I hope it’s obvious that this blog is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for psychological therapy. Please consult a health professional before embarking on a program of psychological self-help and seek help if any self-help contributes to worsening symptoms. If you feel like you need support, please speak to your GP about what services are available in your area.
This blog started as a cracking bit of therapy-based wordplay that was begging to be made into a blog title.
From there I developed the formula: road-test the techniques frequently used in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) by experimenting with them in everyday situations, and then write about it for all who care to read about it (and happen to stumble across it).
My real job is as a clinical psychologist in a specialist NHS service for anxiety, OCD and trauma. As part of my work there I set up the Misophonia Clinic, using CBT to help people to cope better with the misophonia spiral and supervising therapists around the country who are seeing people with misophonia. In October 2020 I will be continuing my work on misophonia with three-year Wellcome Trust research fellowship, focusing on the cognitive behavioural mechanisms of misophonia.
My official aim for this blog is that I want to better understand the torment and the triumphs of the therapy experience by giving myself a little dose of my own medicine. My unofficial aim is that I really, really want people to like me.
Let the mind games commence.
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