Therapist Brian (AKA Ferrero Rochelle’s Dad!) on The Invisible Cabaret Podcast! (S1:E15)

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'There Is No Pass Or Fail in Therapy' | The Power of Communication with Therapist, BRIAN (AKA Papa Ferrero) The Invisible Cabaret Podcast: Mental Health & The Arts

No doubt, over the last few months, you've heard the rumble in the jungle, you've heard the brain cogs turning… Well, the time has come: Rochelle's Dad is finally on the podcast! Not only is it nice to be family-centric in this festive season, but Brian is a top-notch therapist with decades of experience under his belt. It was such a joy to grill him about the ups and downs of therapy, what it's like from the other side of the desk, and some tips and tricks about how to get the most out of your therapy experience. CW: light conversation about therapy for OCD (6:56 – 7:50); working with sectioned patients, psychosis and violent mental illness (18:17 – 21:25); PTSD and trauma (26:20 – 28:24). Some useful links for mental health issues mentioned in this episode: how to find a therapist; Mind's latest report on men's mental health. *** What are you grateful for atm? Message us on Facebook, Tweet us at @inviscabaret or DM us on Instagram! *** Things mentioned in the podcast: What is CBT? (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) Our episode with Richard 'The Burly Photographer' McKenzie Psychosis Our episode with Elyssa on PTSD EMDR therapy (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) Yoga with Adriene Troupe member Miss Mustardseed's episode on our podcast Socratic questioning Long Covid symptoms Darron Brown on Soul Central Radio  Find a therapist with BetterHelp or via the BACP directory *** Edited and mixed by Matt Ennis, www.mennismixing.co.uk Music: Shades of Spring by Kevin MacLeod , available by license: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ http://www.invisiblecabaret.org — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/invisible-cabaret/message

No doubt, over the last few months, you’ve heard the rumble in the jungle, you’ve heard the brain cogs turning… Well, the time has come: Rochelle’s Dad is finally on our creativity & mental health podcast! Not only is it nice to be family-centric in this festive season, but Brian is a top-notch CBT therapist with decades of experience under his belt. It was such a joy to grill him about the ups and downs of therapy, what it’s like from the other side of the desk, and some tips and tricks about how to get the most out of your therapy experience.

Some useful links for mental health issues mentioned in this episode: how to find a CBT therapist; Mind’s latest report on men’s mental health; this great post from the Blurt Foundation about reducing stigma around medication.

⚠️ CW: light conversation about therapy for OCD (6:56 – 7:50); working with sectioned patients, psychosis and violent mental illness (18:17 – 21:25); PTSD and trauma (26:20 – 28:24).

Ferrero Rochelle, host of this arts and mental health podcast, is dancing, covered in balloons and holding a plastic screwdriver between her teeth. She is wearing a children's builder's hat.
Ferrero Rochelle learned all about having a mental health TOOLKIT from her CBT therapist Dad.
Photo by Richard ‘The Burly Photographer’ McKenzie

Things mentioned in the MENTAL HEALTH podcast:

If you’re affected by any of the issues raised in this episode, please do not be afraid to seek support. Help is available. The NHS website has a great directory to get you started.
Performers Rosie Verbose and Ferrero Rochelle, hosts of this mental health podcast, stand on opposite ends of the stage, both dressed in scarlet. Rosie is also wearing a black sequin blazer and a 50s-style black wig. She is holding a microphone and is saying something animatedly. Rochelle is laughing. Her auburn hair is down and her hands are on her hips.
Rosie Verbose and Ferrero Rochelle in action. Photo by Richard ‘The Burly Photographer’ McKenzie.

Medication is a fantastic support, but it won’t fix everything in terms of… so some people who are on medication for a long long time may feel lots of benefits from it, but maybe, just maybe, they need something else on top of that as well, along with that support, so it’s like a balance. Medication’s fantastic to get someone to get their head in a space to think, ‘Wow, my motivations lifted a little bit. Yeah, maybe I will try this therapy,’ and, ‘I’ve heard some stuff about it, I’ll give this a go.’

Brian

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Tell us what you’re grateful for. We always end our shows with what has inspired gratitude in us this week, and we’d love to include your thankful thoughts too. Tweet, message us on Facebook or DM us on Instagram with what you’re grateful for, whenever the mood takes you. You can also email us: invisiblecabaret@gmail.com. Or – better still – send us a voice message!

Are you an artist (of any description) with a mental health story to tell? We are always on the lookout for future guests. Email invisiblecabaret@gmail.com for more details about how to be a future guest on the podcast.

Edited and mixed by Matt Ennis, www.mennismixing.co.uk
Music: Shades of Spring by Kevin MacLeod, available under license: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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