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  • Summary

  • Please note: This podcast contains references to suicide, domestic violence, and themes of a sexual nature.

    Do you find it hard to talk to your sibling? The relationships we have with our siblings are more important than we often realise. How you were with your siblings is very important to how you are in the world. Therapy often focuses on romantic relationships or parent and child relationships but rarely does it consider brothers and sisters, and yet the sibling relationship is often the blueprint for how a person interacts with others throughout their lifetime. 

    In this new original series, Psychotherapist Philippa Perry explores six very different sibling relationships, and aims to bridge the communication gap within families. In a single intense session she goes under the skin of each of these relationships to find out what is working, what might not be working and how reflecting on this often overlooked relationship might benefit everyone involved.

    In these frank and revealing conversations, there is laughter and also occasionally tears as Philippa sheds light on the inner workings of the sibling dynamic. If there is a conversation in your family that you have been meaning to have for a while, this podcast might help you finally gather the courage to talk. 

    If you or someone you know has been bereaved or affected by suicide or is having suicidal thoughts, there are a number of organisations who offer help and support including:

    The Samaritans - www.samaritans.org, Tel: 116 123, SMS: Text SHOUT to 85258

    MIND - www.mind.org.uk

    Survivors of Bereavement By Suicide - www.uksobs.org

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Episodes
  • Ep.1: Significant Other

    Sep 1 2021

    Philippa speaks with two sisters in their 30s, Caroline and Louise. Their relationship is changing, and Philippa explores ways they can both readjust....

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    40 mins
  • Ep.2: Mistakes and Corrections

    Sep 1 2021

    Beth and Martin seem to be constantly at loggerheads. Philippa explores the possible reasons for this and enables an open and revealing discussion.

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    42 mins
  • Ep. 3: Learning to Talk

    Sep 1 2021

    CONTENT WARNING: Please be aware that this episode includes discussion of suicide.

    Emily and Thomas came to Philippa for help to talk about their brother, Matthew, who took his own life. Together, Philippa helps them take the first steps in talking about this traumatic event.

    If you or someone you know has been bereaved or affected by suicide or is having suicidal thoughts, you do not have to deal with this alone. There are a number of organisations who offer help and support. Here are just a few:

    The Samaritans: www.samaritans.org

    MIND: www.mind.org.uk

    Survivors of Bereavement By Suicide: www.uksobs.org

    Emily and Thomas came to Philippa for help to talk about their brother, Matthew, who took his life. Together, Philippa helps them take the first steps in talking about this traumatic event.

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    39 mins

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It was like she covered my experiences.

As though she has picked my relationship with my siblings, the importance of communication

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Ace

As a human being and a long time therapist I thought it was superb. Thank you Philippa for doing this.

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different but, oh so familiar

A relationship dynamic usually overlooked. I found it interesting, compelling, revealing and occasionally.....familiar.
superb demonstrations of the endless possibilities of that road less travelled.

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So insightful and captivating

If you are interested in relationships and how, and why we act, react and behave, this is a fascinating podcast, it’s like being a silent observer in a private therapy session. Fascinating and a real privilege to share.

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Terrific and moving. Honest and healing.

Such fantastic insights, drawn out and held with deep respect and compassion. My new favourite podcast.