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Meet The Team

Our team take great care in guiding patients through their treatment experience.

Our Team Take Great Care in Guiding Patients Through Their Treatment Experience.

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

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Many patients have commented that Castle Craig has a warm and family-like atmosphere, which channels the continuity and purpose of our work.

Our patient satisfaction rate of 98% speaks for itself. In addition, many people who experienced Castle Craig return to visit for our annual reunion or keep in touch with their therapists and other staff members after they leave treatment.

Meet The Team

Rehabilitation begins with people, which is why 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.

Dr. Margaret McCann, MB BCh BAO

Co-Chair & Co-Founder

Peter McCann

Co-Chair & Co-Founder

Dominic McCann

Chief Executive Officer

Victoria McCann

Communications Director

Rachel Palethorpe

Hospital Manager

Dr Felicity Sasada

Resident Medical Officer

Dr Giedre Putelyte

Resident Medical Officer

Phillip Baron

Unit Lead

Roseanne Boyle

Admissions Unit Lead

Teri Lyn Fairnie

Lead Therapist, Family Programme

Tony Marini

Senior Specialist Therapist

Victoria Greenshields

Senior Therapist / Continuing Care Coordinator

Jessica Tomlinson Hill

Senior Specialist Therapist

Frank O’Hare

Specialist Therapist

Kane Duffy

Specialist Therapist

David Gibson


James Moore


Gordon Hogg

Visiting Therapist

Audrey Grant

Online Therapist - Continuing Care

Duncan Dewar

Deputy Head Nurse

Dawn Dixon

Head Nurse

Guy Heath

Senior Staff Nurse

Karen Watson

Senior Staff Nurse

Donna Campbell

Senior Nurse Assistant

Margaret Nelson

Nursing Assistant

Paul Shannon

Recovery Advocate

Wendy Kinloch

Recovery Advocate

May Riddell

Recovery Advocate

Kim Smith

Recovery Advocate

David Kilgour

Fitness Manager

Scott Brownlie

Fitness Instructor

Lucy Douglas

Assistant Governance Manager

Donald Whitaker

Service Dev. Manager

Maureen Crosbie

Head Housekeeper

Anne Goodall

Admissions Case Manager

Andrei Zamfir

Admissions Case Manager

Alison Mills

Admissions Case Manager

Bruce Tait

IT Manager

Christopher Burn

Consultant Therapist - Creative Writing Therapist and Content Editor

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

  • Peter J McCann, MA, Chairman
  • Dr Margaret Ann McCann, MB BCh, BAO, Chief Executive Officer
  • Dominic McCann, MA (Hons)
  • Dr Michael G McCann, MD, MA, DIH, MFOM
  • John L McCann BA, ACIS

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’ training programme
  • The medical director regularly keeps in touch with patients around Castle Craig and the extended treatment facility. 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.

Resident Doctors

  • Ensure dedicated onsite medical cover 24 hours a day, seven days a week;
  • 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 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 in the intensive care unit have 24-hour medical cover.

Other permanent and consulting staff include:

  • EMDR and CBT trained psychotherapists
  • Eating disorder specialists
  • Fitness instructors
  • Complementary Therapy Facilitators
  • Equine Therapy Facilitator
  • Admissions team
  • Administration and support staff

Get in Touch Today

To find out how we can help you, please telephone Castle Craig on our 24-Hour Helpline: 0808 271 7500 or click here to arrange a free addiction assessment or here for more information.

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