Addiction Counselling

What is Addiction Counselling?

Addiction Counselling focuses on the issues of dependency and/or abuse of drugs, alcohol, food, sex, gambling, work, exercise, sex and relationships.

Clients who struggle with addiction and compulsive behaviours often have a preoccupation with more than one addiction at any given time. Addictions can often evolve from underlying, unresolved issues. Working through these issues in a structured way can help you stay in recovery, and can also help you work on yourself at a deeper level. Our therapists can help support you with a wide range of addiction issues.

People who experience addiction issues may at times abstain from using a substance or compulsively obsessing about a particular behaviour. However, this often tends to be short lived, and without a structured programme there is a chance of relapse.

Our addiction counsellors are also experienced with the philosophy of the Minnesota model and the Twelve Step Programme.


Low Cost Counselling: £15 – £30 for 50 minutes

Private Counselling: £50 – £130 for 50 minutes (some therapists are a private healthcare provider)

Make an Appointment

To make an appointment to see one of our addiction counsellors, please call the reception team on 020 8673 4545 or email We are open seven days a week.

Twelve Step Meetings

We hold a Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meeting on Saturday evenings at 7.30pm, and an Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meeting on Sunday evenings at 8pm. Please visit our Twelve Step Meetings page for further details.

Our addiction counsellors and psychotherapists are registered with one or more of the following professional bodies:

  • BACP (The British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy)
  • BPS (British Psychological Society)
  • COSRT (College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists)
  • FDAP (The Federation of Drug & Alcohol Professionals)
  • HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council)
  • UKCP (The UK Council for Psychotherapy)
  • UKRCP (United Kingdom Register of Counsellors/Psychotherapists)
  • AHPP (UK Association for Humanistic Psychology Practitioners)

The Awareness Centre also provides Multilingual Counselling, LGBT Counselling, Anger Management, Bereavement Counselling, and Child & Adolescent Counselling within the NHSLow Cost and Private Counselling Services.

Call us on 020 8673 4545

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What people say

I have suffered from depression and anxiety attacks for many years. I began seeing Pinar about 18 months ago and talking therapy has been extremely helpful. I have found her practice to be caring and very professional. For me the process has been sometimes subtle and sometimes hard but I have definitely experienced progress and improvement, interspersed with moments of joyful breakthroughs. I feel much better equipped to deal with my condition and have a better feeling of awareness as a result…
Peter Zek

Addiction Counsellors