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Addiction Therapy Care

About me

If you struggle with addiction its not easy to stop on your own. With someone alongside you who will listen and help guide you, the journey can be easier.

I offer face to face counselling and therapy that is individual to you because we have all lived different lives and have arrived where we are via our own path.

If you are ready to stop then please contact me and I will be happy to help.

Stopping

We can work initially on stopping. There is often an internal argument, part of you really wants to stop as your life is being harmed by your addiction but another part of you knows it will make you feel better, even if it’s just for a moment. It’s difficult to find the answer to that argument on your own. I will help you to find the direction you really want to take. If that is to stop then I will help you with ways to manage those difficult first steps.

Oh and don't worry, I will never ask "why don't you just cut down or stop?". If it were that easy you would have. Trust me, I know.

Staying Stopped

We pick up addictions as a creative adaptation to manage the feelings we find so very hard. Often events throughout your life can affect you in ways you may or may not fully understand and you may have tried to distance yourself from the feelings they create. We can look at these, at a pace which is right for you.  As we work together we will look for ways to manage those difficult feelings without the need for the addiction.

Training, qualifications & experience

If your addition is alcohol, drugs (prescription or non-prescription), gambling, shopping or anything that you have to do and want to stop, I have a wide experience. I have worked with clients at APAS (Addiction Prevention Advise Service), the Health Shop (Nottingham) and NRN (Nottingham Recovery Network).

I trained at the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute (SPTI) and achieved a First class BSc (Hons) in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I am a registered member of the BACP.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Additional information

I charge £50.00 per hour session and sessions are weekly.

Your initial consultation is free of charge. It is important you find the right therapist for you and if that is me then we can continue to work together. If it is not then it will only have cost some of your time.

When I work

Monday to Friday 09:00 - 20:00

Nottingham, NG5

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

I have ramp access and wider doorways but my toilet facility is not equipped for wheelchair users

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