portfolio of writing

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Published on 9th February 2021 by Watkins Publishing:
The Essential Companion to Talking Therapy

Perfect for those currently in therapy, seeking therapy, considering returning to therapy, or supporting a loved one through therapy, this book by Karin Blak is the definitive companion to the therapeutic experience. It will guide you through finding the most appropriate therapy and therapist for your issues, prepare you for the therapeutic experience and provide ideas on how to manage life after therapy. It will give you the best possible chance of getting the most out of your emotional and financial investment.

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Print Publications

Samples of articles written for print publications:

5 Things to Consider When Deciding on the Right Therapy for Us
Kindred Spirit 

Debunking 3 Myths About Therapy
Mind, Body Spirit

Mind Your Language
Therapy Today 

British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

A Journey Through Therapy


Dancing With Lucia: the impact of psychiatric diagnosis

(available to read here)

Threshold (BACP)


Pollinating our Wellbeing

BQ Magazine 

Scan Magazine

Role: freelance writer

Online Publications
Travel Apps

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Samples of articles written for online publications:

The Pleasure of Sex as We Mature

7 Signs You Need Therapy 
Female First

Mental Health: How Can We Make a Difference?
Watkins Blog

Debunking 3 Common Myths About Therapy

Mind Body Spirit

The Damaging Language of Mental Health

Invisible Illness

Interviews and podcasts

Relationships and more

An interview by Nick Bracks, Australian actor and podcaster on Move Your Mind.

We talk about relationships, breaking up, meeting someone new, long-term relationships and much more.

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Get booked! with Hazel Butterfield on Mens' & Women's Radio Station

A fun interview where Hazel and I talk about therapy and lots of life stuff. 

Listen here

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Running Tales podcast with Michelle Lewis

Michelle and I talk about The Essential Companion to Talking Therapy, some of the stories in the book and running.

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Interview Time