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About The Team


Ros Curtis - Registered Manager / Director

Ros is the Director of New Leaf Recovery and managed the project as supported accommodation since its launch in September 2013. In 2015, Ros became Registered Manager of the new treatment centre, and obtained registration for New Leaf Recovery via the Care Quality Commission. Ros has a degree in Law and Psychology, and had a long career in people management with Cadbury UK. Ros has recently completed a Level 5 Diploma in Leadership & Service Development in Health & Social Care.

John Murray

John Murray - Service Manager

John is the Service Manager at New Leaf and is responsible for client care and the day to day running of the treatment centre. John trained as a Registered General Nurse and mental health nurse and worked as a CPN in North Birmingham for many years, where he took the lead on supervising and mentoring student nurses. John is currently studying for a Diploma in Addictions Counselling.


Meena Colhoun - Office Manager

Meena was New Leaf Recovery's very first resident! She has maintained strong ties with our service, continuing to access our aftercare support and giving back through her role managing the office at New Leaf. Meena researches, implements and reviews all of New Leaf policies and procedures. Meena has a Business Administration NVQ and is currently studying for her Level 5 Diploma in Leadership & Service Development in Health & Social Care and a NEBOSH Health & Safety Diploma.



Stuart Marsh - Lead Support Worker

Stuart joined New Leaf in June 2016 from Solihull Integrated Addiction Services where he managed a large portfolio of service users. At New Leaf Stuart is responsible for group therapy, key-working sessions and the general support of our clients through rehabilitation and resettlement. Stuart is also our champion around safeguarding vulnerable adults.

Stuart is trained in Auricular Acupuncture which can help ease our clients withdrawal symptoms, stress or anxiety.

Rachel Rose - New Leaf

Rachel Rose - Support Worker

Rachel joined New Leaf as a Peer Mentor, providing support to her peers in recovery. Whilst volunteering at New Leaf, Rachel trained as a Support Worker and is currently studying for her Level 3 NVQ in Health & Social Care. Rachel's background is in personal care as well as understanding addiction. At New Leaf, Rachel is responsible for group therapy, key-working and the general support of our clients through resettlement and reintegration.

Colin Scott

Colin Scott - Support Worker

Colin started at New Leaf as a voluntary Peer Mentor, sharing his wealth of experience of substance addiction with our residents. Colin soon became a Recovery Worker, facilitating groups and working on a one to one basis with clients in treatment. He is now a trained Support Worker and key-works his own portfolio of clients. Colin is completing his Level 3 NVQ in Health and Social Care.


Dr Bashir - GP - MB BCH MRCGP

Dr Bashir has over 15 years of clinical experience. He works as a GP and his specialism is in drug and alcohol misuse. He works closely with the staff at New Leaf to provide medical input and advice from the beginning to the end of the clients residential stay.


Ros Powell - BACP Registered Accredited Counsellor

Ros is a Registered Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy and is also an Emotional Freedom Technique Registered Practitioner.


Amie Gardner

Amie Gardner - Catering Manager

Amie is an accomplished cook who learnt from her grandmother. Amie caters for all our resident's dietary needs at New Leaf and helps individuals to improve their nutritional intake throughout their detox and beyond. Amie holds a current Food Hygiene Certificate and New Leaf have been awarded a 5 Star Hygiene rating by the Environmental Health Service.

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Our Complete Recovery Journey - from your initial enquiry, all the way through treatment and beyond into education, work, resettlement into the community and re-engaging with family, New Leaf are there to guide and support you

New Leaf offer a complete journey of treatment - from detoxification and rehabilitation all the way through to aftercare, family support and beyond into long term recovery

Getting the right accommodation enables us to provide right backdrop for our recovery methods.  Any form of rehabilitation needs to happen in a safe, comfortable, secure and friendly environment.


“I’m so glad I chose New Leaf to start my recovery journey. There was no mollycoddling; they were direct and straight talking but caring – exactly what I needed”

Aled, 30

“Listening to others share their experiences at New Leaf gives you hope – you realise you are not alone and you can change your life with the support of others – it’s never too late”

Karen, 49

Why Choose New Leaf

  • Medical Detox Unit
  • 24 Hour Support
  • Accredited Counsellors Included
  • Professional, Empathetic staff
  • First-hand experience of addiction
  • Holistic Alternative Therapies
  • Peer Mentor Support
  • Resettlement Support
  • Reintegration Support
  • Aftercare Package Options
  • Family Support & Mediation
  • Small, Homely Intimate Environment
  • Everything included - No hidden costs

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