Meet the Team
Over the years PCP has built a multi-disciplinary team of Doctors, Nurses (RGN/RMN), qualified counsellors and support workers who are all committed to providing the best possible support and treatment for every individual that walks through our doors.Here are some of our key people:
Perry Clayman, Managing Director
Perry is the founder of PCP and opened the first treatment centre at Luton in 2004.
Perry’s background apart from his own personal struggle with addiction over 20 years ago is in the recruitment industry where he started his career and became Finance Director of a UK PLC and in the late 90’s was part of a new start up and became the leading recruitment consultancy in Intellectual Property across Europe.
Perry is passionate about recovery from addiction and liaises with family members to coordinate admissions, often sharing his own experience to help people when they first admit into treatment. Most certainly the driving force behind the success of PCP which now boasts 60 primary and 68 move on beds in all locations. Perry is a keen fitness fanatic and Arsenal fan!
James Peacock, Services Director
James has spent 10 of his 17 years working in the addictions field with PCP where he has successfully completed his Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care.
James has helped PCP to continuously develop the service and is consistently striving for excellence, firmly believing that our residents should be at the heart of service delivery.
In his spare time, James is a self-confessed U2 superfan, football fanatic and has a French Bulldog called Yoda!
Dr Olalekan Otulana, MBBS, MRCGP, DFSRH, MFMLM, FRSPH, MBA (Cambridge)
Dr Otulana is the longest-serving doctor at PCP and has been pivotal in our expansion since he joined PCP November 2010. He is an experienced Physician with Specialist Interest in Substance Misuse Management and he has a wide range of experience in the assessment, management (including detoxification) and residential rehabilitation of clients with various drug and substance addiction problems.
Dr Ola, as he is fondly called, works in a person-centred way taking into account every patient’s previous experience of detox/rehab treatment and the feedback from his approach and care has always been positive and excellence, hence his longevity at PCP.
Ola also has a versatile portfolio of expertise and experience including an MBA from the University of Cambridge; hence he has been involved in strategic decision making, development of clinical protocols and other matters that have positively enhanced patient care outcomes at PCP.
Del King - Health and Safety Officer
Del started his journey with PCP as a client back in 2013. Del spent 6 months in treatment at PCP, before entering our supported housing service. Del has worked his way through the ranks of PCP, starting off as a Volunteer, he then went on to become a Keyworker before becoming a Senior Manager in 2018. Del has lots of experience as a Manager in a variety of sectors and has an IOSH Health and Safety qualification.
Del is truly an inspiration to our clients, sharing his wisdom and experiences, demonstrating that recovery is possible and that it can take you to wherever you want it to go. When Del isn’t being a spiritual guru, or driving around in the PCP van, he can only be found in one place……the fishing bank.
Sophie Clayman, Marketing / Human Resources
Sophie started with PCP in 2018 after gaining a level 3 diploma in childcare. Sophie’s role is
marketing and social media and administration support to Perry and James. Sophie has always been committed to helping others and is experiencing her first full time employment in a real and humble environment.
Sophie continues to develop her skills whilst working alongside a multi discipline team
of drug and alcohol professionals. Sophie loves walking with her dog and listening to music. Sophie is a passionate hard-working individual who takes pride in her work. Having completed a level 3 childcare diploma, she always been committed to helping others. Now considered a vital member of the team, always striving to succeed at what she does.
Lauren Singleton, Registered Nurse Substance Misuse
Lauren has a Bachelor of Science degree, with honours, in Adult Nursing and is a registered nurse regulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
Lauren has been part of the team at PCP Luton for two years and has very high standards of clinical client care and is passionate about recovery. Prior to working with PCP Luton, she worked in primary and community care, gaining extensive experience in rehabilitative and acute care.
With her professional backgrounds she is an integral part of PCP’s clinical team providing quality nursing care to all of our clients.
Penny Herbert, Registered Nurse Substance Misuse
Penny is a Substance Misuse Specialist Nurse who is a firm believer in empowering people to self- manage their health conditions, educating and working with her clients to achieve positive outcomes in relation to their pain management, diabetes, respiratory problems and other medical issues associated with addiction.
Penny consistently receives excellent feedback from clients about her warm approach and for always going the extra mile. In her spare time, Penny loves to swim, go for countryside walks and bake.
Paula Mates, Therapeautic Lead
Paula is a UKCP Clinical Psychotherapist with a Master of Science degree from Middlesex University and Metanoia institute. Paula’s areas of specialist interest include addiction, trauma, complex grief and loss, and attachment issues.
Marie Howe, Senior Admin Support
Maria, has been an integral member of the PCP team for 15 years. Before this, she worked many years in the hospitality industry. Her role varies from administration to domestic duties and supporting clients with access to benefits and any finance issues.
She has gained a lot of experience in working with venerable clients in her role. With her vast experience in hospitality, she thrives on challenges that arise. In her spare time she enjoys swimming and is a devoted Mother and Grandmother.
Gary Fox, Admissions Team
An integral part of the PCP Admission Team, Gary runs PCP’s transport service, liaising with clients and their loved one’s prior to admission. Gary will collect you on admission day, help prepare your belongings and secure your property if required, giving you peace of mind before coming into detox.
Gary’s professionalism and caring nature allow the client to feel re-assured and positive about treatment before they walk through the door. Gary has a passion for designing t-shirts and is the Trustee of a Charity.