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 and CBT therapist in the NHS and private practice, specialising in anxiety. You’ll be hard pressed to get me to shut up about the groups and workshops I’ve developed to help people share the journey with one another. When it comes to making changes to your life, personal experiments are a clear winner, but it’s a close second to watch someone else in a similar situation try it on themselves. Listening to a therapist talk about it is but a distant third, and reading about a therapist talking about trying it on herself is so far down the line that I had better make this funny or no one will give a crap.
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.
I hope it’s obvious that this blog is not a substitute for psychological therapy. If you feel like you need support, please speak to your GP about what services are available in your area.
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