Our clinical team is made up of a group of highly trained and unique individuals who work together to each bring a special focus around delivering the best individualized treatment possible. Each team member is carefully selected to help clients and are all dedicated to helping others achieve life long recovery through our programme at The Cabin, with specific clinical focus to address addiction, depression, anxiety and trauma.
British Psychological Society Number: 479469
Lee is a Registered Member of the British Psychological Society. He graduated from Anglia Ruskin University in the UK with a degree in Behavioural Science, and a postgraduate clinical focus on addictions from the University of Bath. Lee is a focused and ambitious individual who has in depth training and experience of a broad range of clinical psychological interventions in the treatment of addiction, dual diagnosis, and complex trauma.
Having worked in the field of addiction for over twenty years, Lee has experience of having assessed and treated many clients and families presenting with substance misuse and chemical dependency along with managing and treating trauma. Lee heads the clinical programme for The Cabin and shapes the treatment plan bespoke to individual client needs; so that focused treatment is delivered to address specific individual needs – and thus providing for higher treatment quality that is measurable and progress that is observable to both client and clinician.
Lee’s passion is to provide the best possible clinical quality and experience to ensure that clients have an opportunity to achieve lifelong recovery and are able to be a beacon to others in their life.
Accreditation Number: 150453
Rob is a very experienced and seasoned therapist. He graduated from Newman University in the UK with a degree in Psychology, and a Masters from Keele University in Counselling Psychology. Rob has undergone additional specific focus training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and is EMDR level 1-3 certified. Rob is an accredited member of the BABCP in the UK.
Rob has worked in multiple clinical settings within the UK including positions as a CBT Therapist and IAPT Counsellor within the NHS system. In that role, he was a clinical lead for 7 years and led a team of IAPT Counselors and CBT practitioners. He provided the training within his organisation on substance misuse and helped in developing a pathway between the addiction service and IAPT service in his local area. He has taken on larger roles and has close experience working with other doctors and therapists with a focus on case management and service development. He has held the position of clinical lead for an addiction service within the UK and was involved in developing the treatment programme.
Rob has spent much of his career treating clients using the latest evidence-based practices and guidelines to create lasting recovery to improve the quality of life for both them and their families.
Rob is very passionate about his own recovery from drug and alcohol addiction, which is evident in his work with others, in this field.
We are happy to have Rob as a key part of our clinical team.
Dr. Saji is a trained Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Addictions Therapist who has worked in multiple international rehabs since 2009 with a strong focus on treating addiction and related psychiatric comorbidities. His PhD work focuses on addiction relapse, and his practice is based in scientific evidence, ethics and compassion. He is a Certified Substance Abuse Therapist (CSAT) Level 3 by the Asia Pacific Certification Board and an International Certified Addiction Professional (ICAP) Level 3 by the Global Centre for Credentialing and Certification.
Saji has successfully treated hundreds of clients internationally and has been instrumental in assisting individuals to recognize their detrimental behavior patterns and conditions that trigger unwanted emotions. In doing so, he has successfully guided many individuals in treatment and has provided an opportunity for long term recovery and a new way of living for both them and their loved ones.
We are proud to have Saji as part of our clinical team.
An accomplished addiction counsellor with a degree from the University of Bath in Science in Addiction Counselling (CATS).
Jordan is a Counsellor who brings a lot of energy to the team and empowers both group and individual counselling sessions with this enthusiasm, making the client experience more satisfying and providing deeper insights for development. He also has a real passion for his own recovery and brings this spirit into the community and believes recovery should be a rewarding experience. Jordan has most recently worked for Sharp Action on Addiction in the UK with a focus on psycho-educational and interpersonal group therapy, and trauma informed training.
Jordan is keen and active in a variety of sports and maintains a high level of fitness as well as self-care, as these are foundational to having a sound mind and body.
Director of Outpatient Service
Jordan joins The Cabin with more than a decade of experience working as a Registered Addiction Specialist in New Zealand. He completed a degree in Drug and Alcohol Studies in 2008 and a diploma in Health Psychology in 2005. Jordan has worked with adults, adolescents, and their families in residential addiction treatment, aftercare, community, and mental health settings.
Jordan grew up the child of an alcoholic father who eventually died of the illness. This made Jordan acutely aware of the power of addiction and the destruction it can cause. In spite of this, he remains positive and focused on helping his clients see there is hope in recovery. Jordan seeks to understand each client’s unique experiences while helping them to see that they are not alone.
He is vastly experienced in providing evidence-based approaches to addiction treatment including: cognitive behavioural therapy, motivational interviewing, relapse prevention, and mindfulness. Jordan further tailors his approach to match his client’s individual treatment needs and has seen many clients successfully engage in long-term recovery.
Vedanta completed her Bachelor of Psychology from James Cook University (Singapore) and her Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of Adelaide (Australia). She has experience working with youth with addictions at the Singapore Anti-Narcotics Association (SANA) and Reboot-Wellness (A Deaddiction Centre in India). Her empathy, compassion and drive to work with addiction comes from growing up in an environment where AA meetings, the serenity prayer, 12-Steps, and Al-Anon were normalized and common.
Having studied and worked in India, Australia, and Singapore, her counselling style is eclectic, person-centered, and multicultural while relying on evidence-based tools and techniques from attachment theories, mindfulness-based practices, and cognitive-behavioural therapy. Through her psychotherapy degree, she gravitates towards Expressive, Jungian, Emotion-focused, and Existential therapies, learning to tailor therapy to her client’s needs and preferences while working at The Cabin.
She strongly believes in empowering clients by creating a safe space for them to find meaning and purpose while helping them manage symptoms and cravings caused by addictions’ disease nature. In her free time, she enjoys dancing and painting.
Caitlin completed her BSC majoring in Psychology and Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling (Distinction) at the University of Auckland. She has experience working with people of all ages and stages. She has worked in both community and prison settings, starting her career facilitating Men’s Programmes in MECF, Serco where she became interested in addictions counselling, and moving into community roles at IOSIS in South Auckland and SAFE.
Caitlin worked with The Cabin Singapore while running her own wellbeing business and eventually moved into her counselling role with The Cabin Sydney.
Caitlin strongly believes in an approach that incorporates unconditional positive regard and allows clients to develop the tools and strategies they require to ground and empower them. Caitlin is passionate about tailoring her approach to fit the client and operates in a strengths based manner. She incorporates various modalities including mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic theory, and motivational interviewing into her practice. Caitlin is conscious of creating a safe space for her clients and encouraging authenticity. In her free time, Caitlin likes to travel, dance, swim, and be in nature.
Mark Willet is an Addiction Counsellor at The Cabin Hong Kong and joined The Cabin in 2019. His role involves admitting clients into rehabilitation to ensure a smooth transition from active addiction into recovery. Mark also facilitates one-to-one and group counselling sessions where the circumstances and consequences of addiction and co-occurring disorders are openly explored and addressed. Mark’s addiction counselling expertise draws on 15 years of experience with 12-step recovery approaches. It includes the application of mindfulness and CBT principles in both individual and group settings, working independently and with specialist agencies and Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) providers.
He occasionally blends music therapy principles into his counselling work – an approach that can be particularly beneficial when working with younger clients.
Originally from the UK, Mark is a British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) registered counsellor with over 20 years of residency in Hong Kong. He holds a Master of Counselling degree from Monash University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Music Therapy from Melbourne Conservatory of Music, in addition to a BA in Sociology and Theology from Nottingham and an MSc in Development Studies from SOAS University of London. Mark has enjoyed a varied career which brings a depth and breadth to his counselling work. He is a qualified instrumental music teacher with experience at international schools in Hong Kong and has previously worked in international development as a social development consultant on major projects across Asia, Africa, and Europe.
Shane is a highly experienced Mental health and Addiction therapist. He holds a Bachelors of Counselling and is a member of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA).
Shane’s background as an addiction therapist includes working in private hospital inpatient and outpatient programs, public residential rehabilitation facilities, and in private practice. He specialises in working with substance and process addictions, both the issues of the addiction itself, as well as the many underlying issues that can contribute to addiction such as trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, and loss. Shane is trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), psychoanalytic therapeutic methods, and mindfulness techniques as well as bringing his lived experience to his therapy work.
Shane’s role at The Cabin Australia is as a Primary Therapist where he facilitates individual counselling sessions, couples and family sessions, psychoeducational group sessions, and process group therapy sessions.
Psychiatrist (Medical license 12373)
Dr. Paritat serves as the Psychiatrist to The Cabin and is recognized as one of the foremost experts on substance addiction in Thailand. He has given several lectures and talks on the subject to an international audience. Dr. Paritat brings more than 30 years of medical knowledge and experience to The Cabin. He connects well with clients from all nationalities and has a very approachable style of engagement.
We are happy to have Dr. Paritat working with us.
Boom has 15 years of medical experience, with the past 6 years working in senior clinical leadership roles in international rehabilitation centres. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Nursing Science from Boromrajonani College of Nursing located in Nakorn Lampang and affiliated with Chiangmai University, Thailand.
Nurse Boom also holds a Diploma in healthcare studies specialising in Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, received in New Zealand. She also has a specialisation in nursing for the treatment of drug and substance problems, received from Princess Mother National Institute in the field of Drug Abuse Treatment.
Boom is an inspiring leader and outstanding team player who is kind and compassionate and helpful to all clients. The Cabin is lucky to have Nurse Boom and her team as an integral part of our programme.
Nurse Wah is a loving, caring, and compassionate registered nurse with 10 years of experience with clinical competency in nursing practice. She is adept at assessing patients and developing effective care plans.
Wah is a dedicated learner, committed to promoting best practices and promoting the contribution of prevention, treatment, and support to help individuals achieve and sustain long-term recovery.
Nurse Wah holds a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing Science from Assumption University, Bangkok, Thailand. She also earned a Certificate of Foundation Counselling from the University of the Nation at the Lausanne campus in Switzerland.
Nurse Patty has 11 years of experience working as an operating nurse and holds a bachelor’s degree in Nursing Science from Kuakarun College of Nursing in Bangkok. She has a Certificate in speciality nursing for people with drug and substance problems from the Princess Mother National Institute for Drug Abuse Treatment.
She joins The Cabin with experience in behavioural health nursing, having prior experience within the rehab industry.
Nurse Miew has 5-years of experience working as a practising nurse with prior rehab experience. She also has worked in the accident and emergency department with specific experience in emergency care. She is passionate about helping others and dedicated to delivering holistic and people-centred care.
Miew believes that kindness and empathy are at the heart of providing outstanding care.
Senior Support Staff
Vinny is one of the longest serving support workers at The Cabin and a very popular member of the team. He is originally from London, England and has been working and volunteering in Chiang Mai for over six years. He is well-liked by clients for his friendly and laid-back demeanor.
Vinny consistently receives positive feedback and is highly regarded at The Cabin. He hopes to use his experience to progress into a more senior role in the future.
Nay is a senior fitness supervisor at The Cabin. He graduated from Chiang Mai University in Sports Science and has been working as a personal trainer for the last 12 years.
Prior to joining The Cabin, Nay worked at famous fitness clubs in Thailand such as California Wow and Power House Fitness. He specializes in weight training, group exercise, cardio sessions, Muay Thai and body combat. His passion is helping people of all levels improve their fitness and well-being.
Aon is a part of The fitness team at The Cabin, holding a Bachelor’s Degree in Sport Sciences. He has experience in personal training and worked with well-known fitness clubs in Chiang Mai. He is certified in Physical Fitness tests, CPR, and Lifeguard.
He specializes in sports and group exercise and is committed to helping clients achieve a healthy and happy life through exercise.
Emotional Support Animal
Research has validated the effectiveness of emotional support animals. The benefit of interacting with and petting an emotional support animal include: increasing calmness and relaxation, lowering anxiety, alleviating loneliness, enhancing social engagement and interaction, normalizing heart rate and blood pressure, reducing pain, reducing depression, and increasing pleasure.
Misty is a gentle and trusting soul who makes everybody smile when they see her coming. Clients are welcome to take her for walks, groom and pet her or simply spend time in her company.
Nurse Oil is an experienced nurse, with more than 20 years of experience working in multiple well-known hospitals in Thailand. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing Science from Chiangmai University.
Nurse Oil is kind and caring to all of her patients and works well with her colleagues.
Tony is an accomplished addiction counsellor with certification from the University of Bath with a specialization from the Centre for Addiction Treatment Studies (CATS).
Tony has experience treating alcohol and drug addiction including chem-sex. With 20 years of working internationally as a holistic spiritual practitioner, he has a strong focus on mindfulness and connects seamlessly into sharing and supporting individuals through the Buddhist practices involving mindfulness and grounding that Thailand is known for.
Prior to being a counsellor, Tony has many years of helping individuals working both within the NHS, as a Service Manager of a Drug and Alcohol Charity and in private sector rehabs.
The Cabin is proud to have Tony as a member of our clinical team.