2-Day Conference – One Birdcage Walk, London
Friday 16th – Saturday 17th May 2025

This conference is designed for mental health care professionals.

General Information

Welcome to our annual 2-Day Addiction and Trauma Conference 2025, hosted at the prestigious One Birdcage Walk, Westminster – London, where we explore the intricate topics of addiction and trauma.

Day 1 delves into cutting-edge insights on addiction, featuring renowned experts sharing the latest research and practical approaches. 

Day 2 focusses on trauma, offering a comprehensive exploration of its impact and strategies for recovery. 

Embrace this unique opportunity to gain holistic perspectives and foster connections within the addiction and trauma recovery community. We are carefully organising a line-up of expert speakers that will give attendees the opportunity to hear about the latest findings, theories, and research in the area of addiction and trauma.

As always, Hazell Forums aims to create a welcoming environment which focuses on education and networking, with a no sponsorship approach.

Pre-Conference Toolbox

An assortment of relevant resources to help prepare you for our conference talks.

Why Attend?

Our conference warmly welcomes all mental health care professionals, fostering a supportive environment for learning and collaboration. Whether you’re a psychologist, psychiatrist, counsellor, business development specialist, or any other mental health professional, your expertise is valued and encouraged at our event. 

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AGENDA


DAY 1 (Addiction)

We will be announcing our first speakers over the next couple of months

"Female Hormones, Mental Health and Addiction"

Dr. Louise Newson delves into the intricate connection between female hormones, mental health, and addiction, shedding light on the nuanced interplay that shapes women’s well-being in a thought-provoking exploration.

Watch Dr Newson’s recent podcast episode on “Addiction and Menopause” below:

Dr. Louise Newson delves into the intricate connection between female hormones, mental health, and addiction, shedding light on the nuanced interplay that shapes women’s well-being in a thought-provoking exploration.

Dr Louise Newson

GP, Menopause Specialist and Author

Dr. Louise Newson, a renowned medical professional, served as a writer and editor for various medical journals, notably GP magazine and the British Journal of Family Medicine. Her extensive contributions to academic papers and abstracts, along with her role in crafting educational materials for healthcare professionals, highlight her commitment to advancing medical knowledge. Dr. Newson’s impactful work extends to menopause advocacy, evident through collaborations with organisations, charities, and media appearances. She is the creator of the menopause support app “Balance,” offering inclusive and evidence-based information globally. With a strong media presence, she has been featured on ITV’s This Morning, Lorraine, BBC Breakfast, and more, actively raising awareness about menopause through diverse channels.

Dr. Louise Newson, a renowned medical professional, served as a writer and editor for various medical journals, notably GP magazine and the British Journal of Family Medicine. Her extensive contributions to academic papers and abstracts, along with her role in crafting educational materials for healthcare professionals, highlight her commitment to advancing medical knowledge. Dr. Newson’s impactful work extends to menopause advocacy, evident through collaborations with organisations, charities, and media appearances. She is the creator of the menopause support app “Balance,” offering inclusive and evidence-based information globally. With a strong media presence, she has been featured on ITV’s This Morning, Lorraine, BBC Breakfast, and more, actively raising awareness about menopause through diverse channels.

"ADHD and Addiction: Epidemiology, Genetics, Neurobiology, Prevention and Treatment"

In this presentation, Professor Brink will address: the prevalence of adult ADHD in substance use disorder patients, biopsychosocial mechanisms, the prevention in children/adolescents with ADHD, and interventions for comorbid cases. This review shows that adult ADHD is present in 15–25% of treatment-seeking patients with substance use disorders, that shared genetics factors play an important role in the comorbidity of these disorders, and that ADHD and substance use disorders share many neurobiological characteristics. Professor Brink will conclude with a summary of an international consensus paper on screening, diagnosis, and treatment for comorbid substance use disorders and ADHD.

In this presentation, Professor Brink will address: the prevalence of adult ADHD in substance use disorder patients, biopsychosocial mechanisms, the prevention in children/adolescents with ADHD, and interventions for comorbid cases. This review shows that adult ADHD is present in 15–25% of treatment-seeking patients with substance use disorders, that shared genetics factors play an important role in the comorbidity of these disorders, and that ADHD and substance use disorders share many neurobiological characteristics. Professor Brink will conclude with a summary of an international consensus paper on screening, diagnosis, and treatment for comorbid substance use disorders and ADHD.

Here is a video of Professor Brink speaking at the Nordic Reform Conference in 2019:

Professor Wim van den Brink

Professor of Addiction Psychiatry
and Co-Founder of the International Collaboration of ADHD and Substance Abuse (ICASA)

Professor Wim van den Brink earned his medical degree in 1981 and completed psychiatric epidemiology training in Groningen and New York. He obtained his PhD in 1989 and has been a full professor of Addiction Psychiatry at Amsterdam University Medical Centers since 1992. Recognised for his contributions, he received awards, including a lifetime achievement award in 2014 and the European Addiction Research Award in 2017. He became an honorary member of the Spanish Society for Dual Disorders in 2015 and received an honorary professorship at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest in 2020. With over 600 international peer-reviewed papers, he mentors PhD students, chaired Dutch treatment guideline development, and co-founded the International Collaboration of ADHD and Substance Abuse (ICASA). His research focuses on the neurobiology of addiction and pharmacological treatment of substance use disorders and related comorbidities.

Professor Wim van den Brink earned his medical degree in 1981 and completed psychiatric epidemiology training in Groningen and New York. He obtained his PhD in 1989 and has been a full professor of Addiction Psychiatry at Amsterdam University Medical Centers since 1992. Recognised for his contributions, he received awards, including a lifetime achievement award in 2014 and the European Addiction Research Award in 2017. He became an honorary member of the Spanish Society for Dual Disorders in 2015 and received an honorary professorship at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest in 2020. With over 600 international peer-reviewed papers, he mentors PhD students, chaired Dutch treatment guideline development, and co-founded the International Collaboration of ADHD and Substance Abuse (ICASA). His research focuses on the neurobiology of addiction and pharmacological treatment of substance use disorders and related comorbidities.

"Shifting the Treatment Paradigm"

In the current treatment paradigm, we often treat symptoms without looking deeper into the root causes of addiction and mental health concerns. When clients present to our programs, often for multiple treatment episodes, we may need to ask ourselves what we can do to address the underlying issues that drive addictive and maladaptive behaviors. In this presentation, TJ Woodward will explore techniques and practices from his groundbreaking treatment model, Conscious Recovery, that will not only address the behavior of our clients but will assist them in breaking free of life-long destructive patterns.

Learning Objectives

  • Consider how the power of presence and openness assist in the therapeutic alliance
  • Explore the effect that our deeply held unconscious beliefs and concepts have on our clients
  • Identify techniques to “hold space” for our clients to heal from patterns that keep them stuck in relapse and hopelessness
  • Discuss methods to identify a recovery path and support system for long-term health and recovery

In the current treatment paradigm, we often treat symptoms without looking deeper into the root causes of addiction and mental health concerns. When clients present to our programs, often for multiple treatment episodes, we may need to ask ourselves what we can do to address the underlying issues that drive addictive and maladaptive behaviors. In this presentation, TJ Woodward will explore techniques and practices from his groundbreaking treatment model, Conscious Recovery, that will not only address the behavior of our clients but will assist them in breaking free of life-long destructive patterns.

Learning Objectives

  • Consider how the power of presence and openness assist in the therapeutic alliance
  • Explore the effect that our deeply held unconscious beliefs and concepts have on our clients
  • Identify techniques to “hold space” for our clients to heal from patterns that keep them stuck in relapse and hopelessness
  • Discuss methods to identify a recovery path and support system for long-term health and recovery

Here’s a video of TJ speaking on “A Return to Wholeness”:

TJ Woodward

Recovery Expert, Bestselling Author, Inspirational Speaker, and Addiction Treatment Specialist

TJ Woodward is a revolutionary recovery expert, bestselling author, inspirational speaker, and addiction treatment specialist who has helped countless people through his simple, yet powerful teachings. He is also the creator of The Conscious Recovery Method, which is a groundbreaking and effective approach to viewing and treating addiction.

TJ is a featured thought-leader on wholehearted.org along with Brené BrownMarianne Williamson, Dr. Gabor Maté, and Mark Lundholm, as well as a featured thought leader in the upcoming docuseries, Addiction Revealed, that will be released by the end of 2024. He was given the honor of being ordained as an Agape minister by Dr. Michael Beckwith, and was also the founding minister of Agape Bay Area in Oakland, which was the first satellite community of The Agape International Spiritual Center in LA. 

TJ is the author of the bestselling books, Conscious Being: Awakening to your True NatureConscious Recovery: A Fresh Perspective on Addiction, and Conscious Creation: 5 Steps to Embracing the Life of Your Dreams, as well as the co-author of their accompanying workbooks.

TJ Woodward is a revolutionary recovery expert, bestselling author, inspirational speaker, and addiction treatment specialist who has helped countless people through his simple, yet powerful teachings. He is also the creator of The Conscious Recovery Method, which is a groundbreaking and effective approach to viewing and treating addiction.

TJ is a featured thought-leader on wholehearted.org along with Brené BrownMarianne Williamson, Dr. Gabor Maté, and Mark Lundholm, as well as a featured thought leader in the upcoming docuseries, Addiction Revealed, that will be released by the end of 2023. He was given the honor of being ordained as an Agape minister by Dr. Michael Beckwith, and was also the founding minister of Agape Bay Area in Oakland, which was the first satellite community of The Agape International Spiritual Center in LA. 

TJ is the author of the bestselling books, Conscious Being: Awakening to your True NatureConscious Recovery: A Fresh Perspective on Addiction, and Conscious Creation: 5 Steps to Embracing the Life of Your Dreams, as well as the co-author of their accompanying workbooks.

"Gut Health Within the Context of Addiction and Mental Health: New Tools For Clinicians"

Mark will briefly review the current understanding of the connection between gut health, addiction and mental health, provide an overview of the flaws in existing microbiome testing technology which have prevented the widespread adoption of microbiome testing in across clinical practices, and discuss the breakthrough 16S-ITS-23S approach to sequencing, which is producing clinically ACTIONABLE data. He will then discuss several case studies showing what power of the technology reveals and how it can be used to change health outcomes.

Mark will briefly review the current understanding of the connection between gut health, addiction and mental health, provide an overview of the flaws in existing microbiome testing technology which have prevented the widespread adoption of microbiome testing in across clinical practices, and discuss the breakthrough 16S-ITS-23S approach to sequencing, which is producing clinically ACTIONABLE data. He will then discuss several case studies showing what power of the technology reveals and how it can be used to change health outcomes.

Mark Driscoll Ph.D.

Chief Scientific Officer at Intus Biosciences

Mark Driscoll received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Rochester for research on gene expression in cancer, and moved to the NCI in Frederick, Maryland as a postdoctoral fellow to study HIV viral replication.

Mark joined 454 Life Sciences in 2004 to lead the team that developed and launched the GS 20, the first of the Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) platforms. The GS 20 accelerated the human genome project, and as an unintended side effect enabled the first practical microbiome experiments, demonstrating how the microbial world interacts with humans.

As a co-founder and CSO of Intus Biosciences, Mark is leading the development of new technology that for the first time enables differentiation of closely related bacterial strains using a practical, high throughput, high accuracy platform, Titan-1.

Titan-1 has been released as a lab developed test for bacterial profiling in gut and oral samples. Recent studies show that Titan-1 can diagnose colorectal cancer (CRC), and may be useful for following transmission of CRC-causing oral bacteria to the gut.

Mark Driscoll received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Rochester for research on gene expression in cancer, and moved to the NCI in Frederick, Maryland as a postdoctoral fellow to study HIV viral replication.

Mark joined 454 Life Sciences in 2004 to lead the team that developed and launched the GS 20, the first of the Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) platforms. The GS 20 accelerated the human genome project, and as an unintended side effect enabled the first practical microbiome experiments, demonstrating how the microbial world interacts with humans.

As a co-founder and CSO of Intus Biosciences, Mark is leading the development of new technology that for the first time enables differentiation of closely related bacterial strains using a practical, high throughput, high accuracy platform, Titan-1.

Titan-1 has been released as a lab developed test for bacterial profiling in gut and oral samples. Recent studies show that Titan-1 can diagnose colorectal cancer (CRC), and may be useful for following transmission of CRC-causing oral bacteria to the gut.

"Is the Minnesota Model (12 Step) Still Current and Valid?"

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Nick Hazell

Business Development Specialist and Director/Founder of Hazell & Partners

With over 15 years of experience in business development across various sectors, with a focus on Private Mental Health and Addictions, I founded Hazell & Partners after 8 years at the Priory Group where I was responsible for private business development – including responsibility for inpatient and outpatient growth. My experience includes promoting the business at 14 Priory hospital sites, therapy centres and private practices. Over the years I developed a vast network of relationships with key referrers in the industry. My approach emphasises networking with GPs, Psychiatrists, Therapists and other clinicians.

With over 15 years of experience in business development across various sectors, with a focus on Private Mental Health and Addictions, I founded Hazell & Partners after 8 years at the Priory Group where I was responsible for private business development – including responsibility for inpatient and outpatient growth. My experience includes promoting the business at 14 Priory hospital sites, therapy centres and private practices. Over the years I developed a vast network of relationships with key referrers in the industry. My approach emphasises networking with GPs, Psychiatrists, Therapists and other clinicians.

David Delapalme

Psychotherapist

A Franco-American psychotherapist, based in Paris, with a diverse educational background including a BS in Political Science from Georgetown University, a Paris Medical University Diploma specialising in addiction, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Attachment-based Therapy from London. He has also taught at the Paris Medical School. Accredited as an EMDR Practitioner and a member of Addictions Professionals and the BACP, he co-founded Chevalier Delapalme Counselling in London and Paris with Gérard Chevalier.

A Franco-American psychotherapist, based in Paris, with a diverse educational background including a BS in Political Science from Georgetown University, a Paris Medical University Diploma specialising in addiction, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Attachment-based Therapy from London. He has also taught at the Paris Medical School. Accredited as an EMDR Practitioner and a member of Addictions Professionals and the BACP, he co-founded Chevalier Delapalme Counselling in London and Paris with Gérard Chevalier.

Gérard Chevalier

Psychotherapist

Gerard Chevalier, with over 30 years of experience, specialises in individual and family therapy. Holding Postgraduate Diplomas in Attachment-based Therapy and Applied Group Analysis from London, he is accredited in EMDR at Levels I, II, and III. As a Registered Member of both MBACP and FDAP, Gerard upholds ethical practice standards. His expertise has led to roles as an author, lecturer, and trainer in the UK and France. Gerard’s holistic approach ensures personalised interventions for healing and growth, making him a trusted advocate in psychotherapy.

Gerard Chevalier, with over 30 years of experience, specialises in individual and family therapy. Holding Postgraduate Diplomas in Attachment-based Therapy and Applied Group Analysis from London, he is accredited in EMDR at Levels I, II, and III. As a Registered Member of both MBACP and FDAP, Gerard upholds ethical practice standards. His expertise has led to roles as an author, lecturer, and trainer in the UK and France. Gerard’s holistic approach ensures personalised interventions for healing and growth, making him a trusted advocate in psychotherapy.

Anna Santamouris

Psychodynamic Psychotherapist

Anna Santamouris has been in full time private practice as a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist since 2006. After graduating as a teacher she trained in adolescent delinquency and family work and worked at a residential home for adolescents (wards of state) in Australia. In London, Anna taught at inner City schools and worked in both the voluntary and statutory sectors for drug and alcohol services. Over a period of 15 years she worked in residential, and outpatient programs as well as front line work in needle exchanges and outreach projects.

Anna trained and as a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist at the Westminster Pastoral Foundation with an additional post graduate diploma. Since then has worked solely in private practice since 2006. Anna has run workshops on Perversions and sex addiction; Working with Alcohol in psychotherapy; Self harm, Depression and Narcissism and presented talks for Confer on Addiction, Women and addiction, and Desire and the bad object.

Anna Santamouris has been in full time private practice as a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist since 2006. After graduating as a teacher she trained in adolescent delinquency and family work and worked at a residential home for adolescents (wards of state) in Australia. In London, Anna taught at inner City schools and worked in both the voluntary and statutory sectors for drug and alcohol services. Over a period of 15 years she worked in residential, and outpatient programs as well as front line work in needle exchanges and outreach projects.

Anna trained and as a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist at the Westminster Pastoral Foundation with an additional post graduate diploma. Since then has worked solely in private practice since 2006. Anna has run workshops on Perversions and sex addiction; Working with Alcohol in psychotherapy; Self harm, Depression and Narcissism and presented talks for Confer on Addiction, Women and addiction, and Desire and the bad object.

Robert Common

Chief Behavioural Officer at The Beekeeper Mental Health Group

Robert oversees The Beekeeper Group of companies in Thailand and Cambodia. He has worked extensively in social work and mental health for over eighteen years. In addition to being a Psychologist and Psychotherapist, he is a Clinical Trauma Specialist. As such, when the Beekeeper was set up, Robert ensured the ethos of the company was firmly rooted in the clients needs and best interests.

He has wide reaching experience in working with children, families, and individuals. His Counselling and Psychotherapy training is extensive, and he takes an interdisciplinary approach to working with clients. He also has significant experience in working with addictions, grief, GSRD/LGBTQI+, complex trauma, mindfulness and clients with high and complex needs. He is also Tibetan Sound Bowl instructor.

He is a former Director of Service Provision, and still works part time as an Expert Consultant for the United Nations on issues around violence against children and women. He is also an academic who researches and publishes work around childhood trauma.

Robert oversees The Beekeeper Group of companies in Thailand and Cambodia. He has worked extensively in social work and mental health for over eighteen years. In addition to being a Psychologist and Psychotherapist, he is a Clinical Trauma Specialist. As such, when the Beekeeper was set up, Robert ensured the ethos of the company was firmly rooted in the clients needs and best interests.

He has wide reaching experience in working with children, families, and individuals. His Counselling and Psychotherapy training is extensive, and he takes an interdisciplinary approach to working with clients. He also has significant experience in working with addictions, grief, GSRD/LGBTQI+, complex trauma, mindfulness and clients with high and complex needs. He is also Tibetan Sound Bowl instructor.

He is a former Director of Service Provision, and still works part time as an Expert Consultant for the United Nations on issues around violence against children and women. He is also an academic who researches and publishes work around childhood trauma.


DAY 2 (Trauma)

We will be announcing our first speakers over the next couple of months!

In this presentation, Dr Georgina Smith will delve into complex and transgenerational trauma treatment, integrating insights from epigenetic research with Internal Family Systems (IFS), Attachment Focused EMDR (AF-EMDR), and Relational Embodiment. Participants learn to dismantle shame, repair attachment, and foster self-regulation through dynamic interventions.

Learning Objectives

  • Examine key epigenetic research findings informing trauma treatment
  • Understand complex and transgenerational trauma manifestations
  • Integrate IFS with AF-EMDR and relational embodiment techniques
  • Describe therapeutic goals including somatic regulation, shame deconstruction, neurobiological changes, and many more.

Dr Georgina Smith

Founder of Revolve Recovery and Clinical Psychologist

Georgina K. Smith, PhD received her BA in psychology and minor in Neuroscience from USC and graduated with double honours. She then completed her MA and Ph.D. at California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP at AIU). Dr. Smith is a licensed Clinical Psychologist, EMDR clinician, trauma  and addiction specialist, educator and public speaker. Dr. Smith utilises an integrated approach with a relational and attachment-based focus that emphasises IFS parts work, NARM, somatic, and narrative work.

Dr Smith is currently the clinical supervisor for Connections in Recovery, maintains a full time private practice in Santa Monica, and is the founder of Revolve Recovery, a groundbreaking community conscious trauma and addiction intensive outpatient center in Marina Del Rey, California.

Georgina K. Smith, PhD received her BA in psychology and minor in Neuroscience from USC and graduated with double honors. She then completed her MA and Ph.D. at California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP at AIU). Dr. Smith is a licensed Clinical Psychologist, EMDR clinician, trauma  and addiction specialist, educator and public speaker. Dr. Smith utilizes an integrated approach with a relational and attachment-based focus that emphasizes IFS parts work, NARM, somatic, and narrative work.

Dr Smith is currently the clinical supervisor for Connections in Recovery, maintains a full time private practice in Santa Monica, and is the founder of Revolve Recovery, a groundbreaking community conscious trauma and addiction intensive outpatient center in Marina Del Rey, California.

The talk will focus on increasing the understanding  of how cultural differences impact the experience and management of trauma from a mental health perspective. In the talk there will be a exploration of the influence of culture on stress, coping strategies and psychological resilience.
The learning objectives will be 
 
  1. Increased understanding of how culture influences experience and expression of trauma.
  2. Increased understanding of culturally determined coping strategies.
  3. Increased understanding of the cultural variations in trauma presentations for mental health care delivery.
  4. Increased awareness of the ethical and practical considerations in providing inclusive trauma informed mental health care.

"Women and Sexual Trauma"

Join us for a thought-provoking panel discussion on the intersection of women and sexual trauma. Our distinguished panelists will delve into the multifaceted aspects of sexual trauma experienced by women, exploring its psychological, societal, and legal ramifications. Through insightful dialogue and personal narratives, we aim to raise awareness, foster understanding, and advocate for meaningful change. Whether you’re a survivor, ally, advocate, or simply seeking to broaden your knowledge, this discussion promises to be enlightening and empowering. Together, let’s confront the challenges, amplify voices, and work towards a future of healing.

Join us for a thought-provoking panel discussion on the intersection of women and sexual trauma. Our distinguished panelists will delve into the multifaceted aspects of sexual trauma experienced by women, exploring its psychological, societal, and legal ramifications. Through insightful dialogue and personal narratives, we aim to raise awareness, foster understanding, and advocate for meaningful change. Whether you’re a survivor, ally, advocate, or simply seeking to broaden your knowledge, this discussion promises to be enlightening and empowering. Together, let’s confront the challenges, amplify voices, and work towards a future of healing.

Lou Lebentz

Founder of The Voyage®, Online Trainer, Trauma Clinician + Therapist, Speaker + Campaigner

Lou is a highly experienced and well-known leader in the field of trauma.  Her background for over two decades was as a psychotherapist and trauma clinician but she recently founded “The Voyage®” a revolutionary online trauma training program for clinicians designed to help them work far more effectively with trauma.  Lou runs The Voyage® trainings online and in-house. She also speaks and trains both in the UK as well as internationally. 

Lou is a highly experienced and well-known leader in the field of trauma.  Her background for over two decades was as a psychotherapist and trauma clinician but she recently founded “The Voyage®” a revolutionary online trauma training program for clinicians designed to help them work far more effectively with trauma. Lou runs The Voyage® trainings online and in-house. She also speaks and trains both in the UK as well as internationally. 

Andrea Taylor

Trauma, Addiction and Couples Therapist at APN London and Private Practice and EFT Practitioner

Andrea is a highly skilled practitioner who has been in the addiction field for 16 years working both in Harm minimisation and abstinence for Blenheim Project, Turning point, Priory and recently APN London.  Andrea has worked as capacity as therapist, Manager and Director for the priory group running Addiction Units and a secondary Addiction Service and is now focused on APN and Private Practice.

Andrea has trained in London South Bank MSc in Addictions Psychology and counselling and graduated 2009 and also trained in Pia Melody Post Induction, NLP, Sex Addiction with Paula Hall, Diploma in transpersonal Couples Therapy and is currently enjoying the voyage training with Lou and Mel.

Andrea has supported clients through sexual trauma through her career and understands its impact, complexities and the nurture needed to empower through recovery both as a practitioner and survivor/thriver.

Andrea is a highly skilled practitioner who has been in the addiction field for 16 years working both in Harm minimisation and abstinence for Blenheim Project, Turning point, Priory and recently APN London.  Andrea has worked as capacity as therapist, Manager and Director for the priory group running Addiction Units and a secondary Addiction Service and is now focused on APN and Private Practice.

Andrea has trained in London South Bank MSc in Addictions Psychology and counselling and graduated 2009 and also trained in Pia Melody Post Induction, NLP, Sex Addiction with Paula Hall, Diploma in transpersonal Couples Therapy and is currently enjoying the voyage training with Lou and Mel.

Andrea has supported clients through sexual trauma through her career and understands its impact, complexities and the nurture needed to empower through recovery both as a practitioner and survivor/thriver.

Liz Martin

Psychotherapist and Case Manager

Liz is a well-established psychotherapist with over 20 years of professional experience working with individuals or the family member, and has worked both in the private and public sector, including criminal justice. Liz specialises in addiction, codependency, and trauma. She would describe herself as an activist, helping to raise awareness of addiction and trauma within our political system. She was a volunteer UK delegate at the United Nation’s Commission on the Status of Women earlier this year. Liz believes developing a spiritual and loving connection within oneself is essential for our healing.

Liz is a well-established psychotherapist with over 20 years of professional experience working with individuals or the family member, and has worked both in the private and public sector, including criminal justice. Liz specialises in addiction, codependency, and trauma. She would describe herself as an activist, helping to raise awareness of addiction and trauma within our political system. She was a volunteer UK delegate at the United Nation’s Commission on the Status of Women earlier this year. Liz believes developing a spiritual and loving connection within oneself is essential for our healing.

Samantha Tipples

Integrative Psychosexual, Trauma and Addiction Therapist

Samantha is a highly skilled Integrative Psychosexual, Trauma and Addiction therapist and healthcare practitioner who has extensive experience in trauma and addiction recovery. She also specialises in successfully treating complex psychosexual and relationship issues. Her therapeutic approach combines traditional proven therapeutic interventions with alternative and complementary therapies, tailored specifically to meet each individual client’s needs. She has over the years forged an extensive collaborative network with other highly skilled professionals and has a special interest in developing corporate partnerships focussed on developing new business opportunities in an industry where the future of mental health care is rapidly evolving.

Samantha is a highly skilled Integrative Psychosexual, Trauma and Addiction therapist and healthcare practitioner who has extensive experience in trauma and addiction recovery. She also specialises in successfully treating complex psychosexual and relationship issues. Her therapeutic approach combines traditional proven therapeutic interventions with alternative and complementary therapies, tailored specifically to meet each individual client’s needs. She has over the years forged an extensive collaborative network with other highly skilled professionals and has a special interest in developing corporate partnerships focussed on developing new business opportunities in an industry where the future of mental health care is rapidly evolving.

(Optional) Conference Workshops

We will be hosting workshops the day before the conference, including the “IATSA Model for treating Sexual Addiction”, hosted by Nathan Jones, and “The Healing Power of Attunement” by TJ Woodward.