Couch Fiction: A Graphic Tale of Psychotherapy

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Couch Fiction: A Graphic Tale of Psychotherapy

Couch Fiction: A Graphic Tale of Psychotherapy

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Having thoroughly enjoyed Philippa Perry's HOW TO STAY SANE (from the Book of Life series), I was intrigued by the notion of a graphic novel approach to the basics of therapy.

This is the third title I’ve read from Perry and as ever she is a fount of wisdom and wonderful to read. These cookies help provide information on metrics the number of visitors, bounce rate, traffic source, etc. There are so many problems I have with psychotherapy but like religion it's because I never "got" it. Although therapy is a serious subject and something many more of us could benefit from embracing without shame or embarrassment, there is nothing remotely stodgy about this book. However, I can imagine that for therapy students, such a book could be a great introduction to the process of psychotherapy, and spark off interesting debates.The humour injected by the author and the marvellous treatment of the topic in the graphic novel form (with fabulous illustrations), make this a delightful, as well as an informative read. Couch Fiction is Philippa Perry's creative attempt to show, via the medium of the graphic novel, what the practice of therapy is really about, and that success in therapy depends on the quality of the relationship between the client and the therapist. I was engaged, entertained and left feeling like I learned a thing or two, Couch Fiction was well worth the read. I really liked it - I think it would be interesting to therapists and people who've been to therapy (and curious others).

In here she touches on the concepts of bracketing, boundaries, trigger theory, transference and counter-transference, value judgements and value systems, giving us a deeply absorbing and compelling insight into her working environment and some of the sophisticated tools she employs during it. Whether it's more interesting for its content, or simply by the fact of its existence, I'll leave up to you, dear reader .Based on a case study of Pat (our sandal-wearing, cat-loving psychotherapist) and her new client, James (an ambitious barrister with a potentially harmful habit he can't stop), this graphic novel follows the anxieties, frustrations, mind-wanderings and break-throughs of each, through a year of therapy sessions together.

I'm not certain its style (both in the format, the writing, perhaps even the art style) would be received well by many, and it's not something I'd particularly recommend unless you're *that* curious about the topic.By the end of the book he has been for over 30 sessions and it's funny, tender and remarkably true to life. In this case, it's addressing the underlying sources of a successful barrister's inexplicable kleptomania. This little book does give some insight into the therapeutic thing but if it's free and candid expression of feelings which is going to make me feel better about my life, then I'd like to say that I wanted to pour a bucket of icy water over the irritating upper class client and hide the therapist's glasses. PHILIPPA PERRY (author) is a psychotherapist, psychotherapy supervisor and a fine art graduate living and practising in London.

There are somewhat extensive footnotes for almost every page that point out nuances that may otherwise be missed. We follow the therapist and her client who begrudgingly comes for a one off session because he has a problem with stealing. Every session is not presented in detail, but the intent is to demystify the process of analysis by showing it from start to finish. And even though the comic is drawn only in black and white, the art is well done and keeps the reader's attention. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products.Publication dates are subject to change (although this is an extremely uncommon occurrence overall). Anhand eines Patienten beschreibt Perry über diverse Sitzungen hinweg, wie Psychotherapie funktionieren kann, illustriert von ihrer Tochter Flo Perry. She was born and raised in the wilds of North London and still lives there with two lovely homosexual housemates and a terrible cat. Her third book, The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read (And Your Children Will be Glad That You Did) will be published by Penguin Life in April 2019. The author presents a fictional case study of Pat, a messy, middle-aged female psychotherapist and James, a seemingly successful, smug, thirtysomething barrister who, when he was only a kid, developed kleptomania.

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