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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 non-residential 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 need 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
Operations Director

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.

Sammy Manzaroli Dip.Couns (Addictions)
Sammy Manzaroli Dip.Couns (Addictions)
Treatment Service Manager

Sammy is a psychotherapist with a specialism in addiction therapy and has a wealth of experience which includes working as a therapist, facilitating groups and working on a one to one basis with clients in charitable, statutory and private sector organisations over the past 20 years. He has also been a registered manager for a number of residential treatment centres and set up a charity to support people with addictions through the use of art, music and drama. 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.

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

Param Singh Sahni
Param Singh Sahni
Admissions & Marketing Executive

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.

Talat Taj
Talat Taj
Administrative Manager & HR

Talat is often the first point of contact for clients, families and professionals arriving or calling Help Me Stop. Talat has a number of years of administration and office management experience from his time in Harley Street. As the clinic's Administrative Manager, he ensures our office procedures run smoothly. Among this, Talat is professional, intelligent and caring as he also understands the impact of drugs and alcohol on individuals.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

Tony Brooks
Tony Brooks
Psychotherapist

Tony is a qualified person-centred counsellor with a BSc Honours in Addiction Counselling, Minister and Mindfulness Practitioner. He has a specialism as a Chemsex Worker and regularly runs national training both for the Metropolitan Police and Pharmacists. Tony has a full working knowledge of the 12 steps and is proponent in this model of recovery.

Debbie Brown BACP
Debbie Brown BACP
Psychotherapist

Debbie is an integrative counsellor with over 10 years experience of helping clients understand and move past their obstacles and make positive changes in their lives. She strongly believes that a person's history should not define who they are. Each person deserves every possible chance in life and is passionate about helping people create such chances and thrive as a result.

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.

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.

Paul Huntingford
Paul Huntingford
Recovery Support Volunteer

Paul is a qualified Integrative Counsellor and completed additional training in NLP and Motivational Interviewing. He has worked in a number of mental health and care settings and has over a decade of personal 12 Step experience. In his day to day work, Paul is independent Fitness Trainer, coaching clients to achieve their goals and full potentials, both physically and mentally. With this combination of skills and experience it allows Paul to deliver a holistic approach to recovery. He is passionate about working with others to help motivate and improve their lives.

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 small company fund-raising and investor relations. He has extensive board experience across a wide spectrum of sectors, including Renewable Energy, Leisure, Healthcare and Media and is currently Chairman of Halcyon Hotels and PushFar, the career progression and mentoring business.

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.