Sharing Traits with a Disorder

In the general population of mental health, a lot of clients who share with their practitioner or doctor that they are using a substance may face discharge from their doctor or counsellor.  One of the reasons is that it’s very hard to get a bead on what the problem is when you add substance useContinue reading “Sharing Traits with a Disorder”

Weight Gain and Addiction

There is a quite a close link between weight gain and addiction. Often people self report after putting down cigarettes or other addictions they take up eating sweets or wanting to eat more. It’s very natural and is quite a common experience. Some people I’ve met over the years have stated to me it’s alsoContinue reading “Weight Gain and Addiction”

How to Travel to Thailand during COVID-19

Written 9th October 2020 Amid covid-19 restrictions the Thailand authorities placed a strict control on the flow of people into the country. The country has some of the best results for covid-19 restrictions on the planet – for reasons people can’t quite seem to explain at the moment. For those living in Thailand it isContinue reading “How to Travel to Thailand during COVID-19”

My Profile on Azura Minds

Whilst you’re here take a look at my profile on Azura Minds, a project I’ll be working on from today and into the future: https://azuraminds.com/who-we-are/ Dylan Kerr MBACP ACAT FDAP Addiction Specialist, Counsellor & Psychotherapist Who I am I am a clinician with over 14 years of experience, working in London and all around theContinue reading “My Profile on Azura Minds”

Thailand Boarders Still Closed Until Further Notice

The rumour and hearsay is that Thailand will be closed for visitors until at least the new year. The economically devastating virus COVID-19 that has moderate to severe flu-like symptoms has caused a massive upheaval and confusion in governments and health professionals across the world. Whilst the situation is actually much more positive here onContinue reading “Thailand Boarders Still Closed Until Further Notice”

Turning to Sedatives During COVID-19

7th August 2020 It’s not been very good news for those with substance use and alcohol use disorders.  Across the UK many people are increasing the amount they take or turning to different substances to ease their concerns about this crisis. There has been a surge in those using benzodiazepines and other similar drugs. SomeContinue reading “Turning to Sedatives During COVID-19”

The Death of Terrence Gorski.

  I recently became aware that Terrence Gorski of CENAPS USA had passed away earlier this month (2nd of July I am told).   For those who have worked in the field of addiction therapy his name is as instantly recognizable as the likes of Beck and Ellis. There are probably no addiction therapists whoContinue reading “The Death of Terrence Gorski.”