The Oasis Recovery Bradford team
Oasis Bradford detox clinic has a passionate and committed team of experienced addiction treatment nurses, key workers and recovery support workers; many of whom have overcome their own struggles with addiction. This provides us with a unique insight and understanding of addiction, the common causes, and how to overcome them successfully. Our professional clinical team combine their personal experience, training and qualifications to re-inspire our clients, give them hope and set them achievable goals to help move them away from addiction and towards recovery. Clients benefit from a warm and compassionate environment, that is completely non-judgemental.
Furthermore, we wholeheartedly support our clients through their entire recovery journey with us; assisting them as they transition from active addiction, through detox and supporting them back into successful clean and sober community living.
Here is the Oasis Bradford team:
Tom’s previous roles have included working in a supported accommodation environment and also as a Team Leader in a Tier-3 structured day care centre. Tom is a qualified NLP practitioner and has NVQ’s in Health & Social Care, Team Leading and Management as well as certificates in Counselling. He is currently pursuing further studies in Management and aims to develop his practice further through additional studies in Dual Diagnosis.
Sarah has been working in the Substance Misuse Field for over four years. Sarah started working for Oasis Recovery in December 2013 and has worked her way up from Support Worker to Recovery Coach.
Sarah qualified as a Social Worker in July 2013 which involved different placement experience including; a Learning Mentor in a Primary School, a Mental Health Support Worker in a Mental Health Hostel and a Support Worker for a Community Drug and Alcohol Team.
Sarah has also completed her ASYE in regards to her Social Work Qualification and Person Centred Counselling Training.
Cecilia has been a Registered Mental Health Nurse BSc since 2004. Previously, Cecilia worked in the same NHS Trust in London for approximately 12 years. She Obtained a PGCert in Dual Diagnosis in 2007; promoted to Deputy Ward Manager in an Acute Ward and remained in that role for six years.
She joined the Crisis Team (CRHTT) in 2013; worked in Bed Management Team whilst in CRHTT. She joined Oasis in in February 2018. Cecilia’s desire is to develop her skills and knowledge in the treatment of client with substance misuse.
Jennifer has been a registered general nurse for 19 years. She previously did geriatric nursing so has lots of experience in caring for others. Jennifer joined us in June 2018 and is gaining more experience every day in the Substance Misuse Field.
Richard joined our centre in 2021 as a qualified Person-Centred Counsellor who has had over four years’ experience counselling in addiction recovery settings. He has had seven years’ experience in a broad range of psychological wellbeing practices.
Richard has a master’s degree in ‘Interdisciplinary Psychology’, a bachelor’s degree in ‘Counselling and Psychology in Community Settings’ and a Diploma in ‘Person-Centred Counselling’.
Richard has Dyslexia and Dyspraxia as well as having caring responsibilities for his mothers from a young age, he is no stranger to care settings and is motivated by a heart to help people who are suffering.
Carol has worked for Oasis for 2 1/2 years as a support worker, she has an NVQ in Health and Social Care as well as an NVQ in Working with Children and Young People. Her previous roles include working with different charities as a Befriender to young carers, supporting and encouraging the young carer to build their confidence and self-esteem.
She feels her training combined with her own life experiences as a parent and grandparent equips her with the necessary tools and skills.
Katie has come from supporting addiction in her family. Katie is not from an addiction background herself but has a passion to work in substance misuse after supporting family and helping to raise a family members children. Katie came to oasis as a volunteer before becoming a support worker. Katie has since then been given the opportunity to complete an NVQ level 3 in Health and Social Care which she is currently working towards.
Claire started working at Oasis Bradford in September 2019 taking the role of the Housekeeper at our centre. Once an opportunity occurred for her within the centre to do some voluntary work to become a Support Worker, she completed 6 months of training and then started a part-time role where she learned and gained skills within this new role.
Claire is now now a full-time Support Worker which she shares that she enjoys so much and is looking forward to continuing to give people the support they need.