Founder / Managing Director
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.
Operations Manager / Addictions Therapist
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.
Paul joins us with ten years of experience supporting people with a variety of support needs within the homelessness and addiction fields.
Paul’s personal addiction recovery journey has given him a desire to support others using a ‘person-centred’ approach which recognises and utilises each individuals’ personal strengths and abilities; aiming to foster a more collaborative method of support working.
Paul loves to see people in recovery reach their full potential and believes that ADAPT is an ideal environment for people to build solid foundations for their future. He is excited and grateful for the opportunity to be part of the ADAPT team!
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.
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.
As a complementary medicine therapist, I am able to access a wide variety of knowledge while providing a safe and nurturing atmosphere in which to heal.
I am experienced at treating a wide range of conditions. Unfortunately I cannot say which as the advertising standards authority won’t let me. If you would like to know, however, please get in touch.
I completed my bachelor’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine at Middlesex University, where I received a 1st class Honours. I have also received an award for excellence from the Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
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.
Yoga is a tried and tested way of learning to slow down and relax. It gives the clients a new way of managing stress and anxiety, allowing a sense of greater ease and well being to arise.
In the classes clients learn simple relaxation exercises, which they are then able to practice at home when needed. This enables clients to change their habitual pattern of response and learn to take more control of their own well being.
This is why she enjoys teaching yoga so much to pass on this vital way of being.
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.