When you go to alcohol or drug rehab, the environment and the accommodation is of course important. However, it is the team of staff there that will get you well. It is our staff that make the Haynes Clinic a special place and we believe the team here is the best you could get.
They all have personal experience of addiction either themselves or in their family; they all really care about the people who come to the clinic for help – and they have the knowledge, qualifications and expertise to help.


Gordon Lawrie

Clinical Director


He has worked in the field of addiction for 20 years and has vast experience of both the private and charitable sector, working in most of the prominent treatment centres in and around London. He has extensive knowledge through his work experience of primary, secondary and third stage treatment.Gordon has himself been in recovery for over 24 years. He is passionate about his work and the 12 Step treatment model of total abstinence. He believes that every addict and alcoholic has the potential to overcome their addiction and become a happy and productive member of society by working the 12 Step programme. Gordon is totally dedicated and committed to helping alcoholics and addicts to find a new way of life. He has a successful record of patient recovery and is a compassionate and caring person whose mission is to alleviate suffering from addiction.Gordon completed a two year diploma course in counselling. He has an MA in Psychotherapy.
Gordon is totally dedicated and committed to helping alcoholics and addicts to find a new way of life.

Sue Brooker

Clinic Manager


Sue spent over 25 years working as a social researcher in London before a series of events led her to become one of the founding partners of the Haynes Clinic. When in treatment for alcohol addiction, Sue met the other two founding partners. Gordon Lawrie was senior counsellor at the clinic Sue attended and she believes he got her well against all the odds and in challenging circumstances! In 2010, Sue decided to have a total career change and to work full time helping recovering addicts.Sue comes from a close family and has 4 children. Her family have seen her win her battle with addiction when they thought all hope was lost and they have witnessed the miracle of her recovery. Sue’s experiences have given her true understanding of how addiction affects not only the suffering individual but also the whole family.Sue has a BA Honours degree from Exeter University.
Sue’s experiences have given her true understanding of how addiction affects not only the suffering individual but also the whole family

Tracy Melton


Tracy has been working at the Haynes Clinic since 2011. She was originally a patient here and, after a time in recovery, returned to the clinic to help with the accounts. Over the years she has become an integral and valuable member of the team, helping with all aspects of clinic management and patient care. She is particularly interested in helping clients with eating disorders as this is something about which she is passionate due to her personal experience. She has recently completed a qualification in health and social care and in counselling.
Tracy is particularly interested in helping clients with eating disorders as this is something about which she is passionate due to her personal experience

Elizabeth Lawrie


Elizabeth has been working at The Haynes Clinic for over two years, although not in recovery herself she is very well informed on addiction as she comes from a background where both parents are in recovery. She enjoys witnessing clients change their lives into healthy & positive ways of living, which in turn, helps and assists them, their families and loved ones.
LIzzie enjoys witnessing clients change their lives into healthy & positive ways of living

Dr Magda Czerwinska

consultant GP and psychiatrist


Dr Magda graduated from medical school in Poland in 1999. She began her career working in a psychiatric hospital taking care of people who suffered with a variety of mental health problems as well as addiction. She then supervised alcohol and drug detox and worked in an alcohol and drug outpatient clinic. Following this she decided to specialise in psychiatry. She came to the UK in 2008, working initially in the Priory Hospital in Southampton where several patients were admitted for alcohol detox every week. Dr Magda has also worked in the Community Drug and Alcohol Team in High Wycombe and now works for the Community Mental Health Team in Borehamwood.Dr Magda has extensive knowledge of all types of addiction. Over the years she has built up invaluable experience and is a committed member of the Haynes Clinic team
Working initially in the Priory Hospital in Southampton where several patients were admitted for alcohol detox every week. Dr Magda has also worked in the Community Drug and Alcohol Team in High Wycombe and now works for the Community Mental Health Team in Borehamwood

Bill Taylor

Counsellor


Bill has worked in the addiction field for the past 20 years working in the charitable as well as the private sector. He has worked as a counsellor and senior counsellor with the 12 step model of recovery being his particular field of expertise, and concentrating on drug, alcohol, sex and love addiction.Bill has been in recovery himself for over 22 years and passionate about total abstinence 12 step recovery. He believe’s it is possible with the right support and direction for anyone suffering from addiction to turn their life around and live a healthy, happy and productive life. He is committed to helping addicts and alcoholics achieve this and to take responsibility for their lives.
Bill has worked in the addiction field for the past 20 years working in the charitable as well as the private sector

Kieran Cummins

Counsellor


Kieran has been a counsellor for over 10 years, having decided he wanted a new direction in life 4 years’ after he had come into recovery. In the past he has been a psychiatric nurse. He has received 'Irvin Yalom' inspired group therapy training and has worked in institutions and private treatment centres, gaining valuable experience in each. Kieran is delighted to be on the counselling team at the Haynes Clinic. He appreciates the holistic and personal approach they have to their patients and enjoys seeing people get well and hopeful about their lives.
Kieran supports the holistic and personal approach The Haynes Clinic have to their patients and enjoys seeing people get well and hopeful about their lives.

Stephanie Pagio


Steph completed her BSc in Psychology in 1994 from the University of East London and her MA in Counselling Psychology from Bowie State University, Maryland in 2014. She has joined us from San Antonio Texas, having worked as a counsellor for the Felony Drug Court. She is committed to assisting clients in their recovery and is delighted to be on the Haynes Clinic team.
Steph is committed to assisting clients in their recovery

Kim Wilmot


Kim has been working at the clinic since January 2013 and is a recovering addict herself, she has been living with this illness for over 30 years with alcohol, prescription medicine and recreational drugs.Since completing her treatment in The Haynes Clinic in 2011, she works the 12 step programme and has managed to remain abstinent. She feels privileged to work with patients with this illness, as she is passionate about recovery and likes to share her experiences with people in early recovery to help them along their journey.
Kim is passionate about recovery and likes to share her experiences with people in early recovery to help them along their journey.

Phil Emmerton


Phil works at The Haynes Clinic as a weekend carer.In his previous job he gained over 17 years’ experience working with people living in a hostel, with drug and alcohol abuse combined with mental health problems.
Phil has over 17 years’ experience with drug and alcohol abuse combined with mental health problems

Manvir Badyal


Manny has been working at the clinic since June 2015 and is also a recovering addict. He has been living with this illness for over 11 years with alcohol and recreational drugs.Since completing his treatment in The Haynes Clinic, Manny works the 12 step programme and works closely with the ethnic minority individuals who struggle to ask for help, due to their cultural and religious beliefs. He remains abstinent and feels blessed to help patients who suffer from the illness. He is passionate about recovery and likes to share his personal journey and experiences with people in the early days of treatment to help them along their road to recovery.
Since completing his treatment in The Haynes Clinic, Manny works the 12 step programme and works closely with the ethnic minority individuals who struggle to ask for help

James Mackay


James worked as a personal trainer for nearly 20 years. He came to The Haynes Clinic after his struggle with addiction had left his life in turmoil. After spending a while in treatment he started doing some voluntary work and then started working here full time. James enjoys working with people and wants to help people battling with addiction. He loves working at The Haynes Clinic and being part of the family working atmosphere and the team.
James wants to show that despite being cursed with addiction there is a solution that gives hope of a happier spiritual life.

Andreas Demetriou


Andreas is in recovery for gambling and cocaine and joined the team in 2017 having been in treatment in the clinic in early 2016. Andreas very much enjoys helping people settle into their treatment programme and seeing their journey through to feeling hopeful and happy for their future prospects.
Andreas very much enjoys helping people settle into their treatment programme

Sandie Feaviour


Sandie is also a former client of the Haynes Clinic who is now enjoying the benefits of her recovery. After completing her treatment, Sandie did some peer support and voluntary work and proved ideal for the role as care support worker and house manager. Sandie is on the weekend team, working from Friday – Monday.
Sandie is also a former client of the Haynes Clinic who is now enjoying the benefits of her recovery

Health Care Team


Our care team are on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. One of them is always on hand to help you with whatever you need.