Addiction Counselling in Central Retail District, Manchester

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Photo of Dave Cooper Counselling, Psychotherapist in Central Retail District, Manchester, England
Dave Cooper Counselling
Psychotherapist, MSc, ACC-AC
Verified
Central Retail District, Manchester M2
I work with every kind of addiction and dependence. Unlike residential approaches, I work with you whilst you are at home and at work. In your real life. Issues that I consider my approach successful with are - alcohol, cocaine and other drugs. internet based dependencies such as social media and gaming. Workaholism and relationship depndency. Sexual and relationship addiction. prescription medication dependency. Comfort eating and overeating as well as restricting and self starving.
I work with every kind of addiction and dependence. Unlike residential approaches, I work with you whilst you are at home and at work. In your real life. Issues that I consider my approach successful with are - alcohol, cocaine and other drugs. internet based dependencies such as social media and gaming. Workaholism and relationship depndency. Sexual and relationship addiction. prescription medication dependency. Comfort eating and overeating as well as restricting and self starving.
01925 989871 View 01925 989871
Photo of Magdalena Bugajska, Counsellor in Central Retail District, Manchester, England
Magdalena Bugajska
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Central Retail District, Manchester M2
I am a fully qualified counsellor, BACP member and have experience in working with anxiety, depression, anger, loss, relationship issues, trauma, addiction and low self-esteem.
Whether you are feeling anxious, depressed, overwhelmed or experiencing any other feeling that precludes you from enjoying your life and reaching your potential, therapy will offer you a safe space where you can reconnect with yourself. As a person-centred counsellor I believe that when offered a non-judgemental, welcoming space and warmth, you can find your own solutions and paths that would lead you to growth and resilience.
I am a fully qualified counsellor, BACP member and have experience in working with anxiety, depression, anger, loss, relationship issues, trauma, addiction and low self-esteem.
Whether you are feeling anxious, depressed, overwhelmed or experiencing any other feeling that precludes you from enjoying your life and reaching your potential, therapy will offer you a safe space where you can reconnect with yourself. As a person-centred counsellor I believe that when offered a non-judgemental, welcoming space and warmth, you can find your own solutions and paths that would lead you to growth and resilience.
01707 245351 View 01707 245351
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James Alastair King
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Central Retail District, Manchester M2
I work with people with a broad spectrum of presenting issues, from depression and anxiety to domestic abuse, bereavement, addiction and sexuality.
Although I regularly work with clients of all ages and genders, the majority of my clients tend to be young men, who have unresolved feelings or experiences which are impacting on their daily lives. I work as an integrative counsellor, from a person-centred perspective. This means that you can bring whatever you wish to the session, while we work at your pace and depth. I employ theory and techniques from CBT, psychodynamic and other therapeutic philosophies which I feel may be useful. Where we start is not the important thing as ultimately, you will naturally discover the things that matter the most to you.
I work with people with a broad spectrum of presenting issues, from depression and anxiety to domestic abuse, bereavement, addiction and sexuality.
Although I regularly work with clients of all ages and genders, the majority of my clients tend to be young men, who have unresolved feelings or experiences which are impacting on their daily lives. I work as an integrative counsellor, from a person-centred perspective. This means that you can bring whatever you wish to the session, while we work at your pace and depth. I employ theory and techniques from CBT, psychodynamic and other therapeutic philosophies which I feel may be useful. Where we start is not the important thing as ultimately, you will naturally discover the things that matter the most to you.
0161 509 6177 View 0161 509 6177
Photo of Bernadette Shaw. Minds That Matter, Counsellor in Central Retail District, Manchester, England
Bernadette Shaw. Minds That Matter
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Central Retail District, Manchester M1
Are you looking for support while working through fear, anxiety, & stress? Are these having negative effects on your relationship with yourself, your personal relationships & friendships? Is someone close experiencing them? Perhaps you have reached a crossroads, are grieving the loss of something or someone dear? Wherever you are on the path of life I offer a safe space providing support and exploration of needs and anxieties, working with you to make positive changes. My experience of working in the addictions field has also made me aware of issues that can develop and the impact this can have on an individual and their family.
Are you looking for support while working through fear, anxiety, & stress? Are these having negative effects on your relationship with yourself, your personal relationships & friendships? Is someone close experiencing them? Perhaps you have reached a crossroads, are grieving the loss of something or someone dear? Wherever you are on the path of life I offer a safe space providing support and exploration of needs and anxieties, working with you to make positive changes. My experience of working in the addictions field has also made me aware of issues that can develop and the impact this can have on an individual and their family.
0161 696 1542 View 0161 696 1542
David Peak
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
Central Retail District, Manchester M1
Life is difficult. Every day you face a thousand intangible threats to your mental well-being and self-esteem. Your brain reacts, creating a collection of sensations which we call anxiety. Sometimes you feel hopeless-there's no way out of trouble and you feel yourself becoming more withdrawn, isolated and depressed. Or, perhaps living with the person you love is impossible. Talking things over with family or friends can help. But you may have reasons why that's not appropriate or you need specific specialist help. Then is the time to speak with an impartial, trained, professional, in confidence.
Life is difficult. Every day you face a thousand intangible threats to your mental well-being and self-esteem. Your brain reacts, creating a collection of sensations which we call anxiety. Sometimes you feel hopeless-there's no way out of trouble and you feel yourself becoming more withdrawn, isolated and depressed. Or, perhaps living with the person you love is impossible. Talking things over with family or friends can help. But you may have reasons why that's not appropriate or you need specific specialist help. Then is the time to speak with an impartial, trained, professional, in confidence.
0161 696 1668 View 0161 696 1668
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Emily Adams
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Central Retail District, Manchester M2
Many of us begin therapy when we realise we need to change something, heal from something or understand ourselves better. There could be something you know is hurting, you might feel burnt out, overwhelmed, or feeling stuck and dissatisfied with life. Therapy can help you reach a clearer understanding of yourself and gives you a safer space to discover and develop more satisfying ways of living. In therapy we can explore, together, where you’ve been, where you are right now, and where you hope to get to. Therapy can help you get back in touch with yourself, find your voice and make sense of challenging emotions.
Many of us begin therapy when we realise we need to change something, heal from something or understand ourselves better. There could be something you know is hurting, you might feel burnt out, overwhelmed, or feeling stuck and dissatisfied with life. Therapy can help you reach a clearer understanding of yourself and gives you a safer space to discover and develop more satisfying ways of living. In therapy we can explore, together, where you’ve been, where you are right now, and where you hope to get to. Therapy can help you get back in touch with yourself, find your voice and make sense of challenging emotions.
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Shadowplay Counselling & Training
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Central Retail District, Manchester M2
Are things that have happened in your life preventing you living as you deserve to? Are you struggling with feelings of anxiety, depression, or feeling numb and disconnected from others? Do you find you're reaching for alcohol, drugs, food, damaging relationships to try to feel better? Or did you grow up with a parent struggling in this way? You don't need to have suffered an obvious trauma or adversity to be be feeling fearful, despairing or battling with a low sense of self worth. Modern life is hard and the pressures sometimes difficult to navigate.
Are things that have happened in your life preventing you living as you deserve to? Are you struggling with feelings of anxiety, depression, or feeling numb and disconnected from others? Do you find you're reaching for alcohol, drugs, food, damaging relationships to try to feel better? Or did you grow up with a parent struggling in this way? You don't need to have suffered an obvious trauma or adversity to be be feeling fearful, despairing or battling with a low sense of self worth. Modern life is hard and the pressures sometimes difficult to navigate.
0161 696 3014 View 0161 696 3014
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Salmaa Timol
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Central Retail District, Manchester M2
At any stage in life, we can experience changes or moments where it becomes difficult to cope with our thoughts and feelings. This can result in feeling stuck and not knowing how to process what we're experiencing. What can make this more difficult is knowing who or how to open up to others or feeling like what you're experiencing is too much for someone to understand. Having a therapist allows you to share all parts of you, parts that are accepted wholeheartedly without shame or judgement, which may not feel possible even with those you feel closest to.
At any stage in life, we can experience changes or moments where it becomes difficult to cope with our thoughts and feelings. This can result in feeling stuck and not knowing how to process what we're experiencing. What can make this more difficult is knowing who or how to open up to others or feeling like what you're experiencing is too much for someone to understand. Having a therapist allows you to share all parts of you, parts that are accepted wholeheartedly without shame or judgement, which may not feel possible even with those you feel closest to.
01707 246829 View 01707 246829
Photo of Rob Radcliffe, Counsellor in Central Retail District, Manchester, England
Rob Radcliffe
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Central Retail District, Manchester M1
I imagine it's overwhelming reading all these blurbs and trying to figure out which one stands out for you, so I'm not going to add to the noise. Qualified therapist and supervisor, 10 years' full time experience, bloke, getting on a bit these days, sense of humour, personable and down to earth, approachable and friendly, I will do my best to understand you and support you but I will also challenge you to get out of whatever is keeping you stuck when appropriate! I generally work with individuals but also offer LGBTQIA+ friendly couples/relationship counselling as this can be a difficult to access service.
I imagine it's overwhelming reading all these blurbs and trying to figure out which one stands out for you, so I'm not going to add to the noise. Qualified therapist and supervisor, 10 years' full time experience, bloke, getting on a bit these days, sense of humour, personable and down to earth, approachable and friendly, I will do my best to understand you and support you but I will also challenge you to get out of whatever is keeping you stuck when appropriate! I generally work with individuals but also offer LGBTQIA+ friendly couples/relationship counselling as this can be a difficult to access service.
0161 850 6480 View 0161 850 6480
Photo of True Living Therapies in Central Retail District, Manchester, England
True Living Therapies
Verified
Central Retail District, Manchester M2
If you're tired of battling stress, overwhelm, anxiety or if you're frustrated because you can't seem to be as productive or confident as you want, or need, to be then hypnotherapy can work amazingly well for you. Your subconscious is in the driving seat and while it tries to help you feel safe and survive, it can also hinder you too. Often we aren't entirely aware, at a conscious level, why we're struggling or stuck in self-sabotaging behaviour patterns. Hypnotherapy is able to reach your subconscious and work with it to correct course, allowing you to achieve what you want.
If you're tired of battling stress, overwhelm, anxiety or if you're frustrated because you can't seem to be as productive or confident as you want, or need, to be then hypnotherapy can work amazingly well for you. Your subconscious is in the driving seat and while it tries to help you feel safe and survive, it can also hinder you too. Often we aren't entirely aware, at a conscious level, why we're struggling or stuck in self-sabotaging behaviour patterns. Hypnotherapy is able to reach your subconscious and work with it to correct course, allowing you to achieve what you want.
0161 509 4175 View 0161 509 4175
Photo of Craig Budzik, Counsellor in Central Retail District, Manchester, England
Craig Budzik
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Central Retail District, Manchester M1
Counselling and Psychotherapy can be a powerful way to heal through talking. My approach is integrative and brings together different approaches, styles and ideologies. Not just from the Counselling and Psychotherapeutic sphere, but also from the spiritual sphere. I believe that human wellness is multidimensional. No singular event, element or experience of living can truly cause wellness or suffering. It’s a complex interplay between various factors which make up our experience of life.
Counselling and Psychotherapy can be a powerful way to heal through talking. My approach is integrative and brings together different approaches, styles and ideologies. Not just from the Counselling and Psychotherapeutic sphere, but also from the spiritual sphere. I believe that human wellness is multidimensional. No singular event, element or experience of living can truly cause wellness or suffering. It’s a complex interplay between various factors which make up our experience of life.
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City Centre Therapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Central Retail District, Manchester M2
An important part in your journey to finding a therapist in Manchester is trying to get a feel for them through your research. One of the most important aspects about our approach is being able to generate warmth, friendliness and to put you at ease as quickly as possible. We are the one of the North West most successful therapy practices. We apply the latest approaches combined with time tested traditional styles to ensure you get results. We work With adults, couples, children and young people.
An important part in your journey to finding a therapist in Manchester is trying to get a feel for them through your research. One of the most important aspects about our approach is being able to generate warmth, friendliness and to put you at ease as quickly as possible. We are the one of the North West most successful therapy practices. We apply the latest approaches combined with time tested traditional styles to ensure you get results. We work With adults, couples, children and young people.
0161 706 2082 View 0161 706 2082
Photo of Sarah Hayes, Psychotherapist in Central Retail District, Manchester, England
Sarah Hayes
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified
Central Retail District, Manchester M2
At certain points in our lives, we might find ourselves in what may seem like an unbreakable cycle of self-destructive behaviours, overwhelming emotions and a sense of disconnect to those around us, or perhaps even within ourselves. If you’re reading this, it is likely that you currently find yourself somewhere within that cycle or you may have feelings of anxiety, depression or low self-worth. You may be experiencing relationship difficulties, intrusive and obsessive thoughts, self-harm, child-hood trauma or grief. Whatever the reason may be, I just want to firstly remind you that you are not alone.
At certain points in our lives, we might find ourselves in what may seem like an unbreakable cycle of self-destructive behaviours, overwhelming emotions and a sense of disconnect to those around us, or perhaps even within ourselves. If you’re reading this, it is likely that you currently find yourself somewhere within that cycle or you may have feelings of anxiety, depression or low self-worth. You may be experiencing relationship difficulties, intrusive and obsessive thoughts, self-harm, child-hood trauma or grief. Whatever the reason may be, I just want to firstly remind you that you are not alone.
01707 959170 View 01707 959170
Photo of Adrian Carrier, Counsellor in Central Retail District, Manchester, England
Adrian Carrier
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Central Retail District, Manchester M2
I provide a supportive environment in which we can explore together the difficulties that you're experiencing. I feel that holding warm, and understanding space in which you can grow is paramount and wholeheartedly respect that you are the expert of your own unique way of thinking, feeling, and experiencing. As such, I will trust, encourage, and support you to guide us on our journey together.
I provide a supportive environment in which we can explore together the difficulties that you're experiencing. I feel that holding warm, and understanding space in which you can grow is paramount and wholeheartedly respect that you are the expert of your own unique way of thinking, feeling, and experiencing. As such, I will trust, encourage, and support you to guide us on our journey together.
01707 954010 View 01707 954010
Photo of Nigel Magowan, Psychotherapist in Central Retail District, Manchester, England
Nigel Magowan
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
Central Retail District, Manchester M1
I am an experienced psychotherapist and have been in full-time private practice in Manchester since 2002. I use a flexible integrative approach and offer both long-term psychotherapy and counselling, as well as short-term therapies. I integrate psychotherapy with CBT, EMDR, Somatic Therapies, IFS, Focusing, DBT Skills, DBR, NLP and life coaching. I have experience of working with a wide range of issues including anxiety, PTSD, Complex PTSD, bereavement, BPD, depression, stress, abuse, generalised anxiety, OCD, public speaking, low self-esteem, relationship issues, shame, IBS and pain management. I am BACP and UKCP registered.
I am an experienced psychotherapist and have been in full-time private practice in Manchester since 2002. I use a flexible integrative approach and offer both long-term psychotherapy and counselling, as well as short-term therapies. I integrate psychotherapy with CBT, EMDR, Somatic Therapies, IFS, Focusing, DBT Skills, DBR, NLP and life coaching. I have experience of working with a wide range of issues including anxiety, PTSD, Complex PTSD, bereavement, BPD, depression, stress, abuse, generalised anxiety, OCD, public speaking, low self-esteem, relationship issues, shame, IBS and pain management. I am BACP and UKCP registered.
0161 696 3016 View 0161 696 3016
Photo of Dr Lorna Robinson, Psychologist in Central Retail District, Manchester, England
Dr Lorna Robinson
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Central Retail District, Manchester M2  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Lorna and I'm here to help. Do you have a problem that you are finding hard to resolve or maybe feeling down, but unsure what the problem is. Either way I am here to support you and help you to make sense of your difficulties. I am gentle in nature, have much empathy and completely non- judgemental. I will create a warm, safe space enabling you to feel comfortable, allowing us to explore your difficulties and find solutions together.
Hello, my name is Lorna and I'm here to help. Do you have a problem that you are finding hard to resolve or maybe feeling down, but unsure what the problem is. Either way I am here to support you and help you to make sense of your difficulties. I am gentle in nature, have much empathy and completely non- judgemental. I will create a warm, safe space enabling you to feel comfortable, allowing us to explore your difficulties and find solutions together.
01707 959162 View 01707 959162
Photo of Jamie Moffat Counselling, Counsellor in Central Retail District, Manchester, England
Jamie Moffat Counselling
Counsellor
Verified
1 Endorsed
Central Retail District, Manchester M2  (Online Only)
Including me in your network of support would be an honour. You are not alone, and you do not have to suffer in secret when you have someone by your side on your path of healing. I have a strong desire to establish a patient, kind, and peaceful relationship with every one of my clients. I genuinely care about every person I support. I've met individuals from all different backgrounds, so feel free to share your story with me. You deserve to be seen and heard in a judgement-free environment.
Including me in your network of support would be an honour. You are not alone, and you do not have to suffer in secret when you have someone by your side on your path of healing. I have a strong desire to establish a patient, kind, and peaceful relationship with every one of my clients. I genuinely care about every person I support. I've met individuals from all different backgrounds, so feel free to share your story with me. You deserve to be seen and heard in a judgement-free environment.
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Urszula T Wozniak
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Central Retail District, Manchester M2
Do you get overwhelmed or stuck with your situation, thoughts & feelings? Causing demotivation, unhappiness as well as being emotionally drained due to repeated negative thinking, undesirable feelings, opinions and/or patterns of behaviour affecting your sense of worth or value. I understand with a head full of chaotic thoughts, over thinking or worrying can increase your anxiety, low mood and affect your wellbeing causing obstacles, emotional difficulties & being unable to move on to a better place. Never mind how do you get there, where do you start?
Do you get overwhelmed or stuck with your situation, thoughts & feelings? Causing demotivation, unhappiness as well as being emotionally drained due to repeated negative thinking, undesirable feelings, opinions and/or patterns of behaviour affecting your sense of worth or value. I understand with a head full of chaotic thoughts, over thinking or worrying can increase your anxiety, low mood and affect your wellbeing causing obstacles, emotional difficulties & being unable to move on to a better place. Never mind how do you get there, where do you start?
0161 696 8328 View 0161 696 8328
Photo of Doris Mpemba Fimpa, Counsellor in Central Retail District, Manchester, England
Doris Mpemba Fimpa
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified
Central Retail District, Manchester M2
I am a qualified therapist / Counsellor and supervisor based in Manchester City Centre, I am an Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society (MNCS), Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I offer a different Person-Centred Approach, EMDR, Mindfulness & CBT. We are all people, and everyone deserves a right to such a little thing as feeling good about family, life and ourselves. We all have our issues and should not be afraid to share them with someone like me who can and will help you. So don't be scared to share because we are all people, we are all equal, and we all deserve happiness.
I am a qualified therapist / Counsellor and supervisor based in Manchester City Centre, I am an Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society (MNCS), Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I offer a different Person-Centred Approach, EMDR, Mindfulness & CBT. We are all people, and everyone deserves a right to such a little thing as feeling good about family, life and ourselves. We all have our issues and should not be afraid to share them with someone like me who can and will help you. So don't be scared to share because we are all people, we are all equal, and we all deserve happiness.
0161 509 5809 View 0161 509 5809
Photo of Gail Fletcher, Psychotherapist in Central Retail District, Manchester, England
Gail Fletcher
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Central Retail District, Manchester M1
You maybe feeling bereft & lost. Are experiencing feelings which are leaving you distressed & confused. You may be feeling anxious or alone - unsure of where to turn or who can be there beside you. You may have feelings of self-doubt, or lack of self-esteem & confidence. Has there been a traumatic event that you have not been able to share in a safe space? I am here to support you through life's twists & turns, by using Person-Centred and/or Integrative model of therapy, which allows me to design a tailor made plan for you. I offer you a safe non-judgmental space & the opportunity to explore your anxieties, reflect, heal & growth.
You maybe feeling bereft & lost. Are experiencing feelings which are leaving you distressed & confused. You may be feeling anxious or alone - unsure of where to turn or who can be there beside you. You may have feelings of self-doubt, or lack of self-esteem & confidence. Has there been a traumatic event that you have not been able to share in a safe space? I am here to support you through life's twists & turns, by using Person-Centred and/or Integrative model of therapy, which allows me to design a tailor made plan for you. I offer you a safe non-judgmental space & the opportunity to explore your anxieties, reflect, heal & growth.
0161 524 0183 View 0161 524 0183

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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.