Our Team

We are a diverse and inclusive team, dedicated to the well being of our community

NCS Counselors

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 

Savinee Khanijou
Savinee completed her Masters of Counseling in Edinburgh. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at University of Queensland, Australia and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Chulalongkorn University. Savinee has experience working with children in international schools and can speak both English and Thai fluently

Languages: English, Thai


Marin Takahashi
Marin has completed her Master’s degree in counseling and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of Queensland, Australia. She also has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Chulalongkorn University, and is currently completing her Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in counseling. She has a wide range of experience with diverse clientele, and specializes in working in the areas of anxiety, depression, trauma, LGBTQ+ support, and cross cultural adaptation.

Languages: English, Thai, Japanese

Luke (Phum) Wongthammakhan

Phum is one of our counselors

Languages: Thai

NCS Trainers

Athalie de Koning

Athalie de Koning is the Creative Director at NCS

Languages: Thai, English

Nok (Intira) Teappinyok

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 

Bier (Schantutch) Rungruangma

Whenever you visit our center, Bier’s friendly face is sure to put you at ease. As our Front Office Talent, he welcomes clients in the reception area and makes sure that everything is running smoothly behind the scenes. Bier is amazing at getting things done and truly understands the heart of service that we embody at NCS. As part of his professional development goals, Bier is currently pursuing a Master in Counseling Psychology at Ramkhamhaeng University. He also gives Training and Orientation seminars for our valued EAP clients.

Languages: Thai