Anita Chellamah-Nurse is an accomplished addiction therapist with a distinguished career spanning several decades. Her journey began in the 1970s with her notable role in the pioneering Black musical "Bubbling Brown Sugar" in London's West End. However, her life took a transformative turn in 1988 when she overcame her personal battles with alcohol and drugs. Her dedication to helping others led her to become a qualified counsellor in 1998, specialising in Humanistic Counselling, with a particular focus on addiction and childhood trauma counselling. She firmly believes that addressing these issues empowers individuals to break free from addictive patterns, including Love Addiction, and to foster healthy relationships with themselves and others, enabling them to lead purposeful lives.
Throughout her career, Anita has played pivotal roles in various treatment centres, including residential and day programmes for addicts and families affected by addiction. She served as the Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) lead at Sanctuary Lodge, the flagship of UKAT Addiction Treatment Centers, and assumed the role of Trauma Lead at The Priory, conducting trauma workshops while actively contributing to the Addiction Programme. Anita is also distinguished for her qualifications in Level 1 and Advanced Post-Induction Therapy (PIT) and her expertise in DBT.
Beyond her counselling career, Anita participated in the groundbreaking government initiative "Wise up" in the 1990s, providing therapeutic support to schools for young people affected by addiction. She also served as the Therapeutic Lead at a Domestic Violence Charity and organised drama workshops for individuals affected by HIV and AIDS at The London Lighthouse.
Anita is a proud member of both MBACP and the Addiction Professionals community, where she has made substantial contributions to the fields of addiction and trauma counselling. Her unwavering dedication and extensive experience serve as a continuous source of inspiration, bringing hope and healing to those in need and transforming lives along the way.