Chris holds the position of centre manager here at Oasis Recovery Rehab in Runcorn. He has over ten years’ experience in the field of addiction working across various areas including detox units, residential rehabilitation centres and day programmes, during which time he also studied towards a degree in Law. Chris holds a Diploma in Psycho-Dynamic Counselling and an NVQ Level 5 in Management and Leadership.
Chris is extremely passionate about the service delivered within our rehab clinic and thrives on the challenges involved in his day-to-day role. His professional qualities and honest desire to give our clients the best possible treatment available is reflected in how the centre is run and its ethics. Chris also has personal experience of addiction and combines this with his knowledge and qualifications to deliver an addiction treatment service of the highest calibre.
Matt has been working at Oasis recovery communities Runcorn since 2014 and has been continuously working in the field of addiction treatment for the past seven years. Matt specialises in delivering our “Strengths” programme and holds a degree in Counselling. He also facilitates the SMART groups held at our clinic.
Matt has the added benefit of overcoming his battle with addiction and started out working as a recovery worker. He is living proof of what can be achieved with dedication and hard work and provides inspiration and an excellent role model for our clients.
Matt is compassionate and caring, but will also challenge our clients to bring out the best in them. He believes that no matter what background you come from, every alcoholic/addict has the potential to change and achieve their goals and dreams in life, free from addiction.
Senior Support Worker
Alle has continuously worked in the field of addiction treatment for the past six years, and hold the position of Senior Support Worker at our clinic, which she has held for the past three years.
She has experienced active addiction and uses her understanding to help and inspire our clients. She has an unwavering passion for helping the still suffering to recover from the illness of addiction. Holding a first-class B.A Honors in Educational Studies with English Literature means she can help our clients excel and inspire and assist them into further education as part of their long-term self-improvement plan.
Alle is responsible for facilitating some of the groups held at the clinic, leading the support team and also providing support to the Counselling team. She is a talented and dedicated individual and very much respected by her co-workers and clients alike.
Ian began working in the field of addiction over 10 years, and has been based in the Community and Residential Services before joining the team here at Oasis Runcorn.
Ian began his journey working with vulnerable adults as a peer mentor for CRI. He was then given an opportunity to work as a support worker in a residential rehabilitation centre called Kairos Community Trust. Ian has also worked as s support support worker for a local Drug & Alcohol Service based in Wandsworth called WDP (Westminster Drug Project), managing a busy drop-in centre & the recruitment of volunteers.
From there Ian went on to work for Blenheim where he eventually managed and developed a large caseload of DRR/ATR clients in liaison with the Westminster Probation Service to help lead the way with innovative ideas in moving the ever-changing sector of Criminal Justice forward.
Rebecca is the newest member to join the team at Oasis since April 2017, having previously attended the centre as a client in 2015.
She was successful in her treatment, and since then has volunteered in the drug & alcohol field with Lifeline Sefton, Sefton CVS and worked at Independence Initiative in Bootle. Rebecca has a degree in Economics and is currently studying Level 3 Counselling.
Sarah has been in recovery for over ten years and consistently working in the field of addiction treatment for the past seven years.
Sarah has been working with us since 2014 and thoroughly enjoys the day-to-day challenge of helping those suffering from addiction. She is a skilled and committed member of our team and holds a Level 3 NVQ in Health and Social Care.
Gordon has been working in the field of addiction treatment and recovery for the past six years and personally understands the nature of addiction. Gordon has a wealth of experience having been working at Runcorn as a Support Worker since it began in 2014.
Gordon enjoys helping other people to achieve total abstinent recovery and supporting them with their everyday needs. Gordon is an experienced member of the Support team and has an NVQ Level 3 in Health & Social care, which enables him to combine his personal experience and education to assist our clients in the recovery process.