Jasmine Mother’s Recovery welcomes new Registered Manager
Jasmine Mother’s Recovery, our residential rehabilitation centre, today welcomes a new Registered Manager, Lorna Lapthorn.
Lorna Lapthorn is not a complete stranger to the charity; she has been working as a freelance counsellor for Trevi over the past year and before that she worked as a Team Leader at the addiction charity, Broadreach, running the Longreach centre for women.
Lorna has had a varied career. When Lorna left school, she became a legal secretary working with a number of prestigious legal firms in Plymouth and then later in London. After a while Lorna decided she wanted to travel and see the world. She set her sights on becoming an air hostess and joined Virgin Atlantic. During her time with Virgin, she travelled to the States, South Africa, Japan and Hong Kong.
Later, Lorna returned to Plymouth where she worked with a large telecommunications company as a PA. After having her son, she took up a part time role in the care sector, caring for a male with schizophrenia in the community. Alongside this, Lorna pursued counselling training and worked for a bereavement counselling charity – helping others to deal with traumatic loss. She became Trustee of this charity and volunteered for them for 9 years.
Following this, Lorna was able to step into a paid counselling role at Broadreach where she was then promoted to Manager and coordinated the female Longreach centre. Whilst she was there, Lorna helped to significantly increase their client retention rate. Sadly, in 2019, Broadreach closed and since then Lorna has been working as a freelance counsellor with Trevi’s Clinical Lead, Claire Lodge under the Trevi Therapy Service.
Jasmine Mother’s Recovery is the only residential rehabilitation centre in the UK where children get to stay with their mothers. The centre takes referrals from across the UK and can accommodate up to 10 women and their children at the same time. Jasmine is a trauma informed service; as well as working with the presenting issues of substance misuse / parenting concerns, the centre aims to address the underlying trauma that many women have experienced. Facilities include eight residential rooms, two family apartments, a therapy lodge, and an Ofsted registered nursery for children to be looked after during therapy times.
Jasmine’s dedicated and expert team works with each mother to help her break her addiction for good and to be the best mother she can be. And the results speak for themselves: 98% of women who go to Jasmine Mother’s Recovery successfully detox and almost 8 out of 10 children get to stay with their mother.
As the new Registered Manager, Lorna Lapthorn will be responsible for CQC inspections, managing the team of 24/7 Support Workers, policy management and governance.
With residential rehabilitations across the UK reporting a growing trend in more complex and acute mental health needs, Lorna knows her new role will bring with it a lot of hard work. But with her background in counselling and in-depth trauma training, this will be extremely advantageous.
Lorna already has a number of key projects she would like to get off the ground, one being to revitalise the counselling areas in the centre including a space for EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) – an increasingly recommended and successful psychotherapy intervention for trauma clients. For some clients EMDR can be life-changing in terms of their recovery and mental wellbeing. Lorna also plans to build strong relationships with all referrers, and to gain regular feedback from them after each client has completed their treatment.
Lorna Lapthorn, Registered Manager of Jasmine Mother’s Recovery states: ‘I am so excited to officially join the Trevi team as the new Registered Manager. I have loved working with the Trevi women in my counselling role. It has been my dream to work for Trevi for many years. In fact, before I had my son 16 years ago, I applied to be a Support Worker. It feels like this has been a long time coming. I have always followed the charity and when I worked at Longreach I sent a lot of the women to the creative therapies group at the Sunflower Women’s Centre. I am so passionate about Jasmine Mother’s Recovery – to be a mother and baby residential rehabilitation centre, it really gives women a great opportunity to increase their recovery and for mother and baby to stay together. I’m really looking forward to getting stuck in.’