Addiction Counselling in Leeds

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Dr Asna Ahmed
Psychologist, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Leeds LS8
I work in a collaborative way with clients who present with unaddressed trauma, relational problems, anxiety, depression, low mood and a feeling of hopelessness. I have a special interest in trauma, attachment issues and addiction. Many of my clients identify with feeling stuck in their current situation or those who want to have a better relationship with themselves.
I work in a collaborative way with clients who present with unaddressed trauma, relational problems, anxiety, depression, low mood and a feeling of hopelessness. I have a special interest in trauma, attachment issues and addiction. Many of my clients identify with feeling stuck in their current situation or those who want to have a better relationship with themselves.
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Joshua Oliver Jake Corner
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Leeds LS10
I have extensive experience working with addiction having worked for a substance misuse service.
We can all have times in our lives when we find things tough, we can feel overwhelmed and struggle to cope or we may feel dissatisfied with our lives. This is how counselling can help. ​ I offer a safe space where you can talk openly and privately about your problems, feelings and behaviours. We can build a therapeutic relationship based on trust and respect. It is a non judgmental space for you to speak about issues you face, that you may not feel comfortable to discuss with friends or family.
I have extensive experience working with addiction having worked for a substance misuse service.
We can all have times in our lives when we find things tough, we can feel overwhelmed and struggle to cope or we may feel dissatisfied with our lives. This is how counselling can help. ​ I offer a safe space where you can talk openly and privately about your problems, feelings and behaviours. We can build a therapeutic relationship based on trust and respect. It is a non judgmental space for you to speak about issues you face, that you may not feel comfortable to discuss with friends or family.
0113 519 3167 View 0113 519 3167
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Paul Schofield
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Leeds LS16
I bring a thoroughly up-to-date approach in helping people deal with a wide variety of emotional difficulties, including: Depression, anxiety and panic attacks, relationship problems, low-self esteem, loss and bereavement, addiction, obsessive compulsive problems, trauma and phobias, to name a few.
I know that seeking out a counsellor can be no easy task, and if you're reading this it's possible that you may have just had enough with feeling the way that you do. Sometimes we all need support in finding a way through, and in offering that support I bring the depth of my expertise and experience as a counsellor. I work with warmth, compassion and integrity, and a genuine desire to help a person tackle the particular difficulties facing them (see my video below). As a counsellor and psychotherapist I I have some 20 years experience in supporting clients of all ages and from diverse backgrounds.
I bring a thoroughly up-to-date approach in helping people deal with a wide variety of emotional difficulties, including: Depression, anxiety and panic attacks, relationship problems, low-self esteem, loss and bereavement, addiction, obsessive compulsive problems, trauma and phobias, to name a few.
I know that seeking out a counsellor can be no easy task, and if you're reading this it's possible that you may have just had enough with feeling the way that you do. Sometimes we all need support in finding a way through, and in offering that support I bring the depth of my expertise and experience as a counsellor. I work with warmth, compassion and integrity, and a genuine desire to help a person tackle the particular difficulties facing them (see my video below). As a counsellor and psychotherapist I I have some 20 years experience in supporting clients of all ages and from diverse backgrounds.
01535 286026 View 01535 286026
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Root and Flourish Counselling Services
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leeds LS1
It could be the breakdown of our current circumstances which can leave us feeling overwhelmed, anxious and that life is unmanageable. The breakdown of relationships, bereavement ,Addiction,Trauma,Health,OCD ,Depression, work related problems. These painful moments in life can precipitate an overwhelming response to past trauma as well as the immediate impact on our lives. It can leave us feeling isolated, misunderstood with nowhere to turn. I am an experienced counsellor/psychotherapist. I have been working with people from all walks of life for over 20 years. I provide a warm empathic space or online sessions.
It could be the breakdown of our current circumstances which can leave us feeling overwhelmed, anxious and that life is unmanageable. The breakdown of relationships, bereavement ,Addiction,Trauma,Health,OCD ,Depression, work related problems. These painful moments in life can precipitate an overwhelming response to past trauma as well as the immediate impact on our lives. It can leave us feeling isolated, misunderstood with nowhere to turn. I am an experienced counsellor/psychotherapist. I have been working with people from all walks of life for over 20 years. I provide a warm empathic space or online sessions.
01723 334245 View 01723 334245
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Simon Burgess
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS1
Every addiction has a cause or a barrier to recovery.
I specialise in Addiction. I primarily work with addictions to Gambling, Drugs and Alcohol. My approach, the 4Ts combines an assessment, therapy, and managed change, tracked over time. There is more at linkedin.com/in/simonburgess1 “The UK’s leading addiction therapist” where I’ve written over 30 articles covering many aspects of addiction and recovery. My approach is suitable for any addictive behaviour, get in touch and take advantage of a free 30 minute call to assess if it’s right for you.
Every addiction has a cause or a barrier to recovery.
I specialise in Addiction. I primarily work with addictions to Gambling, Drugs and Alcohol. My approach, the 4Ts combines an assessment, therapy, and managed change, tracked over time. There is more at linkedin.com/in/simonburgess1 “The UK’s leading addiction therapist” where I’ve written over 30 articles covering many aspects of addiction and recovery. My approach is suitable for any addictive behaviour, get in touch and take advantage of a free 30 minute call to assess if it’s right for you.
020 3962 1751 View 020 3962 1751
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Tracey Cohen
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS1
I Work with a number of issues. Depression Addiction Grief Relationship issues, anxiety stress. I offer couple counselling I am accredited with 21 years experience, I teach counselling and keep up to date with my work. I offer excellent Addiction therapy offering extensive experience and knowledge about alcoholism and drug addiction. I work in a confidential manner giving my clients the support needed to get results. I integrate my therapies using a variety of methods. Person centred Psychodynamic Cognitive Behaviour, EMDR, TA, Gestalts', I use what model is best for the clients issues. Call, text or email me for an appointment.
I Work with a number of issues. Depression Addiction Grief Relationship issues, anxiety stress. I offer couple counselling I am accredited with 21 years experience, I teach counselling and keep up to date with my work. I offer excellent Addiction therapy offering extensive experience and knowledge about alcoholism and drug addiction. I work in a confidential manner giving my clients the support needed to get results. I integrate my therapies using a variety of methods. Person centred Psychodynamic Cognitive Behaviour, EMDR, TA, Gestalts', I use what model is best for the clients issues. Call, text or email me for an appointment.
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Narvinder Panesar
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS17
Through my work, I've assisted clients dealing with various challenges, including childhood trauma, domestic abuse, bereavement, anxiety, stress, depression, addiction, relationship issues, low self-worth , and more.
Welcome to my profile! I'm known as Nita, a Therapeutic Person-Centred Counsellor with over 30 years of experience working with vulnerable adults. I provide warm, empathic, and non-judgmental counselling to help you find the support and safe space you need to process your emotions and thoughts. You can expect a safe, professional, and confidential counselling experience through face-to-face or remote sessions. As a Registered member of The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP), I adhere to its ethical framework, placing your wellbeing at the forefront. I am also bilingual, fluent in speaking Punjabi.
Through my work, I've assisted clients dealing with various challenges, including childhood trauma, domestic abuse, bereavement, anxiety, stress, depression, addiction, relationship issues, low self-worth , and more.
Welcome to my profile! I'm known as Nita, a Therapeutic Person-Centred Counsellor with over 30 years of experience working with vulnerable adults. I provide warm, empathic, and non-judgmental counselling to help you find the support and safe space you need to process your emotions and thoughts. You can expect a safe, professional, and confidential counselling experience through face-to-face or remote sessions. As a Registered member of The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP), I adhere to its ethical framework, placing your wellbeing at the forefront. I am also bilingual, fluent in speaking Punjabi.
01937 227313 View 01937 227313
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Ursula Balikowska- Nori
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS7
I specialize in treating anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, low self-esteem, anger, addiction, and many more.
Sometimes, you may not know which psychotherapy modality is right for you. This is why my approach is flexible and can be tailored to your specific needs. If you're looking to understand your current or past experiences, or if you want to work on becoming the best version of yourself for the future, I can help you on your journey. I often place a strong emphasis on the relationships you have with others or with yourself. At the heart of my practice lies my commitment to helping you feel better and reach your full potential.
I specialize in treating anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, low self-esteem, anger, addiction, and many more.
Sometimes, you may not know which psychotherapy modality is right for you. This is why my approach is flexible and can be tailored to your specific needs. If you're looking to understand your current or past experiences, or if you want to work on becoming the best version of yourself for the future, I can help you on your journey. I often place a strong emphasis on the relationships you have with others or with yourself. At the heart of my practice lies my commitment to helping you feel better and reach your full potential.
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Cat Bailey
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS13
When it’s not always possible to chat to a friend or loved one about personal issues counselling can be really helpful. Using a warm and down to earth style my sessions will use techniques to help discover the underlying symptoms, using a non direct approach. This will allow us to explore any issues you have, develop ways to overcome them, and move forward positively at a pace that feels right for you. As a fully qualified counsellor I offer help if you suffer emotional from problems with low self esteem, relationships, work related stress, abuse, child related issues, abandonment, drug abuse and addiction, amongst many others.
When it’s not always possible to chat to a friend or loved one about personal issues counselling can be really helpful. Using a warm and down to earth style my sessions will use techniques to help discover the underlying symptoms, using a non direct approach. This will allow us to explore any issues you have, develop ways to overcome them, and move forward positively at a pace that feels right for you. As a fully qualified counsellor I offer help if you suffer emotional from problems with low self esteem, relationships, work related stress, abuse, child related issues, abandonment, drug abuse and addiction, amongst many others.
0113 487 2776 View 0113 487 2776
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A. J. Farrell Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS16
I have supported individuals around their mental health, housing, addiction and employment needs and have worked with people from a variety of backgrounds and communities.
I'm Andy and as a qualified person-centred counsellor, I strongly believe we all have the ability to navigate life's challenges by drawing on our own experience and capabilities. My role is to enable clients to explore whatever they choose in order to gain a deeper understanding of how it's impacting them, enabling them to create positive change. I do this through actively listening and offering useful reflections of themes I may notice, including any changes over time. I ask clients questions that encourage them to think about their experiences in new ways and never judge or lead anyone into talking about something uncomfortable.
I have supported individuals around their mental health, housing, addiction and employment needs and have worked with people from a variety of backgrounds and communities.
I'm Andy and as a qualified person-centred counsellor, I strongly believe we all have the ability to navigate life's challenges by drawing on our own experience and capabilities. My role is to enable clients to explore whatever they choose in order to gain a deeper understanding of how it's impacting them, enabling them to create positive change. I do this through actively listening and offering useful reflections of themes I may notice, including any changes over time. I ask clients questions that encourage them to think about their experiences in new ways and never judge or lead anyone into talking about something uncomfortable.
0113 512 7087 View 0113 512 7087
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Dominique Pitman
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Leeds LS16
I work with clients on any issue at all such as anxiety, depression, bereavement, stress, relationship issues, trauma, eating issues, sleep problems, addiction, anger and low self esteem.
Are you struggling with everyday life at the moment, or are you not feeling yourself? Do you have lots of thoughts going round your head and you don’t know what to do about them? Taking some time out to talk to an experienced therapist can really help. Together we can explore your feelings and worries, better understand where they come from and also figure out what changes you could make to help you feel happier. I aim to listen and be truly alongside you throughout the sessions as you talk about anything that you want to bring – be it experiences from the past, things that are happening now, or concerns for the future.
I work with clients on any issue at all such as anxiety, depression, bereavement, stress, relationship issues, trauma, eating issues, sleep problems, addiction, anger and low self esteem.
Are you struggling with everyday life at the moment, or are you not feeling yourself? Do you have lots of thoughts going round your head and you don’t know what to do about them? Taking some time out to talk to an experienced therapist can really help. Together we can explore your feelings and worries, better understand where they come from and also figure out what changes you could make to help you feel happier. I aim to listen and be truly alongside you throughout the sessions as you talk about anything that you want to bring – be it experiences from the past, things that are happening now, or concerns for the future.
0113 519 0482 View 0113 519 0482
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Max Gillespie
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS1
Resulting from over twenty-years of experience working as a psychological therapist, I can help with a broad range of therapeutic material; bereavement end of life, trauma (including severe Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ), physical, psychological, emotional and mental, and spiritual forms of abuse, substance-misuse, anxiety, depression, and many others.
I offer a soulful approach to therapy grounded in the latest psychological theory. ​Often, it may seem that much of modern psychological therapy merely ruffles and reorganises the surface of the things that trouble us, seeing people who are experiencing psychological suffering as complex machines to which we can apply a set psychological theories. In contrast, after 20years of working as a psychological therapist, I believe it's more appropriate to approach clients as 'souls' in need of hearing, healing, connection, meaning, and renewal. ​
Resulting from over twenty-years of experience working as a psychological therapist, I can help with a broad range of therapeutic material; bereavement end of life, trauma (including severe Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ), physical, psychological, emotional and mental, and spiritual forms of abuse, substance-misuse, anxiety, depression, and many others.
I offer a soulful approach to therapy grounded in the latest psychological theory. ​Often, it may seem that much of modern psychological therapy merely ruffles and reorganises the surface of the things that trouble us, seeing people who are experiencing psychological suffering as complex machines to which we can apply a set psychological theories. In contrast, after 20years of working as a psychological therapist, I believe it's more appropriate to approach clients as 'souls' in need of hearing, healing, connection, meaning, and renewal. ​
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Jenn Fletcher Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS1  (Online Only)
Hi, I am Jenn Fletcher I am a qualified Counsellor with over 12 years experience. Are you at a stage in your life where you are experiencing pain, loss, stress, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, fertility problems, menopausal symptoms or need addiction recovery support. If you are talking to me can help. I offer confidential, professional sessions to individuals and couples. I work in a client led way using different theories and skills. Offering insights and strategies to help find any solutions.
Hi, I am Jenn Fletcher I am a qualified Counsellor with over 12 years experience. Are you at a stage in your life where you are experiencing pain, loss, stress, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, fertility problems, menopausal symptoms or need addiction recovery support. If you are talking to me can help. I offer confidential, professional sessions to individuals and couples. I work in a client led way using different theories and skills. Offering insights and strategies to help find any solutions.
01977 802451 View 01977 802451
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Lucy Harrison
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS20  (Online Only)
Being in therapy is something many of us have needed over the course of our lives, by acknowledging you need some help now you have already come a long way. By working together we can make a real difference in how you cope and live your life. Over the years I have worked in a variety of settings helping people who were struggling with issues such as fear, anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, stress, self harm, addiction, co dependency, anger. I have been helping people come to terms with their past, enjoy the present and look forward to the future for the past 18 years.
Being in therapy is something many of us have needed over the course of our lives, by acknowledging you need some help now you have already come a long way. By working together we can make a real difference in how you cope and live your life. Over the years I have worked in a variety of settings helping people who were struggling with issues such as fear, anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, stress, self harm, addiction, co dependency, anger. I have been helping people come to terms with their past, enjoy the present and look forward to the future for the past 18 years.
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Cheryl Taylor
Psychotherapist, PhD, BACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS1
Neuro developmental: Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD: and secondary psychiatric symptomatology, emotional regulation, attachment, trauma, addiction, OCD/obsessional thinking.
Neurodivergence: ADHD, Autism. Bipolar, Psychosis, EMDR/ Trauma, CPTSD, dissociation, Attachment.
Neuro developmental: Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD: and secondary psychiatric symptomatology, emotional regulation, attachment, trauma, addiction, OCD/obsessional thinking.
Neurodivergence: ADHD, Autism. Bipolar, Psychosis, EMDR/ Trauma, CPTSD, dissociation, Attachment.
01226 449328 View 01226 449328
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Talking Spaces - Counselling For Men
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS1
We offer help and support for a wide range of mental health issues such as anger management, gambling problems, substance misuse, anxiety, depression, bereavement and loss, post traumatic stress disorder, domestic abuse, gay affirmative therapy, social anxiety, stress and burnout, divorce, sexual performance anxiety and relationship counselling.
Empowering men to navigate life's challenges with confidence and clarity. Talking Spaces is an accessible counselling specialist service for men’s mental health, available in person or via Zoom. Generally men by nature are more action focused, so when it comes to managing difficult life events and emotions I use action and solution based therapeutic approaches and interventions when working with men’s mental health issues. Men need a service with the knowledge understand that social and cultural norms and ingrained beliefs about masculinity are one of the main barriers to seeking counselling in the first place.
We offer help and support for a wide range of mental health issues such as anger management, gambling problems, substance misuse, anxiety, depression, bereavement and loss, post traumatic stress disorder, domestic abuse, gay affirmative therapy, social anxiety, stress and burnout, divorce, sexual performance anxiety and relationship counselling.
Empowering men to navigate life's challenges with confidence and clarity. Talking Spaces is an accessible counselling specialist service for men’s mental health, available in person or via Zoom. Generally men by nature are more action focused, so when it comes to managing difficult life events and emotions I use action and solution based therapeutic approaches and interventions when working with men’s mental health issues. Men need a service with the knowledge understand that social and cultural norms and ingrained beliefs about masculinity are one of the main barriers to seeking counselling in the first place.
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Yasmin Shaheen-Zaffar
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS1  (Online Only)
Are you looking for less stress in your life? In your relationships with loved ones? Yourself or others? Do you wish you could communicate better with those that matter? Maybe emotional regulation is difficult for you? Or do you feel heartbroken due to a break up or loss? Perhaps due to trauma or addiction your relationship with past experiences stand in the way of living life to its fullest potential? Maybe due to anxiety or anger it feels your life is spiralling out of control? You aren’t sure what to do next? I am here to offer non-judgemental and compassionate support so that together we can create positive changes in your life
Are you looking for less stress in your life? In your relationships with loved ones? Yourself or others? Do you wish you could communicate better with those that matter? Maybe emotional regulation is difficult for you? Or do you feel heartbroken due to a break up or loss? Perhaps due to trauma or addiction your relationship with past experiences stand in the way of living life to its fullest potential? Maybe due to anxiety or anger it feels your life is spiralling out of control? You aren’t sure what to do next? I am here to offer non-judgemental and compassionate support so that together we can create positive changes in your life
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Natasha Menoni: ADHD & Autism Specialist
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Leeds LS1  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
My expertise acknowledges challenges neurodivergent individuals may encounter including: anxiety, social anxiety, depression, addiction, anger management, autistic burnout, OCD, motivation challenges, low self esteem, suicidal ideation, eating disorders, trauma.
I am an HCPC registered Counselling Psychologist dedicated to serving adults who have been diagnosed or believe they might have Autism and/or ADHD. I invite you to work together on a therapeutic journey especially catered to your goals and needs. We can work together to identify and make the most out of your own unique strengths, establish robust coping strategies, and build self-awareness to develop a greater understanding of yourself so you can live a more fulfilling life.
My expertise acknowledges challenges neurodivergent individuals may encounter including: anxiety, social anxiety, depression, addiction, anger management, autistic burnout, OCD, motivation challenges, low self esteem, suicidal ideation, eating disorders, trauma.
I am an HCPC registered Counselling Psychologist dedicated to serving adults who have been diagnosed or believe they might have Autism and/or ADHD. I invite you to work together on a therapeutic journey especially catered to your goals and needs. We can work together to identify and make the most out of your own unique strengths, establish robust coping strategies, and build self-awareness to develop a greater understanding of yourself so you can live a more fulfilling life.
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Anya Zinkivskay
Counsellor, MRes, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leeds LS1
I specialise in working with clients affected by complex trauma and PTSD (triggered by armed conflicts, current and historic sexual abuse), Anxiety disorders particularly various manifestations of OCD, phobias and GAD, depression, neurodiverse development and function (ASD or specific learning difficulties), as well as loss, bereavement and addiction.
As private practice and NHS practitioner, with a 20-year background in neuropsychology, I structure therapy around the needs of my clients. Using Trauma-informed practice I employ Evidence-based techniques such as CBT, ERP and EMDR, in conjunction with psychoeducation. Client-Centred approach is central to my therapeutic aim of deepening self-awareness and offering clients a proactive involvement in their therapeutic process. My private practice is in New Mills, Derbyshire and virtually on Zoom. Where, in a confidential, safe and empathic environment I have been supporting clients from across the UK and Europe.
I specialise in working with clients affected by complex trauma and PTSD (triggered by armed conflicts, current and historic sexual abuse), Anxiety disorders particularly various manifestations of OCD, phobias and GAD, depression, neurodiverse development and function (ASD or specific learning difficulties), as well as loss, bereavement and addiction.
As private practice and NHS practitioner, with a 20-year background in neuropsychology, I structure therapy around the needs of my clients. Using Trauma-informed practice I employ Evidence-based techniques such as CBT, ERP and EMDR, in conjunction with psychoeducation. Client-Centred approach is central to my therapeutic aim of deepening self-awareness and offering clients a proactive involvement in their therapeutic process. My private practice is in New Mills, Derbyshire and virtually on Zoom. Where, in a confidential, safe and empathic environment I have been supporting clients from across the UK and Europe.
01663 790112 View 01663 790112
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Rizwan Rehman
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS14
I have worked with people of all ages and background who have suffered from a wide variety of health conditions such as depression, anxiety, grief, stress, and low self-esteem, as well as physical ailments such as substance misuse and alcohol dependency.
Welcome,     I'm Rizwan. I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist here to help you.   I believe the path to positive change is easier when you have the right support in place. That’s why I take a person-centred approach to therapy, where your voice and concerns are the focus of the therapy. This may seem obvious at first look, but it means that the support you receive will be tailored for your needs. It also means is that your life will be at the forefront of all our conversations, because when you have someone working with you, making sure your voice is heard and your needs are met, life is much is easier to live.
I have worked with people of all ages and background who have suffered from a wide variety of health conditions such as depression, anxiety, grief, stress, and low self-esteem, as well as physical ailments such as substance misuse and alcohol dependency.
Welcome,     I'm Rizwan. I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist here to help you.   I believe the path to positive change is easier when you have the right support in place. That’s why I take a person-centred approach to therapy, where your voice and concerns are the focus of the therapy. This may seem obvious at first look, but it means that the support you receive will be tailored for your needs. It also means is that your life will be at the forefront of all our conversations, because when you have someone working with you, making sure your voice is heard and your needs are met, life is much is easier to live.
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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.