Alcohol Use Counselling in Kidderminster

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Mark Stefan Thresh
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
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Hello there, I qualified to practice back in 2002, from here I worked full time as a Counsellor for an Alcohol service. I worked for ten years with clients where the presenting issue was alcohol misuse, however there were many other issues our clients struggled with, such as Depression, Anxiety, Low Self Esteem etc. I have extensive experience of successfully working with clients to make significant changes and to reach their goals. Since leaving this service, I have worked in a variety of therapeutic settings, gaining more and varied experience. I can help with most issues and usually without a need for long term therapy.
01299 667813
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Kidderminster DY11
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Kate Wright
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
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I am a UKCP accredited and registered member of BACP, trained at Sherwood Psychotherapy Institute. I recognise how seeking psychotherapy and counselling can feel daunting. I offer you a place of support to express yourself, and to explore where you are, what works for you and what needs to change. I intend to meet you as you are in the moment, with empathy and without judgement and look to understand what it like to live your life.
01386 577384
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Kidderminster DY10
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Sarah Silvester
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
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Hello, I'm an Integrative Counsellor & Psychotherapist offering private therapy to individuals and couples over the age of 18. Therapy is an opportunity for you to have the time and a safe, confidential space to explore your life, yourself and any issues you feel are causing you concern or distress. I can help you with a wide range of issues such as: bereavement, anxiety, depression, panic, pain & chronic health conditions, stress, family & relationship issues, addictions, phobias and many more. I have a special interest in mindfulness and specialise in working with people who have chronic health conditions.
01746 335266
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Kidderminster DY10
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Suzanne Tibbetts
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Verified
I believe we are all susceptible, at some point in our lives, to feeling overwhelmed by what life can bring. Sometimes we encounter experiences that are hard for us to come to terms with leaving us in need of support, this may be in the form of a bereavement, a relationship breakdown, a job loss; any event that we struggle to comprehend and understand. Other times a series of events may have taken place that leave us feeling like we are walking under a big black cloud and fail to see a way forward. At times like this counselling can help.
01386 574165
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Kidderminster DY10
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Liz Saunders
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified
Verified
Hi and welcome to my profile! I am a fully accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) with the BABCP. We can all experience difficult times in our lives that we may require help and support with.  When we experience distress we can often have negative feelings and thoughts which can influence how we might behave or deal with a certain situation. We can often find ourselves in a vicious cycle of negative thoughts and behaviours that can be hard to break.  CBT works on a 'here and now' basis, exploring your current difficulties and give you effective coping strategies to be able to make changes in your life and move forwards.
07588 663628
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Kidderminster DY10
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sanctuary counselling services ltd
Counsellor, BACP
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Sanctuary Counselling service offers private counselling throughout the wyre forest and neighbouring towns. There are times in our lives when life is a struggle. It’s hard to keep it all together. Counselling is for those times. I'm Tracy, a qualified counsellor and member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy), working within the ethical framework of the BACP. My counselling orientation is of an Integrative Approach to ensure that the individual needs of a client are best served. The well-being of a client is my primary concern. Daytime, Evening and Weekend Appointments Available Face to Face,
01299 667134
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Kidderminster DY11
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Judith Harris
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
Verified
Verified
Are you struggling at the moment, and it feels that you're the only one having a tough time? Or are you recognising that you want to do things differently, but don't know what that might be, or where to start? If you'd like to start working out how to start moving towards a different future, one where you can be in control of your choices, then talking therapy may be of benefit, by helping you to untangle your feelings, explore the past, talk through different options or simply to listen while you work out what's next.
01527 913710
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Kidderminster DY10
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Stella Groves
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Verified
It is impossible for any of us to escape the ever increasing challenges in our lives and when things get on top of us, whatever the cause it can help to talk to someone not directly involved in your day to day life. Counselling is somewhere for you to be heard and offers a confidential and private space where you can think about and discuss your thoughts, emotions, events and relationships allowing you to work through these and make sense of your choices. Talking with a professional gives you the opportunity to explore challenging issues and obtain coping strategies for the future.
01562 548950
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Kidderminster DY11

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Sarah Benkwitz
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
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1 Endorsed
Overcome your Past & Fears, Find Self-Compassion & Resilance, and Flourish. The search for a contented and satisfying life is not easy. It’s even more difficult if you’re wrestling with a negative inner voice or baggage from your past. Perhaps you’ve forgotten what real joy or feeling safe is like? I understand. It’s not your fault. It’s because you have a tricky human brain with a sensitive threat system, that can tie you up in knots trying to cope.
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Stourbridge DY8
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Alison Stevens
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Hello and thank you for choosing to look at my profile. Are you finding life difficult and challenging? Maybe leaving you feeling anxious, overwhelmed, isolated, with your mind full of thoughts and worries? Maybe you don't really know how you're feeling. It's at times like this that I believe it is beneficial to have someone to talk too, someone who will offer support and really listen, empathically and without judgement. As an experienced Integrative Counsellor my first priority will be to offer you a safe space where you feel accepted. Where you can press pause on life and have time just for you.
01527 368435
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Bromsgrove B60
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Affordable Counselling Service (ACS)
Counsellor
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There maybe times in our life where we need a safe, supportive environment so that we can explore our troubles and feelings without fear of judgement. Having a listening ear and being truly heard can really help us to get a better understanding of these troubles and aid us to develop ways to move forward in our lives. Sometimes having a confidential space to do this with someone who is independent of the situation is all that's needed. It takes courage to talk to a Counsellor but the rewards are usually worth it. To contact us please visit our webpage www.affordablecounsellingservice.co.uk or call us on the number above.
07828 286856
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Bromsgrove B60
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Be Free - Peb Thomas
Psychotherapist, GMBPsS
Verified
Verified
Life can throw all sorts of things at us, and can leave impressions in us that are very unhelpful. People come to see me for all sorts of reasons. I meet clients who have anxiety, which shows itself in so many ways, like panic attacks, intrusive negative thoughts, obsessive/compulsive behaviour or even fears about something they want or need to do in their work or social life. They might have lost confidence in themselves and their skills, or feel that they need to develop and improve some aspect of themselves, such as their self-worth. Sometimes it's a single issue, like grief - or complex, like depression, anger or relationship.
01564 335093
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Bromsgrove B60
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Hannah Stebbings
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
Hi my name is Hannah. My previous background was in business management, having worked in media and television projects in London in my early career. personal experience led me to want to support with this and change my career path I found that counselling was a natural change for me to make. I now hold a level 4 in counselling, with over six years’ experience working in bereavement. this included work with Saint Mary's Hospice and Cruise bereavement care.
0117 463 7107
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Bromsgrove B60
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Lynn Casey-Baker
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
I offer counselling to individual adults and couples for a range of difficulties. For example depression, anxiety, panic attacks, relationship issues, bereavement loss, work related problems, obsessive compulsive disorder, addictions, eating disorders, post traumatic stress disorder, post-natal depression, childhood issues, and much more. Sessions are tailored to meet the needs of each individual. Some people may require short term counselling, such as 6 sessions, others will require more longer term counselling. A plan of work will be made together, to suit you and what you would like to address in our sessions together.
07858 728562
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Bromsgrove B61
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Christopher Crehan
Psychotherapist, MNCS Accred
Verified
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When seeking therapy, finding the right therapist is the first and most important step. With the correct therapist you can feel understood and safe when discussing difficult issues in your life. I am a fully qualified and accredited hypnotherapist and psychotherapist. Offering professional listening skills and support for mental health and well-being to help you achieve the life you deserve. I have been practicing for several years and i am trained in a variety of modalities and techniques that can help with many issues including stress, anxiety, depression, grief, motivation, weight management, confidence, healing and much more.
0121 827 5246
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Barnt Green B45
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Laura Baluta
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Hi, I'm Laura, a psychotherapist specialised in anxiety, depression and panic attacks. I am friendly, approachable and I can offer you an environment where you will be heard, understood and not judged. As a therapist, I will support you in figuring out what to do, recognize that you are the expert on your own life and collaborate with you how to make the hard stuff easier to sit with.
01905 969069
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Droitwich Spa WR9
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Emma Tait
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I am a counsellor and psychotherapist offering a private and confidential counselling service for Redditch and surrounding areas. I am fully insured and hold an enhanced DBS. I am a registered member of the BACP and work with individuals, couples and parents for both short term and long term counselling. If you're feeling overwhelmed or are living with low mood/depression, anxiety, or having problems in relationships or just experiencing difficulties generally and would like to explore how counselling may help, please get in touch. This is completely without obligation.
01527 361411
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Bromsgrove B60
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Kate Alliss
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
My name is Kate Alliss and I am a qualified and experienced counsellor based in Stourbridge, West Midlands. I will offer you a safe space to talk confidentially about your difficulties without fear of being judged, with empathy and with understanding. When we experience difficult times in our lives, we often struggle to understand our emotions and often find it hard to cope with our day to day lives. By working with you I will try to help you make sense of your thoughts, feelings, responses and reactions to overcome the obstacles in your life that prevent you from feeling happy and fulfilled.
01603 361411
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Stourbridge DY8
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Grow Change Strive Thrive Ltd
Psychologist, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Verified
I found my way to being a Psychologist because I am deeply curious about people and what makes us ‘tick’ and I struggle to see suffering without doing something to help. For most of my week, I work for the NHS in the Complex Needs Service, with people who have experienced trauma and who have complex emotional needs. I am also a DBT Therapist in our NHS Trust’s small DBT Service. Whether you're looking for help with serious mental health difficulties or you're just feeling stuck and struggling with motivation, Psychological Therapy can help!
01684 211414
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Bromsgrove B61
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Karol Kosinski
Counsellor
Verified
Verified
The mind is a delicate and powerful part of ourselves, and it can be easy to feel overwhelmed by negative thoughts and emotions. But it's important to remember that we all have the capability to harness the power of our minds to create balance and control in our lives. It can be difficult to navigate this on our own, but with the right guidance, you can transform your mind into your greatest ally. I understand that seeking help can feel daunting, but know that you are not alone. My goal is to create a warm and understanding environment where we can work together to make positive changes in all aspects of your life.
01905 673189
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Droitwich Spa WR9
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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.