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Mike Delaney

Mike Delaney is a Mental Health/Addictions Specialist with over 35 years experience working with individuals, rehabilitation centres and professional bodies in the UK and internationally. He had a successful career for twenty years as a Registered Nurse Manager and CPN within Mental Health/Learning Disability services and, since undergoing treatment for his own addictions in 1996 he has specialised in a range of issues including addictive behaviours, young people who have suffered sexual trauma, co-dependency and relationships.

Over the last fifteen years he has managed several facilities including Barley Wood in Bristol and the Addictive Behaviour Centre in Birmingham. He has also been responsible for Project Managing and developing two new treatment facilities, Silkworth Lodge in Jersey in 2002 and Stepps in Gloucestershire in 2004. Until 2008 he was Group Clinical Director of The Stepping Stones Group, a large healthcare organisation for adults with Learning Disabilities and Mental Health issues. Since then he has had a successful Private practice in Gloucestershire and Harley Street London, has provided training for a number of Organisations including Veterans Aid in London and is a Director of Pathways Supported Housing in Weston-super-Mare and LEAP Equine Therapeutic Centre in Westbury on Severn.

Mike Delaney is one of the leading practitioners of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy in the UK and a pioneer in innovative, highly successful treatment methods. He and Ella Bloomfield have drawn upon their extensive EFP/L clinical background to create the Leap EFP/L Practitioner Training Programme. At present, LEAP is the only EFP/L provider in the UK to have professional endorsement of their workshops and training from the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. He has also been invited to present a LEAP research paper to the Royal College of Psychiatrists Conference in October around the efficacy of EFP for young people who have experienced childhood sexual trauma

In recovery himself from addiction to alcohol and drugs for over fifteen years, Mike has had first-hand experience of the devastating effects of addiction on an individual and their loved ones and is passionate about using his vast practical and theoretical expertise to help others to succeed in recovery, whether it be from alcohol, drugs, depression, sex, co-dependency, food or gambling.


Website
www.mikedelaney.co.uk


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