The team at The Cabin Residence is comprised of a highly skilled and credentialed team of addiction experts with years of experience treating the disease of addiction. Many of the staff are in recovery themselves so they understand first-hand the nature of the disease and how it is best treated.
Programme Director of The Cabin Addiction Services Group
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.
The Cabin’s Treatment Method
Lee Vallis is a registered psychologist with the British Psychological Society. He entered the field of addictions after developing a range of harm minimisation services aimed at curbing transmission rates of HIV and Hepatitis in the UK during the mid ‘90s. Lee commenced his training as a psychologist in 2001 reading Behavioural Science at Anglia Ruskin University before undertaking postgraduate training with the Open University and then went on to specialise in Addiction at the University of Bath. A keen academic and researcher, Lee has worked in a broad range of national and international therapeutic settings as well as delivered high quality substance misuse treatment for both charitable organisations and private facilities including The Priory in the UK.
An advocate of the clinical applications of group therapy in the treatment of addiction, Lee has worked in private practice to both increase the availability of group therapy in the UK and to enhance the clinical competencies of therapists by providing clinical training and supervision in the delivery and analysis of group therapy. Lee specialises in the delivery of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy in his work with clients at The Cabin. His clinical interests include the development of effective treatment interventions within The Cabin’s luxury Residenceial setting that both deliver clinically effective outcomes and enduring positive change in clients’ lives.
Andy is a first class honours graduate of London University. He has a certificate in counselling skills having trained in psychodynamic counselling at the Westminster Foundation and has worked in the field of addiction since 1999.
Andy has experience of one-to-one counselling, group work and project management. He has developed an extensive relapse prevention programme for The Cabin, and also oversees the operation of The Cabin Sober Living Programme in Chiang Mai.
Previously, Andy worked in Film and Television and brings a creative flair to his current role at the Cabin. He also has an enduring passion for recovery and life.