Alcohol Use Counselling in Stockport

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Victoria Campbell
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Stockport SK1
No matter what you bring to therapy, I will treat you with warmth and respect. Free consultation available. I have a comfortable room in Stockport Centre. I have many years experience, i'm naturally confident in creating a relaxed welcoming environment, where you, can freely express your thoughts, and feelings and truly be heard. I aim to bring into focus the tools, strategies and techniques you already have that empower growth and forward movement in life. I will assist in finding new perspectives, where appropriate, that help to bring self-awareness, strength, self-belief and enable positive personal growth and change.
No matter what you bring to therapy, I will treat you with warmth and respect. Free consultation available. I have a comfortable room in Stockport Centre. I have many years experience, i'm naturally confident in creating a relaxed welcoming environment, where you, can freely express your thoughts, and feelings and truly be heard. I aim to bring into focus the tools, strategies and techniques you already have that empower growth and forward movement in life. I will assist in finding new perspectives, where appropriate, that help to bring self-awareness, strength, self-belief and enable positive personal growth and change.
0161 524 0608 View 0161 524 0608
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Mind Together
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stockport SK3
Are you looking for someone to listen and help you make sense of yourself or feeling overwhelmed and not sure what your feeling, well hello I am Tracy an experienced fully qualified counsellor here to help. Give me a call for a no obligation chat. Many come to counselling and don't know where to begin, it could be you are feeling overwhelmed, lost, stressed or at a point in your life where you feel stuck and unable to move forward. Are you experiencing anxiety, depression or problems in or with a relationship? Have you suffered trauma or bereavement or in a place where you don't understand what your feeling, this is where I come in.
Are you looking for someone to listen and help you make sense of yourself or feeling overwhelmed and not sure what your feeling, well hello I am Tracy an experienced fully qualified counsellor here to help. Give me a call for a no obligation chat. Many come to counselling and don't know where to begin, it could be you are feeling overwhelmed, lost, stressed or at a point in your life where you feel stuck and unable to move forward. Are you experiencing anxiety, depression or problems in or with a relationship? Have you suffered trauma or bereavement or in a place where you don't understand what your feeling, this is where I come in.
01538 712541 View 01538 712541
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Antonella Mezzasalma
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stockport SK12  (Online Only)
Hi, thank you for visiting my page. I would like to work with you to help you feel better about yourself, and to develop motivation to live your life, and make changes if you want to. I have been working in the mental health field for a number of years, and I am very passionate about it. Counselling can be quite scary , and well done for taking the first step in healing and change. My approach is integrative which means that although my foundation is person centred I use other approaches from cognitive behavior, to transactional analysis to internal family systems.
Hi, thank you for visiting my page. I would like to work with you to help you feel better about yourself, and to develop motivation to live your life, and make changes if you want to. I have been working in the mental health field for a number of years, and I am very passionate about it. Counselling can be quite scary , and well done for taking the first step in healing and change. My approach is integrative which means that although my foundation is person centred I use other approaches from cognitive behavior, to transactional analysis to internal family systems.
0161 524 7667 View 0161 524 7667
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Sabrina Maynard
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stockport SK1
Are you feeling isolated or lonely? Are you unsure who you are? Are you seeing the same patterns play out in your relationships? Are you no longer getting enjoyment from things in life? If you have answered yes to any of the questions, then person- centred counselling may be right for you. I am a person centred counsellor working with adults, children, young people and couples. I have worked with clients who have had a range of issues such as  anxiety, depression, self esteem difficulties, work related stress, bullying and issues in relation to gender, race and sexuality alongside clients who have experienced childhood trauma.
Are you feeling isolated or lonely? Are you unsure who you are? Are you seeing the same patterns play out in your relationships? Are you no longer getting enjoyment from things in life? If you have answered yes to any of the questions, then person- centred counselling may be right for you. I am a person centred counsellor working with adults, children, young people and couples. I have worked with clients who have had a range of issues such as  anxiety, depression, self esteem difficulties, work related stress, bullying and issues in relation to gender, race and sexuality alongside clients who have experienced childhood trauma.
0161 524 5876 View 0161 524 5876
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Dr Andrew Stott
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Stockport SK4
When life gets hard we can find ourselves revisiting old patterns in how we treat ourselves and other people. Perhaps we reach for unhelpful ways to cope, or end up feeling ashamed and stuck. You may be looking for sessions to address a specific problem such as depression, anxiety, or addiction; or to explore the patterns that you get into in your relationships with others and yourself; or because there has been great change or loss in your life and you are wondering how you can move forward.
When life gets hard we can find ourselves revisiting old patterns in how we treat ourselves and other people. Perhaps we reach for unhelpful ways to cope, or end up feeling ashamed and stuck. You may be looking for sessions to address a specific problem such as depression, anxiety, or addiction; or to explore the patterns that you get into in your relationships with others and yourself; or because there has been great change or loss in your life and you are wondering how you can move forward.
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Bonnie Wallace
Psychotherapist, COSRT General
Verified Verified
Stockport SK6
A highly qualified therapist who specialises in the areas of sex and porn addiction,sex therapy, couple therapy and eating disorders, and highly qualified in these areas as my training suggests. Vast experience ensures that I help my clients towards resolving their issues. I work with a broad spectrum of clients on a wide range of these issues. I offer a highly discreet, confidential and personalized approach delivered with compassion and understanding. Working with a sympathetic and non-judgemental attitude, I help achieve solutions to the issues you bring in a practical, down to earth way.
A highly qualified therapist who specialises in the areas of sex and porn addiction,sex therapy, couple therapy and eating disorders, and highly qualified in these areas as my training suggests. Vast experience ensures that I help my clients towards resolving their issues. I work with a broad spectrum of clients on a wide range of these issues. I offer a highly discreet, confidential and personalized approach delivered with compassion and understanding. Working with a sympathetic and non-judgemental attitude, I help achieve solutions to the issues you bring in a practical, down to earth way.
07480 736061 View 07480 736061
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Ben Rath
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Stockport SK4
I believe deeply in the potentials of compassion, empathy and self-awareness as a means of healing psychological wounds and helping us reach our full potential. People seek counselling for all kinds of different reasons, from stress, anxiety, depression, childhood trauma, relationship problems, and many others. I aim to build an authentic and trusting relationship with the clients I work with and cultivate an environment of unconditional acceptance and non-judgement to work through whatever issues they may need to explore.
I believe deeply in the potentials of compassion, empathy and self-awareness as a means of healing psychological wounds and helping us reach our full potential. People seek counselling for all kinds of different reasons, from stress, anxiety, depression, childhood trauma, relationship problems, and many others. I aim to build an authentic and trusting relationship with the clients I work with and cultivate an environment of unconditional acceptance and non-judgement to work through whatever issues they may need to explore.
0161 694 8364 View 0161 694 8364
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Charlie Barton
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stockport SK1
I prioritise a psychodynamic approach to therapy, this means that I place an importance upon the therapeutic relationship and what may be happening, consciously or unconsciously, between us within the consulting room. I assist people to become aware of conflicting, and often unconscious, aspects of themselves which can be a catalyst for self-awareness and change. Our work together would be explorative, we will be curious about your processes and how you make sense of your life experiences; from this we can we then learn to understand how past ways of being disrupt your present day living.
I prioritise a psychodynamic approach to therapy, this means that I place an importance upon the therapeutic relationship and what may be happening, consciously or unconsciously, between us within the consulting room. I assist people to become aware of conflicting, and often unconscious, aspects of themselves which can be a catalyst for self-awareness and change. Our work together would be explorative, we will be curious about your processes and how you make sense of your life experiences; from this we can we then learn to understand how past ways of being disrupt your present day living.
0161 524 2897 View 0161 524 2897
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Neil Gaw
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stockport SK12
Are you feeling overwhelmed and struggling to deal with life's daily challenges? Are you wanting something different for yourself but are not quite able to understand what it is you need? Have you been surviving for too long and not being living your life to the fullest? Feeling drained and the stresses of each day are getting to you but nobody seems to understand what you are going through? We all feel a little lost sometimes, don't know what decisions are the best ones for us and let the stress of our lives get us down. Together, we can confront your issues and find ways to make your life more manageable.
Are you feeling overwhelmed and struggling to deal with life's daily challenges? Are you wanting something different for yourself but are not quite able to understand what it is you need? Have you been surviving for too long and not being living your life to the fullest? Feeling drained and the stresses of each day are getting to you but nobody seems to understand what you are going through? We all feel a little lost sometimes, don't know what decisions are the best ones for us and let the stress of our lives get us down. Together, we can confront your issues and find ways to make your life more manageable.
01663 790335 View 01663 790335
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Stephen Pattinson - Counselling Psychotherapy Services
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stockport SK2  (Online Only)
Hello if you want a safe and caring environment and want to take back control in your life you have come to the right place. I have over 25 years experience of helping people with their mental wellbeing. I have worked for mental health services including NHS as a cognitive behavioural/ Psychodynamic therapist treating depression, anxiety, confidence, self esteem, bereavement and phobia disorders. my aim is to help people back on their feet as soon as possible and feel empowered from the first session. I offer a free 30 minute consultation online from the comfort your own safe space to clearly identify your personal goals /treatment.
Hello if you want a safe and caring environment and want to take back control in your life you have come to the right place. I have over 25 years experience of helping people with their mental wellbeing. I have worked for mental health services including NHS as a cognitive behavioural/ Psychodynamic therapist treating depression, anxiety, confidence, self esteem, bereavement and phobia disorders. my aim is to help people back on their feet as soon as possible and feel empowered from the first session. I offer a free 30 minute consultation online from the comfort your own safe space to clearly identify your personal goals /treatment.
07380 316751 View 07380 316751
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Dr Roshini Prince-Navaratnam
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stockport SK4  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Rosh, I’m a qualified Counselling Psychologist working in the NHS and private practice. I am passionate about helping people live well within their current circumstances or helping them to promote change in their life if that is their goal. There are a variety of matters that may encourage you to reach out. Maybe you’re struggling with low mood or anxiety? Maybe there are difficulties within your relationships, you’re feeling lost or hopeless, or struggling with pain? I offer a safe and non judgemental space and am keen to explore how I might best be able to support you.
Hello, my name is Rosh, I’m a qualified Counselling Psychologist working in the NHS and private practice. I am passionate about helping people live well within their current circumstances or helping them to promote change in their life if that is their goal. There are a variety of matters that may encourage you to reach out. Maybe you’re struggling with low mood or anxiety? Maybe there are difficulties within your relationships, you’re feeling lost or hopeless, or struggling with pain? I offer a safe and non judgemental space and am keen to explore how I might best be able to support you.
01538 710729 View 01538 710729
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Rachel Jepson
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Stockport SK4  (Online Only)
I am a Person-Centred Trauma-informed therapist, hypnotherapist and supervisor and an accredited member of the BACP. I am an affiliate counsellor for Health Assured, BAPAM and Music Support. I know what it's like to struggle with mental health: supporting myself and those around me was what inspired me to train to be a counsellor. I offer a comfortable, non-judgemental environment for you to share any issues you need to. I will help you explore those issues and support you in working through them, empowering yourself to manage any problems you feel are affecting you.
I am a Person-Centred Trauma-informed therapist, hypnotherapist and supervisor and an accredited member of the BACP. I am an affiliate counsellor for Health Assured, BAPAM and Music Support. I know what it's like to struggle with mental health: supporting myself and those around me was what inspired me to train to be a counsellor. I offer a comfortable, non-judgemental environment for you to share any issues you need to. I will help you explore those issues and support you in working through them, empowering yourself to manage any problems you feel are affecting you.
0161 524 5800 View 0161 524 5800
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Lesley Whittaker
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stockport SK3
I'm Lesley, I am a fully qualified integrative psychotherapist with almost 20 years experience in Tinnitus counselling. I believe that everyone deserves a safe space to be cared for and listened to with empathy and without judgement in a respectful and genuine way. If we decide that I am the right therapist for you I will endeavour to offer my genuine self with confidentiality, empathy, care and respect to aid your personal growth.
I'm Lesley, I am a fully qualified integrative psychotherapist with almost 20 years experience in Tinnitus counselling. I believe that everyone deserves a safe space to be cared for and listened to with empathy and without judgement in a respectful and genuine way. If we decide that I am the right therapist for you I will endeavour to offer my genuine self with confidentiality, empathy, care and respect to aid your personal growth.
0161 524 2377 View 0161 524 2377
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Jack Andrew Brown
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stockport SK4
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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Cliodhna Mc Phillips
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stockport SK5
Do you want to be free of Anxiety, constant overthinking, feeling overwhelmed, these are some of the topics I work with and have helped clients to see things differently. Do you want it to stop and be free of the anxiety, then I can help with that. We explore this together and put steps in place to get rid of it for good. Do you experience stress in the workplace or in your relationship, but you do not want to talk to friends or family, this is a space to do that openly and without limits. Have you kept a bereavement or loss to yourself so you don't "burden" others, I can help with that also. Get in touch for a chat.
Do you want to be free of Anxiety, constant overthinking, feeling overwhelmed, these are some of the topics I work with and have helped clients to see things differently. Do you want it to stop and be free of the anxiety, then I can help with that. We explore this together and put steps in place to get rid of it for good. Do you experience stress in the workplace or in your relationship, but you do not want to talk to friends or family, this is a space to do that openly and without limits. Have you kept a bereavement or loss to yourself so you don't "burden" others, I can help with that also. Get in touch for a chat.
0161 524 0954 View 0161 524 0954
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Joanna Elizabeth Jamieson
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Stockport SK6
Talking about your problems can be difficult, even with people who love and care about you. Sometimes you don't know where to turn. We all experience challenging times in our lives and may feel that we should be coping , we should be able to manage to find our way through ? We can feel very lost and alone at these times. I am here to offer you support, and to respond to you sensitively, honestly and without judgement. Having that safe space to hear your own voice and know that you are understood is the first step to seeing the path ahead.
Talking about your problems can be difficult, even with people who love and care about you. Sometimes you don't know where to turn. We all experience challenging times in our lives and may feel that we should be coping , we should be able to manage to find our way through ? We can feel very lost and alone at these times. I am here to offer you support, and to respond to you sensitively, honestly and without judgement. Having that safe space to hear your own voice and know that you are understood is the first step to seeing the path ahead.
01254 920082 View 01254 920082
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Catherine Jane Collins
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Stockport SK3
I love working for the NHS as a specialist counsellor and have done so for 27 years. I am BACP registered with accreditation and have a huge wealth of experience and training to help with any problem. Issues can include relationships, family, anxiety, bereavement, stress, depression, negative body image, employment, self esteem, abuse and addictions. Whatever the issue you're facing don’t struggle alone, I’m here to listen with warmth, empathy and without judgement. I'll help you find your own path through the issues that overwhelm you. We’ll find a way to make your life better.
I love working for the NHS as a specialist counsellor and have done so for 27 years. I am BACP registered with accreditation and have a huge wealth of experience and training to help with any problem. Issues can include relationships, family, anxiety, bereavement, stress, depression, negative body image, employment, self esteem, abuse and addictions. Whatever the issue you're facing don’t struggle alone, I’m here to listen with warmth, empathy and without judgement. I'll help you find your own path through the issues that overwhelm you. We’ll find a way to make your life better.
07443 636669 View 07443 636669
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The Counsellor Midwife
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stockport SK2
I am a BACP registered Counsellor and a NMC registered Midwife. I use my unique set of skills to support individuals & couples through birth trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, eating disorders and relationship therapy. I am passionate about ensuring people are aware of choices available to them during the pregnancy journey and offer support via either a therapeutic route or individualised, trauma informed, antenatal education. As a practising midwife I have a unique insight into the maternity system and will use that insight to support & nurture clients.
I am a BACP registered Counsellor and a NMC registered Midwife. I use my unique set of skills to support individuals & couples through birth trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, eating disorders and relationship therapy. I am passionate about ensuring people are aware of choices available to them during the pregnancy journey and offer support via either a therapeutic route or individualised, trauma informed, antenatal education. As a practising midwife I have a unique insight into the maternity system and will use that insight to support & nurture clients.
0161 524 7663 View 0161 524 7663
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Dr Hannah E. Taylor
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stockport SK7
I am committed to working with clients who are struggling with their emotional wellbeing. These difficulties can cause difficulties in relationships, at work and on a person's experiences of connecting with themselves and the world around them. I work sensitively and supportively with clients who have experienced a number of difficult life experiences including grief, trauma, relationship difficulties to name but a few. I can help you to feel like you develop a better more compassionate understanding of yourself and help you to feel like you are moving forward in life rather than feeling stuck and directionless.
I am committed to working with clients who are struggling with their emotional wellbeing. These difficulties can cause difficulties in relationships, at work and on a person's experiences of connecting with themselves and the world around them. I work sensitively and supportively with clients who have experienced a number of difficult life experiences including grief, trauma, relationship difficulties to name but a few. I can help you to feel like you develop a better more compassionate understanding of yourself and help you to feel like you are moving forward in life rather than feeling stuck and directionless.
01625 380522 View 01625 380522
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Counselling in Gatley, Cheadle
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Stockport SK7
Hi, I'm Sarah. We all have times when we find it hard to cope. Counselling can help you understand why you think, feel and act like you do. It can help you develop positive strategies to get what you want out of life. How we think, feel and behave is part of being human. Problems can arise when we get 'stuck' in negative thought patterns; when our feelings become overwhelming; when our behaviour is self-destructive and doesn't result in us getting what we need; when we worry about the future, dwell on the past and find it hard to live in the present. I believe the most important relationship we have is the relationship with ourself.
Hi, I'm Sarah. We all have times when we find it hard to cope. Counselling can help you understand why you think, feel and act like you do. It can help you develop positive strategies to get what you want out of life. How we think, feel and behave is part of being human. Problems can arise when we get 'stuck' in negative thought patterns; when our feelings become overwhelming; when our behaviour is self-destructive and doesn't result in us getting what we need; when we worry about the future, dwell on the past and find it hard to live in the present. I believe the most important relationship we have is the relationship with ourself.
0161 524 2126 View 0161 524 2126

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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.