What happens in therapy? Good question. Couch Fiction, a book-length comic by British psychotherapist, Philippa Perry, offers some answers.
Based on a case study of Pat (our sandal-wearing, cat-loving psychotherapist) and her new client, James (an ambitious barrister with a potentially harmful habit he can’t stop), this graphic novel follows the anxieties, frustrations, mind-wanderings and break-throughs of each, through a year of therapy sessions together.
On the page: What he says, what she says…what he’s thinking, what she’s thinking. At page bottom, explanations about the theory behind various therapeutic interventions, missteps made, etc.
(Also at WTCI)