We offer a diverse list of services to assist with recovery, and are passionate about helping others

Liberty House Team

Jeanette Sweeney - Liberty House - Senior Therapist
Jeanette Sweeney
Senior Therapist

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 Chacholiades - Liberty House - Therapist
Costas Chacholiades

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.

Karla Barbu - Support Worker
Karla Barbu
Support Worker
Karla started working at Liberty House in August 2021. She completed an undergraduate degree in 2016 in Criminology and found herself particularly attracted to the psychological aspect of criminal behaviour. She then started studying Psychology at a Masters level and carried out researches on personality types, intelligence and emotions.
She enjoyed exploring intellectual functions, the biological basis of behaviour and the effects of impairments on the mind. Karla is now getting trained as a hypnotherapist and is also studying Level 5 in Psychotherapeutic Counselling. She believes that counselling changes lives and finds her jobs extremely rewarding. Karla enjoys meeting new people for different walks of life in her jobs is passionate about supporting clients achieve and live a sober and beautiful life.
Andrada Olarasu - Support Worker
Andrada Olarasu
Support Worker
Andrada worked for many years as a support worker for a Jewish charitable organisation that supported adults and young adults with learning disabilities and autism across the UK to live independent lives through supported living. Andrada supported these individuals with education, employment support and social activities. Andrada thoroughly enjoyed her role as it was very fulfilling to witness how individuals can reach their full potential and become their best, true selves with support and guidance. Andrada is very conscientious and wanted to further her knowledge as a support worker and learn more about addiction, she completed her level 2 in Health and Social care and level 2 in Counselling and is now looking to complete levels 3 and 4.
Andrada joined Liberty House in 2021 and finds working at Liberty House Clinic very rewarding, she enjoys supporting clients change their lives for the better by following the treatment program and finding their own strength and empowerment. Witnessing clients making these changes is extremely rewarding to Andrada, she loves working at Liberty House and is dedicated to her role. Andrada is a valued member of the team at Liberty House and looking forward to furthering her career.
Dawn Kitchen - Support Worker
Dawn Kitchen
Support Worker
Dawn started her career in the insurance field before moving across to the NHS and working on a short stay surgical ward. She then relocated to the US and worked as a nanny to three children aged three, six and one. On returning to the UK, Dawn went back to the NHS and worked on a medical ward prior to working in A&E, before moving across to a community mental health team.
Dawn moved to be nearer her family and changed jobs to work in a forensic mental health service, supporting patients with enduring mental health issues. From there she transferred into an eating disorder unit for children aged 8-18. After working with children for 18 months, Dawn decided to go back into adult care as she wanted to develop a better understanding of drug and alcohol rehabilitation, the recovery surrounding addiction, the process and therapeutic interventions.
Justyna Pawlus - Support Worker
Justyna Pawlus
Support Worker
Justyna moved from Poland to the United Kingdom in 2017 to study Psychology. She completed her Bachelor’s degree and started working at Liberty house clinic in order to gain vital experience with vulnerable adults. She has always wanted to work in the substance misuse field due to being raised by a parent who struggles with alcoholism. Justyna believes that her psychology background combined with personal understanding of addiction enables her to give our clients the comfort and support they need to recover. Justyna is very passionate about her work and finds her job extremely rewarding.
In the future Justyna plans to become a counsellor and help individuals on a deeper level. She is a kind and empathetic person and is always ready to go an extra mile for anyone in need.
Terry Browne - Liberty House - Maintenance
Terry Browne

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.

Syeda Khanom - Housekeeper
Syeda Khanom
My name is Syeda Tahmina Khanom and I am one of the housekeepers at Liberty House Clinic.
My initial interest in working for the clinic was, because of the opportunity to work for an organisation that helps those recovering from mental health issues, even if my role does not involve providing patients treatment, I can support them through my duties as a housekeeper. I work on the weekends and since starting the role I have enjoyed it. Reasons include, a nice work environment, colleagues are very supportive and friendly. I also find my job satisfying as I feel that I can contribute in some way, in the day to day running of the clinic as it is important to maintain a nice environment for the patients.