Addiction Counselling in Buntingford

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Jessica Drake
Psychotherapist, MSc
Verified Verified
Buntingford SG9
I work with anxiety (in particular OCD), addiction, trauma and codependency, using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Exposure and response prevention (ERP) for OCD, CBT, Transactional Analysis (TA), eastern and Jungian psychology and the 12 step model. Over a decade working as a therapist and recovering from addiction, anxiety and OCD/ADHD, I know first hand how hard it can be to deal with these mental health conditions. I also know the strategies that have helped me come through some of the darkest times in my life, which I apply in the therapy room.
I work with anxiety (in particular OCD), addiction, trauma and codependency, using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Exposure and response prevention (ERP) for OCD, CBT, Transactional Analysis (TA), eastern and Jungian psychology and the 12 step model. Over a decade working as a therapist and recovering from addiction, anxiety and OCD/ADHD, I know first hand how hard it can be to deal with these mental health conditions. I also know the strategies that have helped me come through some of the darkest times in my life, which I apply in the therapy room.
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Fay Elizabeth Parkes
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Buntingford SG9
I specialise in addiction, whether that be alcohol, drugs, relationships or gambling.
I am an experienced and qualified therapist/counsellor who knows from my own journey into therapy how initially daunting yet hugely beneficial it can be. Therefore, I meet each client with empathy, understanding and genuineness to help you to face the challenges of life. Firstly, you can expect a warm and friendly approach where you will be heard and find relational support. I will seek to understand what you would like to gain from counselling and we will work together to find the best way of achieving that. Together we will embark on a journey towards healing, growth and positive change, focusing on your needs and challenges.
I specialise in addiction, whether that be alcohol, drugs, relationships or gambling.
I am an experienced and qualified therapist/counsellor who knows from my own journey into therapy how initially daunting yet hugely beneficial it can be. Therefore, I meet each client with empathy, understanding and genuineness to help you to face the challenges of life. Firstly, you can expect a warm and friendly approach where you will be heard and find relational support. I will seek to understand what you would like to gain from counselling and we will work together to find the best way of achieving that. Together we will embark on a journey towards healing, growth and positive change, focusing on your needs and challenges.
01279 594737 View 01279 594737
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The Sadie Centre
Verified Verified
Buntingford SG9
The Centre’s counselling service is large and diversified: our counsellors work with adults, children, teens, and couples. We also run a low-cost scheme designed for people in difficult financial circumstances, on a low wage, or in receipt of benefits. Our team can help with issues such as: abuse, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, bereavement, relationships, addiction, anger, eating disorders and self-harm.
The Centre’s counselling service is large and diversified: our counsellors work with adults, children, teens, and couples. We also run a low-cost scheme designed for people in difficult financial circumstances, on a low wage, or in receipt of benefits. Our team can help with issues such as: abuse, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, bereavement, relationships, addiction, anger, eating disorders and self-harm.
01462 411135 View 01462 411135
Sarah Angela Milledge
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Buntingford SG9
I am a BACP accredited Psychotherapist, working from my private practice in Hertfordshire and I see children, adults and couples on a 1:1 basis for counselling and Psychotherapy. Psychotherapy and counselling is helpful for many emotional and psychological difficulties as well as providing the opportunity for personal growth. The therapy involves regular weekly confidential sessions, during which we can explore how your present and past experiences can influence current thoughts and behaviour.
I am a BACP accredited Psychotherapist, working from my private practice in Hertfordshire and I see children, adults and couples on a 1:1 basis for counselling and Psychotherapy. Psychotherapy and counselling is helpful for many emotional and psychological difficulties as well as providing the opportunity for personal growth. The therapy involves regular weekly confidential sessions, during which we can explore how your present and past experiences can influence current thoughts and behaviour.
07480 487912 View 07480 487912
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Emma Azzopardi
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Buntingford SG9
I have a psychodynamic approach to therapy, with a particular focus on relationships to gently reveal insights and understanding as to why you may do what you do and find alternative ways to move beyond painful and repetitive experiences. I am committed to ethical, non-discriminatory practice and welcome individuals and couples of all cultures and sexualities. I abide by the principles and ethics of the UKCP.
I have a psychodynamic approach to therapy, with a particular focus on relationships to gently reveal insights and understanding as to why you may do what you do and find alternative ways to move beyond painful and repetitive experiences. I am committed to ethical, non-discriminatory practice and welcome individuals and couples of all cultures and sexualities. I abide by the principles and ethics of the UKCP.
01763 298563 x078738 View 01763 298563 x078738

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Gary Aldridge
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ware SG12
I am a qualified, experienced counsellor and have trained in various approaches to therapy. This means that I use a range of counselling theories and methods within my work, ensuring that I work with you to tailor our sessions to suit your needs. I cover all areas of counselling, including, addiction, anxiety, depression, stress, couples/ relationships. I also specialise in working with trauma, addiction and alcoholism, having worked in the field of addiction for over 10 years. My current mentor is Rachel Fairhurst who is my supervisor and trainer.  Within this model of working i have been trained in trauma focussed therapy.
I am a qualified, experienced counsellor and have trained in various approaches to therapy. This means that I use a range of counselling theories and methods within my work, ensuring that I work with you to tailor our sessions to suit your needs. I cover all areas of counselling, including, addiction, anxiety, depression, stress, couples/ relationships. I also specialise in working with trauma, addiction and alcoholism, having worked in the field of addiction for over 10 years. My current mentor is Rachel Fairhurst who is my supervisor and trainer.  Within this model of working i have been trained in trauma focussed therapy.
01992 352163 View 01992 352163
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Maureen Park
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Royston SG8
There are times in our lives when we all need a little help. When things just become to much for us to handle alone. I can help you cope with a wide range of anxiety, emotional problems and relationship issues. From Bereavement, Depression, Stress and Anxiety, Family Issues, Addiction, Eating Disorders, Marriage Counselling to mention only a few. I am a BACP registered Psychodynamic Counsellor also using CBT and Mindfulness. I offer a caring professional and confidential counselling service in Biggleswade and Royston and have worked for many years in commerce and industry so understand the pressures of work place stress.
There are times in our lives when we all need a little help. When things just become to much for us to handle alone. I can help you cope with a wide range of anxiety, emotional problems and relationship issues. From Bereavement, Depression, Stress and Anxiety, Family Issues, Addiction, Eating Disorders, Marriage Counselling to mention only a few. I am a BACP registered Psychodynamic Counsellor also using CBT and Mindfulness. I offer a caring professional and confidential counselling service in Biggleswade and Royston and have worked for many years in commerce and industry so understand the pressures of work place stress.
01767 668784 View 01767 668784
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Mark Aitchison
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ware SG11
I opened Ataraxia counselling at the beginning of 2018. Just over a year in and the practice is growing faster than expected. I work with clients with all types of issues and personalities. My experience so far is predominanty mental health as i have worked for Mind in mid Herts and addiction as i also work for ADAS a drug and alcohol agency. If i was to say i had a niche it would be that i can make shy clients feel at ease early on using a relational supportive style of counselling. I would love to welcome new clients to Ataraxia. Look forward to hearing from you. Mark
I opened Ataraxia counselling at the beginning of 2018. Just over a year in and the practice is growing faster than expected. I work with clients with all types of issues and personalities. My experience so far is predominanty mental health as i have worked for Mind in mid Herts and addiction as i also work for ADAS a drug and alcohol agency. If i was to say i had a niche it would be that i can make shy clients feel at ease early on using a relational supportive style of counselling. I would love to welcome new clients to Ataraxia. Look forward to hearing from you. Mark
01992 351822 View 01992 351822
Photo of Gillian Titmuss, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Gillian Titmuss
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Letchworth Garden City SG6
I have lots of experience with people who have addiction problems and/or have had traumatic events in their lives.
If you feel you've got unanswered or unresolved questions, I offer a dedicated time and a safe, confidential and nonjudgmental space to explore your past, present and future. Getting back in touch with ourselves instead of feeling lost is fundamental to having satisfaction with life. Giving to ourselves means we can enjoy being alive as well as fulfilling our responsibilities and having pleasurable and rewarding relationships. If you have any questions, please feel free to make contact.
I have lots of experience with people who have addiction problems and/or have had traumatic events in their lives.
If you feel you've got unanswered or unresolved questions, I offer a dedicated time and a safe, confidential and nonjudgmental space to explore your past, present and future. Getting back in touch with ourselves instead of feeling lost is fundamental to having satisfaction with life. Giving to ourselves means we can enjoy being alive as well as fulfilling our responsibilities and having pleasurable and rewarding relationships. If you have any questions, please feel free to make contact.
01462 418466 View 01462 418466
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Judith Salami Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stevenage SG2  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with addiction, anxiety, depression, important and/or difficult decisions, relationship issues, any other issue/issues? I am a BACP registered integrative therapist who is passionate about people's well-being. I believe we all have the capability and drive within us to live our best lives, however, due to various circumstances this can become diminished. I believe our past affects our present and can affect our future, in addition to often being a contributory factor to our diminished drive and capabilities.
Are you struggling with addiction, anxiety, depression, important and/or difficult decisions, relationship issues, any other issue/issues? I am a BACP registered integrative therapist who is passionate about people's well-being. I believe we all have the capability and drive within us to live our best lives, however, due to various circumstances this can become diminished. I believe our past affects our present and can affect our future, in addition to often being a contributory factor to our diminished drive and capabilities.
01438 300176 View 01438 300176
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Paula Jane Bantick-Ward
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bishop's Stortford CM23
I have covered all types of issues from addiction, depression, suicidal thoughts, abuse, gender identification, marital problems, sexual issues, divorce, low self-esteem, rape, abuse, bereavement and a wide range of other problems.
Hello I am Paula and my aim is to make professional counselling accessible, affordable and convenient - so anyone who struggles with life's challenges can get help. Depression, anxiety, stress, overwhelmed are words we all hear on a daily basis when generally chatting to family, friends or work colleagues . Counselling can help us cope with those over consuming feelings. Sadly we cannot avoid trauma happening but seeking help during the trauma or even months, years later may reduce risk to further illnesses that have been linked to psychological trauma. Are you in an abusive relationship or having issues as a couple?
I have covered all types of issues from addiction, depression, suicidal thoughts, abuse, gender identification, marital problems, sexual issues, divorce, low self-esteem, rape, abuse, bereavement and a wide range of other problems.
Hello I am Paula and my aim is to make professional counselling accessible, affordable and convenient - so anyone who struggles with life's challenges can get help. Depression, anxiety, stress, overwhelmed are words we all hear on a daily basis when generally chatting to family, friends or work colleagues . Counselling can help us cope with those over consuming feelings. Sadly we cannot avoid trauma happening but seeking help during the trauma or even months, years later may reduce risk to further illnesses that have been linked to psychological trauma. Are you in an abusive relationship or having issues as a couple?
07480 534624 View 07480 534624
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Richie Taylor
Counsellor, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Bishop's Stortford CM23
My main areas of work are Addiction, Trauma, Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Domestic Abuse, Substance Abuse, Anxiety, Depression and Obsessive Thinking.
My belief is that getting better through positive change and understanding is the aim of good therapy. Being able to share and process your inner thinking and emotional problems with a non judgemental person is key to recovery. My job as your counsellor is to provide a safe and confidential space for you to explore, work through and understand your inner issues.
My main areas of work are Addiction, Trauma, Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Domestic Abuse, Substance Abuse, Anxiety, Depression and Obsessive Thinking.
My belief is that getting better through positive change and understanding is the aim of good therapy. Being able to share and process your inner thinking and emotional problems with a non judgemental person is key to recovery. My job as your counsellor is to provide a safe and confidential space for you to explore, work through and understand your inner issues.
01206 239976 View 01206 239976
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Nick Vinyard
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bishop's Stortford CM23
Are you struggling with issues related to addiction, anxiety or depression ? Finding it hard to cope with major life changes? There comes a time when help is needed from a certified professional to deal with life’s challenges. I’m a qualified counsellor working in the Bishop Stortford area, and I’m here to support you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery. Contact me using the email form, calling or messaging. If leaving a voicemail you do not need to leave a detailed message – just your name, contact details and an idea of your interest in counselling. If you would like me to call you, let me know what times work.
Are you struggling with issues related to addiction, anxiety or depression ? Finding it hard to cope with major life changes? There comes a time when help is needed from a certified professional to deal with life’s challenges. I’m a qualified counsellor working in the Bishop Stortford area, and I’m here to support you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery. Contact me using the email form, calling or messaging. If leaving a voicemail you do not need to leave a detailed message – just your name, contact details and an idea of your interest in counselling. If you would like me to call you, let me know what times work.
01279 976315 View 01279 976315
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Dr Sonia Borghino
Psychologist, MSc, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Stevenage SG1
I use Neurofeedback (EGG Biofeedback) to promote well-being and a person's ability to cope and for a variety of symptoms including insomnia, addiction, ADHD, PTSD, Autism and more.
I am a licensed Psychologist registered with the BPS and HCPC. I worked in a clinical setting for over 22 years with a variety of client groups including community, outpatients and inpatients hospital. I have worked extensively with clients with mental disorders and neuro-developmental conditions even when these are strongly affected by childhood trauma. I offer talking therapy and also a unique approach to health and wellness including EMDR, neurofeedback an body biofeedback technology to help the body and the brain to better self-regulate and heal naturally without medication or with less reliance on medication.
I use Neurofeedback (EGG Biofeedback) to promote well-being and a person's ability to cope and for a variety of symptoms including insomnia, addiction, ADHD, PTSD, Autism and more.
I am a licensed Psychologist registered with the BPS and HCPC. I worked in a clinical setting for over 22 years with a variety of client groups including community, outpatients and inpatients hospital. I have worked extensively with clients with mental disorders and neuro-developmental conditions even when these are strongly affected by childhood trauma. I offer talking therapy and also a unique approach to health and wellness including EMDR, neurofeedback an body biofeedback technology to help the body and the brain to better self-regulate and heal naturally without medication or with less reliance on medication.
020 3893 2192 View 020 3893 2192
Cedar Counselling
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Letchworth Garden City SG6
I am here to help with all kinds of things which may be troubling you, from your relationships with families, friends or work, to depression, anxiety and addiction or simply finding that you are going through life without as much zest or happiness as you would like or perhaps feeling that you don't belong in your own life. I am also able to see couples in need of help with their relationship or family members who have problems relating to each other.
I am here to help with all kinds of things which may be troubling you, from your relationships with families, friends or work, to depression, anxiety and addiction or simply finding that you are going through life without as much zest or happiness as you would like or perhaps feeling that you don't belong in your own life. I am also able to see couples in need of help with their relationship or family members who have problems relating to each other.
01462 413871 View 01462 413871
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Katy Bradbury
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hunsdon SG12
I provide therapy for individuals, couples or family groups. I am experienced at dealing with a range of client issues and can work with several models of counselling to suit your specific needs. I have particular experience in working with anxiety, depression, addiction, childhood abuse, trauma and relationship issues. I am happy to help you to deal with anything you are going through and have worked with a wide variety of clients. I am also a qualified supervisor and provide supervisory support for counsellors and therapists working with adolescents, adults and couples
I provide therapy for individuals, couples or family groups. I am experienced at dealing with a range of client issues and can work with several models of counselling to suit your specific needs. I have particular experience in working with anxiety, depression, addiction, childhood abuse, trauma and relationship issues. I am happy to help you to deal with anything you are going through and have worked with a wide variety of clients. I am also a qualified supervisor and provide supervisory support for counsellors and therapists working with adolescents, adults and couples
01279 598046 View 01279 598046
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Dawn Gregory
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Stevenage SG1
I am a warm, friendly person and a good listener. I have a very empathic understanding and vast experiences from my own personal life. This has shaped me to be the person I am today. Things from our childhoods and certain traumas, can have us acting out behaviours that can be damaging to us. I have experience working with relationship breakdowns, alcohol addiction, depression, anxiety and self harm. I have worked with adolescents and adults of all disabilities. I've worked a great deal with confidence building and low self-esteem. I can help you recognise these behaviours and what triggers them.
I am a warm, friendly person and a good listener. I have a very empathic understanding and vast experiences from my own personal life. This has shaped me to be the person I am today. Things from our childhoods and certain traumas, can have us acting out behaviours that can be damaging to us. I have experience working with relationship breakdowns, alcohol addiction, depression, anxiety and self harm. I have worked with adolescents and adults of all disabilities. I've worked a great deal with confidence building and low self-esteem. I can help you recognise these behaviours and what triggers them.
01438 300453 View 01438 300453
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Jennifer O'Neil
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ware SG12
Some of the issues I work with are; relationships - the way we connect and attach to others, self esteem, sexual issues and health for both men and women, parenting concerns, addiction, codependence, anxiety in it's many forms, depression, loss of meaning and purpose in life, suicidal thoughts, career/work stress, loss/bereavement, LGBTQ+ issues.
Some of the issues I work with are; relationships - the way we connect and attach to others, self esteem, sexual issues and health for both men and women, parenting concerns, addiction, codependence, anxiety in it's many forms, depression, loss of meaning and purpose in life, suicidal thoughts, career/work stress, loss/bereavement, LGBTQ+ issues.
01992 940702 View 01992 940702
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Jane Lee
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ware SG12
In addition to my private work, I've provided counselling services in different settings for a range of organisations including primary and secondary schools; women's refuge and addiction treatment centre.
Working with adults, children and young people, it's my intention to provide a warm, welcoming and safe environment for clients, helping you to gain understanding and clarity round your situation and difficulties, and to find a positive way forward.
In addition to my private work, I've provided counselling services in different settings for a range of organisations including primary and secondary schools; women's refuge and addiction treatment centre.
Working with adults, children and young people, it's my intention to provide a warm, welcoming and safe environment for clients, helping you to gain understanding and clarity round your situation and difficulties, and to find a positive way forward.
01920 452589 View 01920 452589
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Jonny Say
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Royston SG8  (Online Only)
I also have specialist training in Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Bereavement, stress based work issues, High Achievers, Addiction and Relationship challenges.
I am an integrative therapist specialising in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) Therapy and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) for a broad range of psychological difficulties. I am co-director for the Integrative Centre for OCD Therapy www.integrativecentreforocd.co.uk. My approach to therapy is integrative, drawing primarily on ACT and CFT along with therapies that focus on relationships and social connection (FAP). I have NHS experience. I have worked with a range of clients from charities to Leaders in Business, Tech & Sports.
I also have specialist training in Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Bereavement, stress based work issues, High Achievers, Addiction and Relationship challenges.
I am an integrative therapist specialising in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) Therapy and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) for a broad range of psychological difficulties. I am co-director for the Integrative Centre for OCD Therapy www.integrativecentreforocd.co.uk. My approach to therapy is integrative, drawing primarily on ACT and CFT along with therapies that focus on relationships and social connection (FAP). I have NHS experience. I have worked with a range of clients from charities to Leaders in Business, Tech & Sports.
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Addiction Counsellors

What is the best therapy for addiction?

Addiction treatment will be tailored to the individual. People seeking help for addiction—whether with a psychotherapist, in an outpatient clinic, or in a residential program—should expect to engage in multiple types of treatments, sometimes including medication. For anyone recovering from addiction, avoiding situations in which one has typically used a substance is essential, as is the support of close connections. Since substance use disorders tend to co-occur with underlying mental health conditions such as anxiety or depression, those must also be addressed as part of any recovery plan.

How long does therapy for addiction take?

There is no set timeline for recovery from addiction. Patients and their families should expect the work to last several months, if not longer. Residential treatment programs may be based on a stay of 30, 60, or 90 days, with continuing work after release, but only about 1 percent of people are treated in such facilities. Ceasing use is just the first step; therapy to help maintain abstinence and effect behavior change must follow. The process of recovery, neuroscience has shown, involves brain cells recovering the capacity to respond to natural sources of reward and restore control over the impulse to use. Another definition of recovery is restoring voluntary control over one’s substance use and retaking all of one’s previous responsibilities.

How effective is drug addiction treatment?

Substance use disorders are treatable and remission is achievable for many who seek recovery; by some estimates, more than three-quarters of people who become addicted to alcohol or drugs recover. But that success rarely occurs quickly or on a set timeline; relapse is not only common, but many therapists and clinicians view it as a normal part of the process—not always a sign that a person has returned to addiction, but a signal that their treatment should be adjusted to help them regain control. Overall, research suggests, five years after the end of substance use, one’s risk of relapse is no greater than that of others who had not faced addiction. Other experts believe that complete abstinence is not the only measure of recovery, and that, through effective treatment, many people can learn to control their use.

How can you get addiction treatment for someone?

The most important factor in recovery from addiction is widely understood to be an individual’s commitment to change. For that reason,“interventions” in which friends and family gather to urge or force someone to begin immediate treatment often backfire; even when such efforts do lead someone to begin treatment, they may be less likely to stay than those who are self-driven. Still, family members can play an important role in supporting an individual who seeks help and can take part in family therapy as one element of a loved one’s treatment.