Different Types of Therapists

If you’re relatively new to therapy it can be a little confusing as to who a therapist is, or what kind of therapist you need. Some forms of therapy are miles apart in their outcomes and what they can offer in terms of therapy. Before delving into this topic it’s worth noting that some ofContinue reading “Different Types of Therapists”

Hope Rehab Thailand

Free assessment with former head counsellor of Hope Rehab Thailand. Before Dylan Kerr became an internationally acclaimed and accredited counsellor he was the head Counsellor of Hope Rehab located in Si Racha, Thailand. After Hope Rehab Dylan Kerr went on tour with the British Rock Band the Libertines, where he toured most of the worldContinue reading “Hope Rehab Thailand”

The Worst Drugs

As a therapist who has worked prominently with drug and alcohol addiction I’m often asked to give my opinion on what I think the worst drugs are or what is the worst addiction. Of course we can’t have this discussion if we don’t at least acknowledge the controversial report that got Professor David Nutt inContinue reading “The Worst Drugs”

Is treatment abroad over?

Seeking help overseas for drug and alcohol treatment has been popular for the last 20 years +.  Various countries like South Africa and Thailand have managed to attract people from Europe, America and the Middle East since the early 2000’s. Thailand’s popularity for foreign treatment reached an all-time high early 2020, with over 20 rehabsContinue reading “Is treatment abroad over?”

Tales from the Crypto

Treating Addiction with in Crypto communities Whatever you may think about the future prospects of crypto-currencies, there is a process in trading that is very similar to gambling – some may argue exactly identical. The environment in which people trade is a difficult world to navigate for some, there’s a range of emotions involved andContinue reading “Tales from the Crypto”

Is Psychedelic Research going down the wrong route?

Psychedelic research has had favourable results documented for over 100 years in medicine, even Bill W (the founder of AA) was spirited away in the 1930’s from his drinking by a drug made from deadly-nightshade, called the Belladonna cure. The Belladonna cure had been in use since 1909 and helped hundreds of people in theContinue reading “Is Psychedelic Research going down the wrong route?”

The Bio-psycho-social aspects of being Obese

Obesity is an illness that has a complex relationship with bio, psycho and social processes across the world.  Obesity is spreading across the face of the world, communities that were long safe guarded against obesity are now facing a huge increase.  Despite more information and education on safer food choices, people seem to prefer toContinue reading “The Bio-psycho-social aspects of being Obese”

12 Things to Do if you Don’t like the 12 steps

12 Step groups are the biggest peer led group in the world, but with it’s traditions and dogma it isn’t for everyone.  And believe it or not that’s okay!   There are plenty of alternatives and it’s good idea to get a different perspective on other ideas that work. The 12-steps picks up where otherContinue reading “12 Things to Do if you Don’t like the 12 steps”