Here at The Dawn, you can be ensured you are in the very best hands. We have hand-picked our team as much for their outstanding professional knowledge and experience as we have for their compassion and dedication to helping lives.

Our multi-disciplinary team of Western-trained clinicians is made up of psychologists, psychotherapists and addiction counsellors who all hold a Masters Degree or higher – and  update their skills with continuous professional training to offer clients the most effective treatment for mental health disorderstrauma and addiction. The clinical team is supported by professional medical and support staff, available around-the-clock to ensure your stay is comfortable and successful. While our Wellness team will guide you in Eastern holistic practices and fitness to maximise your recovery.

Our low client-to-staff ratio differentiates our programme and allows our professional team to fully engage in the recovery of each client.

Clinical Team

David Smallwood

Clinical Director

Author of “Who Say’s I’m an Addict
Masters in Addiction Counselling Psychology
FDAP (NCAC)

David Smallwood is a renowned British behavioural health therapist and author of the book “Who Says I am an Addict”. Over his illustrious 22-year career he has headed up two of the world’s most respected treatment centres – England’s Priory Hospital Addiction Unit and Switzerland’s Kusnacht Practice.

In his role as Clinical Director, David brings to The Dawn the best of his world-class experience in managing and guiding The Dawn’s clinical team to provide truly high quality care in the context of a client-focused holistic, integrated and evidence-based programme.

David observes that the most common issue clients face – whether they are mental health or addiction sufferers – is feeling disconnected from others and the world around them.  He believes this problem can be resolved best by the power of the group environment found in residential treatment centres, combined with proper diagnosis and treatment of underlying issues.

As a practitioner, David specialties are childhood trauma, addiction, and gay and lesbian focused treatment.  David holds a Master’s Degree in Addiction Counselling Psychology, a Post Graduate Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, and is a member of FDAP. He also trained in Post Induction Therapy (trauma) with Pia Mellody and is a qualified EMDR therapist.

Watch the video to learn more about David and The Dawn

Weiling

Wei Ling

Psychotherapist

Masters in Applied Psychology
and Research
EMDR 2 Certified, CSAC and CGAC

Alan

Alan Wood

Psychotherapist

Masters in Counselling
and Psychotherapy Practice
BA in Addictions Counselling
FDAP

John McGinn

John McGinn

Psychotherapist

Masters in Research
DipHE, BSc, BA,

Don Paolo Veneracion

Don Paolo Veneracion

Psychotherapist

Masters in Mental Health
and Trauma Counselling
CRC, ICAP I, CSAT III

Medical Team

Dr. Panu Khuwuthyakorn

Dr. Panu Khuwuthyakorn

Consultant Psychiatrist

Wichuda Pawin (Pui)

Head Nurse

Certified TMS Specialist

Aekartit Srila (Ping Pong)

Nurse

Certified TMS Specialist

Rutchaneeporn Sriganti (Morn)

Nurse

Certified TMS Specialist

Magaret Ruenpakdej

Nurse

Certified TMS Specialist

Tunwalai Chumpoosri (Jang)

Nurse

Certified TMS Specialist

Support Team

John Paul (JP)

Support Staff

Ari

Support Staff

Pui-support

Pui

Support Staff

Ahmed Attalla

Ahmed

Support Staff

Wellness & Fitness Team

Korawat Kongkeaw (Pump)

Fitness Manager and
Head Trainer

Phiroon Janya (Bas)

Fitness instructor

Issaree Jindarueangprapa (Amp)

Yoga and Meditation Instructor

Admissions Team

Paul Strachan

Admissions Manager

Markus Wiedenmann

Admissions Manager

Due to current travel restrictions in some regions, we are also offering a unique Virtual Treatment programme