Addiction Counselling in Saffron Walden

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Helen Joy Neale
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Saffron Walden CB10
I work with children, and adults covering various issues including anxiety, addiction, depression, bereavement, relationship difficulties, ADHD, autism and other neurodivergent conditions.
It might feel like it is hard to talk to someone you have never met about your feelings, and life's difficulties. Perhaps you are feeling lost, and unable to move on? Or you are anxious, hurt, angry or depressed? It can bring both relief and acceptance to talk about past experiences, or future worries; to help make sense of them and to accept and grow. Therapy can help you find a way forward, at a time when you cannot see how to break through and feel more control of your emotions and experiences.
I work with children, and adults covering various issues including anxiety, addiction, depression, bereavement, relationship difficulties, ADHD, autism and other neurodivergent conditions.
It might feel like it is hard to talk to someone you have never met about your feelings, and life's difficulties. Perhaps you are feeling lost, and unable to move on? Or you are anxious, hurt, angry or depressed? It can bring both relief and acceptance to talk about past experiences, or future worries; to help make sense of them and to accept and grow. Therapy can help you find a way forward, at a time when you cannot see how to break through and feel more control of your emotions and experiences.
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Ken Day
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Saffron Walden CB10
I have both experience and training in Grief and Bereavement (esp. loss of a child), PTSD, Anger Management, Relationships, Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Addiction, Coping With Change and Personal Development. In addition I work for the NHS Acute Psychiatric Team in adult and CAMHS, nursing inpatients with a wide variety of mental health challenges
I have both experience and training in Grief and Bereavement (esp. loss of a child), PTSD, Anger Management, Relationships, Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Addiction, Coping With Change and Personal Development. In addition I work for the NHS Acute Psychiatric Team in adult and CAMHS, nursing inpatients with a wide variety of mental health challenges
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Adrian Wilson-Smith
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Saffron Walden CB11
Is your relationship or marriage in the middle of a crisis or heading that way? Most of my work is in helping to save relationships ravaged by a variety of issues. My greatest skill is in listening to you, and helping you to understand yourself and your relationships in a way that suits you and the context. To do this, I work in a relational way with you, establishing a sense of trust in a safe therapeutic environment, that in turn will enable you to clarify just what it is that is happening with your troubled relationship. My own life experience, as well as my training provides me with the tools to walk with you at times of crisis.
Is your relationship or marriage in the middle of a crisis or heading that way? Most of my work is in helping to save relationships ravaged by a variety of issues. My greatest skill is in listening to you, and helping you to understand yourself and your relationships in a way that suits you and the context. To do this, I work in a relational way with you, establishing a sense of trust in a safe therapeutic environment, that in turn will enable you to clarify just what it is that is happening with your troubled relationship. My own life experience, as well as my training provides me with the tools to walk with you at times of crisis.
07831 656697 View 07831 656697
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New waves CBT
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Saffron Walden CB11
I have 25 years working in mental health. I use predominately CBT but also use elements of third wave therapies, which are therapies that have evolved from CBT. These include: Dialectical Behavioural Therapy; Acceptance and commitment therapy; Meta cognitive therapy; Compassionate based therapy; Mindfulness; General Meta Formulation. I am the creator and founder of the CBT approach called the General Meta Formulation. This is an approach that stems from a range of cognitive and Behavioural Approaches. It focuses on the beliefs that people have about their and others thoughts, emotions, behaviours and physiology.
I have 25 years working in mental health. I use predominately CBT but also use elements of third wave therapies, which are therapies that have evolved from CBT. These include: Dialectical Behavioural Therapy; Acceptance and commitment therapy; Meta cognitive therapy; Compassionate based therapy; Mindfulness; General Meta Formulation. I am the creator and founder of the CBT approach called the General Meta Formulation. This is an approach that stems from a range of cognitive and Behavioural Approaches. It focuses on the beliefs that people have about their and others thoughts, emotions, behaviours and physiology.
01223 658327 View 01223 658327
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Christine Barton
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Saffron Walden CB11
I understand that to make that first call or email for counselling can be extremely difficult, the fact you’re here means you’ve taken the first step towards making positive changes in your life. Are you stuck, feeling lost or alone, afraid or upset? I aim to help you to make sense of your fears, worries and anxieties. Many people find it easier to talk to someone who they see as being separate to their life rather than friends or family. I can help you make sense of experiences of the past and resolve complicated feelings linked to these. Therapy can be used to better yourself, allowing you to take complete control of your life.
I understand that to make that first call or email for counselling can be extremely difficult, the fact you’re here means you’ve taken the first step towards making positive changes in your life. Are you stuck, feeling lost or alone, afraid or upset? I aim to help you to make sense of your fears, worries and anxieties. Many people find it easier to talk to someone who they see as being separate to their life rather than friends or family. I can help you make sense of experiences of the past and resolve complicated feelings linked to these. Therapy can be used to better yourself, allowing you to take complete control of your life.
07723 440410 View 07723 440410
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Dr Nikki Wood
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Saffron Walden CB11  (Online Only)
I work with adults using a holistic approach who are feeling stuck. Many people since COVID are struggling with depression, stress, anxiety, and burnout. Some people are turning to alcohol, drugs or other addictive behaviours to cope. Its ok to find life hard. I specialise in working with people who are worrying they aren’t managing their mental health, who may have experienced trauma, and may be self-medicating. I offer an entirely non-judgemental, confidential, compassionate and safe space to talk about some of these things and help you to identify what changes you would like to make. I also specialise in working with ADHD.
I work with adults using a holistic approach who are feeling stuck. Many people since COVID are struggling with depression, stress, anxiety, and burnout. Some people are turning to alcohol, drugs or other addictive behaviours to cope. Its ok to find life hard. I specialise in working with people who are worrying they aren’t managing their mental health, who may have experienced trauma, and may be self-medicating. I offer an entirely non-judgemental, confidential, compassionate and safe space to talk about some of these things and help you to identify what changes you would like to make. I also specialise in working with ADHD.
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Claire Wallace Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Saffron Walden CB10
Hi, I'm an integrative counsellor/therapist, I'm an accredited MBACP Reg. and MNCS Reg. therapist. I offer 1:1 therapy, couples therapy and family therapy via zoom or face to face appointments in my private practice. It can feel quite daunting to see a counsellor, so I provide an initial free 50 minute in-take session for you to discuss your issues and any concerns you may have about your counselling journey. The in-take session will give the opportunity for me the counsellor and you the client, time to explore what you want from this process. Then together we can decide if you want to continue the proccess as me as your therapist.
Hi, I'm an integrative counsellor/therapist, I'm an accredited MBACP Reg. and MNCS Reg. therapist. I offer 1:1 therapy, couples therapy and family therapy via zoom or face to face appointments in my private practice. It can feel quite daunting to see a counsellor, so I provide an initial free 50 minute in-take session for you to discuss your issues and any concerns you may have about your counselling journey. The in-take session will give the opportunity for me the counsellor and you the client, time to explore what you want from this process. Then together we can decide if you want to continue the proccess as me as your therapist.
01799 619195 View 01799 619195
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Lee Bernard
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Saffron Walden CB10
My specialism is the area of unconscious impulses, drives and processes; the part of the mind that leads to repeatedly doing the things that one does not want to do, and the disruption to positive progression in the things that one does want to do. Often, thinking, actions and behaviour can leave someone feeling confused, even bewildered which over time gives rise to extraordinary worries, compulsions obsessions, panic, anxiety, depression and can even manifest in the form of physical illness. Resolution brings about inner peace, contentment, clarity of thought, improved decision making, self esteem and confidence.
My specialism is the area of unconscious impulses, drives and processes; the part of the mind that leads to repeatedly doing the things that one does not want to do, and the disruption to positive progression in the things that one does want to do. Often, thinking, actions and behaviour can leave someone feeling confused, even bewildered which over time gives rise to extraordinary worries, compulsions obsessions, panic, anxiety, depression and can even manifest in the form of physical illness. Resolution brings about inner peace, contentment, clarity of thought, improved decision making, self esteem and confidence.
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Nichola Bradley
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Saffron Walden CB10
My Name is Nikki, I’m an Accredited Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor, Certified Teacher and EMDR Practitioner. I began my career back in 2004 where I trained as an integrative therapist with an instant liking to Transactional Analysis. Over the years I have trained and learnt many techniques and strategies whilst also researching theories and methods to enhance my work. Over the years I have adapted these methods to provide a very powerful and holistic approach that drives change and empowerment with a variety of issues and concerns with people of all ages.
My Name is Nikki, I’m an Accredited Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor, Certified Teacher and EMDR Practitioner. I began my career back in 2004 where I trained as an integrative therapist with an instant liking to Transactional Analysis. Over the years I have trained and learnt many techniques and strategies whilst also researching theories and methods to enhance my work. Over the years I have adapted these methods to provide a very powerful and holistic approach that drives change and empowerment with a variety of issues and concerns with people of all ages.
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Dr Rebecca Moran
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Saffron Walden CB10
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Clinical Psychologist and EMDR therapist, registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC, Reg: PYL041023). For over a decade, I have worked in public healthcare settings in the UK and Ireland; helping people, of all ages, to cope with and recover from emotional and behavioural difficulties such as Attachment issues, Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, phobias and the impact of Trauma/Developmental Trauma. My approach is warm, compassionate, and empathetic. I provide a supportive and confidential space for you to safely explore your difficulties and current needs.
I am a Clinical Psychologist and EMDR therapist, registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC, Reg: PYL041023). For over a decade, I have worked in public healthcare settings in the UK and Ireland; helping people, of all ages, to cope with and recover from emotional and behavioural difficulties such as Attachment issues, Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, phobias and the impact of Trauma/Developmental Trauma. My approach is warm, compassionate, and empathetic. I provide a supportive and confidential space for you to safely explore your difficulties and current needs.
01245 945723 View 01245 945723
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Shelley Thurgood
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saffron Walden CB11
Hello, my name is Shelley, and I am an Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor. There are times in life when you may experience feeling overwhelmed, lost and alone due to life difficulties and personal life events. I understand it can often feel daunting to face this journey alone. Therefore, during these times, I offer a safe, empathic and non-judgemental space where you can explore any life challenges you may be experiencing.
Hello, my name is Shelley, and I am an Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor. There are times in life when you may experience feeling overwhelmed, lost and alone due to life difficulties and personal life events. I understand it can often feel daunting to face this journey alone. Therefore, during these times, I offer a safe, empathic and non-judgemental space where you can explore any life challenges you may be experiencing.
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Gill Ryan
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Saffron Walden CB11
I understand that undertaking Counselling can be daunting - uncovering difficult feelings can be overwhelming and painful. I strongly believe that every person should have the opportunity to live their best possible life and realise their true potential. This leads to improved relationships and a happier, more fulfilled life.
I understand that undertaking Counselling can be daunting - uncovering difficult feelings can be overwhelming and painful. I strongly believe that every person should have the opportunity to live their best possible life and realise their true potential. This leads to improved relationships and a happier, more fulfilled life.
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Nick Vinyard
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bishop's Stortford CM23
Are you struggling with issues related to addiction, anxiety or depression ? Finding it hard to cope with major life changes? There comes a time when help is needed from a certified professional to deal with life’s challenges. I’m a qualified counsellor working in the Bishop Stortford area, and I’m here to support you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery. Contact me using the email form, calling or messaging. If leaving a voicemail you do not need to leave a detailed message – just your name, contact details and an idea of your interest in counselling. If you would like me to call you, let me know what times work.
Are you struggling with issues related to addiction, anxiety or depression ? Finding it hard to cope with major life changes? There comes a time when help is needed from a certified professional to deal with life’s challenges. I’m a qualified counsellor working in the Bishop Stortford area, and I’m here to support you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery. Contact me using the email form, calling or messaging. If leaving a voicemail you do not need to leave a detailed message – just your name, contact details and an idea of your interest in counselling. If you would like me to call you, let me know what times work.
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Fay Elizabeth Parkes
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stansted Mountfitchet CM24
I specialise in addiction, whether that be alcohol, drugs, relationships or gambling.
I am an experienced and qualified therapist/counsellor who knows from my own journey into therapy how initially daunting yet hugely beneficial it can be. Therefore, I meet each client with empathy, understanding and genuineness to help you to face the challenges of life. Firstly, you can expect a warm and friendly approach where you will be heard and find relational support. I will seek to understand what you would like to gain from counselling and we will work together to find the best way of achieving that. Together we will embark on a journey towards healing, growth and positive change, focusing on your needs and challenges.
I specialise in addiction, whether that be alcohol, drugs, relationships or gambling.
I am an experienced and qualified therapist/counsellor who knows from my own journey into therapy how initially daunting yet hugely beneficial it can be. Therefore, I meet each client with empathy, understanding and genuineness to help you to face the challenges of life. Firstly, you can expect a warm and friendly approach where you will be heard and find relational support. I will seek to understand what you would like to gain from counselling and we will work together to find the best way of achieving that. Together we will embark on a journey towards healing, growth and positive change, focusing on your needs and challenges.
01279 594737 View 01279 594737
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Dr Sandra Darmanin
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB10  (Online Only)
I am a licenced clinical psychologist and member of the HCPC in the UK and the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA) and having trained as a clinical psychologist at the Wright Institute in Berkeley and Yale University. I have been providing therapy to male and female clients for over 20 years and have accumulated a wealth of experience in working with adults with complex presentations. I have an expertise in working with depression, anxiety, trauma, stress, relationships, workplace issues and substance use.
I am a licenced clinical psychologist and member of the HCPC in the UK and the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA) and having trained as a clinical psychologist at the Wright Institute in Berkeley and Yale University. I have been providing therapy to male and female clients for over 20 years and have accumulated a wealth of experience in working with adults with complex presentations. I have an expertise in working with depression, anxiety, trauma, stress, relationships, workplace issues and substance use.
01260 542106 View 01260 542106
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From The Chair Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stansted CM24  (Online Only)
Hi my name is Mark try my service with your first online session free. I am an experienced counsellor with a level four diploma in therapeutic Counselling .I have also worked in various agencies supporting clients experiencing emotional difficulties such as anxiety ,stress, depression .suicidal thoughts and addiction. My therapeutic focus is to help you understand how your past is affecting you in the present . Understand how our beliefs we hold about ourselves can affect our behaviour and the outcome in situations . Give you the tools and understanding to cope with life's difficulties.
Hi my name is Mark try my service with your first online session free. I am an experienced counsellor with a level four diploma in therapeutic Counselling .I have also worked in various agencies supporting clients experiencing emotional difficulties such as anxiety ,stress, depression .suicidal thoughts and addiction. My therapeutic focus is to help you understand how your past is affecting you in the present . Understand how our beliefs we hold about ourselves can affect our behaviour and the outcome in situations . Give you the tools and understanding to cope with life's difficulties.
07481 338732 View 07481 338732
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Michael Garnham
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB10
I’m Michael, a professionally trained and qualified BACP accredited therapist offering therap services covering a range of issues to both adults and young people.I have a unique perspective as to the importance of individualised treatment programmes du to my own past mental health struggles.I am an integrative psychotherapist who focuses on establishing treatment modalities to suit the individual and their needs.
I’m Michael, a professionally trained and qualified BACP accredited therapist offering therap services covering a range of issues to both adults and young people.I have a unique perspective as to the importance of individualised treatment programmes du to my own past mental health struggles.I am an integrative psychotherapist who focuses on establishing treatment modalities to suit the individual and their needs.
01279 594717 View 01279 594717
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Berenice Brown
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Stansted Mountfitchet CM24
Are you feeling stuck, overwhelmed and not sure what to do or who to trust or turn to? maybe counselling could help. Hello, my name is Berenice and I have experience working with and supporting clients with a range of life challenges, and I am here to help you. I know that seeking help can be daunting, which can evoke strong feelings of fear, sadness or even anticipation. Sometimes life can be overwhelming, stressful and feel complicated.
Are you feeling stuck, overwhelmed and not sure what to do or who to trust or turn to? maybe counselling could help. Hello, my name is Berenice and I have experience working with and supporting clients with a range of life challenges, and I am here to help you. I know that seeking help can be daunting, which can evoke strong feelings of fear, sadness or even anticipation. Sometimes life can be overwhelming, stressful and feel complicated.
01279 598387 View 01279 598387
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Stables Retreat Clinic
Counsellor, PsychD, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Braintree CM7
A life searching for peace and happiness !.... often this is hampered by what we have experienced and our ability to cope. Due to time spent working with Relate I offer a safe space to explore your relationship with yourself and with others. Partners of people struggling with problems, addictions and hang ups are often overlooked and can find here recognition and understanding of that struggle. I can offer face to face if you prefer this way of working as well as online. The practice also offers a peaceful place to touch/see horses and walking as a trust building option.
A life searching for peace and happiness !.... often this is hampered by what we have experienced and our ability to cope. Due to time spent working with Relate I offer a safe space to explore your relationship with yourself and with others. Partners of people struggling with problems, addictions and hang ups are often overlooked and can find here recognition and understanding of that struggle. I can offer face to face if you prefer this way of working as well as online. The practice also offers a peaceful place to touch/see horses and walking as a trust building option.
01371 708264 View 01371 708264
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Gary Lee
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB22
If you are experiencing distressing symptoms in relation to ANY anxiety disorder - including phobias, PTSD, OCD and you want to make changes that liberate you so that you you can live the life that you would prefer then I can help. Sessions tend to last longer than the traditional hour (or in some cases 50 minutes) as I prefer to work without the time constraint and to give value for money.
If you are experiencing distressing symptoms in relation to ANY anxiety disorder - including phobias, PTSD, OCD and you want to make changes that liberate you so that you you can live the life that you would prefer then I can help. Sessions tend to last longer than the traditional hour (or in some cases 50 minutes) as I prefer to work without the time constraint and to give value for money.
01223 941662 View 01223 941662

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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.