Paul graduated as a registered nurse in 1994. He became a specialist addiction nurse in prevention, treatment, aftercare, dual diagnosis, training and innovation in addiction treatment services in the Netherlands and the UK. For his innovative NHS online recovery project, he received a clinical excellence award in 2011. He coordinated an alcohol outreach pilot project in London and became an independent nurse prescriber in 2014. Recently he became a somatic practitioner, embodied processing practitioner and trauma-informed coach to increase his effectiveness in working with clients. Paul is focused on supporting addiction services to become trauma-integrated, benefiting clients, staff and culture. He currently works as a travel nurse in Newcastle-under-Lyme in the United Kingdom.