Team

Professional and Experienced Addiction Counsellors

Team

The Team at The Cabin Sydney 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. To learn more about our key staff, please follow the links below:

 

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Carol Marando – Primary Therapist

Carol Marando is a Sydney born counsellor and psychotherapist. She is currently working towards a Masters of Science in Medicine (Psychotherapy) at Sydney University, specialising in working with complex trauma and personality disorder. She received a Bachelor of Counselling from the Australian College of Applied Psychology, and has previously trained and worked as a counsellor for Lifeline.

Carol completed a 9-month internship at the drug and alcohol unit at Wesley Private Hospital, Sydney. Carol has worked at the Cabin for 3 years and her role includes individual counselling and psychodynamic therapy with people suffering from addiction, working with families and individual family members and running a mindfulness/meditation group.

When not at work Carol, who was previously a professional artist, creates hand painted ceramics, and is passionate about growing plants and using them to create beautiful outdoor spaces for contemplation.

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Carol Marando

Carol Marando

Primary Therapist




Xanthe Katsouras – Primary Therapist

Xanthe is a qualified and therapist who has a BA/PGDip in Psychology and is presently completing her Masters in Counselling & Psychotherapy. She has worked in various roles in the Mental Health field including Mental Health & Adolescent Health Program Officer and as a Holistic Coach. 

She is passionate and enthusiastic in supporting people with Addiction issues and co-occurring Mental Health, in their recovery journey, here at The Cabin. Xanthe currently runs a number of groups at The Cabin as well as Individual Counselling, which includes specialising in Codependence and Love Addiction.

In her spare time she enjoys the beach, the arts, and living a spiritually embodied life.

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Xanthe Katsouras

Xanthe Katsouras

Primary Therapist




Shane O’ Neill – Primary Therapist

Shane is a highly experienced Mental health and Addiction therapist. He holds a Bachelors of Counselling and is a member of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA).

Shane’s background as an addiction therapist includes working in private hospital inpatient and outpatient programs, public residential rehabilitation facilities and in private practice. He specialises in working with substance and process addictions, both the issues of the addiction itself, as well as the many underlying issues that can contribute to addiction such as trauma, depression, anxiety, grief and loss.

Shane is trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), psychoanalytic therapeutic methods, mindfulness techniques as well as bringing his lived experience to his therapy work. Shane’s role at The Cabin Australia is as a Primary Therapist where he facilitates individual counselling sessions, couples and family sessions, psychoeducational group sessions and process group therapy sessions.

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Shane O

Shane O’ Neill

Primary Therapist




Dan Martin – Psychologist

Dan is a Psychologist with over 20 years of experience in the field. He has a Master of Science Degree in Psychology. He holds numerous professional credentials in the USA, Singapore and Australia. He has experience working in residential, inpatient and outpatient substance abuse and mental health programs.

Dan offers individual, couples and family sessions at The Cabin.  He has expertise helping clients who have a dual diagnosis.  He uses an eclectic theoretical approach when helping clients by drawing from several different approaches to tailor fit a plan to the individual. Dan has a relaxed and approachable demeanor that clients often find comforting & helps them feel at ease while dealing with difficult issues.

You may be eligible to receive a rebate towards psychological services from your private health fund. Many plans cover psychological services. You may also be eligible for a Medicare rebate for sessions with a referral from your GP or Psychiatrist.

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Dan Martin

Dan Martin

Psychologist


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