Addiction Counselling in Bury Saint Edmunds

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Sue Gray
Psychotherapist, MSc, MHGI
Verified Verified
Bury Saint Edmunds IP30
I offer a free 15' explore/intro call so you can check me out! If we meet I will ask you what you want to achieve and we will work towards that as quickly as possible. When someone’s daily life becomes bogged down by a personal difficulty, and they often cannot find a way through it for themselves, they can suffer from distressing feelings of insecurity and loss of control. HG psychotherapy aims to restore that control in the shortest time possible by working with effective tools and modern knowledge to resolve most difficulties, whether expressed as trauma, anxiety, phobia, depression, addiction, or other obstacles to well-being.
I offer a free 15' explore/intro call so you can check me out! If we meet I will ask you what you want to achieve and we will work towards that as quickly as possible. When someone’s daily life becomes bogged down by a personal difficulty, and they often cannot find a way through it for themselves, they can suffer from distressing feelings of insecurity and loss of control. HG psychotherapy aims to restore that control in the shortest time possible by working with effective tools and modern knowledge to resolve most difficulties, whether expressed as trauma, anxiety, phobia, depression, addiction, or other obstacles to well-being.
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Jakana Rita
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bury Saint Edmunds IP33
I have a deep passion for helping people. Whether with past Trauma, Anxiety, Depression or Relationship problems. I Specialise in Addictions and Family Dysfunction as a result of Substance abuse. I am trained in Psychodynamic Therapy and am IFS informed working interactively to tailor to the needs of the client.
I have a deep passion for helping people. Whether with past Trauma, Anxiety, Depression or Relationship problems. I Specialise in Addictions and Family Dysfunction as a result of Substance abuse. I am trained in Psychodynamic Therapy and am IFS informed working interactively to tailor to the needs of the client.
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Edward Silver Ba (Hons)
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bury Saint Edmunds IP32
I offer counselling & psychotherapy to support you through wide range of difficulties; Anxiety, OCD, ADHD, Low Self Esteem, Abuse, Depression, Loss & Bereavement, Separation & Divorce, Affairs & Betrayal, Issues around Adoption, Infertility, Addiction(s), PTSD, Childhood Abuse & Trauma, Stress, Long Term Illness, Dissociation, Bereavement, Sexual Identity.
In offer a choice of Online Video Counselling, In Person Face to Face Counselling & Outdoor Walk & Talk Counselling from my private practice in the rural setting of Gosbeck, near Ipswich, Suffolk, (IP6).
I offer counselling & psychotherapy to support you through wide range of difficulties; Anxiety, OCD, ADHD, Low Self Esteem, Abuse, Depression, Loss & Bereavement, Separation & Divorce, Affairs & Betrayal, Issues around Adoption, Infertility, Addiction(s), PTSD, Childhood Abuse & Trauma, Stress, Long Term Illness, Dissociation, Bereavement, Sexual Identity.
In offer a choice of Online Video Counselling, In Person Face to Face Counselling & Outdoor Walk & Talk Counselling from my private practice in the rural setting of Gosbeck, near Ipswich, Suffolk, (IP6).
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Joe Carter
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bury Saint Edmunds IP33  (Online Only)
Being human can be tricky. We can all get stuck. Stuck in our heads and our feelings, in relationships, work, obsessions and compulsions, stuck in unhelpful behaviours and unhelpful ways of seeing things. But, we can all get unstuck. Practicing since 2002, I would be seen as an integrative therapist and counsellor, integrating multiple therapeutic models and approaches. So, we have many ways to make better sense of life situations: 12-Step Recovery Programme, Internal Family Systems, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Humanistic, Person Centred and Psychodynamic approaches; Integrative Counselling.
Being human can be tricky. We can all get stuck. Stuck in our heads and our feelings, in relationships, work, obsessions and compulsions, stuck in unhelpful behaviours and unhelpful ways of seeing things. But, we can all get unstuck. Practicing since 2002, I would be seen as an integrative therapist and counsellor, integrating multiple therapeutic models and approaches. So, we have many ways to make better sense of life situations: 12-Step Recovery Programme, Internal Family Systems, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Humanistic, Person Centred and Psychodynamic approaches; Integrative Counselling.
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Shaman Emrys
MA
Verified Verified
Bury Saint Edmunds IP30
Waitlist for new clients
I have the best job in the world: it’s to help you find the peace you’re looking for. That’s what I’ve been doing, first as a shamanic counsellor then as a psychotherapist, for others just like you, for 46 years. Whether you have a phobia, or are in a dire, life-threatening situation, or anything in between, you’re just a call away from finding yourself warmly welcomed to a totally non-judgemental, safe, comfortable space where you can relax and unload whatever you want in total confidence: then we can get straight to work fixing it.
I have the best job in the world: it’s to help you find the peace you’re looking for. That’s what I’ve been doing, first as a shamanic counsellor then as a psychotherapist, for others just like you, for 46 years. Whether you have a phobia, or are in a dire, life-threatening situation, or anything in between, you’re just a call away from finding yourself warmly welcomed to a totally non-judgemental, safe, comfortable space where you can relax and unload whatever you want in total confidence: then we can get straight to work fixing it.
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Natalie Wiggins
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bury Saint Edmunds IP29
Hello and welcome to my profile, thank you for visiting. I am a qualified, registered and insured Counsellor, trained and experienced in working from an integrative perspective. I offer help with a wide range of issues, in a way that is tailor made and as individual as you are, including couples work and those needing counselling for relationships. I am based in Suffolk (Sudbury and rural Bury St Edmunds) for face to face work plus online session availability, always at competitive prices. Ask me about reduced rates for counselling students to help with costs.
Hello and welcome to my profile, thank you for visiting. I am a qualified, registered and insured Counsellor, trained and experienced in working from an integrative perspective. I offer help with a wide range of issues, in a way that is tailor made and as individual as you are, including couples work and those needing counselling for relationships. I am based in Suffolk (Sudbury and rural Bury St Edmunds) for face to face work plus online session availability, always at competitive prices. Ask me about reduced rates for counselling students to help with costs.
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Rochelle Armstrong
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bury Saint Edmunds IP28  (Online Only)
My therapeutic experiences includes working with clients who have experienced childhood trauma, have post-traumatic stress disorder, identity crisis, racial trauma, racial identity crisis, personal crisis, depression, low self esteem, mood disorders, personality disorders such as borderline personality disorder (BPD/EUPD) and many ranges of emotional ways of being. I promote resilience, mental fitness, prioritising a self care lifestyle, goal and self development accountability. I also encourage self-exploration and developing a sense of self, goal setting, becoming more of who you were born to be and living your best life!
My therapeutic experiences includes working with clients who have experienced childhood trauma, have post-traumatic stress disorder, identity crisis, racial trauma, racial identity crisis, personal crisis, depression, low self esteem, mood disorders, personality disorders such as borderline personality disorder (BPD/EUPD) and many ranges of emotional ways of being. I promote resilience, mental fitness, prioritising a self care lifestyle, goal and self development accountability. I also encourage self-exploration and developing a sense of self, goal setting, becoming more of who you were born to be and living your best life!
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Adam Newman
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bury Saint Edmunds IP32
I am a qualified, integrative counsellor with experience of working with both adults and young people. I also work with organizations and EAP schemes, and happily accept new enquiries from these. Experiencing difficulties in life, while this may be inevitable, can be incredibly painful and isolating. My aim within my practice is to foster a safe, non-judgmental, and empathic environment, where you can freely explore your concerns and worries. Taking that first step in counselling and finding the right therapist can be a daunting prospect, so I will endeavour to make sure that you feel as comfortable as possible.
I am a qualified, integrative counsellor with experience of working with both adults and young people. I also work with organizations and EAP schemes, and happily accept new enquiries from these. Experiencing difficulties in life, while this may be inevitable, can be incredibly painful and isolating. My aim within my practice is to foster a safe, non-judgmental, and empathic environment, where you can freely explore your concerns and worries. Taking that first step in counselling and finding the right therapist can be a daunting prospect, so I will endeavour to make sure that you feel as comfortable as possible.
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Austin Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bury Saint Edmunds IP30  (Online Only)
Do you find it hard to cope? Does life seem increasingly difficult? Perhaps you are struggling with depression or anxiety, or have experienced a trauma which you are struggling to move past. I have worked in a wide range of settings, including NHS Wellbeing Services and can offer an empathetic and confidential service, tailored to your individual goals and needs.
Do you find it hard to cope? Does life seem increasingly difficult? Perhaps you are struggling with depression or anxiety, or have experienced a trauma which you are struggling to move past. I have worked in a wide range of settings, including NHS Wellbeing Services and can offer an empathetic and confidential service, tailored to your individual goals and needs.
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EMDR and CBT Services
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Bury Saint Edmunds IP31
I offer EMDR, CBT and Couples Counselling therapy and the aim is to help you to regain a sense of wellbeing and enjoyment in your life. During the initial assessment we will work together to understand your main problems, what is keeping you 'stuck' and then agree on an individualised treatment plan to help you move forward with clear treatment goals. CBT is an effective treatment that can help you in the here and now and EMDR is useful for getting to the root of the problem. I find that both work well, in different ways to bring about an improvement in emotional and physical health.
I offer EMDR, CBT and Couples Counselling therapy and the aim is to help you to regain a sense of wellbeing and enjoyment in your life. During the initial assessment we will work together to understand your main problems, what is keeping you 'stuck' and then agree on an individualised treatment plan to help you move forward with clear treatment goals. CBT is an effective treatment that can help you in the here and now and EMDR is useful for getting to the root of the problem. I find that both work well, in different ways to bring about an improvement in emotional and physical health.
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Gav Hill Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bury Saint Edmunds IP32
Many people come to counselling because they can't understand why they think or feel like they do. Maybe you feel misunderstood or unheard or anxious a lot of the time. Maybe you are down or depressed and possibly struggling to see the point sometimes. Has something happened or changed in your life that you are struggling to make sense of. You may have lost someone or something and are finding it hard to come to terms with. Whatever is troubling you I will provide a trusted, accepting and safe space where you can move towards your acceptance and understanding of yourself.
Many people come to counselling because they can't understand why they think or feel like they do. Maybe you feel misunderstood or unheard or anxious a lot of the time. Maybe you are down or depressed and possibly struggling to see the point sometimes. Has something happened or changed in your life that you are struggling to make sense of. You may have lost someone or something and are finding it hard to come to terms with. Whatever is troubling you I will provide a trusted, accepting and safe space where you can move towards your acceptance and understanding of yourself.
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Tracy Stafford
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bury Saint Edmunds IP30
Hello and welcome, finding yourself seeking a therapist can feel daunting for many, it may however be a first step towards gaining the support that may prove incredibly valuable on your life journey. I offer short- and long-term therapy depending on your individual needs, this may be negotiated throughout our work together.
Hello and welcome, finding yourself seeking a therapist can feel daunting for many, it may however be a first step towards gaining the support that may prove incredibly valuable on your life journey. I offer short- and long-term therapy depending on your individual needs, this may be negotiated throughout our work together.
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Beatriz Serrano
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bury Saint Edmunds IP32
Hi, I am a Psychologist, Psychotherapist and a Mindfulness teacher. My training is based in Mindfulness and this could offer you a way to connect with yourself more fully and to develop practical skills for self-listening. This can be helpful if you find yourself disconnected from your feelings or having difficulties in understanding, communicating and/or relating with others.
Hi, I am a Psychologist, Psychotherapist and a Mindfulness teacher. My training is based in Mindfulness and this could offer you a way to connect with yourself more fully and to develop practical skills for self-listening. This can be helpful if you find yourself disconnected from your feelings or having difficulties in understanding, communicating and/or relating with others.
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Louise Barr
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Bury Saint Edmunds IP28
My aim within my work is to listen, support & help my clients to reach more of their potential by increasing their levels of self awareness of their feelings, thoughts & behaviours. With compassion, patience, empathy & a non-judgmental approach, I provide a warm & safe space for my clients. It is my hope, & my reason for becoming a counsellor, that from the seeds that are sown in the therapeutic work, grow hope, self-love & self development & that the effects ripple on for my clients throughout their life journey.
My aim within my work is to listen, support & help my clients to reach more of their potential by increasing their levels of self awareness of their feelings, thoughts & behaviours. With compassion, patience, empathy & a non-judgmental approach, I provide a warm & safe space for my clients. It is my hope, & my reason for becoming a counsellor, that from the seeds that are sown in the therapeutic work, grow hope, self-love & self development & that the effects ripple on for my clients throughout their life journey.
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Dr Joseph Barker
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bury Saint Edmunds IP33
I’m one of the few dual qualified chartered Clinical Psychologists in the UK with over 10 years of training and experience in the NHS. I specialise in neurodiversity, trauma, anxiety, depression, and anger. I’m passionate about treating people as individuals and providing psychological therapies that recognise our unique individual differences. My work aims to help people manage their most difficult feelings and experiences and reconnect people with the most meaningful parts of their lives. I work with young people, adults, and couples from our beautiful locations in Newmarket, Cambridge, and online.
I’m one of the few dual qualified chartered Clinical Psychologists in the UK with over 10 years of training and experience in the NHS. I specialise in neurodiversity, trauma, anxiety, depression, and anger. I’m passionate about treating people as individuals and providing psychological therapies that recognise our unique individual differences. My work aims to help people manage their most difficult feelings and experiences and reconnect people with the most meaningful parts of their lives. I work with young people, adults, and couples from our beautiful locations in Newmarket, Cambridge, and online.
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Dr Nikki Wood
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bury Saint Edmunds IP28  (Online Only)
I work with adults using a holistic approach who are feeling stuck. Many people since COVID are struggling with depression, stress, anxiety, and burnout. Some people are turning to alcohol, drugs or other addictive behaviours to cope. Its ok to find life hard. I specialise in working with people who are worrying they aren’t managing their mental health, who may have experienced trauma, and may be self-medicating. I offer an entirely non-judgemental, confidential, compassionate and safe space to talk about some of these things and help you to identify what changes you would like to make. I also specialise in working with ADHD.
I work with adults using a holistic approach who are feeling stuck. Many people since COVID are struggling with depression, stress, anxiety, and burnout. Some people are turning to alcohol, drugs or other addictive behaviours to cope. Its ok to find life hard. I specialise in working with people who are worrying they aren’t managing their mental health, who may have experienced trauma, and may be self-medicating. I offer an entirely non-judgemental, confidential, compassionate and safe space to talk about some of these things and help you to identify what changes you would like to make. I also specialise in working with ADHD.
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Jo Dalton
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Bury Saint Edmunds IP28
Hello, I have enjoyed working as a Clinical Psychologist with adults since 1999 and have gained experience of working effectively with people with a wide range of emotional and behavioural difficulties, including anxiety, anger, mood difficulties, difficulties relating to ourselves and other people, trauma of all kinds, chronic illness and eating difficulties. I have specific training (an Advanced Specialist Diploma in Gender, Sex & Relationship Psychotherapy) and a special interest in working therapeutically with gender diverse (trans), gay and bi people or those who belong to the kink, poly community (kink aware) or sex workers.
Hello, I have enjoyed working as a Clinical Psychologist with adults since 1999 and have gained experience of working effectively with people with a wide range of emotional and behavioural difficulties, including anxiety, anger, mood difficulties, difficulties relating to ourselves and other people, trauma of all kinds, chronic illness and eating difficulties. I have specific training (an Advanced Specialist Diploma in Gender, Sex & Relationship Psychotherapy) and a special interest in working therapeutically with gender diverse (trans), gay and bi people or those who belong to the kink, poly community (kink aware) or sex workers.
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Lisa Barrell
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Bury Saint Edmunds IP30
Hello there. I provide a warm secure , non judgemental safe space for you to explore, regain and strengthen your emotional wellbeing and to explore challenges and difficulties life has brought you. I provide both short and long time therapy I am a qualified integrative counsellor , which means I work with many different styles and techniques dependant on your need and what works for you as i see each person as a individual and my aim is to help you in the way that is right for you. Working empathetically, with all sessions being client led, enables you to work at your own pace to explore your own feelings, without feeling
Hello there. I provide a warm secure , non judgemental safe space for you to explore, regain and strengthen your emotional wellbeing and to explore challenges and difficulties life has brought you. I provide both short and long time therapy I am a qualified integrative counsellor , which means I work with many different styles and techniques dependant on your need and what works for you as i see each person as a individual and my aim is to help you in the way that is right for you. Working empathetically, with all sessions being client led, enables you to work at your own pace to explore your own feelings, without feeling
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Fairlie Winship
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bury Saint Edmunds IP33
Hi, I'm Fairlie. Welcome to my profile. Whether you're feeling overwhelmed and struggling to cope; are depressed or anxious; or are experiencing relationship issues, I can help you to move through this difficult time and feel better in life. Perhaps you wish to release emotional pain, process past traumas, or ease psychological discomfort? All these are possible, and more: I can help you to find a fresh perspective, develop positive coping skills and build self esteem so that you can feel better in life. Bringing together my therapeutic experience with your presence and willingness, we will build you a reliable therapeutic toolkit.
Hi, I'm Fairlie. Welcome to my profile. Whether you're feeling overwhelmed and struggling to cope; are depressed or anxious; or are experiencing relationship issues, I can help you to move through this difficult time and feel better in life. Perhaps you wish to release emotional pain, process past traumas, or ease psychological discomfort? All these are possible, and more: I can help you to find a fresh perspective, develop positive coping skills and build self esteem so that you can feel better in life. Bringing together my therapeutic experience with your presence and willingness, we will build you a reliable therapeutic toolkit.
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Dr Kate Brierton
Psychologist, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Bury Saint Edmunds IP28
Not accepting new clients
I am a Clinical Psychologist with a passion for compassion! I see clients both face to face and online. I read my first degree at Cambridge University, followed by a doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the Institute of Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuropsychology in London. Initially trained in CBT, I have since moved over to compassion focused therapy developed by Professor Paul Gilbert. I find it is useful for most clients, with a 90% success rate. With CFT, I can teach you how to balance your mind for the rest of your life.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with a passion for compassion! I see clients both face to face and online. I read my first degree at Cambridge University, followed by a doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the Institute of Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuropsychology in London. Initially trained in CBT, I have since moved over to compassion focused therapy developed by Professor Paul Gilbert. I find it is useful for most clients, with a 90% success rate. With CFT, I can teach you how to balance your mind for the rest of your life.
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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.