Hi, I’m Paul, and I am the CEO of The Providence Projects
I can honestly say that heading up this incredible organisation is an honour and a privilege. I have worked in the field of addiction for approximately 15 years and the team of people who work at The Providence Projects, are, in my opinion, the best team I have ever seen.
I, personally, fully understand the devastation caused by addiction and have seen, on countless occasions, how treatment at The Providence Projects can transform lives. I would love to tell you about every individual case, and the personal stories of so many of our clients past and present to illustrate the magic that happens here, but there are just too many miracles to mention.
I am passionate about high quality addiction treatment and really believe that, with the right treatment, anyone can recover. So many times, I have met families who felt their loved one would never get better; I have met clients who didn’t believe rehab could work for them; and time and time again, The Providence Projects has demonstrated that, with the right treatment, addiction can be overcome.
Over the past few years, we have helped several centres around the world open up because we know our programme works. Our dream is that anyone suffering from an addictive disorder is able to access the type of help they need to overcome their addiction.
I am always proud to show visitors and families around our centres and if you ever want to arrange a visit, an assessment or want to simply find out more about what happens here, please just get in touch.
As well as my work here at The Providence Projects, I regularly work with ITV, exploring addiction issues and BBC Radio, where I answer calls on addiction. In between all of this, I still do some private work with individuals and families.
About Paul Spanjar:
- Born: Born in Whitechapel in 1978
- School: Went to school in Woodford, Essex. Primary School at St Aubyn’s followed by Bancroft’s School until the age of 18.
- Family: Married to Louise, who manages to oversee administration at The Providence Projects and bring up our 2 children! (Bradley, 13 & Elkie, 5)
- Work: Initially worked in Computer Games Industry whilst trying to decide what I wanted to do when I grow up!
- Study: Was part of the first group of graduates from Bath University to study addictions counselling; the first addiction specific degree in the UK
- Hobbies: Watching Spurs, playing golf and taxiing my children to their plethora of social activities.
- Claim to fame: Was school Under 9 Goalkeeper, losing 9-0 to Brentwood with Frank Lampard scoring 6. I was awarded man of the match!