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About Help Me Stop

Help Me Stop is the UK’s most affordable, accessible, intensive Dayhab treatment centre. Delivering high quality addiction treatment at a significantly lower price than residential treatment.

Dayhab is able to provide thousands of people previously excluded from access with a solution to alcohol and drug problems.

Our Goals

The Help Me Stop Dayhab approach was developed with six main goals in mind:

  1. To make intensive treatment for addiction and alcohol and drug problems accessible to those who needs it.
  2. To provide intensive treatment that enables clients to continue their day-to-day lives while recovering from alcohol or drug problems and addiction.  
  3. To provide an integrative treatment approach consisting of 12-Step, cognitive behavioural and person-centred psychotherapy to bring about long-lasting change.
  4. To create a caring and compassionate experience in a comfortable, relaxing environment.
  5. To not only free our clients from addiction, but also to permanently change their unhelpful thoughts and behaviours.
  6. To support families and friends by giving them a better understanding of what their friend or relative is going through and  what they can do to help.

Our Team

Help Me Stop staff are qualified and experienced, and many have had their own personal experience of alcohol and drug problems

All our therapists and the majority of the people who work with us have been through their own experience of addiction and recovery. Our understanding of what the process involves from the point of view of the individual undergoing it, means we are better able to help our clients. And our personal histories makes us passionately committed to delivering a successful solution for you.

Our therapists are highly qualified with expertise in a range of recovery processes and programmes which include 12-Step, CBT, Psychodynamic Counselling, Motivational Enhancement and Person-Centred Therapies. They also have a depth of experience of working with clients one-to-one and facilitating group sessions.

If you have a problem with alcohol or drugs, or know someone who does, please get in touch for free, confidential advice.

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Chris Cordell FDAP
Chris Cordell FDAP
General Manager

With over 25 years in the field of addiction treatment, Chris brings a wealth of senior managerial experience to Help Me Stop. He's worked as a Hospital Director for one of Europe’s premier private, residential treatment facilities and as a front line worker and Area Manager for one of the UK's leading community alcohol, drug and mental health charities. Chris is a senior associate member of the Royal Society of Medicine, Certified International Recovery Specialist, and a member of the International Society of Addiction Medicine. Chris is also a former advisor, alongside the Director of Policy and Research (UK Drug Policy Commission) and the Head of Drug Strategy Unit Delivery Team at the Home Office, in contributing to the "Whole Person Recovery: A user-centered systems approach to problem drug use" - a National Investigation into UK Drug Policy.

Chris Love
Chris Love
Admissions Manager

Chris is responsible for overseeing all enquiries to Help Me Stop and managing the admission process. His personal experience of over 10 years in recovery and understanding of the need to support both the client and their family through the process of entering into treatment ensures that the experience is seamless and stress free as possible

Camilla Barrett
Camilla Barrett
Enquiries/Admissions Executive

Camilla has over 10 years of experience working with clients with a range of substance misuse problems. During this time, she has facilitated group sessions, provided one to one key work sessions as well as undertaking a range of assessments, designed care plans and sign posted people to appropriate treatment solutions. She holds a diploma in counselling and psychotherapy and is also qualified in group analytic psychotherapy. Like all Help Me Stop staff she has also had her own relationship with substances in the past so can bring a personal perspective to helping others.

Sammy Manzaroli FDAP
Sammy Manzaroli FDAP
Treatment Service Manager

Sammy is a certified psychotherapist with a diploma in addictions and has a wealth of addiction-based experience working with groups and individuals in both charitable, statutory and private addictions organisations for the past 20 years. Sammy is a huge advocate of 12 step recovery and has experience of utilising this process in his own day to day life for well over twenty years.

Lisa Kearney BACP
Lisa Kearney BACP
Senior Psychotherapist

A qualified psychotherapist specialising in addiction, Lisa gained her experience in both the private and public sector. She has an MSc degree in Addiction, Psychology and Counselling, and has experience in both 1:1 counselling as well as group therapy. Lisa also uses the 12-Step model of recovery drawing on client-specific therapeutic approaches.

Janet Waight BACP
Janet Waight BACP
Psychotherapist

After training as an addiction therapist, Janet has worked both in the public and private sector. She has experience of family work and supporting clients with challenging issues. Janet's counselling approach works in an integrative framework including; psychodynamic, humanistic, transpersonal, CBT, transactional analysis, and solution focused therapy.

Dave Hennessy BACP
Dave Hennessy BACP
Psychotherapist

Dave has worked in the addiction field for over 14 years and is a BACP qualified Gestalt therapist and draws on this and other approaches such as CBT, REBT and solution focused therapy in order to support the client in dealing with their past issues and achieving their future goals in life. As well as relapse prevention techniques from different approaches, Dave has a personal history and working knowledge of the 12 step programme, which he uses to support clients in both groups and one-to-one’s in remaining substance free

Charlene Taylor BABCP
Charlene Taylor BABCP
Psychotherapist

Charlene is an experienced BABCP registered transpersonal integrative counsellor with over 20 years’ experience working with vulnerable adults and young people presenting with issues including developmental trauma, PTSD symptoms, dependency issues – both process and substances, self-esteem issues, childhood abuse and work related stress. She ahs worked in NHS substance misuse specialist services – within prescribing team, community and detox units as well as private residential services.

Richard Turner MBACP
Richard Turner MBACP
Psychotherapist

Richard has been working in the field of drug and alcohol treatment since 2004. He has worked in a variety of community services ranging from prisons, to community day programmes, prescribing and residential treatment both in the UK and in Asia. He is MBACP registered and also holds a Diploma In Counselling & Facilitating Therapeutic Groups.

Ted Ferguson MBACP
Ted Ferguson MBACP
Psychotherapist

Ted is an Integrative Counsellor who draws upon theories, concepts, techniques and interventions from various therapy models. Counselling research plays a crucial part in his work with clients and he draw on valid, updated and recommended research material that guides which facilitates and informs his practice as a therapist. He is MBACP registered and has additional training in bereavement and eating disorders

Moira Jobson BACP
Moira Jobson BACP
Psychotherapist

Moira a qualified therapist and registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). She specialises in addiction in its many forms and has a deep insight into the issues that often lay beneath addictive thoughts and behaviours. She is also experienced at helping clients with: Stress and feeling overwhelmed, anxiety and fear, relationship issues, low self-esteem and co-dependency

Helen Daniels BACP
Helen Daniels BACP
Psychotherapist

Qualified as a therapeutic counsellor in 2007 (CPCAB), Helen went on to specialise in addiction and bereavement counselling. She's worked as an addiction counsellor for thirteen years integrating the 12-Step recovery model into both group work and 1-1 counselling.

Nicola Wilkins BACP
Nicola Wilkins BACP
Psychotherapist

Nicola is a person-centred therapist experienced in both group work and one-to-one sessions in a treatment centre environment. She specialises in addiction, domestic violence, narcissistic abuse and childhood trauma and has worked with adolescents using art therapy and play therapy along with metaphor and non-verbal therapy.

Param Singh
Param Singh
Recovery Coach

Param is a recovery coach specialising in tailor-made recovery programmes to suit individual clients with a person-centred approach. He is constantly adding to his knowledge of spiritual, physical, and mental health. His skill set includes motivational interviewing, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, active/reflective listening, problem-solving, advocacy work, and identifying destructive behaviour patterns.

Sally May BACP
Sally May BACP
Recovery Support Volunteer

Specialising in addiction and bereavement, Sally is qualified person-centered therapeutic counsellor. She has many years' experience of group work and one-to-one therapy both in 12-Step treatment centres and in private practice.

Talat Taj
Talat Taj
Clinical Administrator

Degree educated Talat is often the first point of contact for clients, families and professionals arriving or calling at Help Me Stop. Talat has a number of years of administration and office management experience from his time in Harley Street which has for generations, been home to some of the country’s most celebrated medical Consultants, among them the Queen’s Physician. Professional, intelligent and caring he also understands the impact of drugs and alcohol on individuals, friends and families from his own personal experience.

Neena Tailor
Neena Tailor
Head of Finance

An experienced CFO/Finance Director, Neena brings well-developed strategic planning skills and stakeholder engagement experience, as well as advanced financial modelling and analysis expertise. Her recent roles have demonstrated senior financial leadership, and strong commercial acumen.

Bianca Speedie
Bianca Speedie
Recovery Support Volunteer

Bianca is a Certified Recovery Coach specialising in bespoke programmes supporting clients on their journey of recovery. She is currently studying for a BSc degree in Psychology and Counselling and is a member of The British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Federation of Drug And Alcohol Professionals (FDAP. Bianca has first hand experience and knowledge of the 12 Step programme and is deeply committed to service within the recovery community.

Charlie Murphy
Charlie Murphy
Recovery Support Volunteer

With first-hand experience of successful 12-Step recovery, Charlie is well-placed to support other recovering alcoholics and addicts during their treatment programme. He's also currently studying for a counselling qualification at Richmond Adult College.

Paul Watmore BACP
Paul Watmore BACP
Clinical Supervisor

A qualified therapist with over a decade of experience in alcohol and drug addiction, Paul  has been clinically supervising therapist of all levels for seven years.  Having worked both in an inpatient and community setting,  Paul brings a wealth of knowledge in Dayhab treatment. Paul specialises in group dynamics, one-to-one therapy, trauma and 12-Step recovery.

Board Members

Tim Smith
Chief Executive Officer

Tim has extensive experience in the marketing, media and finance sectors. Tim has also served as a trustee on a number of drug and alcohol charities.

Martin Sherwood
Non-Executive Director

Martin has many years’ experience in fundraising, specialising in the Hospitality & Leisure Sectors. He is currently chairman of the four British Country Inns companies and Halcyon Hotels and Resorts plc, a major investor in Luxury Family Hotels which he helped launch 20 years ago.

Stephen Bradshaw
Chairman

Stephen has been involved in Behavioural Healthcare for the past 35 years. He started his own education company which was later the first to be bought by a PE group. Having been invited to join the main board at the Priory Group as a Director, he developed over 20 new services for adults and children, including care pathways through to adult services.