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Michael Williams
Michael Williams

Senior Counsellor

As a Senior Counsellor at Liberty House Clinic, Michael’s role is to help clients with their problematic and chaotic life style by assessing behaviours. Once this has been faced, Michael is able to determine the reason why the client’s life is one of problematic using which more often results in hurting the ones who have done nothing but love them. When this is accomplished he is able to help individuals realise the solution to this often repetitive cycle of destruction and how to work on this in order to gain some normality.

Michael, from the age of 11 has lived the life of an addict, so he is fully aware of the effects of addiction through his own life experience. This addiction saw him spending his life either drinking, using substances, or in prison for funding the addiction. This is one of the key reasons why Michael has chosen to help others that have suffered the misery of addiction and the effect it has on their loved ones. One of the most positive aspects of his role is helping people that want change to be able to see their children’s smile, to feel positive about the future and to want to live life to their fullest potential.
After going through treatment Michael volunteered within the addiction field which led him to study addiction counselling. Michael completed a degree in Addictions Counselling at The University of Bath. He has accomplished himself as a respected member of the team. Michael has set a programme at Liberty House Clinic which is researched and has been proven to help those that want to be helped. This life changing programme is designed to re-direct energy away from the previously destructive way of life to a more positive and self-aware approach therefore healing the body and mind.

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Richard Kankam
Richard Kankam

Senior Support Worker

Richard is the senior support worker at Liberty House Clinic. His role is not only to support the clients but also to support his team with any queries they may have so that they can work to the best of their abilities. Richards’s role varies on a day to day basis but involves administering medication to the clients as required in accordance with company policy.

Richard has a vast amount of experience within the industry; one key aspect is interacting, communicating and building a good relationship with clients in a way that promotes dignity and respect. Richard offers support to the clients in fulfilling their goals within their recovery plan. He is able to provide emotional support by talking to clients and listening to their problems and concerns. Richard ensures that all support workers perform their duties in accordance with the company’s policies and procedures as well as all administrative tasks associated with their role.
As an ex- problem drinker/user Richard has been admitted to drug and alcohol treatment centres during his recovery. This is one of the reasons why he wanted to help and pass on his experience to other sufferers of this debilitating illness and found that working in this industry would be the best opportunity to provide the help, resources and information that can help clients receive the services they need to improve their quality of life.
This role has helped Richard develop as a person and expand his knowledge and experience as a result of the structured training programmes, coaching, supervision, support and ongoing range of development opportunities provided by the company. Richards experience within the industry started with volunteering and later on working as Peer Mentor, Support Worker, Group Facilitator, and a Sober Living Assistant.
Richards is currently working through the industry standard care certification and has completed training in areas such as, first Aid, Food and Hygiene, SOVA, Equality and Diversity, Health and Safety, Boundaries and Administering of Medication. Richards aim is to bring happiness and joy into the lives of vulnerable people and help them achieve their potential.

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Alison Hipwell
Alison Hipwell

Support Worker

Alison is a support worker at Liberty House Clinic; she supports clients with the day to day tasks that have been set for their recovery. This includes answering any questions or concerns or referring the client in the right direction. Alison is there to listen to clients when they need to talk whilst supporting them through and after their detox period. Alison is keen to motivate clients to interact with others in the group so that they do not feel isolated or alone through their programme.

Alison uses her own experience in addiction to give the clients a positive outlook toward rehabilitation. She ensures that the clients are in a safe and healthy environment and always looks at positive ways of working.
Alison is in recovery; during her treatment she spent 6 months in a treatment centre in order to help her start her recovery journey. On completion of her treatment she took up a volunteering role within a local treatment centre which then developed into a position as a support worker. Alison has been in the treatment industry for 2 years she is developing her skills and using her personal experience to help clients overcome some of the fears, negativity and loneliness they may feel when they initially enter into a treatment programme.
She has total empathy and understands how daunting it is and how overwhelming it can be. She is very passionate about giving back the help and support she received herself and to help clients achieve the happiness and gratitude she has now found.
Alison finds her role rewarding and feels that working in a challenging environment will make her stronger and build her knowledge as a support worker. Alison finds the achievements of some of the clients she has worked with so far inspiring and looks forward to her continual growth within the support industry.

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Rod Du Rand
Rod Du Rand

Support Worker

Rod is a support worker at Liberty House Clinic he has a keen interest in helping those that want to help themselves achieve their life goals. Rod’s experience with Drug and Alcohol rehab is a personal journey gained by supporting a number of friends that have been through a rehab programme. Liberty House Clinic has given Rod first-hand experience within the substance abuse environment.

Rod has a calm and caring persona and is able to build trust with our vulnerable client group which in turn helps the client get the most out of their treatment. Rod understands how difficult it can be for clients to relax and let go of stress which is one of the reasons he enjoys the start of day at Liberty House Clinic which begins with group meditation. This time of calm sets the day for the clients ready to go into their first process group. Rod is often involved in the clients’ admission when they arrive at Liberty House, this involves making the client feel at ease, completing any paperwork and introducing them to the team. Rod is great at motivating people to continue with their change in lifestyle and engages with clients who may initially find it difficult to open up and settle into their new recovery environment. Rod believes that our treatment programme enables clients to empower themselves to break free from the harmful effects of addiction.
One of the most positive aspects of his role is seeing the change in someone’s outlook on life and giving the client the tools they need to lead a positive and productive life after treatment. Rod had spent the majority of his career within the IT field but is currently studying Counselling and Hypnotherapy so that he can progress his career within the industry as a counsellor and hypnotherapist.

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Emma Price
Emma Price

Support Work

Emma is a support worker at Liberty House Clinic. She has a passion for helping people who suffer with addiction. She is able to support clients through what may be a very anxious and emotional time because of her personal experience of attending rehabs through her recovery journey. Emma continues to attend fellowships meetings and has a very strong understanding of the challenges that are faced when trying to maintain abstinence. Emma through her own experience is passionate about her belief that the cycle of addiction can be broken for those who wish to break free from this illness.

Emma is hardworking, dedicated and always strives to deliver a great client experience. She enjoys challenges and is able to adapt to individual client needs. As a support worker Emma enjoys the variety of responsibilities that she is able to perform such as assisting the therapeutic team to carry out accurate, complete and timely care planning. One of the most positive aspects of her role is helping clients go through their programme and supporting them through the start of their new way of life. Emma is experienced in handling challenging behaviours and helping clients talk through the ups and downs that they may go through on a daily basis. Emma shows empathy and a non-judgemental attitude at all times and is always available to help whether it is accompanying a client to an appointment or during a planned outing.
Emma is working through the industry standard care certificate and is looking to further her study within the addiction field. She feels very fortunate working alongside professionals within the industry who share the same passion for recovery. Emma finds her role rewarding as she uses her experience to help give others the strength and confidence to continue with their long term work towards sobriety.

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Florence Ndoping
Florence Ndoping

Support Worker

Florence is a support worker at Liberty House Clinic. Her role is to support and encourage clients live a life which is a complete opposite from their previous lifestyle. Her main responsibilities at Liberty House Clinic are to administer medication, admissions, ensure clients behave accordingly with respect to the companies’ policies and procedures.

Florence is a graduate with an MSc. in Public Health and Health Promotion which has given her an in-depth knowledge of substance misuse and the right interventions which are evidenced based and is used to help people. This includes motivational interviewing and psychosocial interventions.

Florence just recently joined Liberty House after working for a couple of years with Turning Point UK, one of the most renowned addiction organisations in the UK. A combination of her previous experience, knowledge from her degree and supportive colleagues/ management has given her utmost confidence and skills to be able to help clients through their recovery journey. She is very open to learning different new approaches to recovery. Florence is also sympathetic and caring to clients.The most fulfilling aspect of this role is to see clients achieve the main goal of the recovery plan- SOBRIETY! So much so that the clients turn their lives around in a positive way and stay that way.

In future, Florence would very much like to progress in this field by conducting research and seeing other methods that work to help people out with addiction. She believes Liberty House Clinic has got the right treatment programme that influences clients a great deal.

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Bina Pithava
Bina Pithava

HR and Operational Support

Bina has over 14 years of people management experience within the retail sector. She has gained a vast amount of experience with managing client expectations through the team. She joined Liberty House Clinic after spending a year in the industry and felt that she would like to put her energies into helping people.

Bina works closely alongside the registered manager to ensure that all aspects of administration, training and operational tasks are completed. One of her gratifying moments is when she sees clients successfully complete their treatment programme and start to rebuild relationships with their families and friends.
A number of colleagues have been though addiction and seeing them develop to be able to support others through their recovery is one area that she finds very rewarding. Bina has gained a greater understanding of what is involved in setting up a new rehab centre and recruiting a team that are qualified and experienced to deliver a programme that will help our clients get the best out of their treatment with us.
Binas’ aim is ensure that the team have all the tools and knowledge they need to deliver an exceptional experience to all our clients. This includes making sure colleague training is completed and up to date and that the team receive regular one to ones as well as development opportunities.
Bina would also like to develop herself in areas such as CBT, NLP and life coaching so that she can have a more hands on approach to helping clients through their recovery journey. Bina is inspired by the commitment and dedication both the team and clients have towards recovery and would like to get more involved in client work to diversify her skills.

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