Dr Seamus MacAuley (Shay),
BSc, MB,BS, MRCGP, FDSc (Addiction Counselling) CSAT3 (Asia Pacific)

About me and my practice

I trained as a doctor at the University of London and then pursued a career in General Practice joining the Royal Air Force as a commissioned officer, running my own medical centers on a variety of RAF flying stations both in the UK and abroad in conflict zones. In the last 5 years of my commissioned service as a GP I developed an interest in addiction and trauma with many of my patients predominantly troubled by alcohol, prescription medication and/or other compulsive behaviors around food, work, and co-dependence. There was a steady stream of patients presenting with PTSD following exposure in conflict zones. On retirement from the RAF in 2006 I enrolled with the Post graduate Centre for Addiction Treatment Studies, Clouds House, Wiltshire, UK, and completed a Bath University, Degree in Addiction Counseling. I have a holistic, solution-based approach to working with clients. I look to point them at the tools needed to bring about personal change.

Outline of offer and experience

I look to deliver a twelve-step day care program and rely heavily on motivational interviewing and CBT as interventions to facilitate engagement and relapse prevention. I have worked with addicted health professionals within a therapeutic community, offenders in a prison setting, and for the past seven years I have worked in residential rehabs in Thailand and Malaysia. I was initially Addiction Therapist at DARA Thailand, and then graduated to being their Intake and Medical Assessment Director. This was followed by a position as Program Director at a new startup addiction treatment retreat called Solace in Borneo. Lastly the Cabin Addiction Services Group asked me to run their Intensive Outpatient program in Hong Kong which I started as Lead therapist in May of 2016. I finished working for them in December 2019 and now work as a selfemployed Online Addiction and Trauma therapist and part time Online Aftercare Teletherapist for Castle Craig in Scotland.

Specialist Training

Any Chemical or Process addictions except Food addiction.

    Contact details

    Tel: 44 (0) 7723 548 573