BSc 1988, MB Bch 1991, DRCOG 1994, FP Cert 1996.
Simone studied at The University of Wales College of Medicine, and developed an interest in treating addiction early on in her GP training. She was one of the first cohort to be awarded the RCGP Diploma in Substance Misuse. With extensive experience of substance misuse treatment, Simone tailors the detoxification programme to the specific needs of the individual with a view to getting them on the road to abstinence-based recovery. Simone has been a GP partner in nearby Shaftesbury for 22 years, and continues to combine general practice with her role as Clinical Lead for Action on Addiction.
MBBCh 1995, MRCPsych 2000, MSc 2004.
Cory has 15 years’ experience as an NHS Consultant Psychiatrist, including training and experience at the Bethlem and Maudsley Hospitals in London (1998 - 2004). He has specialist clinical and research experience in anxiety disorders (Clinic for Anxiety Disorders), substance misuse (National Addiction Centre) and schizophrenia & bipolar disorder (Institute of Psychiatry, London). He was previously Clinical Service Director of Adult Mental Health Services in West Hampshire, and currently works in a range of clinical roles spanning the NHS, the private and charity sectors in the South West of England.
Nicky joined Action on Addiction in January 2016 as Registered Manager at Clouds House. She qualified as a registered nurse in 1990 and, over the last 20 years, has held a number of senior management roles across a range of clinical settings including HMP Winchester and Broadmoor Hospital. Nicky's health and social care sector expertise includes addictions, mental health, criminal justice, and homelessness. Nicky oversees all Action on Addiction's treatment services, and is registered with the Care Quality Commission as the Nominated Individual for Clouds House.
Alex is a qualified nurse. She joined the nursing team at Clouds House in 2014 and was promoted to the role of Registered Manager in 2017. Alex has oversight of all aspects of nursing care at Clouds House including clients' detoxification and management of the medical centre. Alex has a background in holistic therapies.
Anya has worked for Action on Addiction for nine years and has lead responsibility for the treatment programme at Clouds House. She has an FdSc in Addictions Counselling from the University of Bath having successfully completed her degree at our Centre for Addiction Treatment Studies. Anya is a qualified counsellor and has continued her training in addiction psychology and counselling at postgraduate level whilst working for Action on Addiction.
Michael joined the counselling team at Clouds House in 2010 having completed his degree in Addictions Counselling at The Centre for Addiction Treatment Studies. Prior to taking up the role of Treatment Consultant on 2019, Michael was the lead practitioner at Clouds. As Treatment Consultant, Michael has responsibility for connecting with referrers and also with those seeking treatment for themselves or a family member.
Susie graduated in 2013 with a degree in Addictions Counselling, which she studied at our Centre for Addiction Treatment Studies. After graduating, Susie took up a role in the counselling team at Clouds House, before moving to the admissions team which she now leads. Susie also has a BA (Hons) in Psychology, and an MSc in Clinical Psychology. Prior to specialising in addictions, Susie led a project for homeless people with a dual diagnosis on behalf a homelessness charity in South Wales.
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