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Book of the Month – August 2019

Book of the Month – August 2019

We are looking forward to having Michelle Bridgman back at WPF Therapy to facilitate two workshops. Gender diversity and sexuality on 5th October 2019 and The role of psychotherapy with transgender clients on 19th October 2019. Places still available for both.

Her book Stand-Up For Yourself (2014) is a fascinating read. An inspiring, no-holds-barred account of one woman’s quest to find her true self. Shelley Bridgman is an award-winning stand-up comic, actor, scriptwriter, professional speaker and a leading psychotherapist – but it wasn’t always this way. First she survived the hedonistic sixties with the inevitable round of clubbing, fashion and drugs; then she made the most of the seventies, travelling to over sixty countries whilst running a travel business – but it was the eighties that tested her to her limits. Battling depression, bankruptcy, addiction and suicide attempts, Shelley found the strength to confront her need to change gender and achieve harmony with herself. A unique story told with delightfully dry humour about identity, self-discovery, acceptance and courage. It is also testament to a profoundly touching love story that has lasted over forty years. 

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