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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

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

"I read this book, it's great"

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

Who am I?

I have always had an interest in writing, in fact, I wrote a piece at the age of nine on the meaning of life. An early age for such a profound subject.


Eventually, as an adult, I completed courses in creative writing and initially enjoyed writing for my own satisfaction. 


I am now working freelance writing articles, website content, and longer copywriting projects including research and interviews. 

The two main topics I focus on, are:


  • Mental health, therapy and relationships

  • The environment, sustainability and green issues


My work is often based on storytelling, especially when interviewing and writing business profiles. Of course, my background as a psychosexual and relationship therapist has equipped me to actively listen to both the words spoken as well as what is not said, giving a deeper meaning to the finished product.

For samples of freelance articles and projects, please see my portfolio.

As a professional writer, collaboration is an important aspect of being able to deliver to expectations. I will always consult with my client to ascertain the exact requirements and deliver on time unless unforeseen circumstances prevent it.

Please feel free to contact me with your writing enquiries.

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.



Karin Blak

As an author promoting my book, you can find me on the following sites:



“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