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 […]
Kairos is pleased to announce the following appointments to our supported housing Move-on team. The new supported housing Move-on Manager is Kenny Brown, formerly deputy manager. Gillian Lyons takes up the full-time position of deputy manager and will continue to lead Kairos women’s services. Giam-Pierro Mozzi is now a full-time member of the Move-on team.
Kairos waves a fond farewell to supported housing manager Nick Messikh who leaves this week after nearly six years. Nick is heading off to warmer climes in Thailand to take up the post of senior 12-Step therapist, working with people in recovery from substance misuse in Chiang Mai. “Full of school-boy effervescence, Nick’s personality always […]
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 […]
We are pleased to announce that Dominic O’Gorman, deputy manager of the Kairos Supported Housing Move-On team, has been appointed to deputy manager of our Bethwin Road residential rehab, where he succeeds Dave Carroll, who is retiring. Kenny Brown steps up to become deputy manager of the Move-on team, which is joined by newcomer Sally […]
“We’re delighted to announce that Matt Dear has been appointed to be our new Complex Needs Support Worker – and that he starts on Monday,” said director Mossie Lyons today. Matt will provide specialist post-rehab support for the 10 residents of the two houses that form the new Kairos Recovery Hub, which is centred on […]
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 […]
Kairos counsellors Gillie Sliz, Sam Chapman and Tim Penrice took part in an informative day’s training last Friday (1 Dec) at the Institute of Group Analysis (IGA). The working title for the day was Matters of Substance: How do groups help those with drug and alcohol problems? and it was facilitated by clinical psychologists and […]