What help is available?

I offer treatment for a wide range of addictive issues, including alcohol and drug addiction, gambling, sex addiction, as well as self-harm and other forms of addictions and compulsions. I have 17 years of experience of working with addicts, including several years within the criminal justice system. I was a drug treatment manager at one of the women's prisons in England in 2004-06, and have developed and facilitated a number drug/alcohol rehabilitation projects over the years.

Appointments take place at my therapy practice in Glossop, High Peak (Derbyshire) around 30-40 minutes drive or a train ride from the centre of Manchester. Online and telephone consultations may be available subject to suitability - please enquire.

Sources of information and support

* 12 step self-help programmes are marked with one star

** Organisations offering residential rehabilitation are marked with two stars.

Alcohol & Drug Addiction


Alcohol Concern

Alcoholics Anonymous* (A.A)

Cocaine Anonymous* (C.A.)

Crossroads Antigua**

Crystal Meth Anonymous* (C.M.A)

Marijuana Anonymous* (M.A.)

Narcotics Anonymous* (N.A.),

Phoenix Futures**

Turning Point

Tobacco Addiction

NHS Stop Smoking Service

Can Stop Smoking (Scotland)

Nicotine Anonymous* (N.A.)

Gambling Addiction


Debtors Anonymous* (D.A.)

Gamblers Anonymous* (G.A.),,

Gordon House**

Eating Disorders

National Centre for Eating Disorders

Anorexia Nervosa & Associated (Eating) Disorders* (ANAD)

Overeaters Anonymous*,

Family Support & Co-dependency

Adult Children of Alcoholics* (ACOA)

Al-Anon/ Alateen*,

Co-Dependents Anonymous* (CODA)

Co-Dependents of Sex Addicts* (COSA)  Gam-Anon*

Sexual Addiction

Sex Addicts Anonymous* (SAA)

Sex & Love Addicts Anonymous* (SLAA)

Sexaholics Anonymous* (SA)

Self-help resources

Wired In - Online community for people recovering from drug and alcohol addictions, their families and friends, as well as addiction practitioners

EFT Universe - main EFT website with free self-help information and numerous articles and case studies on topic of addiction

Uncommon Forum - a psychology and self-help forum with a popular thread on Addictions