Andy Leach – Clinical Lead
Originally from the UK, Andy is Clinical Lead for The Cabin Hong Kong and Singapore Outpatient Centres as well as a Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Addiction Therapist at The Cabin Group. Since joining the organisation in 2011, he has been responsible for many new initiatives, including launching and overseeing The Cabin Outpatient Centres in Hong Kong, Singapore, Dhaka and Sydney. He has also set up The Cabin Recovery House and created an 18-group relapse prevention programme at The Cabin in Chiang Mai. Besides holding a Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice, Andy studied Counselling at the Westminster Pastoral Foundation.
Despite an extensive background in addiction and mental health services, Andy has not always been involved in this line of work. After studying Sociology at Bristol University, he worked for the Observer newspaper and Reed Publishing before starting his own production company. The business was an immediate success, however addictions to drugs and alcohol were taking over his life. Andy went through a period of 14 months in treatment. Afterwards, he returned to education and studied English Literature and Creative Writing, graduating with a first-class honours degree. Following his studies, he joined the Royal Mencap Society as a Support Worker – working with clients with Asperger’s syndrome, Down’s syndrome, and Autism. Although the job was rewarding, he needed a new challenge and headed to Asia in 2011, where he has lived and worked in the addiction field ever since.
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