Michelle Thomas

My Sh*t Therapist

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An honest, hilarious and heart-rending account of living with mental illness, helping you navigate the world, care for your mind and get through sh*t jobs, medications, relationships, habits, homes and therapists.

When Michelle Thomas suffered her ­first major depressive episode, she read, watched and listened to everything about mental health she could get her hands on in an effort to fix herself. God, it was depressing. Which is the last thing she needed. What she did need was a therapist who would listen and a strategy that catered to her needs. What she got was advice to watch a few YouTube videos and have a cup of tea when having a panic attack, along with a cheerful reminder that 'it could be worse'. Michelle Thomas joins us to discuss her debut novel, My Sh*t Therapist. 

'The whole book is a joy, it feels like being seen and understood” Standard Issue

Bristol-based, Michelle Thomas takes 20mg of Citalopram every day for her anxiety and depression. She has written extensively for the national press about mental health, body image, and online dating.