Working Through COVID-19

I was recently contacted by my former University to award me a honor by being added to their honors list for those who graduated in the field of Healthcare, Psychology and Counselling. It is for those who are continuing to work throughout this crisis.

I was very pleased by the award and it was very touching to receive some gratitude from my university for my dedication to my work.

I’m pleased that other services are getting recognised during this crisis, I have not been in complete isolation whilst at work and I have been working closely with those suffering from the effects of the anxiety felt over this virus. It’s important not to turn tail and head for the hills if you still have a duty of care, in this role you inherit a lot of responsibility for showing a level of emotional concreteness. It’s not about painting a smiley face on the situation, there is some grim acceptance of the magnitude of this problem, but we can and will find a way through it.

Hope for the best, but prepare for the worse.

Published by Dylan Kerr BA ACAT FDAP DipHE MBABCP

Mr Dylan Kerr Addictions Counselor Bachelors in Clinical Counseling (Hons) Advanced Certified Addictions Therapist Member of the British Association for Behaviour and Cognitive Psychotherapist Member of the Federation of Drug and Alcohol Practitioners HeDip Health-care HeDip Psychology of Addiction Dip Counselling Diploma in Arts Therapy Diploma in Transactional Analysis CSAT III Dylan Kerr is a Certified Substance Abuse Therapist who is qualified in Counseling, Psychology of addiction from Leeds University and Healthcare from Birmingham City University. Dylan Kerr has been a senior Therapist at the River Rehab, Lead Therapist at Lanna Rehab in Chiang Mai and Head Counselor of Hope Rehab in Siracha. As well as working in Thailand for 7 years, Dylan has also been the on-tour counsellor for the the Rock band ‘The Libertines’. Dylan is now resident counsellor at an Asian rehab. Dylan has experience of working within the music industry supporting acts in therapeutic needs. As well as working around the world Dylan has over 13 years experience delivering substance use disorder treatment at various agencies around the UK. He is skilled in motivational interviewing, CBT, RET and guidance around 12 step philosophies. Dylan has worked with a broad client base and establish the rapport needed to effect change and sustainable progression. Dylan wishes to start this blog to help educate people on his observations within this field and debate the nature of work in the addictions field.

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