Specialist Addictions Therapist. ACT Practitioner
Bill works with all forms of substance abuse issues, using ACT -Acceptance Commitment Therapy. He believes that all can become unstuck, free of the struggle and find the freedom to live a rich and meaningful life.
Bill Stevens is the co-founder of RedChair addiction specialists based in Manchester, which operates across the UK and Europe. Providing and developing quality practice and services as a therapist since 1998, Bill provides a vast experience as a psychotherapist, working with all aspects of behavioural and substance addictions. Over the years, training and experience mean Bill is eclectic in his approach to therapy. Core training was focused upon: Rogerian, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and transactional analysis (TA). Bill has developed his skills to include ACT Therapy – Acceptance Commitment Therapy. ACT Interventions, ACT Addiction Treatment. ACT for depression, anxiety, codependency to name a few. Bill describes himself as an ACT practitioner who specialises in addictions.
Certified Intervention Professional 2010 – 2021
Bill is a pioneer in the quality of care within the addictions sector and is concerned that many do not adhere to basic standards. Bill was the only independent CIP (Certified Intervention Professional) fully registered interventionist in the UK. Bill’s accreditation means that he has ensured ethics, good practice, supervision, personal development and insurance issues are addressed on the client’s behalf. Bill is Bill was a board registered member and a Certified Intervention Professional until 2021 and today maintains his practice as an associate member of the AIS, the Association Of Intervention Professionals.
Bill has extensive experience addressing many types of addictions, such as alcoholism, drugs, gambling and sex, to name but a few. In his time as a psychotherapist, Bill has become an expert in intervening at certain stages in a person’s addiction. This point can arise through training families, employers and those in educational settings.
For over 10 years he was employed at The Priory Group in Altrincham as an addictions counsellor. After his work with The Priory, Bill went on to work with Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club, as their sports therapist. At the club, Bill was responsible for the mental and emotional performance of the team and staff. He excelled beyond measure at the club and this was openly documented in the national press. He was bought in when the team were experiencing a drop in form whilst in sight of promotion to the premiership. Bill is proud to point out that after a crucial meeting with the first team and lots of input thereafter, the club was promoted and still in the Premiership when Bill left 2.5yrs later.
Bill is a regular on the BBC, local TV and Radio as well as national. He is in the press discussing Family Interventions, the arguments for legalising drugs and many other aspects of drug and alcohol issues within society today.
Bill has added to his experience recently with contracts to support, guide and advise those who are employed in television production. Much of this specialist work was for cast members who needed to tackle highly challenging roles at an emotional level.