Professional and Experienced Addiction Counsellors


Professional and Experienced Addiction and Mental Wellness Counsellors

The team at The Cabin Bangkok is made up of highly skilled and credentialed professionals with years of experience creating mental wellness. They can also draw on the wealth of experience that makes up the larger team at The Cabin Addiction Services Group. To learn more about our key staff, please follow the links below:

Head Counsellor
Programme Director

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Craig Gagnon

Head Counsellor

Craig Gagnon – Head Counsellor

Craig is an American counseling psychologist who practiced for almost twenty years in the USA and the last eight years in Thailand. He received his M.A. in clinical psychology from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota and his Doctoral studies in cognitive psychology. He performed his graduate residency at the Mayo Clinic Department of Psychology in Rochester, Minnesota, before applying his skills for several government social service agencies.

Craig has worked as a clinician, lecturer, and program developer for mental health programs. Craig specializes in both addiction and anxiety disorders for expats and Thai nationals in Bangkok. Craig has provided training and consulting for several UN agencies including W.H.O, UNESCAP, UNDP as well as several embassies and governmental agencies in Thailand.

Since joining The Cabin Bangkok, Craig specializes in chemical and process addiction issues for clients who require treatment on an out-patient basis in addition to applied cognitive-behavioral counselling to treat anxiety disorders such as PTSD, social phobia, general anxiety and OCD.

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Harjinder Kour (Jenny) – Associate Counsellor

Jenny is originally from India but has lived in Thailand over 25 years.   She received her Masters of Science in Psychotherapy and Counseling from IPMS Mumbai and BSM Bangkok.

Fluent in English, Hindi and Punjabi along with good knowledge of Thai, Jenny was drawn to Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). She is interested in applying them to supporting and empowering clients with emotional and psychological problems after carefully assessing them.  She has worked with issues relating to stress, anxiety, depression, marriage and cultural adaptation in Thailand.

Not only has she participated and attended counselling trainings, workshops and seminars, she has conducted trainings to the Masters students as well.

Jenny strongly believes that there are no one-size-fits-all approaches to address her clients’ problems and thus continues to further educate and train herself, and further develop her skills continuously.

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Harjinder Kour (Jenny)

Associate Counsellor

Richard Watson


Richard Watson – Counsellor

Richard received his M.A. in clinical mental health counselling in the United States. He has over five years of experience working with clients who have mental/ behavioural health issues, and has worked in both residential treatment centre and community-based settings. He conceptualises from an Adlerian and cognitive-behavioural orientation, and practices utilising CBT and mindfulness techniques.

Richard is trained in trauma-focused CBT (Medical University of South Carolina), as well as mind-body bridging (Mind-Body Bridging Charity). Richard is an active member of both the Illinois Counseling Association (ICA) and the American Counseling Association (ACA), and adheres to the ACA Code of Ethics.

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Dr.Thani Settachan – Psychiatrist

Academic Title:
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Glasgow University, Glasgow, Scotland
MD., Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University

Diplomate Thai Board of Psychiatry
Postgraduate Training, Duke University Medical Center, Curham, NC. USA


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Dr.Thani Settachan



Alastair Mordey

Programme Director, The Cabin

Alastair Mordey – Programme Director, The Cabin

Alastair Mordey (BA Hons, FDAP) is one of the founding members of The Cabin Group. He is a certified and accredited drug and alcohol professional with over 15 years of experience working in the treatment field.

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