Hope Rehab Thailand Online Help
Please Note: Using our latest online help that we are providing is not meant to replace or substitute actually being at Hope Rehab itself for detox and treatment. Hope Rehab is where you experience the powerful realizations and unity working together as a group, learning to work as a team, or the face-to-face intimate relationship with your counsellor. Part of what makes Hope one of the best treatment centers is our secure environment and unique atmosphere, the Thai culture, the diverse team, the facility and accommodation, the food, sharing the everyday lessons learned by living in our community, also all our many recourses and much much more…we do understand this! — However, our online program that we have (initially used for aftercare) now also used for pre-Rehab preparation due to delays in getting here is working very well and is now part of our package.
The New Hope Program: If you would like to join our residential program at the Hope center in Thailand its now possible again. Thailand is reopening to most foreigners soon but only with the correct Medical Visa for licensed facilities like Hope. We are now booking incoming clients. The 90 day Medical Visa with Thai immigration takes time to organize so lets start now. To join Hope we now start all clients with online support and preparation until you can get to Hope Rehab in Thailand.
Online Preparation and Counselling Program: During these challenging times, while waiting to get to Hope Rehab in Thailand, many clients have requested online support. So, if you require immediate help, we suggest online counselling by one of the therapeutic team.
What To Do Now?
On this page you will find a list of Hope team members who offer online support, guidance, counselling and therapy. Please read the information below and make your selection. We understand it is all too easy to postpone getting well so if possible, make yourself and your recovery a priority and start now.
Technology and Access…..we will make it easy
Don’t be afraid the technology is simple, and the counsellors will guide you all the way. If you have any questions about how online counselling works, don’t hesitate to get in touch. You will look forward and enjoy the sessions and build a relationship with your counsellor before you get to Hope.
What Can Hope Rehab Thailand Online Services Offer?
Although many of us do require inpatient residential treatment to totally break free of addiction, it is possible to prepare and benefit from online counselling. Some of the reasons you might choose this option include:
To Increase your Readiness to Change.
To Help a Family Member Prepare to Change.
Designed structured online course with built in flexibility
Get a Taste of the Hope Rehab Theraputic Progam.
Maintain your Current Motivation Levels.
Crisis Management, Guidance & Problem Solving Solutions.
Mindfulness Coaching and Meditation Training.
Recovery & Sober Coaching & Relapse Prevention.
Trauma PTSD Therapeutic support & grounding.
Start Work on the Hope Program (so you can hit the ground running when you arrive).
Learn Tools for Managing Cravings, Anxiety, & Depression.
Mentoring & Accountability Service.
Family and Parental Support while Waiting to Admit your Loved-one.
Support & Advice with Interpersonal Relationships.
Write Supporting letters, Advocate on your behalf, and Mediation Service.
Contact our counsellors below for an in-depth needs assessment
Natalie Counsellor & Admissions Manager
Natalie is our admissions manager, and she is based in Ireland currently with her family. Before moving to Ireland, Natalie was counselling clients and leading group therapy sessions at Hope and can help with counselling and recovery coaching.
Natalie also has a special interest in nutrition for those who need guidance in nutrition and weight loss. Natalie is in recovery herself from drugs and alcohol and can offer support using therapeutic and mindfulness techniques. Sometimes the biggest challenge is doing it alone and it can be extremely beneficial to have somebody to be accountable to who can offer support and advice from a non-judgemental place.
“I’m passionate about recovery, helping addicts, my work and my family. I work a lot with the body and going inwards, my mind can talk and rationalize anything as I’m a quick thinker but that isn’t always a good thing and going inwards is something I still work on daily and is what helps me the most manage my day to day challenges. Being a mum I know how hard it can be to prioritize yourselves in your home environments but we will work on a realistic setting for you and finding your way with whatever your circumstance.
However, I work with numerous clients, some of whom have become a firm constant in my life. I believe in being there for a client, going with them to all the dark places and offering support and guidance with no judgement. What helped me the most in recovery was being heard, and accepted, for me with all my flaws too. I believe as addicts we sure know how to give ourselves a hard time, sometimes the most difficult thing is learning to be kind to ourselves and accept where we are fully, in order to move forward and grow.
I won’t always tell you what you want to hear but we will find a way together that can work and help you. Daily check in’s are key, accountability is everything. Daily meditation exercises will also feature, as well as mind mapping. We will go through some steps together in our initial consultation to work out what are realistic goals that you can commit to and stick to in these early days. We will also have hourly video calls weekly (or more if required). We will work on setting up a daily structure when we speak, and look at what steps we can implement to support you in your recovery. I’m a big believer in finding your authentic selves and going inwards to find answers. Somatic work, Mindfulness, Acceptance..”
Doug – Senior Psychotherapist
Doug didn’t come to work in this field by chance: he struggled with addiction for many years before entering residential treatment at a rehab centre in the UK in 2011 and has been substance-free from this date.
A qualified and skilled Psychotherapist who has worked in the helping professions for many years. He has qualifications from S.T.R.A.D.A. (University of Glasgow), The Royal College of General Practitioners and a degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy from The University of Nottingham. Doug offers an Integrative approach which allows for the tailored use of relevant therapeutic modalities to provide the most beneficial treatment to the individual.
These include Person-centred Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, C.B.T., Transactional Analysis, Trauma Therapy, R.E.B.T., Brief Intervention, Emotionally Focused Therapy. I am a trained professional, empathic & humane with sense of humor that always helps. Initially working with people in active addiction before going on to help those who have experienced sexual abuse & violence and being an example that recovery is possible.
Apart from honesty with self, one of the hardest things for anybody to do is to learn to forgive themselves. This doesn’t happen overnight, it takes work but it’s vital to sustained recovery. Online Program: Daily reflection sheets, ABC’s, Psychological Signposting, Goal Setting, Care Planning, encouragement, goal setting.
Specialist areas, Trauma – Acute, Chronic & Complex, PTSD, Domestic/Sexual Violence & Abuse, Childhood & Adult Trauma…The Cycle of Change, Triggers, Cravings, Acceptance, Spirituality, Fear, Denial, Finding Purpose. I have an interest in working with Trauma and helping people to find a way to heal from traumatic life experiences.
Doug previous client’s brief quotes: “Doug put me on the right track and I’m holding my own again now, thanks Doug” P. Ireland – “I have seen many counsellors in my time, all I can say is I wish I had found Doug earlier. Make contact with Doug now you won’t regret it” C. England.
To get InTouch with Doug please us the Contact Form
Paul Garrigan Mindfulness Counsellor
Paul Garrigan manages the Hope mindfulness program (read our free manual here). This simple yet highly effective approach offers a path to mental freedom and sustainable well-being. It makes use of Buddhist principles as these can be particularly helpful for those of us looking to overcome substance abuse (insight into craving is at the core of this teaching). Mindfulness not only provides tools for coping with all kinds of addictions,
but it can also be effective for dealing with anxiety, anger, social anxiety, low-mood, and a loss of purpose. As well as managing the mindfulness program, Paul is a registered nurse who now specializes in substance abuse problems. He was finally able to end his own addiction to alcohol in 2006 (after many failed atempts over two decades) using a mindfulness approach and is the author of several books on the topic. Paul is patient, non-judgmental, passionate, and focused with a calming approach. “I show clients how mental habits create their perception of reality and that freedom from these habits is possible. I have helped thousands of people from all walks of life both in person and online. One of the benefits of the mindfulness approach is that clients can catch glimpses of mental freedom from day 1. This can be enough to motivate them to continue with the path. I make use of a variety of approaches including….”
Somatic meditation (body practices)
Vipassana (Insight Meditation)
Brahma Viharas (Heart practices)
Dream yoga (lucid dreaming)
To get InTouch with Paul please use our Contact Form
Henk – Program Manager & Addiction Counsellor
Henk is a qualified addiction counsellor from the Netherlands, and also has a BA in human resources. His specialist subject HE cert Psychology and Mental Health and Understanding Drugs and Addiction. Henk is a bright and enthusiastic individual with great experience in counseling, addiction recovery and CBT. His goal is to help others make positive changes in their life.
Henk has been clean and sober since 2010 and has been working with clients on a 1:1 basis for the last 7 years. Henk is known and respected for his supportiveness, compassion, and straight-forwardness.
Being in recovery himself, Henk is a passionate and enthusiastic therapist. Clients describe him as lively, vibrant, knowledgeable and a good listener who provides honest and direct feedback.
With more than 7 years of experience in the field, and through his role of program manager at Hope Rehab, Henk has guided a variety of people from all walks of life. This experience means he is able to apply the methods that will be most useful to you to achieve your sobriety goals and get your life back on track.
Henk uses a combination of psychotherapy, counseling and CBT. This holistic structures have proven to be incredibly beneficial for people who want to make positive changes in their lives. Henk enjoys working together with his clients as a team, using tools like CBT to explore the things that are holding people back and replacing those with more helpful behaviors. Building the basis from where people know how to help themselves going forward in life in a more successful way.
Henk can help people who struggle with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, substance abuse issues, stress and anger. Also with implementing positive changes, finding a purpose, building a structure, making commitments, developing a healthy lifestyle, increasing happiness and overall life satisfaction.
Client quotes from Henks’s previous clients
“I felt my well-being was a priority and my counseling and treatment could be tailored to fit me and my needs, so the sessions, tools and exercises I was given were the things most relevant and helpful to me, where I was at, in order to stay clean.” R. from Germany
To get InTouch with Henk please use our Contact Form
Sophie – Recovery Counsellor
I have first hand experience of recovery for over six years; walking alongside addicts and alcoholics striving for a fulfilling abstinent life. After studying at Durham University, I have worked across many sectors both in England and abroad which has allowed me to work with a diverse spectrum of people.
I have a diploma in addiction counselling, supported by further qualifications including SMART recovery facilitator, meditation facilitator and CPD in CBT, transactional analysis and the science of wellbeing. In addition, I sponsor alcoholics through the 12 step programme of recovery. I have a particular interest in how the mind affects the body, creating psychosomatic symptoms.
“Everyone has the ability to recover from addiction regardless of age or experiences and I firmly believe that the root of this is within connection. My approach to therapy is driven by care and passion; by identifying individual needs and motivations, combined with practical action and progressive steps, I hope to guide clients to a solid and satisfying recovery.”
Sophie is an openminded caring person, focusing on positivity, all rooted in traditional values and integrity. Ensuring a quiet, uninterrupted space. Engage in zoom meetings/online community. Empathic, walking alongside, thoroughly optimistic, encouraging. Always approachable, sharing own experience when appropriate and sets achievable goals. Specialist areas, abstinence, co-dependency, nutrition, fitness, routine and healthy lifestyle.
To get InTouch with Sophie please use the Contact Form
Chris – Addiction Counsellor/Manager
Chris Hatcher is the assistant manager and one of our senior counsellors at Hope. He uses an eclectic counselling approach, utilising multiple modalities to best be able to suit each client’s individual needs. These include CBT, DBT, Inner Child work, Motivational Interviewing and a person-centred approach. He specialises in building and maintaining motivation for recovery, using multiple approaches to look at fears and concerns, improve self-esteem and the relationship to self and creating a space to feel safe to express who the client really is.
Chris is also well versed at exploring interpersonal dynamics, providing easy to use coping mechanisms to get through daily struggles. His overall belief is to work side by side with a client to heal struggles from their past and to provide skills and self-soothing tools to cope with the many things life may bring.
Reda more about Chris and Hope Rehab at SMART Recovery website
First and foremost, I describe myself professionally as an observer. Otherwise, I am caring and empathetic. I love seeing how people and situations work, frequently observing them until I am able to understand what’s going on. While I’ve mainly focused on addiction, I’ve also assisted people with depression, bi-polar, and personality disorders. I think some of the things I do the best in the counselling room involve emotions – helping people get in touch with them and removing the blocks that are holding people back from feeling and appropriately expressing them. I also love doing inner child work, grief and loss work and trauma management. These things can often be a turning point in recovery. Motivation is an interesting one.
My belief is that as humans we have a proclivity to self actualisation. This basically means we are drawn towards growth and becoming a better person, but most of the time there are a ton of things holding us back – things like fear, grief, sadness, self-sabotage, lack of self-belief and self-worth. Morning rituals are key to establish a positive outlook early in the day, and I work closely with each client to see what works for them and what doesn’t work. Another key point I always look at is typical usage times, as in early recovery these times can be times of stress. I always work closely with the client to see what best fits their needs. In terms of accountability, taking a stock of who and what you have around you is key in establishing.
Many times, the actions taken can be quite similar. Focusing on understanding your emotions, and learning to communicate them in a healthy manner is critical for every human being, looking at communication tools and emotional understanding are essential. Setting routines, and living a holistic lifestyle are also critical. Life changes requires changing lifestyle, and almost everyone who commits to these changes sees massive benefits..
Quotes from previous clients
“Working with Chris has been a great turning point in my life. He has helped me by giving me the tools to grow and overcome fears and struggles that have ruled my life for years. I have learned a great deal about myself and others working with him. His insight, patience, kindness, and knowledge is invaluable and I would recommend him to anyone who needs a bit of help” – N from USA
To get InTouch with Chris please use the Contact Form
Fabi – Therapist
Fabi is an enthusiastic, dedicated and qualified Counsellor with a BA and Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy. Fabi has also qualifications on Post-traumatic Stress disorder and is a SMART recovery facilitator. She also has professional experience in providing mental health and well-being solutions to both individuals and groups who have substance dependence issues and other addiction behaviours and other co-occurring disorder. Proven track record of helping people to overcome their problems and a passion to help others to cope with challenging situations by providing a safe, confidential and encouraging environment to support their emotional state. Fabi has a passion for helping and motivating others and believes in empowering individuals to cope with any personal difficulties they may have.
She believes that every individual brings an unique experience and her philosophy is that counselling should be a journey of self-discovery, self-fulfilment and independence. She also believes that a holistic approach is the key for a successful treatment: the ability to connect body, soul and mind to create a meaningful life, full of potential and experience. Fabi is proficient at applying various evidence-based techniques including Person-centred Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Inner child work; in accordance with clients needs and stages of change.
As a Counsellor I like to believe that I have helped clients to enter a journey of forgiveness, self-development, self-love, self-care, empowerment and not be afraid to look inwards, because this where their change begins. I consider myself as someone who has a very positive attitude towards life. I live an active life and love to live a health lifestyle. I believe that is important to me to “preach what I teach”. I love to motivate my clients whereas they will learn that life is much more than using and drinking, and that they can have fun in recovery. I would say to start with understanding their stage of change and works from there. Each stage will determine appropriate tools to guide clients into progress to the next stage. Guiding clients into understanding their emotions, habits, cognitive patterns, and behaviours and how those have affected their life so far and guiding them into changing those to succeed in their life in recovery. By empowering clients, and help them to see their values, strengths, their progress and mixing up with humour when convenient.
Quote from previous client
“I feel blessed to have Fabi in my life. I have shared things with her that I have never spoken to anyone about and Fabi has helped me to deal with everything bit by bit. Fabi’s dedication is second to none and have ( and will continue to) make a massive difference to many lives . Thank you from the bottom of my heart”
To get InTouch with Fabi please use the Contact Form
Drago – Sports Psychology Sober Coach
Before coming to Hope Drago’s previous experience includes working in government detoxes supporting clients. Drago understands the struggle with addiction from first hand. Drago studied Clinical Psychology,Psychopathology and Counseling at the University of Varna. Drago is particularly passionate about fitness and nutrition, clean living, positive affirmations, time management and structure.
In addition to working as a recovery coach, his goal is to support addicts on their journey to create a healthy, balanced and active lifestyle. He strongly believes that everyone can achieve the “Deluxe Edition of Recovery” as he likes to call the satisfied and relaxed state of mind that he lives in.
Drago is social and easy to talk with, I love to be around people and listen to their stories. Drago’s approach is empathetic, straightforwardness, friendship and is always through the prism of experience. Setting a good example is a must for motivating clients and looking at the long-term outcome of their short-term actions. Honesty, open – mindedness, willingness. Organized schedule, Time and stress management, Daily inventory. Specialist area is Fitness and Nutrition, Sports Psychology, Structure, Time and Stress management, Accountability, Relapse prevention, Daily Routine, and recovery programs.
“Hey Drago. How are you? I’ve been meaning to say thank you for everything that you gave to me at Hope – you’ve helped me more than you’ll ever know and I’m grateful for you being you bro” – Sid UK.
To get InTouch with Drago please use the Contact Form
Parice – Counsellor
Parice is part of our international admissions team. She is in recovery from addiction herself and an active member of the recovery community. Parice works in front line addiction service currently where she supports clients with their addiction. Part of this is to support them with setting weekly goals and helping them find their best self again. Parice also runs group therapy and support’s clients on a 1 to 1 basis. Parice has completed various addiction training courses in the UK and has reached NCFE level 1-3 in counselling and theory along with a diploma in drug, solvent and alcohol abuse, a level 2 in adult social care, a level 2 in mental health awareness, a level 2 in mental health awareness, and level 2 in adult social care.
Parice has also undertaken various workshop’s and training in CBT, body work , trauma, motivational interviewing and anxiety management. Parice enjoys working with people with addiction issues, helping them to start their journey into recovery and reach their goals. She is enthusiastic and passionate about being part of the Hope team. Parice enjoys working with people to seek their purpose and to find their connection to life and to discover what they love again.
I offer advice on LGBTQ and sexuality issues in recovery, I came out at 15 years old.
‘I am reflective and compassionate in my approach. I identify ways to grow in even the darkest of days, I am a gogetter and believe anything is possible. I have supported many clients too see their potential and I do this by supporting them to explore their current life and working with them to set goals and create wellness plans to improve mentally and physically. I first look at the social and physical aspect of a person. I believe excersise,structure and connection are 3 main things to focus on first. Set days and times for calls are important to make you feel accountable. Weekly ‘homework’ this would include goal setting an example of this could be to attend a sober activity or event this is meet others and also realise being sober is not boring! I would also focus on a reduction plan to start someone to slowly reduce their using. I use motivational interviewing and a CBT. I have also spent time studying Buddhism and mindfulness so I combine them. Buddhism is a perfect way to look at your own actions and begin to positively change them to make you a positive and selfless person. By using goals. Promts. If motivation is not there I would explore with someone how we can work to increase it. Sometimes a little tweek can create that motivation’
To get InTouch with Parice please use the Contact Form
Vinny – Weekend Manager & Addiction Counsellor
Wongsejullarat (Vinny) was born in Bangkok Thailand and speaks both Thai and English. He is a manager and addiction counsellor at Hope. Vinny has lived in India, New Zealand, and the United States. He has a Batchelor of the Arts degree from university in Wellington (NZ), and he lived in the US for 24 years where he found success as a business man.
Vinny began drinking heavily at university, and by the time he moved to the US, he also became a regular user of marijuana as well as harder drugs like methamphetamine. Things got progressively worse for him until he was forced to admit his powerless and entered rehab. He remained sober for a number of years but admits that he became ‘complacent’, and so relapsed.
Vinny is a bilingual Counsellor – Thai Language
Vinny entered his last rehab in Bangkok in 2010, and he has been sober now for 10 years. In 2004, Vinny was invited by WHOS Australia ( a reputable rehab in Sydney) to train in drug and alcohol work. After completing the course at WHOS, he joined the HOPE team as Weekend Manager(overseeing Hope’s operation along with numerous staff and also providing support counseling). Vinny has been at Hope for 5 years. In 2006, Vinny was invited back to WHOS Australia to help train Thai professionals on the WHOS treatment method. He remains active in all facets of recovery life and is now active in helping organize an NA Convention in Koh Samui which is slated for September 2020.
Vinny has played an important role in bringing the 12 steps of recovery to Thailand including opening meetings He has worked in the translation team; translating recovery literature into Thai. In his days away from Hope, he has worked with private clients both Thai and Western and has helped many to get and remain clean from drugs and alcohol. Because of his own struggles with addiction, he has a first hand understanding of the disease of addiction and also what it takes to get on the road of recovery.
Contact details: [email protected] Tel +66 8952 88935
Joel – Addiction Counsellor
Joel is a flexible and passionate counsellor. He is certified in CBT counselling, addiction counselling, DBT (Dialectical Behavioural Therapy) and TRE (Trauma and Tension Release Exercises). He also uses mindfulness techniques, journal therapy, grounding strategies and meditation. Joel can help you explore and overcome whatever is troubling you. He can help you to build a strong and meaningful recovery. He can help you nurture a sense of purpose and direction which can contribute to a rich and rewarding life.
Joel has experience working with addiction (to both substances and behaviours such as sex and gambling), anxiety, depression and trauma.
Joel writes about addiction and recovery here and has written about recovery for Vice, The Times and Quartz and featured in a BBC documentary on drugs.
CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) is an evidence-based therapy that can have a substantial impact in a very short space of time. It helps you identify and challenge the thought patterns that have been getting in your way. It empowers you to become your own therapist so that you can maintain the progress you make during sessions on your own. In conjunction with mindfulness, CBT is highly effective in relieving anxiety and depression and maintaining sobriety.
TRE (Trauma and Tension Release Exercises) is an innovative and powerful body-based therapy that can help relieve stress, tension, anxiety and insomnia. It is a series of exercises that activates your body’s natural tremoring mechanism, relieving deeply held muscular tension and soothing your nervous system. After a few sessions with Joel you will be equipped to continue using TRE independently on your own.
“We will build a strong relationship built on trust and empathy. This will give you the security and comfort to explore whatever you need to. We will work together to create a plan to help you get to where you want to be. I will empower you with the tools you need to move forward. Recovery is about so much more than just staying sober. Yes, sobriety in itself is a huge achievement. But it also provides a springboard to build the life you want to live.” Joel
Client Testimonials “Joel has been the help that I needed to get back on my feet. With his profound help I now feel like a human being again,ready to take on the world. I could not of wished for a better counsellor to help me to better understand what I can bring to the world and to learn to love and appreciate myself.” C- Australia
To get InTouch with Joel please use the Contact Form
Hope Rehab Thailand Online Services
Over the last few months we have received hundreds of inquiries from those of you wanting to come to Hope Rehab Thailand. Unfortunately, due to travel restrictions put in place in response to Coronavirus, you are unable to get to us. We are expecting things to improve over the coming weeks, but there is still no certainty about when exactly we can open our doors again.
The usual reason people choose Hope Rehab Thailand is the lack of suitable options in their local area. The availability of alternatives to our program may be further hindered in the current world climate due to the need for social distancing and other measures to keep people safe. This means that there are going to be a lot of you just waiting for us to reopen.
You remain at high risk during the time gap between deciding to go to rehab and actually entering the program. We know how easy it is to slip back into denial, lose motivation, or cause further damage to your health, reputation, and relationships. Normally, we reduce this risk through our fast admission process, but this is not an option at the moment. It is for this reason that we have put together Hope Rehab online services to keep you safe and committed until things get back to normal.