Writing and media

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I love to write about psychology. 

I blog at Psychology Magpie, and I have written for Prospect, The Guardian, Mosaic, BBC Science Focus and other publications.

I've written a book "Blueprint - How Our Childhood Makes Us Who We Are", published in March 2018. You can order it here. It is published by Little Brown.

My next book, due out in Jan 2020, is called ‘What is Mental Health?’ and is for children and young people aged ten and over. It is being published by Wayland.

I am represented by Watson Little but feel free to contact me through the site if you have a writing enquiry. 




I enjoy contributing a psychological viewpoint to shows such as All in The Mind, and the Mint Velvet podcast We Are Women

I've created a podcast on behalf of the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies. It's called Let's Talk About CBT and you can find it here. Series 1 talks through different flavours of CBT. Series 2 is all about different problems CBT can help with.

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I've provided comment for news stories e.g. this one on young people and porn.

I've also been involved in some training and psychoeducation videos, e.g. on working with self harm for South London and Maudsley NHS trust, and for the Evidence Based Practice Unit on using questionnaires with young people.