I provide a guided self-help course for people who are worried about how much they are drinking, but who are not physically dependent or unwell. You can read more about this service here.

Who am I?

I've been a specialist nurse in drug & alcohol dependence from 1994 to 2014 at drug and alcohol rehab clinics. I trained as a psychiatric nurse in 1989 after graduating in psychology. In 2007 I started my own single-handed private practice specialising in treating clients with alcohol dependence, including medicated home alcohol detoxification. I now work full-time in the NHS in a neurodevelopmental disorders clinic. However I still provide a self-help service for people worried about their drinking.

You can check my professional registration here, and read more about me here.

Integrity and honesty

I value my professionalism above all else.

I only take on work which I believe will be safe and effective. If I suggest another service to you I never accept a referral fee or commission from that service; I never pay a referral fee or commission to other services or agents.

Family and friends

I'm happy to see clients with their partner, other family members or a friend.

Why choose Mark Jay?

DISCREET - We consult over the phone or by Skype, or in a private consulting room with no reception staff.

EXPERT - Years of experience as a specialist clinician in alcohol dependence.

EFFECTIVE - Everything is based on up-to-date, proven treatments.

ETHICAL - Only the help that you want and need. No hard sell. If I think that another service would be better suited to help you, I will always say so.

AFFORDABLE- Cheaper than going to a residential clinic or rehab.

Consultancy for other health care professionals

I provide consultancy for other professionals who are working either in the field of addiction, or from any field who are looking for advice on setting up private practice.