New Counseling Service

Counselors for Life

Meet our NCS Team

Johanna de Koning

Johanna is the Clinical Supervisor of NCS. She holds an M.A. in Counseling [Licensed. S101962 ACC/CPCAB] and several certifications in specialized topics, such as Art Therapy, Behavioural Therapy, and Play Therapy. Johanna has more than 30 years' experience working with children and adolescents, as well as marriage and family therapy. Languages: English, Thai, Dutch


David Ogden

David completed his Graduate Diploma of Counseling and Master of Counseling qualifications in Sydney, Australia. He has over 20 years’ experience working with adolescents, adults and couples using an eclectic approach of Cognitive-Behavioural, Solution-Focused, Psychodynamic and Emotionally-Focused Therapies. He is experienced working with a range of mental health issues affecting individuals and families, including depression, anxiety, conflict, identity, and trauma. He is a registered member of the Australian Counselling Association.

Language: English 

Joy (Saranjit) Hemkaew
Has her Diploma in Counseling on a Master Degree Level, obtained at the TBTS in Bangkok and has been trained as a 'Satir Therapist'.' She is able to give therapy to singles and couples. She also treats depression and anxiety disorders. Next to this she helps people with difficult relationships, work related stress management, identity issues, anger management and other challenges of life. Her main language is Thai. Therefore she prefers to work with Thai clients.
Language: Thai 

Nok (Intra) Teapinnyok

Nok is the Cultural Liaison at NCS. She helps people to discover the best in themselves and allows them to blossom through corporate training and lunch talks. Nok mediates the gap between cultures by helping people with different backgrounds, languages, and ages to understand each other better. As a coach and communicator, Nok specializes in corporate strategies, education, and care-giving for the elderly. 

Languages: Thai, English 


Rex (Dick) de Koning
Marriage Encounter Coordinator. Post Graduate Certificate in Counseling. Registered Nurse. Highly skilled as an Individual & Marriage Counselor. Specializes in cross-cultural training, marital and family therapy. 

Languages: English, Thai, Dutch

Emi Rowse
Emi is a counsellor experienced in providing individual therapy to children, adolescents and adults on a variety of issues including anxiety (GAD, OCD and panic disorder), depression, eating disorders, self-esteem, chronic stress and grief. She uses a variety of psychotherapeutic approaches such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), psychodynamic therapy, Solution-focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). She also provides counselling for couples using the Gottman Couples Therapy Method (completed Level 1 Training) and emotion focused therapy (EFT). Emi holds a Masters degree in Counselling and is fluent in English and Japanese.

Lauren Sentovich

Lauren is an American counselor with a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work. She specializes in treating anxiety disorders (social anxiety, generalized anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, phobias, etc.) as well as depression. She also has experience treating trauma, low-self-esteem, anger management, time and stress management, and substance abuse disorders.

In addition to English she can speak Indonesian and Malay conversationally.
Brian (Ng Fai Kwok)
Brian hails from Hong Kong. In the past twenty years Brian has been working as a Social Worker with Youth and Families.  Before he settled in Bangkok, the nature of his job was mainly to take care of teenagers who had committed criminal offenses and those who had withdrawn from their families. He speaks Cantonese fluently and his ability to speak Mandarin is fair.

Karrie Ng

Is from Hong Kong. She is a social worker with psychology background, but specialized in career counseling and sexuality issues. She has experience with young adults and teenagers.  Apart from one on one counseling, Karrie is also an expert in sex and gender education for teenagers. She can speak Mandarin and Cantonese well and can speak Thai for education workshops.