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Our teams

Our teams

Senior management

Lee Ali, Registered Manager (CQC) and Head of Medical

Lee is a Registered General Nurse and Registered Manager of Broadway Lodge. She oversees the 24/7 medical team that includes GPs and consultant psychiatrists and ensures Broadway’s standards meet the expectations of the Care Quality Commission. Lee’s breadth of knowledge and understanding of the treatment sector, its staff and patients, means that everyone who comes into Broadway Lodge receives a level of care and support that is personalised and exemplary.

Markkus Trew, Head of Counselling and Aftercare

Markkus is Head of Counselling for Broadway holding a diploma in leadership and management as well as counselling and has extensive experience of working in treatment centres in North Somerset. Markkus is responsible for leading the counselling team and for developing innovations in the therapeutic programme that draws on evidence-based research and practice. His specialism is attachment theory looking at early parental relationships and early years’ impact on child development and addiction. Markkus’ previous career is in property – he trained as a surveyor and holds a degree in estates management that enables him to balance his therapeutic knowledge and skills with a commercial acuity. He brings to Broadway a passionate focus on driving up standards of care and reporting to a high level of quality, alongside making sure the business is run along exemplary lines.

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Our BACP-registered counsellors are highly experienced in supporting clients with addiction, manifesting in a range of areas including: drink, illicit drugs, prescription drugs, medication, gambling and eating disorders. They are also skilled in responding to conditions which can co-occur with and exacerbate addiction such as anxiety, depression, mental health issues and life transitions such as retirement, and bereavement. We offer a wide range of therapeutic approaches and use these flexibly, adopting what will work for each individual client at any given time.

All our counsellors are qualified to minimum Diploma level and some members of our team have worked with us for over 30 years. Some of our counsellors have personal experience of addiction and are therefore powerful examples of life in recovery.

We are also fortunate to have a team of support workers who provide day and evening cover to help ensure the smooth running of our 7 days a week programme, for example by taking clients to evening Fellowship meetings, local and national appointments, and providing other practical support such as a listening ear and guidance. Some of our support workers also have personal experience of addiction and have completed treatment at Broadway, and are therefore able to pass on their knowledge and experience.

Our teams


Broadway Lodge is one of very few addiction treatment centres in the UK with medical care on site day and night, 365 days a year. Our team includes specialist nurses, healthcare assistants, a GP and two consultant psychiatrists. The department can support clients with dual diagnosis and provide a detoxification service for pregnant women.

Our teams


Richard Flack, Chair of Trustees

Richard is a solicitor with Pardoes LLP where until recently he headed their Private Client team, tripling the team’s turnover to over £1m in 5 years and transforming a High Street rural practice into a firm known nationally for the quality of its clientele and work.

Chris Jelf

Chris formed Jelf Group Plc, the independent insurance broker and financial consultancy, which last year was sold to Marsh Group. He has served as a Non Executive Director at Thatchers Cider and is a serving Director of Bristol Rovers Football Club. Chris brings expertise in sales, service, and client/customer relationship and networking to the Board.

Philip Gay

Philip is a highly capable Director with a proven track-record within the property industry and commerce. He has considerable experience acting as a trusted advisor in managing Family Offices and is skilled at managing and protecting shareholder interests as well as raising finance. Philip has successfully led cross-border joint ventures and managed all parties involved in such transactions. He is respected for considerable entrepreneurial flair and strategic vision, coupled with deep commercial experience, logic and common sense.