Meet the team
Below, we include a short introduction to the people that bring Rehab Recovery to life. Each of our team are in recovery themselves, and bring a vast amount of experience to the organisation.
CEO & Founder
I founded Rehab Recovery in 2012 to assist services users and their families find the most effective treatment solutions available for lasting recovery.
Addiction and mental health come in many shapes and sizes. Not only alcohol and substance misuse but also behavioural addictions, depression, anxiety as well as dual diagnosis and comorbidity with more complex mental health disorders.
My personal journey to recovery began in 1999 after struggling with addiction for many years. I hit rock bottom many times after shattering my personal and work life over and over as a direct consequence of failing to manage my addictions.
Suffering from chronic low self-esteem, being hypersensitive and struggling to find an “authentic purpose” in life, I struggled with relationships with others and with myself. My addictions progressed very quickly to the chronic state of the illness where dependency took hold of me and bought me to my knees.
After a few painful relapses in early recovery, I’m thankful to say I’ve now been in recovery over 17 years. Maintaining my own recovery and helping others on the road to sobriety has become and will remain my authentic purpose in life. I absolutely love my life today and count my blessings every moment.
I’m very proud of the fact that over the last decade we’ve helped thousands of service users and their families find abstinence-based recovery with meaningful relationships and a new authentic purpose in their own lives.
With such a well established and an extensive network of addiction services and clinicians, I hope we can continue with the same success for years to come and believe we can make a real difference and enhance many peoples lives.
Lubna is our leading holistic therapy clinician. She is a qualified nutritionist, teaches yoga and is a fully qualified massage therapist in Thai Yoga massage, pregnancy massage, Reiki, deep tissue massage and myofascial techniques.
Lubna studied at CNM College of naturopathic medicine and strongly believes that food is medicine and with the right diet we are far less likely to develop illnesses and disease.
She is a fully qualified yoga teacher and massage therapist, and she is passionate about her work.
Lubna is a core part of our clinical and holistic team, who has bought so much energy and healing to thousands of our service users. She has worked tirelessly for the last 10 years and is dedicated to her natural vocation for healing people.
She is an integral part of our team.
Head of Content Strategy
Keith stopped using drugs and drinking alcohol more than 10 years ago. He now spends a lot of time writing and editing content for this website. His mission is to assist people who are also looking to embrace addiction recovery.
Keith believes a key way to accomplish this goal is through his writing. Keith subscribes to 12-step teachings, but he’s also well versed in a number of evidence-based treatments such as cognitive behavioural therapy and dialectical behavioural therapy. Keith guest lectures at public and private treatment clinics both here in the UK, Europe, Australia and the USA.
Head of Admissions
Hannah has been working with Rehab Recovery for four years and in the field for seven years working as the Head of Admissions for some of the UK’s leading treatment clinics.
Hannah has been in recovery for just over 10 years, after 20 years in addiction she reached a breaking point, and she couldn’t continue using alcohol and drugs. She had no idea how to live life without them.
Hannah finally admitted that she had a problem, that it was time to get help and that she couldn’t do it on her own. It was from that admission that her denial around her addiction started to crumble, she was able to go and get the help she so desperately needed. She hasn’t looked back.
Hannah is so proud to work with other addicts and their families today supporting and guiding people to get the treatment they need because she knows with the right help it is possible to have the life you have always wanted, free from the need to use and drink.
Dr Alex Lapa MBBS, PG Dip Clin Ed, OA Dip CBT, OA Dip Psychology, SCOPE Certified
Alex has been a medical doctor since graduating in 2000. Dr Lapa is a consultant psychiatrist, and he works in a variety of settings such as residential rehabilitation and outpatient and home-based treatments. Dr Lapa is involved in undergoes frequent professional development sessions in clinical research whilst also conducting his day-to-day medical practice in the field of psychiatry. Dr Lapa works both for the NHS and in the private medical industry. Dr Lapa is authorised by the General Medical Council (GMC) to practice in the United Kingdom. He is also approved under the Section 12(2) of the Mental Health Act (1983).