Start Recovery Drug & Alcohol Help In Leeds | Counselling Services

Start Recovery is a private counselling service based in Leeds, West Yorkshire specialising in alcohol problems, drug problems, substance misuse and addictions.


If you or a loved one is having problems with drugs or alcohol and require professional and discreet private counselling, and you live in the Yorkshire area, then you have come to the right place.

Mark Franklin S.A.C Dip, FADP

Alcohol and substance misuse counsellor


My experience includes working for drug and alcohol services in London and Yorkshire, where I have worked with a diverse cross-section of people from all different backgrounds and communities.


With 8 years in the field, I have had extensive training from some of the best specialists in the UK, and I continue to develop my style and knowledge as an ongoing process, so as to deliver most up to date information and data available to the client.


I have experience in residential rehabs, psychiatric hospital wards, detox units, day programmes, facilitating groups and creative therapies with a special interest in emotions and neuroscience.


I utilise a combination of techniques that include C.B.T, R.E.B.T, Memory Reconsolidation and Person-Centred Therapies alongside relaxation techniques/mindfulness and practical neuroscience evidence-based advice.

I am fully enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checked.

I am an accredited member of The Federation of Drug and Alcohol Practitioners (FDAP). Membership number 2315.


Reaching out and finding the right help for you is the first hurdle.

Once you have the correct support and tools in place you can move into sustained recovery.

Everybody is different but there are common similarities between people with drink or drug problems, and that first contact with somebody who understands can often make the difference between you continuing to act out your learned behaviours or choosing to get better.

 Mark  Franklin.


Specialist areas:


  • Addiction (all forms of)

  • Alcoholism

  • Alcohol problem drinking

  • Amphetamines (speed)

  • Anxiety and depression

  • Cannabis problems

  • Cocaine problems

  • Crack problems

  • Dual Diagnosis

  • Family living with addiction

  • Gambling

  • GHB

  • Heroin problems

  • Ketamine

  • MDMA (Ectasy)

  • Mephedrone (MCat)

  • New Psychoactive Substances (NPS)AKA Legal Highs

  • Opiates

  • Psychedelic drug

  • Screen Addiction

  • Smoking

  • Solvents

  • Spice




Diploma in alcohol and substance misuse counselling




Yorkshire Areas

Leeds, Bradford, Harrogate, Ilkley, Wetherby, Otley and surrounding areas.

Just £29 for initial assessment session followed by 3 payment options.



1 x 50 minute session

6 Sessions*


6 x 50 minute sessions

12 Sessions**


12 x 50 minute sessions

Skype, Zoom or face time video call sessions for distance or more anxious clients can be booked if required and are charged at the normal rate.

Home sessions can be accommodated and are charged at £79 - £100 per 50 min session. Taken on a case by case basis and dependent on location.

Unwaged rates for people in receipt of ESA or JSA are sometimes available and are taken on a case by case basis.

*Upfront saver packages must be paid in full before treatment starts, no refunds, sessions must be used in a one year period from first session start date.

** 12 sessions plus plus telephone support. Telephone support only available if the client is abstinent at the time of call.

Cancelled appointments - Any appointment cancelled with less than 24 hrs notice will be charged at the full session rate.

Start Recovery reserves the right to cancel or amend appointments at any time without prior warning.

Covid-19 Coronavirus Update. During the virus outbreak I will be offering online video consultations and counselling sessions for people who are having drug, alcohol or any other addiction problems.

Start Recovery

10 Holt Avenue


LS16 8DH


      0113 3280211

      07899 391456

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