Alcohol Use Counselling in Colchester

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Photo of Ian West (Accred) Counselling and Supervisor, Counsellor in Colchester, England
Ian West (Accred) Counselling and Supervisor
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified
2 Endorsed
Colchester CO1
I am an Accredited MBACP Registered Humanistic Integrative Counsellor & Counselling Supervisor with over 10 years of experience in working with individuals, and groups of all ages, sexual orientations and cultural backgrounds. I am based both at London Liverpool Street EC2 and Colchester CO1. Dependent on your presenting issues/needs I will draw on cognitive, psychodynamic, attachment, and relational theories and concepts, to provide either short-term-focused counselling/therapy or longer-term in-depth psychotherapy.
I am an Accredited MBACP Registered Humanistic Integrative Counsellor & Counselling Supervisor with over 10 years of experience in working with individuals, and groups of all ages, sexual orientations and cultural backgrounds. I am based both at London Liverpool Street EC2 and Colchester CO1. Dependent on your presenting issues/needs I will draw on cognitive, psychodynamic, attachment, and relational theories and concepts, to provide either short-term-focused counselling/therapy or longer-term in-depth psychotherapy.
01206 482901 View 01206 482901
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Samantha Lapping
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Colchester CO3
If you are reading my page then it is possible that either you or someone you know is going through a tough time. Sometimes life can be difficult, it can be something that has happened in your past that is still affecting you or it can be day to day anxieties or problems such as anxiety, grief and low self-esteem.
If you are reading my page then it is possible that either you or someone you know is going through a tough time. Sometimes life can be difficult, it can be something that has happened in your past that is still affecting you or it can be day to day anxieties or problems such as anxiety, grief and low self-esteem.
01206 581938 View 01206 581938
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Eleanor Cornell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Colchester CO1
Hi there, my name is Ellie and I am a Counsellor specializing in trauma and the common coping skills that develop from it's effects. These include the areas of disordered eating, body image issues (including body dysmorphia), addiction (self-medicating to avoid the effects of trauma), being drawn to abusive relationships and patterns of becoming stuck and paralyzed in these damaging dynamics. The heart of my therapeutic work is to help clients discover their authentic self and to gently dis-engage from painful old beliefs they may have internalized from complex and overwhelming environments.
Hi there, my name is Ellie and I am a Counsellor specializing in trauma and the common coping skills that develop from it's effects. These include the areas of disordered eating, body image issues (including body dysmorphia), addiction (self-medicating to avoid the effects of trauma), being drawn to abusive relationships and patterns of becoming stuck and paralyzed in these damaging dynamics. The heart of my therapeutic work is to help clients discover their authentic self and to gently dis-engage from painful old beliefs they may have internalized from complex and overwhelming environments.
01376 319243 View 01376 319243
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Luke Kayne
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Colchester CO4
The fact that you are here is a massive step. The thought of therapy can be daunting, but it can be an experience that can change your life in ways you couldn’t possibly imagine. Perhaps you feel afraid, angry, anxious, or sad. It can be a lonely and unforgiving world, which we often get lost in. We all have our unique ways of experiencing the world around us. Being heard and understood are two of our most basic needs.
The fact that you are here is a massive step. The thought of therapy can be daunting, but it can be an experience that can change your life in ways you couldn’t possibly imagine. Perhaps you feel afraid, angry, anxious, or sad. It can be a lonely and unforgiving world, which we often get lost in. We all have our unique ways of experiencing the world around us. Being heard and understood are two of our most basic needs.
01206 636448 View 01206 636448
Photo of Tina E Powell, Psychotherapist in Colchester, England
Tina E Powell
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified
Colchester CO2
We are all able to agree that our physical health is variable, but it may be much harder to admit that our psychological health is in constant flux. All too often, we find ourselves buying into the idea of the "stiff upper lip": that "mental health issues" affect only other people - and "weak people", at that! It can be very daunting, therefore, to recognise that we need help and then to take steps to find a professional who will help things improve. I understand those concerns, because I've been there: and I also have experience of the positive effects of psychotherapy - from both sides of the consulting-room!
We are all able to agree that our physical health is variable, but it may be much harder to admit that our psychological health is in constant flux. All too often, we find ourselves buying into the idea of the "stiff upper lip": that "mental health issues" affect only other people - and "weak people", at that! It can be very daunting, therefore, to recognise that we need help and then to take steps to find a professional who will help things improve. I understand those concerns, because I've been there: and I also have experience of the positive effects of psychotherapy - from both sides of the consulting-room!
01283 372695 View 01283 372695
Photo of Taner Paul Hassan, Counsellor in Colchester, England
Taner Paul Hassan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Colchester CO4
Specialist Area of Expertise: Sex Addiction | Porn Addiction | Psychosexual Issues| Addiction | Substance Misuse | Alcohol Addiction | Anxiety It is important that whoever you seek help from you give yourself the chance to work through your issues and become your own scientist. I will never tell you what to do but help guide you and explore your issues together to help you achieve your goals. I have an enhanced DBS for Adults & Children. I'm adequately insured.
Specialist Area of Expertise: Sex Addiction | Porn Addiction | Psychosexual Issues| Addiction | Substance Misuse | Alcohol Addiction | Anxiety It is important that whoever you seek help from you give yourself the chance to work through your issues and become your own scientist. I will never tell you what to do but help guide you and explore your issues together to help you achieve your goals. I have an enhanced DBS for Adults & Children. I'm adequately insured.
01206 489711 View 01206 489711
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Tony Donovan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Colchester CO1
As an integrative counsellor, I draw on a range of effective therapeutic approaches. It can be helpful to work through your thoughts and feelings with someone who seeks to understand us, someone who can offer effective reflection on our situation. I'll work with you to authentically explore your challenges and to make helpful changes in your life. You’ll be listened to, accepted and respected, whatever you choose to bring.
As an integrative counsellor, I draw on a range of effective therapeutic approaches. It can be helpful to work through your thoughts and feelings with someone who seeks to understand us, someone who can offer effective reflection on our situation. I'll work with you to authentically explore your challenges and to make helpful changes in your life. You’ll be listened to, accepted and respected, whatever you choose to bring.
01206 239991 View 01206 239991
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Louise Lund
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Colchester CO3
Do you need someone to listen? Do you feel you’re not heard or seen? Do you feel misunderstood, to blame, angry, sad, anxious, disillusioned? Is family life, work or other relationships getting too much to cope with? Throughout life, we are often left with feelings of low self worth, anger, sadness or may feel powerless. We can become confused about who we are, what we need and where life is taking us. This accumulation over many years blinds us to who we really are and sometimes we need help to find out. I believe I can help you.
Do you need someone to listen? Do you feel you’re not heard or seen? Do you feel misunderstood, to blame, angry, sad, anxious, disillusioned? Is family life, work or other relationships getting too much to cope with? Throughout life, we are often left with feelings of low self worth, anger, sadness or may feel powerless. We can become confused about who we are, what we need and where life is taking us. This accumulation over many years blinds us to who we really are and sometimes we need help to find out. I believe I can help you.
01206 239170 View 01206 239170
Photo of Jack Closs, Psychologist in Colchester, England
Jack Closs
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Colchester CO1
As a trauma psychologist, I help people transform by helping them to heal wounds from the past. These wounds can often be held in the nervous system but not explicitly remembered. Trauma therapy can help you to find calm, confidence, connection to yourself, others and the world, and joy.
As a trauma psychologist, I help people transform by helping them to heal wounds from the past. These wounds can often be held in the nervous system but not explicitly remembered. Trauma therapy can help you to find calm, confidence, connection to yourself, others and the world, and joy.
01206 581724 View 01206 581724
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Samantha Jane Morgan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Colchester CO6
Do you feel overwhelmed, unsafe and lonely? Are you finding elements of your life a struggle and don't know where to turn? Can you no longer see the wood for the trees and have lost direction? Many people lose touch with the person they are supposed to be for many reasons and seek to find their true selves again but may just need a helping hand and support along the way. Counselling can be the first step back to removing the barriers which have kept you lost and help you back on the path you were intended to follow.
Do you feel overwhelmed, unsafe and lonely? Are you finding elements of your life a struggle and don't know where to turn? Can you no longer see the wood for the trees and have lost direction? Many people lose touch with the person they are supposed to be for many reasons and seek to find their true selves again but may just need a helping hand and support along the way. Counselling can be the first step back to removing the barriers which have kept you lost and help you back on the path you were intended to follow.
01206 700659 View 01206 700659
Photo of Joanna Oxford, Counsellor in Colchester, England
Joanna Oxford
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Colchester CO7  (Online Only)
I am a trained integrative counsellor with over 20 years of working alongside those experiencing mental health issues. As an Integral Therapist I am able to use different therapeutic tools and approaches to find the client a more "tailored fit" form of therapy. I am genuinely interested in the issues that people bring to the therapy room.
I am a trained integrative counsellor with over 20 years of working alongside those experiencing mental health issues. As an Integral Therapist I am able to use different therapeutic tools and approaches to find the client a more "tailored fit" form of therapy. I am genuinely interested in the issues that people bring to the therapy room.
01206 489555 View 01206 489555
Photo of Sally Jervis - The Listening Room, Counsellor in Colchester, England
Sally Jervis - The Listening Room
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Colchester CO3
When people ask (if they do ask) "How are you?" Do you reply "Oh I'm fine, all good" or "Yeah, not too great actually" But what your voice inside actually wants to say is "If only they knew!", "Did they even hear what I just said" or "I don't know how to admit that I'm not ok, I have to keep it together!" Life can be beautiful and amazing and at other times it can pull the rug right from under your feet, with completely no warning. Presenting us with situations that trigger overwhelming anxiety, sadness, anger and sometimes a feeling of pure desperation. Where you've never felt more disconnected with yourself and others.
When people ask (if they do ask) "How are you?" Do you reply "Oh I'm fine, all good" or "Yeah, not too great actually" But what your voice inside actually wants to say is "If only they knew!", "Did they even hear what I just said" or "I don't know how to admit that I'm not ok, I have to keep it together!" Life can be beautiful and amazing and at other times it can pull the rug right from under your feet, with completely no warning. Presenting us with situations that trigger overwhelming anxiety, sadness, anger and sometimes a feeling of pure desperation. Where you've never felt more disconnected with yourself and others.
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Ben Michael Adams
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Colchester CO4
My name is Ben Adams (MBACP) and I work as a person centred therapist. I work face to face, online and by phone and like to think my flexibility both in the way I deliver and when I can do to allow you to fit in our sessions that best suit you. Life can be busy! My primary clinical focus is on depression, anxiety, feeling sad, low self-esteem, work-related issues, relationship issues and chronic pain. I work with warmth, compassion and provide a private, non-judgemental space that allows you to bring whatever you wish into the therapeutic space with specific focus on anxiety, depression , work related-issues and low self-esteem.
My name is Ben Adams (MBACP) and I work as a person centred therapist. I work face to face, online and by phone and like to think my flexibility both in the way I deliver and when I can do to allow you to fit in our sessions that best suit you. Life can be busy! My primary clinical focus is on depression, anxiety, feeling sad, low self-esteem, work-related issues, relationship issues and chronic pain. I work with warmth, compassion and provide a private, non-judgemental space that allows you to bring whatever you wish into the therapeutic space with specific focus on anxiety, depression , work related-issues and low self-esteem.
01206 580875 View 01206 580875
Photo of Celia McLean, Counsellor in Colchester, England
Celia McLean
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Colchester CO6
Thank you for visiting my profile, navigating life can sometimes feel overwhelming. You may be struggling with feeling anxious or depressed. Maybe you struggle to prioritise yourself, always taking care of others needs ahead of your own, leaving you running on empty. Perhaps you feel overly responsible for others, always trying to fix their problems. Maybe past experiences have left you feeling ashamed, empty and unsure of who you are. Sometimes we need help to work through life’s challenges. I work with adults individually online and in person, gently helping them to make sense of their difficulties and find a way forwards.
Thank you for visiting my profile, navigating life can sometimes feel overwhelming. You may be struggling with feeling anxious or depressed. Maybe you struggle to prioritise yourself, always taking care of others needs ahead of your own, leaving you running on empty. Perhaps you feel overly responsible for others, always trying to fix their problems. Maybe past experiences have left you feeling ashamed, empty and unsure of who you are. Sometimes we need help to work through life’s challenges. I work with adults individually online and in person, gently helping them to make sense of their difficulties and find a way forwards.
01206 699917 View 01206 699917
Philippe Jacquet & Associates
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified
Colchester CO1
As our group of experienced psychotherapists, counselorsPsychotherapists and psychotherapists who work in the field of psychotherapy We are able to provide support for our customers with our trained, professional and accredited staff that is simply not found elsewhere in the Central London area. Philippe Jacquet has an extensive resume in the field of psychotherapy, hypnotherapy and working with clients with a range of different issues and concerns. Mr. Backgammon, and all the therapists and counselors Philippe Jacquet & Associates Offices in Central London are fully committed to using the best practice options with every custom
As our group of experienced psychotherapists, counselorsPsychotherapists and psychotherapists who work in the field of psychotherapy We are able to provide support for our customers with our trained, professional and accredited staff that is simply not found elsewhere in the Central London area. Philippe Jacquet has an extensive resume in the field of psychotherapy, hypnotherapy and working with clients with a range of different issues and concerns. Mr. Backgammon, and all the therapists and counselors Philippe Jacquet & Associates Offices in Central London are fully committed to using the best practice options with every custom
020 3962 2191 View 020 3962 2191
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Shaun Gordon
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Colchester CO4
I will aim to meet you with genuine warmth and acceptance in a confidential and safe space. I will work with you in partnership and in ways that are meaningful toward the directions and goals that you have for therapy. During our time together, I will regularly ask you to feedback to me how you are experiencing counselling, so that I can adjust and tailor the work to ensure I am meeting your expectations and goals.
I will aim to meet you with genuine warmth and acceptance in a confidential and safe space. I will work with you in partnership and in ways that are meaningful toward the directions and goals that you have for therapy. During our time together, I will regularly ask you to feedback to me how you are experiencing counselling, so that I can adjust and tailor the work to ensure I am meeting your expectations and goals.
01473 943336 View 01473 943336
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PH Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Colchester CO3
It is the case with all clients that we work through what they have come to therapy for.
It is the case with all clients that we work through what they have come to therapy for.
01277 674329 View 01277 674329
Photo of Angela Carter, Psychotherapist in Colchester, England
Angela Carter
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
Colchester CO5
I offer one to one counselling sessions in Coggeshall to individuals over the age of 17 years. In a confidential space, where I will encourage you to talk about whatever is troubling you, together we will work through it, whatever it is. We can work on bringing about lasting change, so you can get on with your life. I have been in private practice since 2008, worked for 6 years within an NHS contract offering NICE approved Counselling for Depression, and 4 years as a counselling service manager. I have extensive knowledge and understanding of the complex nature of mental health.
I offer one to one counselling sessions in Coggeshall to individuals over the age of 17 years. In a confidential space, where I will encourage you to talk about whatever is troubling you, together we will work through it, whatever it is. We can work on bringing about lasting change, so you can get on with your life. I have been in private practice since 2008, worked for 6 years within an NHS contract offering NICE approved Counselling for Depression, and 4 years as a counselling service manager. I have extensive knowledge and understanding of the complex nature of mental health.
07723 468604 View 07723 468604
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Sandra Mellor
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Colchester CO7
I work with individual adults and couples who are experiencing a variety of issues, such as - divorce and relationship breakdown; bereavement and loss; anxiety; depression; anger; trauma; childhood abuse; addiction; eating disorders; self harm; low self-esteem. I practise an integrative, person-centred approach which focuses on the relationship between counsellor and client. It is the development of trust and understanding within this relationship which enables the client to acknowledge their problems and issues at their own pace and to realise solutions, with gentle encouragement and support.
I work with individual adults and couples who are experiencing a variety of issues, such as - divorce and relationship breakdown; bereavement and loss; anxiety; depression; anger; trauma; childhood abuse; addiction; eating disorders; self harm; low self-esteem. I practise an integrative, person-centred approach which focuses on the relationship between counsellor and client. It is the development of trust and understanding within this relationship which enables the client to acknowledge their problems and issues at their own pace and to realise solutions, with gentle encouragement and support.
01255 448792 View 01255 448792
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Teenage Mental Health ltd
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Colchester CO4
We help children, adolescents and adults with a range of mental health struggles. Our practice is patient focused so at all times their needs and recovery is at the centre of our work, ensuring positive outcomes for them.
We help children, adolescents and adults with a range of mental health struggles. Our practice is patient focused so at all times their needs and recovery is at the centre of our work, ensuring positive outcomes for them.
01473 939871 View 01473 939871

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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.