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Raymond Dixon Msc
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
I have worked in and specialised in addiction problems involving alcohol, drugs and gambling for 21 years. I am now solely in private practice but previously managed an addiction unit and devised the programme at a major London private hospital for 16 years, facilitating group and individual therapy and family groups. I have given lectures on substance abuse and problem gambling to professionals including GP's and Consultant Psychiatrists. I have worked at addiction treatment centres in the USA. I treat families and partners too. I also work with those who are suffering from abuse and not addiction. www.raymonddixon.co.uk
Dr Richard Pomfret
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
I have a specialism in working with behavioural addictions and issues with technology, internet, gambling , gaming, pornography and shopping.
As a Counselling Psychologist, I provide an integrative and evidence-based approach to therapy to cater to the unique needs of each client. Everyone is different and one size does not fit all. I am well-versed in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Psychodynamic and Non-Violent Resistance (NVR) therapies. Additionally, I have expertise in using Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, and Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT).
Prof Marcantonio Spada
Psychologist, PhD, CPsychol
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 practitioner and Fellow of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). I am also a registered metacognitive therapy 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 cognitive behaviour therapy or metacognitive therapy. I have over 25 years experience working as a clinician.
020 3856 8897
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
I co-edited the self-help book Breaking free: How to Stop Gambling .
Do you need help with feeling low or anxious? Are you dealing with loss or trauma? Do you find it hard to keep relationships? Would you like to change a bad habit? No matter what your reasons are for reading my profile, we could all do with help sometimes. I get it. Seeing a therapist is worth it and here’s why. Therapy can help you feel better and more connected; soften your pain; elicit motivation to change; and become a better version of yourself. Therapy is an investment which could benefit you and those around you for a long time to come.
020 3917 4668
Rehab Healthcare (RehabHC)
A REHAB CENTRE BED IS AVAILABLE!. Addiction is not a problem you can bear the burden alone. REHAB HEALTHCARE is here to partner with you as you try to get your life back. Your ideal rehab centre that meets your personal needs and preferences is available; choice from many UK centres and abroad. We focus on Addiction detox treatment, Addiction rehab and Addiction psychological interventions for all forms of addiction including alcohol, heroin, other opiates, benzodiazepines, prescription drugs, cocaine, crack, ketamine, crystal meth, GBL/GBH, Mephedrone, Cannabis, Legal Highs and Behavioural addictions like Gambling , Internet addiction and Sex addiction.
0330 058 9520
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Over 8 Years Experience in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy helping with Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Depression, Bereavement, Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Addictions, Trauma, PTSD, Relationship Counselling, Anger Management, Low Self esteem, Confidence Building, Stress, Work related Stress , Gambling , Drug Addictions, and many more. Acreddited Service Provider for DSA SFE Mental Health, Certificated Expert Witness Bond Solon in Family & Cival Cases.Experiential Group Leader at Enfield Counselling Service.
020 3958 4336
I have worked with diverse client groups facing a wide range of issues including relationship problems, sexuality, gender dysphoria trauma, sexual abuse, anxiety, depression, OCD, intrusive thoughts, gambling .
I am a qualified counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). I work with adults on a one-to-one basis offering short-term and open-ended talking therapy. I use an integrative approach, which means that I draw from different models and techniques (psychodynamic, CBT and person centred) to best suit your individual needs. My aim is to help you find and change those repetitive unhelpful or destructive patterns in your behaviour and relationships, as well as providing you with a space for personal development, growth and exploration.
020 3871 8461
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MUKCP
CORONA VIRUS RELATED ANXIETIES - Skype, Facetime and Zoom sessions: Rebecca is highly experienced addictions and eating disorders specialist psychotherapist. She works extensively with clients struggling with depression and anxiety as well as relationship and work related issues. Many of her clients suffer with the behavioural addictions: work, shopping, gambling or co-dependent relationships. She makes a thorough, clinical assessment to offer a tailored treatment plan, with regular sessions scheduled to suit the client. Couples and individuals welcome at my practice in Paddington/Little Venice or Clerkenwell/City fringes.
020 8103 6052
Dr Abigail Brown
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Dr Abigail Brown has gained a considerable range of experience of working within various NHS services over the past eight years. Dr Brown is an experienced clinician with specialist skills in working with psychological difficulties such as anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem, addictions ( gambling and alcohol), regulating emotions, bereavement and personality disorder. Dr Brown has a special interest in Traumatic Births and she has published in the Midwifery Journal. Title of publishable piece called, ‘The Journey towards Resilience following a Traumatic Birth’.
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
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
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
I offer individual therapy to adults in person and online. I have considerable experience of working in the NHS in specialist and secondary care settings with clients experiencing depression, anxiety and gambling addiction. I am currently based in a sexual health service, where I work clients living with HIV, struggling with compulsive sexual behaviour as well as psychosexual difficulties. I take an integrative approach to my work with clients, using cognitive analytic therapy primarily.
020 4538 2799
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Paul Barrett Counselling & Psychotherapy in London Paul is an integrative psychotherapist based in Chelsea and Little Venice. He is a fully clinically accredited UKCP counsellor and psychotherapist. He is also a member of the BACP, CCPE and EMDR Europhe follows their codes of conducts and ethics. Choosing a therapist can be a daunting process and it’s essential that you feel comfortable enough to share memories and information that will help with the therapy process. Whatever your reasons for seeking help with an issue, it takes great courage. People are often fearful of ‘exposing’ their deepest selves. Pauls room is a safe place..
020 8106 6916
Areas of counselling I work with include Gambling addiction, anxiety, stress, bereavement, relationship problems, alcohol problems, self-harm, cultural issues, loneliness and depression.
Whatever the problem, I aim to encourage a sense of empowerment during my client's exploration. An important factor in therapy is the working relationship between the therapist and client and I believe in encouraging an environment that includes trust, respect, warmth and sometimes humour which, sometimes can be a welcome feature.Some people look for just a couple of sessions to 'get things off their chest' and gain a fresh perspective on their life, whilst others want to take more time to come to terms with the events from their past before looking to their future. whatever the issue i can help you come thought this time of life.
020 3695 2402
Addiction comes in all forms, whether it be alcohol, drugs, food, sex, love, shopping, exercise, anger issues, work, self-harm, gambling , low self-esteem issues or co-dependency.
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.
Ishbel Grace Straker
As the owner and director of I Straker Consultants, working from my private practice at Exchange flags in Liverpool city centre, I specialise in Anxiety, Depression, Drug, Alcohol, Mental Health, Perimenopausal and Gambling addiction treatment in Liverpool, Merseyside and the surrounding areas. I am a Consultant Prescribing Nurse who studied Psychiatric Nursing at University of Central Lancashire and gained her Masters in Prescribing at the University of West London. Ishbel specialises in ADHD assessments, diagnosis and treatment for adults. The charges for these assessments are £360 for adults and can take up to 90 minutes.
020 8064 2183
I am a Lacanian psychotherapist and psychoanalyst with 25 years of experience. I treat eating disorders such as bulimia, anorexia and obesity, and addictions such as to nicotine, cannabis, gambling , sex, chocolate, tea and coffee. After my training in medicine (Oxford, Cambridge) I worked in London and at the American Hospital of Paris. To specialize, I trained in psychiatry and psychoanalysis (with Jacques Lacan at the École Freudienne) in Paris. For many years I was a Consultant Psychiatrist at Saint Anne’s Hospital in Paris. For the last twenty years I have worked as a specialised psychotherapist. Do take a look at my website.
Office is near:London E1
Hello and welcome. I'm a non-judgemental therapist who offers a confidential space where you can feel safe, understood and trusted as you start to explore the reasons why you feel the way you do. I have considerable experience working with anxiety, depression, panic disorder, family/relationship issues, loss, low self-esteem, work-related stress, and addictions (alcohol, drugs, gambling , sex and internet). I have many years experience of working with 12-step programmes. I continue to work with clients online, but am also beginning to see clients face to face in my lovely rooms in Richmond (under Richmond Bridge) and Fitzrovia, W1.
Office is near:London WC1A
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
It can be a really big step to accept that you may have thoughts or concerns that need help with. You may feel depressed, angry, frustrated, fearful, discontent or perhaps struggling with issues such as depression, self esteem, anxiety, addiction, existential issues, relationships or bereavement, or you may just want a kind listening ear and/or someone to understand you. If you decide to contact me I can assure you that I will listen and help you at your own pace without any judgement or criticism. I will help you to explore different approaches and look at different perspectives to embolden you to confront your issues.
020 8103 1058
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
We are told how important exercise is for our physical wellbeing, our mental health is no different. Therapy does change lives and for that reason, if you are unhappy, stressed and not sure what to do, you need to remember that life is short and you deserve to live the life you want. Put yourself first, and do what makes you happy! My approach is integrative, which means that I am trained in several different modalities, allowing me to work in a way that suits each unique client.
Psychotherapist, COSRT General
I offer a treatment plan to help anyone suffering with sexual problems, difficult family dynamics such as repeated conflicts and arguments, mental and physical health problems, affairs/betrayals and trust issues, survivors of physical, emotional or sexual abuse and addictive/compulsive behaviours. I also offer support for victims of crime and anyone facing court proceedings. If there is a pressing issue you need to process, I also offer extended therapy sessions online.
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How do gambling rehabilitation programs work?
There are both inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation programs. However, for some individuals, an outpatient facility may not offer enough hands-on care, and for other individuals, an inpatient facility may be too much. Both types of care have knowledgeable health professionals including physicians (in the case of residential programs), psychologists, counselors, psychotherapists, and recovered mentors.
How do gambling 12-step programs combined with psychotherapy work?
Abstinence and maintenance are key for 12-step gambling disorder programs. Individuals in a 12-step group rely on each other for support and accountability. In addition, there is often a spiritual element to these programs, whereby belief in a higher power can help the individual overcome their tendencies. If an individual genuinely wants to cease gambling, attending a 12-step program along with regular psychotherapy can be highly effective.
How long does therapy take for gambling disorder?
Recovering from gambling disorder takes time and effort. There’s no precise timeline for treatment, but a person can see change if they stick with therapy and if they have the will and desire to stop. Treatment for gambling disorder requires honesty in therapy, a commitment to understanding triggers, as well as the development of coping skills. Making lifestyle changes is also important, such as staying away from lotteries, online gambling, and casinos.
Is relapse a problem for those with a gambling disorder?
Gambling disorder is often chronic and can be life-long; therefore relapse may present a problem for some individuals. But effective treatment can bring a person’s life under control. To remain healthy and on track, the individual may need to regularly check in with their support group or psychotherapist. Frequently refreshing their tools of recovery can be helpful.