What Qualities Makes This Successful?

What to look for in a therapist?

If you realise there are problems that you can't solve on your own, it can feel daunting and choosing who to turn to for help is difficult. Our team of therapists have over 16 years' of experience working with addiction and related mental health concerns. To guarantee you the highest level of care, our therapy team:

Are all qualified to a Masters level minimum

Are registered members of a professional therapeutic body (FDAP/BACP/UKRCP)

Have undergone extensive training in the specific methods of therapy they work with and offer

Are required to and engage in regular professional supervision

Undertake on going CPD/training

We know that for our clients establishing a rapport with their therapist is important. Feeling confident that their therapist will be able to support them is essential. The relationship between therapist and client is key in both sustaining recovery and understanding the causes and processes behind the addiction. Our methodology is founded on connecting with people, on understanding what is going on for them. Our team is professional, patient and insightful, working with empathy and warmth.

What's New?

Trauma Reduction Programme

The next programme begins 28th-30th July.
Please read here for more details.

Trauma Survivors Aftercare Support Group

For clients who have completed the Trauma Workshop

Tuesday evening 6.30pm-8.00pm

Contact Us for more details

Support Group for worried parents

Do you have concerns about someone in your family? Contact us to find out about our friendly support group which meets each week.

Corporate Awareness Seminar

How is addictive behaviour affecting your organisation?
Please read here for more details.


A Few Words About us

Tricia Heyland
Tricia Heyland
FDAP accredited and registered UKRCP counsellor/psychotherapist

I am an independent health practitioner working in private practice, specialising in eating disorders, co-dependency and trauma reduction.

Mental Health Care industry
January 2002 – Present
(10 years 3 months)

I have seventeen years of clinical experience working with addiction, co-dependency and trauma. I have an MSc in Addiction Psychology and Counselling, a Diploma in Counselling and Pyschotherapy, a Diploma in Addictive Disorders, a Diploma in Eating Disorder skills from the National Centre for Eating Disorders, as well as various other counselling certifications.

I am a qualified hypnotherapist (recognised by the Department of Health), with a master's certificate in NLP. I am also an EMDR practitioner. I use energy healing practices such as Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and I am a Reiki master. I am FDAP accredited and a UKRCP registered counsellor/psychotherapist. Currently I am undertaking a supervision course at Metanoia.

Addiction Therapist - Priory Group

Privately Held; 5001-10,000 employees; Hospital & Health Care industry

2003 – 2011 (8 years) North London and Roehampton

Eating disorder therapist - Life Works Community

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Mental Health Care industry

2005 – 2007 (2 years)

Senior Counsellor – Promis Counselling Centre

1997 – 2002 (5 years)

A Few Words About us

Nicky Wlaton-Flynn
Nicky Walton-Flynn

I am an addiction therapist and have worked for the last four years with a London based private residential treatment centre.

I have a BSc in Social Science, and MSc in Addiction Psychology and Counselling. My dissertation on “the relationship between sexual identity and addict identity within a 12 step treatment discourse” received an award in 2009. Currently, I am co-authoring a book about the links between developmental trauma and addiction.

I have recently trained with Pia Mellody at the Meadows in Arizona, undertaking her PIT training. This training enables me to assist people in reducing their reaction to and their ability to cope with their developmental trauma – a practice I use in my private 1-2-1 therapeutic work as well as in my group workshops.

Prior to converting to a career in addictions therapy, I had a successful twelve year career as a senior research analyst in the media and telecommunications industry. I have a great deal of knowledge and understanding of the pressures that working in the city and in global markets create.

I have a private practice in South West London and practice an integrative approach using gestalt, humanistic and psycho-dymanic techniques. I undertake regular independent supervision.

Addiction Therapist - Priory Group

Privately Held; 5001-10,000 employees; Hospital & Health Care Industry

2008 - 2010 (part-time student placement) Roehampton

2010 - 2012 (full-time) Roehampton

2012 - present (part-time) Addiction and Trauma Therapist North London

Addictions Case Worker - Turning Point

Social Enterprise Organisation; Health and Social Care

2009-2010 (part-time)

A Few Words About us

Deborah Babbington

Deborah Babbington
Professional Experience and qualifications

I have been counselling since 2006. I have worked as an addictions counsellor in a private clinic. As well as my private counselling I have worked with various charities and organisations dealing with issues such as Depression, Addiction, Sexual Abuse, Bereavement and Relationship Issues.


Post Graduate Diploma in Person Centred Counselling (BACP Accredited Course)
Certificate in Counselling Skills
MSc Addiction Psychology & counselling (second year)

Professional Membership

MBACP British association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists
AHP (B): The Association for Humanistic Psychology in Britain


As a member of BACP I am bound by its Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I receive regular independent supervision.

A Few Words About us

Emma Buckley
Emma Buckley
BA Hons, PG Diploma Addiction Psychology & Counselling

I have over 13 years of experience in dealing with addictions across the spectrum of alcoholism, drug addiction, sex and love addiction and Eating Disorders. Before I became professionally trained as an addictions counsellor at London South Bank University in 2008, I was a professional actress for 10 years. I have a Drama degree from Guildhall School of Music and Drama. I use both of these trainings in my professional therapeutic work with clients.

I worked as an addictions counsellor for 3 years at Mount Carmel rehabilitation centre for addiction. I set up and ran the Adolescent Group at this centre as well as running groups and workshops for all the clients. In addition I was head of marketing for this organisation.

In 2010 I left the UK to work in Slums of Nairobi, Kenya, teaching drama as a form of therapy and directed a play with the slum kids which was shown at the National Theatre in Nairobi. Whilst in Kenya I performed several interventions with clients and their family members. I also provided training workshops for counsellors working with eating disorders.

In 2011, I set up a UK based charity ‘PurehoPe’ dedicated to helping orphans and slum kids in Nairobi get an education. This involved me organising fund raising events and giving presentations to the corporate world.