Talk Yourself Better
A Confused Person's Guide to Therapy, Counselling and Self-Help
By Ariane Sherine
A funny and accessible guide to the types of talking therapies and self-help available to someone considering getting help for the first time, from comedy writer and standup Ariane Sherine.
'Brilliant - makes a baffling world comprehensible' - Jeremy Vine
'It's everything you didn't know about therapy or were afraid to ask, but by no means the daunting read you might imagine. Sherine, an award-winning comedian and writer for TV and radio, has persuaded such people as Stephen Fry, David Baddiel and Dolly Alderton to write warts-and-all pieces for the book about their struggles with mental health' - The Times
So you've decided you want to try therapy. But which type of therapy is best for you? Do you know your CBT from your DBT, your cognitive analytic therapy from your psychoanalysis?
Talk Yourself Better cuts through the confusion when it comes to choosing a therapist. Exploring all the different kinds of therapy available, Ariane Sherine offers an entertaining insight into each type, including interviews with celebrities, writers and therapists themselves to help make taking that first step a whole lot easier.
· Funny and clear Q&A sections guide you through the differences between therapies
· Real life stories give an honest account of the pros and cons of each form of therapy
· Therapist interviews give an insight into why a counsellor would champion their chosen form of practice
· Features contributions from household names such as Stephen Fry, Charlie Brooker, Dolly Alderton and David Baddiel.
This is an essential overview of the bewildering range of options available to you when you want to solve a psychological or emotional problem. Friendly and accessible, Talk Yourself Better stresses the importance of talk therapy in improving your mental health.
Ariane Sherine is a comedy writer and journalist. Her work has appeared in, among others, the Guardian, the Sunday Times, the Observer and the Independent, and she has worked as a scriptwriter for the BBC, Channel 4 and ITV. She loves writing fiction, photography, illustration, video editing and jewellery designing, and is happiest when sitting in her garden on a sunlit day with her daughter, Lily.
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25 Oct 2018
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'Brilliant - makes a baffling world comprehensible' Jeremy Vine
'What an excellent, long-overdue idea! A super-accessible guide, through the bewildering marketplace of modern therapy, to ease our noble search for help' Derren Brown
'How do we cope with this brutal world? In this witty, revealing book Ariane Sherine runs through the ways. An excellent, funny and thought-provoking read for all who seek answers' Arthur Smith
'It's everything you didn't know about therapy or were afraid to ask, but by no means the daunting read you might imagine. Sherine, an award-winning comedian and writer for TV and radio, has persuaded such people as Stephen Fry, David Baddiel and Dolly Alderton to write warts-and-all pieces for the book about their struggles with mental health' The Times
'What makes Ariane Sherine's Talk Yourself Better stand out from the crowd is its accessibility and humour; to be able to discuss difficult things with a lightness of touch and a comedy that does not trivialise is a rare skill indeed. This, combined with the honest - and often deeply moving - stories of clients and practitioners alike make this the ideal introduction for anyone considering therapy for the first time' Brian Bilston