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

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

Kane Duffy


Victoria Wood


Jim Ferguson


Paul Durkin


Teri Lyn Fairnie

Senior Specialist Therapist

Jack McDonald


Audrey Grant


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

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

Joanne Sutherland

Personal Trainer

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.