Simply Sober

It’s been a long day.  Work, kids, husband and maybe all three.  You are tired and still have to prepare dinner.  The joys of womanhood.  Still, it’s Wine O’clock and that large glass of wine will help won’t it?  You will just have the one, which becomes two or three…….  And how do you feel now?  Truly relaxed?  Or more tired, more stressed, less able to cope?  Just one alcohol related scenario.  I am sure you have many more.

Alcohol is an accepted part of everyday life.  It was, painfully, the largest part of mine for almost 28 years!  Yet there is a growing awareness that for many it takes so much more than it gives (and not just to our waistline), and more of us are either attempting to cut down or quit completely.

Sadly,  those decisions come with the worry that we will be missing out as well as fraught with  concern that change to our alcohol habits will be an uphill struggle and further stress in our already overburdened lives.

I know it doesn’t have to be a struggle.  I know that with a new way of thinking and some helpful strategies, change is both simple and peaceful.  I know because of where I am now.

Become Simply Sober

I developed my Recovery Coaching process, through the awareness and understanding of what works so effectively for me, as well as for others I have coached.  It will help you either cut down or stop drinking successfully & without willpower.

You will leave the very first session excited and empowered for your sober future, armed with new understanding and practical tools to spur you on.

  1. Understanding your drinking – we cannot change what we don’t understand
  2. Awareness – is key to transformation and is a natural follow on from the above two.
  3. Tools –  that work in the moment, no matter how stressful the situation feels.
  4. Learning a new normal – how to successfully navigate your new sober world.  This  is always my clients favourite step, they love feeling empowered and liberated as well as hangover free!

My Recovery coaching enlightens, advises and guides you through all every stage of your individual sober journey , as well as giving you simple tools that work immediately and support long term success. Together we unravel your personal confusing and conflicting alcohol understanding and experiences, as well as the powerful social conditioning around drinking.

This is not a painful experience, instead it is an exciting opportunity to view yourself and your power differently.  


“I hardly drink now and when I do I stick to my  pre-planned limit!  I can’t believe it.    I feel well, happy and much stronger.  I think understanding why I drank at the end of the day, how I expected it to make me feel even though I usually drank too much and felt worse  made the biggest change.  I don’t feel controlled anymore.  I am the boss of my life choices”.

A Thomas


When we make the decision to change our drinking habits, we focus on they physical act of abstaining from alcohol.

A great first step (if you can do it), except for one thing, alcohol is not the root cause of  problem drinking, and sadly, in the very moment we truly want to stop drinking, we usually find we can’t.

The reason?  It is because we have become emotionally addicted to alcohol.

If you have read my book This Isn’t Me, you will understand when I say that I was emotionally addicted to alcohol for over 27 years, and how overwhelmingly more imprisoning emotional addiction is to physical addiction.

I drank because I felt I needed alcohol to make me feel better. To make me more interesting, less boring, more fun.  To help me relax, to make me feel good enough (which I only ever  wasn’t when I drank!).  Does this sound familiar to you?

I truly understand the pull of alcohol, and I truly know that becoming sober has been both the est decision I will ever make and the most joyful journey of my life.


To see how I can help you, look at my How I Work For You  & Practical Techniques for Recovery pages.

Recovery Coaching Sessions (60 mins), £70

I recommend a minimum of 3 Recovery Coaching sessions and offer various packages which reduce the cost.

5  x 1 hour sessions £250 (1 hour free)


Call Sonia Grimes today for a Complimentary 15 Minute ‘Simply Sober Chat’ on

Tel:  00 44 (0) 7973359135

or through my email on my Contact page.

Location is no obstacle!  I offer face to face, telephone and Zoom consultations