Paul McCree

Recovery Worker

Qualifications and experience

Level 4 Diploma in Person Centred Counselling.

Working with addiction

Paul began working in residential clinics, 20 years ago. He has a wide range of experience in setting up Peer Support services in Brighton and Starting a BEMA project in Brighton. These include the Peer support service for the Priory Healthcare and the Tarner Project. Paul spent time working for the Homeless Team in Brighton, and at Arch House, in Brighton, for a number of years under CRI and also held a post as an Addiction Therapist at Prinsted in Gatwick and The Priory in Woking. After being in a residential setting myself for a number of months, recovery from my addiction seemed to drive me towards helping others as a career path. It’s helped me grow as a person and given me a real passion. Theres nothing more rewarding then seeing the lights come on in a person from there state of brokenness to rebuild their lives.

Working at the lighthouse

“I began working at The Lighthouse in 2017. I have seen The Lighthouse grow from strength to strength and really enjoy my job! There’s a wealth of experience within the Team to draw from, to help with the day-to-day challenges rehab life can bring. I feel really lucky to have a career that brings so many rewards.The real gift is seeing the clients find the endeavour within themselves to complete their time in treatment and go on to live wonderful new lives with their families. “

Hobbies and interests

I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. Working a programme of recovery, which is still very much at the forefront of my life, as it was when I left treatment. I play golf when I can and enjoy holidaying with my family.