Senior Addictions Therapist & Health Services Manager, Visions



Tom has over 20 years of professional experience in addiction treatment provision, predominantly working in government-contracted treatment services in the UK.

This included delivering group and 1-1 therapy in various prisons, and regional community outpatient drug and alcohol treatment centers.

His wealth of knowledge has led him to various responsibilities, including quality checking/inspecting treatment centers, educating medical personnel on treatment methods, and managing regional treatment services involving large multidisciplinary teams.

His clientele most often includes people with very complex needs, and his extensive and diverse experience as a therapist means that he is able to think outside the box, handling highly complex and sensitive situations with confidence.

Tom never gives up on clients and utilises a trauma-informed, neurodiversity friendly, LGBTQIA+ affirming, and compassionate approach.


  • Neurodiversity
  • Complex mental health
  • Couples and family
  • Trauma
  • Criminal justice

Certifications and Accreditations

  • Psychology science degree (UK)
  • Health and Social Care management postgraduate certificate (UK)
  • Extensive vocational/on the job structured training (UK) showcasing proficiency across a wide spectrum of therapeutic modalities, including CBT, MI, SFT
  • Advanced practitioner member with AP (UK)
  • Full IHSCM (UK) member


Tom has effectively dealt with a very broad and varied caseload of addiction cases from most walks of life.

This has forged a practical, down-to-earth, and very efficient style of therapy with clear achievable objectives, that his clients frequently praise.

In Tom’s words:

“I learned from experience that effective treatment delivery can require that the therapist discards preconceived notions and rigid ideas.

My focus is on collaboratively tailoring treatment versus trying to fit the client into an academic therapeutic model.

Often the process starts with a reflection on individual suffering and whether there is a way to reduce it in a sustainable way.

Increasing self-awareness and facing difficult feelings can be fruitful, but the ultimate aim ought to be a tangible reduction in human suffering, meeting client goals.

The good news is that this is entirely possible, and I have seen countless people achieve this, with even people who have the most acute issues being able to recover.

In my practice, I am comfortable being innovative yet at the same time focusing on what truly works by addressing root causes towards the very best outcomes, as defined by my clients.”


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