Alcohol Use Counselling in London

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Prof Marcantonio Spada
Psychologist, PhD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
London SW6
Addictive behaviours, in particular alcohol use, gambling, nicotine use and technology.
I am a chartered psychologist and Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS), and an accredited Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) practitioner and Fellow of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). I am also a registered Metacognitive Therapy (MCT) practitioner with the Metacognitive Therapy Institute (MCT-I). In my practice I focus on developing a collaborative and client centered understanding of presenting problems together with tailor-making treatment programmes using either CBT or MCT. I have over 25 years experience working as a clinician.
Addictive behaviours, in particular alcohol use, gambling, nicotine use and technology.
I am a chartered psychologist and Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS), and an accredited Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) practitioner and Fellow of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). I am also a registered Metacognitive Therapy (MCT) practitioner with the Metacognitive Therapy Institute (MCT-I). In my practice I focus on developing a collaborative and client centered understanding of presenting problems together with tailor-making treatment programmes using either CBT or MCT. I have over 25 years experience working as a clinician.
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Healingthemind
Counsellor, PsychD, MBACP
Verified Verified
London N4  (Online Only)
I have worked in addictions for over 20 years, typically I have supported clients to reduce alcohol use. I have supported clients with mild to moderate depression and or anxiety, All clients are individual and come with different goals in therapy, this can be to reduce substances and learn how to cope with emotions that come up. I have also worked with clients who have suffered bereavement or any type of loss.
I have worked in addictions for over 20 years, typically I have supported clients to reduce alcohol use. I have supported clients with mild to moderate depression and or anxiety, All clients are individual and come with different goals in therapy, this can be to reduce substances and learn how to cope with emotions that come up. I have also worked with clients who have suffered bereavement or any type of loss.
020 4538 9580 View 020 4538 9580
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Simon Ziff
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
London N11
I am a qualified and experienced therapist. I specialise in helping my clients who are experiencing problems relating to drug addiction, alcohol dependency, anxiety, depression, relationship issues and childhood trauma and other addictions. I offer a warm and empathetic approach in a comfortable and intimate environment. Life can bring its struggles which, for many can lead to the above issues. The impact of our behaviour and anxiety often tips from being manageable to suddenly interfering with daily life, affecting you, your work and the people around you. If you can relate to any of these situations, then let me help.
I am a qualified and experienced therapist. I specialise in helping my clients who are experiencing problems relating to drug addiction, alcohol dependency, anxiety, depression, relationship issues and childhood trauma and other addictions. I offer a warm and empathetic approach in a comfortable and intimate environment. Life can bring its struggles which, for many can lead to the above issues. The impact of our behaviour and anxiety often tips from being manageable to suddenly interfering with daily life, affecting you, your work and the people around you. If you can relate to any of these situations, then let me help.
07793 816181 View 07793 816181
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Beryl Tomlins
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
London SE19  (Online Only)
There times in your life, when you feel overwhelmed and struggle to understand what is happening in your life. I am able to offer a safe,confidential environment to explore your issues
There times in your life, when you feel overwhelmed and struggle to understand what is happening in your life. I am able to offer a safe,confidential environment to explore your issues
01798 309991 View 01798 309991
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Andreas Lind
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
London W9
I am a psychotherapist accredited UKCP experienced at treating emotional and psychological issues. Until 2021 I divided my time between private practice and the NHS, where I was Principal Psychotherapist for a large NHS Trust. Now in full time private practice I have extensive experience of assessing and treating people from a variety of backgrounds whose problems range from severe and complex to more easily treatable problems including: Self-esteem, personal development, depression, anxiety, addictions, self-harm, personality problems and family and relationship concerns.
I am a psychotherapist accredited UKCP experienced at treating emotional and psychological issues. Until 2021 I divided my time between private practice and the NHS, where I was Principal Psychotherapist for a large NHS Trust. Now in full time private practice I have extensive experience of assessing and treating people from a variety of backgrounds whose problems range from severe and complex to more easily treatable problems including: Self-esteem, personal development, depression, anxiety, addictions, self-harm, personality problems and family and relationship concerns.
020 3053 9827 View 020 3053 9827
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Janus Solutions: Day Programme
MSc
Verified Verified
London SW2
Janus is a company that specialises in drug and alcohol treatment that steers away from the language of addiction, sickness, illness, dependency and disease. Janus believes that this terminology can become disempowering, at times leaving the client feeling at a loss as to how to move forward. Janus uses it's own unique approach called: The Resonance Factor, that focuses on the relationship someone constructs with their substance/s of choice. Janus believes that in the same way someone can construct a relationship with substances - he or she can deconstruct that relationship. Our service is about creating change in the individual. It is designed for individuals that wish to stop using substances; wish to rebuild relationships; wish to re-engage with life - be it work, study and physical and emotional well-being. Janus will work with you to accomplish your goals, but you, the client, have to be at the forefront of your own treatment.
Janus is a company that specialises in drug and alcohol treatment that steers away from the language of addiction, sickness, illness, dependency and disease. Janus believes that this terminology can become disempowering, at times leaving the client feeling at a loss as to how to move forward. Janus uses it's own unique approach called: The Resonance Factor, that focuses on the relationship someone constructs with their substance/s of choice. Janus believes that in the same way someone can construct a relationship with substances - he or she can deconstruct that relationship. Our service is about creating change in the individual. It is designed for individuals that wish to stop using substances; wish to rebuild relationships; wish to re-engage with life - be it work, study and physical and emotional well-being. Janus will work with you to accomplish your goals, but you, the client, have to be at the forefront of your own treatment.
020 8629 1349 View 020 8629 1349
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Hannah Rowley
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
London SW16
I have a warm down to earth approach and I treat my client’s confidentiality with complete discretion, providing a safe environment to talk without judgement. I can assist you in moving towards greater ease and wellbeing at your own pace, working with you so we can understand your challenges together. I work on both a short and long term basis. I truly believe psychotherapy has the power to bring meaningful change to people’s lives.
I have a warm down to earth approach and I treat my client’s confidentiality with complete discretion, providing a safe environment to talk without judgement. I can assist you in moving towards greater ease and wellbeing at your own pace, working with you so we can understand your challenges together. I work on both a short and long term basis. I truly believe psychotherapy has the power to bring meaningful change to people’s lives.
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Antonio Andalcio
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
London E8
We all have the capacity for growth, given the right conditions. Part of what therapy can be is the creation of a space where those conditions are met. During our 50 minute sessions, we will work toward a common goal. My role is to try to understand your lived experiences, in a confidential, non-discriminatory environment. Not to judge you. But most importantly therapy is about what you want to use the time and space for. People think of counselling as a last resort. We often keep our problems to ourselves, we compound all that feeling and pain and it emerges in our day to day lives in different ways, depression, stress, anxiety.
We all have the capacity for growth, given the right conditions. Part of what therapy can be is the creation of a space where those conditions are met. During our 50 minute sessions, we will work toward a common goal. My role is to try to understand your lived experiences, in a confidential, non-discriminatory environment. Not to judge you. But most importantly therapy is about what you want to use the time and space for. People think of counselling as a last resort. We often keep our problems to ourselves, we compound all that feeling and pain and it emerges in our day to day lives in different ways, depression, stress, anxiety.
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Mary McGee Jolliffe
Psychotherapist, MA, BPC
Verified Verified
London NW8
Would you like to S T O P... and have time to think about where you are. I offer a comfortable space for weekly reflection on 'everything that has happened so far...' You are curious about yourself, maybe with a mild depression, which feels ongoing, and which you have had to manage yourself. We can explore this together, track it back and discover the origins. We will see the shadows this casts over your life today. You will come to see that a good life and hope are possible; as well as accepting the past and what has been lost.
Would you like to S T O P... and have time to think about where you are. I offer a comfortable space for weekly reflection on 'everything that has happened so far...' You are curious about yourself, maybe with a mild depression, which feels ongoing, and which you have had to manage yourself. We can explore this together, track it back and discover the origins. We will see the shadows this casts over your life today. You will come to see that a good life and hope are possible; as well as accepting the past and what has been lost.
01923 961252 View 01923 961252
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Ian Michie
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, BPC
Verified Verified
London N19
I am a psychodynamic psychotherapist with over 11 years experience working with adults both privately and in the public sector. I am also a BPC accredited DIT (Dynamic interpersonal Therapy) practitioner. I work both In the short term 6 -16 sessions and long term. An initial meeting can allow us to explore what is going on to determine if brief therapy like DIT or longer open ended therapy is suitable. As well as working in my own practice I have worked in various settings Such as a busy GP practice and an addictions unit. I also work as a critical incident consultant.
I am a psychodynamic psychotherapist with over 11 years experience working with adults both privately and in the public sector. I am also a BPC accredited DIT (Dynamic interpersonal Therapy) practitioner. I work both In the short term 6 -16 sessions and long term. An initial meeting can allow us to explore what is going on to determine if brief therapy like DIT or longer open ended therapy is suitable. As well as working in my own practice I have worked in various settings Such as a busy GP practice and an addictions unit. I also work as a critical incident consultant.
020 3856 7816 View 020 3856 7816
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markdempstercounsellingltd
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
London W1G
I am a highly experienced Senior Accredited Addiction Counsellor, Traumatologist and Author with sixteen years personal experience of drug, alcohol and gambling addiction and over twenty years professional experience working with addictions. As seen on breakfast TV and radio I can help you break addictive patterns of behaviour. I have been there myself and know the exit route. I have helped many people recover and lead happy, successful lives. I am aware through personal and professional experience that the routes of addiction, are often found in trauma. As a traumatologist i can provide effective trauma processing therapy alongside
I am a highly experienced Senior Accredited Addiction Counsellor, Traumatologist and Author with sixteen years personal experience of drug, alcohol and gambling addiction and over twenty years professional experience working with addictions. As seen on breakfast TV and radio I can help you break addictive patterns of behaviour. I have been there myself and know the exit route. I have helped many people recover and lead happy, successful lives. I am aware through personal and professional experience that the routes of addiction, are often found in trauma. As a traumatologist i can provide effective trauma processing therapy alongside
020 3893 3018 View 020 3893 3018
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Nathan James Chesney
Verified Verified
London NW3
Hi, I am Nathan, welcome. I have over 20 years experience in the NHS assessing, treating and supporting people with mental ill health, I have studied counselling and psychotherapy and I am in the advanced stages of training as a Transactional Analyst (T.A.) psychotherapist. This form of therapy involves the person taking a close observation of themselves and of how those around us shaped our personality. Many people think that this is unchangeable, transactional analysis helps us to analyse our beliefs about ourselves and others and to look at these beliefs in the here and now, test these beliefs and decontamonate our thinking.
Hi, I am Nathan, welcome. I have over 20 years experience in the NHS assessing, treating and supporting people with mental ill health, I have studied counselling and psychotherapy and I am in the advanced stages of training as a Transactional Analyst (T.A.) psychotherapist. This form of therapy involves the person taking a close observation of themselves and of how those around us shaped our personality. Many people think that this is unchangeable, transactional analysis helps us to analyse our beliefs about ourselves and others and to look at these beliefs in the here and now, test these beliefs and decontamonate our thinking.
01536 907355 View 01536 907355
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Timothy Park
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
London SW5
Hi, I’m Tim and I can help if you struggle with addiction or if anxiety and depression seem to dominate your life. My approach is rooted in the understanding that you have the capacity to change and that therapy is an important part of this process. I offer you an empathic, authentic and non-judgemental space that is focuses on you achieving your therapy goals.
Hi, I’m Tim and I can help if you struggle with addiction or if anxiety and depression seem to dominate your life. My approach is rooted in the understanding that you have the capacity to change and that therapy is an important part of this process. I offer you an empathic, authentic and non-judgemental space that is focuses on you achieving your therapy goals.
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The Willow Practice
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
London W1G
Fully qualified Psychotherapy and Counselling practice, specialising in Individual and Couple Therapy. We support clients to facilitate change, overcome distress and look at old patterns of behaviour. The sessions provided will enable you to understand and choose to think differently about your life and help you to alleviate stress, anxiety and so much more ............Qualifications and training are vital to show we abide by high standards of care and ability which are verified by MSc degree in Psychotherapy from Middlesex University (from 2003) as well being a Certified Transactional Analysis (4 years in training Est. 2007).
Fully qualified Psychotherapy and Counselling practice, specialising in Individual and Couple Therapy. We support clients to facilitate change, overcome distress and look at old patterns of behaviour. The sessions provided will enable you to understand and choose to think differently about your life and help you to alleviate stress, anxiety and so much more ............Qualifications and training are vital to show we abide by high standards of care and ability which are verified by MSc degree in Psychotherapy from Middlesex University (from 2003) as well being a Certified Transactional Analysis (4 years in training Est. 2007).
01245 673748 View 01245 673748
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UK Addiction Treatment Centres (UKAT)
Verified Verified
London EC2M
Why choose UKAT? 160 beds across the UK; treatment for all addictions, including process addictions, eating disorders, age 16-18 treatment and dual diagnosis. Ranging from luxurious en-suite rehabs with gyms and on-site medical units to affordable rehabs. Catering for people from all walks of life. All rehabs have 24/7 on-site addiction professionals, ensuring clients have the highest level of care offered in the country. UKAT always addresses the individual as a whole and will tailor treatment to the addiction and long-term recovery of the client. All UKAT centres have a family programme dedicated to helping family members.
Why choose UKAT? 160 beds across the UK; treatment for all addictions, including process addictions, eating disorders, age 16-18 treatment and dual diagnosis. Ranging from luxurious en-suite rehabs with gyms and on-site medical units to affordable rehabs. Catering for people from all walks of life. All rehabs have 24/7 on-site addiction professionals, ensuring clients have the highest level of care offered in the country. UKAT always addresses the individual as a whole and will tailor treatment to the addiction and long-term recovery of the client. All UKAT centres have a family programme dedicated to helping family members.
020 3872 2432 View 020 3872 2432
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Ian Mc Cabe
Psychologist, PsychD, AFBPSsS
Verified Verified
London E1  (Online Only)
I am a chartered clinical psychologist with a certificate in Alcohol Abuse Studies from Berkeley University extension . Have worked in Haight Ashbury Alcohol Treatment Centre, San Francisco and am the author of Carl Jung & Alcoholics Anonymous. Very happy to meet with you on Zoom for an initial free consultation- 0044-7587421064
I am a chartered clinical psychologist with a certificate in Alcohol Abuse Studies from Berkeley University extension . Have worked in Haight Ashbury Alcohol Treatment Centre, San Francisco and am the author of Carl Jung & Alcoholics Anonymous. Very happy to meet with you on Zoom for an initial free consultation- 0044-7587421064
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Janet Bell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
London SW11
Whether you are experiencing a sense of crisis, have a specific issue to work through, or a more general feeling of needing someone to talk to, taking some time for yourself to engage with an empathic, qualified counsellor in a safe, confidential, non-judgmental space can really help make sense of your issues. I have a range of experience working with adults and young people as well as more specialised experience with the music industry, performing arts, addiction and boarding school related issues.
Whether you are experiencing a sense of crisis, have a specific issue to work through, or a more general feeling of needing someone to talk to, taking some time for yourself to engage with an empathic, qualified counsellor in a safe, confidential, non-judgmental space can really help make sense of your issues. I have a range of experience working with adults and young people as well as more specialised experience with the music industry, performing arts, addiction and boarding school related issues.
01273 934582 View 01273 934582
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Dr Shay MB.BS, BSc, MRCGP, FDSc, CSAT3, NCPS Accr
MBBS
Verified Verified
London SW1X
Substance Abuse, Trauma and Addiction Counsellor. 20 years in recovery. We talk and....getting "better than well".... is the goal. Just imagine! Better than the supposedly "well". Addiction is everywhere both Substance and Process, and afflicts millions. I deal with many types of addiction. Universally it presents with a kaleidoscope of personal and family suffering. It does not have to continue.
Substance Abuse, Trauma and Addiction Counsellor. 20 years in recovery. We talk and....getting "better than well".... is the goal. Just imagine! Better than the supposedly "well". Addiction is everywhere both Substance and Process, and afflicts millions. I deal with many types of addiction. Universally it presents with a kaleidoscope of personal and family suffering. It does not have to continue.
07480 488725 View 07480 488725
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Highgate Therapy Online
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
London N10
If you’re ready to take an in depth look the issues facing you, we’re a group of experienced practitioners, committed to helping you achieve change. We work online to provide flexibility about when and where you access help - including at the weekend or evening. You decide whether you want long-term help as you transition through life, or whether you’re looking for short-term help to deal with a particular, pressing problem. Either way, we will make sure you feel safe, understood and helped to achieve the change you seek. We are fully insured, highly trained and registered with the largest professional body of therapists in the UK.
If you’re ready to take an in depth look the issues facing you, we’re a group of experienced practitioners, committed to helping you achieve change. We work online to provide flexibility about when and where you access help - including at the weekend or evening. You decide whether you want long-term help as you transition through life, or whether you’re looking for short-term help to deal with a particular, pressing problem. Either way, we will make sure you feel safe, understood and helped to achieve the change you seek. We are fully insured, highly trained and registered with the largest professional body of therapists in the UK.
020 3917 4110 View 020 3917 4110
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Christina Johnson
Psychotherapist, MSc, MHGI
Verified Verified
London NW1
Are you currently impacted by anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma, phobia, addiction, overeating, grief , or anger ? Are you feeling stressed, overwhelmed, hopeless or living in fear and anxiety ? Are you struggling to deal with family members ? Would you like support with life transitions, career choices or relationship issues ?
Are you currently impacted by anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma, phobia, addiction, overeating, grief , or anger ? Are you feeling stressed, overwhelmed, hopeless or living in fear and anxiety ? Are you struggling to deal with family members ? Would you like support with life transitions, career choices or relationship issues ?
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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.