The Team


Clive Russell

Eleanor Bowman MBE

Board of Directors

Steven Walker
Pat Greenhough
Kathleen McLeary
Geoff Cartwright
Professor Chris Oliver
Jo Hilton

Management team

Service Manager

Martin Denholm

Business Co-ordinator

Liam Thomson

Area Co-ordinators

John Kennedy
Susan Innes

Staff team


Jennifer Johnston (Art Therapist)
Catriona Skinner (Art Therapist)
Emma Johnstone (Art Therapist)
Diane Diplacito
Christine Paterson
Graham Wordie
Mandy Morrison
Christine Bowie
Stevie Coote
Kirsty Storrar
Claire Simpson

Emotional Well-Being Practitioner

Barbara Taylor


Lesley Shields (Senior Administrator)
Taylor Boyce (Administrative Assistant)
Stacey Millar (Clerical Assistant)

Recovery Worker

Stew Talbot

In addition, DAPL’s staff are supported by a number of sessional counsellors as well as volunteers and placements.

I have observed the work of DAPL over a number of years and consistency – developing the ‘therapeutic relationship’, if you like – is something that DAPL staff care passionately about and do extremely well.

Rowdy Yates, Senior Research Fellow, Scottish Addiction Studies, University of Stirling