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Unsurpassed privacy and confidentiality

We never respond to enquiries about our clients. Your privacy at our addiction treatment centre is our priority.

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One to one focus

Your addiction recovery programme will be tailored to your individual needs.

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Rebuilding your health

Focus on rebuilding your health through therapy, nutrition, exercise and spirituality. It’s an addiction recovery programme designed to keep you healthy in the long term.

Meet The Team

Our multi-disciplined team are all industry-leading experts in their individual fields. They are dedicated to providing you with treatment, support, and care around the clock, for as long as you need it.

Graham Peasey

Founder

“If you had told me 15 years ago that I would one day get sober and become the founder of one of the leading addiction treatment centres in Europe, I would have laughed in your face. Then I would have taken another drink.”

Since turning his life around, Graham has become an expert in the field of recovery; a highly regarded therapist and counsellor; a strong believer in the guiding principles of the 12 step programme, Graham has combined these principles in conjunction with traditional psychotherapy and cognitive behavioural therapy. Over the years he has successfully helped hundreds of people transform their lives and escape from the misery caused by addiction and mental illness.

Graham Peasey

Founder

Dr Ignacio Poole

Medical Practitioner

Dr Poole has been a European qualified specialist in family and community medicine since 1984. Established in Javea as a private practitioner and founder of Clinica El Arenal since 1985. He is multi-lingual and has over 30 years of experience in dealing with drug and alcohol dependencies in both hospital environments and as a private counsellor for patients and relatives. Dr Poole will oversee all aspects of each client’s detoxification and physical recovery.

Dr Ignacio Poole

Medical Practitioner

Dr Alexander Lapa

Psychiatrist

Dr Lapa graduated in 2000. He then completed further postgraduate studies in clinical research and began working as an NHS psychiatrist.

Dr Lapa has more than 10 years experience in dealing with patients who have drug and alcohol dependencies. He has been managing patients both in the community and hospital settings.

He also has a special interest in weight management and works as a consultant at one of the oldest clinics on Harley Street in London.

He has developed a unique and effective weight management approach for Step 1 Recovery patients.

Dr Alexander is fluent in English, Russian and Polish.

Dr Alexander Lapa

Psychiatrist

Fabiana Mourelle

Senior Nurse - Specialist in Clinical Testing

Fabiana has a plethora of nursing experience and in-depth knowledge reharding haematology, biochemistry and microbiology. She is also a highly-trained in personal injury. She is based here in Javea at Step 1 Recovery working alongside Dr Ignacio Poole.

Fabiana Mourelle

Senior Nurse - Specialist in Clinical Testing

Juan Martinez Morenilla

Nurse

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Juan Martinez Morenilla

Nurse

Laura Smart

Integrative Counsellor MBACP

Laura is an experienced Integrative counsellor and group facilitator whose professional and therapeutic experience lies in working predominantly with clients affected by addictions, co-dependency and mental health and well-being related issues. As an Integrative counsellor she is skilled at building and maintaining trusting therapeutic relationships and uses a variety of models including Gestalt Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT), Motivational Interviewing and The 12 Steps. She is dedicated to helping people recover from addictions and providing intensive therapeutic support and intervention, facilitating 1-2-1 and couples counselling and group therapy sessions, and workshops to enable clients to take responsibility for their addictions, lives and recovery.

Laura has her own private practice and consultancy in London and has previously worked as a counsellor for RAPt (the Rehabilitation for Addicted Prisoners Trust) working to help people with drug and alcohol dependence, both in prison and in the community working with people with alcohol dependency and their families at Tower Hamlets Community Alcohol Team. Laura is passionate about people’s recovery, mental health and emotional wellbeing and helping them move forward in their lives.

Laura Smart

Integrative Counsellor MBACP

Seth Bolton

Counsellor

Seth is extremely dedicated and passionate towards everything about recovery. He has an in depth knowledge of how the 12 step programme works and has developed an empathic understanding of the challenges facing our clients; a skill that enables him to work with individuals and their experiences.

Seth Bolton

Counsellor

Laura Camacho

Clinical Psychologist

Laura is a clinical psychologist and coach with an integrative and holistic ‘mind, body, spirit’ approach to treatment, recovery, mental health and life.
She has experience counselling mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, personality disorders, ADHD and autistic spectrum disorders, suicidal ideation, addiction, trauma, and dysfunctional family or relationship systems.  She has a special interest in eating disorders and food addiction.
Laura gently guides and supports clients in re-connecting with themselves and others to have nourishing and fulfilled lives.
Laura is multilingual in English, Spanish and Danish.
Laura Camacho

Clinical Psychologist

Simone Beck

Yoga Therapist, Thai Yoga Massage Therapist & Reikimaster

Simone is a Yoga teacher trained in the prestigious tradition of Viniyoga. Viniyoga is the art of adapting yoga to the needs of each individual.

Simone also qualified as a Yoga therapist to deepen her understanding about the immense healing power of yoga and meditation. Yoga therapy focuses on health and wellness at all levels: physical, psychological and spiritual.

Simone is a Thai Yoga Massage therapist. This is a dynamic bodywork therapy, combining acupressure, Indian Ayurvedic principles and yoga postures, also called  “passive yoga”. Furthermore, Simone is a qualified Reikimaster.

Simone Beck

Yoga Therapist, Thai Yoga Massage Therapist & Reikimaster

Amanda O'Shea

Holistic Therapist & Life Coach

As Head of Clinic, Amanda is the lead on the Admission process, coordinates the running of all bespoke client programmes and manages the clinical services and team at Step 1 Recovery.
Amanda is a dedicated transformational coach with over 25 years’ experience in the provision of Holistic healthcare and therapy.  As a recognised International Three Principles facilitator, Amanda shares the ‘Inside Out’ understanding, speaking regularly at conferences and seminars.
Her passion for life and ability to see the innate wellbeing and resilience in people is reflected in her unique ability to deeply listen and connect on an individual level.
Amanda is a valued asset to the Step One team, leading and encouraging with sensitivity, compassion and wisdom. Her smiley disposition and loving manner engenders positivity in colleagues and clients alike.
Amanda O'Shea

Holistic Therapist & Life Coach

Ron Clarke

Finance Manager

Ron brings to Step One Recovery extensive management experience with major multi-national companies in Latin America. He is bilingual in English and Spanish and involved in ongoing service activities in the local community.

Ron Clarke

Finance Manager

Cynthia Souiljaert

Housekeeper

Cynthia is very experienced in office management and customer service. She is fluent in six languages and throughout her career has learned to exercise understanding and compassion with individuals who have addiction issues.

Cynthia Souiljaert

Housekeeper

Suzanne Stevens

Chef

Working within the food industry and as a Chef for over 25 years’ Suzanne adds a wealth of experience and knowledge in World Cuisine and Nutrition to the kitchen at Step One.
Often with a Mediterranean flair, Suzanne provides wholesome, home cooked food using the freshest local ingredients and looks after the dietary requirements of every client on an individual basis. She has a natural gift for balancing her culinary skills with empathy, understanding and warmth.
Suzanne is a caring, dedicated and integral part of Step One, embodying and bringing true meaning to the kitchen is the heart of every home.
Suzanne Stevens

Chef

Matthew Armstrong

Transformation Specialist

Matthew has dedicated his life to personal transformation. This lead him to read hundreds of books on the subject and undergo thousands of hours of training. All in all, Matthew has travelled to 6 continents to attend training, courses, workshops and seminars.
Seeking out the best of the best to learn from, he found himself living in Japan and training under world-renowned Ninjutsu Grandmaster and Bone Setter, Dr Masaaki Hatsumi.
Today his main work is as a Deep Tissue Massage Therapist, Personal Trainer and a Martial Arts Teacher.
Matthew has a unique capability to serve his clients on all levels of well-being and to the highest level, having been able to integrate a wide body of knowledge and experience to produce precise solutions and the desired results – mind, body and spirit.
Matthew Armstrong

Transformation Specialist

Rogier Buningh

Master Practitioner in NLP.

Master practitioner in NLP
Multi year experience in depression, anxiety and addiction counselling, experience in depression, anxiety, ADHD, personality disorders
Rogier Buningh

Master Practitioner in NLP.

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