Our Team

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Our Professional Staff at The Cabin

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.

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Support Team

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The Cabin Support Team

Tay Pakpicha

Support Manager


Oh Karin

Support Staff


Ging Teerarat

Support Staff


Noon Natnicha

Support Staff

Kyaw Kyaw

Kyaw Kyaw

Support Staff

The Cabin Support Team

Ploy Pitchaya

Support Staff

The Cabin Support Team

Pan Masarin

Support Staff

Fitness Instructor Team

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Lee Daniel Hawker-Lecesne

Clinical Director

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.

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Rob Everitt

Lead Counsellor


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.

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Dr. Saji Joseph



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.

Jordan Scott, Counsellor at The Cabin

Jordan Scott


ADAP Member
(Certification 1444)

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.

Alvaro Carvalho, Counsellor at The cabin

Alvaro Carvalho


Alvaro is an experienced Addiction Counsellor with more than 15 years of experience.  He is very calm and approachable and has worked in many different international environments, successfully treating clients from many different backgrounds and respective underlying issues.

Alvaro’s experience has focused intensively on group and individual treatment along with CBT and DBT, clinical applications of motivational strategies, and relapse prevention. He also has experience in managing complex cases and conditions.

Alvaro speaks English, French, and Portuguese fluently and can communicate with clients and other clinicians in these languages.

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Primary Therapis

Xzarina Nicholson

Xzarina is a seasoned therapist who brings a wealth of experience to The Cabin’s Kintsugi trauma-informed programme. She holds a Masters’s degree in Consciousness, Spirituality and Transpersonal Psychology from Liverpool John Moores University in the UK.

As a practitioner and teacher of yoga, Xzarina believes in maintaining a healthy balance of mind-body-spirit and this guides the practice in helping clients who are working through trauma and the specific challenges that require exploration and treatment.

The Cabin Clinical Team - Stacey Kay, Art Therapist

Art Therapist

Stacey Kay

Stacey serves as a full-time art therapist at The Cabin and is integrated into the Kintsugi trauma-informed programme.

Art Therapy is a key treatment modality that can help clients process events and issues that are often linked to the root cause of trauma. Stacey has an academic background in visual art coupled with several years of experience working as a therapist and group facilitator. We are happy to have Stacey as part of the team at The Cabin.

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Holistic Practitioner

Priyanka Bundhoo

Priyanka is the holistic practitioner at The Cabin and is fully integrated into the Kintsugi trauma-informed programme. Holistic treatment is an important part of the programme and serves to complement the other clinical treatment modalities that are offered.

Priyanka Bundhoo has served as a stress management and training consultant, and certified life coach in spirituality, trauma & resilience. She has experience in clinical hypnotherapy and is a Master healer in diverse practices of vibrational healing which she discovered through her various training in India and Thailand. 

By means of awareness and healing sessions interwoven into mindful experiences, she guides her clients to appreciate and live with life in the present moment.

Jordan Paterson

Jordan Paterson

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 Attri

Vedanta Attri

Head Counsellor

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 Bennett

Caitlin Bennett


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.

The Cabin Team IOP Hong Kong - Mark Willett - Addiction Counsellor

Mark Willett

Addiction Counsellor

Mark Willett 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 O’ Neill

Shane O’ Neill

Primary Therapist

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 Silpakit

Dr. Paritat serves as the Psychiatrist in The Cabin and is recognized as one of the foremost experts on substance addiction in Thailand. He is a seasoned clinician with decades of hands-on experience helping patients and managing detoxes for substance addiction.  He has given several lectures on the subject of substance addiction 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.

The Cabin Nurse Team Boom Siriporn

Head Nurse

Boom Siripon

Boom has 15 years of medical experience, including 6 years in senior clinical leadership roles in international rehabilitation centres, and is recognized as one of the leading nurses in the field of addiction treatment within Thailand. She has a bachelor’s degree in Nursing Science and a diploma in healthcare studies specialising in Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. She is also a certified nurse for the treatment of drug and substance problems.

Under Nurse Boom’s leadership, The Cabin has treated thousands of clients successfully and has effectively managed countless client detoxes with clinical excellence, care and empathy.

Boom is an inspiring leader and outstanding team player who is kind, compassionate, and helpful to all clients.

The Cabin Nurse Team Wah Sasitorn

Senior Nurse

Wah Siritorn

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. She is dedicated to promoting best practices and supporting long-term recovery.

Nurse Wah holds a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing Science from Assumption University and a Certificate of Foundation Counselling from the University of the Nation in Switzerland.

The Cabin Nurse Team Patty

Senior Nurse

Patty Phiangpit

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.

The Cabin Nurse Team Miew


Miew Parnmata

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.

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Clinical Nurse

Thaya Thayarun

Thaya has 4 years of nursing experience under JCI standards in a specific field of diagnostic and interventional radiology with a year of leadership roles, including international medicine-surgery experience. She has a bachelor’s degree in Nursing Science (Siriraj) with second-degree honours from Mahidol University.

She is a dynamic and detailed person who is dedicated to helping other people, as well as delivering holistic care to all clients.

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Senior Support Staff

Vinny Innes

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.

Support Staff

Peter Kibell

Pete brings a calm and stable presence to the support team and community and is a key pillar within the team. He has several years of experience working in treatment settings in Australia and has a keen eye for detail.

Pete has completed studies in community services including working in a setting to treat addiction to drugs and alcohol.  He has a friendly, non-judging nature and is focused on creating the best possible outcomes for clients. Pete has undergone training in ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) for trauma and TCI (Therapeutic Crisis Intervention) and is extremely passionate about helping people with addiction. 

Nay Sutee

Fitness Supervisor

Nay Sutee

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 Jilayut

Fitness Instructor

Aon Jilayut

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.