TD Consultancy is a leading independent provider of training, research and consultation on drugs, alcohol and related issues.

Founder & Director

Tony D’Agostino

Tony D'Agostino

TD Consultancy was established in 2008 by Tony D’Agostino and provides UK-wide, evidence based training and consultancy on drugs, alcohol and related issues. 

Tony has worked in the drug and alcohol field for over 20 years, during this time he set up and managed drug and alcohol services before becoming director of training and development at the national charity COCA.

Tony was a lecturer in social psychology at Nottingham Trent University and has an MSc in Research Methodology. He is also an accredited practice teacher and was an assessor at South Bank University.

Tony and Business Director Aidan Gray, from the charity Porchlight, revived COCA in 2019. COCA provides information, training, and consultancy for those working with crack and cocaine users.

In 2020, Tony launched TD Consultancy Online Training, making the service accessible to everyone. Now, delegates can access the training from the comfort of their own homes, offices, or wherever they choose.

Associate Team

National Trainer & Consultant – Shelina Begum

Shelina BegumShelina is a qualified teacher and has over a decade of experience teaching both post 16 and adult learners across the UK. Shelina has taught in Further Education Colleges, Learning Centres, Children Centres, Crèche’s, Schools, Community Centres and Faith establishments. In addition, Shelina has a wide range of experiences in teaching diverse curriculums such as Childhood Studies, Health and Social Care, PEARL, Communication Studies, Employability, Wellbeing and Mindfulness, Family Learning, ESOL, Functional Skills Literacy and ICT. Shelina has specialist knowledge in Child Development, Attachment Theory, Mindfulness, Social Pedagogy and the Digital World.

Shelina’s academic training to date includes BA (HONS) in Education and Training, Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (DTLLS) and an MA in Social Work. At present Shelina is completing a MA in Advanced Professional Practice (MAAPP) and preparing to commence the National Assessment and Accreditation for Social Workers.

Robin YappChartered MCIPD, Psychotherapist and Training Consultant – Robin Yapp

An experienced Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, Training Officer and published author with broad experience in human resource management. Well established specialist in training design and delivery, and in the provision of psychotherapy. Has achieved UKCP Registration as a CBT therapist via BABCP and Chartered Membership status with the CIPD.

Ashley ChristopherNational Trainer – Ashley Christopher

Ashley is an associate trainer and is currently Team Leader for the Society of St. James in Southampton. Ashley, has over 30 years experience in substance misuse from being an ex-drug user in and out of drug treatment, involved with criminality and prison. Once in recovery, 2002, he went onto work in a number of drug and alcohol services from key-worker up to service manager. During this time he has been delivering training in the drugs and alcohol field.

Training Development  – Jasmin Mulrooney

Jasmin is associate trainer and training development worker and is Lead Harm Reduction Practitioner for SMART drug and alcohol service in Buckinghamshire.

Business Development – Viktor TodorovViktor

Viktor has over 5 years of experience, primarily in FMGC, SME and Start-up industries. Expert in gathering, analyzing and documenting business requirements and developing business requirement documents and functional requirement specifications in line with the BA methodology. Managed end to end projects and conducted operational and business process re-engineering.

Researcher – Regan Low

Regan is an experienced ethnographer who received her Bachelors Degree from the internationally renowned Social Science Faculty at Goldsmith University and recently completed a Masters Degree in Social Research Methods.

Regan’s research is focused on the relationship between society, community and policy and her work has been influential in informing local government decision making and strategic service planning and delivery within Housing and Education.

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Administration – Amy Crosley

Amy is the administrator and PA for TD Consultancy and has worked for various corporate companies within finance and accountancy

Amy is the main administrator for TD Consultancy’s London based courses.

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