Support 4 Change - Sandra.C.Hardy- Drug & Alcohol Counsellor/Psychotherapist
Living and dealing with a drug or alcohol user can be time consuming and an emotionally draining experience that can have long lasting emotional, physical and financial consequences on those involved.
Family members can feel helpless and despairing if their attempts to manage the situation fails; it is easy for the Drug or Alcohol user to become the focus of their life. It is vital that family members and friends take time to look after their own health and wellbeing by taking time to do things away from their Drug or Alcohol using relative and return the focus to positive things in their own life.
'Support 4 Change' is a support service that is designed to provide useful information and active support for the family and friends who are living or supporting someone with a drug or alcohol problem or who need help for themselves.
‘Support 4 Change’- A Support Group for Families and Friends – Doncaster and Thorne.
It is important that you find a way to take care of yourself as well. Seeking support from your own friends and family can be difficult for one reason or another. We recognise this and many family members say they find it helpful to talk things through with others who have had similar experiences.
“This group has been an absolute lifeline for me. I came into ‘Support 4 Change’ as an extremely worried parent of a daughter with Alcohol dependency. I was literally on my knees. The group have lifted me out of the depression I was in and gave me a reason to smile again. The help and support that I have had, has been amazing.” Support 4 Change member
“The group is a useful way to offload some frustration and discuss things in an understanding environment. I have changed the way I handle things because of the help received at the group.” Support 4 Change member
As part of the process we are also able to help you to develop coping strategies to help you to manage your loved ones Drug or Alcohol using behavior.
Individual support offered
We also offer individual 1:1 sessions through the week if you are unable to attend the groups.
If you are developing your own symptoms of Depression or Anxiety we are able to offer either individual Counselling or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) sessions, with either a male or female group facilitator, who are also qualified Psychotherapists.
We are able to also to offer you onward pathways to other talking therapies and support groups.
Training, qualifications & experience
MBACP (Accred) PG Dip Advanced Psychological Therapies CPCAB Dip Therapeutic Counselling
14 years working in Substance Misuse 14 years working as a Psychotherapist
Member organisations *
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Areas of counselling we deal with
As 'Support 4 Change' is a charitable organisation any donations would be welcome and gratefully received.
Evenings and weekends and Fridays
Drug and Alcohol Counsellor specialism