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  • Published: 16 February 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241461785
  • Imprint: Penguin Life
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 152
  • RRP: $39.99

COUCH FICTION

A Graphic Tale of Psychotherapy




Bestselling writer and psychotherapist, Philippa Perry, takes us on a journey with psychotherapist, Patricia, and her first-time client, James.

Ever wanted to know what really happens in a therapist's consultation room?

Bestselling author Philippa Perry (The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read) turns her keen insights to the power of therapy. This compelling study of psychotherapy in the form of a graphic novel vividly explores a year's therapy sessions as a search for understanding and truth.

Beautifully illustrated by Flo Perry, author of How to Have Feminist Sex, and accompanied by succinct and illuminating footnotes, this book offers a witty and thought-provoking exploration of the therapeutic journey, considering a range of skills, insights and techniques along the way.

I loved it. I smiled and laughed. And nodded. One to read - Susie Orbach, author of 'In Therapy'
(full of) wit and good sense (...) Philippa is a tonic even if you're not her patient - Rachel Cooke, Observer

  • Published: 16 February 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241461785
  • Imprint: Penguin Life
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 152
  • RRP: $39.99

About the authors

Philippa Perry

Philippa Perry has been a psychotherapist for the past twenty years. She is an agony aunt for Red Magazine, a freelance writer, and a TV and radio presenter. She has written two other books: Couch Fiction and How to Stay Sane. She lives in London with her husband the artist Grayson Perry, and they have a grown-up daughter, Flo. Her bestselling book The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read was published in 2019.

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