Former Bethwin Road residents are invited to this year’s reunion on Thursday, 19 December, 2–5pm. […]
Farewell… to Peter Gill, who has been a counsellor and group facilitator with our Aftercare Programme since it started in 2007; he is joining the team at Southwark Irish Pensioners. Farewell… to Yvonne Douglas who for the past three years has run meditation groups and admin at Bethwin Road and leaves to build her freelance […]
When Dave Carroll retired from Bethwin Road this month, he left behind him the little plaque that had hung on the wall above his desk for his seven years as deputy manager. On it were three Irish words: Cead Mile Failte (“100,000 welcomes”). A reminder of how Dave was at work – and something we […]
Kairos Community Trust is delighted to welcome Sian Thomas, the new counsellor at Bethwin Road, our residential rehab in Camberwell. Sian writes: “After many years working in the NHS, I inadvertently fell into training in addictions counselling. This has resulted in the most enjoyable past three years, combining academic work with working in drug and […]
Twenty years ago today, 59 Bethwin Road opened as a rehab. The manager was Mossie Lyons, who joined Kairos that day from the London Irish Centre in Camden. Sally Martin and Karen Brooks were the first therapists, Jim Finn a trainee counsellor, and Sandra Ginnelly was our cook. For the first few months, therapy took […]
The courtyard at Kairos Bethwin Road has long been a place of informal recovery – somewhere to sit and chat with a cuppa, do Step work in the sunshine or just have a quiet cigarette. Now, the message of recovery has been turned into a pair of vibrant murals by resident Charlene. On one wall, […]
Bethwin Road welcomes back Yvonne Douglas. Yvonne first arrived in 2009 as a psychology student on a placement as part of her counselling degree at NUC (Newham University Centre); since qualifying she has been working an independent BACP-registered counsellor, spiritual coach and author. She’s delighted to be back one day a week to run meditation […]
Our congratulations to Angie and Mick McCulloch on their marriage on Saturday at St James the Great in Elm Grove. Angie works at Bethwin Road and the couple’s Kairos family and friends turned out in force to join the wedding celebrations. All our best wishes for the future, Angie and Mick!