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Conversations with Annalisa Barbieri
Conversations with Annalisa Barbieri
Annalisa Barbieri

Have you ever wanted X-ray specs into human behaviour? Then this is the podcast for you. Listen to ‘brilliant, insightful and wise’... more

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Attachment with psychotherapist Dr Graham Music

What is attachment and how does attachment theory different from the primary real-life attachment we learnt as babies? The two... more

18 Jul 2024 · 55 minutes
Forensic Psychotherapy with clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst Dr Stephen Blumenthal

Forensic psychotherapy is psychotherapy with people who have committed criminal offences. In this episode I talk with clinical psychologist and... more

11 Jul 2024 · 55 minutes
Self-sabotage with psychotherapist Ryan Bennett-Clarke

Did you know that procrastination, risky behaviour, blaming others and even infidelity may be a sign of self-sabotage? There are... more

04 Jul 2024 · 53 minutes
Baby Loss with Professor Lucy Easthope

Welcome to series 8 of Conversations with Annalisa Barbieri. This episode was Professor Lucy Easthope's idea as it’s something she really... more

27 Jun 2024 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Birth Trauma with Kim Thomas, journalist and CEO of The Birth Trauma Association

This is the final episode in Series 7. It's about birth trauma and I speak with journalist, author and CEO... more

21 Mar 2024 · 51 minutes
Envy with psychotherapist Ryan Bennett-Clarke

Interviewing Ryan Bennett-Clarke for my Guardian column - about something else entirely - we got talking about envy. And what... more

14 Mar 2024 · 56 minutes
Unresolved Grief (adults bereaved in childhood) with psychotherapist Mandy Gosling

Although unresolved grief can hit us at any stage in our lives, this episode specifically talks about childhood bereavement and... more

07 Mar 2024 · 48 minutes
Shame with clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst Dr Stephen Blumenthal

Dr Stephen Blumenthal returns (catch him in Series 2 talking about Intimacy and Trust in Series 5) and this time... more

29 Feb 2024 · 44 minutes
Why You Can Never Plan Too Much with Professor Lucy Easthope

Professor Lucy Easthope is a UK expert and advisor on emergency planning and disaster recover. A world authority on recovery... more

22 Feb 2024 · 59 minutes
Where to Die (Home, Hospice, Care Home or Hospital) with Dr Kathryn Mannix

Where to die? Not everyone gets that choice but you or a loved one might and that choice may be... more

15 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
What makes a 'real' relationship with psychotherapist Joanna Harrison

Not what makes a relationship real vs fantasy or made up, but the nubbins of relationships, the reality. Many people... more

27 Oct 2023 · 43 minutes
Managing the In-Laws with psychotherapist Hannah Sherbersky

The in-laws, long the butt of jokes but in reality rich fodder for my Guardian mail bag. Of course, none... more

20 Oct 2023 · 56 minutes
Difficult Conversations Around Suicide with consultant psychiatrist in psychotherapy Dr Jo Stubley

Talking about suicide is never easy, yet it's essential. In this difficult episode both Dr Stubley and I bring personal... more

13 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
The Psychology of Money with psychotherapist Chris Mills

Why do some people find it so hard to talk about money? And whilst it's not a romantic thing to... more

06 Oct 2023 · 40 minutes
How to Help Siblings of Brothers and Sisters with Additional Needs with Linda Owen, Information Officer for the charity Sibs

Sibs is a charity which supports children and adults who grow up with a brother or sister with additional needs... more

29 Sep 2023 · 45 minutes
Everyone's a Narcissist (apparently) with psychotherapist Mark Vahrmeyer

Welcome to episode 1 of Series 6A good few years ago, I started becoming aware of a term I'd hitherto... more

22 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Understanding Toddlers with child psychotherapist Rachel Melville-Thomas

A lot of people struggle with the toddler stage. Where have their lovely, compliant babies gone? I think it's got... more

24 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Planning a Good Funeral with progressive funeral director Louise Winter

This is not a subject many of us discuss is it? Birth plans, maybe, weddings, definitely, but we will all... more

17 Apr 2023 · 1 hour,
The Mechanics of Birth with Lead Research Midwife Amy Sutton Cole

The way labour and birth is depicted on film and TV has bugged me for some years and, I think,... more

10 Apr 2023 · 54 minutes
A Question of Trust with psychoanalyst Dr Stephen Blumenthal

This is our first listener requested episode. "Joanne" (not her real name) asked us if we could do an episode... more

03 Apr 2023 · 41 minutes
Talking about Rape and Sexual Assault with SARSVL CEO Katie Russell

This is a difficult subject, but an important one. I still get letters from people unsure whether they've been the... more

27 Mar 2023 · 52 minutes
What It Means To Belong with psychotherapist Mark Vahrmeyer

What does it mean to belong? What does it feel like? And does it even matter? I started asking myself... more

20 Mar 2023 · 43 minutes
An Introduction to Sex with specialist in sexology Silva Neves

Despite the plethora of information that's now available about sex, across so many mediums, it's still astonishing the misinformation that's... more

23 Nov 2022 · 41 minutes
Baby-Led Weaning with Gill Rapley

If you've even been near a baby, let alone had one, you've probably heard of baby-led weaning, the idea that... more

16 Nov 2022 · 46 minutes
Have You Made a Will? How To, Why To with lawyer Gary Rycroft

You'd be surprised at the number of people who haven't made a Will. Some of them are the lawyers I... more

09 Nov 2022 · 48 minutes
Understanding the Impact of Child Sexual Abuse with consultant psychiatrist in psychotherapy Dr Jo Stubley

This is not an easy subject, but a necessary one, especially when you hear the statistics on child sexual abuse.... more

02 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
How to Motivate Your Child with psychotherapist Graham Music

At some time or other we've probably all wanted, or needed, to motivate our children. But how? It's both harder... more

26 Oct 2022 · 44 minutes
Dealing with your inner critic with psychotherapist Julia Bueno

Ever have a nagging voice in your head telling you you're not good enough or could have done something better?... more

19 Oct 2022 · 40 minutes
What Relationships Tell Us About Ourselves with psychoanalytic psychotherapist Susannah Abse

How we are in relationships can tell us not only an extraordinary amount about ourselves, but also how we were... more

04 Jul 2022 · 48 minutes
Processing Grief with psychotherapist and co-founder of The Good Grief Project, Jane Harris

Grief and death are terrifying words for many of us. Of all the emotions, I’ve found, we really try to... more

27 Jun 2022 · 45 minutes
The Importance of Knowing and Keeping boundaries with psychotherapist Armele Philpotts

This was a listener requested topic. Boundaries form the basis of all our relationships, be they with family, work colleagues... more

20 Jun 2022 · 43 minutes
Adoption with psychotherapist and adoption specialist Alison Roy

I get a lot of problems about adoption, usually, but not always, from the adopters who are struggling but are... more

13 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
A Gentle Introduction to Dementia with dementia specialist nurse Julie Green

Dementia is a word which we've become increasingly familiar with over the years, but still, understandably, strikes fear in our... more

06 Jun 2022 · 46 minutes
Sex Education: What We Wish We'd Learnt with sexual and relationship psychotherapist Silva Neves

How many of us had really good sex education, or anything that goes beyond the mere biological? In this episode... more

30 May 2022 · 51 minutes
The Truth About Baby Sleep with biological anthropologist Professor James McKenna

Anyone who’s had a baby knows that probably the number one question you're asked is: are they sleeping through?Some years... more

22 Mar 2022 · 55 minutes
How to Identify Addiction and Get Help if You Need with psychotherapist Rebecca Harris

Addiction is a word that’s overused and often misunderstood. In this episode I talk to systemic psychotherapist Rebecca Harris, who... more

15 Mar 2022 · 47 minutes
The Delicate Art of Managing Differences with psychotherapist Gabrielle Rifkind

I wanted to call this “how to win an argument” but I realised it’s not all about winning or losing... more

08 Mar 2022 · 45 minutes
How to Cope With a Difficult Older Relative with psychotherapist Chris Mills

I get so many problems about this, not just through my column, but in real life. Some people have difficult... more

01 Mar 2022 · 54 minutes
What is Intimacy? with psychologist and psychoanalyst Stephen Blumenthal

It’s only in the last few years that I’ve really looked into intimacy and what it actually, practically, means. A... more

22 Feb 2022 · 29 minutes
Blended Families and How to Navigate them with psychotherapist Katherine Walker

Blended families, bonus families, step families whatever you call them, joining together two or more families can be tricky. What... more

15 Feb 2022 · 45 minutes
Conversations with Annalisa Barbieri
Adoption with psychotherapist and adoption specialist Alison Roy
Conversations with Annalisa Barbieri

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I get a lot of problems about adoption, usually, but not always, from the adopters who are struggling but are mired in... more