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Alcohol counsellor in Brighton

Alcohol and Drug Counsellor in Brighton and Hove

Ben Middleton

Counselling for individuals affected by drugs or alcohol

I aim to support you in achieving the changes you want.

 

You may want to reduce your alcohol consumption; stop drinking or taking drugs altogether, or perhaps you just want to try and understand what is going on for you. Alternatively, you may be coping with having someone in your life with a harmful relationship to drugs or alcohol. Whatever your goal, I provide a non-judgemental approach to enabling you to move forward.I also work with people affected y trauma

 

I start with you as a unique individual and work to help you resolve the challenges you face. I don’t have a preconceived idea about what works, instead, I tailor my approach to suit you and your circumstances. I have worked both with people going through the twelve steps and those who have found that isn't quite right for them.

 

I am happy to work with you on short term practical ways to manage your current situation. But I can also work with you over the long term to really understand what is driving your problematic relationship with drugs or alcohol.

 

I recognise that many people face physical barriers to accessing counselling and I work from a fully accessible counselling room. For people with severe mobility problems, I will consider home visits.

Ben Middleton

About Me

I am an integrative counsellor who works in private practice. I have also worked for a charity supporting male survivors of sexual abuse and have experience supporting people recovering from trauma. I have previously trained and worked as a substance misuse counsellor for CRI in Brighton and Hove, worked as a counsellor for a disabled people’s charity and also in a Hove secondary school.

I am a registered member of BACP, fully insured and registered with the Information Commissioner

supporting male survivors of sexual abuse

Fee's

My approach is a non-judgemental, warm and empathic therapeutic relationship. Working collaboratively, I aim to help people understand and express their emotions, gain different perspectives on a situation and develop meaningful and effective stategies for their lives.

My name is Andrew Faulconbridge, I am a counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor with a practice in Lewes and Brighton and Hove for the past 20 years.

Professional Qualifications

Fully trained in alcohol and drug counselling

Trained in working with trauma and recovery

Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Therapy

TA101

I am a qualified and experienced integrative counsellor and psychotherapist and have worked and am still working for several counselling organisations in Lewes, Brighton and Hove, Eastbourne, Worthing and Surrey as a counsellor and supervisor.

My approach is a non-judgemental, warm and empathic therapeutic relationship. Working collaboratively, I aim to help people understand and express their emotions, gain different perspectives on a situation and develop meaningful and effective stategies for their lives.

I am a qualified and experienced integrative counsellor and psychotherapist and have worked and am still working for several counselling organisations in Lewes, Brighton and Hove, Eastbourne, Worthing and Surrey as a counsellor and supervisor.

My approach is a non-judgemental, warm and empathic therapeutic relationship. Working collaboratively, I aim to help people understand and express their emotions, gain different perspectives on a situation and develop meaningful and effective stategies for their lives.

My name is Andrew Faulconbridge, I am a counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor with a practice in Lewes and Brighton and Hove for the past 15 years.

I also offer Counselling and Supervision online via Zoom.

 

I specialise in
 

Relationships with others and importantly yourself
Drug and Alcohol misuse and the impact on yourself and others
People affected by someone else's alcohol or substance use
Disability, seen and unseen and overcoming the challenges you face
Caring for someone who is ill or has mental health issues
 

 

I am a qualified and experienced integrative counsellor and psychotherapist and have worked and am still working for several counselling organisations in Lewes, Brighton and Hove, Eastbourne, Worthing and Surrey as a counsellor and supervisor.

My approach is a non-judgemental, warm and empathic therapeutic relationship. Working collaboratively, I aim to help people understand and express their emotions, gain different perspectives on a situation and develop meaningful and effective stategies for their lives.

 

What's the difference between a counsellor and a psychotherapist?
Counselling is generally regarded as working with current life events which are overwhelming on a short-term basis while Psychotherapy is for more long-term work related to reoccurring patterns.

 

Initial consultation session
What happens when we first meet?

It's important to feel comfortable working with me,

Initial sessions last 20 minutes and are free-of-charge. This is an opportunity to discuss what you hope to get from our work and you will be able to ask any questions you have, I'll ask you about what has brought you to therapy and I'll take you through some of the practicalities.

There is no obligation to continue working with me after this initial session.

If you decide to work with me we will arrange subsequent sessions at a mutually convenient time. Individual sessions are 50 minutes in duration and are weekly on the same day and time each week.

We will review our sessions as therapy progresses and I will work with you to establish what time-frame best suits you depending on what you want to achieve. Once counselling starts, we will regularly review our progress.

My practice is in Lewes, East Sussex within easy reach of Eastbourne, Uckfield, Ringmer, Brighton, Newhaven, Eastbourne and Cooksbridge.

I am an experienced addiction counsellor working with people that wish to change their relationship with alcohol dependency and drug misuse. In my work, I aim to support people in understanding their own patterns and accepting the more uncomfortable parts of themselves and their past experience.

From this point of compassionate acceptance, I aim to offer a safe and creative space in which clients can explore new ways of being, not only with alcohol but also with friends, family, work and other relationships that may underpin why they have chosen to use alcohol in the first place. 

The effect of alcohol on the body.

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