Alcohol Use Counselling in Stretford

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Sabrina Maynard
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stretford M16
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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Michael Halpin
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Stretford M32
Making the decision to reach out and admit that you need the help of someone else can be hard. Making the decision to attend counselling can be even harder. Partners, peers and family may not understand, you may feel like you've failed somehow, you may feel like you are not enough. We also know that this is far from the truth. Taking the step to attend counselling is often the first step on a journey that allows us to confront our difficulties, face our fears, become more self-aware and ultimately take a path that can lead to a better life.
Making the decision to reach out and admit that you need the help of someone else can be hard. Making the decision to attend counselling can be even harder. Partners, peers and family may not understand, you may feel like you've failed somehow, you may feel like you are not enough. We also know that this is far from the truth. Taking the step to attend counselling is often the first step on a journey that allows us to confront our difficulties, face our fears, become more self-aware and ultimately take a path that can lead to a better life.
0161 524 1442 View 0161 524 1442
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Yvonne Elizabeth Meidlinger
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stretford M32
I believe that the therapist and client come together as a team to work through issues that may stand in the way of you reaching your potential. Through my training, I have mainly used Transactional Analysis, but also have some experience working in a solution-focussed way and like to work integratively as each person is an individual who may like to work in a different way. I work with people on a range of issues, but find that I work with people with anxiety or depression most commonly, and pride myself on working hard to make people feel at ease.
I believe that the therapist and client come together as a team to work through issues that may stand in the way of you reaching your potential. Through my training, I have mainly used Transactional Analysis, but also have some experience working in a solution-focussed way and like to work integratively as each person is an individual who may like to work in a different way. I work with people on a range of issues, but find that I work with people with anxiety or depression most commonly, and pride myself on working hard to make people feel at ease.
0161 850 7103 View 0161 850 7103
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Mukabo Road Safety
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Stretford M16
"Having walked a certain path, as a Christian, my Faith in God and leaning on Him has been the greatest pillar I ever held on to experiencing my own post-traumatic growth. However, I value individual differences, respect, diversity, culture, integrity, honesty and ability to find your own path, grow, connect and build an enduring relationship. I firmly believe individuals can be empowered to find their own solutions. I am aware I might not have all the answers or solutions, but I could give one or two suggestions. I am happy to sit with people who find themselves in a dilemma, stuck in difficult and uncomfortable situations".
"Having walked a certain path, as a Christian, my Faith in God and leaning on Him has been the greatest pillar I ever held on to experiencing my own post-traumatic growth. However, I value individual differences, respect, diversity, culture, integrity, honesty and ability to find your own path, grow, connect and build an enduring relationship. I firmly believe individuals can be empowered to find their own solutions. I am aware I might not have all the answers or solutions, but I could give one or two suggestions. I am happy to sit with people who find themselves in a dilemma, stuck in difficult and uncomfortable situations".
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Ben Rath
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Stretford M16
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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Cheshire Psychotherapies and Mental Health Ltd
Counsellor, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stretford M16
I am here to offer you the space to explore your feelings, wishes and situation. I work from the client's perspective and have been doing this for a long time. I am first and foremost a helper, someone you can trust and relate well with on any issue. I am not here to judge you or talk over you but to provide you an avenue to finding lasting solutions on any issues that i have profound knowledge of. Please feel free to make the initial contact and let us have a special moment to explore this further.
I am here to offer you the space to explore your feelings, wishes and situation. I work from the client's perspective and have been doing this for a long time. I am first and foremost a helper, someone you can trust and relate well with on any issue. I am not here to judge you or talk over you but to provide you an avenue to finding lasting solutions on any issues that i have profound knowledge of. Please feel free to make the initial contact and let us have a special moment to explore this further.
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Photo of Caroline Reed, MA, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Caroline Reed
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stretford M32
When we are struggling and in pain, the need to be heard, understood, to be appreciated and valued is crucial to our healing. I have over 25 years experience working with families, couples, individuals and groups with mental health concerns and/or addictions. I work collaboratively alongside you, providing guidance on your journey towards healing. You know your strengths, areas for personal growth and your feelings. I know how the mind works, about how to push through barriers that hold you back, about recovery and healing. Together we will embark on a journey that is beneficial to you.
When we are struggling and in pain, the need to be heard, understood, to be appreciated and valued is crucial to our healing. I have over 25 years experience working with families, couples, individuals and groups with mental health concerns and/or addictions. I work collaboratively alongside you, providing guidance on your journey towards healing. You know your strengths, areas for personal growth and your feelings. I know how the mind works, about how to push through barriers that hold you back, about recovery and healing. Together we will embark on a journey that is beneficial to you.
0161 524 1294 View 0161 524 1294
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Shaun Joseph Francis Brookhouse
Psychotherapist, MA, SNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Stretford M32
I work with a wide variety of individuals in order for them to reach their therapeutic goals. I have a clinical interest in motivation and this type of work features in the work I provide. Anxiety tends to be the most common issue I work with, but I assist in a variety of psychological, emotional and behavioural issues as well.
I work with a wide variety of individuals in order for them to reach their therapeutic goals. I have a clinical interest in motivation and this type of work features in the work I provide. Anxiety tends to be the most common issue I work with, but I assist in a variety of psychological, emotional and behavioural issues as well.
0161 850 4371 View 0161 850 4371
Photo of Dr Gregory Warwick, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych., Psychologist
Dr Gregory Warwick
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Stretford M16
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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Sue Casey
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Stretford M16  (Online Only)
My role is to guide you out from living in the past and to re-decide a better future. This is your story and now is the beginning. It is never too late to choose a different path towards a more positive outcome.
My role is to guide you out from living in the past and to re-decide a better future. This is your story and now is the beginning. It is never too late to choose a different path towards a more positive outcome.
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Mobeen Akhtar
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Stretford M16
‘There's no need to travel anywhere. Journey within yourself.’ - Rumi Hello, welcome to my profile. My name is Mobeen Akhtar, I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). If you are experiencing distress or troubles that you feel you cannot share with anyone, counselling is the right place for you. Counselling is described in different ways and in many words. What we find is that counselling is an individual experience.
‘There's no need to travel anywhere. Journey within yourself.’ - Rumi Hello, welcome to my profile. My name is Mobeen Akhtar, I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). If you are experiencing distress or troubles that you feel you cannot share with anyone, counselling is the right place for you. Counselling is described in different ways and in many words. What we find is that counselling is an individual experience.
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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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Photo of Stephen Griffiths Swgcounselling, MBACP, Counsellor
Stephen Griffiths Swgcounselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manchester M20
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Counsellor based in Manchester offering In person and online sessions. Life can be challenging, and in places it can feel intolerable and overwhelming it can be difficult to know where to start unravelling this, how to make changes, what changes, if any, we need to make, and to try to make sense of why we feel the way that we do. This can be a very painful experience but however dark it may be today, doesn't mean tomorrow won't be lighter, counselling can offer an opportunity to be heard and to be understood. I work with clients from all backgrounds but have particular experience working with Addiction and with LGBT+ issues.
I am a Counsellor based in Manchester offering In person and online sessions. Life can be challenging, and in places it can feel intolerable and overwhelming it can be difficult to know where to start unravelling this, how to make changes, what changes, if any, we need to make, and to try to make sense of why we feel the way that we do. This can be a very painful experience but however dark it may be today, doesn't mean tomorrow won't be lighter, counselling can offer an opportunity to be heard and to be understood. I work with clients from all backgrounds but have particular experience working with Addiction and with LGBT+ issues.
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City Centre Therapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M2
An important part in your journey to finding a therapist in Manchester is trying to get a feel for them through your research. One of the most important aspects about our approach is being able to generate warmth, friendliness and to put you at ease as quickly as possible. We are the one of the North West most successful therapy practices. We apply the latest approaches combined with time tested traditional styles to ensure you get results. We work With adults, couples, children and young people.
An important part in your journey to finding a therapist in Manchester is trying to get a feel for them through your research. One of the most important aspects about our approach is being able to generate warmth, friendliness and to put you at ease as quickly as possible. We are the one of the North West most successful therapy practices. We apply the latest approaches combined with time tested traditional styles to ensure you get results. We work With adults, couples, children and young people.
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Photo of James Paterson, GMBPsS, Psychotherapist
James Paterson
Psychotherapist, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Manchester M1
Do you find it difficult to talk to those closest to you about your issues and concerns? Perhaps you don’t want to burden them or feel worried that they might judge or not understand what you are going through? I provide a safe, confidential, and non-judgemental space in which you can explore your thoughts and feelings, allowing you to understand more about yourself and your relationships with others. As an integrative counsellor, I work with a variety of therapeutic approaches and methods, and combine them to suit the needs of each individual client.
Do you find it difficult to talk to those closest to you about your issues and concerns? Perhaps you don’t want to burden them or feel worried that they might judge or not understand what you are going through? I provide a safe, confidential, and non-judgemental space in which you can explore your thoughts and feelings, allowing you to understand more about yourself and your relationships with others. As an integrative counsellor, I work with a variety of therapeutic approaches and methods, and combine them to suit the needs of each individual client.
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More Than Words Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manchester M3
Do you feel alone or unheard? Have you tried to speak to someone, but they don't understand? I can offer you a safe space to explore confusing or difficult feelings without judgement and with empathy. Working through your life experiences can help you to move forward positively and with a greater understanding of yourself. I know that no matter what you have been through, no one has experienced it in the way that you have or feels the way you feel. I understand that we are all individual and I want to help you in this process, to understand your feelings and to remember who you are and want to be.
Do you feel alone or unheard? Have you tried to speak to someone, but they don't understand? I can offer you a safe space to explore confusing or difficult feelings without judgement and with empathy. Working through your life experiences can help you to move forward positively and with a greater understanding of yourself. I know that no matter what you have been through, no one has experienced it in the way that you have or feels the way you feel. I understand that we are all individual and I want to help you in this process, to understand your feelings and to remember who you are and want to be.
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Natalie Kendall
Counsellor, MBBS, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M1
Hello! Nice to meet you! I'm Natalie (Nat)—an integrative therapist based in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. Welcome to Spectrum Counselling. I am a registered member of the B.A.C.P. I offer a safe, kind, and non-judgmental counselling services. I embrace neurodiversity as I have years of personal and professional experience. ADHD, ADD, Autism, Dyslexia and other cognitive conditions (diagnosed and undiagnosed.) However, it is your experience that counts. It can be difficult to Reach out and I am here for you to listen and understand your needs.
Hello! Nice to meet you! I'm Natalie (Nat)—an integrative therapist based in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. Welcome to Spectrum Counselling. I am a registered member of the B.A.C.P. I offer a safe, kind, and non-judgmental counselling services. I embrace neurodiversity as I have years of personal and professional experience. ADHD, ADD, Autism, Dyslexia and other cognitive conditions (diagnosed and undiagnosed.) However, it is your experience that counts. It can be difficult to Reach out and I am here for you to listen and understand your needs.
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Lucy Smith
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M2  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Lucy Smith, Lead Psychotherapist at Manchester Therapy for you. My role as a psychotherapist is to help and support you through life's challenges. Book your free 30 minute consultation www.therapyformanchester.co.uk
Hi, I'm Lucy Smith, Lead Psychotherapist at Manchester Therapy for you. My role as a psychotherapist is to help and support you through life's challenges. Book your free 30 minute consultation www.therapyformanchester.co.uk
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Carla Edge
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Manchester M1
I am a down-to-earth counsellor, psychotherapist and hypnotherapist. I work with these therapies individually and also integrate them to suit your situation. You will be warmly welcomed and sincerely heard. You may want a life where it is easier to deal with painful events from your past or where you can cope with the difficulties of day-to-day life more effectively. Or perhaps, feel less daunted by the future. I can help you move forwards and feel happier.
I am a down-to-earth counsellor, psychotherapist and hypnotherapist. I work with these therapies individually and also integrate them to suit your situation. You will be warmly welcomed and sincerely heard. You may want a life where it is easier to deal with painful events from your past or where you can cope with the difficulties of day-to-day life more effectively. Or perhaps, feel less daunted by the future. I can help you move forwards and feel happier.
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Becky Blacka
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M21
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’.
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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.