Hove and Lewes

Andrew Faulconbridge MBACP

Affected by alcohol or drug misuse?

I am an experienced Alcohol and Drugs counsellor and my work is based on helping people to understand their problems with alcohol and/or drugs and how this has become an issue that affects their lives. What starts out as a  pleasure can develop into something that effects relationships, work, family and other areas of life in an unhealty way.

The aim is to gain insight into the patterns of drinking,  how the past impacts on the present and then you can decide what needs to be changed to gain more control and choice over your life.

Not everyone drinks or uses drugs for the same reason or wants the same outcome, for example, abstinence, so it is important to come to an understanding in  therapy of what would suit you. I will work with you in a collaborative way and support you through this process.

I understand how deeply families, friends and carers can be affected by the alcohol or substance misuse of those they care about.

If you would like counselling because someone else's drinking or drug use is affecting you I can help you find ways in which you can support this person effectively and help you manage the difficulties of being in a relationship with someone who is alcohol or drug dependant


About me

I have worked as an alcohol & substance misuse counsellor in private practice for the past 16 years and for all the major alcohol and substance misuse counselling services in Brighton & Hove, Sussex and Surrey. I also work in Lewes in East Sussex


I’m a  member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

and work within the ethical framework set out by the Association.

Counsellor and Psychotherapist

Counselling Supervisor

Trainer for substance misuse counselling services

My specialisms include:

Alcohol and Substance Misuse


Living with a Disability


£45 per 50 minute session.

£ 35 per 50 minute session - Online (Zoom) 

Professional Qualifications
Contact Me
My Website
My Website for Lewes
Where to find me
64 Wilbury Road,
Hove, East Sussex, BN3 3PY
My experience

Counselling in Private practice

Since 2004

I have practised since 2004 in Hove. In this time I have helped people who have had difficulties with substances, relationships, divorce, family, work, elderly parents and with people who have a disability.

Pavilions, Family and Carers Team, Counselling for people affected by Anothers alcohol use, Brighton & Hove

Clinical Supervisor 2013 - present

The service offers individual and relationship counselling for those affected by

alcohol and substance misuse

I have trained the counsellors for this service and supervised their work.

CGL Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, Substance Misuse Service

Clinical Supervisor 2002- present

Working with people who want to change their levels of alcohol and substance use in order to have  more healthy and content lives.

Surrey Drug & Alcohol Counselling

Clinical Supervisor 2016 - present

Telephone counselling for people who struggle with the impact  of alcohol and substance misuse on their daily lives

Federation of Disabled People, Brighton & Hove

Clinical Supervisor 2008 - 2017

Now Possablity People


I was the clinical supervisor for this organisation which offers counselling for people who wish to make changes in their lives due to the impact of disability and degenerative disease until the counselling service was forced to close.

CRI Alcohol & Substance Misuse, Brighton & Hove

Clinical Supervisor 2005 - 2015

My work was to supervise counsellors who work with people who have issues with alcohol and substances or both. So that they are able to provide the most useful service to their clients they can.

Patched Relationship Counselling Substance Misuse Brighton & Hove

Clinical Supervisor / Trainer 2009 - 2015

The service offered relationship counselling for those affected by

alcohol and substance misuse

I  trained the counsellors for this service and supervised their work.

FIPS Project Family therapy on behalf of Brighton Social Services

Supervisor & Trainer 2011- 2014

A project to provide therapy for families who needed a theraputic space in which to address the difficulties they were facing.

SASS - Sussex Alcohol & Substance Services West Susse

Supervisor 2011 - 2013

Alcohol and Substance miss-use counselling on behalf of NHS partnership trust in West Sussex.

As You Are Counselling Service Southwick

Supervisor 2008- 2011

I supervised counsellors

whose clients had a wide range of issues.

Equinox Alcohol & Substance Misuse Service Brighton & Hove

Counsellor 2003 - 2005

I worked as a counsellor with clients who wanted to change their relationship to alcohol and


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