Alcohol Use Counselling in Ipswich

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Photo of Ewan Stickley, Counsellor in Ipswich, England
Ewan Stickley
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Ipswich IP4
People come to counselling for many different reasons. Usually, they've tried to deal with their issues and problems by themselves and managed to get by or cope. Sometimes, these burdens feel too much to bear and what used to work no longer does. If you are feeling stuck, powerless, and exhausted maybe counselling can help. "You can not heal what has not been revealed" as the saying goes - so being in an environment where you can express your thoughts and feelings without humiliation, shame, or guilt is the first step in ridding yourself of the burdens that are holding you back.
People come to counselling for many different reasons. Usually, they've tried to deal with their issues and problems by themselves and managed to get by or cope. Sometimes, these burdens feel too much to bear and what used to work no longer does. If you are feeling stuck, powerless, and exhausted maybe counselling can help. "You can not heal what has not been revealed" as the saying goes - so being in an environment where you can express your thoughts and feelings without humiliation, shame, or guilt is the first step in ridding yourself of the burdens that are holding you back.
01473 943329 View 01473 943329
Photo of Ann Hackett, Counsellor in Ipswich, England
Ann Hackett
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Ipswich IP1
I am an Integrative counsellor, Life Coach and NLP practitioner. I believe every client is unique and I like to work together with my clients to help them untangle their pasts and look forward to a brighter future. I will never judge you or your decisions, I understand life is never black and white and most of us do the best we can with the resources available to us. I have a fully accessible counselling room and toilet. I understand the importance of feeling safe and so I will work with you to make the room comfortable for you.
I am an Integrative counsellor, Life Coach and NLP practitioner. I believe every client is unique and I like to work together with my clients to help them untangle their pasts and look forward to a brighter future. I will never judge you or your decisions, I understand life is never black and white and most of us do the best we can with the resources available to us. I have a fully accessible counselling room and toilet. I understand the importance of feeling safe and so I will work with you to make the room comfortable for you.
01473 379562 View 01473 379562
Photo of Donna Gibson | The Bridge Counselling Service, Counsellor in Ipswich, England
Donna Gibson | The Bridge Counselling Service
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ipswich IP2
I believe experiencing difficulties is part of being human, something we all encounter at various points during our lifetime. What gets in the way of living life more fully - relationships with friends/family/partner becoming strained; experiencing a traumatic incident; growing up in an environment which didn’t feel nurturing and supportive or which hurt you physically or sexually; someone you loved or cared for has died; living with chronic illness; feeling stressed at work or as parent; reaching a pivotal age and being unsure about the future; needing to make a decision but finding it hard; feeling ‘off’ and not being sure why.
I believe experiencing difficulties is part of being human, something we all encounter at various points during our lifetime. What gets in the way of living life more fully - relationships with friends/family/partner becoming strained; experiencing a traumatic incident; growing up in an environment which didn’t feel nurturing and supportive or which hurt you physically or sexually; someone you loved or cared for has died; living with chronic illness; feeling stressed at work or as parent; reaching a pivotal age and being unsure about the future; needing to make a decision but finding it hard; feeling ‘off’ and not being sure why.
01473 907953 View 01473 907953
Photo of Karen McCann, Psychotherapist in Ipswich, England
Karen McCann
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Ipswich IP2
Waitlist for new clients
I'm Karen McCann, a qualified integrative counsellor and psychotherapist. Safety, respect and confidentiality are core values I hold. The goal is to help you grow from your struggles, understand yourself, your past and your relationships better and move forward to where you want to be in your life. Many individuals can experience physical symptoms associated with painful, uncomfortable and traumatic circumstances. Through a safe partnership, we can understand and help you process the internal and external pain, anxiety, addiction or relationship issues.
I'm Karen McCann, a qualified integrative counsellor and psychotherapist. Safety, respect and confidentiality are core values I hold. The goal is to help you grow from your struggles, understand yourself, your past and your relationships better and move forward to where you want to be in your life. Many individuals can experience physical symptoms associated with painful, uncomfortable and traumatic circumstances. Through a safe partnership, we can understand and help you process the internal and external pain, anxiety, addiction or relationship issues.
01487 802968 View 01487 802968
Photo of Patience Gwara - Cottage Garden Counselling, Psychotherapist in Ipswich, England
Patience Gwara - Cottage Garden Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Ipswich IP2
'Are you feeling Depressed? Is the feeling of Anxiety getting in the way of your happiness? Do you find Relationships difficult or simply need to understand yourself better? As your Counsellor I will listen attentively to understand your process and value you positively as a person. My aim is to help you explore your feelings, thoughts and personal experience to help you move forward. Throughout our therapeutic relationship, you will learn about yourself and be able to identify any obstacles that are preventing you to reach your full potential. Remember, there is no shame in seeking counselling and taking your well-being seriously.
'Are you feeling Depressed? Is the feeling of Anxiety getting in the way of your happiness? Do you find Relationships difficult or simply need to understand yourself better? As your Counsellor I will listen attentively to understand your process and value you positively as a person. My aim is to help you explore your feelings, thoughts and personal experience to help you move forward. Throughout our therapeutic relationship, you will learn about yourself and be able to identify any obstacles that are preventing you to reach your full potential. Remember, there is no shame in seeking counselling and taking your well-being seriously.
01473 794218 View 01473 794218
Photo of Andrew Mackay, Counsellor in Ipswich, England
Andrew Mackay
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified
Ipswich IP4
Do you have emotional or psychological issues that have been holding you back, maybe for longer than you care to remember? Do you wish to take back control of your life? If the answer is 'yes' this can be your future. I offer a non invasive solution based modality in a calm, safe and secure environment. I also offer a more conventional integrative counselling too, having been very fortunate to learn from someone with 25 years experience in the field, of what works and what doesn't. My own work and personal experience have confirmed this and I wish to share my knowledge and success with you. Feel free to call and find out more.
Do you have emotional or psychological issues that have been holding you back, maybe for longer than you care to remember? Do you wish to take back control of your life? If the answer is 'yes' this can be your future. I offer a non invasive solution based modality in a calm, safe and secure environment. I also offer a more conventional integrative counselling too, having been very fortunate to learn from someone with 25 years experience in the field, of what works and what doesn't. My own work and personal experience have confirmed this and I wish to share my knowledge and success with you. Feel free to call and find out more.
01473 927771 View 01473 927771
Photo of KCH Therapy, Counsellor in Ipswich, England
KCH Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Ipswich IP7  (Online Only)
I have a deep understanding of trauma and abuse and their profound impact on mental and emotional well-being. With a gentle and empathetic approach, I can help you navigate the complexities of your experiences, providing a safe space to process and heal. I believe in your innate potential for growth and change. My approach centers around your unique experiences, strengths, and challenges. I practice empathetic listening and understanding, aiming to deeply understand your feelings and experiences.
I have a deep understanding of trauma and abuse and their profound impact on mental and emotional well-being. With a gentle and empathetic approach, I can help you navigate the complexities of your experiences, providing a safe space to process and heal. I believe in your innate potential for growth and change. My approach centers around your unique experiences, strengths, and challenges. I practice empathetic listening and understanding, aiming to deeply understand your feelings and experiences.
01449 701333 View 01449 701333
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Teenage Mental Health ltd
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Ipswich IP4
We help children, adolescents and adults with a range of mental health struggles. Our practice is patient focused so at all times their needs and recovery is at the centre of our work, ensuring positive outcomes for them.
We help children, adolescents and adults with a range of mental health struggles. Our practice is patient focused so at all times their needs and recovery is at the centre of our work, ensuring positive outcomes for them.
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Photo of Georgina Cann, Psychotherapist in Ipswich, England
Georgina Cann
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Ipswich IP4
Do you have a space in your life to sit, reflect and be truly honest? Are you juggling overwhelming emotions such as anxiety, depression, anger, loss, frustration and you feel alone with your thoughts? Are you struggling to connect with people in your life? Do you feel lost at work or in your home life? Do you tend to self-sabotage or doubt your own ability? Often we choose to invest in our physical health, our home, our lifestyle, hobbies, vacations, but is there sometimes a reluctance to do the same with our mental health? Perhaps hoping the issues will correct themselves?
Do you have a space in your life to sit, reflect and be truly honest? Are you juggling overwhelming emotions such as anxiety, depression, anger, loss, frustration and you feel alone with your thoughts? Are you struggling to connect with people in your life? Do you feel lost at work or in your home life? Do you tend to self-sabotage or doubt your own ability? Often we choose to invest in our physical health, our home, our lifestyle, hobbies, vacations, but is there sometimes a reluctance to do the same with our mental health? Perhaps hoping the issues will correct themselves?
01473 917729 View 01473 917729
Photo of Roxanne Smith, Counsellor in Ipswich, England
Roxanne Smith
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Ipswich IP4
Hello! My name is Roxanne and I am a BACP-registered counsellor. I offer online and face-to-face counselling sessions through my private practice - Sense Counselling - which is based in Ipswich (sensecounselling.co.uk). I can provide a safe and supportive environment to enable you to explore the things that are having an unwanted impact on your life, and help you to work towards your personal goals.
Hello! My name is Roxanne and I am a BACP-registered counsellor. I offer online and face-to-face counselling sessions through my private practice - Sense Counselling - which is based in Ipswich (sensecounselling.co.uk). I can provide a safe and supportive environment to enable you to explore the things that are having an unwanted impact on your life, and help you to work towards your personal goals.
01473 943038 View 01473 943038
Photo of Apostolos Georgios Fournaris, Psychotherapist in Ipswich, England
Apostolos Georgios Fournaris
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Ipswich IP7
I am a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist. I offer my services online or in person. I am here to provide a non-judgemental, safe space. Please contact me if you feel you, or someone close to you, need help with anxiety, depression, bereavement, relationships, gender identity, substance misuse, addiction, or anger. If you feel there is a family matter you wish to explore and/or resolve, or if you just feel you would like to explore who you are and how you relate to others in general. I am here if your organisation needs staff and/or member support in the form of therapy or education. I adhere to the BACP and the BPS ethical frameworks.
I am a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist. I offer my services online or in person. I am here to provide a non-judgemental, safe space. Please contact me if you feel you, or someone close to you, need help with anxiety, depression, bereavement, relationships, gender identity, substance misuse, addiction, or anger. If you feel there is a family matter you wish to explore and/or resolve, or if you just feel you would like to explore who you are and how you relate to others in general. I am here if your organisation needs staff and/or member support in the form of therapy or education. I adhere to the BACP and the BPS ethical frameworks.
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Photo of Linda Ann Linton, Psychotherapist in Ipswich, England
Linda Ann Linton
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Ipswich IP4
At some point in our lives most of us have had times where we find life is difficult and are not sure where to turn or which direction to take to solve these issues. I believe choosing the right counsellor for you is extremely important - it stands to reason that if you feel a connection with someone you will work more productively towards your end goal. I work with clients with many areas of difficulty - anxiety, depression, relationship/emotional problems, addictions, past influences or life crisis situations such as bereavement, divorce. Counselling should be non judgemental, accepting and supportive.
At some point in our lives most of us have had times where we find life is difficult and are not sure where to turn or which direction to take to solve these issues. I believe choosing the right counsellor for you is extremely important - it stands to reason that if you feel a connection with someone you will work more productively towards your end goal. I work with clients with many areas of difficulty - anxiety, depression, relationship/emotional problems, addictions, past influences or life crisis situations such as bereavement, divorce. Counselling should be non judgemental, accepting and supportive.
01473 794242 View 01473 794242
Photo of Charlotte Jarvis, Counsellor in Ipswich, England
Charlotte Jarvis
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ipswich IP7
Do things sometimes feel overwhelming? Do you want to make a positive difference to your life, but you are not sure how to begin? Would you like help with conquering a phobia, letting go of anxiety, developing confidence or managing stress? Maybe you'd like some support as you face a challenging time? Or perhaps you wonder why it feels as if you are trapped in a loop of unhelpful behaviours with no idea how to escape? Counselling provides a safe, non-judgmental space in which you can come to understand yourself and your experiences, which can assist you in making positive changes in your life.
Do things sometimes feel overwhelming? Do you want to make a positive difference to your life, but you are not sure how to begin? Would you like help with conquering a phobia, letting go of anxiety, developing confidence or managing stress? Maybe you'd like some support as you face a challenging time? Or perhaps you wonder why it feels as if you are trapped in a loop of unhelpful behaviours with no idea how to escape? Counselling provides a safe, non-judgmental space in which you can come to understand yourself and your experiences, which can assist you in making positive changes in your life.
01449 708953 View 01449 708953
Photo of Kevin Ellis, Counsellor in Ipswich, England
Kevin Ellis
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ipswich IP4
Are you feeling anxious or suffering from a low mood? Perhaps you are experiencing relationship problems or struggling to understand yourself? Having a safe, supportive space where you can explore these issues can be a useful way of developing your self-awareness and becoming a more well-rounded person. I work with individuals who are over 18 and who wish to explore their challenging emotions. For an informal chat about counselling and what it can offer, please give me a call. There is no obligation to continue and I am happy to help. My private practice is based in Ipswich and off-road parking is available.
Are you feeling anxious or suffering from a low mood? Perhaps you are experiencing relationship problems or struggling to understand yourself? Having a safe, supportive space where you can explore these issues can be a useful way of developing your self-awareness and becoming a more well-rounded person. I work with individuals who are over 18 and who wish to explore their challenging emotions. For an informal chat about counselling and what it can offer, please give me a call. There is no obligation to continue and I am happy to help. My private practice is based in Ipswich and off-road parking is available.
01473 939982 View 01473 939982
Photo of Kate Rigden, Counsellor in Ipswich, England
Kate Rigden
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Ipswich IP4
On one hand life can be seen as a work in progress but perhaps you are also wondering if this is it? Are you being pulled in different directions or disturbed by anxiety and depression. Are you looking to let go of difficult aspects of your life and find peace in your closest relationships? Do you need to focus more on yourself? Through our counselling relationship I will work closely with you in a safe and non-judgemental space where your thoughts and feelings can be gently explored at your own pace. I will work with you towards developing a sense of wellbeing, feeling at home with yourself and at ease with others.
On one hand life can be seen as a work in progress but perhaps you are also wondering if this is it? Are you being pulled in different directions or disturbed by anxiety and depression. Are you looking to let go of difficult aspects of your life and find peace in your closest relationships? Do you need to focus more on yourself? Through our counselling relationship I will work closely with you in a safe and non-judgemental space where your thoughts and feelings can be gently explored at your own pace. I will work with you towards developing a sense of wellbeing, feeling at home with yourself and at ease with others.
01473 943734 View 01473 943734
Photo of Shaun Gordon, Counsellor in Ipswich, England
Shaun Gordon
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ipswich IP4
I will aim to meet you with genuine warmth and acceptance in a confidential and safe space. I will work with you in partnership and in ways that are meaningful toward the directions and goals that you have for therapy. During our time together, I will regularly ask you to feedback to me how you are experiencing counselling, so that I can adjust and tailor the work to ensure I am meeting your expectations and goals.
I will aim to meet you with genuine warmth and acceptance in a confidential and safe space. I will work with you in partnership and in ways that are meaningful toward the directions and goals that you have for therapy. During our time together, I will regularly ask you to feedback to me how you are experiencing counselling, so that I can adjust and tailor the work to ensure I am meeting your expectations and goals.
01473 943336 View 01473 943336
Photo of Carolyn Turner Counselling, Counsellor in Ipswich, England
Carolyn Turner Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Ipswich IP4
Asking for help can be hard. You want someone to listen to you, but find the vast listings of counsellors available can make your head spin! My approach is simple. I have a passion for helping individuals and couples reach their full potential. My aim is to help you find a positive outcome no matter what the problem is. No matter how deep you feel you have sunk, there is always a way back up. I use common sense in my approach and trust that it is the counselling relationship, not ‘psychobabble’ that will prove fundamental to the counselling process. It is completely possible for you to feel so much better than you do right now!
Asking for help can be hard. You want someone to listen to you, but find the vast listings of counsellors available can make your head spin! My approach is simple. I have a passion for helping individuals and couples reach their full potential. My aim is to help you find a positive outcome no matter what the problem is. No matter how deep you feel you have sunk, there is always a way back up. I use common sense in my approach and trust that it is the counselling relationship, not ‘psychobabble’ that will prove fundamental to the counselling process. It is completely possible for you to feel so much better than you do right now!
01473 917847 View 01473 917847
Photo of EJS Counselling & Psychotherapy, Psychotherapist in Ipswich, England
EJS Counselling & Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Ipswich IP6
Being able to talk to a non-judgemental counsellor in a safe confidential environment can be a very therapeutic experience, allowing difficulties to be unpacked, worked through and resolved. I have over 14 years experienced as Registered MBACP counsellor & psychotherapist working with ages 16+, adults, elders. I have developed an integrative skills set which includes; transpersonal psychotherapy, nature based eco-psychology & creative art & play therapy, attachment focused therapy, relationship counselling, nature based mindfulness stress reduction.
Being able to talk to a non-judgemental counsellor in a safe confidential environment can be a very therapeutic experience, allowing difficulties to be unpacked, worked through and resolved. I have over 14 years experienced as Registered MBACP counsellor & psychotherapist working with ages 16+, adults, elders. I have developed an integrative skills set which includes; transpersonal psychotherapy, nature based eco-psychology & creative art & play therapy, attachment focused therapy, relationship counselling, nature based mindfulness stress reduction.
01283 248695 View 01283 248695
Photo of Tony Donovan, Counsellor in Ipswich, England
Tony Donovan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Ipswich IP4
As an integrative counsellor, I draw on a range of effective therapeutic approaches. It can be helpful to work through your thoughts and feelings with someone who seeks to understand us, someone who can offer effective reflection on our situation. I'll work with you to authentically explore your challenges and to make helpful changes in your life. You’ll be listened to, accepted and respected, whatever you choose to bring.
As an integrative counsellor, I draw on a range of effective therapeutic approaches. It can be helpful to work through your thoughts and feelings with someone who seeks to understand us, someone who can offer effective reflection on our situation. I'll work with you to authentically explore your challenges and to make helpful changes in your life. You’ll be listened to, accepted and respected, whatever you choose to bring.
01206 239991 View 01206 239991
Photo of Sandra Mellor, Counsellor in Ipswich, England
Sandra Mellor
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Ipswich IP1
I work with individual adults and couples who are experiencing a variety of issues, such as - divorce and relationship breakdown; bereavement and loss; anxiety; depression; anger; trauma; childhood abuse; addiction; eating disorders; self harm; low self-esteem. I practise an integrative, person-centred approach which focuses on the relationship between counsellor and client. It is the development of trust and understanding within this relationship which enables the client to acknowledge their problems and issues at their own pace and to realise solutions, with gentle encouragement and support.
I work with individual adults and couples who are experiencing a variety of issues, such as - divorce and relationship breakdown; bereavement and loss; anxiety; depression; anger; trauma; childhood abuse; addiction; eating disorders; self harm; low self-esteem. I practise an integrative, person-centred approach which focuses on the relationship between counsellor and client. It is the development of trust and understanding within this relationship which enables the client to acknowledge their problems and issues at their own pace and to realise solutions, with gentle encouragement and support.
01255 448792 View 01255 448792

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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.