Alcohol Use Counselling in Hove

Photo of Ian Caley Therapy, Counsellor in Hove, England
Ian Caley Therapy
Counsellor, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hove BN3
I'm a therapist with a specialism in drink and drug use. I've a Masters in Addiction Psychology & Counselling and have personal experience- I get it. I help people explore their drug and alcohol use & design a new life in a safe, confidential, collaborative way. No judgements, just understanding. Maybe you just want to cut down, gain control. Maybe things are getting a little more drastic. I've years of experience, personally and therapeutically, and I know it's not as simple as just putting down the substance- There's the past, misplaced coping mechanisms but now solutions. Get in touch to see if I'm the right therapist for you.
I'm a therapist with a specialism in drink and drug use. I've a Masters in Addiction Psychology & Counselling and have personal experience- I get it. I help people explore their drug and alcohol use & design a new life in a safe, confidential, collaborative way. No judgements, just understanding. Maybe you just want to cut down, gain control. Maybe things are getting a little more drastic. I've years of experience, personally and therapeutically, and I know it's not as simple as just putting down the substance- There's the past, misplaced coping mechanisms but now solutions. Get in touch to see if I'm the right therapist for you.
01273 092734 View 01273 092734
Photo of Paul Goodall, Counsellor in Hove, England
Paul Goodall
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hove BN3
I have experience of working with neurodiversity and people with ADHD and autism, depression, anxiety, childhood abuse, trauma, anger, drug and alcohol use and other addictions.
Every person has their own unique story. What happens in our lives as our story unfolds shapes who we are, how we see and experience the world, how we feel about it and where we fit within it. Counselling can help you discover more about who you are, learn about your relationships, understand past events and how you developed, help you have deeper understanding of yourself and learn new ways to live your life. Counselling can help you change from feeling that your story is being written for you and learn how to start writing it for yourself. I currently have availability to take new clients.
I have experience of working with neurodiversity and people with ADHD and autism, depression, anxiety, childhood abuse, trauma, anger, drug and alcohol use and other addictions.
Every person has their own unique story. What happens in our lives as our story unfolds shapes who we are, how we see and experience the world, how we feel about it and where we fit within it. Counselling can help you discover more about who you are, learn about your relationships, understand past events and how you developed, help you have deeper understanding of yourself and learn new ways to live your life. Counselling can help you change from feeling that your story is being written for you and learn how to start writing it for yourself. I currently have availability to take new clients.
01273 037835 View 01273 037835
Photo of Bradley John Riddell, Counsellor in Hove, England
Bradley John Riddell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hove BN3
I’m a counselling therapist based in Hove, Brighton. I specialise in addiction but work with many other issues too including couples. We will explore & endeavour to shed new light on your way of being in the world, thus far, & how your past has informed your sense of self in the present & how you might want to enhance your life still further by bringing yourself out of the shadows & into the light? We don’t see the world as it is but as we; so who are we, really? I use “parts” work to free us to “Self-lead” to restore calmness; clarity; confidence; connectedness; compassion; courage; creativity; curiosity in & around us………………………
I’m a counselling therapist based in Hove, Brighton. I specialise in addiction but work with many other issues too including couples. We will explore & endeavour to shed new light on your way of being in the world, thus far, & how your past has informed your sense of self in the present & how you might want to enhance your life still further by bringing yourself out of the shadows & into the light? We don’t see the world as it is but as we; so who are we, really? I use “parts” work to free us to “Self-lead” to restore calmness; clarity; confidence; connectedness; compassion; courage; creativity; curiosity in & around us………………………
01273 036063 View 01273 036063
Photo of Janet Bell, Counsellor in Hove, England
Janet Bell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hove BN3
Whether you are experiencing a sense of crisis, have a specific issue to work through, or a more general feeling of needing someone to talk to, taking some time for yourself to engage with an empathic, qualified counsellor in a safe, confidential, non-judgmental space can really help make sense of your issues. I have a range of experience working with adults and young people as well as more specialised experience with the music industry, performing arts, addiction and boarding school related issues.
Whether you are experiencing a sense of crisis, have a specific issue to work through, or a more general feeling of needing someone to talk to, taking some time for yourself to engage with an empathic, qualified counsellor in a safe, confidential, non-judgmental space can really help make sense of your issues. I have a range of experience working with adults and young people as well as more specialised experience with the music industry, performing arts, addiction and boarding school related issues.
01273 934582 View 01273 934582
Photo of The CBT Practice Ltd, Counsellor in Hove, England
The CBT Practice Ltd
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hove BN3
Please see my website www.thecbtpractice.com or contact me directly for more information
Please see my website www.thecbtpractice.com or contact me directly for more information
01273 092856 View 01273 092856
Photo of Sarah Noble-Jones, Counsellor in Hove, England
Sarah Noble-Jones
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Hove BN3
Life can sometimes feel overwhelming: anxiety, lack of self-esteem, self-criticism, grief, life changes – are you struggling with issues and difficult feelings that are hard to manage alone, perhaps even more in this current climate? Attentive, respectful and caring therapy can be a powerfully supportive and healing choice towards regaining a sense of hope and purpose. Together we work to gently uncover what you need to be able to live in a more fulfilled, meaningful and satisfying way.
Life can sometimes feel overwhelming: anxiety, lack of self-esteem, self-criticism, grief, life changes – are you struggling with issues and difficult feelings that are hard to manage alone, perhaps even more in this current climate? Attentive, respectful and caring therapy can be a powerfully supportive and healing choice towards regaining a sense of hope and purpose. Together we work to gently uncover what you need to be able to live in a more fulfilled, meaningful and satisfying way.
01273 036139 View 01273 036139
Photo of Clare Box Counselling, Counsellor in Hove, England
Clare Box Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Hove BN3
I believe the first steps towards counselling can be a very daunting prospect. If you are feeling anxious and reluctant about taking that step. I am here to help make the process an easy one. I have worked with many issues such as anxiety, depression, panic attacks, suicidal thoughts, stress, anger, bullying, to name a few. Together we can help to break negative cycles of behaviour or thought patterns. Helping to regain control of your life. Whilst creating a greater understanding as to why this might be occurring. If you find it difficult to talk, then together, we can help to find the words that may be unspeakable.
I believe the first steps towards counselling can be a very daunting prospect. If you are feeling anxious and reluctant about taking that step. I am here to help make the process an easy one. I have worked with many issues such as anxiety, depression, panic attacks, suicidal thoughts, stress, anger, bullying, to name a few. Together we can help to break negative cycles of behaviour or thought patterns. Helping to regain control of your life. Whilst creating a greater understanding as to why this might be occurring. If you find it difficult to talk, then together, we can help to find the words that may be unspeakable.
01273 109748 View 01273 109748
Photo of Helen Lee, Counsellor in Hove, England
Helen Lee
Counsellor, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
Hove BN3
Life can feel overwhelming and you may be struggling with destructive patterns or relationships. If you are looking for support to make sense of and possibly change difficult feelings, thoughts or behaviours, I am open minded and non-judgemental. I will seek to help you develop a better understanding of yourself and others so that you feel more connected, to live life with greater choice, awareness, vitality and joy. My passion is working with people so they feel supported to find their own unique way through difficult experiences and feelings.
Life can feel overwhelming and you may be struggling with destructive patterns or relationships. If you are looking for support to make sense of and possibly change difficult feelings, thoughts or behaviours, I am open minded and non-judgemental. I will seek to help you develop a better understanding of yourself and others so that you feel more connected, to live life with greater choice, awareness, vitality and joy. My passion is working with people so they feel supported to find their own unique way through difficult experiences and feelings.
01273 092385 View 01273 092385
Photo of Siobhan Lawson, Psychotherapist in Hove, England
Siobhan Lawson
Psychotherapist, COSRT General
Verified Verified
Hove BN3
Are you struggling with a sexual or relationship problem, or find yourself feeling anxious or unhappy with how your life is at the moment? If so, I have space to see you either alone, or if required as a couple.
Are you struggling with a sexual or relationship problem, or find yourself feeling anxious or unhappy with how your life is at the moment? If so, I have space to see you either alone, or if required as a couple.
01273 092767 View 01273 092767
Photo of Jess Humphries, Counsellor in Hove, England
Jess Humphries
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Hove BN3
At times, we may all feel confused and overwhelmed with emotional difficulties, as I have also experienced. As a counsellor I will offer you an opportunity for you to talk and be heard, in a safe, compassionate and supportive way.​ I will work with you, at your pace, in a confidential space where you can explore what's going on in your life, increasing your self awareness, enabling you to connect to your thoughts and feelings. I offer flexible appointment times and have experience of working with a wide range of people. Some of the issues people have brought have included: depression, stress, relationships, trauma and bereavement
At times, we may all feel confused and overwhelmed with emotional difficulties, as I have also experienced. As a counsellor I will offer you an opportunity for you to talk and be heard, in a safe, compassionate and supportive way.​ I will work with you, at your pace, in a confidential space where you can explore what's going on in your life, increasing your self awareness, enabling you to connect to your thoughts and feelings. I offer flexible appointment times and have experience of working with a wide range of people. Some of the issues people have brought have included: depression, stress, relationships, trauma and bereavement
01273 037909 View 01273 037909
Photo of Carol Mohamed, Psychotherapist in Hove, England
Carol Mohamed
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Hove BN3
I have been a Therapist for over 25 years in the NHS, voluntary sector and in private practice. I am passionate about providing therapy in a way that will fit your needs and is focused on what you want to achieve.
I have been a Therapist for over 25 years in the NHS, voluntary sector and in private practice. I am passionate about providing therapy in a way that will fit your needs and is focused on what you want to achieve.
01273 121237 View 01273 121237
Photo of Alex Munn, Counsellor in Hove, England
Alex Munn
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hove BN3
Hello, I’m Alex. I’m an experienced counsellor offering online and in-person sessions. I believe that talking about personal experiences in a supportive environment can lead to positive, long lasting change. There are many reasons why you might be seeking therapy, perhaps there are specific challenges you’d like to work through, aspects of yourself you’d like to understand better, goals you’d like to work towards or find a greater sense of meaning and purpose in your life. Whatever your reasons may be, my role is to support you through that process.
Hello, I’m Alex. I’m an experienced counsellor offering online and in-person sessions. I believe that talking about personal experiences in a supportive environment can lead to positive, long lasting change. There are many reasons why you might be seeking therapy, perhaps there are specific challenges you’d like to work through, aspects of yourself you’d like to understand better, goals you’d like to work towards or find a greater sense of meaning and purpose in your life. Whatever your reasons may be, my role is to support you through that process.
01903 948382 View 01903 948382
Photo of Aurelia De Rocha, Counsellor in Hove, England
Aurelia De Rocha
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hove BN3
If you've got problems, I can help.. As a therapist I am happiest when I am genuinely able to make a difference to someone and help them feel better. I have had a great deal of experience of working with many different people, each one of them with their own unique story, and their own way of seeing the world, each one of them also with the problems that sometimes arise for all of us as human beings trying to live the best we can. Maybe you feel anxious and don't know why? Perhaps you've had things happen that are still affecting you?
If you've got problems, I can help.. As a therapist I am happiest when I am genuinely able to make a difference to someone and help them feel better. I have had a great deal of experience of working with many different people, each one of them with their own unique story, and their own way of seeing the world, each one of them also with the problems that sometimes arise for all of us as human beings trying to live the best we can. Maybe you feel anxious and don't know why? Perhaps you've had things happen that are still affecting you?
07723 486520 View 07723 486520
Photo of Debra Gilbert, Counsellor in Hove, England
Debra Gilbert
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hove BN3
I am an experienced Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counsellor offering a safe, supportive, non-judgemental space to help you explore your anxieties, difficulties, feelings and behaviours. I am fully qualified and hold a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. I have specific training in bereavement and loss, expressive arts, existential counselling, working with men, menopause and counselling in a diverse society. I practice within the BACP ethical framework and hold an Enhanced DBS certificate. I value diversity and individuality and my practice is non-discriminatory.
I am an experienced Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counsellor offering a safe, supportive, non-judgemental space to help you explore your anxieties, difficulties, feelings and behaviours. I am fully qualified and hold a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. I have specific training in bereavement and loss, expressive arts, existential counselling, working with men, menopause and counselling in a diverse society. I practice within the BACP ethical framework and hold an Enhanced DBS certificate. I value diversity and individuality and my practice is non-discriminatory.
01273 121288 View 01273 121288
Photo of Sophie Sorensen, Psychotherapist in Hove, England
Sophie Sorensen
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hove BN3
Sometimes it's hard to keep up with the challenges we face. I offer an easy-going and confidential​ digital space to unpack what is troubling you. I have experience working with a variety of issues, such as anxiety and depression, trauma, bereavement, personality disorders, life transitions, relationship issues, questions around identity, sexuality, addiction & recovery processes. It's easy to say, "I'm fine" when often, quite the opposite is true. My work as a Psychotherapist is informed by an Integrative/Pluralistic approach. I work at your pace to meet your needs. www.sorensentherapy.space
Sometimes it's hard to keep up with the challenges we face. I offer an easy-going and confidential​ digital space to unpack what is troubling you. I have experience working with a variety of issues, such as anxiety and depression, trauma, bereavement, personality disorders, life transitions, relationship issues, questions around identity, sexuality, addiction & recovery processes. It's easy to say, "I'm fine" when often, quite the opposite is true. My work as a Psychotherapist is informed by an Integrative/Pluralistic approach. I work at your pace to meet your needs. www.sorensentherapy.space
07480 781410 View 07480 781410
Photo of Paul Vigg, Counsellor in Hove, England
Paul Vigg
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hove BN3
We're living through a strange and uncertain time. Whether this is your first time in therapy or you're continuing on your journey with self-exploration, know that I am available to support you and that change is possible. In my counselling practice, I believe in the transformative potential within each individual. I offer a safe haven for exploration and creative self-discovery. Whether you're navigating through challenges or seeking personal growth, I will accompany you on your journey. I embrace all aspects of your experience – whether it's distress, confusion, or pain, as well as joy, love, and self-acceptance.
We're living through a strange and uncertain time. Whether this is your first time in therapy or you're continuing on your journey with self-exploration, know that I am available to support you and that change is possible. In my counselling practice, I believe in the transformative potential within each individual. I offer a safe haven for exploration and creative self-discovery. Whether you're navigating through challenges or seeking personal growth, I will accompany you on your journey. I embrace all aspects of your experience – whether it's distress, confusion, or pain, as well as joy, love, and self-acceptance.
01273 121192 View 01273 121192
Photo of Larry Barnett, Counsellor in Hove, England
Larry Barnett
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hove BN3
BSc (Hons), MBACP, fully insured therapist with over 15 years experience. I am open to working with all clients (16+) and issues. If you're experiencing problems with anxious and depressive states, changes in daily life, relationships, addictions/dependencies, loss and grief, or any other issues. Working from a humanistic base, I strive to work collaboratively, as a witness and exploratory therapy partner, offering a very practical, non-judgemental, down-to-earth, affirmative, and caring approach within a confidential and safe therapeutic relationship with gentle challenge, realistic considerations, and practical encouragement.
BSc (Hons), MBACP, fully insured therapist with over 15 years experience. I am open to working with all clients (16+) and issues. If you're experiencing problems with anxious and depressive states, changes in daily life, relationships, addictions/dependencies, loss and grief, or any other issues. Working from a humanistic base, I strive to work collaboratively, as a witness and exploratory therapy partner, offering a very practical, non-judgemental, down-to-earth, affirmative, and caring approach within a confidential and safe therapeutic relationship with gentle challenge, realistic considerations, and practical encouragement.
01273 121253 View 01273 121253
Photo of Lucy Anne Dolan, Counsellor in Hove, England
Lucy Anne Dolan
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Hove BN3
I offer an attachment-informed, relational humanistic counselling which emphasises the importance of the therapeutic relationship within which I attempt to offer acceptance and understanding for whatever you wish to bring. I look to create a safe space where you can bring your whole self and explore anything you wish in your own time. I've worked with people experiencing a wide range of psychological, emotional, sexual and relational issues. I also work with couples in a collaborative and compassionate way looking to foster good communication.
I offer an attachment-informed, relational humanistic counselling which emphasises the importance of the therapeutic relationship within which I attempt to offer acceptance and understanding for whatever you wish to bring. I look to create a safe space where you can bring your whole self and explore anything you wish in your own time. I've worked with people experiencing a wide range of psychological, emotional, sexual and relational issues. I also work with couples in a collaborative and compassionate way looking to foster good communication.
01273 092143 View 01273 092143
Photo of John Wenger, Psychotherapist in Hove, England
John Wenger
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hove BN3
I am a fully trained psychotherapist (MBACP Reg. & MNCPS Acc.) and supervisor with 20+ years experience. When life feels a little out of balance, it's important that we find our own answers to the things that concern us about our lives. It's also important that we find a way to do this that suits our preferences, our needs and our styles. It's vital that we find a place where we can consider those questions about our lives and the situations we find ourselves in with patience, compassion and care. Finding a counsellor or psychotherapist to be with us can bring enormous benefit during difficult times.
I am a fully trained psychotherapist (MBACP Reg. & MNCPS Acc.) and supervisor with 20+ years experience. When life feels a little out of balance, it's important that we find our own answers to the things that concern us about our lives. It's also important that we find a way to do this that suits our preferences, our needs and our styles. It's vital that we find a place where we can consider those questions about our lives and the situations we find ourselves in with patience, compassion and care. Finding a counsellor or psychotherapist to be with us can bring enormous benefit during difficult times.
023 8214 9355 View 023 8214 9355
Photo of Brian Farrell, Counsellor in Hove, England
Brian Farrell
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hove BN3
My person-centred modality carries the core belief that we are all born innately good. Things happen to us along our journey in life. Learnt behaviour and experiences shape our thoughts and feelings in our development. We can repeat our reactions to circumstances when they occur in adulthood. We can become unconscious of our behaviours because of the busy lives we lead. It's as if our experiences stick to us like "papier mache' " in the developmental years, forming a different self. This can be an uncomfortable and unwelcome reality that we want to change in adulthood or when it becomes painful, but we often do not know how to.
My person-centred modality carries the core belief that we are all born innately good. Things happen to us along our journey in life. Learnt behaviour and experiences shape our thoughts and feelings in our development. We can repeat our reactions to circumstances when they occur in adulthood. We can become unconscious of our behaviours because of the busy lives we lead. It's as if our experiences stick to us like "papier mache' " in the developmental years, forming a different self. This can be an uncomfortable and unwelcome reality that we want to change in adulthood or when it becomes painful, but we often do not know how to.
01273 092561 View 01273 092561

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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.