Alcohol Use Counselling in Whitefield

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Jonathan Barratt
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Whitefield M45
I am a qualified integrative counsellor working within both person centered and CBT therapeutic approaches. I worked within the NHS for 14 years working on various mental health units. Whatever your challenge is whether it be depression, anxiety, work related stress, self esteem or any other challenge, I will work in collaboration with you to help identify and navigate a path forward. I offer a kind and calm approach to therapy. I am currently offering sessions face to face, online or by telephone. I can offer goal oriented and solution focused therapy using CBT tools, practical techniques and coping strategies.
I am a qualified integrative counsellor working within both person centered and CBT therapeutic approaches. I worked within the NHS for 14 years working on various mental health units. Whatever your challenge is whether it be depression, anxiety, work related stress, self esteem or any other challenge, I will work in collaboration with you to help identify and navigate a path forward. I offer a kind and calm approach to therapy. I am currently offering sessions face to face, online or by telephone. I can offer goal oriented and solution focused therapy using CBT tools, practical techniques and coping strategies.
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Joseph Sheridan-Ruddy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Whitefield M45
Are you looking to gain some clarity in life? Are you struggling in relationships or trying to make sense of your past? Perhaps you feel isolated, angry and are missing out on connections with friends and family. This can suffocate the parts of your life which should bring you joy; this unhappiness can lead to further disconnect with those around you.
Are you looking to gain some clarity in life? Are you struggling in relationships or trying to make sense of your past? Perhaps you feel isolated, angry and are missing out on connections with friends and family. This can suffocate the parts of your life which should bring you joy; this unhappiness can lead to further disconnect with those around you.
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Anita Thorne Mbacp
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Whitefield M45
I am a fully qualified and registered psychotherapist, practising in Person Centred, Integrative and CBT therapies. I offer face to face sessions in a therapeutic, safe, confidential setting. Alongside this I also use both online and telephone counselling platforms. I have experience within many areas including issues such as domestic violence, sexual abuse, mental abuse, mental health, anxiety, work related stress, addiction & family issues
I am a fully qualified and registered psychotherapist, practising in Person Centred, Integrative and CBT therapies. I offer face to face sessions in a therapeutic, safe, confidential setting. Alongside this I also use both online and telephone counselling platforms. I have experience within many areas including issues such as domestic violence, sexual abuse, mental abuse, mental health, anxiety, work related stress, addiction & family issues
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Lesley Nance
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Whitefield M45
Firstly, let me reassure you, what you are feeling isnt permanent. Things WILL change, and all it takes is one session to start feeling better. I am here to say that whatever you are going through, change IS possible and do-able, with patience,self discovery, understanding, and professional support and expert knowledge. I can help you to see what is going on for you, discover your own internal resources as well as provide you with additional tools that help you to regulate your emotions, enabling you to cope in the here and now, but also going forward.
Firstly, let me reassure you, what you are feeling isnt permanent. Things WILL change, and all it takes is one session to start feeling better. I am here to say that whatever you are going through, change IS possible and do-able, with patience,self discovery, understanding, and professional support and expert knowledge. I can help you to see what is going on for you, discover your own internal resources as well as provide you with additional tools that help you to regulate your emotions, enabling you to cope in the here and now, but also going forward.
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Space Therapies
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manchester M25
“My therapy is designed to give you the tools and guidance to change the way you think, and help you see things more clearly, so you can be in control of your own progress. I always work at your pace, and my goal is for you to feel as comfortable as possible when opening up. We’re in this together!”
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Mukabo Road Safety
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Prestwich M25
"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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Tatiana Hannam
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Bury BL9
I offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, EMDR and Counselling to individuals and couples presenting with a range of mental health issues, some of which are listed below.
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Daniel Nissen
Counsellor, MA, BACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M25
People come for therapy for many different issues. A common theme is that people want to get a greater sense of themselves and understanding of what may have caused their issues and how they might grow past these challenges. Therapy can help you feel better about yourself and improve your mental health.
People come for therapy for many different issues. A common theme is that people want to get a greater sense of themselves and understanding of what may have caused their issues and how they might grow past these challenges. Therapy can help you feel better about yourself and improve your mental health.
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Sue Victoria Jackson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Prestwich M25  (Online Only)
I am a supportive and empathetic therapist; who provides a safe, non judgemental environment for clients to explore their difficulties. I believe that the experience of sharing difficult feelings; of being 'heard' and not judged can be liberating and empowering. Counselling can help you understand why you think, feel and act like you do and help you create a new design for living.
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Calming Minds Soothing Souls Therapies MBACP
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Bury BL9
Waitlist for new clients
Counselling/ Psychotherapy: Effective counselling reduces confusion, allowing you to make effective decisions leading to positive changes in your attitude, behaviours & overall well-being. The ultimate aim of counselling is to enable you to make your own choices, reach your own decisions & go forward with a greater sense of clarity & self-management. Hypnotherapy & mindfulness can be introduced as a type of complementary therapy in which hypnosis is used to create a state of focused attention and increased suggestibility during which positive suggestions are made to rid you of emotional blockage. Mindfulness keeps us focused
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Dr Zandra Bamford
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Manchester M45
Hello, welcome to Therapy NorthWest. We support the wellbeing of adults & young people in clinics in Chorley & surrounding areas. We believe that life can be challenging with a number of different pressures & demands. We do not believe that these things make us ‘abnormal’ or ‘ill’, rather that there are times when we require support to work through difficulties, what has happened and how we have responded. Zandra has many years experience working with individuals, couples, families and systems to help foster greater well-being.
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Ross Charnock
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Manchester M45
I am an experienced psychotherapist with a strong track record helping patients within the NHS. I offer a safe, consistent setting in private practice to help patients make changes that are not always as easily achieved in time-limited therapy. I practice psychodynamic psychotherapy, which sees conscious difficulties in our lives as solutions to unconscious problems. It helps with common mental health problems, like anxiety and depression, including trauma, but allows for a deeper appreciation of our internal world that alleviates our everyday disquiet in profound and subtle ways, almost like a volume control being turned down.
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Anamika Saggar
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M45
We all face Challenges and internal conflicts at some point in our lives; there are three solutions to every problem; Accept it, change it or leave it. If you are reading this profile you are probably on the road of wanting change, you don't have to struggle in silence and the time for change is now. The most important ingredient of change is the acknowledgment of the situation.Sometimes it can be very hard to explain what is going on in your head or your heart when you don't even understand it yourself , this is where speaking to someone with decades of experience makes a difference.
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Amanda Ridyard
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Worsley M27  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
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North Manchester Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Swinton M27
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Susan Warburton
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
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Joanne Webb
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bury BL9
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Verified Verified
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Mark Owen
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M25
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Nichola Riley
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
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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.