Couch Fiction


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if you are thinking of trying counselling but want a glimpse behind the scenes first, or as an enjoyable and relatable book for counsellors and anyone interested in therapy – a great gift for a trainee.

A quick summary…

Couch Fiction is a lighthearted but very sincere look at what happens in the counselling room, in the form of a graphic book – with words by experienced psychotherapist Philippa Perry and art by illustrator Flo Perry. Lots of laughs, and also lots of insight.


Publisher’s description

‘A gem’ – The Evening Standard
‘Pure book joy. Deep thinking made digestible & doled up with lashings of wit’ Bernardine Evaristo on Twitter
‘So smart and interesting!’ Fearne Cotton on Instagram


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’ Rachel Cooke, Observer

Additional information

Format Paperback
Weight 410 g
Dimensions 220 × 159 × 18 mm
Book Author


ISBN 9780241461785

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