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Progress Counselling, The Willows, 2 The Drive, Harold Wood, Romford, Essex RM3 0DU - Tel. 01708 375932 or 07890 055698
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Also at: 7 Grove Road, Chelmsford CM2 0EY - Tel. 01245 492525
 
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  About our practice, Progress Counselling  
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Initial Assessment
 
We offer an initial assessment to determine which therapy is appropriate for you and to decide on the programme most suitable to your needs. A confidential service is provided by a qualified therapist. This service is available to individuals, employers, general practitioners, psychiatrists and other care professionals.
 
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  Alcohol and substance abuse, Progress Counselling treatments  
 
 
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The word ‘addiction’ often creates a negative and distorted picture – in reality it is estimated that between 3% and 7% of the population develop a problem with alcohol or drugs at some point in their life. The Department of Health estimates that over five million people are drinking at potentially dangerous levels, and tens of thousands of people seek help every year for an alcohol or drug problem – so if you are concerned about your use of alcohol or drugs, or that of a friend or family member, you are not alone!

An addiction, whether to alcohol or any other drug, can be a frightening, confusing and humiliating experience, but with professional help recovery is always possible, however hopeless the situation can sometimes appear, for both the sufferer and their family.  A common feature of any addiction is denial; you may have questions about your drinking or drug use but deny that you are ‘addicted’. Few people like the label ‘alcoholic’, for example. But if you or those around you are concerned about your drinking or drug use, then there may already be a problem, and you may already need help.

Our assessment service establishes the extent of the problem and the most appropriate treatment – ranging from individual counselling to full-time day-care programmes. We maintain working relationships with a variety of local hospitals and mental health services, and so can assist in arranging in-patient treatment and hospital or home detoxification, when required. Our staff are experienced at liasing with other professionals in order to access the most appropriate help and care. All our services are fully confidential, but at your request we can report on your behalf to GPs, community services or for legal matters.

If you have any questions or concerns about your drinking or drug use, or that of a friend or family member, a confidential consultation with our professional, trained assessment counsellors could put your mind at rest, or put you in touch with the help that you need.
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Progress Counselling, The Willows, 2 The Drive, Harold Wood, Romford, Essex RM3 0DU - Tel. 01708 375932 or 07890 055698
Also at: 7 Grove Road, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 0EY - Telephone 01245 492525