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BA Hons, MSc CBT - Substance & Sex Addiction Specialist

About me

Are you looking for a therapist who has been in your shoes? Someone who has felt the pain and anguish of addiction? Someone who won't judge and has the tools to help you recover from your own alcohol, drug, gambling or sex addiction? Someone, who has a proven track record of helping people overcome their addictions and lead a life of purpose and happiness?

I have struggled with substance and behavioural addictions from my late teens until early 30’s. Over ten years in the absolute chaos, anguish and turmoil of addiction. Personal relationships destroyed; finances decimated; career in jeopardy, were the consequences of my destructive behaviours. on August 1st 2012, I finally admitted defeat and was admitted to the Priory Hospital in Altrincham.

I can honestly say that my 28 day spell in residential treatment saved my life. I learnt that addiction was a disease, an illness, that left untreated, had the power to kill. It was not a lack of willpower or moral deficiency as I had previously thought. During my recovery, it struck me like a bolt of lightning, that I could use all my past pain and experience of addiction and help other people to recover.

I believe that my past is my greatest asset.

My experience enables me to develop strong therapeutic relationships and really connect with clients on an empathic level. I specialise in the treatment of substance and behavioural addictions.

I am currently the clinical director of the Marylebone Centre for Psychological Therapies, London, working alongside the UK's leading sex addiction expert Dr Thaddeus Birchard.

It is my passion in life to help other people and if you are struggling with an addiction, it would be an honour and privilege to help you. Don’t continue to be a slave to your addiction.

I have found a way out and you can too..

Client Testimonials:

"I was in a terrible place in my life and I found I was going to lose (or had lost) every one and everything I had. I had lied to all my closest family and friends. I could not see a way back or coming away from my addiction. When I met with Nathan he put me at ease straight away. He understood and related to everything I felt. He showed me with his help and advise and my determination to stop that you can get through it and you can turn things around. I would not be where I am today without him. I cannot recommend him enough"  Jonathan 2019 -2020

I originally went to see Nathan for counselling around my struggles with alcohol. I felt at ease straight away with Nathan, and found his openness around his own experiences very refreshing, helping me to be really honest and drop the shame that I often felt. Nathan really helped me understand myself a lot more in relation to my drinking, what was at the root of it and what kept the cycle going. Once I had understood this, he helped me to explore more helpful strategies of coping. Nathan is kind, down to earth, compassionate, supportive and a really lovely bloke. I know that I will definitely go back to Nathan in the future, to work with issues that life may throw at me. I really can't thank him enough. Vicky 2020 - 2021

I have been struggling with anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder and have had a past riddled with mental health difficulties and issues. My mother found Nathan's number and I was sceptical having received past help prior to using Nathan that I did not feel was beneficial. I am now four sessions into seeing Nathan and the change within myself is remarkable, I couldn't recommend him enough. He is polite, ultimately professional and above all is relatable and very easy to talk to and open up with. As a confident person myself I found it difficult to listen to others and always felt I was correct or they don't understand but Nathan is different. If you are struggling and need help please reach out to Nathan he is a breath of fresh air and his techniques are really useful. I look forward to working with Nathan to finally put my difficulties to bed and turn my life around for the better once and for all. Thank you Nathan for all your help and support and I am glad I found you in my hour of need. Robert- 2021

Please feel free to contact me, if you would like a discussion before you decide to commit to therapy.

07736658808 –

Training, qualifications & experience

  • 1st Class BA Hons - Counselling - Lancaster University 2018
  • Doctorate Psychotherapeutic Studies- UCLAN- currently studying 
  • PG Dip- Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy- Salford University 2019
  • Inspire, Drug and Alcohol Service, Accrington = September 2016 - September 2017
  • Horizon, Wellbeing Service, Blackpool = September 2017 - November 2018

I have gained invaluable experience at both my previous placements, where I worked with individuals who presented with a range of issues such as: Anxiety, Depression, OCD, Sexual Trauma and all forms of abuse. Over the last four years i have also trained in the following modalities:

  • Person Centred Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Neuro-linguistic Programming
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Twelve-Step Facilitation

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Additional information

Standard fee - please call for details.

When I work

Weekdays 9am - 5pm

Saturday 9am - 11am

Preston, Lancashire, PR4

Mail Boxes Etc, Chatsworth House, 19 Lever Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M1 1AN

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people

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