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. Below are profiles of some of the staff who you will meet when you come here.

Peter McCann

Chairman & Co-Founder

Dominic McCann

Chief Executive Officer

Victoria McCann

Senior Communications Manager

Rachel Palethorpe

Hospital Manager

Dr Felicity Sasada

Resident Medical Officer

Dr Giedre Putelyte

Resident Medical Officer

Mark Abrami

Senior Therapy Manager

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

Angela Thomson

Specialist Therapist

Kane Duffy

Specialist Therapist

Sander Tubbergen

Senior Therapist

Dawn Dixon

Head Nurse

Duncan Dewar

Deputy Head Nurse

Rebecca Gates

Senior Staff Nurse

Gordon Hogg

Visiting Therapist

Audrey Grant

Online Therapist - Continuing Care

Dr Seamus MacAuley

Online Therapist - Continuing Care

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

Christopher Burn

Consultant Therapist - Creative Writing Therapist and Content Editor

Lucy Douglas

Assistant Governance Manager

Donald Whitaker

Service Dev. Manager

Jane Roberts

Administration and Governance Officer

Alison Mills

Admissions Case Manager

Andrei Zamfir

Admissions Case Manager

Anne Goodall

Admissions Case Manager

Maureen Crosbie

Head Housekeeper

Castle Craig is an International Addiction Treatment Clinic

Many of our staff come from the UK but we also have staff from across Europe and 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 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.

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.


Page last reviewed and medically fact-checked | September 22, 2021