Alcohol Use Counselling in Totnes

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Photo of Eleanor Franklin, Counsellor in Totnes, England
Eleanor Franklin
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
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Anxiety is normal. Yes, I just said that! Yet many of us grow up with the idea that anxious feelings are negative and to be avoided at all costs. I spent years trying to escape my anxiety, which only made it worse. The more I pushed, the more it pushed back, until I spent all my time pushing. It was exhausting, resulting in OCD behaviours and panic attacks. Then I learnt to change my relationship with anxiety. I realised that to be anxious is to be human. I stopped struggling and instead began to work with my anxiety in new ways that gave me more options, both in the moment and in the long term.
01548 800582
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Totnes TQ9
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Charlotte Watson
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
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In my experience we may all at times face hurdles too daunting to negotiate alone. I work with a wide range of issues focussing on clients who have suffered sexual abuse, as well as young people and adults experiencing stress, anxiety, trauma, panic attacks, depression and low self esteem. We may have issues and patterns of behaviour from the past that we are ready to leave behind. I offer a safe, confidential therapeutic space to be heard and feel safe. In some cases I work in the here and now, in others I believe in order to understand and find our inner resources to change present behaviour we need to delve into our past.
01364 701745
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Totnes TQ9
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Talya Griffith
Psychotherapist, MNCS Accred
Verified
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My name is Talya. At the heart of how I work is the belief that everyone's choices and experiences are understandable if we give the time and attention to understanding them. When we are supported it becomes more possible to gain insight into the ways we feel limited, to acknowledge and release the feelings that can keep us stuck and to find new ways of being. Therapy can provide a chance to heal from the hurts that accumulate within us and help us find the resources to meet life fully. Through our time together, you may find that new ways of relating to yourself and the world around you become possible.
01364 701879
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Totnes TQ9
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Jason Burns
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
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If you struggle with being in the world, with accepting yourself, or with a particular historical issue, I am here to support you journey towards recovery. I am especially interested in gender work - I particularly welcome men who wish to explore masculinity, and women who want to explore their relationship with men. Healthier relationship with ourselves, and others, is an achievable goal, and relies on empathy, compassion and challenge - I notice, and encourage attention on what is revealed in the moment. I understand struggle - I experienced, and have healed from mental health issues in my past, following an unsettled childhood.
01626 249003
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Totnes TQ9
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Photo of Ben Giddey, Counsellor in Totnes, England
Ben Giddey
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
Verified
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A supportive, authentic therapeutic relationship for help with Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Adult ADHD, Relationship Issues, Developmental Trauma, Attachment Issues, OCD Behaviours, Intrusive or Obsessive Thoughts, Addictions, etc.. My approach is Integrative; Person Centred, Gestalt, CBT, IFS, Inner Child Healing, Somatic Focused, influenced by ten years experience as a practitioner of Integrated Energy Healing (mind/body therapy). Focusing on what is happening in the here and now, we have agency to affect healing and change.
01803 222622
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Totnes TQ9
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Chris Woodgate
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
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I am a registered psychologist and doctor of counselling psychology offering psychotherapy underpinned by a contemporary reading of the most relevant literature. I work from an attachment, psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural perspective, integrating these to offer tailored ways of understanding and working with issues that will be unique to each person and set of circumstances. Most of the work happens in the room, though sometimes we might also set things outside of it, where appropriate.
01803 222573
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Totnes TQ9
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Thea Platt
Psychotherapist
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Do you feel your potential in life is thwarted by past or present difficulties or trauma? Has your equilibrium, confidence and self esteem been undermined by this? Do you feel disempowered and unable to move forward? Sometimes, life's difficulties can prevent us from forming healthy relationships with ourselves and others, and prevent us thriving. I am a UKCP Psychotherapist in training, working to support people suffering with mental and emotional distress find more ease, balance, meaning and health in their lives.
01803 926178
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Totnes TQ9
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Dannie Lee
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
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If you’re struggling or finding things difficult, you’re not alone. Maybe you feel stuck, confused or overwhelmed. Maybe you feel lost, alone or disconnected from life, yourself or the people around you. Maybe you lack purpose or meaning in your life. Maybe you don't really know what the problem is but would like some support. I am here to listen, support and encourage you as you explore the issues you face, help you understand yourself better and see things more clearly. I can help you work through difficult thoughts and feelings, and find ways to manage them so they have less impact on your life and wellbeing.
07960 692464
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Totnes TQ9
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Jason Karl Housecroft
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
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I believe that our capacity to cope with issues that arise in adult life, whether this is how we experience the world, relate to others, cope with difficult situations or understand and manage what can often be overwhelming emotions, is ultimately bound up with our early experiences. Whether we wish to or not we carry our history with us and sometimes this does not provide the strong foundation needed to engage and embrace life or weather its storms. I work with clients to recognise the origins of their difficulties so that together we might arrive at a place where life is understandable, and they feel both validated and valued.
01803 228320
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Totnes TQ9
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Jennifer Smith
Psychotherapist, PhD, BACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
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1 Endorsed
I offer one-to one Psychodynamic, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. This is a well established and evidence-based talking therapy that can effectively treat emotional problems as well as a wide range of mental health conditions including: anxiety, depression and eating disorders. Sessions are booked for the same time every week and range from single to up to four sessions a week. They provide the space to talk about and reflect upon your emotional and relationship difficulties. These are thought about as they relate to your present circumstances but in this type of therapy, they are also considered in relation to your life history.
01392 573819
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Totnes TQ9
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Julie Best-Clark
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
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My aim is to bring together effective approaches incorporating a variety of therapeutic models such as relational therapy, humanistic, psychodynamic, attachment theory, person centred and neuroscience. This will also depend on your individual needs. My experience also covers body psychotherapy and energy work along with solution based therapy and mindfulness. I offer both short and long term therapy and the length of therapy will depend upon the presenting issues and your wishes. Is there a particular problem you would like to talk through and explore? This could be to do with a relationship, work related or a repeating pattern.
01548 312025
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Totnes TQ9
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Jane Laura Schindler-Ord
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
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I work with individuals (adults, adolescents and children of all ages), couples, families and groups, who bring with them a range of life’s problems, challenges and possibilities. My aim is to encourage a deeper sense of self-awareness whilst focusing on the individual’s whole experience of life (behaviour, thoughts and feelings). Some clients bring specific issues to therapy: depression, anxiety, stress, sexual abuse, low self-esteem, relationship issues, eating disorders, low self-confidence, loss, unhappiness with work, home or life in general. I have an interest and experience working with people who have expereinced trauma.
01364 700203
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Anne Mattock
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
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Are you struggling to make sense of your world, finding it difficult to get through your day? Do you feel out of step with everyone else? Are feeling alone and not sure what to do next? Have you had traumatic experiences that affect your present life? Do you have a feeling of impending doom that makes you wake up anxious? Do you want to self harm or end your life? Can you only manage by using drugs or alcohol? Do you have no one to understand or that you can talk to?
01392 321150
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Totnes TQ9
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Stephanie Boosey
Counsellor, MNCS Prof Accred
Verified
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I offer affordable counselling helping you to process and move forward.  Initial phone consultation would be free to help you decide if I am the right counsellor for you. I can offer face to face or online therapy sessions, whatever issues you bring such as anxiety, depression, trauma, loss & bereavement, low self-esteem & confidence, relationships and unhappiness with work, home or general unhappiness in a supportive environment offering compassion and kindness.  I have experience working and supporting young people, families and Adults.
01392 321457
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Totnes TQ9
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David Lloyd-Hoare
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
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If you're looking for a qualified and experienced therapist (25 years) in Paignton, then you need look no further, as I provide a full range of counselling and psychotherapy services in and around Torbay and the surrounding areas. People begin counselling for a variety of reasons such as depression, anxiety, work or relationship issues, a long-term feeling of dissatisfaction, or an immediate life changing crisis. In therapy together, we’ll create a relationship to help you discover and change patterns of feeling, thinking, and relating that may be causing you to feel stuck, confused, or overwhelmed.
01803 223045
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Sophia Hammoudeh
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
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Anyone struggling with inner emotions or dilemmas effecting their mental health or upsetting them. Trauma related issues that leave you feeling uneasy or unable to cope. If you dealing with inner pain that effects your relationships and your interaction with others. I am here to help you look into this field of pain and help you uncover it layer upon layer.
01392 321843
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Jo Armstrong
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
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I am an Integrative Counsellor combining different therapeutic tools and approaches to fit the needs of the client. I worked as a Senior Counsellor and Supervisor at a CIC in Plymouth for many years. I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. Counselling is my passion and I feel privileged to have worked with a diverse range of clients over the years. I offer a safe, warm and supportive environment and my natural intuitive ability and creativity serve the therapeutic process.
01364 701866
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Thais Lloyd (Tess)
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
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Hello, my name is Thais Lloyd, but people call me Tess. I have over 15 years' experience as a counsellor. I am experienced in working with clients with: depression; anxiety; low self-esteem; difficulty in relationships; trauma and abuse; dementia, health-related stress; grief and loss; addiction. Finding a counsellor that you can connect well with can make a real difference to how you feel and to how you deal with what is difficult for you. My aim is to support you to find the relief you seek, make the changes you wish to make, and move forward in your life in a more creative and fulfilling way.
07493 591515
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Ian Scott
Psychologist, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
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I have worked in the NHS for over 20 years and I realise that therapy can be a new and unusual approach for people. I often work with folk who are finding things hard, and need a neutral form of support. I can offer direct support, teaching and practice in cognitive and behavioural techniques, or relaxation and mindfulness ideas to help. The goals that a person wants to work towards might be crystal clear to them, or they might refine these as we work together.
01395 208732
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Torquay TQ1
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Justin Andrews
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
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My name is Justin, living on the edge of Dartmoor in South Devon with my family, and I am a psychology trained Integrative Counsellor who has worked in Health and Social Care for more than 30 years in many different settings. I would like to help you gain a firm understanding of where you are in your life at this time, and how you would like to move forward, with as much health and happiness as possible.
01364 708965
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Ashburton TQ13
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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.