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  • Published: 6 January 2022
  • ISBN: 9780241529737
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 368

Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before?

The No 1 Sunday Times bestseller




A positive, practical handbook for better mental health from clinical psychologist and multi-million-follower TikTok sensation, Dr Julie Smith

Drawing on her years of experience as a clinical psychologist, Dr Julie Smith's first book is a must-have resource for instantly better mental health.

Filled with secrets from a therapist's toolkit, Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before? offerssimple advice, effective strategies and powerful coping techniques to help readers stay positive and resilient no matter what life throws their way.

Written in short, bite-sized entries, in Dr Julie's warm and informal style, a reader can turn straight to the appropriate section depending on the challenge being faced and immediately find tools to help. From managing anxiety, dealing with criticism or battling low mood, to building self-confidence, finding motivation or learning to forgive yourself, and much more, this book tackles everyday issues that affect us all and offers easy, practical solutions that might just change your life.

  • Published: 6 January 2022
  • ISBN: 9780241529737
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 368

About the author

Dr Julie Smith

Dr Julie Smith is a clinical psychologist with over a decade of professional experience. She is also an online educator and social media star with a combined following of more than 3 million.

Julie launched her Tik Tok account to make her services more accessible; her posts on TikTok and Instagram have already amassed more than 20 million likes. She has appeared in two BBC films and on BBC Breakfast, CNN International and Radio 5 Live and has written for The Mail on Sunday, The Evening Standard and The Daily Telegraph.

Praise for Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before?

Smart, insightful, and warm. Dr Julie is both the expert and wise friend we all need

Lori Gottlieb, New York Times bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone and co-host of the 'Dear Therapists' podcast

Smart, insightful, and warm. Dr Julie is both the expert and wise friend we all need

Lori Gottlieb, New York Times bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone and co-host of the 'Dear Therapists' podcast

Now more than ever, people are struggling with their mental health and Dr Julie Smith delivers in a big way in Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before?. Her practical tips and tools are for anyone struggling with anxiety, self-doubt, or depression. Readers will step away from this book feeling more resilient and able to take control of their own lives. If you want to feel like you have a therapist sitting across from you, empowering you with how to be your best self, this book is for you!

Nicole LePera, New York Times bestselling author of How to Do the Work

Now more than ever, people are struggling with their mental health and Dr Julie Smith delivers in a big way in Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before?. Her practical tips and tools are for anyone struggling with anxiety, self-doubt, or depression. Readers will step away from this book feeling more resilient and able to take control of their own lives. If you want to feel like you have a therapist sitting across from you, empowering you with how to be your best self, this book is for you!

Nicole LePera, New York Times bestselling author of How to Do the Work

This book is a goldmine. I truly treat it like a handbook now - when I feel an unpleasant feeling brewing or come up against a tricky moment at work or in my relationships, my first thought is to wonder what Smith might suggest

Stylist

This book is a goldmine. I truly treat it like a handbook now - when I feel an unpleasant feeling brewing or come up against a tricky moment at work or in my relationships, my first thought is to wonder what Smith might suggest

Stylist

Julie Smith is the psychology teacher you wish you'd had at school

Evening Standard

Julie Smith is the psychology teacher you wish you'd had at school

Evening Standard

This book is a goldmine. I truly treat it like a handbook now

Stylist

This book is a goldmine. I truly treat it like a handbook now

Stylist

The book's great. It's real, it's authentic . . . Very practical and very, very helpful

Lorraine Kelly

The book's great. It's real, it's authentic . . . Very practical and very, very helpful

Lorraine Kelly

A guide for optimal mental wellbeing that you can dip into whenever you need

Women's Health

A guide for optimal mental wellbeing that you can dip into whenever you need

Women's Health

If you have never read a self-help book before, this is the book to read

Ireland AM

If you have never read a self-help book before, this is the book to read

Ireland AM

So much advice on such a wide variety of things: it's brilliant. So helpful

Katie Piper

So much advice on such a wide variety of things: it's brilliant. So helpful

Katie Piper

It's so engaging that it's even led me to switch off my phone for several hours so I can read it, and in this social media-obsessed age, I don't think I can give a bigger recommendation than that

Bryony Gordon, Telegraph

It's so engaging that it's even led me to switch off my phone for several hours so I can read it, and in this social media-obsessed age, I don't think I can give a bigger recommendation than that

Bryony Gordon, Telegraph

This book is basically an inside scoop into a therapist's tool kit. Covers so many important topics such as managing anxiety, battling low mood, building self-confidence and learning to forgive yourself. It is no wonder that the author has become an online sensation with all her amazing advice

Marie Claire

This book is basically an inside scoop into a therapist's tool kit. Covers so many important topics such as managing anxiety, battling low mood, building self-confidence and learning to forgive yourself. It is no wonder that the author has become an online sensation with all her amazing advice

Marie Claire

Very helpful

BBC Radio 2, Michael Ball

Very helpful

BBC Radio 2, Michael Ball

I'm blown away by her ability to communicate difficult ideas with ease, simplicity and practicality. Amazing. Go and buy it now!

Jay Shetty

I'm blown away by her ability to communicate difficult ideas with ease, simplicity and practicality. Amazing. Go and buy it now!

Jay Shetty

Such a brilliant book

Steven Bartlett, Diary of a CEO podcast

Such a brilliant book

Steven Bartlett, Diary of a CEO podcast

Brilliant. Bite-size. Easy to understand. Easy to flick through. It's like a reference to how you feel

Phillip Schofield on ITV's THIS MORNING

Wise words and compassionate tone . . . Smith's work is hugely important in bringing applied psychology into the public realm

The Psychologist

Relatable, real and easy to digest, it covers everything from understanding low mood to emotional pain, self-doubt and anxiety as if your wise best friend is chatting to you. An essential mental-health bible for adults and teenagers

YOU Magazine

Smith . . . is especially adept at addressing the insecurities afflicting a younger generation raised on social media

Financial Times

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Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before? by Dr Julie Smith

A simple, positive, practical toolkit for better mental health, from clinical psychologist and TikTok star Dr Julie Smith Drawing on her years of experience as a clinical psychologist, Dr Julie Smith's first book is a must-have handbook for instantly better mental health. Filled with secrets from the therapy room, Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before? offerssimple advice, effective strategies and powerful coping techniques to help readers stay positive and resilient no matter what life throws their way. Written in short, bite-sized entries, in Dr Julie's warm and informal style, a reader can turn straight to the appropriate section depending on the challenge being faced - and immediately find tools to help. From managing anxiety, dealing with criticism or battling low mood, to building self-confidence, finding motivation or learning to forgive yourself, and much more, this book tackles everyday issues that affect us all and offers easy, practical solutions that might just change your life. Buy the book here: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/why-has-nobody-told-me-this-before-9780241529720

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