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"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

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“This book is my favourite book that I read this month. It goes through the entire therapeutic process, from beginning to end. It discusses how to select and find out if a therapist is a good fit. It discusses the ethics of therapy, and how therapy is supposed to slowly come to an end, with the tools to take on the challenges that you face. This book is the perfect starting place.”


“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.

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Hazel Butterfield, 

Women's Radio Station

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

Published on 9th February 2021 by
Watkins Publishing

The Essential Companion to Talking Therapy

A gentle companion and definitive guide to understanding talking therapies. 
Karin Blak
Karin blak

Born in Denmark to working-class parents, I am the youngest of three girls. I trained in the UK in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy, Systemic Family Therapy and Young Adult's Counselling. I no longer practice as a therapist but spend my time writing about my experiences as a therapist and as a person.

My life story comes out in snippets in all my writing, fiction as well as non-fiction. I will leave it up to you to decide what is me and what is not. 

I hope my writing brings insight, entertainment and prompts for conversation; but most of all, I hope you enjoy it. 

To find out more about me and my qualifications, experience and awards, click here.


I write about intimate relationships, friendship and family, society and therapy.

To the right you will find links to Medium and Psychology Today where I am a regular contributor.


To the left  is a link to my portfolio with a selection of articles published in print and online publications as well as interviews and podcasts. 

At the moment, as well as writing articles, I am working on a second non-fiction book also based on my therapeutic experiences.

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