Yearly Archives: 2015


Online support for addiction counselling

The popular face to face counselling is turning digital. As we grow up with our computers and smartphones, many people have begun and are receiving their counselling through these mediums. Is it as effective as face to face? Yes! But it depends on the person and their individual history. A good start to digital counselling [...]

By | May 7th, 2015|Addiction|0 Comments

Book Review by John George Graham, Therapeutic Counsellor: The Ongoing Path

This eagerly anticipated second book by the very highly regarded authority on active addiction and recovery therefrom, Mark Dempster, is laced with priceless life experience that allows the reader – whether professional or secular – to identify with the colourful and caring human being Mark is; the title naturally suggestive of the readership this reservoir [...]

By | February 12th, 2015|Books|0 Comments

Help with choosing a drug and alcohol addiction rehab treatment program: London addiction rehab

Finding an addiction rehab for drug and alcohol addiction is a difficult choice to make.  Most rehabs are good to choose but there is more to the process than choosing a rehab.  This is a life changing decision to go into rehab and it takes a lot of courage and wisdom to understand you need [...]

By | January 6th, 2015|Addiction|0 Comments

London cocaine addiction is top of European cities. by Mark Dempster, London Cocaine Addiction Counselling

The white scourge of London, cocaine use was found to be the highest in London amongst a European waste water survey that checked 42 cities and capitals.  The European Drug Report of 2014 ( found London waste water to have almost twice as much cocaine residue than Amsterdam and three times that of Milan. You [...]

By | January 6th, 2015|Addiction|0 Comments

The rogue detox strategy: Part 2

Since I published my blog on what I am doing to improve the quality of rehab and detox treatment services across the UK, I have received many messages of support and lots of other examples where addicts have been ripped off by poor services from private rehab and detox across the country. I have also [...]

By | January 6th, 2015|Addiction|0 Comments

Mark Dempster discussing “People do drugs because drugs work”

London has been described as the cocaine capital of Europe. After testing sewage and waste water in 42 of Europe’s biggest cities, researchers found that the British capital had higher levels of the drug than anywhere else in Europe. VoR’s Simon Parker hosts a discussion. Amsterdam tested highest for levels of cannabis and many eastern [...]

By | January 6th, 2015|Addiction|0 Comments

Mark Dempster launches Addiction Recovery Clinic (ARC), offering addiction counselling and accredited training and memberships for professionals working in the field of addiction treatment.

ARC has a two-fold strategy, implementing the best addiction treatment services and offering this knowledge to addiction treatment professionals. The company was founded by top addiction expert Mark Dempster and widely sought after UK hypnotherapist Louise Moore. ARC will combine their experience and teaching capabilities to deliver: • Certified Addiction Training and e-learning for professionals, [...]

By | January 6th, 2015|Addiction|0 Comments

Mark Dempster takes on rogue detox and treatment facilities

Mark Dempster, one of the UK’s top addiction experts and author of ‘Nothing to Declare’ and ‘The Ongoing Path’, takes on rogue detox and treatment facilities. After over seventeen years of working with drug and alcohol addiction clients and helping them through detox, treatment and long term recovery, I am as passionate as ever about [...]

By | January 6th, 2015|Addiction|0 Comments

Therapy Today Magazine, “How I became a therapist: Mark Dempster”

Therapy Today magazine has published my journey to becoming a leading addiction recovery counsellor.  My story is about my transformation from being an addict to helping addicts beat their own addictions, from gambling, alcohol, drugs, sex, and more.  Read the article here: If you are looking for a great journal on psychotherapy and counselling, get [...]

By | January 6th, 2015|Addiction|0 Comments

Signs of gambling addiction, London counselling resources

A compulsive gambler is in the grips of a progressive disease. They often are starting off with small bets but as they continue to gambling and push the line to all or nothing, they begin to have many negative side effects. Personally they range from anxiety, anger, secrecy, depression and more. The gambler develops an [...]

By | January 6th, 2015|Gambling|0 Comments