Health & Wellbeing / Substance Misuse Practitioner
Hi, I’m Natalie. I offer Holistic and Complimentary Therapies, Talking Therapies, Brief Interventions on specialist support for addictive behaviours, particularly Substance Misuse. I have tailor made holistic packages to promote health and wellbeing.
I can help you if you are looking for a one off relaxation/uplifting/balancing experience or 3-6 sessions of therapeutic interventions or discuss a treatment pathway for those who require a series of treatments. This includes anyone who may have found themselves sliding into increased drinking or drug use or is looking for longer term counselling.
During my career I’ve been working for various charities and agencies supporting others to facilitate change in their lives. From experimental use of recreational drugs, increased alcohol consumption to chaotic use of illicit substances people have accessed for help to make necessary changes or face significant consequences.
The lockdown obviously has impacted on us all in various ways and I saw new referrals from people who would never have otherwise considered seeking support, due to stigma attached to such services.
If you feel you would prefer to access private practice to discuss your situation, clarify your goals and work to find alternative ways to unwind from workplace stress, debrief from your overwhelming day or if you require more support to reduce your use or to be totally abstinent then I can help.
I have experience in working with those who have found themselves stuck in unhelpful cycles of using alcohol and/or drugs and making negative choices which can have significant consequences. I am aware that approaching specific services can be daunting and carry stigma on those in need of help.
If you worry about your consumption or intake I can offer an initial chat to help you clarify your situation and consider your next steps to take independently or whether you might benefit from support with treatment options. I can deliver 1:1 support or we can discuss onward referral and what to expect from local services, for example if you require medical intervention.
I can offer advice and support on managing any developed psychological and physical dependency or just my expertise on evidential techniques to build your own self help toolkit. I could offer you short term or longer term support. I can work with you if you are able to attend without being under the influence of any substance and can be coherent enough to take responsibility for yourself in the appointment.
N.B I can not work with anyone under the influence or incoherent. If you are accessing for support with drug or alcohol issues, I have a duty of care to report anyone who drives to/from appointments under the influence. I can offer remote appointments if you prefer. A telephone chat may be best in the first instance to go through an initial agreement.