Darren G Lockie is the voice that picks up the phone when people call to enquire about rehab. As co-founder and CEO he oversees every aspect of Lanna Rehab.
Before creating Lanna Rehab, Darren managed Asia’s largest substance abuse and addiction rehab in Asia. He saw firsthand the positive change a well-run rehab could make. He saw lives change one at a time and the ripple effect it had on their family members and the broader community.
With substance abuse trends increasing worldwide, Darren’s vision for Lanna Rehab is to create an accessible, affordable recovery option, while not compromising on the quality of care. Lanna Rehab enables people to recover in comfort, with dignity and privacy and with the help of a world-leading psychotherapy team.
Prior to that, the majority of Darren’s career was spent in various positions with Microsoft Corporation, including Marketing Director, Regional Marketing Director for South Asia and Managing Director of Microsoft Philippines. The experience gave Darren exceptional insight into fiscal responsibility, marketing, sales, partner relationships, team building, managing people, customer service and achieving targets.
BA(Hons) Dip Dip HE RN CSAT III
A Registered Nurse and Certified Substance Abuse Therapist working in the mental health field since 1994, Martin has had a wide range of experience in management and supervisory roles within established healthcare systems. He has provided consultancy services to a number of private and public sector organizations in the UK and Asia in terms of management, policy writing, accreditation and recruitment.
Martin’s experience in addictions treatment has been primarily in developing inpatient services over the past 6 years, both clinical and operational, and has been instrumental in expanding and developing a non 12-step inpatient treatment center and opening a further inpatient center with a 12-step approach in Thailand. He was also responsible for implementing KIPU, an Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system into Asia, as well as strengthening hospital partnerships, introducing a Scholarship for students under the Masters in Addiction Studies Program at The ASEAN Institute for Health Development and working with an international accreditation body.
Martin has also been a speaker at several international conferences on addiction in the USA and ASEAN conferences, Ministry of Public Health (Thailand) and has also guest lectured at Mahidol University (Thailand), University of Sarghoda (Pakistan) Institute of Medical Sciences (Pakistan) and has been a representative on the CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) Standards Advisory Committee for 2016.
Martin has worked with a number of the leading professionals in the field of Mental Health and Addictions, and is a well-respected clinician and manager who firmly believes in client centered service development, led by clinicians.
Carol Gordon MSc, BSc (Honors) is a UK national who has been working in the mental health and addiction fields for over 20 years. She has a Masters Degree in medical law and ethics and she also holds a combined Bachelors degree in Psychology and Sociology and has completed postgraduate studies in psychotherapy at the Berne Institute and Elan Training. She has worked in Thailand for over 4 years in drug and alcohol rehab services as a therapist and Program Manager.
Prior to coming to Thailand Carol worked as Community Manager in a specialized therapeutic community in the UK, working with people with a diagnosis of personality disorder, schizophrenia, depression and bi-polar disorder along with addiction issues.
Her background is Transactional Analysis, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, training at the University of Birmingham and in Manchester. Carol also spent 7 years serving in the British Army in the Royal Signals regiment.
One of Carol’s interests is the use, and benefit of using, mindfulness and meditation to help people to improve their mental, physical and spiritual health.
Dr. Hanan is a licensed Addictions counselor and psychotherapist who holds a PhD in Educational Psychology, a Master’s degree in Psychotherapy, a Diploma in counseling and a CSAT Level 111 in Addictions Counseling. Hanan has over 26 six years of experience in teaching at college and university level in The Sultanate of Oman. In addition, as a psychotherapist in the private sector, Sultanate of Oman. Dr. Hanan is a member of the Oman Mental Health Board. Dr. Hanan’s rehab experience also includes senior management roles.
She was born and grew up in the U.K. but moved to Oman at the age of 20. She speaks fluent English, Arabic and Swahili which she uses in her therapy sessions depending the clientele. In Oman Hanan writes for two newspapers, Muscat Daily and The Week; for ‘The Doctor’s Column’ and ‘Psychology Today’.
With over 12 years in the field of counseling, she uses cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational enhancement therapy, compassion based therapy, transactional analysis and other therapies to give her clients the best possible help. She incorporates strategies from 12 step recovery programmes and encourages clients to take personal responsibility for their choices and actions while ‘letting go of the outcome’.
Jake Dreiling started his career immediately after completing high school. Initially, he would volunteer as a counselor-in-training. He has continued to provide social services at various levels since 2002, and through self-determination, he acquired a Bachelor’s of Science: Psychology from Fort Hays State; and a subsequent Master’s degree at the University of Denver, in Counseling Psychology.
With significant experience in both psychiatric facilities, hospitals and drug and alcohol treatment facilities, Jake is well placed to care for client’s with more acute conditions. His expertise is focused on mental illness such as personality, mood, and thought disorders. With Jake’s specific experience and credentials he is uniquely placed to “prioritize helping those who are most vulnerable.”
Jake views the holistic approach to treatment at Lanna Rehab, as ‘greatly diverse with influences from a wide spectrum of philosophies’. Every individual in treatment receives a personalized treatment program that can address their specific needs. This aims to give the individual the best health outcome. Massage sessions and eastern approaches such as meditation, Tibetan singing bowl sessions and Reiki combined with a dedicated physical trainer, all add value to a client’s recovery.
Jake’s personal mantra is underpinned by his genuine belief that anyone is capable of leading a better, more fulfilling and happier life. By changing our behaviors, exploring our mind and cleansing our soul, we are all capable of a living a better life. Quoting Horace “He who would begin is half done. Dare to be wise; begin.”
In addition to Jake’s academic achievements, he is accredited, or affiliated, with the following:
L.P.C- Licensed Professional Counselor
N.B.C.C- National Board Certified Counselor
A.C.A- American Counseling Association Affiliate
Fnd (Brief Interventions) BA (Hons) Integrative Counselling
Jacqueline Scott – has twenty years of experience in the drug and alcohol fields as both a skilled helper and a service user. She brings to her practice a cross-cultural perspective being an Afro-Caribbean woman. Although she only recently qualified as a BACP Counsellor, her own process precedes and transcends this.
First and foremost, she is experiential and believes in treating the whole person. She studied at Blackburn University in the UK and gained both her Foundation Degree and her BA Honors in Counselling with Brief Interventions.
Jacqueline employs various techniques, namely: Advanced CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused & Brief Therapy with Children and Young People,
Attachment & Group Therapy.
She can be both directive and non-directive as the situation demands in Mental Health work Jacqueline uses her specific skills in trauma-work with women, to break down and look at gender politics and the role of patriarchy in modern society.
Although recently qualified Jacqueline has gain extensive experience through resent postings at Dara and Lanna
“Jacqueline believe everyone has the capacity to heal and become their true authentic selves.”
Doctor Tapanya received his PhD in psychology from the University of New Brunswick, Canada. He had worked as clinical psychologist at the Somdet Chaopraya Psychiatric Institute in Bangkok between 1972 and 1984, and had been assistant professor at the Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University,
Dr. Tapanya’s research interest is in the area of violence prevention in children and youths. He has conducted research projects on positive discipline and bullying prevention through a grant from the Thai Health Promotion Foundation. In addition, he is also on a research team with Duke University on the effects of parenting behavior on children’s adjustment, with Temple University on adolescents’ decision-making, with University of Manitoba on positive discipline, and another research project on youth resilience with Dalhousie University in Canada.
During 2010-2013 he was coordinator for the Mekong Project on training psychiatrists and psychologists to provide treatment for traumatized patients in Thailand, Indonesia, Cambodia, and Burma with support from the German government.
As a psychotherapist Dr. Tapanya has been trained in Gestalt Therapy and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). He has been recently certified by EMDR Europe as trainer of EMDR and has been providing free treatment under the Mekong Project.
Dr. Tapanya has published many papers in both English and Thai journals and publications, and is a highly regarded conference presenter and speaker.
Dr. Tapanya also holds a 4th degree black belt in Aikido and trains children in the local communities in Chiang Mai. He is also trained in Thai traditional massage, as well as Swedish massage and has published several books on the subject.
Dr. Tapanya is highly regarded and his experience and passion and will be a huge asset to Lanna Rehab and improving our substance abuse and addiction recovery programs in Thailand.
BFA, MA, ATR, MC, LMHC
Eve graduated from Southwestern College (New Mexico), USA with a Masters of Arts Degree in Counseling and Art Therapy and is passionately committed to combining both of her interests in a clinical program. Her practice has extended to economic and ethnically diverse children, adolescents, and adults. Her academic training focused on domestic violence, grief-loss, and schema therapy. Her treatments have included mindfulness, person-centered, integrative modalities and art therapy to facilitate a healing space for each client.
She has offered individual and group counseling with art therapy to clients with issues of trauma, abuse, PTSD, grief-loss, anxiety, addiction, and depression. As an artist, she believes that art can empower and offer one a deeper understanding for self-actualization.
Eve is also a fully qualified Yoga Instructor, having trained and certified in Thailand, and led classes in both Thailand and USA.
Eve is a US Permanent Resident, but was born in Thailand and Lanna Rehab is really excited to welcome Eve back to work in her home country and looking forward to implementing the interesting insights and therapies Eve brings to our clinical program.
Barry is a qualified Cognitive Behaviour Psychotherapist and holds a SCOTACS Graduate Diploma in CBT Counselling and Groupwork. He is also COSCA counseling skills certified and a member of the BABCP (British Association of Behaviour and Cognitive Psychotherapists). Barry has worked in a variety of both residential and community based treatment for addiction services. Since 2010 he has supported others to recover from by supporting them to address the comorbid symptoms that can accompany substance such as mental health issues, depression, anxiety, alcohol related brain damage, stress and social phobias.
He has experience devising and facilitating a group therapy sessions program using a cognitive behavioral approach. Besides CBT he has an extensive knowledge of recovery from substance misuse that includes the twelve step program, solution focused brief therapy and artistic therapeutic approaches. On a voluntary basis he has delivered presentations on recovery in hospitals, prisons and helps set up mutual aid therapy groups in the community to help addicts/alcoholics recover from substance abuse. Barry is passionate about helping to guide others to discover their personal goals and support them to fulfill their potential.
Anne Lazarakis was born and raised in Australia. As a marketing communications professional, she has worked in the charity sector for the better part of the last decade.
Throughout her career, her interest in empowering people through access to healthcare has led her to a range of roles in women’s health, mental health and primary healthcare.
“It’s easy for people to see how a pair of glasses can change their life, because with them a person can cross the street safely, they can see the blackboard in class and read a book. Through access to healthcare they are more likely to live a safe life, access education and achieve independence and happiness.”
Access to mental healthcare is not readily available in every country and in many places it still carries enough stigma, that people will not seek help. Gender, religion and culture can all be barriers to people seeking the mental healthcare they need. Substance abuse as a way of self-medicating can be more accessible, than seeing a psychologist.
“At least three of the boys I went to high school with committed suicide. If it had been socially acceptable for them to ask for help, I think they might still be here today,” says Anne, on growing up in country Australia.
At Lanna Rehab, the diverse clientele travel to Chiang Mai, Thailand, from every corner of the world to recover in a safe place, without judgment. Anne says “the level of care people receive here is phenomenal. It’s wonderful to contribute in a small way to the change you see in the clients. When they enter they can look very defeated. When they leave, they often seem to have a great sense of calm, purpose and a new appetite for life.”
Khwan graduated from the prestigious Manidol University in Bangkok with a Bachelor of Nursing and Registered Nurse status in 2000.
As a Nurse, she initially worked at Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok in the orthopedic department and gained good insight into post-operative care and pain management.
Following on from her time at the famous Siriraj Hospital, Khwan worked for a significant period of time at The Bangkok Hospital, Samui , an International standard hospital in both inpatient and outpatient departments; catering for large amounts of overseas patients.
Khwan is an experienced nurse, who has worked in organizations that are recognized for their clinical excellence, and adds an extra dimension to the clinical care at Lanna, working with the clinical team, as well as the attached medical staff at our partner hospital.
Khwan is here to make sure that all of our client’s medical needs are taken care of in a safe and professional manner.