Although you misuse alcohol, your negative attachment to alcohol is not the problem. Using alcohol  the way you do is something you have learned to do to cover issues which have had or currently  impact on your life. At the Life Change Wellbeing Clinic you will be helped to unearth how your  mind really interprets events and situations which encourages you to block things out with alcohol.  
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Specialist alcohol counselling for alcohol misuse, binge drinking and alcohol addiction

Paul Allenby
Paul is an experienced  alcohol therapist with 16  years clinical experience  in private practice.   Paul has developed his  own unique methods of  therapy which not only  helps his clients to  understand how they feel  and behave but helps  them develop the the  solutions to do something  about it.
Paul is a a fully qualified and insured therapist being a member of the:  
You may have tried in the past to ignore your problems with alcohol believing that ‘it’s just a phase’ You may have tried to 'keep a lid on it' by outwardly displaying that everything is fine. Dealing with your alcohol dependence in this way doesn’t work because although you keeping a lid on your difficulties, eventually something has to give. With effective alcohol counselling with counsellor Paul Allenby, we will work together and help you to focus on what you do want, the goals you would like to achieve and work in managed steps to help you become free from the negative and emotional attachment you have to alcohol. We do not operate a one programme fits all and this is why we have available an array of therapies to help you manage your problems with alcohol dependence.       
People get very confused to how they feel and ultimately behave. This can cause any amount of emotional distress and can exasperate and intensify the negative feelings and behaviour. You can be rest assured that the specialist approach to alcohol counselling at the Life Change Wellbeing Clinic can help make a real difference in helping you to take back control and become more positive in your future outlook.
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The treatments to manage alcohol dependence and alcohol misuse 

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for alcohol dependence

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for alcohol dependence has the largest amount of research carried out on its effectiveness and is a form of talking counselling therapy that combines cognitive therapy and behaviour therapy. Cognitive behavioural therapy focuses on how you think about the things going on in your life - your thoughts, images, beliefs and attitudes, (your cognitive processes), and how this impacts on the way you behave and deal with emotional problems. CBT then looks at how you can change any negative patterns of thinking or behaviour that may be causing you difficulties. CBT for alcohol misuse, binge drinking and alcohol addiction helps you to determine how your mind interprets a situation then the skills you will learn will help you to stand back and see a situation for what it really is...not how your mind sees the situation.  
By learning to initially understand your thought processes that create your desire for alcohol and then learning to challenge them, you will feel empowered to be able to stand back and see a situation for what it really is. Effectively, you will learn to retrain your mind not to look at situations that currently cause you to feel worried, in despair, stressed or fearful in such a negative way and in turn will help you to be more rational in your outlook. CBT for successful release to your emotional attachment to alcohol has grown in popularity following recommendations from the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) about its effectiveness in changing negative behaviour. Alcohol CBT counselling can make a real difference.  
One therapy does not solve everyone’s alcohol problems so at the Life Change Wellbeing Clinic, Paul Allenby is able to provide a combination of therapies including alcohol counselling, hypnosis for alcohol dependence, graded exposure therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy, CBT for effective alcohol management. Depending on our clients needs or wishes, these treatments can be used as stand alone therapies or combined to help bring about effective and sustainable resolve.  

The specialist therapy for alcohol misuse 

Welcome to the Life Change Wellbeing Clinic. Specialist help and treatment for problem drinking is available with CBT alcohol counselling. CBT counselling for anger goes far beyond talking about how alcohol misuse affects you. It helps you to develop the tools and solutions to do something about your emotional attachment to alcohol.   
Appointment times for alcohol counselling are flexible and consultations are available: Days Evenings & Weekends 
Very often we use alcohol to block out difficulties we are having including work stress, pressure and problems in relationships. Alcohol is very often used to block out the symptoms of anxiety, depression, fears and worries and in turn can create problems with negative anger management. Paul possess the skill and experience to help manage problems surrounding alcohol and problem drinking.  
It is important to note that alcohol problems occur along a continuum of severity. The term alcoholism usually refers to alcohol abuse or dependence. Alcohol dependence is the most severe alcohol problem and typically consists of at least three of seven symptoms experienced within one year. These symptoms include repeated unsuccessful attempts to stop or cut down, need for increased amounts of alcohol (tolerance), or symptoms of withdrawal upon cessation of drinking (physical dependence). Alcohol abuse often results in absence from, and impaired performance on the job, neglect of child care or household responsibilities, legal difficulties and alcohol consumption in physically dangerous circumstances such as while driving. Individuals who abuse alcohol may continue to drink despite the knowledge that their drinking causes them recurrent and significant social, interpersonal, or legal problems. Alcohol dependence is a chronic and often progressive disease that includes a strong need to drink despite repeated social or interpersonal problems such as losing a job or deteriorating relationships with friends and family members . Alcohol dependence has a generally predictable course, recognizable symptoms, and is influenced by a complex interplay of genes, psychological factors such as the influence of family members and friends, and the effect of culture on drinking behaviour and attitudes. Scientists are increasingly able to define and understand both the genetic and environmental factors that make an individual vulnerable to alcoholism. Symptoms of alcohol dependence include all of those associated with alcohol abuse (that the person continues to drink despite a series of negative consequences), but also include some of the following additional symptoms;   A compulsive need to drink A loss of control over how much you drink in one sitting (can't stop drinking once started). Increased tolerance for alcohol - meaning that it takes more drinking to feel the effects of alcohol. Withdrawal effects, like sweating, tremors, and nausea, and then drinking more alcohol to make these go away. Basing all social activities around alcohol use, spending a great deal of time thinking about getting more, and spending a great deal of time recovering from it's effects. There is an interest in quitting, but an inability to cut down or quit drinking successfully.
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As you well know, you can’t just stop getting drinking because you would already have done so if it was that easy. If you try a quick fix any benefits will be short lived because putting a plaster over the problem doesn’t make it go away. With the years of clinical experience Paul has gained he has found that lasting relief comes about when the change occurs in graded steps. The early stages of anger CBT counselling for alcohol dependence and binge drinking establishes the different situations and events where you use alcohol as an emotional crutch. You will be helped to understand what it is about these situations which make you feel the way you do and then grade them in their intensity. Some situations will draw you to use alcohol more than others.    

Graded approach to managing alcohol 

Paul is an accredited alcohol counsellor and the counselling for alcohol gives you the time and opportunity to talk about the situations which create negative feelings and behaviour. Many people believe that there is something wrong with them or that they will never be able to shake off the debilitating problems attached to their alcohol consumption. Others believe that it is all other peoples fault why they behave and react the way they do. Alcohol counselling helps to clear the cobwebs from a confused mind and in doing so you become better placed to recognise that there is nothing wrong with you, it’s how your mind interprets situations that’s creating and sustaining your problem drinking. By developing a more rational way of thinking about the negative situations, you will be well placed to develop the tools to retrain your mind in how it currently views events and situations.   

Alcohol counselling

Some of these situations will be easier to manage than others and it’s those we would get to work on first. You will be helped to take back control in graded steps by creating change in thoughts and behaviour with the situations where you believe you will have success. By working in this way you will begin to take back control in graded, achievable and manageable steps as you begin to see that you can break free from the negative emotional attachment to alcohol as you develop more positive ways of managing situations without the use of alcohol.
Paul Allenby is an experienced alcohol counsellor who provides specialist alcohol therapy and the alcohol CBT counselling helps people who suffer with negative attachment to alcohol to create lasting and meaningful change. We do not put a plaster over your alcohol problem hoping it will go away. At the Life Change Wellbeing Clinic we aim to get to the root of the problem so you can develop the skills to make managing your problem drinking a very real reality for you. 
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If you suffer with alcohol misuse, binge drinking and alcohol dependence and looking for an alcohol counsellor offering specialist alcohol counselling please pick up the phone and call Paul Allenby on 07584 492254 to discuss how the specialist therapies to combat alcohol dependence can help you make the life changes you wish to make to release your emotional attachment to alcohol. Alternatively, if you would like to request a call back please fill in the form on the right including the best time to call and Paul will call you. Flexible hours are available for alcohol counselling.  Consultations include days, evenings and weekend appointments.      
What some of our clients have said: 
Paul, I just wanted to say you really are amazing at what you do and you really have helped me immensely. Thank you so much. P.K. Watford
Hi Paul. Thank you very much for helping me. The sessions have been absolutely fantastic, really helpful. I feel that I can really cope on my own now. Thank  you so very much. H.C. Hertford
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At the Life Change Wellbeing Clinic, we understand that everybody experiences their problems and difficulties with alcohol in their unique way and so the treatments will equally be unique in helping you to find resolve in working with your specific symptoms and concerns using the different therapies available.
Dear Paul. Thank you for your help. When I came away from each session I was, (and remain) very motivated. Thankyou. M.W. Borehamwood                                                                                                                                                                    Read More Testimonials Here...(click here)
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Breaking free from alcohol attachment is not hard and difficult as you mind makes you believe. The treatments are proactive in their approach and will help you develop the tools to let go of the hold alcohol has over you.

The treatments to manage alcohol dependence and alcohol misuse 

To get permanent relief from alcohol misuse we need to to get to the root of the problem. As you can see from above there are an array of issues that encourage  your alcohol dependence.   The treatments available at the Life Change Wellbeing Clinic for a negative emotional attachment to alcohol include:     Establishing the underlying root cause of why you use alcohol the way you do Helping you to understand the situations which create negativity for you Challenging the negative thoughts that exasperate your alcohol dependence And finally helping you to change your default response of believing alcohol will benefit you and help you manage situations without the support of alcohol. The therapy will help you to stop reaching out for alcohol as an emotional crutch.