Professional and Experienced Addiction and Mental Wellness Counsellors
The team at The Cabin Dubai is made up of highly skilled and credentialed professionals with years of experience creating mental wellness. They can also draw on the wealth of experience that makes up the larger team at The Cabin Addiction Services Group.
To learn more about our key staff, please follow the links below:
Programme Director, The Cabin
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 Northeast 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 50-bed treatment facility that 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 Medicine’s 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 12-step Facilitation for drug and alcohol users, and now works closely with the Office of Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) in Dhaka.
Alastair writes on addiction for several publications including Drink Drug News, CNN, and Asian Correspondent. He also features regularly on radio and TV, as well as at speaking engagements and conferences both in Southeast Asia and back home in the West.
Dr. Moustafa Hassan Hussein Hassan – Psychologist
Dr. Moustafa holds a PhD in clinical psychology and has over 30 years of experience in his field, spanning three different cultures (Egypt, KSA and UAE). His specialities are psychological assessment, evaluation and therapy in individual and group settings, CBT and relapse prevention techniques.
He has worked as a clinical psychologist at the Ownak Center since March 2014.
Dr. Moustafa Hassan Hussein Hassan
Abdulla AlShehhi – Counsellor
Abdulla is the first UAE national drug counsellor in Dubai. He has attended all of the drug and addiction recovery courses offered in Dubai and Abu Dhabi and visited most of the rehab centres in the gulf. He has several years’ experience at the Ownak centre.
Abdulla’s main role at Ownak is registering clients and guiding them through the details of our programmes. He also runs a meditation group and attends all the National Rehabilitation Centre workshops for therapists and specialists.
Eiman Ahmed Al Yahya – Social Worker
Eiman graduated from Zayed University in Dubai with a Bachelor’s degree in Education (specialising in Children, Youth and Family Services) in 2013.
After graduation, Eiman joined the Ownak Centre as a Social Worker working for the Community Development Authority. She was the Ownak Centre’s first employee.
Eiman Ahmed Al Yahya
Halima Alameemi – Executive
Halima studied General Medicine and Surgery in India. After graduating, she worked as a coordinator and lecturer for a family medicine project with S.S. Lootah. In 2014, she joined the Family Development Authority as temporary executive in the Family Cohesion Department of the Child Protection Centre. In 2016, she joined the Vulnerable Group Department.
Halima has worked at the Ownak Centre as an executive since September of 2016.