Founder / Chief Executive Officer
Eddie came up with the idea of ADAPT through her passion for helping others. Eddie's compassion and understanding for those with little support and nowhere to turn, and her own experience with relapse have made her realise the importance of places like ADAPT.
Since becoming a full time mother in 2016 she wanted to find a way to help others whilst also having the flexibility to spend time with her children, Jack and India. Through her hard work and commitment, ADAPT soon became a reality.
Matthew is a fully qualified specialist addictions counsellor, with a significant amount of experience working in a plethora of roles within the addiction treatment field. Having completed a BSc in Addictions Counselling at University of Bath, Matthew has up to date knowledge of addiction counselling and implements a variety of evidence-based treatments to support residents in their recovery. Matthew has clinical management experience, having managed a team of counsellors previously and will bring a wealth of knowledge to ADAPT.
Matthew has had his own personal experience of addiction, which has given him a hunger to offer the same love, compassion and support that was once offered to him, in a compassionate environment in which people can grow. The vision for ADAPT excited Matthew enough to prise him from his previous role and embark on this journey with Eddie and the trustees.
Following her own journey through addiction, Lucy has supported others affected with substance abuse for over ten years. Having gained an MSc in Addiction Psychology and an Advanced Diploma in Contemporary Psychotherapy, Lucy brings a wealth of knowledge around addiction and different approaches to address associated and underlying issues.
Kim Joins us with previous experience of working with people with complex needs within the homeless and addiction services who are at risk of or in the criminal justice system.
Kim is on her own journey of recovery from addiction and is passionate about helping others to do the same. She is currently training as a student counsellor alongside supporting clients at ADAPT and believes that ADAPT is a positive and supportive environment for addicts and their familiese looking to break free from the cycle of addiction.
Harry is a Director at Bonas MacFarlane, a leading educational consultancy firm based in London. He has spent the past ten years working as a tutor and helping families navigate their way through the UK educational system.
Harry witnessed Edwina's recovery and was inspired by her determination and resilience in battling her addiction. He is keen to help promote the charity and support his sister where best he can.
Becky is a chartered accountant working as a Group finance manager at Intralink, an international business development and innovation consultancy with a deep specialism in East Asia. She heads up the finance team that are based in East Asia and the UK.
Becky has seen first hand how ADAPT can help people through addiction and into recovery which not only benefits the client but also gives their loved ones a sense of peace and relief. She feels passionately about ADAPT and is excited to be part of it's future.
I am an experienced and dedicated acupuncturist and practitioner of complementary and alternative medicine. So far, I have been practising acupuncture and Chinese medicine for over a decade. I love empowering people to understand their bodies while discovering the joys of living a more healthy and sustainable lifestyle. I also take pride in being able to make my work as accessible as possible.
Christina started learning Yoga and meditation 30 years ago whilst studying Theraputic Bodywork. Over the years she has attended many retreats and trainings to develop her Yoga, Mindfulness and Craniosacral practice. Her main focus is to relax the nervous This helps her find a stillness and equilibrium in her life s to deepen the connections to compassion and the joys that life has to offer.
Eva is passionate about living a very healthy lifestyle and she takes a lot of pride in her diet and exercise plans. She loves running and taking part in any physical activity especially HIIT sessions and strength training.
Eva is now helping people in ADAPT to make them aware that fitness is more than just exercise. Fitness is personal growth and a key part to good mental health.
Jack started his journey in recovery at ADAPT in September 2021, when he came into the primary treatment programme after struggling with his cocaine and alcohol addiction for a number of years. At his time at ADAPT Jack took part in all of the therapy that got offered and found it very helpful towards his recovery. Jack finished his primary treatment in March 2022 and moved into a move on house where he chose to start to do a degree in Psychology and Counselling with Arden University to pursue his goal of been a therapist in the future. ADAPT have given Jack the opportunity to volunteer as part of the team to help develop key skills and learn off of the already qualified staff to help him achieve his goals.
Volunteer Support Worker
Having come through ADAPT, after previous attempts of treatment, Matt got clean through the programme in 2020. With his experience in addiction, he has joined onboard as a volunteer support worker. Matt is also currently studying the level two skills course that ADAPT offer.
Jenny has worked in addictions for over 20 years in various roles, such as drug worker, crack/cocaine specialist, clinical manager and nurse prescriber. She has found mindfulness personally life-changing, and devised the programme Mindfulness in Early Addiction Recovery (MEAR) to help people newly into recovery access it more easily. She has a PGCert in Addiction Psychology and Counselling, and gained a Distinction for the MSc in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapies.