The Catalyst Initiative

Transforming Lives |
Power of Change

The Catalyst Initiative

Transforming Lives |
Power of Change

Are you overwhelmed, frustrated and stressed as a result of abusing alcohol and drugs?

Are you overwhelmed by your loved one's addiction to drugs or alcohol?

  • Beyond Active Addiction.

  • Regardless of who you are, or where you come from, there is hope in recovery.

  • You will get help from the Catalyst Initiative.

We at the Catalyst Initiative are aware of the sensitive nature of our business; how addiction impairs a person’s social, physical and cognitive functioning; and how devastating this is on a family unit.

If you or your loved one has a substance abuse problem it does not have to continue this way. We will provide all of the support necessary to help you and your loved one through a comprehensive process of behavioral change and personal growth.

The moment you pick up the phone all communication is handled as confidential. Our trained staff are willing to help you with any questions or concerns you may pose. There is no charge attached to this initial consultation service.

Our Services

Life Skills Training

Some of these sessions include Self-worth Workshops, Stress Management, Time Management, Problem Solving, Goal Setting Workshops, and Addiction Awareness Programmes.

Individual Therapy

This involves supporting the client/addict address unresolved issues before, during and after the substance abuse. Our counsellors provide a therapeutic environment to foster the necessary nurturing and guidance to facilitate change.

Mediation Services

Addiction Awareness Seminars


Our Intervention model is geared towards helping the individual acknowledge the negative consequences of their addiction and increasing the chances of them seeking treatment. This Intervention process is a powerful therapeutic tool if administered by a trained professional.

We are among the few in Trinidad and Tobago who offer this service. Our pricing is reasonable and done on a case by case basis – please call if you are interested in this service.

Addiction Family Therapy

Addiction has an impact on every member of a household, not just the individual with the substance abuse problem. Unlike individual therapy, which addresses the thoughts, behaviours and attitudes of the person seeking treatment for drug or alcohol addiction, family therapy treats a group or network of individuals who are affected by addiction. When one person in a family has a problem with drugs, alcohol or gambling the entire family is affected.

As a result of the loved ones addiction family members adopt different types of behaviours to cope with the stress, frustration and overwhelming feeling of the addicts’ substance abuse. Unfortunately many of these behaviours are unproductive and may contribute to the addicts continued use.

We at The Catalyst Initiative believe that addiction affects everyone and family therapy is an indispensable part of the treatment process.

Relapse Prevention

Relapse is never an accident - it is a gradual breakdown of defences; first in thoughts, then behavioural elements, which in the extreme can result in using the substance again. We at The Catalyst Initiative facilitate a very comprehensive Relapse Prevention Programme which helps clients evaluate their thoughts, feelings and actions to refocus their goal of a clean and sober life.

Our Programme Model encompasses these key topics:

  • Stress Management
  • Self Worthiness
  • Assertiveness Training
  • Living With Acceptance
  • Living Consciously
  • Problem-Solving
  • Balanced Living
  • Goal-Setting
  • Family Transition
  • Anger Management
  • Communication

  • Stress Management.
  • Self Worthiness.
  • Assertiveness Training.
  • Family Transition

  • Problem-Solving.
  • Living With Acceptance.
  • Living Consciously.
  • Anger Management.

  • Goal-Setting.
  • Balanced Living.
  • Communication.

Who We Are

“To give of oneself is to truly give.”

- Khalil Gibran

We are a group of individuals with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field of addiction counselling and family counselling as it relates to addiction. Our primary purpose is to support our clients in making the right choices that are necessary to live a clean and sober life. Additionally we endeavour to empower family members with new skills in order to help them cope with the realities with having an addict in their family.

Our Team

Paul Mcletchie
Certified Addiction Counselor, Life Skill Coach, Cohost of a ground-breaking TV program, "Addicted"

(15 years experience working at a leading Rehabilitation Centre in Trinidad), Certified by Caribbean Addiction Regional Studies, Research in Collaboration with Florida International University and University of the West Indies with specific emphasis on Cognitive Behavioural Stress Management and the treatment of Addicts with HIV.

Christine Cole
MSc Psychology (University of the West Indies)

Masters in Mediation Studies (University of the West Indies), Years of experience in Life Skills Training and Life Skills Coaching.

Dianne Rambally
BSc Psychology

Years of experience in the field of Addiction Counselling, Certified by Caribbean Addiction Regional Studies, Masters in Counselling Psychology emphasis on Community Psychology.

Here is some feedback from our past clients:

Our clients names are confidential and have been omitted.