Our team take great care in guiding patients through their treatment experience. Our staff are passionate about their work and we have high staff retention rate – in fact, the majority of our staff have been with us for 5 years or longer, and some have been through treatment themselves. Many 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 and many people who experienced Castle Craig return to visit for our annual reunion or else keep in touch with their therapists and other staff members are 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.

Dr. Margaret McCann
CEO & Co-Founder
Peter McCann
Dominic McCann
Head of Development
Prof. Jonathan Chick
Medical Director
Dr. Maria Kelly
Associate Medical Director
Dr. Florian Kaplick
Consultant Psychiatrist
Dr. Glynis Read PhD
Treatment Coordinator
Janice Stewart
Operations Manager
Victoria McCann
Communications Manager
Daniel Gouws
Chief Financial Officer
Dr Simona Markovits
Resident Medical Officer
Dawn Dixon
Head Nurse
Phillip Baron
Men's Unit Lead Therapist
Roseanne Boyle
Women's Unit Lead Therapist
Aureol Gillan
Senior Therapist
Mark Abrami
Senior Therapist
Tony Marini
Frank O’Hare
Specialist Therapist
Lindsay Wilson
Kane Duffy
Louise Forrest
Gerard Mulrooney
William Allan
Victoria Wood
Jim Ferguson
Catherine McLean
Paul Durkin
Teri Lyn Fairnie
Senior Specialist Therapist
Angela Thomson
Jack McDonald
Audrey Grant
Timothy Seymour Smith
Duncan Dewar
Senior Staff Nurse
Guy Heath
Senior Staff Nurse
Karen Watson
Senior Staff Nurse
Donna Campbell
Senior Nurse Assistant
Louise Spencer
Senior Staff Nurse
Sharon Lacey
Staff Nurse
Ewa Raton
Staff Nurse
Margaret Nelson
Romany Mitchell
Catriona Taylor
Art Group Facilitator
Jillian Johnstone
Admissions Manager
Bruce Tait
IT Manager
Lucy Douglas
Assistant Governance Manager
Donald Whitaker
Service Dev. Manager
Janey Lawson
HR Manager
Christina Walker
Transport Manager
Alison Mills
Senior Admissions Specialist
Andrei Zamfir
Admissions Officer
Anne Goodall
Admissions Specialist
Alison McManus
Admissions Officer
Jennifer Way
Medical Secretary
Jane Roberts
Governance Administration Assistant
Maureen Crosbie
Deputy Housekeeper
David Kilgour
Fitness Instructor
Christopher Burn
Consultant Therapist
Gordon Hogg
Visiting Therapist

Castle Craig is an International Addiction Treatment Clinic

Many of our staff come from the UK but we also have a Consultant Psychiatrist from Germany, a doctor from Romania, therapists from The Netherlands, the U.S, Portugal and other countries. Our international staff help ensures that patients from other countries feel welcome.

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 discusses with the rest of the medical and clinical team;
  • Continually monitor the physical and mental health status of patients 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, 7 days a week;
  • The doctor is immediately available to deal with any medical emergencies that arise;
  • Responsible for monitoring detox and the medical supervision of patients.

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 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.