I believe the therapeutic relationship is created together and can facilitate the changes you want to bring about when created in a safe, open, curious and compassionate environment.
You may have found the courage to want to change your way of doing life. Whether the issue is specific or a general feeling of dissatisfaction, I believe the therapeutic relationship is created together and can facilitate the changes you want to bring about when created in a safe, open, curious and compassionate environment.
01273 092633 View 01273 092633
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Katy Oswald
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
Our mental health is connected with how we feel about ourselves and our life experiences. I offer a safe counselling relationship in which you can better understand these experiences, the challenges and struggles you face, and work out how you can respond. I will work to create a relationship with you in which you can feel safe enough to talk about difficult or painful experiences, thoughts and feelings. I will not judge you, no matter what you need to talk about. My aim is to help you start to connect with and feel differently about yourself. This can lead to greater self-awareness and acceptance.
Our mental health is connected with how we feel about ourselves and our life experiences. I offer a safe counselling relationship in which you can better understand these experiences, the challenges and struggles you face, and work out how you can respond. I will work to create a relationship with you in which you can feel safe enough to talk about difficult or painful experiences, thoughts and feelings. I will not judge you, no matter what you need to talk about. My aim is to help you start to connect with and feel differently about yourself. This can lead to greater self-awareness and acceptance.
01273 121243 View 01273 121243
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Charlotte O'Dair Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
Maybe you want to talk about something specific: addictions, anxiety and depression, bereavements, disordered eating, abuse, trauma, relationship breakdown. Maybe you feel alone, lost, overwhelmed or disconnected. Or, maybe you don’t know how you feel, but you just don't feel right. Whatever it is, we will explore together at your pace, either in my peaceful therapy room or online. I can help you to spot patterns of behaviour and to gain more self-awareness. This leads to a greater sense of freedom and choice in your life, which can build stronger personal relationships and more self-compassion.
Maybe you want to talk about something specific: addictions, anxiety and depression, bereavements, disordered eating, abuse, trauma, relationship breakdown. Maybe you feel alone, lost, overwhelmed or disconnected. Or, maybe you don’t know how you feel, but you just don't feel right. Whatever it is, we will explore together at your pace, either in my peaceful therapy room or online. I can help you to spot patterns of behaviour and to gain more self-awareness. This leads to a greater sense of freedom and choice in your life, which can build stronger personal relationships and more self-compassion.
01273 092216 View 01273 092216
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Sharon O'Driscoll
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2
Understanding ourselves, the decisions and choices we make and our relationships with others can sometimes be baffling. You may find yourself acting or behaving in ways that you struggle to align with your personal principles, wishes or desires. At times, your experience may suggest that your way of being doesn't blend with the world around you and you might find yourself meeting resistance from people or institutions. Therapy gives us the chance to explore these challenges together. We can look at your relationships with others and the meaning you make of them, helping to develop your insight, self-awareness and self-acceptance.
Understanding ourselves, the decisions and choices we make and our relationships with others can sometimes be baffling. You may find yourself acting or behaving in ways that you struggle to align with your personal principles, wishes or desires. At times, your experience may suggest that your way of being doesn't blend with the world around you and you might find yourself meeting resistance from people or institutions. Therapy gives us the chance to explore these challenges together. We can look at your relationships with others and the meaning you make of them, helping to develop your insight, self-awareness and self-acceptance.
01273 071149 View 01273 071149
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Sebastian Beaumont
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
Are you dealing with a single life event or issues / trauma from earlier in your life? Are these affecting your emotional health? If so, I provide a safe, friendly space in which to explore particular problems or psychological patterns that you may have. The counselling I offer allows us to make sense of what has happened to you, thus giving rise to greater self-awareness and positive change plus the ability to resolve present or past issues. Counselling is an exciting and challenging healing journey which we can take together with sensitivity and respect. My experience is largely within, but not exclusive to, the LGBT+ community.
Are you dealing with a single life event or issues / trauma from earlier in your life? Are these affecting your emotional health? If so, I provide a safe, friendly space in which to explore particular problems or psychological patterns that you may have. The counselling I offer allows us to make sense of what has happened to you, thus giving rise to greater self-awareness and positive change plus the ability to resolve present or past issues. Counselling is an exciting and challenging healing journey which we can take together with sensitivity and respect. My experience is largely within, but not exclusive to, the LGBT+ community.
01273 092727 View 01273 092727
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Daniel Goldberg
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2
For the last 25 years, I have been involved in the rich and creative dialogue between depth psychological and meditative approaches to personal growth, emotional healing, and spiritual transformation. I’ve been a therapist for 23 years now . My special areas of interest are mid life crisis and beyond DEPRESSION, drug and alcohol dependence and Relationships . I worked as a bereavement counsellor for St Catherine’s hospice for four years and hence have valuable experience in this area . Narcissistic Pd. Anxiety disorders . Alcohol snd Drug addiction. Sex addiction Couple Counselling. Gas lighting snd abusive Relationship. Porn addic
For the last 25 years, I have been involved in the rich and creative dialogue between depth psychological and meditative approaches to personal growth, emotional healing, and spiritual transformation. I’ve been a therapist for 23 years now . My special areas of interest are mid life crisis and beyond DEPRESSION, drug and alcohol dependence and Relationships . I worked as a bereavement counsellor for St Catherine’s hospice for four years and hence have valuable experience in this area . Narcissistic Pd. Anxiety disorders . Alcohol snd Drug addiction. Sex addiction Couple Counselling. Gas lighting snd abusive Relationship. Porn addic
01342 659107 View 01342 659107
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Dr Nikki Pitman
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brighton BN2
I am a Clinical Psychologist and EMDR therapist. I am passionate about working alongside people to enable them to achieve meaningful, long-lasting change by using evidence-based psychological therapy. I have experience working with a range of mental health difficulties and physical health settings within the NHS and charity sectors. I have predominatly worked with people experiencing PTSD or complex trauma as well as long-term health conditions.
I am a Clinical Psychologist and EMDR therapist. I am passionate about working alongside people to enable them to achieve meaningful, long-lasting change by using evidence-based psychological therapy. I have experience working with a range of mental health difficulties and physical health settings within the NHS and charity sectors. I have predominatly worked with people experiencing PTSD or complex trauma as well as long-term health conditions.
01273 092938 View 01273 092938
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Louise Grace Montgomery
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
Hi I'm Louise, I'm a Humanistic counsellor, I am honest, approachable and authentic. Searching for the right therapist can be hard, finding someone you can trust and feel at ease with is the first step. To help you connect with me, I offer warmth and kindness, I really care for my clients. Many people see counselling as a place where they talk and the therapist listens, I will listen, but I will also support, resource you and help you find your way to wellbeing and calm. Together we can unpick any confusion, ease anxiety and bring light to the darker parts of your world. So let's work as a team to make things better.
Hi I'm Louise, I'm a Humanistic counsellor, I am honest, approachable and authentic. Searching for the right therapist can be hard, finding someone you can trust and feel at ease with is the first step. To help you connect with me, I offer warmth and kindness, I really care for my clients. Many people see counselling as a place where they talk and the therapist listens, I will listen, but I will also support, resource you and help you find your way to wellbeing and calm. Together we can unpick any confusion, ease anxiety and bring light to the darker parts of your world. So let's work as a team to make things better.
01273 092813 View 01273 092813
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Ros Howell
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brighton BN1
There are many different reasons why people seek out a therapist. You may be dealing with difficult life events right now, or are aware that a past traumatic event is still impacting on you. You might feel a sense of unease or unhappiness that affects your relationships, or work or prevents you from getting the pleasure from life that you would wish, or find unruly emotions hard to manage. Psychodynamic therapy pays attention to the patterns that may have developed in your relationship with yourself, others, and the outside world. As we talk you may find resonances with the past, present and future hopes and fears.
There are many different reasons why people seek out a therapist. You may be dealing with difficult life events right now, or are aware that a past traumatic event is still impacting on you. You might feel a sense of unease or unhappiness that affects your relationships, or work or prevents you from getting the pleasure from life that you would wish, or find unruly emotions hard to manage. Psychodynamic therapy pays attention to the patterns that may have developed in your relationship with yourself, others, and the outside world. As we talk you may find resonances with the past, present and future hopes and fears.
01273 092346 View 01273 092346
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Saverio Matteucci
Psychotherapist, MSc, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2
You may or may not know in advance what the source of your difficulties may be. Part of our process is to explore together what has led you here. Every person is different. Amid the stresses of daily life, it’s easy to lose touch with our own deepest needs and feelings – until they become too painful or persistent to ignore.
You may or may not know in advance what the source of your difficulties may be. Part of our process is to explore together what has led you here. Every person is different. Amid the stresses of daily life, it’s easy to lose touch with our own deepest needs and feelings – until they become too painful or persistent to ignore.
020 3909 9632 View 020 3909 9632
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Laura Hordern
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2
You may be experiencing a whole range of emotions that has brought you here. Whatever happens next, just know that it is ok to feel whatever you are feeling, and you don't have to go through it alone. I believe that building a strong relationship between yourself, the client, and me, the counsellor, based on trust, openness, and honesty, is key to affecting change and growth within yourself, and it is at the heart of the work that we will do together. You are the expert in your own life, and I am here to help facilitate your own understanding of yourself in a space that is safe and free of judgement.
You may be experiencing a whole range of emotions that has brought you here. Whatever happens next, just know that it is ok to feel whatever you are feeling, and you don't have to go through it alone. I believe that building a strong relationship between yourself, the client, and me, the counsellor, based on trust, openness, and honesty, is key to affecting change and growth within yourself, and it is at the heart of the work that we will do together. You are the expert in your own life, and I am here to help facilitate your own understanding of yourself in a space that is safe and free of judgement.
01273 092083 View 01273 092083
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Fiona Macbeth
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2
I can help you with whatever is distressing you in your life whether it be anxiety fuelled by the current circumstances or something longer standing. have worked with hundreds of clients on a wide range of issues, and I am also experienced in the field of eating disorders. Come for a free assessment, share what is troubling you and identify what you want to change. I can work short term for around six sessions, or longer term if required. All counselling is currently online using a safe, secure simple system. I offer practical techniques to deal with immediate crisis, and longer term support to develop self-awareness.
I can help you with whatever is distressing you in your life whether it be anxiety fuelled by the current circumstances or something longer standing. have worked with hundreds of clients on a wide range of issues, and I am also experienced in the field of eating disorders. Come for a free assessment, share what is troubling you and identify what you want to change. I can work short term for around six sessions, or longer term if required. All counselling is currently online using a safe, secure simple system. I offer practical techniques to deal with immediate crisis, and longer term support to develop self-awareness.
01273 121249 View 01273 121249

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Alcohol Use Counsellors

Are there specific medications for alcohol use?

There are oral medications approved to treat alcohol use disorder—such as disulfiram, acamprosate, and naltrexone, which also comes in an injectable form. These medications do help people reduce their drinking as well as avoid the problem of relapse. Naltrexone helps reduce cravings, disulfiram can make a person feel sick when they drink, and acamprosate may help ease symptoms like poor sleep and anxious feelings.

How do alcohol recovery or rehabilitation programs work?

In inpatient programs, individuals live in a facility with other patients in recovery; in outpatient programs,individuals live at home. These facilities are staffed with healthcare professionals including physicians, nurses, psychologists, counselors, and psychotherapists. Staff can also include people who have recovered themselves, serving as mentors and guides. These programs may use abstinence, harm reduction, detoxification, psychotherapy, and other tools for recovery.

How do 12-step programs combined with psychotherapy work?

Members of 12-step programs help each other reach abstinence and work to maintain it. These programs promote complete change in the individual’s emotional, mental, physical, and even spiritual perspectives. Some programs require that new members attend 90 meetings in 90 days. Many people do attend these programs in conjunction with their work in psychotherapy; the combination of therapy along with 12-step can be extremely effective.

How does harm reduction combined with psychotherapy work?

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, harm reduction prevents death, injury, disease, overdose, and substance misuse. People who choose harm reduction for alcohol use reduce the amount of alcohol they intake. It is not abstinence-based like a 12-step program, but combining harm reduction with psychotherapy proves to be effective for many people.