Lin Travis Counselling Services
  Stroud, Gloucestershire
  079 6459 3035
  BACP Accredited Counsellor


Please feel welcome to get in touch with any queries, or to make an appointment, by email or calling
079 6459 3035.




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couples therapy

substance misuse

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Substance Misuse / Drugs Problems

Often it is not just about stopping using drugs. While drug taking may be a habit, it can also be a reaction to problems you had in the first place. You manage to stop using; and then the underlying issues come back to bite you... perhaps you start using again. It can become a vicious cycle.

Counselling may help you not just with the drug problem, but importantly with those underlying problems. There may be issues from the past that need working through. It may be about needing help dealing with those overwhelming feelings; and developing new and better ways of coping with your emotions.

I use a psychodynamic approach, guided by your own particular needs rather than a set programme. We can explore your difficulties and look at possible ways to help you break your pattern of substance misuse.

Sunlight through the trees

Organisations providing support and advice specifically on drugs and alcohol issues

The Independence Trust - Charity providing support for individuals, families and communities with concerns about drugs and alcohol with local services in Stroud, Gloucestershire.

The Nelson Trust - Abstinence-based treatment with roots in the 12 Step Programme with local services in Stroud area.

Gloucestershire Young People's Substance Misuse Service, (GYPSMS) - Provides support and treatment for young people with alcohol and other substance misuse problems in local area.

Talk to Frank - Freephone helpline available 24/7, plus text and email service for anyone wanting confidential advice about drugs, plus plenty of information on the website.


Confidential counselling services in Stroud, Gloucestershire for individuals and couples.

Face-to-face therapy; and telephone counselling.

Registered provider with private health insurers including Bupa, Aviva Health, PruHealth, Cigna and WPA.

Psychodynamic clinical supervision for counsellors.