Alcohol Use Counselling in Hove

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Ian Caley
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
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Hello. My name is Ian and I am an addiction therapist. I've a Post Grad Diploma in Addiction Psychology & Counselling and I specialise in helping people to explore their drug and alcohol use in a safe and confidential, collaborative way. No judgements, just understanding. I'm in established recovery myself and I get it. It may be that you just want to cut down, get it under control, we can look at that, or things are getting a little more drastic- we can work with this too. I've years of experience, personally and therapeutically, and I know it's not as simple as just putting down the substance, there's a background we'll explore.
01273 092734
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Hove BN3
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Paul Goodall
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I have experience of working with people with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, ADHD, childhood abuse, loss, trauma, anger, drug and alcohol use and other addictions.
I believe that 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 and how we feel about it and fit within it. Counselling can help people discover who they are, learn about their relationships, understand past events, help them get a deeper understanding of themselves, who they are and learn new ways to live their lives. Counselling can help people change from feeling that their story is being written for them and learn how to start writing it for themselves. I currently have availability to take new clients.
01273 037835
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Bradley John Riddell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
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I’m a counselling therapist based in Hove, Brighton & Maidstone, Kent. I specialise in addiction but work with many other issues too including couples counselling. I firmly believe clients should be encouraged to shop around which is why I offer a 50% discount on the first session. 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?
01273 036063
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Hove BN3
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Zsuzsanna Purnell
Counsellor, MSc, MNCS Accred
Verified
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You can live an addiction-free life. You can live without having to hide a part of you from people all the time. You can have meaningful friendships. You can make the change that you need in order to be more confident and happy. You can learn to love yourself instead of living in shame all the time. You are not your childhood, nor your actions. You are worthy of love! I feel passionate about facilitating people to reach their potential and find their inner truth.
01273 092904 x078928
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Hove BN3
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Sarah Noble-Jones
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
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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
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Lucy Anne Dolan
Counsellor
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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 and relational issues.
01273 092143
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Hove BN3
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Paul Vigg
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Current availability - Thurs/Fri from AM to PM. We're living through a strange and uncertain time. Know that I am available to support you and that help is available. I am a Humanistic counsellor and work with Gestalt methods - please do ask if this is unfamiliar language to you. I identify as a gay man and part of the queer, LGBTQ+ and GSRD communities. I have experience working with people of a range of gender identities and sexualities (in my private work and in the past with the LGBTQ+ mental health charity MindOut) and work towards an inclusive and anti-racist practice. I am a trans and nonbinary ally and a feminist.
01273 121192
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Helen Lee
Counsellor, MSc, BACP
Verified
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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
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Larry Barnett
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
BSc (Hons), MBACP registered, and insured. I am open to working with all clients and issues. If you're experiencing problems with anxious and depressive states, changes in daily life and relationships, addictions/dependencies, loss and grief, or any other issues, then I can help. 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
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Jen Beaver
Counsellor
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Sometimes having a time to stop and offload can make such a difference. All too often we carry so much extra tension and stress and lack a confidential and trusted relationship to help figure out what is going on. I have been inspired by working with many counsellors, trainers and clients by the huge changes and benefits one to one counselling can support.
01273 934576
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Alison Thorpe
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
Verified
Verified
Hello and welcome. I'm a warm and approachable counsellor, working with stuckness, confusion, depression, feelings of failure, indecision, procrastination, inner critic/self sabotage and low self esteem (and other issues too).
020 3826 8831
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Hove BN3
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The CBT Practice Ltd
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Please see my website www.thecbtpractice.com or contact me directly for more information
01273 092856
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Hove BN3
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Aurelia De Rocha
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
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
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Brian Farrell
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Verified
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
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Andy Wolage
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
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Sometimes life can be really hard. Everything feels like too much, and we wonder how we can keep going. We can get overwhelmed with guilt for not coping, shame for having failed in the past and we can end up not really liking ourselves very much. We might self-medicate with substances which we know don't really help, but they seem better than nothing.
01273 934604
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Helen Jardine-Hodges
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Hello and welcome to my profile page. My name is Helen and I have a BA (Hons) Degree in Humanistic Counselling and a Diploma in Supervision (DipSup). I have worked as an counsellor for 12 years and assessor for 8 years for a charity supporting Carers in West Sussex. Before that I worked for an organisation, funded by the NHS, that supported families of people with substance misuse. I continue to work for charities but I also have my private practice and supervise other Counsellors. Please contact me to discuss what you want from counselling and fees.
01273 005931
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Hove BN3
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Sarah Jones
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Life can be difficult and its easy to feel things are impossible, feeling unable to cope or out of control. You may want things to change, or want to change something about yourself. Counselling can help you understand and deal with difficult feelings and situations, counselling is not just about helping you solve problems its about helping you make positive changes. I have experience in a wide range of issues such as: Bereavement, Anxiety, Substance Misuse, Anger, Relationships, Self Harm, Low Self Esteem and Sexual Abuse. Together we can focus on whatever is important to you.
01273 005924
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Hove BN3
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Richard Miller
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Throughout my working life, I have been involved in enabling people to grow and change. In addition to working as a psychotherapist, I have a background in healthcare. I have worked in a variety of settings (including mental health and psychiatric settings), as a registered nurse and nurse Case Manager for over 25 years. I have recent experience working on the front line as a Nurse and a counsellor during the Coronavirus pandemic and understand the struggles essential staff are experiencing first hand and how this is impacting on mental health and relationships.
01273 092783
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Clara Maria Zapata
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Verified
My ideal client is a person who is engaged in the process of healing and transformation. Who knows or wants to know that life is complex and can bring themselves to the session with a spirit of curiosity and compassion.
01273 092900
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Natasha Nyeke
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
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I have worked for the past 10 years as Family Worker and Person-Centred Counsellor and specialise in working with Parent's supporting a wide variety of issues including, fertility, loss, postnatal anxiety, pnd and birth trauma. We spend our lives trying to avoid difficult situations and distracting ourselves from painful things we wish we could just erase from our memories. Sadly, memories can’t be erased, and life is full of ups and downs. I believe that counselling is a way of freeing ourselves from these things and an opportunity to stop having to hide from the difficult memories we put so much energy into avoiding.
01273 092760
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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.