Rosie started her career as a volunteer counsellor, working for the mental health organisation MIND. Having benefited from the 12 step model of addiction herself her goal was to complete training to enhance her knowledge of addiction.
After completing her Diploma in counselling at Birkbeck University in London she undertook a 3-year MSc in addiction psychology and counselling at London South-bank University.
Post qualification she started working as a counsellor, Snr counsellor and then became the centre manager for TTP Communities in Luton, which was a quasi-residential rehabilitation centre.Rosie was to remain with TTP for 8 years until its closure in 2015.
She then went on to gain employment with the NHS in Luton as Clinical Lead at Reconnect which offered community-based support for all those affected from addictions, including families.
Rosie was with Reconnect for 2 years; however, her commitment to the 12 step model of recovery from addictions led her back to working in Residential Rehab.
Pablo has been working within the drug and alcohol rehabilitation industry for 13 years covering a range of roles such as a counsellor, music therapist, behavioural therapist, and family therapist.
Pablo completed his bachelors’ degree in Psychology and a master’s in Music Therapy And Behavioural Therapy. He also completed a post-graduate qualification in Family Therapy as well as a certificate in Psychodrama.
He has a passion for this industry because of his own first-hand experience in substance misuse and seeing the effects of addiction in a close relative. Pablo uses many different therapeutic approaches, such as motivational interviewing and solution focussed therapy, to support a client through their recovery journey.
Pablo finds positive client outcomes as a great motivator because it is evidence that when a client is ready to make a change then with the right support and tools they can achieve their recovery milestones. He identifies with the holistic approach offered at Liberty House Clinic Ltd because long-term recovery also includes taking care of your mind as well as your body. We offer meditation, sound and yoga therapy as these are just as important as one-to-one/group sessions.
Pablo also believes that the strength of the therapeutic programme in Liberty House Clinic Ltd is the team and the group work. Peers and staff working together play an equal part in a client’s recovery.
Julie completed her qualifications in criminal and forensic psychology whilst working voluntarily at a women’s refuge delivering a therapeutic programme and analysing the refuges’ yearly performance for funders.
Julie completed her research in the field of interpersonal violence and incorporated a community group into the analysis evaluating this for Central Bedfordshire. Julie additionally won an outstanding student award for her results and support of others and the Steel Trust Bursary for academic results and potential under trying circumstances. Julie also worked with individuals striving to remain abstinent from alcohol for 18 months and assisted in a community exposure plan with local health services.
She has delivered a presentation at a drug and alcohol BBV conference and took two research assistant roles at the university into sexual abuse and victimisation and male rape myth whilst studying.
Julie has also worked in secure mental health care and worked for two Consultant Psychiatrists at St Andrews Healthcare in the women’s DBT and mixed mental health wards assisting with mental health CPA and Tribunal reports. She was also aiding the psychology department with the compilation of risk assessments and was part of the MDT.
Julie then went onto work in the community with LAC as a therapeutic assistant before being promoted to therapeutic lead and has been working with adolescents with gender identification and body dysmorphia, emotional and behavioural problems, trauma, mental health and or developmental problems for the last two years. Julie is RAID accredited, has undergone training in CBT and DBT as part of her CPD and is a member of the BPS and Forensic Psychology Division.
Senior Support Worker
Steven is the Senior Support Worker at Liberty House Clinic. His role is not only to support the clients but also his team with any queries they may have so that they can work to the best of their abilities.
Steven’s role varies on a day-to-day basis but involves administering medication to the clients as required by company policy.
Steven 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. Steven offers support to the clients in fulfilling their goals within their recovery plan. He can provide emotional support by talking to clients and listening to their problems and concerns. Steven 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, Steven was admitted to drug and alcohol treatment centres during his recovery. He decided to continue helping others go through the same process as he once did. While working in the industry, Steven found he is able to provide the help, resources and information that can aid clients to receive the best support to improve their quality of life.
This role has helped him develop as a person and expand his knowledge and experience through the structured training programs (coaching, supervision, support) and the ongoing range of development opportunities provided by the company.
Steven has completed his Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care, Industry standard care certification, First Aid, Administration of Medication, and Motivational Interviewing and is currently working through his Level 5 Diploma Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care.
Steven aims to bring happiness and joy into the lives of vulnerable people and help them achieve their potential.
Senior Support Worker
Stephen is the senior support worker at liberty house clinic. He is an ex-client at liberty house and has 20 years of personal experience in addiction. Stephen joined Liberty House Clinic Ltd in November 2019.
Stephen realised he had to make some changes in his personal and work life, so he took inspiration from the counsellors and support staff whilst in treatment and realised he could help others in the way they helped him so he decided to pursue a career in health and social care within the addiction sector.
He has a great work ethic, is compassionate, reliable and wants to help make a change to people suffering in addiction. Stephen is currently studying for the Level 3 in health and social care to further support his knowledge and experience within this field.
Costas has been working at Liberty house clinic as a support worker. 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.
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 through 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 is qualified and experienced to deliver a programme that will help our clients get the best out of their treatment with us.
Binas’ aim is to 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.
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.