Meet The Team

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Rehabilitation begins with people, so our most unique resource is our staff of caring and deeply committed individuals. Below are some of the team and distinguished specialists you will meet when you come here.

Our staff are passionate about their work; we have a high staff retention rate the majority of our team have been with us for five years or longer, and some have been through treatment themselves.

Senior Management

Dr. Margaret McCann
Dr. Margaret McCann
Co-Chair & Co-Founder, MB BCh BAO
Dominic McCann
Dominic McCann
Chief Executive Officer
Daniel Gouws
Daniel Gouws
Chief Financial Officer
Victoria McCann
Victoria McCann
Communications Director
Rachel Palethorpe
Rachel Palethorpe
Hospital Manager
Dr Peter McCann
Dr Peter McCann
Medical Director

Therapeutic Team

Jessica Tomlinson Hill
Jessica Tomlinson Hill
Castle Unit Lead
Phillip Baron
Phillip Baron
Unit Lead
Roseanne Boyle
Roseanne Boyle
Unit Lead for Admissions & Serenity Unit
Victoria Greenshields
Victoria Greenshields
Deputy Castle Unit Lead
Teri Lyn Fairnie
Teri Lyn Fairnie
Lead Family Therapist
Tony Marini
Tony Marini
Senior Specialist Therapist
Melanie Hall
Melanie Hall
Senior Specialist Therapist
Aureol Gillan
Aureol Gillan
Senior Therapist
Tracy Helps
Tracy Helps
Specialist Therapist
Frank O’Hare
Frank O’Hare
Specialist Therapist
Felix de By
Felix de By
Senior Therapist
Claudia Salmanis
Claudia Salmanis
Therapist
Charlotte Pester
Charlotte Pester
Therapist
Joonas Vehvilainen
Joonas Vehvilainen
Therapist
Wendy Kinloch
Wendy Kinloch
Therapist
Patricia Muir
Patricia Muir
Therapist
Vincent Waters
Vincent Waters
Therapist
Craig Chalmers
Craig Chalmers
Therapist
Ross McLeod
Ross McLeod
Therapist
Hans Hagge
Hans Hagge
Therapist
Leeanne Dixon
Leeanne Dixon
Staff Nurse & Therapeutic Art Practitioner
Paul Shannon
Paul Shannon
Senior Recovery Advocate
Lindsay Burgess
Lindsay Burgess
Recovery Advocate
Tom Muijtjens
Tom Muijtjens
Recovery Advocate
David Kilgour
David Kilgour
Fitness Manager
Bethany Bland
Bethany Bland
Fitness Instructor

Clinical Team

Dr Brendan Sweeney
Dr Brendan Sweeney
Speciality Doctor
Dr Giedre Putelyte
Dr Giedre Putelyte
Specialty Doctor
Dawn Dixon
Dawn Dixon
Head Nurse
Duncan Dewar
Duncan Dewar
Deputy Head Nurse
Guy Heath
Guy Heath
Senior Staff Nurse
Karen Watson
Karen Watson
Senior Staff Nurse
Louise Pringle
Louise Pringle
Staff Nurse
Adrian Woods
Adrian Woods
Staff Nurse
Sharon Lacey
Sharon Lacey
Staff Nurse
Rhona Green
Rhona Green
Staff Nurse
Donna Campbell
Donna Campbell
Senior Nurse Assistant
Kristina Walker
Kristina Walker
Healthcare Assistant
Mischa Bolesch
Mischa Bolesch
Healthcare Assistant
Margaret Nelson
Margaret Nelson
Nursing Assistant
Dr. Florian Kaplick
Dr. Florian Kaplick
Locum Consultant Psychiatrist

Governance and Admissions

Sara Jones
Sara Jones
Operations Manager
Tracy Golombick
Tracy Golombick
Human Resource Manager
Niamh Elliot
Niamh Elliot
Assistant Operations/Project Manager
Andrei Zamfir
Andrei Zamfir
Lead Admission Case Manager, BChD
Kristina Downie
Kristina Downie
Admissions Case Manager
Pauline Buchanan
Pauline Buchanan
Admissions Case Manager
Alexis De Goede
Alexis De Goede
Senior Accountant
Sam Abbott
Sam Abbott
Assistant Accountant
Patricia Smith
Patricia Smith
Finance Officer
Helen Thomson
Helen Thomson
Junior Accountant
Cerys Forrest
Cerys Forrest
Finance Assistant
Kim Smith
Kim Smith
CATCH Recovery Continuing Care Liaison

Support Team

Bruce Tait
Bruce Tait
IT Manager
Donald Whitaker
Donald Whitaker
Facilities Manager
Maureen Crosbie
Maureen Crosbie
Head Housekeeper
Leona Houten
Leona Houten
Deputy Head of Housekeeping
Dave Spence
Dave Spence
Maintenance Manager
David Sinclair
David Sinclair
Gardener
June Beevers
June Beevers
Reception and Finance Assistant

Locum/Visiting Therapists

Dr Felicity Sasada
Dr Felicity Sasada
Specialty Doctor
Christopher Burn
Christopher Burn
Consultant Therapist
Kevin Hunt
Kevin Hunt
Visiting Therapist

Four Legged Friends

Bertie
Bertie

Castle Craig is an International Addiction Treatment Clinic

Many of our staff come from the UK, but we also have staff from across Europe, the United States, and further afield. Our international staff help ensures that patients from other countries feel welcome.

Board of Directors

  • Dr. Margaret Ann McCann, MB BCh, BAO, Co-Founder
  • Dominic McCann, MA (Hons), Chief Executive Officer
  • Dr. Michael G McCann, MD, MA, DIH, MFOM
  • Victoria McCann, BSc, MA
  • Daniel Gouws, MBA, CIMA, CFBM™, Dip.Bus

Castle Craig Medical Director

  • Consultant Psychiatrist who directs the medical treatment programme
  • Oversees the head nurse and nursing department
  • Monitors the therapies and the therapists
  • As one of the teams of psychiatrists, they will also conduct regular medical work, including assessments and discharge planning

Consultant Psychiatrists

  • Psychiatrists specialising in addiction treatment
  • Manage the medical assessments & personalised care plans of patients
  • Assess detoxification requirements and prescribe medication
  • Joins multidisciplinary team meetings and patient discussions with the rest of the medical and clinical team
  • Continually monitor patients’ physical and mental health status throughout treatment and approve all discharge plans

Certified Addiction Therapists

  • Deliver psychosocial talking therapies including specialist and perhaps also complementary therapies in groups or individually
  • All patients are assigned a focal therapist to guide them through their individualised treatment plan
  • All our therapists have IC&RC accreditation, university degrees or diplomas in addiction counselling, and BACP and COSCA accreditation and attend continuous training. Others have qualifications in trauma therapy and CBT.

Specialty Doctors

  • Ensure dedicated medical coverage 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Often stay onsite overnight
  • The doctor is immediately available to deal with any medical emergencies that arise.

Nursing Team

  • Provide nursing care and monitor the physical and mental health needs of patients throughout the treatment
  • Nurses assist the doctors with the medical assessment
  • Distribute medication
  • Supervise detox
  • Nurses respond to any immediate needs – either health-related or emotional or other

At Castle Craig, the nursing team works hard to ensure that patients have 24-hour medical cover.

Other Permanent and Consulting Staff Include:

  • EMDR and CBT-trained psychotherapists
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Recovery Advocates
  • Fitness instructors
  • Complementary Therapy Facilitators
  • Equine Therapy Facilitator
  • Admissions team
  • Administration and support staff