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Gavin Cooper: Manager Director
Gavin is our Managing Director and also one of the founding members of TTP; it has been his privilege to see the organisation grow. Following on from a 20 year career in the IT industry, whilst on a 3 year sabbatical Gavin was drawn to take up studies in the field of counselling – with the benefit of hindsight his plan was to ensure a far more fulfilling future.
A big part of Gavin’s role today is to ensure that TTP grows at a sustainable rate and maintains its position as market leader and employer of choice for those that excel in the treatment profession.
Dr Barny Edohasim: Medical Lead
Prior to joining Trust the Process, Dr Barny has had a wealth of experience in Substance Misuse/Addiction Psychiatry over many years across the UK, following completion of Basic Specialist Training in Psychiatry. He has worked in Drug Research and is currently involved with postgraduate studies in the Addictions and is a member of the Society for the Study of Addictions among others.
Jef Mullins: Group Treatment and Education Manager
Jef joined Trust the Process in March 2007 as a counsellor in our Luton centre. There he progressed to centre manager, where he is now the CQC registered manager, before becoming the first Group Treatment Manager as we expanded from 3 to 20 centres. He has double diplomas in psychodynamic counselling from Westminster Pastoral Foundation and the University of Hertfordshire and was the first practitioner in the UK to be accredited with the NVQ Leadership, Management for Care Services and a SMART recovery facilitator. Before becoming a counsellor, Jef was a drama, dance and English teacher, headmaster in Spain and ran an Arts Festival in the south of England.
David Durand: Operations Manager
David is responsible for: Our Quality Management Systems (ISO 9001:2008), Health and Safety, Projects, Procedures and Operations. He has over 35 years Management experience and Holds qualifications in ISO 9001 Lead Auditor, Technician – Mechanical and Electrical. : Organisation and Methods, IT Training, Software programming, CIPD certificated Trainer, Project Manager, Management and Health and Safety. Psychodynamic Counselling, Life Coaching, Business Continuity Management, Absence Management, Discipline & Grievance, Equality Act 2010, Fire Marshall, Manual Handling, Risk Assessment Awareness, Information Security Management.
David is TTP’s designated SIRO, Safeguarding Lead and Trainer.
Suzanne Peak: Housing Director
Suzanne has worked at Trust the Process Counseling Centre since August 2006 and is responsible for the management of housing and also the administration departments. With over 12 years State Benefit and 10 years Property Management Experience. Suzanne is responsible for housing and accommodation in Warrington, Wirral, Coventry, Bradford, Sefton, Chorley, Lancaster, Shefford and Thames Clinic.
Joe Mist: Human Resources Coordinator
Joe is responsible for HR and Training. He joined TTP in September 2011 after having worked in HR in the public and charity sectors for over 20 years. An honors graduate and Chartered Member of the CIPD, Joe’s aim is to build on the outstanding dedication of its team to make TTP the employer of choice in its field.
Angela Cochrane: Senior Administrator
Angela started with Trust the Process in April 2010. She has a Diploma in Personnel Management and uses this in her administrative role in supporting the entire Centre. Her time is split between finance, credit control and payroll.
David Peacock: Performance and Compliance Manager
David joined Trust the Process in January 2007, he is a qualified and experienced addiction specialist, trained in addiction psychology and counselling. Dedicated to promoting a recovery community where each individual is able to learn and change, finding a new way to live drug and alcohol free. David is responsible for monitoring the performance of TTP treatment, focusing on outcomes and identifying areas in which to improve and grow. David is also responsible for assisting TTP in complying with governmental standards through compliance with the Care Quality Commission.
Dale Conlon: Senior Admissions Counsellor
Dale joined the TTP Group, in January 2009. His main role is to work directly with families and individuals from entering detox and during their stay in rehab. Dale also undertakes all and oversees all external marketing and website development.
Due to his own experiences, Dale embarked on a vocation in the drug and alcohol field seven years ago. He has worked in the UK, Europe and North America in both 12 step and non 12 step holistic and therapeutic based residential rehab units and medical detox units.
Dale is always available to answer any questions that you may have about our detox, rehab and counselling programmes.
Chris Simonite: Senior Admissions Counsellor
Chris joined TTP to work as a group counsellor; he progressed to work within the admissions department, supporting individuals and families through the sometimes challenging task of entering into treatment. He is experienced and qualified in CBT, Humanistic, Gestalt, TA, Person Centred, Psychodynamic and Relationship Counselling. Chris is available 7 days a week, at all times day and night to answer any questions that you might have about treatment and recovery from addiction.
Chris is available 7 days a week, at all times day and night to answer any questions that you might have about treatment.
Dawn Moore: Statutory Admissions Manager South
Dawn joined the TTP team in June 2009 and brought with her a wealth of understanding and experience of the drug and alcohol recovery world. Dawn works closely with Public Health, DAAT and Adult Social Care teams across London, the South East, the South West and Eastern regions and is responsible for managing and coordinating service user referrals from these areas.
Dawn ensures that all referring agencies and their service users receive first class service during the referral, assessment and admission process and that multi-agency working and client care co-ordination is managed efficiently throughout the service users’ time with TTP.
Steven Scorah LLB (Hons): Detox Admissions Manager North
Steven trained in the British Army as a nurse, specializing in trauma care and management, working extensively in third world arenas. He then progressed to take up a career with fire and rescue services. He soon after completed a degree in law which led to careers with Citizens Advice Bureau, Shelter, Age Concern and finally specializing in housing law with a local authority housing advice unit. Steven has a registered mangers qualification and is the CQC registered manager of TTP Bradford.
Steven became involved with substance misuse services via the voluntary route. From this a desire to work in this area developed and Steven has been a substance misuse practitioner for several years in all tiers of services. His role is to manage the clinical integrity of the referral process, to ensure that the contractual obligations are met. Including referrer support, streamlining the systems and referral pathways, providing help in setting up pre-detox support groups, aftercare and supporting the specialist with regards to detox admissions.
Andy Tutte: Statutory Admissions and Recovery Community Services Manager (North)
Andy joined TTP in Feb 2010. He has previous experience with drug treatment working within adult specialist prescribing services for the NHS and with young people with substance misuse issues. Andy is passionate and very excited about creating a recovery community within Sefton with TTP. He is qualified as a youth and community worker and gained an accreditation in substance misuse work via FDAP. Andy also has experience working in mental health with adults and young people in an inpatient setting.
Currently, Andy is 2 years into studying at Salford University to gain a BA Honors’ Degree in Social Work. Andy somehow finds time to train and compete in triathlon events.
Amit Mistry: HR Administrator
Amit joined TTP in December 2012 having come from a corporate HR background working in a variety of sectors including retail, professional services and FMCG. He is an honors graduate in Psychology with a Masters in Management Psychology. Amit’s aim is to support the strategic growth of the business by developing and implementing best HR practices in the areas of HR administration, recruitment and HR policies & procedures
David Chapman: Admissions Assistant South
David joined the TTP Team in July 2011. David’s Role is to take care of all administration and to support the Admissions Managers with referrals and clients in the South. To ensure smooth running of the admission and assessment process in a highly professional and efficient way.
Laura Makin: Statutory Admissions Manager North
Laura joined TTP in October 2012. She has previous experience working as part of an admissions team for a residential rehab and has a BA Honours Degree in Criminology and Sociology. Laura is very passionate about recovery and enjoys the work that she does meaning that she always welcomes clients with a friendly smile, and is willing to go the extra mile.
Ben Raingill: Centre Manager, TTP Warrington
After a successful management career Ben joined the team in Warrington as a trainee counsellor. Ben's skills were quickly noticed and he took over as centre manager in April 2011. Coming from a heavily regulated industry, Ben is no stranger to quality assurance and working to necessary standards. Ben has a real enthusiasm for recovery and through personal experience is a passionate advocate of the TTP vision.
Terry Jeng: Senior Counsellor, TTP Warrington
Terry gained a BA (Hons) degree he then spent the next twelve month working with homeless people in St Anne’s detoxification centre, Leeds. At the same time he gained a post-graduate diploma in cross-cultural counseling and therapy. Terry then went on to work for a number of years in the criminal justice system where he worked in the field of addiction primarily in Prisons. Prior to coming to Trust the Process in July 2008 he worked in a day treatment facility, which was 12 Step based. Terry is now the senior counsellor at TTP Warrington.
Christopher Long: Primary Counsellor, TTP Warrington
Christopher came to TTP in October 2011 having previously worked in the field of addiction for many years, including a Detoxification Unit and 12 step treatment centre’s. Chris gained a counselling diploma and health social care qualifications. Christopher has been in 12 step recovery for many years and is a welcomed addition to an already successful team.
Stephen Gregson: Head of Secondary Treatment, TTP Warrington
Stephen Gregson joined TTP Warrington in April 2012 as Head of Secondary Treatment. Stephen studied Counselling at Preston College in 2005 and completed a DANOS level 3 Substance Misuse Practitioner in 2007. Stephen has worked within tier 4 services for several years working in both detox and residential rehab and he also has experience of working within a 12step prison wing.
Stephen is passionate about recovery and delivering a quality service that fulfils TTP’s vision and will be a positive member of an already highly effective team.
Rachel Flynn: Senior Administrator, TTP Warrington
Rachel has worked at TTP Warrington since August 2008 and is responsible for client benefits both social and housing, and a wide range of administrative duties. She finds every day a joy and loves watching the clients recover and re-build their lives.
Howard Jones: Administrator, TTP Warrington
Howard is an administrator who works alongside Rachel Flynn. Howard joined TTP Warrington in August 2010 and his main duties include:- carrying out house inspections to ensure all houses are kept to the required standards, assisting clients with social and housing benefits and other general administrative duties.
Howard has personal experience of the 12 step fellowship programme of recovery and treatment within TTP owing to his own experiences of Drug and Alcohol addiction. “TTP helped me to turn my life around, teaching me how to live life without Alcohol or Drugs, and to now be working for TTP is really a fantastic opportunity”.
Alle Hill: Support Worker, TTP Warrington
Alle joined TTP Warrington as a Support Worker in August 2011 after 14 months volunteering at our centre in Coventry. Alle has personal experience of addiction and recovery through treatment at TTP and living the 12 step program, which has given her a passion for working with others suffering from their addictions. Alle has brought her BA Hons degree and experience in the fields of education and care to the task. Her duties include facilitating groups and supporting the counselling team.
Sarah Woods: Sober Housing Officer, TTP Warrington
Sarah joined TTP Warrington in April 2009 as a Sober Housing Officer. Working at TTP has totally changed Sarah’s life for the better; it has given her encouragement and confidence which she felt she was lacking in the past. “It has helped me to help others like ourselves and give them hope for the future. Anything is possible if you are willing to go to any lengths to get clean!” Her main duties include overseeing our clients and houses in the evening. At the weekends Sarah and other colleagues facilitate big book studies groups, other creative workshops and therapeutic groups. This is fully supported by the primary counselling team.
Gordon Brown: Sober Housing Officer, TTP Warrington
Gordon joined TTP Warrington in January 2010 as a Sober Housing Officer. Gordon has personal experience of the 12 Step fellowship programme of recovery and treatment within TTP; due to his own experiences with Drug and Alcohol addiction. Gordon’s role includes creative and therapeutic workshops, Step Groups and Aftercare groups. Gordon is extremely passionate about recovery and enjoys seeing clients getting well.
David Duggan: Sober Living House Worker, TTP Warrington
Dave joined the team at Warrington in May 2012 after volunteering with us for a year. Dave has personal experience of recovery through TTP and 12 step fellowships and is excited to be able to help others to achieve the recovery he has found. Dave’s main duties include visiting the clients in their houses in the evenings, supporting the counselling team and facilitating groups and workshops at weekends. Dave is undertaking counselling qualifications and hopes to progress further in the field of addiction counselling. He loves the challenges the role brings and is a welcome member to an already successful team.
Rosie O’Farrell: Centre Manager, TTP Luton
Rosie has a theoretical background in Psychodynamic Counselling having completed her diploma at Birkbeck College in London. Rosie then went on to complete a 3 year MSc in Addiction Psychology and Counselling at London Southbank University. Rosie draws on her experience of working for MIND prior to joining TTP Luton in July 2009. Rosie has now developed her role within TTP and takes the treatment lead role delivering a high quality standard of 12 Step care.
Candice Vermooten: Primary Counsellor, TTP Luton
Candice joined TTP in May 2011 after immigrating to England from South Africa. She completed her Masters in Counselling Psychology, and is qualified as a Psychologist. She has experience of working within alcohol and drug rehabilitation centre’s, community welfare, pregnancy crisis, and has worked with children with learning disabilities and autism.
Kelly Winn: Secondary Counsellor, TTP Luton
Kelly joined TTP in August 2008 as a volunteer as she felt able to offer support and guidance based on her own personal journey in recovery. Kelly was part of the Sober Living Housing Team and as such has extensive experience in ‘Out of Hours Care’. She has moved forward in her career as a Secondary Counsellor. She has attended numerous Counselling Skills courses and has achieved her NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care, Kelly is currently working towards a diploma in Person Centred Counselling.
Terry Akusu: Recovery Coach, TTP Luton
Terry joined Withnell House in January 2012, after coming up through the ranks at TTP Luton as a volunteer, sober living house officer and support worker. Terry is responsible for overseeing and delivering the therapeutic program at Withnell House in Patient Detox Unit together with the rest of the team making sure the clients receive the best possible start on their road to recovery.
Carol Doyle: Senior Administrator, TTP Luton
Carol Doyle has been working at TTP since June 2009. She is responsible for helping the clients with their benefits amongst many other things. Carol is the first port of call for any telephone calls which come into the centre. “I thoroughly enjoy my role here and hope to be here for many years to come!”
Kim Soper: Administrator, TTP Luton
Kim started working for TTP in December 2011 as the assistant administrator. Kim has gained NVQ’s in catering working within the industry for several years. The majority of Kim’s work is done assisting clients with benefits and social issues outside the normal of a treatment programme.
Clifford Weekes: Client Liaison Officer, TTP Luton
Clifford has been with TTP Counselling since November 2010 progressing through catering duties and volunteering. He is now in the position of Client Liaison Officer. Clifford’s duties include overseeing the general well being of clients, supporting the treatment and housing team with client issues. Clifford is passionate about his role as his personal experience of treatment was enhanced by the support of volunteers and support staff.
Steve Bartlett: Maintenance Caretaker, TTP Luton
Steve joined TTP in 2008 after completing his treatment in June 2007. Steve had spent the previous 6 months volunteering at TTP Luton before taking on the full time position of Maintenance caretaker. His primary duties include looking after the all treatment accommodation and the TTP centres. Steve’s work can be varied from gardening, painting and decorating, plumbing and general housing repairs. TTP are currently supporting Steve with a opportunity of furthering his education by enabling him to complete a NVQ 6129 level two plumbing course.
Margy Hannaford: Centre Manager, TTP Wirral
Margy started working for TTP in March 2009. She has a diverse background in retail management, drugs and alcohol. Margy had worked as a community Drug & Alcohol Worker up to Management level. She was also a foster carer and had been for many years. Margy had experienced addiction within her own family and had a passion to help both those in addiction and their families.
Margy has a good knowledge of treatment provision in the Wirral and its local community. This has enabled her to identify the needs of the clients, their families and so help push TTP to the forefront of Recovery on the Wirral.
“There is no better feeling than seeing people from my community getting into recovery.“
John Green: Recovery Coach, TTP Wirral
John came to work for the TTP early 2011 after working predominantly with the homeless in Liverpool initially as a drug and alcohol support worker, GP liaison and then as a training coordinator. After 6 years working with the homeless he felt it was time for a change and joined the TTP team in Wirral as a recovery coach.
Joanne Finch: Administrator, TTP Wirral
Joanne Finch has worked for TTP Wirral for a year, she was given a full-time contract in July 2009 after finishing her placement here as she was a fixer for the Social Partnership were she gained the following qualifications Health and social care level 3, NCFE level 2 Drug Awareness and have completed my Advice and Guidance NVQ 2. She deals with all Administration, social and housing issues for the clients. She looks forward to helping a lot more people on the Wirral into recovery.
Colette McLavey: Recovery Coach, TTP Wirral
Colette McLavey came into treatment in March 2009 she was the first graduate to complete 6 months at TTP Wirral. She was asked to stay on as a volunteer and has now been here for 11 months. She has now completed her NCFE level 2 Drug Awareness, and Health and Social level 3. She is now being trained in group work as a recovery coach.
Cate Webb: Administrator, TTP Sefton
Cate joined TTP in October 2010 after working with adults with profound learning disabilities and also complex mental health needs. Cate also has a background in administration and also working within the benefits and welfare system. Cate has an NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care and also completed a common foundation year specialising in learning disabilities. Currently Cate is studying Counselling and is due to begin a Diploma in Counselling in September; also Cate is due to do a weekend course in EFT focussing on addictions. Although Cate is currently the receptionist at TTP she also gets involved in groups and her aim is to work higher within TTP as Cate does have a strong interest in clients and their recovery paths. Cate is excited to be a part of TTP and is excited about growing within the service.
Paddy Smith: Team Leader, TTP Sefton
Paddy joined TTP in November 2010 after working as a treatment mentor for the Single Point of Assessment, as well as a mentor in St Helens. Paddy’s educational history includes Drug and Alcohol Awareness and Its Applications Level 2, Treatment Mentor Training Level 2, as well as his Person-centred training. Paddy has a passion and love for helping people to discover their recovery journeys, and is a keen promoter of individuals making positive choices in their lives. Since joining TTP, Paddy feels that his role as a Recovery Coach has helped him to develop personally and professionally, and it gives him a real enjoyment of the job that he does. Recently, in partnership with CRI Southport, Paddy has begun to develop both low intensity and abstinent groups for service users in Southport, as everyone should have the opportunity to access a recovery model that will enable them to make positive changes in their recovery journey. He has recently been promoted to team leader and he has now developed a structured week of group work, activities, and will also offer one to one support as well as preparing clients for detox and rehab. This has happened with the support of past and present team members and managers and we are confident that TTP can offer structured and positive interventions in the community.
Tony Deaville: Recovery Coach, TTP Sefton
Having been through treatment at TTP Wirral for a period of 6 months, Tony was asked to stay on as a volunteer and spent 2 years volunteering there, as well as for a drug service in the NHS. Tony became a full-time member of staff at Sefton TTP in November 2011 and is the newest addition to the team. Tony has gained various qualifications including Safer Injecting, Health and Social Care Level 3, Vulnerable Adult Training, and Blood Born Viruses, as well as many more. Tony really understands the challenges that people are faced with in recovery and really enjoys being able to help people to make positive movement.
Steven Fox: Recovery Coach, TTP Sefton
Steven joined TTP in May 2012 as a recovery coach after working as a treatment mentor for 2 years. Steven was an active member of his local Service User Forum for over 5 years, and his involvement enabled him to understand the treatment system and how it works. Being involved in Sefton’s Systems for Change pilot changed Steven’s life after being stuck in treatment for many years. Having achieved his recovery in his local community, he has a real passion for building visible recovery in Sefton.
Anthony O'Donoghue: Maintenance Caretaker, TTP (North)
Anthony deals with the maintenance for the centres, in the North of England. He has worked for TTP since September 2011. Anthony is qualified bricklayer. He has 30 years experience in the building trade, which covers all aspects of the building trade and property maintenance, including carpentry, electrics, plumbing, plastering, tiling and he also deals with external contractors.
Edward Neequaye: Centre Manger, TTP Lewisham REC
Edward Neequaye joined TTP in June 2012 as the Centre Manager, Edwards experience stretched back more than 20 years in the Drug and alcohol field with almost half of these years in management roles in Structured Day Programmes, Residential Rehabilitation Centres as well as managing drug treatment project in HMP Pentonville in North and HMP Wormwood Scrubs in West London.
Edward also has a wealth of therapeutic and academic experience and obtained his Master’s Degree from Southampton University in 2004. His passion and enthusiasm for working with the drug and alcohol arena stems from his childhood experience of growing up in Glasgow and witnessing the negative effects drugs and alcohols had on his local community.
Having committed himself to the on-going development of a wide range of treatment services throughout the country, Edward is especially pleased with the current emphasis and focus now being placed on ‘Recovery’ and strongly believes that by joining TTP he can continue to have a measurable impact upon the lives of individuals throughout the borough of Lewisham and beyond.
Hannah Galvin: Counsellor, TTP Lewisham REC
Hannah Galvin joined TTP in April 2012 with the development of the Lewisham REC service. Clinical experience in the NHS and community based agencies ignited a specific interest in the field of substance misuse. Hannah is a full member of the BACP (British Association for Counselors and Psychotherapists) and has completed a postgraduate training in psychodynamic counselling at the University of Reading.
Hannah is looking forward to applying herself to TTP’s most recent venture and plans to continue her professional development through integration between her interest in psychodynamic theory with the particular field of addiction and its contributions from other modalities.
Zoe Parrott: Recovery Coach, TTP Lewisham REC
Zoe Parrot has been a Recovery Coach with TTP Lewisham REC since it began in April 2012, and has played a part in developing it from its early development. Zoe recently received my PgDip in Addiction Psychology and Counselling, and prior to that completed her undergraduate degree in Criminology. Previous to this post with TTP, Zoe was a volunteer for a drug and alcohol charity in Surrey for 18 months, where she learnt a lot of the skills which are used at The REC on a daily basis. In her role as a Recovery Coach Zoe facilitate groups, see clients for 1 to 1s as well as run our daily drop in. Zoe states that she loves working at the REC where the atmosphere is great – which is something that our clients really value.
Helena Cookman: Recovery Coach, TTP Lewisham REC
Helena Cookman has been working with TTP since July 2012 as a Recovery Coach. Before working for TTP, Helena worked as key-worker for The Club Drug Clinic at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital working with individuals addicted to substances such as Methamphetamine, Ketamine and Mephadrone. Helena’s role with TTP, amongst many other things involves facilitating groups, 1:1’s, running drop-in’s, recovery support, assisting support workers and volunteers and liaising with others partner services.
Shruti Sharma: Administrator, TTP Lewisham REC
Shruti Sharma joined TTP Lewisham REC on August 2012 as the centre administrator, she is responsible for all project administrative activities for the REC, welcoming clients, answering phone, maintaining filing system etc... Prior to joining TTP Shruti worked with a couple of firms in London and has a vast amount experienced in Human Resources, working as HR generalist, handled HR outsourcing project etc. Shruti completed her bachelors of Business Administration in India 2001.
Tineka Meade: Support Worker, TTP Lewisham REC
Tineka Meade joined TTP Lewisham REC on July 2012 as a volunteer administrator, welcoming clients into the REC also answering telephone call as well as maintaining filing system. Before Tineka joined TTP she had worked as a concierge/ receptionist at a young offender institute. Tineka has competed various courses to help her move up to being a support worker as in October 2012 Tineka has been working as a support worker at the REC where she has been organizing evening activities for our clients she also helps to provide lunch at the REC each evening.