Primrose Lodge Team
At Primrose Lodge, we believe the success of our treatment programmes is intrinsically tied to our staff. Therefore, we have invested quite a bit in recruiting and retaining some of the best professionals in the business. From therapists and counsellors to support staff, the Primrose Lodge team has the knowledge and experience to effectively treat each and every client. What’s more, many of our staff have undergone recovery of their own, giving them a unique perspective that enables them to understand what each of our clients is going through.
Patients successfully completing treatment programmes at Primrose Lodge are quick to give us positive feedback. This feedback lets us know we are succeeding in our mission to help addicts and their families fully recover. If you are looking for recovery for yourself or a loved one, we believe our professional staff and commitment to patients makes Primrose Lodge one of the best places for recovery.
Allow us to introduce a few key members of our staff:
Johnny joined UKAT as a support worker at Primrose Lodge in the summer of 2015. He has a passion for helping those with alcohol and substance misuse and has experience working with several other organisations such as local councils, churches and support agencies.
Johnny’s a university graduate from the Organisation and Management course at the Institut National of Commerce, Algiers University and has a First Class Honours Degree in Mathematics (BSC in Mathematics from the London Metropolitan University) which he achieved whilst in recovery. His NVQ 3 and his NVQ 5 (QCF Management in Adult Social Care) are from City and Guilds.
His work experience includes years in the Catering and Hospitality field, leadership positions in the Landscaping and Gardening field, as well as volunteer positions in Homeless Action in Barnet. His journey changed because Johnny suffered from addiction. He’s been sober for over 12 years and is now working to help those who are just starting their journey discover the right path to long-term recovery.
I am Lisa, the lead therapist at Primrose Lodge. I have an extensive background working in addiction. I came to Primrose Lodge to further my learning and manage a team of therapists.
I feel strongly about ensuring we deliver high quality therapy at Primrose Lodge.
I have recently graduated with National Counselling & Psychotherapy counselling and I am NCPS Accredited . I Have worked with Adolescent previously in a school setting as a counsellor. I have had many years of experience in care and hospitality that led me to counselling vocations.
Through a natural drive I am there for my clients and offer them the support they seek. I have joined Primrose Lodge rehabilitation centre to gain more experience working with addiction and recovery to expand on my career and practice in this field.
Kim is a qualified Therapist specialising in the Person-Centred Approach. During her studies, Kim spent her clinical placement working in the charity sector with substance misuse clients on a one to one basis.
During this time Kim worked with mental illness and trauma related to addiction. Kim continues to work in the charity sector alongside her private practice.
After graduating Kim went on to complete further study in Eating Disorders treatment at the National Centre for Eating Disorders and the study of ADHD in connection with substance misuse.
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Filemon joined Primrose June 2022. More…
Kim has been in recovery for over 8 years and has worked with people in early recovery for 7 years. She is passionate about helping those with addiction problems turn their lives around and consequently their families also.
For me, understanding that it's possible to live a life you would not even think was available.
My experience with being able to work as a team for the clients at primrose lodge following small conversations and realisations they have towards being clean and sober are small victories over life holding them back for a long duration of time.
Extremely passionate about the life change that recovery brings to someone, the clients and the transformations inspire, I am able to witness the growth.
I am in recovery myself and have been for the last 4 years, i completely identify with the hopeless, inadequate feeling that seems to be upon us when trying to become clean and sober.
My name is Dennis Dorighelo, I'm 48 years old, I was born in Brazil, I have an academic degree in Nutrition completed in 2000 by the Anhembi Morumbi University and a specialization in Food Hygiene by the University of Granada (Spain) in 2001. I have been working as a professional chef since 1995, working in different countries such as Brazil, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Australia and the United Kingdom, the latter chosen as a place to live with my family. I have been in the UK since 2017 due to a selection process at the YMCA, an institution dedicated to supporting young people in which I was the head chef in charge of the Guildford unit.
Since the Guildford unit was deactivated, I looked for an opportunity in a local company and coincidentally UKAT Worplesdon was recruiting a head chef and here I am, since February 2023, happy to do what I like the most and at the same time be part of a team with excellent professionals.More…