Hazel Wright, Mental Health Nurse and Addiction Therapist

Hazel is  a registered mental health nurse, counsellor and therapist within the field of addiction and has qualifications in coaching/ mentorship/ leadership and is completing a master’s in Education. Hazel is a non-medical prescriber and still has clinical commitments as well as more strategic responsibilities managerially.

As well as an interest in Art therapy and other therapeutic approaches within the field of addiction she has been championing end of life care within the field and has been an IBA trainer for 7 years.

Hazel has worked in the addiction field  for over 20 years and has a specific interest in Dual diagnosis working exclusively for a year in  Auckland New Zealand in a specialist dual diagnosis service 2003-4, taking a paper to conference on models of addiction and comorbidity.

Hazel has co  published practice   documents whilst working in Cornwall  around Non-medical prescribing in the field of  substance misuse and recently advised on a public health document  around the role of nurses  in substance misuse services and is cited as a contributor.

Hazel  delivers training locally in the area of complex needs and  is passionate about providing excellence in an area where complexity is the expectation not exception.

 

 

Dr R Karamat Ali, Couples and Family Therapist

Ramón is a Dutch-Surinamese Couple & Family Therapist and a Systemic Supervisor.  He is an experienced and enthusiastic trainer in working systemically with couples and families.
He is passionate about relationships, both personal and professional.  He has authored various papers on different topics in counselling, therapy and supervision.
He is currently writing a book on ‘Self-Harm from a Family Perspective’ and one on ‘Couples’.  If you would like to know more about his work and other systemic events, please visit: systemiccoupletherapy.com.

Prof D Moss, Clinical Psychologist, and Mindfulness Teacher

Duncan is currently Associate Professor in Clinical Psychology at Plymouth University and has worked for many years in Higher Education and the NHS and beyond, exploring a critical and contemplative approach to Psychology.

He has taught Mindfulness for many years, in many contexts, and has a longstanding interest in exploring this in accessible, critical and creative ways. He has published research papers in the field of qualitative studies and recently published a chapter on the theme of ‘disappointment’.

Duncan has an exhibition of ‘contemplative photography’ at Plymouth University this autumn 2016.

Justin Andrews, Counsellor, Supervisor and Trainer

Justin has recently returned to private practice as a Counsellor and Supervisor, having spent 11 years as the Buddhist and Pastoral Care Chaplain in HMP Dartmoor. His role included teaching Buddhist meditation, Dharma and secular mindfulness, practicing as a counsellor, and he also set up and supervised a Counselling service offering placements to senior trainees as well as qualified counsellors.

He has followed a deep interest in Meditation, Psychology and Spirituality for 35 years alongside working in diverse areas of social care throughout this time, including residential care home management (Learning disabilities, mental health, dementia care), residential special education social work, oncology, and secondary education.

His main interest lays in the integration of the contemplative meditative practices with daily life, family, and work, as well as in the mechanics and practices of meditation in the service of healing and the freedom from suffering.