Dr Tim Leighton

Director of Professional Education & Research, Action On Addiction

Tim is Director of Professional Education and Research at Action on Addiction, and has worked in the addiction field for over 30 years, as counsellor, counselling trainer, clinical supervisor, treatment programmeme developer, educator and researcher. He is a UKCP accredited Cognitive Analytic Psychotherapist. He has contributed to many academic conferences, published a range of book chapters and articles, and sat on a range of expert advisory committees, including for NICE, ACMD and UKDPC. His doctoral research was on mechanisms of change in drug and alcohol rehab, and he is committed to the continuing improvement of treatment programmemes and to developing integration between treatment and communities of recovery.


May 21, 2019 - Video

What is Addictions Counselling and How Should It Be Supervised?

In the UK, the only widely recognised counselling credential is the generic accreditation offered by BACP. While excellent generic counselling skills...

Jul 29, 2018 - Video

What Can the Past Teach Us About the Future of Addictions Counselling?

The presentation and workshop will be a participatory session discussing the future of addictions counselling, and how decades of experience can...

May 30, 2018 - Video

Clouds in the Community

Tim and Graham will explore how addiction treatment has evolved since Clouds first opened its doors in 1983, and how the impact of austerity and...

Jun 12, 2017 - Video

Mechanisms of Change: How Does Treatment Really Work?

This presentation delivers on brand new research relevant to the practice of addictions counselling. Reviewing evidence for the change processes and...

Jun 12, 2017 - Video

The Crisis Of Credibility In Addiction Treatment: And What Constitutes Credibility Anyway?

Discussion Panel on outcomes and practice • What is Outcomes Informed Treatment? • The Challenge of bridging the gap between Research and Treatment •...

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