Drug And Alcohol Counselling In Leeds, West Yorkshire

Based in North Leeds, I deliver private specialist addiction counselling around all areas of alcohol problems, drug misuse and other addictions.

My discreet, confidential alcohol and drug services help to provide you and your family the best possible support around these complex problems, allowing you to move forward with your life. 

Mark Franklin. Drug / Alcohol Help and  Support Worker, Leeds.

Start Recovery will work with you as an individual, putting together a personalised care plan to ensure that you have the best possible information, help and guidance in your recovery journey from substance abuse, alcoholism or addiction.

I understand how difficult it can be to find the right help when you, or somebody close to you are experiencing problems with alcohol or drugs.

I provide a confidential drug and alcohol counselling service that is dedicated to helping you realise your potential and achieve your goals, whether you are trying to modify your behaviour or you are trying to become, and remain abstinent for life.

I work with you using a Person Centered approach to build a non-judgemental and empathic relationship to help you to succeed. I will help you to identify, acknowledge and process your triggers, cravings and emotions through counseling, education and training.


I will support you throughout your journey into recovery from the beginning, offering a wide range of specialist advice and services, from helping with withdrawal symptoms, family therapy, mental health concerns, or anything else drug, alcohol or solvent related.

Stop drinking alcohol or using drugs and discover yourself again!

What some of my clients say


Start recovery is a private practice based just a short distance north of Leeds city centre and our counselling and psychotherapy waiting list times vary, but we will always endeavour to set up an initial consultation with you within two weeks from first contact.


Start Recovery is dedicated to everything related to addiction treatment and will always help clients to access services as quickly as humanly possible.

Get in touch to set up an initial consultation to discuss how I can help you, or someone that you care about to start recovery from alcohol or drug addiction.


Initial consultations are a chance for both client and counsellor to meet to discuss your individual needs and gives both parties the opportunity to decide whether therapist and client are compatible and are charged at less than half the usual price of a session.


Whether you need support with alcohol addiction, drug abuse, alcohol withdrawal, detox or any other problems around drug treatment and addictions, Start Recovery can help you to move forward into recovery.

It was so nice to finally be able to talk to someone who understood how I was feeling. My sessions helped me to identify and address my triggers and behaviours, and helped me to start to understand my deeper rooted problems.

Richard, Harrogate

I felt like there was nowhere and nobody to turn to until I found Start Recovery. Mark  helped me through a really dark time in my life and I am so grateful for all of his help.

Rob, Yorkshire


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Julie, Leeds


Mark really helped me to identify where my issues stemmed from and how to deal with them, and cope with them going forward. Even the first couple of sessions started my road to recovery off really well. Mark listens intently and understands without any judgement and offers clear and direct help, which steered me through a really low part of my life. Highly recommended.

Louise, Leeds

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You can contact Start Recovery in confidence by filling in the form to request an initial consultation, I will always endeavour to get back to you within 24 hrs if I am not available at time of contact.

We take your privacy seriously and we will never share any of your details.

Initial Consultations are just £25 and further sessions £50. Please see further details on our pricing plans.


Start Recovery

10 Holt Avenue


LS16 8DH


Tel: 0113 3280211

      07899 391456

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