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!

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.

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.

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.

As Therapeutic Team Lead, Paula adopts a holistic approach to recovery, incorporating different therapeutic techniques. In addition to the established and highly successful 12 Step Programme, she ensures clients receive a broad range of other creative and
interactive workshops. Her passion is Art Therapy and Meditation which is an integral part of the weekend programme.
 
In addition to quality time with friends, family and dog named Bear, she can be found in the Yorkshire countryside horse riding. Paula has over 10 years extensive experience in
the addiction field.

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.

Dr Olalekan Otulana MBBS, DRCOG, MRCGP, DFSRH, MFMLM, FRSPH
Ola is PCP’s longest-serving Doctor and has been pivotal in our expansion over the 5 years he has been working with us. Ola is a GP with Specialist Interest in Substance Misuse and extremely experienced in the medical treatment of substance misuse and detoxification. Ola works in a person-centred way to take into account previous patient experience of detox and feedback is always positiveof his approach and care.

Dr Paul Heenen MB BCh BAO Dip Obs
Dr Heenan has been a local GP in Clapham for 20 years and is experienced in managing cases involving simple and complex substance dependency.He is also Mental Health Lead in his practice and has recently been appointed Mental Health Lead for Lambeth CCG.  

Dr Rob Hampton MB ChB, MRCGP, DRCOG, DipOccMed, GPSI in Offender Health and Substance Misuse, GPSI in Pain Management

Rob is a vastly experienced GP with a specialist interest in substance misuse. Rob works for a variety of agencies within the Leicester drug and alcohol partnership and is responsible for the management of detoxification at PCP Leicester.

Michael Toner, Registered Manager, Leicester
Michael has been working with PCP since its inception in 2005 and is a qualified counsellor. Michael says ‘My treatment philosophy is simple: to enable people to find the power within themselves to become free from addiction – we’ll show you how!’

John Wilson, Registered Manager, Chelmsford 
John Wilson is a qualified counsellor and the registered manager of PCP Chelmsford with over 10 years experience within the addiction field. John says that “ emotional work for any alcoholic and addict is important,  and sometimes we need help to discover what our emotions and feelings arethe good news is that there is a way to help discover the whole person through counselling and the 12 step process”

Susan Fraser, Registered Manager, Clapham 
Susan has been working with PCP since 2006 and is a qualified Person Centred Counsellor. Susan has experience working in Community Drug and Alcohol Teams, as well as GP, shared care services. Susan’s therapeutic approach helps clients start a process of accepting themselves as they are which helps bring about a change of attitude and perception.

Georgina Storey, Substance Misuse Nurse – Luton
Georgie is a Registered Nurse specialising in substance misuse for over 15 years with experience in a variety of settings, such as Criminal Justice, Hospital Liaison and community prescribing services. Georgie has developed excellent pathways within our community to promote the physical and mental health well-being of our clients.

Steph Garrett, RN DIP HE, Substance Misuse Nurse – Leicester 
Steph has worked as a Registered Mental Health Nurse Practitioner for 5 years specialising solely in the medical management of detoxing clients from alcohol and/or substances. Steph also has experience in Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

Jonathan Mettle, Substance Misuse Nurse – Clapham
Jonathan first qualified as a learning disability Nurse in 1995 and has many years of experience in neuro-disabilities. Jonathan then registered as a Mental Health Nurse in 1997 and has 12 years of experience working as a substance misuse Nurse, working in a variety of settings such as Prison and community treatment. He holds RCGP qualifications in substance misuse and the management of alcohol and drugs in Primary Care.

Jan Farquharson, Senior Counsellor, Luton
Jan is an experienced counsellor and CBT Therapist. Jan has worked with PCP for 7 years and has extensive experience of working in community drug and alcohol services. Being in recovery herself she believes that the 12 step programme along with an integrative therapeutic approach gives a holistic approach to treating addiction

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