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:

Counsellor
Clinical Director
Programme Director

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Joshua Rosenthal

Joshua Rosenthal

Counsellor

Joshua Rosenthal – Counsellor

Joshua Rosenthal is a highly trained and experienced Alcohol and Other Drug counsellor; he has completed a diploma in Community Welfare with a focus on Alcohol and Other Drugs. Josh has also completed certificate IV in Mental Health work and Human Resources. He has worked on the frontline of addiction treatment in Sydney for 8 years in residential rehabilitation centres, aftercare programs and family support programs with roles involving individual counselling, group facilitation, case management and co-ordination of clients program

Whilst working in addiction treatment Josh has been trained in all areas of treatment including individual counselling and group facilitation including relapse prevention and process groups which focus on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy strategies. He has also trained in suicide prevention, pharmacology, mediation, cognitive behavioural therapy and working with people with dual diagnosis and complex needs.

Josh has extensive experience and training in individual and group work where he is extremely passionate in assisting recovering addicts by providing support, experience and knowledge to individuals who choose a new life free from addiction. Joshua promotes a holistic approach in treating people with addictions which incorporate cognitive behavioural therapy, the 12 step model of recovery and relaxation techniques such as meditation and qi gong.

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Charlene Tan – Counsellor

Charlene is passionate about Addictions counselling and has several years of experience in the field. She has a Diploma of Counselling and Communications and a BA of Counselling from the Australian College of Applied Psychology, Sydney.

Charlene has experience working with troubled youth and with women living in refuges who struggle with domestic violence. Charlene has been trained in the addictions field in a hospital setting working with a multidisciplinary team treating inpatients and outpatients.

Charlene believes in a holistic approach to addiction incorporating CBT, DBT, mindfulness practices and 12 step philosophies.

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Charlene Tan

Charlene Tan

Counsellor

Cameron Brown

Cameron Brown

Clinical Director

Cameron Brown – Clinical Director

Cameron Brown is a Registered Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner’s Registration Board. He has almost a decade of experience working with substance abuse and addiction. Cameron has worked in residential rehabilitation on the Gold Coast, Queensland providing one-on-one counselling and facilitating group sessions for people struggling with addiction, especially those with a dual diagnosis. He has worked with The Cabin Addiction Services Group since 2011, where he currently provides consultation and follow up care for Australia-based clients.

Cameron also speaks to professional groups regarding addiction and has spoken at the Australian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs (APSAD) in addition to numerous other private and not for profit organisations including AA Victoria.

Cameron currently owns and manages a private practice in Australia (with an online presence) which focuses on recovery from addiction, substance abuse and mental illness in the community. He focuses his practice on an evidence base which indicates that addiction is a whole person problem involving psychological, biological and social components. Cameron primarily utilises Cognitive Behavioural Therapy techniques and has a strong interest in existential, acceptance-based approaches and mindfulness approaches.

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Alastair Mordey – Programme Director The Cabin

Alastair Mordey (BA Hons, FDAP), is a certified and accredited addiction counsellor. He has over a decade of experience working in all four tiers of the UK’s treatment system, from detox to aftercare.

In 2010, Alastair was the main speaker at the National Treatment Agency’s annual conference in the UK , where he presented findings from his pilot project that involved using cardiovascular sports as therapy for people with addiction problems in North East London. His model was adopted as the national model for health in long-term addiction recovery.

Later in 2010, Alastair co-founded the Cabin Chiang Mai in northern Thailand, a fifty bed treatment facility which pioneers the use of Recovery Zones as an ‘all addictions’ model to treat both chemical and process addictions. Using CBT terminology to impart 12 Step abstinence principles, The Cabin’s programme is based on the findings of the American Society of Addiction Medicines’ 2011 public policy document on the latest research into addiction. It features secular language in a culturally sensitive environment that is dedicated to achieving lasting results in a short time frame.

In 2011, Alastair also began training the Treatment System Teams at Thailand’s state-run Thanyarak Hospitals in the use of CBT and Twelve Step Facilitation for drug and alcohol users, and now works closely with the Office of Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) in Bangkok.

Alastair writes on addiction for several publications including Drink Drug News, CNN, and Asian Correspondent as well as features regularly on radio, TV and at speaking engagements and conferences both in the South East Asia and back home in the West.

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Alastair Mordey

Alastair Mordey

Programme
Director

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