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Welcome To Asana Lodge
At Asana Lodge our approach to care is progressive and tailored to the needs of the individual on their own recovery journey. Through industry-leading, scientifically proven techniques, we treat both body and mind. We’ve handpicked a team of highly qualified and experienced medical and therapy professionals. Facilities are exceptional, far exceeding a standard treatment centre. Our focus is on understanding what’s happening inside the brain. We give clients the knowledge they need to make changes in their lives and experience long-term results.
Why We’re Different
No client is treated like simply a number. Care is truly personalised and delivered by a highly experienced team, each dedicated to understanding the needs of the individual. Using industry leading treatments, and by changing the perception of what is going on in the brain, we give every client the best possible chance of long-term recovery.
Stress Free Admission Process
We understand that contacting our treatment centre can be an anxious first step for clients and their families. Our Admission Team have many years of experience, and are on hand to help, advise and organise every step of your care.
Set against the beautiful backdrop of Yardley Gobion, clients can enjoy stunning views and rural daily walks. An on-site chef prepares a delicious selection of meals, created from locally sourced ingredients. Facilities are exceptional, creating an environment that is safe and comfortable for healing and recovery.Call Us Now 01908 489 421 View Our Facilities
Industry Leading Treatments and Therapies
Within Asana Lodge we use the latest technology to offer the highest standards of care to our clients. Every treatment or therapy has been chosen because of its benefits to the mind and body of the individual. Each tailored programme includes full detoxification, one-on-one sessions, group sessions, psychological therapies, a focus on nutrition and well-being and a range of social activities. Add state of the art therapies, including satori chair therapy, and we’re able to create a plan that treats every aspect of the client’s health and well-being.Satori Chair Therapy All Therapies
Meet The Team
Asana Lodge is made up of an expert team of dedicated professionals, who understand addiction and build relationships with each individual to offer the best possible chance of recovery.
European NAD Pioneer
John has travelled... Read More
European NAD Pioneer
John has travelled extensively around the world, culminating in 19 years’ experience looking at different models. He is the European pioneer of Nad+ (Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide) treatment to Europe in 2010; and recently back from the USA bringing state of the art Virtual Reality Relapse Prevention and stress reduction therapy. his passion extends to other metabolic disturbances and neurodegenerative diseases.
The journey continues, in recent times john has travelled to Russia to study and research into a new therapy photobiomudulation or systemic laser therapy working with Nad+ scientists and the very best of the medical profession in the UK and the USA, together with Nadcell, Bionad Clinics own select Doctors, nurses, dieticians and therapists, Johns’ passion continues to endeavour to bring to the UK and Europe new developments with Nad+ therapy in preventive and restorative medicine and Wellness. In 2017 John Gillen was made a visiting Professor at the John Naisbitt university in Belgrade Serbia.
MBBS, PG Dip Clin Ed, OA Dip CBT, OA Dip Psychology,... Read More
MBBS, PG Dip Clin Ed, OA Dip CBT, OA Dip Psychology, SCOPE Certified
Dr Lapa graduated in Medicine in 2000 and since this time has accrued much experience working in the widest range of psychiatric settings with differing illness presentations and backgrounds in inpatient, community and secure settings. This has been aligned to continuation of professional development at postgraduate level in clinical research which has been very closely related to the everyday clinical practice conducted by this practitioner as a NHS and Private Psychiatrist. He is fully indemnified by the Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland (MDDUS) and MIAB Expert Insurance for Psychiatric and Private Medical practice. He is fully registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) in the UK with a licence to practice.
Dr Lapa is approved under Section 12(2) of the Mental Health Act (1983)
Member of Independent Doctors Federation (IDF), British Association for Psychopharmacology (BMA) and The Association for the Study of Obesity (ASO)
Dr Lapa’s extensive experience has also concentrated itself on the following areas of clinical practice:
- Assessment, Diagnosis and Pharmacological Treatment for Adults with ADHD.
- Drug and Alcohol Dependency and maintaining abstinence and continued recovery
- Intravenous and Intramuscular Vitamin and Mineral Infusion Therapy
- Dietary and Weight Management and through care from assessment to treatment to end goals and maintenance
- Aesthetic Practice and Procedures
Dr. Olalekan Otulana MBChB, DRCOG, MRCGP, DFSRH, FRSPH, MBA (Cantab)
Dr Otulana is a highly experienced GP and Addiction ... Read More
Dr. Olalekan Otulana MBChB, DRCOG, MRCGP, DFSRH, FRSPH, MBA (Cantab)
Dr Otulana is a highly experienced GP and Addiction Specialist Physician. He has a specialist interest in Substance Misuse Management and he has a wide range of experience in the assessment, management (including detoxification) and residential rehabilitation of patients with various drug and substance addiction problems. His main aim is to comprehensively assess patients with addiction problems and determine their treatment needs for medical detoxification treatments and psychological interventions. He is also experienced in managing patients who require dual drug and alcohol detoxification treatments. Dr Otulana started practising as a doctor in 2000 and has been in the field of addiction for over a decade. He is an Advanced Practitioner Member of Addiction Professionals and also holds a Part 1 Certificate in Clinical Psychopharmacology from the British Association for Psychopharmacology. He is additionally a strong healthcare service professional with a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree from Cambridge University Judge Business School.
Madissar has a wealth of experience in a managerial ... Read More
Madissar has a wealth of experience in a managerial position within substance misuse for over 20 years, working with offending behaviour and criminal justice.
Madissar began his career as a prison officer in 2000 and progressed further in the substance misuse field within the prison settings delivering various short duration programmes and linking prisoners to community-based treatment providers before their release. In 2006 Madissar successfully managed to set up the Drug Intervention Programme within Bedfordshire. This later transpired to successfully securing a service manager role and developing the Drug Rehabilitation Requirement Order.
Madissar successfully secured various managerial positions within the substance misuse field with joint partnership working with Integrated Offender Management and police in reducing drug-related offending behaviour. Madissar gained extensive experience and expertise working for several organisations, such as Adapt, Rapt, Addaction, Westminster Drug Project, Hertfordshire Couty Council, NHS and Next Step Support. Madissar holds a diploma in level 5 Leadership and Management and has extensive experience in the senior managerial role.
Madissar passion lies in supporting services to achieve their goals and objectives. In the last two years, Madissar progressed further in mental health as a senior managerial role, overseeing residential rehabilitation and supporting living accommodations with adults (18+) with a range of diverse complex needs.
Claire has worked for 15 years in the Health and Soc... Read More
Claire has worked for 15 years in the Health and Social Care sector as a Support Worker, where she supported adults with learning disabilities, as well as a Rapid Response Health Care Assistant. Claire has also volunteered as a Health Care Assistant, supporting patients on end of life care, as well as volunteering and becoming a Trustee for a child bereavement charity.
After joining Asana Lodge as a Recovery Support Worker, Claire has since been promoted to Senior Recovery Worker and continues to show compassion and empathy towards residents. She likes to ensure that clients are comfortable and supported on their road to recovery and loves to watch clients evolve on their journey.
Hichem is an experienced and talented chef with a pa... Read More
Hichem is an experienced and talented chef with a passion for food. His previous experience has allowed him to learn and develop skills, such as planning corporate events and client’s functions, meeting both business financial and customers satisfaction targets, as well as the local Environmental Health Authority requirement.
Hichem says that the most rewarding aspect of his job is putting a smile on the face of clients by serving a simple colorful plate of food full of flavors and taste. Alongside his work as a chef at Asana Lodge, Hichem is also studying a degree in International Tourism Management and International Development at the University of Northampton.
Jay has been a Psychodynamic therapist for the past ... Read More
Jay has been a Psychodynamic therapist for the past 10 years and has also been trained in DBT, Mindfulness and the treatment of addiction. Jay specialises in alcohol misuse, stimulant and opiate use, cannabis addiction, anxiety management, managing trauma, conflict in relationships, and disordered attachment styles. He has 20 years of work experience in the field of substance misuse in both residential and community settings.
Jay feels privileged to be part of the team at Asana Lodge and enjoys watching people make positive changes in their lives is always rewarding and gratifying. He believes that the commitment to understanding each individual client’s needs and the willingness to go the extra mile to make sure they are met is the reason that Asana Lodge team are special.
Dr. Paul McArdle
Dr. McArdle is a leading UK Registered Dietitian and... Read More
Dr. Paul McArdle
Dr. McArdle is a leading UK Registered Dietitian and a specialist in mental health, weight management and diabetes. He has over 20 years of experience in the NHS and Private Practice, and is passionate about high-quality, evidence-based and person-centred care. Good nutrition is at the heart of successful recovery and is an important part of helping clients feel better both physically and emotionally.
Paul’s extensive experience means that he can help clients with a wide range of concerns relating to nutrition, through both education and individualised support. Helping people to enjoy food and re-establish a healthy relationship with food and eating is an important goal for Paul.
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