Julie Ward (Person Centred Counsellor Reg MBACP) Alcohol Specialist
I run a busy private practice providing support and guidance for people from the Worcestershire area with alcohol issues. My service is called ACT Alcohol and i have been practising for over 4 years, helping individuals and their families experiencing alcohol problems which are negatively affecting their lives.
Many of my clients don't consider themselves to be 'alcoholics' however they recognise the need for more control over alcohol as it is damaging their work, relationships and health. My aim is to stabilise the alcohol issue whilst taking a look and someones life with a view to resolving any troubles/difficulties and moving them forward to a better quality of life. My success rate at achieving alcohol reduction for an individual is high, and my programme (involving weekly one-to-one sessions) is tailor-made to my clients individual needs and requirements. The programme acts as a structure to the process, and the sessions are designed to provide the individual with the tools, knowledge, skills and strength to be able to assert control over their issue. With commitment to the sessions and application of new skills and insight, comes positive change and increased self-esteem.
Some people choose to give up drinking all together, so myself and my team provide support to help keep focused and to meet others who have made the same choices in life.
I run group social meetings weekly which is popular for making new friends, sharing experiences and connecting with other people on a similar journey.
My website www.actalcohol.co.uk provides more detailed information, or call the above numbers if you need to talk to someone. We are always available to support & advise when you need us.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate in Counselling Theory
Certificate in Counselling Studies
Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Certificate in the Treatment of Alcohol Addiction
Previous employee of Worcestershire Community Alcohol Team (WCAT)
Previous employee of Stonham HomeGroup Breakthrough Service (Drugs & Alcohol)
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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