Liberty House Team
Jeanette joined our team in 2021. She is a Psychologist and a Psychotherapist that has worked in mental health for almost 15 years, she started out training as a mentor for people with mental health issues for MIND, completed bereavement training with CRUSE, and also addiction training at CGL. She has been working primarily in addiction for 8 years. Jeanette has had personal experience with mental illness and addiction which enables her to have genuine empathy with individuals navigating through the same struggles.
Having been a private consultant for over 5 years Jeanette missed being part of a team, and really missed facilitating groups which is her passion. She is an experienced group facilitator and a firm believer in the power of the group, especially in recovery, being an addict is a very isolating lonely place and cannot be conquered alone. Therefore, Jeanette encourages all recovering addicts to become members of the fellowship (AA, CA, NA, GA) attending these groups is an opportunity to make new friendships with like minded people, it is a whole new community where everybody is alcohol and drug free, and they support each other in their recovery.
Jeanette is an extremely passionate therapist and dedicated to working with clients, she loves her job and is always willing to go the extra mile to provide support for her clients. She enjoys every aspect of her job but one of her favourite things is completing the discharge plans. Witnessing the clear difference between the broken fragile individuals that arrive at Liberty House Clinic to the stronger, more self-aware, sober and clean individuals at the end of their treatment is so rewarding. Jeanette feels privileged to be part of their journey as they start to live as opposed to just existing.
Costas had been working at Liberty house clinic as a support worker., and is now a therapist. He is an ex client who started volunteering and found the role of supporting clients very rewarding.
Costas is in recovery and believes that his experience as a client who has lived with addiction and alcoholism is a valuable tool that he can use to get through to another person who is still suffering from the effects of their addiction.
Costas has used the same 12 twelve-step program that is introduced to clients at liberty house clinic to stay clean and has used the tools that he learnt to gain long term abstinence. He believes that the therapeutic value of treatment i.e. group sessions and one to one counselling is paramount as they help to deal with underlying issues that need addressing in order to move forward.
Costas believes that liberty house clinic offers a comfortable and safe detox for drugs and alcohol and there is a lot of support for clients whilst going through this first step of their recovery journey. Costas had a very good experience as a client at Liberty House, the support of other peers who are in the same position proved invaluable as everyone was able to support each other. At Liberty House Clinic, we do also add fun group activities such as a quiz night or karaoke as we do believe that a balance of hard work and downtime are both important elements in treatment.
In Terry’s role as the Maintenance person at Liberty House Clinic Ltd he is responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of the clinic, including the garden and the car park. Terry takes a leading role supporting the centre manager with fire, as well as health and safety checks.
Terry has over 30 years of experience in building and maintenance work. He liaises with both staff and clients to make sure the clinic is kept to a good standard for the safety and well-being of anyone using our service, visiting our facilities or working in our building. Terry feels that by providing a safe and secure environment contributes towards a client’s recovery. This is achieved through building confidence with the client by showing that we can offer them a safe environment to stay in during their treatment. Terry believes that the work we do is a great stepping stone, as every milestone the client achieves will help them to move on to a better life.