After training and volunteering with the Samaritans, Philippa Perry trained as a psychotherapist and following several years work in the mental health field, and a decade in private practice, joined the faculty of the School of Life in 2010.
In an attempt to demystify psychotherapy, wrote the graphic novel, Couch Fiction. She has also written as a freelance journalist for the Guardian, The Observer, Time Out and Psychologies and as the current Agony Aunt for Red Magazine.
This year Philippa has had two one-off documentaries: Being Bipolar (on Channel 4) and Sex, Lies and Love Bites: The Agony Aunt Story (on BBC4) alongside her weekly Guardian video's, Philippa Perry's: what's troubling you? answering readers problems. Moreover she is a much sought after Keynote Speaker and equally adept as a panellist and chair.
Philippa Perry explores the dramatic rise in bipolar disorder diagnoses, looking at the condition from the perspective of people living with it.
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Writer & Presenter
Philippa Perry spoke at the 2015 Sheffield Doc Fest alongside Virginia Ironside. The two discussed Philippa's recent documentaries; Sex, Lies and Love Bites: The Agony Aunt Story for BBC4 and Being Bipolar for Channel 4, as well as her agony aunt video column for the Guardian.
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