About Me

Personal Sober Companion and Coaching Service Residential and Non-Residential Alex Fontaine MBE
Alex Fontaine MBE

“The key to recovery is to create a happy and fulfilling life.   I encourage people to have fun and laughter in recovery”. 

In 1999, when I first went to Alcoholics Anonymous, I had no desire to stop drinking! I met people who had similar trauma and life experiences. They had stopped drinking and their lives had become amazing.  I thought it would be easy.  I was wrong.  Within three months of attempted abstinence, I took myself off to The Priory, Roehampton for rehab.

I decided to try abstinence for a year.  After the first year, I decided to give it another year. Day by day, life turned around. 

Twenty-five years later, I am still sober “Just For Today”.

Recovery will transform your life.

I will support, nurture and inspire your new exciting life.

I work with people coming from therapy or residential rehabs.

All I am, is an extra helping hand. You will need to attend your rehab after-care programme, (if applicable), have a qualified therapist and remain under medical supervision at all times.

My Experience, Recovery Involvement, Training and Charity Work

In my experience working with High Net Worth Individuals (HNWIs), over the last 20 years, I have encountered numerous families facing multifaceted challenges such as psychiatric issues, addiction rehabilitation, dual diagnosis, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), anxiety disorders and Special Educational Needs (SEN). Guiding these families through the intricate journey of recovery and medical care has been a privilege. My clients consistently value my personal understanding, empathetic assistance, and non-judgmental compassion, which I offer as a support system throughout their struggles.

In addition to supporting clients, I also founded a charity, The Yellow Heart Trust, to help those suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, addiction and dual diagnosis.  For more information go to http://www.yht.org.uk

Institute of CPD Certification:

  • Substance Abuse Diagnostics Techniques – Drug and Alcohol Testing
  • Safeguarding Adults (Advanced)
  • Drugs and Alcohol Awareness
  • First Aid
  • Understanding General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)
The yello heart trust logo
Alex fontaine was on the queens birthday honours 2007. Personal sover companion uk

Types of Help

  • Residential 24-hour or daytime support  
  • Aftercare Planning
  • Relapse Prevention Strategies
  • Alcohol breathalysing and drug testing
  • New Lifestyle Coaching
  • Event Escorting
  • International Travel Companion for work or holiday
  • Appointments
  • Daily structure and new routines
  • Private Personal Assistant, Admin and Home Management
  • Time management and organisational skills Ensuring medication (if applicable) is taken regularly
  • Activities, sport, new hobbies and interests
  • Twelve Step Meetings and making new friends 

Alex Fontaine was on The Queen’s Birthday Honours 2007 and awarded an MBE for Outstanding Service to Disadvantaged Women by founding The Yellow Heart Trust.

Presently, I am collaborating with Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe to introduce Added Sugar Anonymous or a similar support group to the UK.  This project involves examining the addictive nature of refined sugar and ultra-processed foods.  Everyone involved has long-term recovery in other fellowships.

Recovery Will Bring You Great Surprises

RECOVERY WILL BRING YOU GREAT SURPRISES
At the beginning of 2024, I was thrilled to be granted The Freedom of The City of London, for charitable work in mental health and addiction.

Telephone

0780 1240217

Email Address

alex@personaltimesaver.co.uk

Address

Personal Time Saver Ltd
809 Howard House
Dolphin Square
London
SW1V 3PQ


Alex Fontaine MBE