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"A clear, humane and honest guide full of insider tips to support anyone in therapy, and anyone considering embarking on the journey"

"A beautifully written demystification of the therapeutic journey, with intimate sharing from Karin's life - an invaluable book" 

Malcolm Stern, psychotherapist and author of Slay Your Dragons with Compassion

I am happiest when I write.

After working as a psychosexual and relationship therapist for 15 years, I stood back in 2017 from all my therapeutic duties due to burnout and decided to focus on my writing.

Fuelled with tea, I am enjoying writing articles for magazines on subjects as diverse as mindfully observing insects for Bees and Other Pollinators Quarterly and an account of how James Joyce’s daughter was institutionalised in ‘Dancing with Lucia’ for Threshold magazine. For Scan Magazine I interview a variety of business owners in Scandinavia and write personal accounts of their businesses and products. For Discover CleanTech I interview, research, and write articles about green initiatives, from Canary Wharf’s collaboration with the Eden Project to the use of spent coffee grounds in a variety of food and beauty products. 

The Google Wellness Journal is one of my favourite projects. The aim here was to put together advice for employees on how to stay healthy psychologically as well as physically. This journal has prompts and ideas on how to manage and record mental health, performance and expectations at work. It is useful for any employee no matter the level of employment.

My debut non-fiction book The Essential Companion to Talking Therapy was published in February 2021 by Watkins Publishing. It has achieved fantastic reviews, some of which are included in these pages. Written in plain language, it is a book that anyone interested in therapy can benefit from. Whether you want to begin the journey of therapy, become a therapist, or simply want to know more about this often confidential world, this is the book for you.


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One of the best recommendations for my book was on Facebook. It said: 

"I read this book, it's great"

You cannot get more straightforward and honest than that, and I thank the reader for commenting.

“What Karin Blak has achieved with her book ‘Talking Therapy’ is quite remarkable. A sort of bible for anyone who wants to know about the process of finding a therapist,

becoming a therapist, what to expect and

how to get the most out of your journey, and then some.”

Read the full review here

Hazel Butterfield, 

Women's Radio Station

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