Addiction Counselling in Huntingdon

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Ian Francis Mncs Accred
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Huntingdon PE26
I love working with people who are openminded and honest and looking to improve their lives and explore some of their blocks. I have a lot of experience working with depression, anxiety, abuse, addiction and low self esteem. If you aren't happy with yourself or your life, I would love to find out why and help you to explore ways of making positive changes. I have transformed my life in a positive way so I speak from experience when I say radical transformation is possible if you are open to it. I offer a safe, non-judgemental space to talk about the things that are really important to you.
I love working with people who are openminded and honest and looking to improve their lives and explore some of their blocks. I have a lot of experience working with depression, anxiety, abuse, addiction and low self esteem. If you aren't happy with yourself or your life, I would love to find out why and help you to explore ways of making positive changes. I have transformed my life in a positive way so I speak from experience when I say radical transformation is possible if you are open to it. I offer a safe, non-judgemental space to talk about the things that are really important to you.
01223 658135 View 01223 658135
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Individual and Couples Psychotherapist (MSc, UKCP)
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Huntingdon PE29
I am a UKCP senior accredited Individual, Couples and Family Psychotherapist. I have extensive experience and specialise in Relationship issues (conflict, betrayal, separation, divorce, intimacy and sexual problems), family issues and depression, anxiety (social, health and GAD), phobias, low self-esteem, anger, bereavement, trauma, eating disorders, addiction, suicidal ideation, self-harm, PTSD, stress (including work related), ADHD and Autism.
I am a UKCP senior accredited Individual, Couples and Family Psychotherapist. I have extensive experience and specialise in Relationship issues (conflict, betrayal, separation, divorce, intimacy and sexual problems), family issues and depression, anxiety (social, health and GAD), phobias, low self-esteem, anger, bereavement, trauma, eating disorders, addiction, suicidal ideation, self-harm, PTSD, stress (including work related), ADHD and Autism.
07759 847140 View 07759 847140
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Mac Andrews
Verified Verified
Huntingdon PE28
Life is tough. The world can be a very harsh and unforgiving place indeed. Above all I work with kindness, acceptance and understanding - successful therapy always depends upon a partnership between you and me, both/all of us working purposefully together to solve the issues that are in your way - let's face it, there is simply not enough of those three qualities around these days. It is never a failure to reach out for help - never. It takes courage. So please reach out: I promise to take your hand, keep you safe, and together we'll walk the path to better days.
Life is tough. The world can be a very harsh and unforgiving place indeed. Above all I work with kindness, acceptance and understanding - successful therapy always depends upon a partnership between you and me, both/all of us working purposefully together to solve the issues that are in your way - let's face it, there is simply not enough of those three qualities around these days. It is never a failure to reach out for help - never. It takes courage. So please reach out: I promise to take your hand, keep you safe, and together we'll walk the path to better days.
01697 927020 View 01697 927020
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Embrace Centre for Counselling and Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Huntingdon PE29
I have been a counsellor/therapist for the last 18 years. I love my work and I offer a supportive, non-judgmental space so that we can work through difficult and sometimes traumatic experiences. My counselling style is varied as it is very much dependent on the individuals or couples needs and concerns. I have felt honoured to work with those who have been my clients. It is a privilege that I don’t take lightly. Meet with me for an introductory consultation and we can discover the best ways to help make the changes needed to help you on your journey.
I have been a counsellor/therapist for the last 18 years. I love my work and I offer a supportive, non-judgmental space so that we can work through difficult and sometimes traumatic experiences. My counselling style is varied as it is very much dependent on the individuals or couples needs and concerns. I have felt honoured to work with those who have been my clients. It is a privilege that I don’t take lightly. Meet with me for an introductory consultation and we can discover the best ways to help make the changes needed to help you on your journey.
01487 801962 View 01487 801962
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Karen Crofts
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Huntingdon PE29
Often life can become overwhelming making you feel stuck, scared and unable to cope. You may feel alone and unable to share your personal feelings with family and friends. I have worked as a healthcare professional for 25 years. I would like you to experience being listened to fully without judgement. I offer both long and short term counselling. I am an Accredited member of NCPS and a registered member of the BACP (The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and work in accordance with their Ethical Framework. I am also qualified in online and telephone counselling.
Often life can become overwhelming making you feel stuck, scared and unable to cope. You may feel alone and unable to share your personal feelings with family and friends. I have worked as a healthcare professional for 25 years. I would like you to experience being listened to fully without judgement. I offer both long and short term counselling. I am an Accredited member of NCPS and a registered member of the BACP (The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and work in accordance with their Ethical Framework. I am also qualified in online and telephone counselling.
01480 775829 View 01480 775829
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Zoe O’Connor (Play Therapist)
Psychotherapist, PTUK
Verified Verified
Huntingdon PE26
Hello, I’m Zoe. I am a play and creative arts therapist based in Bourne and I see children from 3 to 16. Do you know a child with big emotions? Are these emotions hard to manage? Play therapy can help children process their emotions and make sense of their worlds. I also offer parenting support. I know how hard parenting can be and I’m passionate about offering a holistic service. I am an advocate of therapeutic parenting, playful parenting and attachment play. I like to work with parents to help support the therapeutic process and provide ways to foster co-operation, connection and play.
Hello, I’m Zoe. I am a play and creative arts therapist based in Bourne and I see children from 3 to 16. Do you know a child with big emotions? Are these emotions hard to manage? Play therapy can help children process their emotions and make sense of their worlds. I also offer parenting support. I know how hard parenting can be and I’m passionate about offering a holistic service. I am an advocate of therapeutic parenting, playful parenting and attachment play. I like to work with parents to help support the therapeutic process and provide ways to foster co-operation, connection and play.
01733 942001 View 01733 942001
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Virginia Anne Stirling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Huntingdon PE28
Waitlist for new clients
I am a qualified Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor. I work in a person centred way offering support and understanding, without judgement. I find that clients value a safe place to tell their story, knowing that their thoughts and feelings will be accepted and their confidences kept.
I am a qualified Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor. I work in a person centred way offering support and understanding, without judgement. I find that clients value a safe place to tell their story, knowing that their thoughts and feelings will be accepted and their confidences kept.
07427 541494 View 07427 541494
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Jiana Denny
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Huntingdon PE26
I will support you when life is feeling tough, even overwhelming, especially when you are experiencing stress, depression, anxiety, grief, bereavement, feeling lost or empty or having negative thoughts and feelings or perhaps there are changes you want to make in your life and would benefit from being in a calm and nurturing space. We can work together in a compassionate environment by exploring what is happening for you at the moment and perhaps looking at your past, such as your childhood or relationships, how it affects you now whilst helping you to move forward to live the life you want to experience.
I will support you when life is feeling tough, even overwhelming, especially when you are experiencing stress, depression, anxiety, grief, bereavement, feeling lost or empty or having negative thoughts and feelings or perhaps there are changes you want to make in your life and would benefit from being in a calm and nurturing space. We can work together in a compassionate environment by exploring what is happening for you at the moment and perhaps looking at your past, such as your childhood or relationships, how it affects you now whilst helping you to move forward to live the life you want to experience.
01480 776336 View 01480 776336
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Sara Louise Fowler
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Huntingdon PE28
Do your anxieties keep you awake at night? Are you overwhelmed or exhausted from thinking about every eventuality? Do you want to feel more positive, more in control? If this sounds like you then I am here to offer you that safe space to reflect, discuss and explore those feelings.
Do your anxieties keep you awake at night? Are you overwhelmed or exhausted from thinking about every eventuality? Do you want to feel more positive, more in control? If this sounds like you then I am here to offer you that safe space to reflect, discuss and explore those feelings.
01480 775809 View 01480 775809
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Lisa Tilling
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Huntingdon PE28
I am a qualified , experienced Integrative Psychotherapist, who can offer help and support to individuals / couples experiencing a range of issues. I understand how difficult it can be to decide to seek help and i hope to be able to work with you whatever the issue . I offer therapy in a comfortable and supportive environment and aim to help you achieve a more contented way of being in the world, and/ or better relationships . I aim to help my clients understand their own patterns of behaviour to enable solutions to be uncovered and changes to be made. I am also able to offer EMDR to enable the processing of trauma/ events
I am a qualified , experienced Integrative Psychotherapist, who can offer help and support to individuals / couples experiencing a range of issues. I understand how difficult it can be to decide to seek help and i hope to be able to work with you whatever the issue . I offer therapy in a comfortable and supportive environment and aim to help you achieve a more contented way of being in the world, and/ or better relationships . I aim to help my clients understand their own patterns of behaviour to enable solutions to be uncovered and changes to be made. I am also able to offer EMDR to enable the processing of trauma/ events
01697 927009 View 01697 927009
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Clare Henson
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Huntingdon PE28
Not accepting new clients
I recognise that at some point, life can be unwieldy and confusing. Counselling provides you with the opportunity for your deepest concerns to be heard with care, support and respect, in a confidential, safe environment. As your counsellor, I listen without preconceptions and together we explore insights that emerge from this self reflection. We work towards resolving past pain and addressing present issues, leading to growth in control, confidence and optimism. I will facilitate your personal journey towards flourishing in your situation, and hope for the future.
I recognise that at some point, life can be unwieldy and confusing. Counselling provides you with the opportunity for your deepest concerns to be heard with care, support and respect, in a confidential, safe environment. As your counsellor, I listen without preconceptions and together we explore insights that emerge from this self reflection. We work towards resolving past pain and addressing present issues, leading to growth in control, confidence and optimism. I will facilitate your personal journey towards flourishing in your situation, and hope for the future.
01480 597059 View 01480 597059

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Jakana Rita
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chatteris PE16
I have a deep passion for helping people. Whether with past Trauma, Anxiety, Depression or Relationship problems. I Specialise in Addictions and Family Dysfunction as a result of Substance abuse. I am trained in Psychodynamic Therapy and am IFS informed working interactively to tailor to the needs of the client.
I have a deep passion for helping people. Whether with past Trauma, Anxiety, Depression or Relationship problems. I Specialise in Addictions and Family Dysfunction as a result of Substance abuse. I am trained in Psychodynamic Therapy and am IFS informed working interactively to tailor to the needs of the client.
01354 707399 View 01354 707399
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Jo Fenton
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Alconbury PE28
Hi, I am Jo and welcome to my profile. I am a qualified and Accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist with the BACP Integrative approach, believing 'one size does NOT fit all'. This approach gives me a variety of skills and ideas based on theory from different schools of thought, therefore allowing me to reach and help more people. I am also an experienced coach, particularly around relationships. Whilst there are definite differences between Counselling/Psychotherapy and Coaching, and there are professional ethics and boundaries I abide, I also believe that the two have similarities in enabling and empowering people to make change.
Hi, I am Jo and welcome to my profile. I am a qualified and Accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist with the BACP Integrative approach, believing 'one size does NOT fit all'. This approach gives me a variety of skills and ideas based on theory from different schools of thought, therefore allowing me to reach and help more people. I am also an experienced coach, particularly around relationships. Whilst there are definite differences between Counselling/Psychotherapy and Coaching, and there are professional ethics and boundaries I abide, I also believe that the two have similarities in enabling and empowering people to make change.
020 8106 5721 View 020 8106 5721
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Debbie Espie
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Saint Neots PE19
I am a passionate and dedicated counsellor with a strong commitment to helping individuals overcome their challenges and achieve their full potential. My approach to counselling is client-centred, meaning that I believe in creating a safe and non-judgmental space for individuals to explore their thoughts, feelings, and concerns. Through active listening and genuine empathy, I work collaboratively with clients to identify and address the root causes of their challenges, helping them develop effective coping strategies and achieve long-term healing and growth.
I am a passionate and dedicated counsellor with a strong commitment to helping individuals overcome their challenges and achieve their full potential. My approach to counselling is client-centred, meaning that I believe in creating a safe and non-judgmental space for individuals to explore their thoughts, feelings, and concerns. Through active listening and genuine empathy, I work collaboratively with clients to identify and address the root causes of their challenges, helping them develop effective coping strategies and achieve long-term healing and growth.
01480 271049 View 01480 271049
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Emily Meyers
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Saint Ives PE27  (Online Only)
I believe that all people have the potential to be the best version of themselves providing they are met with the right conditions. Sometimes circumstances in peoples lives can act as blocks and lead them down paths they don’t want to be on. Finding the way back to contentment and fulfilment can be difficult alone, I hope I can walk alongside you and together we can get you to where you want to be in life. I am passionate about counselling and psychology and am fascinated by people and understanding what makes them who they are. I work with both individuals and couples.
I believe that all people have the potential to be the best version of themselves providing they are met with the right conditions. Sometimes circumstances in peoples lives can act as blocks and lead them down paths they don’t want to be on. Finding the way back to contentment and fulfilment can be difficult alone, I hope I can walk alongside you and together we can get you to where you want to be in life. I am passionate about counselling and psychology and am fascinated by people and understanding what makes them who they are. I work with both individuals and couples.
01223 679843 View 01223 679843
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Katie Robinson
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Houghton PE28
I believe you strive to want to do what's best for you, no matter what conditions you may find yourself in. I believe in the uniqueness of each individual and that you have the capacity to be the expert in your own world, as only you know how you truly feel, and what you really want. You are the only person who can decide who you want to be, and how you want to be living your life. I believe you deserve respect for the values and choices you decide to live by and strongly believe that through the trustworthy relationship I hope to build with you, that together, we will find the path that is hidden from you.
I believe you strive to want to do what's best for you, no matter what conditions you may find yourself in. I believe in the uniqueness of each individual and that you have the capacity to be the expert in your own world, as only you know how you truly feel, and what you really want. You are the only person who can decide who you want to be, and how you want to be living your life. I believe you deserve respect for the values and choices you decide to live by and strongly believe that through the trustworthy relationship I hope to build with you, that together, we will find the path that is hidden from you.
01772 595016 View 01772 595016
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Anna Hall Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Saint Neots PE19
Not accepting new clients
I believe that as we are all unique the counselling we receive should be tailored to meet your individual needs which is why I work as an integrative humanistic therapist. This allows me to get to know you and understand your perspective on your issues to enable you to make the changes in your life you would like to make by offering you a warm, friendly and confidential space for you to explore what ever is worrying you. I work with clients to build a trusting and safe relationship which will allow you to feel you can explore your feelings freely and without judgement enabling a greater sense of empowerment for your life ahead.
I believe that as we are all unique the counselling we receive should be tailored to meet your individual needs which is why I work as an integrative humanistic therapist. This allows me to get to know you and understand your perspective on your issues to enable you to make the changes in your life you would like to make by offering you a warm, friendly and confidential space for you to explore what ever is worrying you. I work with clients to build a trusting and safe relationship which will allow you to feel you can explore your feelings freely and without judgement enabling a greater sense of empowerment for your life ahead.
01697 921271 View 01697 921271

Online Therapists

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Cathie McLeod
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Attleborough NR17
Hello, thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I know reaching out for the first time for support is difficult but that first step is the start to help you and support you. Anxiety, grief, depression, addiction, social anxiety , relationship difficulties are just some areas I can support with.I am a qualified psychotherapist and hypnotherapist and use an integrative approach. This is bespoke to each individual.Cathie"s Counselling offers a safe,non judgemental space. The first meeting is free to see if you feel comfortable and are ready to take your next step.
Hello, thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I know reaching out for the first time for support is difficult but that first step is the start to help you and support you. Anxiety, grief, depression, addiction, social anxiety , relationship difficulties are just some areas I can support with.I am a qualified psychotherapist and hypnotherapist and use an integrative approach. This is bespoke to each individual.Cathie"s Counselling offers a safe,non judgemental space. The first meeting is free to see if you feel comfortable and are ready to take your next step.
01502 442411 View 01502 442411
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Paula Jane Isgrove
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Colchester CO2
Working with couples and individuals. I appreciate the connection between physical health and psychological well being. I work with a variety of issues including anxiety disorders and trauma especially relating to relationship issues and sexual assault/abuse, sex problems and sex addiction. OCD and hoarding as well as panic disorders are also areas of interest. I have extensive experience of discussing sensitive and intimate topics with people, including issues relating to sexual identity and sexual assault/abuse.
Working with couples and individuals. I appreciate the connection between physical health and psychological well being. I work with a variety of issues including anxiety disorders and trauma especially relating to relationship issues and sexual assault/abuse, sex problems and sex addiction. OCD and hoarding as well as panic disorders are also areas of interest. I have extensive experience of discussing sensitive and intimate topics with people, including issues relating to sexual identity and sexual assault/abuse.
07840 055140 View 07840 055140
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Emma Corker
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
London WC1H
I am a qualified Group Analyst and Psychotherapist, working with groups, couples, and individuals. I have extensive experience working in the NHS, the voluntary sector and in further education, particularly in the areas of sexual health, drug and alcohol addiction, and mental health. A group analytic group meets weekly for 90 minutes in a confidential and a containing space. Over time, you will experience the benefits of exploring with other group members the issues that burden you and are causing you distress. We look at your past, as a means of exploring and understanding how it has shaped your present.
I am a qualified Group Analyst and Psychotherapist, working with groups, couples, and individuals. I have extensive experience working in the NHS, the voluntary sector and in further education, particularly in the areas of sexual health, drug and alcohol addiction, and mental health. A group analytic group meets weekly for 90 minutes in a confidential and a containing space. Over time, you will experience the benefits of exploring with other group members the issues that burden you and are causing you distress. We look at your past, as a means of exploring and understanding how it has shaped your present.
020 3835 4807 View 020 3835 4807

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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.