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Addiction Counselling in Southend

Overcome alcohol & drug addiction with counselling in Southend

Envision freeing yourself from the self-destructive cycle of drinking within the next 8 weeks, taking charge of drinking, and regaining your partner's trust.

Yes, it's achievable, even if your relationship is teetering on the edge, you're enfolded in a drinking-centric environment, or you've experienced lapses with AA, counselling, or rehab in the past.

Our Addiction Counselling in Southend is here to guide you through a deep mindset shift and help you reshape your relationship with alcohol.

Addiction counselling provides a genuinely safe and supportive environment, free from judgment – something that not even your closest family and friends can't always offer.

Our technique of addiction counselling is intentionally designed to integrate lasting change, allowing you to manage your drinking or drug use without the whiplash effect of rehab. In your sessions, you'll examine your emotions and their impact on your actions, empowering you to adopt healthier habits and regain control of your addiction. Embark on this transformative journey and reveal the freedom you've been craving all along.

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 Southend
  • ​​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


CALL NOW ON 07441393697

Our Location for Addiction Counselling in Southend: Weston Chambers, Suite 15 Weston Rd, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 1AU


Benefits of Addiction Counselling in Southend

  • Get your drinking or drug use under control so you can stop drinking out of boredom or pure habit.
  • Redefine your love-hate relationship with drink or drugs so you can stop making promises you keep breaking when happy hour rolls in.
  • Eliminate the constant shame and guilt so you can drink or use drugs less and realise it isn’t the Duct-Tape that you thought was holding life together.
  • Cut down on drink or drugs to become more reliable for those you love and care about, so you can cultivate better relationships.
  • Become more comfortable in your own skin and finally love the person looking back at you in the mirror.
  • ​Stop having the same arguments and conversations which will save you time and heartache so you can focus on rebuilding meaningful connections.

All our counsellors are...

Experienced, Trusted, Qualified, Regulated


Hey, I’m Luke Worsfold, the founder of Lisa Inside Addiction.

As a counsellor with 6 years of sobriety, my goal is to help you take control of your drinking.

How It Started

How It Is Going

I grew up with a mother who struggled with alcohol and passed away when I was just 10 years old. Unfortunately, I followed in her footsteps, drinking and taking drugs until I lost my partner, family connections and business.

I relentlessly searched for answers through google, books, AA Meetings and rehab but nothing seemed to be working… then I discovered…. ADDICTION THERAPY.

Thanks to the power of therapy, I was able to understand why I drank, earn back my loved one’s trust and break free my self-destructive cycle of drinking and using drugs.

Now I’ve made it my mission to help others take control of their drinking/drug use and reduce their consumption.

I can confidently tell you, you are in the right place! So book a call and let’s walk this journey together.


What our SOBER clients have to say

4.7 stars out of 30+ reviews

"It has been the best thing I could have ever done"

I joint Lisa inside addiction due to binge drinking and not knowing when to stop drinking once I start. I was in a low place when Luke contacted me and I signed up for the alcohol control program and 1 to 1 sessions with Luke. It has been the best thing I could have ever done, I’m now 6 weeks sober and have a complete different outlook on life. Luke has been absolutely amazing! He has gave me many techniques, one of which has taught me how to control intrusive thoughts which I struggled with. Since talking to Luke everyone has seen such a positive effect on me. I cannot recommend him enough, we’ve spoke about a lot of deep stuff but also laughed at past experiences. The program has shown me my triggers and how to deal with them. Highly recommended!


"Luke gave me the support I needed"

Luke gave me the support I needed to make some big changes in my life. The program he provided is comprehensive, and it all links together meaningfully to provide a really effective course. If you are ready and willing to make change for the better, this course provides a very strong base of support, focus and motivation. Strongly recommended.


"I have not had a drink in 4 months"

Luke has been amazing. He was exactly what I was looking for in a therapist, someone that I could talk openly with and on the same level. Sometimes we would work through exercises and other times we would just chat about what was going on. I have not had a drink in 4 months and with a bit of hard work from myself and awesome support from Luke here's to the next 4 and many more after :-)


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 Southend
  • ​​Confidential and non-judgmental
  • ​​No obligation or hard sell!


Pros And Cons Of Addiction Counselling in Southend 


  • Professional guidance: Our addiction counsellors have the right training and expertise to help you overcome your addiction. They'll walk with you through the recovery process, making it easier to understand and navigate.
  • ​Personalised treatment: Our counsellors can tailor their approach to fit your specific needs, ensuring that you're getting the most effective support.
  • ​Emotional support: Dealing with addiction can be isolating and emotionally draining. We are here to offer a shoulder to lean on, as well as help you develop healthy coping strategies.
  • Accountability: Addiction counselling provides a structure that helps keep you on track. Regular check-ins and discussions about your progress can be motivating and help you stay committed to your recovery.


  • ​Cost: One downside to addiction counselling is that it can be expensive, especially if you're seeking private treatment. But we have very affordable packages and scholarships for clients in need. 
  • Time commitment: The road to recovery takes time and effort. You'll need to attend regular counselling sessions but we are available evenings and weekends.
  • Emotional challenges: Discussing your addiction and confronting deep-rooted issues can be uncomfortable and sometimes painful. But all our counsellors have been through it too so we can prepared you for the emotional ups and downs too come.
  • Stigma: Unfortunately, there's still a stigma surrounding addiction and seeking help for it. Some people might feel ashamed or judged for attending counselling, but remember that seeking help is a sign of strength, not weakness.

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 30+ 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.


"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!



Frequently Asked Questions

Can I talk to someone before I sign up?

Yes, you can talk to someone before you sign up. You can complete an contact form and someone will reach out to you to discuss your needs and answer any questions you may have about addiction counselling. This will give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have and get a better understanding of what to expect from the process. It is important to feel comfortable and confident in your decision to seek help, and speaking with one of our team beforehand can help you feel more prepared and reassured.

Can I moderate my drinking or do I have to stop?

You have the option to either moderate your drinking or stop altogether. This is not an abstinence-only program and it is up to you to decide what approach is best for you. The goal of the program is to help you make an informed decision about your drinking and to provide you with the tools and support you need to achieve your goals. As you go through the programme you will work to understand the role that alcohol plays in your life and help you develop strategies to reduce your consumption or quit altogether if that is your goal.

When are appointments available?

Appointments for addiction counselling are typically available on Monday to Friday 7 AM to 8 PM and Saturday from 9 AM to 12 AM. You can check the availability of appointments in the counsellor’s diary and book a date and time that works for you. It is important to keep in mind that availability may vary depending on the counsellor’s schedule and the demand for appointments.

How much does addiction counselling cost?

Our addiction counselling programs range from £49 to £1995, depending on your specific needs and preferences. We offer 1:1 counselling and video programmes to make sure you can find the support that works best for you. We also offer scholarships for clients who are in desperate need. 

Can addiction counselling help me address the underlying causes of my addiction?

Yes, addiction counselling will help you address the underlying causes of your drinking. Understanding the underlying causes of your addiction is an important step in the recovery process and can help you develop strategies to prevent relapse and achieve lasting recovery. Our addiction counselling program includes a module specifically focused on exploring the “why” behind your addiction. This module is designed to help you understand the underlying causes of your addiction and identify any underlying issues, such as stress, anxiety, or depression, that may be contributing to your addiction. In addition to the module, you can also discuss the underlying causes of your addiction in individual counselling sessions with your counsellor. They can provide a safe and supportive space for you to explore these issues in greater depth and develop strategies to address them.

How do I know you won't share my personal information with others?

Respecting your confidentiality is of utmost importance and is essential in building trust between you and your counsellor. Your counsellor is bound by the Code of Ethics of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, which requires them to maintain confidentiality and protect your privacy. If you have any cause for concern about the confidentiality of your counselling sessions, you can contact the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy directly. They are an independent professional body that is responsible for setting and maintaining standards for the practice of counselling and psychotherapy in the UK. It is important to remember that confidentiality is a key principle of the counselling process and is essential for creating a safe and supportive environment for you to explore your thoughts and feelings. Your counsellor is committed to upholding this principle and to protecting your privacy.

Which addiction treatment methods have the best success rates?

The best form of treatment for addiction depends on your individual needs and circumstances. Addiction counselling is a great option because it focuses on helping you integrate the changes into your life so you can cope without turning to drinking in the real world. Rather than coming out of rehab sober and going back to the challenges of your life and relapsing.

What are 4 common symptoms of addiction?

Four common symptoms of addiction include: Cravings for the addictive substance or behaviour Loss of control over the use Continued use despite negative consequences Withdrawal symptoms when not using the addictive substance or engaging in the addictive behaviour.

What are the signs of addiction?

Some common signs of addiction include neglecting responsibilities, changes in social and recreational activities, increased tolerance, withdrawal symptoms, and unsuccessful attempts to quit or cut back on the addictive behaviour.

How do I permanently stop my addiction?

Permanently stopping your addiction often requires a combination of professional help, self-awareness, and support from others. Addiction counselling can provide the tools and strategies you need to overcome addiction and maintain long-term recovery.

What if I am contacting you on behalf of someone else?

If you are contacting us on behalf of someone else, it is important to keep in mind that addiction counselling is a highly personal and confidential process. The individual seeking help will need to be actively involved in the counselling process and must give their consent for any information to be shared. If you would like to purchase counselling as a gift for a friend or family member, you can certainly do so. However, it is important to keep in mind that the individual will still need to complete an consultation call and speak with a counsellor in order to participate in the sessions. It is ultimately up to the individual to decide if they want to seek help and participate in the sessions. It is important to approach the topic with sensitivity and respect for their autonomy and to not pressure them into seeking help if they are not ready. It is also important to respect their privacy and confidentiality.