About Us

Our treatment centre offers a confidential, non judgemental approach to those affected by addiction.

HURT is a voluntary organisation working for the community. We support individuals and their families in all stages of recovery from alcohol and other drug problems. Our organisation will identify and advocate for needed services related to substance misuse, infuse hope, and increase public awareness that long-term recovery is a reality, enriching lives, and enhancing their recovery process.

Dessie Kyle

Dessie Kyle

Centre Manager

Dessie Kyle joined the Hurt team as Centre Manager in March 2008 with over 15 years Management experience. Dessie holds a level 5 Diploma in Coaching & Mentoring, Diploma in NLP, ASIST Safetalk, Level 2 Drugs & Alcohol & Level 3 Certificate in First Line Management.

Sadie O’Reilly

Sadie O’Reilly

Founder / Project Coordinator

Sadie O’Reilly is the Project Coordinator and founder of Hurt, and has been managing Hurt since forming the organisation. Sadie is a qualified NADA Auricular Acupuncture Trainer, She holds a Diploma in Drug & Alcohol Studies, Certificate in Alcohol Studies, Degree in Addiction Counselling, Certificate in Projective Techniques, Certificate in Hidden Harm, Certificate in CBT, Certificate in Motivational Interviewing, ASIST & Suicide Prevention Training.

 Pauline McCloskey

Pauline McCloskey

Finance / Administration Officer

Pauline is a business management graduate who oversees all the finance and administrative functions of HURT including responsibility for the management of accounts, funding allocation and financial reporting. She is currently studying the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants Diploma.

Pauline also holds City & Guilds in Drug & Alcohol Awareness, ASIST & a Diploma in NLP and holds her Certificate in First Aid at work & trained in Automated External Defibrillation (AED) .

Natasha Howlett

Natasha Howlett

Project Worker - Sewing the Seeds of Hope

Natasha has a Foundation Degree in Responding to Drug and Alcohol Misuse and a BSc (Hons) Degree in Health & Wellbeing.

Natasha is also a qualified therapist in Auricular Acupuncture, Reflexology, and has trained in; Safetalk, & Suicide Intervention Training,.

Further to this Natasha is trained in First Aid and Automated External Defibrillation (AED.) She also has a Diploma in NLP, ASIST, City & Guilds in Drug & Alcohol Awareness and Botvin Lifeskills Training.

Donat Desmond

Donat Desmond

Counsellor

Donat is a fully qualified, experienced Counselor, he holds an MSc in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.

Hugh Quigley

Hugh Quigley

Psychotherapist / Lead Project Coordinator

Dr.Hugh Quigley is a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist and Accredited Counselor. Hugh gained his PhD in 2007 has been training and working in the field of personal growth and development since 1991.
Hugh also holds the following; Certificate in Therapeutic-arts, ASIST Safetalk, Master Practitioner in NLP, Diploma in Advanced Psychotherapy, Diploma in Psychiatric Studies, Professional Hypnotherapy & Clinical Hypnotherapy, Certificate in Supervision, Certificate in Bereavement Counselling, Bachelor of Science, Smart Recovery Facilitator, Certificate in Mindfulness, Train the Trainer, Diploma in Life Coaching, Certificate in Solution Focused Practice, Certificate in CBT.

Alannah Campbell

Alannah Campbell

Receptionist / Social Media Manager

Alannah is our Receptionist and, as such, is the first point of contact for clients and visitors to our premises. Alannah has successfully completed Safetalk Suicide prevention training.

Alannah holds a BSc degree from The University of Manchester and has extensive experience working in a variety of client facing roles, in addition to graphic design and office administration. She has also completed training in Digital Marketing and Social Media Management.

Caroline McGowan

Caroline McGowan

Complementary Therapist / Counsellor

Caroline is a qualified Complementary Therapist with 16 years experience. She is also qualified in Auricular Acupuncture and is a graduate in Therapeutic Counselling. Caroline is also qualified in NLP, Foundation Degree in Counselling and ASIST.

Rose McCartney

Rose McCartney

Complementary Therapist

Rose is a qualified Holistic Therapist and provides a wide range of treatments including Massage and Reflexology. Rose has been practicing Reflexology over 14 years. She also holds a Certificate in First Aid & ASIST.

Cathereen Wells

Cathereen Wells

Project Worker

Cathereen is a qualified Youth Worker. She is also a qualified Counsellor and Indian Head Massage Therapist.

Tina Burns

Tina Burns

Receptionist / Social Media Manager

Tina is our Front Office Receptionist. She is the first point of contact for clients and visitors to our premises. Tina has successfully completed training in City and Guilds Level 2 in Responding to Substance Misuse and ASIST Safetalk Suicide prevention training.

Tina has extensive experience working in office administration including NVQ Levels II & III in Word & Text Processing, NVQ Level II Support Users of IT and has a Level 2 Diploma as an IT Professional. Tina also holds her Certificate in First Aid at work & trained in Automated External Defibrillation (AED) .