DU BUF, Paul

Netherlands / United Kingdom

Paul graduated as a registered nurse in 1994 and became a specialist addiction nurse working in the area’s of prevention, treatment, aftercare, dual diagnosis, training and innovation in addiction treatment services in the Netherlands and 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 a trauma-informed coach to increase his effectiveness working with clients. Paul is focussed on supporting addiction services to become trauma-integrated which will benefit clients, staff and culture. He currently works as a travel nurse in Newcastle-under-Lyme in the United Kingdom and he visits his partner in Vancouver Island when he can.