Recovery by people in recovery
Our founders, management team, and clinical supervisors have all been where you or your loved one is now. They are personally invested and motivated to offer the most effective, comprehensive and empathic service in the field.
When you’re here, we’re here
In addition to our strong roots in the recovery community, we feature unparalleled experience in the field of hospitality. We abide strongly by the motto, ‘when you’re here, we’re here,’ and vow to provide world-class luxury hospitality to complement our comprehensive treatment programme.
Catherine O’Leary RN. BN. MA. PGD Adv Psych. Dip Couns.
Catherine is a trained mental health and addiction professional, with over 35 years’ experience in health care and addiction recovery. She has successfully completed a Certificate of Nursing, Bachelor of Nursing, Master of Arts (health), Graduate Diploma of Advanced Psychiatric Nursing, Certificate of Drug and Alcohol Nursing, Mental Health First Aid Instructor Certification and a Diploma of Counselling. She now specializes in addiction counselling and family intervention support.
She has a wealth of personal and professional experience with addiction, trauma, anxiety, depression, grief & loss and relationship difficulties. One of Catherine’s favourite sayings is: “Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional”. She is committed to being part of the professional solution for suffering addicts and their loved ones.
“Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional”
Jenny is a clinical consultant for Miracles Asia and has assisted clients both in Phuket and Bangkok. Her specialties in counselling including family dynamics, trauma, cross cultural relationships and female ex-pat issues. Jenny Studied at IPMS Mumbai, India/BSM Bangkok, Thailand receiving her Masters degree in Psychotherapy and Counselling. Prior to joining the Miracles Asia team Jenny worked in addiction, mental health and co-dependency programs in both residential and out-patient clinics.
Jenny’s therapeutic approach is Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT), Mindfulness and Self-Compassion (MSC), Exposure Response Prevention (ERP) and her counselling philosophy is “Along the way of life you’ve lost connection with something precious and very dear to you? Together let’s acknowledge it and reconnect. You’ll see miracles happen.”
Jenny assists Miracles Asia clients both in Phuket, when a specialized need facilitates her to see specific clients, or in Bangkok, when clients require a liaison or assessment in that location.
“Along the way of life you’ve lost connection with something precious and very dear to you? Together let’s acknowledge it and reconnect. You’ll see miracles happen.”
A cooperation between Miracles Asia and One Therapy Phuket. Marleen Verouden-Akkermans is certified in the Netherlands and the US as psychotherapist and consulting hypnotist.
With hypnotherapy it is possible to bypass the conscious mind and get to the root cause of your behaviour or addiction. Most people want to understand why they behave in a certain way. Knowing this can help them to accept what has happened to them and move forward.
Kanokorn Roswech (Golf)
Head Nurse RN
Golf heads up the nursing team
A Registered Nurse at Bangkok Hospital in Phuket, Golf worked in the ICU (Intensive Care Unit) before joining the Miracles team. Golf oversees the nursing coverage and the nurses who provide 24-hour care. Her duties include dispensing medications, observing and monitoring client’s medical conditions as well as liaising with the local International Hospitals and the Medical Community in Phuket. A Thai National educated in America, Golf is a great cultural ambassador for all of us at Miracles Asia.
Peter works under the direction of the care professionals, he provides support: In the delivery of the goals as designed by the Rehabilitation Treatment team to clients. This includes assisting in the assessment of clients’ functional, behavioural and cognitive skills and contributing to the design and delivery of treatment programmes.
Peters varied life experiences make him a great asset to the clients and the clinical team.
Anna provides our Art Therapy counselling services centered around the unique and individual needs of each client according to their care plan. She facilitates weekly individual and group sessions.
Anna finds her life inspiration from Eckhart Tolle, Tony Robbins, Byron Katie, and Mooji which she ties into her work with clients. Educated at Oxford Brooks University, graduating with a Fine Arts Degree. Anna is currently studying a master’s degree in counselling with Monash University in Australia.
Piywan has been teaching Yoga and platies for the last 10 years here in Phuket and Bangkok.
She enjoys working with recovering people and teaching them the joys of Yoga Pilates and Meditation.
Coming from a military and sporting background and in recovery himself, Teerayuch is dedicated to the recovery of others and is an inspiration to clients. He facilitates all morning exercise and acts as a Personal Trainer during the visits to the Thanyapura sports and fitness centre.
Our executive chef came to us from the prestigious Aman Hotels group. Working as the private Villa chef, she creates menus for our dopamine diet and takes care of all our clients culinary needs.
Bill O’ Leary
Bill is an Australian Professional Mariner, Maritime Tourism Development Adviser and co-author of Southeast Asia’s Super Yacht Cruising Guide – “Southeast Asia Pilot”. He has three decades in planning, design, construction, project development, maintenance and operations of luxury resorts.
Bill is In recovery himself for over two decades and is dedicated to the recovery of suffering addicts and those they affect.
Mark Heather MSc
Mark has been a hotelier in Southeast Asia for the last 30 years and has been in recovery for 25 years.
Together with Bill O’Leary, Mark is dedicated to bringing hospitality and recovery together for their clients at Miracles Asia.
The dream Mark and Bill had was to have a small bespoke private property with professional qualified teams, delivering counselling and care from people in recovery themselves, using the latest evidence-based therapy.
Mark is passionate about supporting his clients and manages Miracles on a day-to-day basis. He is always available to clients and still actively takes part in 12-step group sessions.
“If you want to find a way out ask someone who has.”