Alcohol Use Counselling in Manchester

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Judith Lamb
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M1
Taking a brave first step into seeking help through counselling can feel so difficult and yet it potentially could be life changing. I understand how that feels and hope that my natural warm persona and training in person centred counselling would enable you to begin that process. Additional training in cognitive behavioural therapy as well as extensive continued professional development allows an integrative style of work that can help with a wide range of issues and needs. Working from home as a private counsellor as well as having been employed by a local school provides a perfect balance of experiences and skills to offer help.
Taking a brave first step into seeking help through counselling can feel so difficult and yet it potentially could be life changing. I understand how that feels and hope that my natural warm persona and training in person centred counselling would enable you to begin that process. Additional training in cognitive behavioural therapy as well as extensive continued professional development allows an integrative style of work that can help with a wide range of issues and needs. Working from home as a private counsellor as well as having been employed by a local school provides a perfect balance of experiences and skills to offer help.
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David Peak
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
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 Sometimes you feel hopeless-there's no way out of trouble and you feel yourself becoming more withdrawn, isolated and depressed.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 Sometimes you feel hopeless-there's no way out of trouble and you feel yourself becoming more withdrawn, isolated and depressed.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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James Alastair King
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M3
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.
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.
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Christian Chalfont
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M3
As an Integrative Counsellor, I provide a service that combines several therapeutic practices, all aimed towards helping you feel whole again. In recent years, my work has focused strongly on addiction, trauma and issues around sex and sexuality. I also have a particular focus on identity, self-worth and boundaries. We are what we think and what we think governs how we feel - our beliefs shape our reality. My role is to help you process and integrate whatever it is you are struggling with, supporting you on your journey to improved mental and emotional wellbeing.
As an Integrative Counsellor, I provide a service that combines several therapeutic practices, all aimed towards helping you feel whole again. In recent years, my work has focused strongly on addiction, trauma and issues around sex and sexuality. I also have a particular focus on identity, self-worth and boundaries. We are what we think and what we think governs how we feel - our beliefs shape our reality. My role is to help you process and integrate whatever it is you are struggling with, supporting you on your journey to improved mental and emotional wellbeing.
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Helen Toward
Counsellor, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manchester M20  (Online Only)
Hi I'm Helen, an integrative therapist based in Manchester. I currently work with university students in my full-time role and previously worked for the primary care mental health and wellbeing service. I have worked with individuals from different backgrounds and cultures which is also a great passion of mine. My interests are working with people who have childhood trauma, relationship problems, self-esteem and self-worth issues. My main focus in sessions is to support the person I am working with to feel empowered and achieve the things they want to achieve in therapy. I work in a holistic way and everything is about you!
Hi I'm Helen, an integrative therapist based in Manchester. I currently work with university students in my full-time role and previously worked for the primary care mental health and wellbeing service. I have worked with individuals from different backgrounds and cultures which is also a great passion of mine. My interests are working with people who have childhood trauma, relationship problems, self-esteem and self-worth issues. My main focus in sessions is to support the person I am working with to feel empowered and achieve the things they want to achieve in therapy. I work in a holistic way and everything is about you!
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Calming Minds Soothing Souls Therapies MBACP
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Manchester M2
Waitlist for new clients
Counselling/ Psychotherapy: Effective counselling reduces confusion, allowing you to make effective decisions leading to positive changes in your attitude, behaviours & overall well-being. The ultimate aim of counselling is to enable you to make your own choices, reach your own decisions & go forward with a greater sense of clarity & self-management. Hypnotherapy & mindfulness can be introduced as a type of complementary therapy in which hypnosis is used to create a state of focused attention and increased suggestibility during which positive suggestions are made to rid you of emotional blockage. Mindfulness keeps us focused
Counselling/ Psychotherapy: Effective counselling reduces confusion, allowing you to make effective decisions leading to positive changes in your attitude, behaviours & overall well-being. The ultimate aim of counselling is to enable you to make your own choices, reach your own decisions & go forward with a greater sense of clarity & self-management. Hypnotherapy & mindfulness can be introduced as a type of complementary therapy in which hypnosis is used to create a state of focused attention and increased suggestibility during which positive suggestions are made to rid you of emotional blockage. Mindfulness keeps us focused
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Debbie Boucher
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M16
I recognise that everyone of us is unique and that we can all experience periods of uncertainty, whether this be stress from growing up in a changing world to managing our own mental wellbeing and personal lives. As a person-centred counsellor, I work with you, from your perspective, providing you the opportunity to be listened too. I offer a welcoming safe, confidential, non-judgemental space, where patterns of thoughts and behaviours can be explored together, I am passionate about working towards healing, growth and empowerment.
I recognise that everyone of us is unique and that we can all experience periods of uncertainty, whether this be stress from growing up in a changing world to managing our own mental wellbeing and personal lives. As a person-centred counsellor, I work with you, from your perspective, providing you the opportunity to be listened too. I offer a welcoming safe, confidential, non-judgemental space, where patterns of thoughts and behaviours can be explored together, I am passionate about working towards healing, growth and empowerment.
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Christopher Anderson
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Manchester M14
I recently moved to the area from Cumbria, where since 2006, I worked successfully with individuals, groups and couples to enhance their lives. I now offer face to face appointments in Manchester and Halifax, I also see clients online, and while walking in the great outdoors. At this point I guess you are wondering whether to proceed further and if so, why you should choose me. If this is the case please read on.
I recently moved to the area from Cumbria, where since 2006, I worked successfully with individuals, groups and couples to enhance their lives. I now offer face to face appointments in Manchester and Halifax, I also see clients online, and while walking in the great outdoors. At this point I guess you are wondering whether to proceed further and if so, why you should choose me. If this is the case please read on.
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Space Therapies
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manchester M25
“My therapy is designed to give you the tools and guidance to change the way you think, and help you see things more clearly, so you can be in control of your own progress. I always work at your pace, and my goal is for you to feel as comfortable as possible when opening up. We’re in this together!”
“My therapy is designed to give you the tools and guidance to change the way you think, and help you see things more clearly, so you can be in control of your own progress. I always work at your pace, and my goal is for you to feel as comfortable as possible when opening up. We’re in this together!”
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Laura Dixon
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Manchester M16
My area of expertise is loss, and helping clients deal with it in all its forms, which includes bereavement, job loss, relationship breakdowns, loss of sense of self (which includes depression, anxiety, chronic illness, disability or medical / healthcare diagnosis) and all of the many other life changes that may happen outside of your control.
My area of expertise is loss, and helping clients deal with it in all its forms, which includes bereavement, job loss, relationship breakdowns, loss of sense of self (which includes depression, anxiety, chronic illness, disability or medical / healthcare diagnosis) and all of the many other life changes that may happen outside of your control.
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Catherine Dillon
MA
Verified Verified
Manchester M21  (Online Only)
With a diverse background and global perspective, I offer personalized programs tailored to meet unique needs, fostering a non-judgmental space for exploration and healing. Many years of experience in mental health and addiction recovery, I bring a deep understanding of the profound impact these challenges can have. My personal healing journey allows me to connect with clients on a deeper level, fostering a strong therapeutic alliance for sustainable change. I specialise in the whole spectrum of the recovery process with individual sessions and other intensive support options, I create a safe environment for healing and growth.
With a diverse background and global perspective, I offer personalized programs tailored to meet unique needs, fostering a non-judgmental space for exploration and healing. Many years of experience in mental health and addiction recovery, I bring a deep understanding of the profound impact these challenges can have. My personal healing journey allows me to connect with clients on a deeper level, fostering a strong therapeutic alliance for sustainable change. I specialise in the whole spectrum of the recovery process with individual sessions and other intensive support options, I create a safe environment for healing and growth.
0161 524 3281 View 0161 524 3281
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Katie Craven
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Manchester M4
Are you struggling with your mental health? Do you want to talk openly about a situation in your life without judgement? Is the past or the present holding you back from moving forward? My name is Katie Craven and I am person centred counsellor who is passionate about personal development and growth in a safe and warm space. I can support and empower you in a journey of self discovery and help you heal and grow towards your full potential. I offer face to face, video, telephone and email therapy. If you would like to know a bit more about any of these options, please feel free to email me and I'd be happy to answer any questions.
Are you struggling with your mental health? Do you want to talk openly about a situation in your life without judgement? Is the past or the present holding you back from moving forward? My name is Katie Craven and I am person centred counsellor who is passionate about personal development and growth in a safe and warm space. I can support and empower you in a journey of self discovery and help you heal and grow towards your full potential. I offer face to face, video, telephone and email therapy. If you would like to know a bit more about any of these options, please feel free to email me and I'd be happy to answer any questions.
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Kate Morrissey
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M19
I have worked with many different people struggling with many different issues over my 18 years experience as a therapist. I am interested in helping clients realise their potential and overcome any internal and external obstacles to this. I am particularly interested in helping people foster positive relationships in the broadest sense, whether with family members, partners, friends, colleague and most importantly with ourselves. I am also specialised in working on issues of culture, identity and social justice. Whether issues from childhood or in your current life I will endeavour to help you grow in confidence and self-belief.
I have worked with many different people struggling with many different issues over my 18 years experience as a therapist. I am interested in helping clients realise their potential and overcome any internal and external obstacles to this. I am particularly interested in helping people foster positive relationships in the broadest sense, whether with family members, partners, friends, colleague and most importantly with ourselves. I am also specialised in working on issues of culture, identity and social justice. Whether issues from childhood or in your current life I will endeavour to help you grow in confidence and self-belief.
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Christian Scott Perrin
Psychologist, PhD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Manchester M4  (Online Only)
Do you feel as though you're 'stuck' in a place you'd rather not be? Do you feel as though life is becoming gradually less enjoyable? Do you find yourself asking 'is this it'? I've felt that way too - most people have. I help people realise that unwanted thoughts, feelings, and circumstances can, and do, change. We often define ourselves through our fears, insecurities, and anxieties and in doing so create a mental prison around ourselves. Common behaviours such as resistance and avoidance can make this even worse. Using traditional psychotherapy techniques, I focus on releasing people from these kinds of emotional chains.
Do you feel as though you're 'stuck' in a place you'd rather not be? Do you feel as though life is becoming gradually less enjoyable? Do you find yourself asking 'is this it'? I've felt that way too - most people have. I help people realise that unwanted thoughts, feelings, and circumstances can, and do, change. We often define ourselves through our fears, insecurities, and anxieties and in doing so create a mental prison around ourselves. Common behaviours such as resistance and avoidance can make this even worse. Using traditional psychotherapy techniques, I focus on releasing people from these kinds of emotional chains.
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Hayley Dunn
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M32
There are many reasons why someone might seek therapy. You could be a stage in your life where you are confused about who you really are and what to do next. You may be haunted by old traumas or facing new challenges. It may be that you are experiencing relationship or family issues, there may be problems at work. You may be going through grief and loss, or facing illness or disability. Any of this could leave you feeling anxious, depressed, overwhelmed or burnt out. Alternatively, you may not know why you are struggling with your mental health. I provide a calm, warm, supportive presence to help you figure it all out.
There are many reasons why someone might seek therapy. You could be a stage in your life where you are confused about who you really are and what to do next. You may be haunted by old traumas or facing new challenges. It may be that you are experiencing relationship or family issues, there may be problems at work. You may be going through grief and loss, or facing illness or disability. Any of this could leave you feeling anxious, depressed, overwhelmed or burnt out. Alternatively, you may not know why you are struggling with your mental health. I provide a calm, warm, supportive presence to help you figure it all out.
0161 694 7412 View 0161 694 7412
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Howie Martinez: Individual & Group Therapy
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manchester M21
I work with men - individually and in groups - who struggle with mental health issues like depression, stress, suicidal thinking and addictions (including alcohol, drugs, porn, gaming and gambling). I help men who feel they have lost their traditional place or roles within society. I support men who may be experiencing shame and fear related to preconceived or generational notions of their roles and responsibilities. Together, we might find ways to manage stress, improve relationships, cope with trauma, explore identity, enhance your self-esteem, and develop healthier coping strategies.
I work with men - individually and in groups - who struggle with mental health issues like depression, stress, suicidal thinking and addictions (including alcohol, drugs, porn, gaming and gambling). I help men who feel they have lost their traditional place or roles within society. I support men who may be experiencing shame and fear related to preconceived or generational notions of their roles and responsibilities. Together, we might find ways to manage stress, improve relationships, cope with trauma, explore identity, enhance your self-esteem, and develop healthier coping strategies.
0161 509 6605 View 0161 509 6605
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Dr Lorna Robinson
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
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.
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True Living Therapies
Verified Verified
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
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Yvonne Elizabeth Meidlinger
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manchester M21
I believe that the therapist and client come together as a team to work through issues that may stand in the way of you reaching your potential. Through my training, I have mainly used Transactional Analysis, but also have some experience working in a solution-focussed way and like to work integratively as each person is an individual who may like to work in a different way. I work with people on a range of issues, but find that I work with people with anxiety or depression most commonly, and pride myself on working hard to make people feel at ease.
I believe that the therapist and client come together as a team to work through issues that may stand in the way of you reaching your potential. Through my training, I have mainly used Transactional Analysis, but also have some experience working in a solution-focussed way and like to work integratively as each person is an individual who may like to work in a different way. I work with people on a range of issues, but find that I work with people with anxiety or depression most commonly, and pride myself on working hard to make people feel at ease.
0161 850 7103 View 0161 850 7103
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Kasia Wilk
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, CPsychol
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manchester M20  (Online Only)
Hello! I am here to help you overcome your limitations, break out of old patterning, and step into your highest potential. I am keenly passionate about supporting and empowering everyone to live a meaningful, purpose-driven life. I work pluralistically with adults using multiple modalities of psychotherapy, and I am keenly passionate about facilitating the process of developing a healthy relationship with ourselves, the foundation from which all things are possible.
Hello! I am here to help you overcome your limitations, break out of old patterning, and step into your highest potential. I am keenly passionate about supporting and empowering everyone to live a meaningful, purpose-driven life. I work pluralistically with adults using multiple modalities of psychotherapy, and I am keenly passionate about facilitating the process of developing a healthy relationship with ourselves, the foundation from which all things are possible.
0161 524 0078 View 0161 524 0078

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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.