A specialist counselling service for anyone whose life is affected by their own or someone else’s drug and alcohol use.
We will work with you and support you through this process, explore why it's become a problem and also ways to make changes for the better that suit you.
All of our counsellors are experienced are in counselling anyone who wants to change or address their alcohol/drug use.
How long will it take?
Short term - what's possible
We can support you to address recent or current issues around excessive drug and alcohol consumption. This will usually focus on practical ways to help maintain a healthier relationship with alcohol and drugs.
Long term- underlying issues
A longer period of therapy looking at issues that have resulted in alcohol being a strategy for managing life in general.
It’s our aim to help you decide what suits you, the way you think, the way you feel, what you want to achieve.
How we can help you
If your alcohol consumption is excessive or getting out of hand.
If alcohol or drugs are starting to take control of your life, or affecting your relationships.
If you want to cut back your drinking to healthier levels.
If someone close to you is drinking heavily or using drugs and you need to talk to someone about it.
If you are a parent concerned about your son or daughter’s drug or alcohol use.
It's not just about alcohol
Often alcohol can become a means of managing other difficulties including:
Stress at work
Experience of historic abuse
Our counsellors understand this and will be able to help you in any of the above areas
Who's counselling for?
Is alcohol or drug use having a negative impact on you, your work or your relationships?
All our professional counsellors have worked in substance misuse services and are fully qualified and trained to work with alcohol and drug misuse
On each of our counsellor's pages, you will find a link to their site which will show all the other specialisms they offer.
Ruth is 35yrs old, married and works in London.
Ruth started counselling with me as she wanted to reduce her drinking. During our first meetings, it became apparent that she had had to make difficult choices due to her increasing dependency on alcohol. She had been through various rehabilitation programmes and was pleased with what she had achieved so far. She had been seeing a therapist for a long time who had to end their work due to health problems.
Helen is 54 years old. Her son who could become abusive when under the influence of alcohol or drugs had moved out. Initially she felt relieved as the uncertainty of what to expect when she came home had been removed. However she then realised how lonely she felt and that she started blaming herself for the breakdown of the relationship with her son.