Alcohol Use Counselling in Leek

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Photo of Marie Brockley, Counsellor in Leek, England
Marie Brockley
Counsellor, MA, BACP
Verified
Verified
How to explain what counselling is... If you're holding a cup of coffee and somebody accidentally bumps into you, you will most likely spill a drop or two, or depending on the bump impact a few spoonfuls or more. If there had been tea or something else in your cup, the result would be the same. Your emotions and feelings are like the coffee, because sometimes when life comes along and shakes you (which will happen to us all) whatever is inside your cup will spill out. Sometimes life can be easier until you get bumped.....but then you may need somebody to talk to, this is where counselling can help.
01538 712372
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Leek ST13
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Need2Talk2Someone Counselling Services
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Supporting people with anxiety, anger, relationship issues, frustration, avoidance and more. Are you noticing an inability to delay gratification? Whether that be difficulties with work-life balance, abusing alcohol, cigarettes, or food, not caring what happens or what anyone thinks and pushing 'dealing with it' away! All these traits come into play when stressed as negative coping strategies and making changes might mean digging down to find the source of your thoughts feelings and behaviours with a trained counsellor.
01538 712566
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Leek ST13
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Caro Lee
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Verified
We live in a world which throws a lot at us, and expects a lot of us. And, very often, we expect a lot of ourselves too. For many of us, it can help to talk through what we’re dealing with, to help us understand what’s going on and find a way forward. Whether you’re dealing with anger, anxiety, bereavement, depression, identity, loneliness, powerlessness, relationship difficulties, or simply want to talk things through, I offer a confidential, non-judgmental space to explore what you’re feeling, and how you can manage it. We’re all different and we all need to find our own way. I can help you do that.
01298 608995
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Leek ST13
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On the Horizon Counselling Services CIC
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
My name is Lisa Shaw. I am a qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor of 9 years and consider myself as a Integrative counsellor which means I may use various models of counselling I am able to adapt my way of working to suit your needs throughout your journey. I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy MBACP 273397. I have extensive experience working within the local area for various charities and local schools. I work with adults, young people and children with various issues. I specialise in working with attachment, anxiety, depression, confidence, self-esteem, resilience and self worth.
07807 204412
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Leek ST13
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Dr Matt Johnson
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
Hi, I'm Matt, thank you for reading my profile. I'm a Chartered and Registered Clinical Psychologist working with adults of all ages who are experiencing psychological difficulties. If you're struggling with anxiety, depression, fears and phobias, trauma, grief, loss and bereavement, work related stress, adjustment to significant life events, parenting stress, family and relationship difficulties, low self-esteem or confidence issues, I can help you to deal more effectively with the challenges that life throws at you, to focus your efforts on the goals and values that are most important and so move towards living the life you want.
01782 493119
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Leek ST13
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Simon Eve
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
Welcome to my profile. Reaching out for support is a courageous first step towards taking charge of your life which shows your awareness that something needs to change and deserves to be celebrated. Seeking professional support can be daunting as well as exciting as you realise that things can and will change in the future for the better. Counselling and therapy is a journey with many twists and turns as you begin to unravel and understand your patterns, unhealthy habits, limiting beliefs and what it is you can really achieve in life. I provide a safe and confidential space in which to explore these issues.
020 3893 2494
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Bakewell DE45
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Jack Andrew Brown
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I believe everyone has the right to feel safe, heard and respected in life and in the therapy room. Knowing what is best for our mental health is often overwhelming, I am here to help you find a way through what can seem an insurmountable task. Many reasons make people want to see a counsellor. Sometimes this might be something concrete; the loss of a loved one or having endured a time of great personal stress. Your concerns might be more vague; a sense of disconnection or unhappiness in life with no easily recognisable cause.
0114 478 2797
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Bakewell DE45
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Steve Barlow Counselling & Supervision Services
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
I am a BACP accredited, fully insured counsellor, supervisor and support group facilitator with nearly 20 years experience of working with clients both in an organisational setting and in private practice. Sessions are now available both online via secure video platforms and 'in person' at my consulting room in Stoke On Trent. I am well-versed in providing both long and short-term counselling arrangements, covering many issues from addiction, bereavement and abuse to anxiety, relationship concerns and sexuality and gender.
01763 291259
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Bakewell DE45
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Helen Joy Green
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Hello and welcome, We all deserve a helping hand. Someone to lead us through the dark times. I believe I can offer this, by sharing my 16 years of practice, which has provided me with a vast experience/knowledge of working with adults, couples and young people. My passion is in the belief that we have the ability to grow and reach our potential. I work with compassion, genuineness and have a real passion for the effectiveness of the counselling process. I am a highly a sensitive person which helps me to empathise with others deeply. I value indifference and work in a non judgemental way.
01782 983552
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Buxton DE6
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Valerian Counselling
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
We are currently living in unsettling and uncertain times, Such persistent uncertainty in our lives can lead to abnormally raised levels of anxiety, insecurity and fear. At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, these were likely to arise from fear for your health and those close to you, the grief arising from bereavement, the strain of social isolation and the financial consequences of unemployment, loss of financial security. The current cost of living crisis can only make things worse.You are in acute need of support but reluctant to burden friends or family because they may also be struggling their own pressures and stress.
01663 797395
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Stockport SK12
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Stefanos Malais
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Verified
My education and experience help me use various processes and collaborate with each person or couple to create their own unique treatment plan with the aim to cover, as much as possible, their own unique needs. Through these processes (e.g. through Socratic dialogue/questioning, Empathic Responses, and other Systemic and Cognitive-Behavioral techniques), I invite people to develop more self-awareness, to renegotiate key issues of their existence and to approach past traumatic experiences in a more constructive manner.
01477 412622
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Macclesfield SK11
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Bonnie Wallace
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Verified
A highly qualified therapist who specialises in the areas of sex and porn addiction,sex therapy, couple therapy and eating disorders, and highly qualified in these areas as my training suggests. Vast experience ensures that I help my clients towards resolving their issues. I work with a broad spectrum of clients on a wide range of these issues. I offer a highly discreet, confidential and personalized approach delivered with compassion and understanding. Working with a sympathetic and non-judgemental attitude, I help achieve solutions to the issues you bring in a practical, down to earth way.
07480 736061
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Macclesfield SK10
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James Leeson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Do you feel Anxious or Depressed? Are you Angry, Exhausted, Stuck or Overwhelmed? Seeking counselling is a big step, and finding the right counsellor for you is the key to success. I offer a FREE 30min consultation call, so you can see if my style will work for you, or visit my website to see if you feel my approach will work for you. Life is so busy with many competing pressures. We face seemingly impossible situations through loss or trauma. It's easy to become lost or overwhelmed and start to struggle. Often we cant talk to friends and family, and we can start to feel alone, anxious or stuck.
0161 524 0702
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Poynton SK12
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Focus Counselling Cheshire
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Verified
My aim is to enable clients to find ways to feel peaceful, find courage and to overcome fears and challenges. Clients may wish to move on from unhelpful thinking or patterns of living , overcome anxiety and live a more enjoyable life . Some clients may not yet know what they want but accept that a change is needed . Starting counselling can be a big step and the decision can come from necessity , pain or simply a desire to see how things could be different. I understand that it can feel like a big step into unknown territory and I will do everything possible to help you feel comfortable with the process.
01254 964034
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Poynton SK12
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Liz Foley
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
SPACE is an organisation creating a space for change, health and wellbeing through a variety of services. All of which can offer you a safe and confidential space within which to think, feel and explore whatever it is you may be facing.
01625 467068
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Whaley Bridge SK23
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Online Therapists

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Klaudia Richter
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I am a psychologist and person-centred counsellor. Throughout my extensive counselling career, I have volunteered for the NHS as well as various charities, where I have supported clients from different backgrounds and with varying abilities. Throughout my years of practice, I have endeavoured to honour the trust placed in me by clients to respect their right to be self-governing. I am also committed to promoting client well-being while striving to treat all clients in a fair and impartial manner.
01562 543918
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Stourbridge DY8
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Steve John Briggs
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
I am an experienced and qualified psychotherapist with an advanced diploma in client centred counselling . I have worked for many years with adults and young people in private practice, the voluntary sector, and as a counsellor within the NHS primary care service. I work creatively in a way that suits each individual. The way you feel may interfere with your every day life and talking about the things that trouble you will help. You may be troubled by something in the past or the present. The way you feel may interfere with your every day life and relationships stopping you reaching your full potential . talking is proven to help.
023 8214 5919
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Shrewsbury SY2
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Claire Shaw
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Hello, my name is Claire Shaw and welcome to my page. Are you feeling anxious, depressed or even suicidal? Regardless of life events, we can all at some point in our lives feel overwhelmed, whether that is due to a painful bereavement, relationship breakdown, in fact anything that has left you struggling with life and unable to process how we feel with regards our emotions.Have you experienced a painful event in your life which has left you feeling numb and unable to process?
0115 824 5394
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Nottingham NG12
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Patrick Harper
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified
Verified
I enjoy helping people who have reached a point in their life when they're feeling stuck and unable to change the way they feel, behave or react to other people. I'm good at helping people to understand themselves better and to change the way they relate to themselves and other people. I work with a very broad range of problems from persistent anxiety and depression to severe trauma and personality disturbance. I offer appointments to clients living locally to me in West Yorkshire, across the U.K., and in a range of countries across the world.
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Hebden Bridge HX7
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Kerry Slater
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I have a MA in Psychotherapy and a PG Dipolma and PG Cert in Counselling, I am registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I am an Integrative Therapist which can be confusing lingo in psychological therapies but basically means I adapt my practice to meet the needs of my clients. Counselling isn’t really one size fits all because people are different - and so are their life stories - so working together we can look at interventions that might help.
01274 015567
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Halifax HX2
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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.