Addiction Counselling

Discover how our specialist addiction counsellors can help you to get your addiction under control with addiction counselling

Are you struggling with addiction?

No matter how hard you try when you start drinking or using drugs it gets out of control because you have lost the off switch. After each time the guilt and shame build and the whole you are in gets a bit deeper.

Now, with the trust hanging on by a thread your loved ones are pressuring you to get professional help.

But, what if you could shift the direction of your life so you don’t lose everything?

What if you could BREAK FREE from the self-destructive cycle of addiction?

What if you could stop craving, understand why, be in control and earn back your loved one's trust?

Even if your life is on a knife's edge and have stretched your relationship to breaking point.

Our addiction counselling will give you a step-by-step proven process and practical tools to get your life back on track. You will be supported by specialist counsellors who are in recovery themselves and have overcome the same challenges you are struggling with right now.

Book a free 30-minute phone consultation today so we can assess your situation together and discuss how addiction counselling can help you.

FREE 1:1 Phone Consultation

(worth £75)

  • ​30-minute phone consultation call with the lead counsellor Luke Worsfold
  • ​Availability Mon-Sat 7 AM to 9 PM
  • ​​We help clients nationally across the UK​
  • ​​Confidential and non-judgmental
  • ​​No obligation or hard sell!

If You Choose To Work With Us

  • ​Sign up and book your first session
  • ​Receive FAST treatment
  • ​No waiting list (but spaces are limited)
  • ​Money-back guarantee


What is addiction counselling?

Addiction counselling is a specialised type of therapy aimed at helping clients recover from substance abuse, alcoholism or addictive behaviour.

Specialist-trained counsellors provide a safe and empathetic environment where clients can overcome their behaviours, cognitive patterns, hidden traumas, and emotional challenges stemming from and feeding their addiction.

At its core, addiction therapy is a holistic approach that helps clients integrate change into their lives through weekly one-on-one counselling sessions. The two main types of addiction counselling are alcohol counselling and drug counselling.

Whether the addiction involves drugs, alcohol or other addictive behaviours, private addiction counselling provides clients with the tools, strategies, and insights they need to lead a life free from the grips of addiction.

All our counsellors are...

Experienced, Trusted, Qualified, Regulated


Why is addiction therapy so effective in treating addiction?

  • Professional support: Guided by a trained professional, unlike AA where you only have peer support. This allows you to get to the root cause and work on the underlying trauma in a safe environment.
  • Healthy coping mechanisms: Counsellors equip you with coping strategies and skills to deal with cravings, peer pressure, and triggers. This ensures you are well prepared to face real-world challenges.
  • Customised to your needs: As addiction therapy is typically delivered one-on-one this means that it is highly customised to your needs ensuring you don't get lost in a bid group.
  • Improved Mental Health: Unlike many other treatments that target only the physical symptoms of addiction, it works to mend co-occurring conditions such as depression, anxiety, ADHD or PTSD. It provides a space where these issues can be identified and addressed, ensuring that one disorder doesn't worsen the other.
  • Fits around you: You can have weekly sessions based on your schedule. So you don't have to take time out of your life to go to rehab.
  • Ongoing support: While detoxification and rehab might be short-term solutions, private addiction therapy can be a continuous process. Regular sessions can be scheduled for multiple months or even years, allowing for long-term support as you navigate the complexities of recovery.
  • Convenient: Due to the rise of online video calls you can now do addiction counselling online meaning there is no more travel time ensuring you can access the best counsellors across the United Kingdom.
  • Preventing Relapse: With ongoing accountability and reinforcement of your health coping mechanisms counselling ensures that you are better equipped to recognise and counter potential relapse triggers.

During Your FREE 30-minute consultation we will

  • Assess Your Situation: Discuss your symptoms, triggers, and underlying mental health conditions with a trained therapist to identify what’s holding you back from getting your drinking under control.
  • Explore Your Options: Explore a range of our treatment options as well as AA, NHS, GP, and rehab to find the best path based on your unique needs. We believe that you should exercise your right to choose your own treatment method.
  • Learn About Us: Discover our unique approach combining 1:1 counselling sessions, a self-paced video programme, psychoanalysis of your worksheets and accountability phone calls.
  • ​Expert Guidance: Receive guidance on navigating the financial landscape of treatments – from seeing your GP for free to £20,000 rehabs to make the most of your financial resources.

If You Choose To Work With Us

  • ​Sign up and book your first session
  • ​Receive FAST treatment
  • ​No waiting list (but spaces are limited)
  • ​Money-back guarantee

FREE 1:1 Phone Consultation

(worth £75)

  • ​30-minute phone consultation call with the lead counsellor Luke Worsfold
  • ​Availability Mon-Sat 7 AM to 9 PM
  • ​​We help clients in globally
  • ​​Confidential and non-judgmental
  • ​​No obligation or hard sell!


Types of counselling used for addiction

Alcohol Counselling

Alcohol counselling is a type of addiction counselling specifically tailored to assist clients who grapple with problematic drinking habits or alcohol dependency. This form of counselling for alcohol addiction delves deep into the underlying emotional and psychological triggers that contribute to alcohol problems. A professionally trained alcohol therapist provides a safe and non-judgmental environment for clients to explore their relationship with alcohol, offering strategies to develop healthier coping mechanisms and ultimately reduce or cease their alcohol intake. Whether someone is on the cusp of alcoholism, already entrenched in the cycle of dependency, or anywhere in between, therapy for alcoholism plays an instrumental role in paving the path towards recovery and regaining control over one's life.

Drug Counselling

Drug counselling is a type of addiction counselling designed to address the psychological and behavioural aspects of drug addiction. Unlike treatments that solely focus on the physical dimensions of addiction, such as detoxification, drug counselling delves deep into the emotional and mental triggers that contribute to clients' mental health. The primary purpose of substance abuse counselling is to assist individuals in recognizing the root causes of their addiction, developing and integrating coping mechanisms to handle triggers and stressors, and forging a sustainable path to sobriety. It is a critical part of any addiction treatment plan.

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for addiction

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based modality of counselling that is highly effective in treating various mental health disorders, including drug and alcohol addiction. This therapeutic approach combines cognitive therapy, which focuses on identifying and changing negative thought patterns, and behavioural therapy, which emphasizes changing maladaptive behaviours. By addressing both the cognitive and behavioural aspects of addiction, CBT Therapy offers you a holistic and structured approach to treating addiction.

Other types of counselling that can be used for addiction

  • Integrative therapy
  • Group therapy
  • DBT
  • Person-centred

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Where we offer Addiction Counselling

Staple Inn, 4 High Holborn, Holborn, London, WC1V 7QH

128a High St, Billericay, CM12 9XE

What is the best therapy for addiction?

Addiction specialist therapy, as it an integrative stance, this approach combines the best of both worlds, offering both empathetic listening and actionable guidance. With its roots in real-life experiences with addiction, this method is both empathetic and effective. Often called addiction therapy, is designed by counsellors who specialise solely in addiction and the underlying trauma that companies it. This form of professional support is deeply rooted in understanding the intricate facets of addiction, leveraging this specialisation to offer tailored strategies and interventions to those in sobriety. It is designed to create a safe space for the client to feel supported and be held accountable.

Understanding Addiction

Addiction is a complex condition characterised by a compulsive and often uncontrollable urge to seek and use alcohol or drugs, despite harmful consequences to the individual and those around them. It emerges from the interplay of various factors including genetics, environment, and the individual's emotional state. Over time, excessive drug and alcohol use alters brain functions, affecting judgment, decision-making, learning and memory, and behaviour control.

This leads to the reinforcement of drug-taking behaviours, making breaking the cycle challenging and relapse common. Addiction affects not just the physical well-being of an individual, but also their emotional, psychological, and social health. It creates rifts in personal relationships, hinders occupational and academic progress, and can lead to a myriad of legal and financial troubles.

Common addictions that addiction counselling treats

  • Alcohol Addiction or Alcoholism
  • Drug Addiction
  • Cannabis Addiction
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Ketamine Addiction
  • Smoking Addiction 
  • Sex
  • Porn
  • Gambling
  • Gaming
  • Eating Disorders

Free Online Self-Assessment


  • ​​40 SIMPLE YES/NO QUESTIONS designed by an expert therapist
  • ​​PERSONALISED INSIGHTS revealing why you can't control your drinking
  • ​​INSTANT RESULTS DELIVERED via your personalised confidential (38 page) PDF assessment


What our SOBER clients have to say

4.7 stars out of 40+ reviews

"He saved my relationship with my partner and my family"

I don’t know where to start…. Luke is amazing he saved my life he picked me up when I was rock bottom and has got me to where I am today completing the program and unchaining myself from my addiction. The tools I have learnt over the past 12 weeks have made me the person I am now, these tools I have learnt will stick with me through life and help me in day to day life. Luke made me realise that life is amazing, he saved my relationship with my partner and my family, he is so supportive and in every single attribute, his attention to detail in every session is amazing. Luke once again Thank you!


"Working with Luke has been genuinely life-changing for me"

Working with Luke has been genuinely life-changing for me. He has provided patient, actionable and supportive counsel during the darkest period of my entire life and within months has enabled me to take real action to make positive, habitual changes. Previous experiences with counselling had been negative, but working with Luke has been fundamentally different and more helpful to me. I believe that Luke's experiences, alongside his qualifications, make him a truly exceptional counsellor and I would recommend his support to anybody who felt they needed it.

​- ROB

"As scared as I was to start the program, I instantly felt a connection as Luke is such a genuine bloke."

I cannot thank Luke enough for the help and guidance he has given me. As scared as I was to start the program, I instantly felt a connection as Luke is such a genuine bloke. I felt it very easy to be open and honest from the get go. Not once did I feel like I was being judged, which I think was most of my fears in the beginning. Most therapists I searched appear to have text book experiences, but Luke's been there and done it all which meant we could laugh about some of the stories we both had. Thoroughly recommend Luke, top bloke and very good at his job. Thank you so much!


Our Addiction Counsellors

All our counsellors have either been through their own journey of addiction or lived with and supported an addict, but in most cases, it’s both. This allows us to provide genuine empathy and understanding, stemming from our personal experiences.

This is further backed up by our extensive training and qualifications as everyone on the team is qualified with either a degree or diploma in counselling. We also have extensive experience in the addiction field, working at multiple rehab and recovery centres.

Our counsellors hold a membership with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, which is a governing body that promotes high ethical standards to ensure we work safely. As a member, we adhere to this ethical framework, which holds a set of working principles and ethics to ensure you are treated fairly and that we are working in respect of your best interests.

So you can be assured that when you embark on your recovery journey with us you are in safe hands.

Our unique approach

Our approach to addiction counselling extends beyond traditional therapy to offer a comprehensive, four-pillar strategy designed to facilitate lasting change. Unlike conventional methods, we don't stop at counselling; we introduce clients to an integrated system that includes a meticulously designed program comprising detailed videos, complete with step-by-step worksheets that incorporate psychoanalysis to deepen understanding and promote self-reflection. Additionally, we provide accountability phone calls to help clients stay on course, addressing any challenges as they arise and reinforcing their commitment to recovery. This multi-faceted approach ensures clients receive the support they need at every step, enabling them to fully integrate these changes into their lives and achieve sustainable healing and recovery.


What our SOBER clients have to say

4.7 stars out of 40+ reviews

"I am so glad I found the counselling course!"

Thank you to Luke for keeping me on track while on the programme. Speaking to him for an hour each week was a huge help, and the modules (videos and worksheets) alongside the calls were perfect. I am so glad I found the counselling course! Thank you again.

​- Cara Codey

"It's a fantastic programme"

Luke and team really helped me understand how my drinking was entwined and linked with past experiences (including my early years) in life. This helped me understand more about my triggers and what has kept me in the endless loop. The approach is broad and the various tools I now have in my tool box feel like a good base going forward. It's a fantastic programme and combined with the one on one counselling has helped me get to where I am now. A very big thank you to Luke and team!

​​- Grant

"It's the best thing that could have happened at the difficult time in my life."

After many failed attempts at getting clean, I was pointed in the direction of Luke by my partner. It's the best thing that could have happened at the difficult time in my life. He gave me the skills to get my life back on track, a better understanding of why I was doing it and helped me to rebuild the trust I'd lost. Thanks Luke

​- Mark


Frequently Asked Questions

What Can I Expect from My First Addiction Counseling Session?

Expect the first session to be more about information gathering. Your counsellor will ask about your history, substance use, goals for therapy, and any immediate concerns. It's also an opportunity for you to ask questions and get to know the counsellor's style and approach.

Is My Information Confidential?

Confidentiality is a cornerstone of therapy. Information shared in sessions is kept private, with few exceptions as mandated by law (such as threats of harm to self or others). The specifics of confidentiality and its limits are explained by our counselling contract and any questions you have about confidentiality can be answered by your counsellor.

How Long Does Each Counselling Session Last?

Typically, each counselling session lasts about 50 to 60 minutes.

How Much Does Counselling Cost?

Our addiction therapy programs are tailored to meet a variety of needs and budgets, with options ranging from £49 to £1995. We provide individualized 1:1 counselling sessions as well as comprehensive video programmes. Understanding the financial barriers some may face, we also offer scholarship opportunities for those in urgent need.

How Does Addiction Counselling Differ from Normal Counselling?

Addiction counselling is specialized to address the unique challenges and behaviours associated with substance dependency. Unlike general counselling, which may focus on broader mental health issues, addiction therapy delves into the patterns, triggers, and underlying causes of addiction. It often incorporates elements of behaviour modification, coping strategies, and relapse prevention.

Do I Have to Be Abstinent or Sober to See an Addiction Therapist?

No, you do not need to be abstinent or sober to start addiction therapy. Many people begin counselling while still using substances. The goal is to provide you with the support and tools needed to reach sobriety and maintain it, regardless of your current state.

Can a Therapist Help with Addiction?

Yes, therapists specially trained in addiction treatment can provide significant help in overcoming addiction. They can offer strategies for coping with cravings, address the underlying psychological aspects of addiction, and support clients through recovery.

When Are Appointments Available?

Appointments for addiction counselling are typically available from Monday to Friday, 7 AM to 8 PM, and Saturday from 9 AM to 12 AM. You can view and book available slots directly from the counsellor’s diary. Please note that availability may vary based on the counsellor’s schedule and current demand.

This article was written by our lead addiction therapist Luke Worsfold who carries a legacy of battling personal addiction and overcoming the challenges of growing up with an addict mother. With 7 years in recovery and therapy, coupled with 3000+ hours of counselling others, Luke's journey and professional experience offer a unique and credible perspective.

Local Addiction service and support groups

For further information please see the treatment options below and get the support and advice you need.

  • Talk to Frank - is a national drug education service aimed at providing honest information about drugs and drug misuse. The service offers advice, information, and support to individuals concerned about drugs, helping them make informed decisions and find appropriate resources or treatment.
  • Drinkaware: is a UK-based independent charity that promotes responsible drinking. It aims to reduce alcohol-related harm by providing people with accurate information about alcohol and its effects. The organization offers tools, resources, and advice to help individuals make informed decisions about their alcohol consumption.
  • Alcoholics Anonymous (AA): is a worldwide fellowship of individuals who share their experiences, strengths, and hopes to help each other recover from alcoholism. In the UK, AA offers support through regular meetings where members discuss their experiences and support one another in their journey towards sobriety. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.
  • Change Grow Live (CGL) - is a UK-based charity that provides support for people who want to change negative and destructive behaviours. This includes assistance for those dealing with substance misuse, mental health issues, or other challenges. CGL offers a holistic approach, working with individuals to improve their overall well-being and quality of life.
  • NHS - Addiction Support - The National Health Service (NHS) provides various resources and support services for individuals struggling with drug addiction or misuse. This includes guidance on recognizing signs of drug addiction, advice on how to get help, and links to local support services. The NHS emphasizes the importance of early intervention and seeking appropriate treatment for drug-related issues.

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