David HenzellBee Sober Affiliated Counsellor

David Henzell

Bee Sober Affiliated Counsellor

David Henzell - Bee Sober Affiliated Counsellor

Hello! I’m David - recovered alcoholic and passionate sober-dude! I’m thrilled to be involved with BeeSober as a counsellor, allowing me to bring to bear my lived and professional experience to help others. Like you!

After building a successful career in advertising & design, I pretty much thought I had it all. So what next? I know , I’ll let alcohol take it all away. Makes sense, right? After many years of what I might describe of “drinking a bit too much” I tumbled into dependence and ultimately endured two alcohol detoxes - before seeing the light and embracing my recovery.

My counselling is a manifestation of what I have learned through my own journey, carefully blended with the skills built upon years working as a practising alcohol support worker. It’s a simple recipe for success: Take a relaxed, open and honest counsellor/ client relationship and sprinkle a tasty blend of motivation, encouragement and evidence based interventions over the top to deliver a cohesive, engaging, fun (yes, fun) way to tackle issues around alcohol. I like to call it “hybrid” alcohol support.

I am here to support your journey. I can help you quit drinking. Remember, it’s not that you can’t ever drink again - it’s that you don’t want to.

As a practitioner I have a wide range of professional qualifications and attributions. From managing change to relapse prevention; dealing with cravings to future life planning.

All backed up by a relaxed, therapeutic relationship.

I’m all about blended care: I work in-person and online and can accommodate appointments in different time zones. I’m here for you, after all.

What’s that? What’s my thing? Oh, right, yeah - I’m nothing special - I love to walk the dog, breathe the fresh air and ponder life! In my downtime I am a passionate creative - graphic designer and coder of “things”. I have a Border Collie called Fred and a penchant for Poland.

Let’s do this!

For bookings and consultations, please email/telephone David and he will arrange a suitable time.  Bee Sober members receive a discount with David for both individual and block bookings.  Please quote your membership number and discuss with David in the consultation for further details.


  • **School of Life** - Recovered Addict (alcohol)
  • **NVQ L3** Substance Misuse
  • **LSCP** (Leeds Safeguarding Children Partnership) -Working Together To Safeguard Children & Young People
  • **Living Works** - Active Suicide Support Practice
  • **Revolving Doors - No Wrong Door:** Capability Framework for Co-occurring Mental Health & Alcohol/ Drug Conditions
  • **Leeds COMHAD Network** - Autism & Addiction
  • **LYPFT SBNT** - Implementing SBNT in Recovery Support
  • **Forward Leeds** - Trauma Informed Practice
  • **Humankind:**
  • Safeguarding L3
  • Disguised Compliance
  • Unconscious Bias
  • Professional Curiosity
  • Trauma Informed Practice
  • Working with the family in mind.
  • Working with the Mental Capacity Act
  • Let’s Start Talking - Working with Domestic Abuse
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Harm Reduction
  • Breaking Free Online

Areas of Counselling I deal with

  • **Alcohol Support**
  • - Working toward abstinence
  • - Controlled Drinking
  • - Identification of Need
  • - Motivation & Readiness for Change
  • - Managing Triggers and High Risk Situations
  • - Managing Cravings
  • - Relapse Prevention
  • - Forward Planning
  • - Radical Acceptance
  • - Liminal Thinking
  • - SMART Recovery Support
  • - SHARP Mental Health Support


Appointments available on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday

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