Alcohol Dependence & The Unique Fix for Long Term Recovery.


The Sanctuary Six Week Programme is the original, unique fix for alcohol dependence, based near Harrogate, we help local clients, with our bespoke programmes, and many people globally. I take long term wellness and contentment very seriously.

Alcoholism is a very broad spectrum, ranging from being slightly uncomfortable with your relationship with alcohol, to the late stages of alcohol dependence when a drink of anything alcoholic is needed to function. Along with the effective and unique methods I also address the issues behind the habit of taking a drink to blot out or blur them. None of us woke up one morning and decided to be a drunk. I help with anxiety, depression, relationship issues and low self-esteem. The Sanctuary has a very high success rate, currently 86% of my clients  are  no longer controlled by alcohol. This is a very non disruptive service and with a legal drug which is totally normalised. My experience has shown that becoming well in one’s own environment is the most effective solution, not being incarcerated only to face a barrage of booze once you are dried out.

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I co-wrote the Sober Revolution in 2013 and had worked under the radar locally prior to the book being published.  Almost 10 years on, my programmes to cover far more areas than just giving up alcohol, because my work has evolved. I now have the knowledge and expertise to give therapy to not only women and wine time, but their families and partners.

If you would like to learn more please contact me.

Family Matters

We also now have programmes to cater both women and couples along with their children, who feel that they would benefit from reducing harms from their drinking. This will suit those who know they are drinking too much but are not dependent, simply fallen into a habit. There is not a regimented routine as there has to be with the Six Week Programme, but appointments online when you feel you need support and advice. This could potentially lead to becoming Alcohol Free, but my methods are always client led, the decision is yours. There are more details on the new page if you click the title in the menu bar above.

To completely  respect privacy of our clients prefer to remain a very personal service, and therefore do not book appointments or take messages from Facebook or other social media platforms. Nor do we hold any group meetings virtually.

1-to-1 Therapy for Alcohol Dependence


Drinking in social situations can be fine once you have the control back, and potentially achievable given the right attitude along with the stage you are at with drinking, as I have always said one size does not fit all. I have never wanted to stop anyone having fun, but using wine mainly, as some sort of reward on a daily basis rarely is that.  At home and often alone, it is a form of self-medication, and the longer it goes on the more justification and excuses are found to carry on. It is not a weakness on your part more of a con trick by Big Alcohol and a habit.​

There are many women and couples out there that do enjoy social drinking, and these individual appointments online are  for their benefit, giving them the ability to stick to drinking moderately for pleasure and not pain. I have had many years of experience giving therapy for alcohol dependence, and will continue to do so, but also have seen clients who were not hooked on alcohol but had found themselves falling into a routine of using wine primarily because the first drink does give a buzz, seems like a relaxant after busy days and realising that after three or four, it had become the opposite of that. They tend to drink far more behind closed doors than they ever would out with friends or at events, and I have formulated a tool box to make this possible for those of you who are concerned that your drinking starting to be a problem.

People cutting down the amount they drink it is a step in the right direction, and may well lead to those who have therapy to control their drinking, that some may decide to stop altogether. The aim of this is not to judge, but to help with having a much healthier approach to what could become a very disruptive, the ripple effect of on families, work and friends making for a very frightening future.

I have no intention of having a random chatroom or website, there is a great deal of trolling and unkindness often within these places. My work has always been extremely private, and I understand that blanket coverage of this issue rarely is successful, we are all so unique.​

You can choose how many sessions with me you prefer, and when. The first consultation is always free, and gives me the opportunity to ascertain whether this approach would be suitable for you and yours.

If you would like to learn more please contact me.