Our Team

The Bamboo Centre counselling team is an interdisciplinary group of caring professionals, trained to the Masters or PhD level and ready to serve you. Clients are matched with counsellors based on availability, training and expertise to meet your needs.


Kristina Marshall

M.Div (Counselling)

Kristina has a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and works with individuals, couples and families.  She has been working as a counsellor in Cambodia since 2008 and has worked mainly with expatriates as well as conducted trainings, consultancies and teaching. Kristina’s approach is client centered and so she tailors her approach specifically for each individual or couple.

Kristina is trained in EMDR and has completed a Creative Arts Therapy course. Kristina speaks English and Finnish. She is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.

Dr. Derek Mitchell

DClinPsy, PgDip CBT, MA hons (Clinical Psychology)

Derek is a British trained clinical psychologist with 16 years experience of working in mental health. He works with adults and adolescents with a broad range of mental health problems including depression and anxiety disorders and with people living with the after-effects of traumatic experiences (including all forms of abuse and neglect) that occurred in childhood or later in life. He is also able to offer help with, grief and other difficult life transitions as well as relationship problems working either with couples or individually.

In addition to a comprehensive foundation in clinical psychology which includes coverage of all the main approaches to therapy he has postgraduate training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). He believes that while specific forms of therapy are generally better for some problems (e.g. CBT for anxiety disorders such as OCD), he draws upon his diverse experience and training to provide a therapy that is tailored to the needs of the individual.

Dr. Wilson Howe, PhD

(Clinical Psychology), MA (Counseling Psychology)

Wilson is a clinical psychologist educated and trained in the United States. He has over 15 years experience in mental health and has worked in many settings including private practice, mental hospitals, day treatment, hospice, nursing homes, schools, and prisons.  He works with adults and children with a wide range of psychological problems including depression, anxiety, bereavement, PTSD, schizophrenia, bipolar, addiction, and personality disorders. He has much experience with individuals with a history of abuse and trauma. 

His approach to therapy is grounded primarily in analytical psychology, psychoanalysis, and self psychology and is influenced much by the works of James Hillman, Carl Jung, Heinz Kohut, Milton Erickson and Stanislav Grof. Awareness of the present moment, the therapeutic relationship, and empathy are regarded as essential to the therapeutic process. He offers individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, family therapy, and couples counseling.

Serey Samchet, MA

(Clinical Psychology)

Samchet is a Cambodian clinical psychologist, arts therapist, EMDR therapist, and professional trainer in mental health. She did her MA in Clinical Psychology in Singapore and has also trained in Advance Courses in arts therapy and EMDR therapy.  She has been supervised for around 3 years in Cambodia, Thailand, and Hong Kong. She has experience working with traumatised children and adults and delivering training on topics such as trauma, vicarious trauma, self-care, stress management, and counselling skills. 

In addition to her experiences in psychotherapy and training, she has experience of delivering individual and peer-supervision to the care-givers, counsellors, and social workers who are working directly or indirectly with the traumatised clients who have suffered sexual abuse, domestic violence, have HIV or disabilities.

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