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 Healthy Living Magazine and as the current Agony Aunt for Red Magazine. Philippa is also an occasional presenter for The Culture Show, BBC2, and is married to the Turner Prize winning artist, Grayson Perry.
In 2012 Philippa toured with her new book How To Stay Sane
Moreover she is a much sought after Keynote Speaker and equally adept as a panellist and chair.