UK-wide Alcohol Counselling / Support
Since working so much more by video-call and telephone, due to the pandemic, I am now able to offer UK-wide counselling and support for those struggling with alcohol dependence or overuse. See the 'Fees' section below for a new set of counselling options, including messaging support, which can if necessary be tailored further to your needs.
I can now offer alcohol counselling:
- in-person in NW5 London (socially-distanced)
- by video call
- by telephone
I can also offer alcohol support (during detox / reduction / moderate drinking):
- by video call
- by telephone
- using WhatsApp or other messaging services
If you have a problem with alcohol and you want to talk about your use, we can arrange an initial session in-person, by video or telephone to assess your situation and your needs. To enquire about this, please complete the contact form below.
There are too many possible scenarios for me to outline here because people’s drinking patterns, problems and personal situations vary so much, but an initial assessment in-person, by video-call or telephone, will help me get a better sense of what your problem looks like, what you want to do about it, and give you an idea of what I can do to help you.
It may be that you can’t safely reduce or detoxify from your alcohol use because it is too heavy and you risk experiencing alcohol withdrawal symptoms, known as delirium tremens or DTs, which in some cases can be fatal. In this case, we would be cautious and I could advise you on getting medical support from private or local NHS-funded services to get you the appropriate care.
Alcohol Counselling and Support is aimed at those who are
- dependent on drinking
- drinking to cope
- using alcohol and cocaine together
- preparing to undertake a detox (with medical support from a regulated medical practitioner or service)
...with the intention of:
- abstaining in the short term or indefinitely
- moderating or controlling their alcohol use.
Counselling and support options and fees (these can be tailored further to your needs):
50 minute session (in-person in NW5, by video or telephone call)
1-1 Alcohol Counselling (while still drinking, whilst detoxing / controlling / reducing)
50 minute counselling session (in-person in NW5, by video or telephone call)
£50 - £70 dependent on time of day and income
1-1 Alcohol Counselling Session, plus WhatsApp or other messaging service support
50 minute weekly counselling session (in-person in NW5, by video or telephone call)
plus daily messaging contact over WhatsApp or similar (inc. weekends, with reasonable boundaries discussed)
1-1 Shorter Video/Telephone Counselling Support (during detox* / reduction / moderation)
25 minute (video or telephone call) £30
10 minute check-in support (video or telephone call) £12
(*detox must be undertaken in the care of a regulated alcohol service (privately or NHS-funded) )
1-1 WhatsApp or similar messaging service support
Daily messaging contact (inc. weekends, with reasonable boundaries discussed)
£35-50 per week
1-1 Psychotherapy (once sober)
50 minute session (in-person in NW5 or by video call)
£65/£70 dependent on time of day and income
Please note: If your income has been significantly affected by the Covid crisis and you want to discuss a concessionary fee to help you through these difficult times, please drop me a message or email.
If you would like to arrange an initial assessment appointment , please contact me by email, contact form (below), or mobile.