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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.
Emi Kole is a Counsellor at Liberty House Clinic Ltd. Liberty Clinic is a Rehabilitation clinic that helps people who are facing the challenges of addiction to get the life back that addiction stole, and to full life to the maximum and reach their full potential in life. Emi kole started working at Liberty Clinic on the 1st of November 2017.
Emi has worked in the drug and Alcohol field for the past 10years, supporting people on their journey of addiction to Journey of recovery and the role has been challenging at times but very rewarding because listening to people and supporting these individuals facing these challenges has been the most rewarding part of the role, because many are able to get their lives back and enjoy life to the fullest and reach out and live their dreams.
Addiction takes away everything the individual stands for as a person and leave the individual with absolutely nothing, and to be able to face this giant of addiction and defeat it takes determination and courage and pain, but the end result is glorious. The transitional period can be the most challenging part because the individual feels they are in the middle of two worlds and they don’t even know where they belong but once they can cross to the other side the see true person and identity of who they really are ,and the other side can bring all a lot of issues that has been buried underneath the surface and this is where good and sound therapy comes in to help the individual to face these issues and at times traumas of the past and feel the freedom and liberation that comes with abstinence from addiction.
Emi Kole worked in the fashion industry for some years, but got to the point where he wanted to discover more about the real person about from all the glamour and glitters, it was at this point that Emi decide to train as a counsellor, first started with the introduction to counselling, then certificate in counselling and advance certificate, then Advance diploma in counselling and a specialist course in Counselling.
Emi is very passionate about life and feels the way to true freedom is to be one’s true self and live life to the fullest, the discovery of one’s true identity and discovering one’s dreams is the realness and to be comfortable in one self, and this is part of Emi’s values and principles in life and also positivity and nurturing the mind is the way forward in life.
The mind is the most powerful tool that we have and constantly we have to take good care to life and a sound mind and powerful mind helps us as humans to bring out the best in us and give the best to people.
Also one of Emis’ core beliefs is love, which is the greatest gift in life and loving one’s self not in a selfish way but in a healthy way is the journey to discovery and wholeness.
Sarah is a native of Luton, and has been working within the industry of drugs and alcohol for 12 years. Sarah spent eight of those years working with clients who had complex needs or dual diagnosis and liaising with other services within Luton. In 2012 Sarah gained her FDAP (Federation of drug and alcohol practitioners) qualification.
In 2012 Sarah began her training as a psychotherapist and in 2013 started her counselling placements, one was working with young people and the other was with an agency that supported those with or affected by HIV/AIDS. This was alongside her job working in an alcohol agency. In 2015 she graduated with a post graduate Diploma in Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling.
In that same year Sarah also became a service manager for a Tier 2 Drug and Alcohol service that covered the area of Buckinghamshire. In 2016 Sarah decided to focus on practising as a psychotherapist working with young people, in schools and in the community; and working with people affected by sexual trauma across Bedfordshire. In 2017 Sarah joined Liberty House team as a counsellor.
Stephen has been working at Liberty house clinic since the end of March 2017. He originally joined the team as a support worker while he completed his post- graduate diploma, in which he specialised as an addiction therapist. Since he has qualified, he has become an integral member of the LHC therapy team. Stephen is now completing his MSc in addiction psychology and counselling from London South Bank University.
Stephen is also in recovery from drug addiction himself and to date has over five years of abstinence. He has first- hand experience of the struggles, facing people with addiction and what is required for a person to free themselves from the shackles that addiction places not only on the suffering individual, but also on the family and loved ones close to the person concerned.
Stephen has experience of many different forms of therapeutic approaches used to treat both chemical dependence and process addictions. Stephen decided to pursue a career in the field of addiction firstly, due to his personal experience but also as he is acutely aware of the social stigma associated with addiction related problems and how these stigma’s only serves to keep the people concerned stuck and marginalised rather that helped and supported as they try and battle their demons.
While the field of addiction is a very challenging environment to work in. Stephen feels a great sense of achievement and enjoyment to see a person leave a treatment centre ready to embark on a new life which will be a voyage of self- discovery without the need for harmful substances or self-destructive behaviours.
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.
Jennet started has been a full-time key worker at Liberty House Clinic Ltd since May 2017. She has a varied and wide range of experience and is qualified in mentoring and health & safety. Jennet is also qualified in Reiki, as well as in specialised massage and relaxation techniques.
Jennet has a passion for helping others and provides emotional support when a client needs to talk about how they are feeling or any concerns or worries which may arise as every individual’s recovery journey will have good and bad days. She helps to ensure that any questions or concerns are addressed so that the client can get the best from their treatment.
Jennet is able to put clients at ease especially during the initial few days when some clients may feel anxious in their new surroundings. She also supports the therapy team to aid her progression by co-facilitating step groups.
“Watching clients recover and move on to live an alcohol and drug-free life is a satisfying and rewarding part of my role in Liberty House.”
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 with 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.
Paul Baden has recently joined Liberty House Clinic as a support worker. He worked as a volunteer for the Oasis Partnership in Aylesbury and High Wycombe as a co-facilitator for groups. He also worked as a one to one counsellor over a period of eighteen months.
Prior to this he worked for ten years as a one to one counsellor and later as a clinical coordinator for Milton Keynes Mind, In this role he worked with people who suffered depression, anxiety, phobias, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and anything else that was presented.
He was asked by the Oasis Partnership to work for them as a volunteer after receiving a detox for alcohol abuse. He enjoyed working with addicts as he found that he could make a difference to them by helping them to change their mind set regarding addiction. He found that most addicts avoided the cause of their addiction which sometimes prevented them from moving out of their situation.
He joined the support team at Liberty House Clinic with the hope of helping clients through their recovery journey by supporting the counsellors in the recovery programs. Paul’s diversity of experience with both one to one and group work has proved to be an asset to Liberty House Clinic and the clients experience.
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.