Gonzalo Sanchez

Therapy services manager


Gonzalo Sanchez is a qualified addictions therapist, having completed his training at Bath University. During his 3-year honours degree he also worked in the prison service as an addictions counsellor as part of his clinical placement, then went on to complete a MSc in Psychology from Westminster University.

Gonzalo has worked in a variety of sectors, including the prison service, and community, residential and private settings, giving him a very good understanding of the relationship between substance misuse and mental health issues.

Through a wide range of one-to-one and group therapy sessions, based on evidence-based approaches such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) and 12-step philosophy, Gonzalo helps people to explore and understand their issues, how this affects them in the ‘here and now’ and most importantly, learn new ways of coping that allows them to make a change and move forward with their lives and relationships.


Gonzalo graduated from Bath University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Addictions Counselling (BSc) degree. He then completed her Masters of Science in Psychology (MSc) postgraduate degree at Westminster University, graduating in 2017.

Gonzalo also has a certificate in DBT for substance misuse.

Research interests 

  • Relationship between mental health and substance misuse
  • Enhanced CBT for eating disorder patients
  • Building recovery capital
  • Gaming and social media addiction


  • Spanish (fluent)
  • English (fluent)


  • Bachelor of Science in Addictions Counselling (MBBS) degree
  • Counselling Skills levels 1, 2 and 3 diploma
  • Masters of Science in Psychology (MSc) postgraduate degree
  • Training certificate on DBT for substance misuse

Through a range of approaches and services, I offer support and treatment for people suffering from many forms of substance misuse and mental health issues. Coming to terms with issues and seeking help can be difficult, people might often feel alone and isolated. I always aim to provide the individual with a high quality service, which is evidenced base and delivered with a high level of compassion.