TD Consultancy is a leading independent provider of training, research and consultation on drugs, alcohol and related issues.
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 20 years, during this time he set up and managed a drug and alcohol service 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.
FCMI Director, Green Apple Consulting Ltd – Huseyin Djemi
Huseyin started working in the drug & alcohol treatment sector in 1993, holding a variety of roles from working in residential rehabs, managing community based drug and alcohol services, commissioning services, coordinating partnerships including demand and supply reduction services for the 7 London prisons for Her Majesty’s Prison Service.
Huseyin now works with an extensive range of UK & International non-profits & NGO’s, social enterprises, private and public sector organisations, central government departments, religious institutions and National Think Tanks.
National Trainer & Consultant – Shelina Begum
Shelina 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.
Chartered 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.
National 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 Todorov
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.
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.
‘We have used Tony’s services across several different teams and have received excellent feedback.’ Tom Ward, Learning and Development Coordinator, CGL Change Grow Live
“TD Consultancy delivered several trainings at my work and found the trainer to be engaging, insightful and incredibly well versed! We all walked away with tremendous amounts of information and with things to think about. The trainer was really personable and catered to a group setting with different knowledge levels. I wish we had more sessions!” Amanda Cowan, Group Worker
“I attended training yesterday at the Marriot Centre which was led by TD Consultancy. I was exceptionally impressed with what the trainer delivered and how – they gave history, science, practice issues, … they brought the drug and the user/worker alive. I chatted with others on the course and they all felt the same as me – they felt that they had really learnt and that the knowledge they had would help immensely in their practice.” Deborah Gihawi MSc, PGDEd, BSc (Hons) DipSW, YMCA Central, NORWICH
“I have known Tony for around 20 years, while I was employed at the Blenheim Project. We trained together and delivered relapse prevention workshops and while I worked at The Beresford Project he was invited to train the team.” Warren James, Health Care Professional at Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust
We are a team of 5, who support year 7 to 6th form with all levels and areas of mentoring and 1st aid, in a large Academy just outside of Slough, joining us in the training a few SEN staff and teachers. The training was extremely well received and all who took part were fully engaged right up until the end. Tony showed that he was extremely knowledgeable on the subject and this made the day interesting, with a few areas where we could engage in scenarios as well. Tony`s delivery was in tune with the teams needs and although it’s a serious subject, we were able to have some laughs as well.