Alcohol Use Counselling in Stoke-on-Trent

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Natalie Jane Brayford
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Hi, I'm Natalie. I am a BACP registered Counsellor with a MSc in Counselling Psychology. Asking for help is not a sign of weakness, it's a sign of strength and I am here to help. I am friendly and down to earth and offer a 20 minute free telephone consultation, we can have a chat and you can use this time to ask any questions, as I know how daunting counselling can be.
01782 983158
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Stoke-on-Trent ST3
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Michelle Vernall
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Welcome, my name is Michelle and I am a fully qualified Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor here in Staffordshire England. My main focus is for clients to feel confident and comfortable within the therapeutic relationship with me, giving you the autonomy to advocate what you would like to gain from your therapy sessions and what therapy looks like for you. Nevertheless I also understand that many may not know what therapy is and what it looks like for them which I struggled with too many years ago.
01296 254481
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Stoke-on-Trent ST4
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Steve Barlow Counselling & Supervision Services
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
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I am a BACP accredited, fully insured counsellor, supervisor and support group facilitator with nearly 20 years experience of working with clients both in an organisational setting and in private practice. Sessions are now available both online via secure video platforms and 'in person' at my consulting room in Stoke On Trent. I am well-versed in providing both long and short-term counselling arrangements, covering many issues from addiction, bereavement and abuse to anxiety, relationship concerns and sexuality and gender.
01763 291259
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Stoke-on-Trent ST1
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Parkes therapy Practice
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
As a qualified Counsellor, I work in a Client centred manner, providing a solid foundation for therapy, building on trust and mutual respect, by providing a safe, warm confidential and non-judgemental environment in which to contemplate your emotional state, because quite simple sometimes life can be just too much. . I will endeavour to help support you on your journey of finding the right answers and building on your own natural resilience. I offer both short and long term therapy depending on your needs.
01477 412596
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Stoke-on-Trent ST8
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Lisa Woolrich
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
Is now the right time for you to invest in yourself? My curiosity lies within exploring your current challenges, what may be keeping you in the past, what may be enabling your current struggles and how you can utilise your strengths to help you to move forward. Life can be difficult to navigate, it provides opportunities but it is sometimes not an easy road to travel. It is during these challenging times when you may feel that you would like an opportunity to talk to someone, in a non-judgmental, confidential space. To be heard and understood, whilst also being open to gentle challenges.
01782 983391
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Stoke-on-Trent ST3
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Emily Grant
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
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1 Endorsed
Issues I have worked with include; depression, anxiety, trauma, loss, anger, suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts, relationship difficulties, workplace stress, serious illness, and many others. I have extensive experience working on a one-to-one basis with people who have a diagnosis of dementia and survivors of sexual violence and domestic abuse. I work with couples experiencing difficulties in many aspects of their relationships, such as infidelity, communication break down and sexual issues. I can also help couples to find an amicable end to a relationship.
01782 986071
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Stoke-on-Trent ST3
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Maggie Peet
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified
Verified
Whether you are suffering grief, recent or earlier trauma, concerns about the future, troubling memories of the past, struggling with anxiety or unexplained emotional pain, my aim will be to help you find ways forward that feel positive for you. I will listen carefully, empathically and respectfully to whatever it is that brings you to seek counselling at this time. I have over 25 years counselling experience: both in private practice and in Primary Care and Employee Assisted Programmes. I can offer a short term contract (6 sessions) or medium to long term work.
01889 227316
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Stoke-on-Trent ST10
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Helen Joy Green
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Hello and welcome, We all deserve a helping hand. Someone to lead us through the dark times. I believe I can offer this, by sharing my 16 years of practice, which has provided me with a vast experience/knowledge of working with adults, couples and young people. My passion is in the belief that we have the ability to grow and reach our potential. I work with compassion, genuineness and have a real passion for the effectiveness of the counselling process. I am a highly a sensitive person which helps me to empathise with others deeply. I value indifference and work in a non judgemental way.
01782 983552
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Stoke-on-Trent ST10
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Adela Ramona Moldovan
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
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My clinical experience as a Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist encompasses many years working in a mental health setting and private practice dealing with a broad range of symptoms including, but not limited to, chronic trauma, loss or abuse, stress, anxiety, depression, marital difficulties, child-parent conflicts, self-harm, bi-polar disorder, addiction and border-line states – to name just some of the presenting issues.
01707 242075
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Stoke-on-Trent ST4
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Diane Earl
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
We all struggle to make sense of experiences at times, for example, when our life is in transition as we are leaving home or taking on new caring responsibilities. As a counsellor I can offer the opportunity to talk in confidence. I have worked in mental health for over 20 years and have trained as a social worker as well as a counsellor. Social networks and our sense of connection, can contribute to our emotional resilience and ability to face life's challenges. I can help you find a broader perspective and your own way forward. With Covid-19 with us, I am offering a "wellbeing session" for £20.
07480 540068
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Stoke-on-Trent ST10
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Nigel Cadman
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I work in a person-centred manner which means that I value building a positive relationship with clients; working to create a safe and comfortable therapeutic environment. This means that I want you to feel able to talk and express yourself about anything that may be troubling you. We talk about whatever you chose, and you can do so without fear of judgement. This enables you to become more comfortable with things as you discuss your thoughts freely, giving you an opportunity to consider things from different perspectives and over time building your confidence to explore different options and possibilities that are open to you.
01270 433834
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Stoke-on-Trent ST1
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Marie Brockley
Counsellor, MA, BACP
Verified
Verified
How to explain what counselling is... If you're holding a cup of coffee and somebody accidentally bumps into you, you will most likely spill a drop or two, or depending on the bump impact a few spoonfuls or more. If there had been tea or something else in your cup, the result would be the same. Your emotions and feelings are like the coffee, because sometimes when life comes along and shakes you (which will happen to us all) whatever is inside your cup will spill out. Sometimes life can be easier until you get bumped.....but then you may need somebody to talk to, this is where counselling can help.
01538 712372
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Stoke-on-Trent ST4
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Nicole Hampton
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
Do you feel like you are going around in circles, struggling to find solutions to recurrent difficulties or unhealthy patterns? Are you struggling to overcome a difficult life event or series of events from your past? Do you feel bogged down by day-to-day stressors, or demands in your work or home life? Do you feel particularly anxious or low in mood? Do you feel misunderstood or frustrated by your circumstances? Do you just want someone to listen to how you feel? Someone who will work with you to support you to understand the difficulties you are having and develop strategies to break free from the weight of the emotional baggage?
0121 312 1682
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Stoke-on-Trent ST3
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On the Horizon Counselling Services CIC
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
My name is Lisa Shaw. I am a qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor of 9 years and consider myself as a Integrative counsellor which means I may use various models of counselling I am able to adapt my way of working to suit your needs throughout your journey. I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy MBACP 273397. I have extensive experience working within the local area for various charities and local schools. I work with adults, young people and children with various issues. I specialise in working with attachment, anxiety, depression, confidence, self-esteem, resilience and self worth.
07807 204412
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Stoke-on-Trent ST9
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Debbie Kindon
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
For some, life throws us a curveball and often when we’re least expecting it. Others may feel that pressures have been building over a long period of time. We can face challenges and get stuck which sometimes can be overwhelming. Depression, anxiety, stresses and issues in life may lead you to needing a person to talk to who is neutral, non-judgmental, empathetic and a good listener. Your wellbeing is important to me so I will treat you with the upmost respect and work with you to help achieve your goals. Based in Eccleshall I am close to Stafford, Stone, Market Drayton, Loggerheads, Stoke, Newport and Telford.
07380 309229
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Stoke-on-Trent ST4
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Stefanos Malais
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
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My education and experience help me use various processes and collaborate with each person or couple to create their own unique treatment plan with the aim to cover, as much as possible, their own unique needs. Through these processes (e.g. through Socratic dialogue/questioning, Empathic Responses, and other Systemic and Cognitive-Behavioral techniques), I invite people to develop more self-awareness, to renegotiate key issues of their existence and to approach past traumatic experiences in a more constructive manner.
01477 412622
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Stoke-on-Trent ST7
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Sarah louise Jackson
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Verified
01270 696672
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Stoke-on-Trent ST1
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Paul Hammersley
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified
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I recently celebrated 25 years as a CBT therapist. I am now also qualified in EMDR In. addition my therapy practice I have taught CBT for many years. I was programme director for post graduate CBT training at Manchester and Lancaster Universities, I have lectured at most UK universities and also abroad in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Sweden, Spain, Holland and Brazil. I have been widely published on the relationship between negative life events and psychological distress including as a first author in The British journal of Psychiatry
0161 509 6208
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Newcastle ST5
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Melisa Adams
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Verified
We are told how important exercise is for our physical wellbeing, our mental health is no different. Therapy does change lives and for that reason, if you are unhappy, stressed and not sure what to do, you need to remember that life is short and you deserve to live the life you want. Put yourself first, and do what makes you happy! My approach is integrative, which means that I am trained in several different modalities, allowing me to work in a way that suits each unique client.
01302 490114
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Newcastle ST5
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Need2Talk2Someone Counselling Services
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Supporting people with anxiety, anger, relationship issues, frustration, avoidance and more. Are you noticing an inability to delay gratification? Whether that be difficulties with work-life balance, abusing alcohol, cigarettes, or food, not caring what happens or what anyone thinks and pushing 'dealing with it' away! All these traits come into play when stressed as negative coping strategies and making changes might mean digging down to find the source of your thoughts feelings and behaviours with a trained counsellor.
01538 712566
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Leek ST13
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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.