Alcohol Use Counselling in Salford

Photo of Matthew James Nichols, MA, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Matthew James Nichols
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Salford M6
Wanting to live a happy, purposeful and fulfilled life shouldn't feel like an impossible goal. You have a right to all these things. Even getting this far might have been difficult, but you've taken the first step to trying to make changes, feel better or have a better understanding of the world around you. Working together with you, I can help with all of these things. Everyday life can heap pressures on people and we can find ourselves anxious, worried, depressed or maybe just a niggling feeling that something isn't right. You might feel like this, and that there isn't a way forward, but there is.
Wanting to live a happy, purposeful and fulfilled life shouldn't feel like an impossible goal. You have a right to all these things. Even getting this far might have been difficult, but you've taken the first step to trying to make changes, feel better or have a better understanding of the world around you. Working together with you, I can help with all of these things. Everyday life can heap pressures on people and we can find ourselves anxious, worried, depressed or maybe just a niggling feeling that something isn't right. You might feel like this, and that there isn't a way forward, but there is.
0161 524 4403 View 0161 524 4403
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Dr Gregory Warwick
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Salford M50
Winner of "Counselling Service of the Year 2020". Providing a range of evidence based treatments, but a warm, safe and comforting way of doing so. This allows me to help you reach your goals faster and feel better for doing so.
Winner of "Counselling Service of the Year 2020". Providing a range of evidence based treatments, but a warm, safe and comforting way of doing so. This allows me to help you reach your goals faster and feel better for doing so.
0161 519 0328 View 0161 519 0328
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TherapyByRobert
Counsellor, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
Salford M5
Hey, My name is Robert and thank you for stopping on my page for a while. As a counsellor, I've helped so many people who were struggling with all kinds of things, from relationship issues to anxiety and depression. As A Counsellor I'm not here to tell you what to do, I'm here to listen, to offer practical advice, and to help you develop the tools you need to overcome any challenge life throws your way.... I know life can get tough sometimes, but as a Counsellor and someone that has suffered from mental health I truly believe that with the right support and guidance, we can all overcome our obstacles and reach our full potential. As
Hey, My name is Robert and thank you for stopping on my page for a while. As a counsellor, I've helped so many people who were struggling with all kinds of things, from relationship issues to anxiety and depression. As A Counsellor I'm not here to tell you what to do, I'm here to listen, to offer practical advice, and to help you develop the tools you need to overcome any challenge life throws your way.... I know life can get tough sometimes, but as a Counsellor and someone that has suffered from mental health I truly believe that with the right support and guidance, we can all overcome our obstacles and reach our full potential. As
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Charlton George Blackwell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Salford M7  (Online Only)
I've been actively practicing as a Therapist for the last 5 years and have always worked with a variety of people from all ages and backgrounds. The youngest being 8 years and the oldest being 84. Many of these clients have lived in different places all over the country. This experience has meant that I have needed to become a different type of Therapist for each client that I work with to ensure that I am able to best support them. This has also meant that I have worked with people for many different reasons and has given me skills to comfortably meet people where they are and work towards their goals in Therapy.
I've been actively practicing as a Therapist for the last 5 years and have always worked with a variety of people from all ages and backgrounds. The youngest being 8 years and the oldest being 84. Many of these clients have lived in different places all over the country. This experience has meant that I have needed to become a different type of Therapist for each client that I work with to ensure that I am able to best support them. This has also meant that I have worked with people for many different reasons and has given me skills to comfortably meet people where they are and work towards their goals in Therapy.
0161 694 6253 View 0161 694 6253
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Paul John Leadbeater
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Salford M5  (Online Only)
Thank you for taking the time to view my profile. Connecting with the right counsellor is important and can sometimes feel confusing. I am a person centred counsellor with extensive experience working with clients who have addiction issues (alcohol, substances, gambling and sex addictiction). I also have worked extensively with bereavement, anxiety, sexuality and gender issues.
Thank you for taking the time to view my profile. Connecting with the right counsellor is important and can sometimes feel confusing. I am a person centred counsellor with extensive experience working with clients who have addiction issues (alcohol, substances, gambling and sex addictiction). I also have worked extensively with bereavement, anxiety, sexuality and gender issues.
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Sophie Goodman
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Salford M3
Often we turn to therapy when we are faced with problems we can no longer carry alone. No longer feeling at home within ourselves, we feel called to reconnect with who we are. When we experience a ‘loss of self’, a painful rift emerges within the psyche. We feel severed from meaning, purpose and joy. This loss can be caused by any number of things - relationship issues, challenging life transitions, grief - and can be experienced as any number of symptoms: depression, anxiety, self-destructive behaviours. It can also be caused by the past invading our present in the persistent resurfacing of old psychological wounds and traumas.
Often we turn to therapy when we are faced with problems we can no longer carry alone. No longer feeling at home within ourselves, we feel called to reconnect with who we are. When we experience a ‘loss of self’, a painful rift emerges within the psyche. We feel severed from meaning, purpose and joy. This loss can be caused by any number of things - relationship issues, challenging life transitions, grief - and can be experienced as any number of symptoms: depression, anxiety, self-destructive behaviours. It can also be caused by the past invading our present in the persistent resurfacing of old psychological wounds and traumas.
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Kyle Thurlow
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Salford M7
I have an extensive range of experience of working with a vast variety of client issues. I offer clients an integrative approach to treatment which best meets each individual’s needs. I originally trained as a person centred therapist. However, I also draw from a wide range of evidence based psychological therapies. I have completed additional trauma focused therapy training which has enabled me to work effectively with traumatised individuals. My main areas of expertise is helping people with dissociative disorders/DID, PTSD, sexual abuse, bipolar, personality disorders, depression, anxiety, and grief/bereavement.
I have an extensive range of experience of working with a vast variety of client issues. I offer clients an integrative approach to treatment which best meets each individual’s needs. I originally trained as a person centred therapist. However, I also draw from a wide range of evidence based psychological therapies. I have completed additional trauma focused therapy training which has enabled me to work effectively with traumatised individuals. My main areas of expertise is helping people with dissociative disorders/DID, PTSD, sexual abuse, bipolar, personality disorders, depression, anxiety, and grief/bereavement.
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Sue Morris
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Salford M3
Do you find that you are constantly worrying or overthinking and unable to 'switch off'? Do you worry excessively about your health? Do you dwell on past events or obsess about the future? Do you want to switch off your inner critic and live a more present fulfilled life? If you answered yes to any of the these questions then talking to someone may help you to make a positive change. Contact me for a free 30 minute Initial Assessment session to find out how I can help you begin your therapy process. I am based in Chorlton & West Didsbury
Do you find that you are constantly worrying or overthinking and unable to 'switch off'? Do you worry excessively about your health? Do you dwell on past events or obsess about the future? Do you want to switch off your inner critic and live a more present fulfilled life? If you answered yes to any of the these questions then talking to someone may help you to make a positive change. Contact me for a free 30 minute Initial Assessment session to find out how I can help you begin your therapy process. I am based in Chorlton & West Didsbury
0161 850 8707 View 0161 850 8707
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Mark Owen
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Salford M7
My name is Mark Owen and I am a BACP and COSRT registered Counsellor with a degree in Marriage and Family therapy and a Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy. Since 2012 I have worked in a wide variety of therapeutic settings both private care and within the NHS including, general mental health services, Eating Disorders Clinic, Bereavement Counselling and a Sexual Health Clinic. There are many models of therapy and everyone responds differently to the various methods. Using an Integrative Model of therapy, which means I use a range of different models, allows me to design a more tailor made plan for you.
My name is Mark Owen and I am a BACP and COSRT registered Counsellor with a degree in Marriage and Family therapy and a Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy. Since 2012 I have worked in a wide variety of therapeutic settings both private care and within the NHS including, general mental health services, Eating Disorders Clinic, Bereavement Counselling and a Sexual Health Clinic. There are many models of therapy and everyone responds differently to the various methods. Using an Integrative Model of therapy, which means I use a range of different models, allows me to design a more tailor made plan for you.
0161 694 6567 View 0161 694 6567
Photo of Emily Adams, MSc, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Emily Adams
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Salford M50
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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Milton Francisco Lopes Mendes
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Salford M50  (Online Only)
Are you experiencing relationship problems, including communication issues, conflicts and lack of intimacy? Or dealing with the aftermath of a breakup, divorce, or loss of a loved one? Perhaps you are having difficulties with trauma and grief where you are trying to come to terms with the effects of past trauma, abuse, or significant loss and finding it hard to move forward and heal from emotional pain. Are your difficulties leading to symptoms of depression such as persistent sadness, lack of motivation, and loss of interest? And in turn struggling with low self esteem, self worth or identity issues.
Are you experiencing relationship problems, including communication issues, conflicts and lack of intimacy? Or dealing with the aftermath of a breakup, divorce, or loss of a loved one? Perhaps you are having difficulties with trauma and grief where you are trying to come to terms with the effects of past trauma, abuse, or significant loss and finding it hard to move forward and heal from emotional pain. Are your difficulties leading to symptoms of depression such as persistent sadness, lack of motivation, and loss of interest? And in turn struggling with low self esteem, self worth or identity issues.
0161 524 9495 View 0161 524 9495
Photo of Samreen Bhaidani, MSc, MBACP, Counsellor
Samreen Bhaidani
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Salford M50
I have over fifteen years of experience working as a counsellor and now as a counselling psychologist (in training). I have extensive experience of working in the NHS, MIND, Off the Record and students. I offer a calm safe space where together we can find clarity on what has brought you to seek counselling. At times it can be very confusing and frustrating when we can't make sense of our emotions and often feel stuck or overwhelmed. I work collaboratively, cultivating a mindful and inquisitive approach to understand how clients construe their inner reality and life experiences, which paves the way for more fulfilment in daily life.
I have over fifteen years of experience working as a counsellor and now as a counselling psychologist (in training). I have extensive experience of working in the NHS, MIND, Off the Record and students. I offer a calm safe space where together we can find clarity on what has brought you to seek counselling. At times it can be very confusing and frustrating when we can't make sense of our emotions and often feel stuck or overwhelmed. I work collaboratively, cultivating a mindful and inquisitive approach to understand how clients construe their inner reality and life experiences, which paves the way for more fulfilment in daily life.
07818 370768 View 07818 370768
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Howie Martinez: Individual & Group Therapy
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Salford M3
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
Photo of James Alastair King, MBACP, Counsellor
James Alastair King
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Salford M5
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.
0161 509 6177 View 0161 509 6177
Photo of Jack Andrew Brown, MBACP, Counsellor
Jack Andrew Brown
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Salford M50
I believe everyone has the right to feel safe, heard and respected in life and in the therapy room. Knowing what is best for our mental health is often overwhelming, I am here to help you find a way through what can seem an insurmountable task. Many reasons make people want to see a counsellor. Sometimes this might be something concrete; the loss of a loved one or having endured a time of great personal stress. Your concerns might be more vague; a sense of disconnection or unhappiness in life with no easily recognisable cause.
I believe everyone has the right to feel safe, heard and respected in life and in the therapy room. Knowing what is best for our mental health is often overwhelming, I am here to help you find a way through what can seem an insurmountable task. Many reasons make people want to see a counsellor. Sometimes this might be something concrete; the loss of a loved one or having endured a time of great personal stress. Your concerns might be more vague; a sense of disconnection or unhappiness in life with no easily recognisable cause.
0114 478 2797 View 0114 478 2797
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Chris Rudyard: IFS, Sensorimotor, EMDR, Lifespan +
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Salford M50
24hr Self Booking via my website. 19 years experience, and extensive additional training. 50 min & 1.5 hour sessions. Informed by neuroscience, therapies I use are deep, non-shaming, far-reaching, and work with you - not against you. I help to facilitate an immersive, and expansive experience to help you heal from what has a hold over you, even when you're not sure what that is. When you see me, we work collaboratively and organically, so you can recover, and feel the better you.
24hr Self Booking via my website. 19 years experience, and extensive additional training. 50 min & 1.5 hour sessions. Informed by neuroscience, therapies I use are deep, non-shaming, far-reaching, and work with you - not against you. I help to facilitate an immersive, and expansive experience to help you heal from what has a hold over you, even when you're not sure what that is. When you see me, we work collaboratively and organically, so you can recover, and feel the better you.
07757 437599 View 07757 437599

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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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Dr Nisha Sharma
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Health Psych.
Verified Verified
Manchester M16  (Online Only)
Hello, are you feeling low, anxious, overwhelmed or just stuck and don’t how to move forward, I can help! Taking the first step to seek help can be tough and you might be finding it difficult to know where to start. I offer a safe, supportive and non judgemental space for you to work through current issues. Together we can explore the areas you want more support in and develop a plan to learn skills and techniques to help you cope with the challenges you are facing. I am a Chartered Health Psychologist with over 12 years experience working in the NHS.
Hello, are you feeling low, anxious, overwhelmed or just stuck and don’t how to move forward, I can help! Taking the first step to seek help can be tough and you might be finding it difficult to know where to start. I offer a safe, supportive and non judgemental space for you to work through current issues. Together we can explore the areas you want more support in and develop a plan to learn skills and techniques to help you cope with the challenges you are facing. I am a Chartered Health Psychologist with over 12 years experience working in the NHS.
020 4538 4876 View 020 4538 4876
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Ian Francis Mncs Accred
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manchester M1
I love working with people who are openminded and honest and looking to improve their lives and explore some of their blocks. I have a lot of experience working with depression, anxiety, abuse, addiction and low self esteem. If you aren't happy with yourself or your life, I would love to find out why and help you to explore ways of making positive changes. I have transformed my life in a positive way so I speak from experience when I say radical transformation is possible if you are open to it. I offer a safe, non-judgemental space to talk about the things that are really important to you.
I love working with people who are openminded and honest and looking to improve their lives and explore some of their blocks. I have a lot of experience working with depression, anxiety, abuse, addiction and low self esteem. If you aren't happy with yourself or your life, I would love to find out why and help you to explore ways of making positive changes. I have transformed my life in a positive way so I speak from experience when I say radical transformation is possible if you are open to it. I offer a safe, non-judgemental space to talk about the things that are really important to you.
01223 658135 View 01223 658135
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Becky Blacka
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M1
We accumulate ways of being in the world that supported us in the past but, perhaps, don’t serve us now. This may be held in our bodies, thoughts, emotions, and the way that we relate to ourself and others. Therapy is a process of exploring this together with a balance of safety and challenge. I have experienced personally and with others how this can facilitate deepening self awareness, processing old wounds, and living more authentically. I am warm and openminded, and I am committed to being honest because I believe that it is paramount to enabling trust to develop. I meet you as my genuine self, rather than in ‘role’.
We accumulate ways of being in the world that supported us in the past but, perhaps, don’t serve us now. This may be held in our bodies, thoughts, emotions, and the way that we relate to ourself and others. Therapy is a process of exploring this together with a balance of safety and challenge. I have experienced personally and with others how this can facilitate deepening self awareness, processing old wounds, and living more authentically. I am warm and openminded, and I am committed to being honest because I believe that it is paramount to enabling trust to develop. I meet you as my genuine self, rather than in ‘role’.
0161 850 9456 View 0161 850 9456

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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.