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

Dominic McCann

Head of Development

Prof. Jonathan Chick

Medical Director

Dr. Maria Kelly

Associate Medical Director

Dr. Florian Kaplick

Consultant Psychiatrist

Janice Stewart

Operations Manager

Victoria McCann

Senior Communications Manager

Daniel Gouws

Chief Financial Officer

Dr Simona Markovits

Resident Medical Officer

Dawn Dixon

Head Nurse

Mark Abrami

ITU Unit Lead

Roseanne Boyle

Women's Unit Lead Therapist

Dr. Maciej Iwanowicz

Specialist Therapist

Phillip Baron

Men's Unit Lead Therapist

Aureol Gillan

ITU Unit Lead

Tony Marini

Specialist Senior Therapist

Frank O’Hare

Specialist Therapist

Lindsay Wilson

Senior Therapist

Teri Lyn Fairnie

Senior Specialist Therapist

Angela Thomson

Specialist Therapist

Kane Duffy

Therapist

Louise Forrest

Specialist Therapist

Victoria Greenshields

Senior Therapist

Jim Ferguson

Specialist Therapist

William Allan

Therapist

Paul Durkin

Therapist

Jack McDonald

Therapist

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

Margaret Nelson

Nursing Assistant

Romany Mitchell

Staff Nurse

Jillian Johnstone

Admissions Manager

Bruce Tait

IT Manager

Lucy Douglas

Assistant Governance Manager

Donald Whitaker

Service Dev. Manager

Janey Lawson

HR Manager

Alison Mills

Senior Admissions Specialist

Andrei Zamfir

Admissions Officer

Anne Goodall

Healthcare Call Handler

Alison McManus

Healthcare Call Handler

Jennifer Way

Medical Secretary

Christina Walker

Transport Manager

Catriona Taylor

Art Group Facilitator

Hervé Willems

Executive Chef

Maureen Crosbie

Deputy Housekeeper

David Kilgour

Fitness Instructor

Jane Roberts

Governance Administration Assistant

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.


Castle Craig Hospital Medical & Administrative Teams

Board of Directors

  • Peter J McCann, MA, Chairman
  • PA:  June Beevers, Personal Assistant to Peter McCann
  • Dr Margaret Ann McCann, MB BCh, BAO, Chief Executive Officer
  • PA: Lucy Haden, Personal Assistant to Dr. McCann, MA (Hons.)
  • Dominic McCann, MA (Hons)
  • Dr Michael G McCann, MD, MA, DIH, MFOM
  • John L McCann BA, ACIS
  • Frances Beek

Senior Management Team

Medical Director

  • Professor Jonathan Chick, MA (Cantab), MPhil, MBChB, DSc, FRCPsych, FRCP

Development Director

  • Dominic McCann, MA (Hons)

 Head of Finance

  • Daniel Gouws, MBA, CIMA, Dip.Bus.Man

Medical Staff

Associate Medical Director

  • Dr Maria Kelly,  MBChB, DipPsych, MRCPsych

Consultant Psychiatrists

  • Dr Florian Kaplick, MD, PhD

Resident Medical Officer

  • Dr Simona Markovits, MD
  • Dr Ognyan Lambov Trendafilov, MD

Head Nurse

  • Dawn Dixon, RGN, RMN

Senior Staff Nurses

  • Duncan Dewar, RGN, SVQ4 Health & Social Care Management
  • Guy Heath, RMN
  • Louise Spencer, RGN
  • Karen Watson, RGN

Staff Nurses

  • Leanne Raeburn, RMN
  • Sharon Lacey, RGN
  • Janette Burrell, RGN
  • Wendie Gibson, RGN
  • Ewa Raton, RGN
  • Gillian Aitken, RGN
  • Anca Sirbu, RGN
  • Adrian Woods, RMN

Senior Health Care Assistant

  • Donna Campbell, SVQ2 Health and Social Care

Health Care Assistants

  • Diane McGinn, SVQ3 Health and Social Care
  • Liz Robertson, SVQ3 Health and Social Care
  • Margaret Nelson

Therapy Staff

Senior Therapists

  • Phillip Baron, NCAC. (Men’s Unit Lead, Extended Treatment Facility)
  • Roseanne Boyle, ICADC*, Dip. Addiction Counselling (Castle Craig), COSCA Practitioner Member, RT. (Serenity Unit Lead, Extended Treatment Facility)
  • Aureol Gillan, Equine Therapist, IC&RC,  RT. Practitioner.
  • Mark Abrami, ICADC*, Dip. Addiction Counselling (Castle Craig), PG Cert in Psychotherapy, MSc in Drug & Alcohol Studies, COSCA Practitioner. (Therapeutic Coordinator of Executive Programme)

Therapists

  • William Allan, MSc Drug & Alcohol Studies
  • Felix de By
  • Kane Duffy
  • Paul Durkin, MIAAAC, Dip. Psych. (UU), Dip. Addiction Counselling, Dip. Addiction Studies, ICADC*, Hazelden Focus on Integrated Treatment (FIT).
  • Teri Lyn Fairnie, MNC Mental Health Counselling
  • Jim Ferguson,  Master of Counselling
  • Louise Forrest, COSCA Diploma, BSc (Hons) Psychology
  • Denise Kennedy, Diploma in Counselling, Diploma in Caring Services.
  • Tony Marini, HNC Counselling, PgDip Counselling.
  • Gerard Mulrooney, Dip. Counselling and Groupwork.
  • Frank O’Hare
  • Angela Thomson, IC&RC ADC, Dip. Psychotherapeutic Counselling, BACP Accredited
  • Lindsay Wilson, BSc (Hons) Pharmacy, PgDip Person Centred Counselling
  • Victoria Wood, MA (Hons) Psychology, MSc. Forensic Psychology

Recovery Advocates

  • Paul Shannon
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Specialist Practitioners
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Linda Hill, BA (Hons), Dip Counselling, Dip Supervision and Mentoring, MBACP (Snr. accred.), UKRC Reg. Ind. Counsellor, EMDR (Europe) Accredited Consultant, External advisor.

*ICADC, IC&RC, (AODA): International Certified Alcohol and Drug Counsellor, International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse).

Fitness Trainers

  • David Kilgour, Physical Trainer

Art Group Facilitator

  • Catriona Taylor

Finance Staff

  • Scott Shields, Accountant
  • Paul Valente, Accountant
  • Helen Thomson, Accounts Assistant
  • Patricia Smith, Finance Assistant
  • Theresa McEwan, Finance Assistant

Administrative Staff

Assistant Governance Manager

  • Lucy Haden, Personal Assistant to Dr. McCann, MA (Hons.)

Admissions

  • Jillian Johnstone, Admissions Manager
  • Alison Mills, Admissions Officer

Service Development Manager

  • Don Whitaker B.Soc.Sci (Psych.)

HR Manager

  • Janey Lawson

Personal Assistants

  • June Beevers, Personal Assistant to Peter McCann

Administration

  • Jennifer Way, Medical Secretary

Information Technology

  • Bruce Tait HND BSc, MBCS, IT Manager

Communications

  • Victoria McCann, BA (Hons.), MSc, Communications Manager
  • Andrei Zamfir, Clinical Communications Executive

Transport Manager

  • Tina Walker, Transport Manager

Hospital and Grounds Maintenance

  • Kevin Gay
  • Arek Lukaski
  • Janek Cichomski

Housekeeping Department

  • Maureen Crosbie, Deputy Housekeeper
  • Angela Cruise, Housekeeping Supervisor
  • Michelle Ewart
  • Mihaela Bolesch
  • Sharon Donaldson
  • Gemma Dryden
  • Amy Curtis