Addiction Counselling in Haverhill

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Gill Wilson
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Haverhill CB9
Couples and individuals are welcome. Perhaps you lack self-esteem, self-worth or have never felt good enough. Does life have little meaning and you don’t understand why? Maybe you’re feeling overwhelmed, not knowing who you really are. We will work together, in a safe and confidential space to explore what has made you, you, and how things might have to change to get you to where you want to be. This can be on a practical, emotional or spiritual level - or any combination. Together, let’s remove the fear and help you move forward to reach your potential and a sense of finally being ‘good enough'. The ‘true you’. Are you ready?
Couples and individuals are welcome. Perhaps you lack self-esteem, self-worth or have never felt good enough. Does life have little meaning and you don’t understand why? Maybe you’re feeling overwhelmed, not knowing who you really are. We will work together, in a safe and confidential space to explore what has made you, you, and how things might have to change to get you to where you want to be. This can be on a practical, emotional or spiritual level - or any combination. Together, let’s remove the fear and help you move forward to reach your potential and a sense of finally being ‘good enough'. The ‘true you’. Are you ready?
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Louise Barr
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Haverhill CB9
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.
01440 840627 View 01440 840627
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New waves CBT
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Haverhill CB9
I have 25 years working in mental health. I use predominately CBT but also use elements of third wave therapies, which are therapies that have evolved from CBT. These include: Dialectical Behavioural Therapy; Acceptance and commitment therapy; Meta cognitive therapy; Compassionate based therapy; Mindfulness; General Meta Formulation. I am the creator and founder of the CBT approach called the General Meta Formulation. This is an approach that stems from a range of cognitive and Behavioural Approaches. It focuses on the beliefs that people have about their and others thoughts, emotions, behaviours and physiology.
I have 25 years working in mental health. I use predominately CBT but also use elements of third wave therapies, which are therapies that have evolved from CBT. These include: Dialectical Behavioural Therapy; Acceptance and commitment therapy; Meta cognitive therapy; Compassionate based therapy; Mindfulness; General Meta Formulation. I am the creator and founder of the CBT approach called the General Meta Formulation. This is an approach that stems from a range of cognitive and Behavioural Approaches. It focuses on the beliefs that people have about their and others thoughts, emotions, behaviours and physiology.
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Glenda Wood
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Haverhill CB9
I offer a safe and confidential environment in which you can explore, understand and work through your problems. I am able to assist you with a wide range of issues such as: stress, anxiety, bereavement, trauma, abuse, self defeating behaviours and addictions, anger, relationship issues, and much more. I work with adolescents and adults of any age and support you without judgement on your counselling journey.
I offer a safe and confidential environment in which you can explore, understand and work through your problems. I am able to assist you with a wide range of issues such as: stress, anxiety, bereavement, trauma, abuse, self defeating behaviours and addictions, anger, relationship issues, and much more. I work with adolescents and adults of any age and support you without judgement on your counselling journey.
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Lee Bernard
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Haverhill CB9
My specialism is the area of unconscious impulses, drives and processes; the part of the mind that leads to repeatedly doing the things that one does not want to do, and the disruption to positive progression in the things that one does want to do. Often, thinking, actions and behaviour can leave someone feeling confused, even bewildered which over time gives rise to extraordinary worries, compulsions obsessions, panic, anxiety, depression and can even manifest in the form of physical illness. Resolution brings about inner peace, contentment, clarity of thought, improved decision making, self esteem and confidence.
My specialism is the area of unconscious impulses, drives and processes; the part of the mind that leads to repeatedly doing the things that one does not want to do, and the disruption to positive progression in the things that one does want to do. Often, thinking, actions and behaviour can leave someone feeling confused, even bewildered which over time gives rise to extraordinary worries, compulsions obsessions, panic, anxiety, depression and can even manifest in the form of physical illness. Resolution brings about inner peace, contentment, clarity of thought, improved decision making, self esteem and confidence.
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Shelley Thurgood
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Haverhill CB9
Hello, my name is Shelley, and I am an Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor. There are times in life when you may experience feeling overwhelmed, lost and alone due to life difficulties and personal life events. I understand it can often feel daunting to face this journey alone. Therefore, during these times, I offer a safe, empathic and non-judgemental space where you can explore any life challenges you may be experiencing.
Hello, my name is Shelley, and I am an Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor. There are times in life when you may experience feeling overwhelmed, lost and alone due to life difficulties and personal life events. I understand it can often feel daunting to face this journey alone. Therefore, during these times, I offer a safe, empathic and non-judgemental space where you can explore any life challenges you may be experiencing.
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More Therapists Nearby

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Ken Day
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Saffron Walden CB10
I have both experience and training in Grief and Bereavement (esp. loss of a child), PTSD, Anger Management, Relationships, Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Addiction, Coping With Change and Personal Development. In addition I work for the NHS Acute Psychiatric Team in adult and CAMHS, nursing inpatients with a wide variety of mental health challenges
I have both experience and training in Grief and Bereavement (esp. loss of a child), PTSD, Anger Management, Relationships, Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Addiction, Coping With Change and Personal Development. In addition I work for the NHS Acute Psychiatric Team in adult and CAMHS, nursing inpatients with a wide variety of mental health challenges
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Helen Joy Neale
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Linton CB21
I work with children, and adults covering various issues including anxiety, addiction, depression, bereavement, relationship difficulties, ADHD, autism and other neurodivergent conditions.
It might feel like it is hard to talk to someone you have never met about your feelings, and life's difficulties. Perhaps you are feeling lost, and unable to move on? Or you are anxious, hurt, angry or depressed? It can bring both relief and acceptance to talk about past experiences, or future worries; to help make sense of them and to accept and grow. Therapy can help you find a way forward, at a time when you cannot see how to break through and feel more control of your emotions and experiences.
I work with children, and adults covering various issues including anxiety, addiction, depression, bereavement, relationship difficulties, ADHD, autism and other neurodivergent conditions.
It might feel like it is hard to talk to someone you have never met about your feelings, and life's difficulties. Perhaps you are feeling lost, and unable to move on? Or you are anxious, hurt, angry or depressed? It can bring both relief and acceptance to talk about past experiences, or future worries; to help make sense of them and to accept and grow. Therapy can help you find a way forward, at a time when you cannot see how to break through and feel more control of your emotions and experiences.
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Dr Sandra Darmanin
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB10  (Online Only)
I am a licenced clinical psychologist and member of the HCPC in the UK and the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA) and having trained as a clinical psychologist at the Wright Institute in Berkeley and Yale University. I have been providing therapy to male and female clients for over 20 years and have accumulated a wealth of experience in working with adults with complex presentations. I have an expertise in working with depression, anxiety, trauma, stress, relationships, workplace issues and substance use.
I am a licenced clinical psychologist and member of the HCPC in the UK and the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA) and having trained as a clinical psychologist at the Wright Institute in Berkeley and Yale University. I have been providing therapy to male and female clients for over 20 years and have accumulated a wealth of experience in working with adults with complex presentations. I have an expertise in working with depression, anxiety, trauma, stress, relationships, workplace issues and substance use.
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Michael Garnham
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB10
I’m Michael, a professionally trained and qualified BACP accredited therapist offering therap services covering a range of issues to both adults and young people.I have a unique perspective as to the importance of individualised treatment programmes du to my own past mental health struggles.I am an integrative psychotherapist who focuses on establishing treatment modalities to suit the individual and their needs.
I’m Michael, a professionally trained and qualified BACP accredited therapist offering therap services covering a range of issues to both adults and young people.I have a unique perspective as to the importance of individualised treatment programmes du to my own past mental health struggles.I am an integrative psychotherapist who focuses on establishing treatment modalities to suit the individual and their needs.
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Stables Retreat Clinic
Counsellor, PsychD, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Braintree CM7
A life searching for peace and happiness !.... often this is hampered by what we have experienced and our ability to cope. Due to time spent working with Relate I offer a safe space to explore your relationship with yourself and with others. Partners of people struggling with problems, addictions and hang ups are often overlooked and can find here recognition and understanding of that struggle. I can offer face to face if you prefer this way of working as well as online. The practice also offers a peaceful place to touch/see horses and walking as a trust building option.
A life searching for peace and happiness !.... often this is hampered by what we have experienced and our ability to cope. Due to time spent working with Relate I offer a safe space to explore your relationship with yourself and with others. Partners of people struggling with problems, addictions and hang ups are often overlooked and can find here recognition and understanding of that struggle. I can offer face to face if you prefer this way of working as well as online. The practice also offers a peaceful place to touch/see horses and walking as a trust building option.
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Adrian Wilson-Smith
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Saffron Walden CB10
Is your relationship or marriage in the middle of a crisis or heading that way? Most of my work is in helping to save relationships ravaged by a variety of issues. My greatest skill is in listening to you, and helping you to understand yourself and your relationships in a way that suits you and the context. To do this, I work in a relational way with you, establishing a sense of trust in a safe therapeutic environment, that in turn will enable you to clarify just what it is that is happening with your troubled relationship. My own life experience, as well as my training provides me with the tools to walk with you at times of crisis.
Is your relationship or marriage in the middle of a crisis or heading that way? Most of my work is in helping to save relationships ravaged by a variety of issues. My greatest skill is in listening to you, and helping you to understand yourself and your relationships in a way that suits you and the context. To do this, I work in a relational way with you, establishing a sense of trust in a safe therapeutic environment, that in turn will enable you to clarify just what it is that is happening with your troubled relationship. My own life experience, as well as my training provides me with the tools to walk with you at times of crisis.
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Nichola Bradley
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Saffron Walden CB10
My Name is Nikki, I’m an Accredited Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor, Certified Teacher and EMDR Practitioner. I began my career back in 2004 where I trained as an integrative therapist with an instant liking to Transactional Analysis. Over the years I have trained and learnt many techniques and strategies whilst also researching theories and methods to enhance my work. Over the years I have adapted these methods to provide a very powerful and holistic approach that drives change and empowerment with a variety of issues and concerns with people of all ages.
My Name is Nikki, I’m an Accredited Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor, Certified Teacher and EMDR Practitioner. I began my career back in 2004 where I trained as an integrative therapist with an instant liking to Transactional Analysis. Over the years I have trained and learnt many techniques and strategies whilst also researching theories and methods to enhance my work. Over the years I have adapted these methods to provide a very powerful and holistic approach that drives change and empowerment with a variety of issues and concerns with people of all ages.
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Christine Barton
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Saffron Walden CB11
I understand that to make that first call or email for counselling can be extremely difficult, the fact you’re here means you’ve taken the first step towards making positive changes in your life. Are you stuck, feeling lost or alone, afraid or upset? I aim to help you to make sense of your fears, worries and anxieties. Many people find it easier to talk to someone who they see as being separate to their life rather than friends or family. I can help you make sense of experiences of the past and resolve complicated feelings linked to these. Therapy can be used to better yourself, allowing you to take complete control of your life.
I understand that to make that first call or email for counselling can be extremely difficult, the fact you’re here means you’ve taken the first step towards making positive changes in your life. Are you stuck, feeling lost or alone, afraid or upset? I aim to help you to make sense of your fears, worries and anxieties. Many people find it easier to talk to someone who they see as being separate to their life rather than friends or family. I can help you make sense of experiences of the past and resolve complicated feelings linked to these. Therapy can be used to better yourself, allowing you to take complete control of your life.
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Photo of Gill Ryan, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Gill Ryan
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Saffron Walden CB11
I understand that undertaking Counselling can be daunting - uncovering difficult feelings can be overwhelming and painful. I strongly believe that every person should have the opportunity to live their best possible life and realise their true potential. This leads to improved relationships and a happier, more fulfilled life.
I understand that undertaking Counselling can be daunting - uncovering difficult feelings can be overwhelming and painful. I strongly believe that every person should have the opportunity to live their best possible life and realise their true potential. This leads to improved relationships and a happier, more fulfilled life.
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Dr Rebecca Moran
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Saffron Walden CB10
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Clinical Psychologist and EMDR therapist, registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC, Reg: PYL041023). For over a decade, I have worked in public healthcare settings in the UK and Ireland; helping people, of all ages, to cope with and recover from emotional and behavioural difficulties such as Attachment issues, Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, phobias and the impact of Trauma/Developmental Trauma. My approach is warm, compassionate, and empathetic. I provide a supportive and confidential space for you to safely explore your difficulties and current needs.
I am a Clinical Psychologist and EMDR therapist, registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC, Reg: PYL041023). For over a decade, I have worked in public healthcare settings in the UK and Ireland; helping people, of all ages, to cope with and recover from emotional and behavioural difficulties such as Attachment issues, Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, phobias and the impact of Trauma/Developmental Trauma. My approach is warm, compassionate, and empathetic. I provide a supportive and confidential space for you to safely explore your difficulties and current needs.
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Claire Wallace Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Saffron Walden CB10
Hi, I'm an integrative counsellor/therapist, I'm an accredited MBACP Reg. and MNCS Reg. therapist. I offer 1:1 therapy, couples therapy and family therapy via zoom or face to face appointments in my private practice. It can feel quite daunting to see a counsellor, so I provide an initial free 50 minute in-take session for you to discuss your issues and any concerns you may have about your counselling journey. The in-take session will give the opportunity for me the counsellor and you the client, time to explore what you want from this process. Then together we can decide if you want to continue the proccess as me as your therapist.
Hi, I'm an integrative counsellor/therapist, I'm an accredited MBACP Reg. and MNCS Reg. therapist. I offer 1:1 therapy, couples therapy and family therapy via zoom or face to face appointments in my private practice. It can feel quite daunting to see a counsellor, so I provide an initial free 50 minute in-take session for you to discuss your issues and any concerns you may have about your counselling journey. The in-take session will give the opportunity for me the counsellor and you the client, time to explore what you want from this process. Then together we can decide if you want to continue the proccess as me as your therapist.
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Maria Carmela Russo
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB21
If you feel stressed, anxious, have relationship issues at times, have been feeling worse recently or are subject to bullying, domestic violence, or any kind of abuse and would you like to share your worries and concerns, you can talk to me in confidence and without judgment. My approach is Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis (TA), combining characteristics typical of Person Centred therapies (e.g. empathy, unconditional positive regard, and congruence) with techniques used to examine human behaviour through the analysis of social transactions. It is a versatile therapy that can help on a vast range of issues
If you feel stressed, anxious, have relationship issues at times, have been feeling worse recently or are subject to bullying, domestic violence, or any kind of abuse and would you like to share your worries and concerns, you can talk to me in confidence and without judgment. My approach is Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis (TA), combining characteristics typical of Person Centred therapies (e.g. empathy, unconditional positive regard, and congruence) with techniques used to examine human behaviour through the analysis of social transactions. It is a versatile therapy that can help on a vast range of issues
01223 658645 View 01223 658645
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Amanda Morgan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Fulbourn CB21  (Online Only)
I specialise in supporting adults (18+) to recover from anxiety disorders predominantly using CBT with ERP for OCD (e.g. panic disorder/panic attacks, agoraphobia, emetophobia and other phobias, social anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, health anxiety, OCD, etc.), and low self-esteem and low mood/depression using recovery focused psychotherapy.
I specialise in supporting adults (18+) to recover from anxiety disorders predominantly using CBT with ERP for OCD (e.g. panic disorder/panic attacks, agoraphobia, emetophobia and other phobias, social anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, health anxiety, OCD, etc.), and low self-esteem and low mood/depression using recovery focused psychotherapy.
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Online Therapists

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Dr Hjördis Lorenz (Abode Therapy)
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London W1U  (Online Only)
I am a Clinical Psychologist who works with a range of mental health difficulties including anxiety, phobias, grief and loss, and relationship difficulties. I am particularly experienced in working with people struggling with the effects of trauma from childhood or adulthood, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Complex PTSD, substance use, and social anxiety. In all my work, I adapt therapy to your needs, including neurodiversity (e.g. ADHD), health issues, and cultural contexts. Alongside my work at ABODE, I work in a specialist trauma service in the NHS, and research social anxiety treatments at University of Oxford.
I am a Clinical Psychologist who works with a range of mental health difficulties including anxiety, phobias, grief and loss, and relationship difficulties. I am particularly experienced in working with people struggling with the effects of trauma from childhood or adulthood, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Complex PTSD, substance use, and social anxiety. In all my work, I adapt therapy to your needs, including neurodiversity (e.g. ADHD), health issues, and cultural contexts. Alongside my work at ABODE, I work in a specialist trauma service in the NHS, and research social anxiety treatments at University of Oxford.
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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.