Alcohol Dependence
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Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council
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Hertfordshire Wellbeing Centre
Alexander House,
Mindenhall Court
Stevenage Old Town,
Underlying Causes
The Negative Spiral
Whether you suffer with emotional drinking or a general misuse of alcohol we can help you to overcome the attachment to alcohol you have with alcohol CBT counselling.
There can be many reasons why people develop a dependence to alcohol. Generally, alcohol dependence is accompanied with emotional distress such as:
Anxiety, especially social anxiety
Anger Issues
Low confidence or Low Self Esteem
Insomnia or sleeping problems
Depression or feelings of helplessness or hopelessness
A means to cope with events or situations that appear too difficult to face
Relationship difficulties
And so the negative spiral continues
You experience a difficult situation either emotionally or physically.
Your mind 'send in a message' or you experience the urge that you need to have a drink to cope.
You consume the alcohol.
You feel better or more relaxed, (or you believe these to be the benefits).
You keep the belief alive that alcohol helps and you may experience stress, anxiety and guilt from the alcohol consumption
The next time you experience a negative situation your mind once again suggests that having a drink will help.
At the Hertfordshire Wellbeing Centre, we have been providing therapy for people with alcohol dependency since 1997.
Paul Allenby, has gained a wealth of experience to help people take back control from this area in their lives.
Successful alcohol therapy is not about trying to not drink, (this only builds up pressure).
Talk about their problems with alcohol and how they got to this point in their lives.
Recognise triggering points that exasperate the drinking behaviour.
Develop effective and workable coping mechanisms to step back from the urge to drink.
Create relapse prevention techniques to stay one pace in front of the subconscious drinking mind.
Our therapy helps people to:
How our Alcohol Therapy Works
Before our meeting I was nervous as it was something that was hard for me to face up to.
Literally straight after the first session I felt a rush of positivity when I left his office and I realised that this was the start of something that was going to shape the rest of my life.
As Paul said we had all of the jigsaw pieces now we were going to put them together. And that is what happened.
I have a lot to thank Paul for and I’m sure that all I have learnt from him will stay with me for the rest of my life. Thank you Paul. J.M. Stevenage.
It was apparent to me from the start that Paul was trust worthy and patient, both of which are attributes I feel are needed to help battle a drink problem.  
I learnt how to interpret my emotions, confront them and use the rational part of my mind to break the habit.
Almost immediately I felt at ease and everything just seemed to flow after our session together.
During the sessions we talked pretty much about all the triggers to my binge drinking problem.
Paul is uniquely experienced to provide therapy that is bespoke to personal needs and requirements which will include the skills of:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Our Combination of Therapies
Telephone: 07584 492254
If you suffer with alcohol related problems, call Paul anytime for an informal chat to discuss how his extensive experience  could have a positive impact on your life.
Appointments available:
daytimes, evenings and weekends
Paul Allenby - Providing Therapy Since 1997
I have been providing private therapy since 1997 and have gained a wealth of experience in helping people make positive changes in their lives.
The combination of counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy and mindfulness approaches can have a positive impact on the problems you experience.
Call me for an Informal Chat
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