Some people are able to use drugs (both recreational or prescription) without any of the negative consequences of abuse or addiction. However, for many others, using drugs leads to a variety of problems. Drug abuse is the use of illegal drugs, or the abuse of prescription or over-the-counter drugs (using the drugs in ways other than directed). Drug addiction is a chronic disease that causes compulsive drug abuse, despite the harmful effects.
Drug addicts are not able to control their consumption of drugs and may go to great lengths to obtain drugs. If your drug use is impacting your life, work, health or relationships you might have a drug addiction or abuse problem, regardless of how little or how infrequently you use drugs. Both drug abusers and drug addicts can get help from a qualified mental health professional. Family members of drug addicts can also benefit from therapy, which can help them develop healthy and supportive ways of coping.
Therapists specialising in Drug Dependence / Abuse / Addiction
I am a qualified mental health clinician since 1995 and a cognitive analytic therapist and psychotherapist (since 2010) and work as a Psychotherapist in the NHS. I have a wide range of experience in NHS Mental Health Services and I am experienced with both adults and children, adolescents, couple...
NHS Mental Health Services for 25+ years in nursing or therapist roles. I have worked in children & adolescent mental health, eating disorders, severe and enduring mental health, HIV and primary care.
Therapy TypeCognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT)Emotionally FocusedHumanisticIntegrativeNarrative
I am a qualified humanistic integrative counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I follow the BACP’s Ethical Framework for Counselling Professionals, am fully insured and have regular supervision. I have a gentle and warm manner, am...
Therapy TypeBehavioural TherapyExistentialGestalt TherapyHolisticHumanisticIntegrativeMindfulnessSand TrayTransactional Analysis (TA)
I create a safe and confidential space for you to talk through any difficulties that may be worrying you. My approach is person-centred, to enable a comfortable and non-judgemental environment where you can experience your feelings, and find a way past concerns to move forward with life.
I have offered counselling support in the UK and Australia for clients of all ages, living with emotional and mental health issues. I support clients to work through challenges around depression, anxiety, separation, LGBTQ, loss and bereavement. I managed a community counselling service for young pe...
Therapy TypeEmotionally FocusedHolisticIntegrativeMindfulnessNarrative
Therapy TypeAddiction TherapyExistentialExperientialExpressive Art TherapyHumanisticIntegrativeMindfulness
I am a qualified Psychosynthesis Counsellor (pgDip), registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I am committed to my on-going personal and professional development and I am in regular supervision for my client work. I am currently in my final year training...
My background and experience is very eclectic from many years working in the media and creative industries, to working as a gardener which I still do part time. I also work in a secondary school 1 day a week as a facilitator for an emotional intelligence program for 'at risk' youth and teach gender...
Therapy TypeAcceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)Addiction TherapyAnger ManagementBehavioural TherapyCognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)Cognitive Therapy (CT)Compassion-Focused TherapyDepth TherapyEclecticEmotionally FocusedEnergy PsychologyExistentialExperientialGestalt TherapyHolisticHumanisticImago Relationship TherapyIntegrativeMindfulnessMotivational InterviewingPsychodynamic TherapyPsychosexual TherapyPsychosynthesisSomatic Therapy (Body Centered)Transpersonal Psychology
Therapy TypeAddiction TherapyCognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)EMDRExistentialExistential TherapyFamily TherapyGestalt TherapyIntegrativeMindfulnessPsychodynamic TherapyTransactional Analysis (TA)
Mick is a BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) and FDAP (Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals) registered counsellor. Police checked (DBS) counsellor and counselling supervisor. His qualifications include a BA Honours degree in Counselling Psychology, a Foundation degre...
Therapy TypeAddiction TherapyAnger ManagementHumanisticPlay Therapy
I am a Person Centred Counsellor. This means that our therapy sessions aren't about me or my opinions. They are about you. I want to help you understand yourself more and help you recognise repetitive behaviour or cycles in your life that prevent you from moving forward. Working with me in counselli...
I am a full time professional counsellor in private practice. As well as my qualifications and training, I have personal experience of mental health and addiction issues. This helps me to genuinely understand the recovery process. My work has included training and working for Breakeven gambling ...
Therapy TypeAddiction TherapyAnger ManagementBehavioural TherapyCollaborative Couple TherapyEmotionally FocusedHumanisticMindfulnessNarrative
I am an experienced mindfulness based psychotherapist offering brief therapy and counselling or longer term depth work. Having trained at the Karuna Institute, I have an MA in Core Process Psychotherapy, a contemplative practice drawing on Buddhist principles and western psychology theory.
Training, Qualifications & Experience MA Core Process Psychotherapy ReVision Couples in Search of Soul Cert in Couples Counselling PODS Child Sexual Abuse and a Trauma Training Mindfulness practitioner Volunteer Counsellor at The Awareness Centre Mental Health Placement at Care Co-...
Therapy TypeCollaborative Couple TherapyCompassion-Focused TherapyDepth TherapyEmotionally FocusedExistentialMindfulnessPlay TherapySomatic Therapy (Body Centered)
Are you carrying on with something that has become a problem but feel like you can’t stop? I understand your dilemma and have helped lots of people to free themselves from the self-destructive behaviours they struggle with. An addiction often makes no sense to the addicted person let alone their f...
Therapy TypeAcceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)Addiction TherapyBehavioural TherapyCognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)Cognitive Therapy (CT)EclecticIntegrativeMotivational InterviewingNarrativeReality TherapySolution Focused Brief Therapy
I offer a free, no-obligation introduction call, where I can tell you about how we can work with your problems. So please don't hesitate to call me, I'm really happy to chat.