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Friendship Therapy is a brand new podcast, in which psychotherapist and author Emma Reed Turrell talks to real people about real friendships and looks at these pivotal relationships through a therapy lens. 

Friendship Therapy Emma Reed Turrell

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    • 5.0 • 31 Ratings

Friendship Therapy is a brand new podcast, in which psychotherapist and author Emma Reed Turrell talks to real people about real friendships and looks at these pivotal relationships through a therapy lens. 

    S1, Ep 6 BITESIZE Friendship Therapy: Friendship Reminiscences - are we filling in the wrong blanks?

    S1, Ep 6 BITESIZE Friendship Therapy: Friendship Reminiscences - are we filling in the wrong blanks?

    Welcome back to Friendship Therapy! This is the bitesize episode, where Emma discusses her therapeutic takeaways from her conversation with this week's guest.

    This week, Emma met Charlotte, whose fear of losing a treasured childhood friend has her questioning how to keep the spark alive in long-term friendships. When Charlotte and her friend see each other, they can pick right up where they left off: but are they spending too much time down memory lane, rather than updating their friendship into the present?

    In this bitesize episode, Emma digs deeper into the impact of nostalgia in long-term friendships, how our childhood friends are caretakers for past versions of ourselves, and why passivity or non-confrontation in friendship break-ups can cause us to reinforce our blind spots and fill in the wrong blanks.

    If you’d like to apply to appear on the podcast in season two, please click the link below to fill out the form:   

    https://forms.gle/owsfs6DVxVdTMFo46  

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    Friendship Therapy is hosted by Emma Reed Turrell, produced by Chris Sharp and Lauren Brook.

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    Social media:  

    Emma Reed Turrell @emmareedturrell

    Friendship Therapy @friendshiptherapypod

    Email: contact@friendshiptherapypod.co.uk

    • 15 min
    S1, Ep 5 Friendship Therapy: Rekindling Friendship - how updating our friendships can keep the spark alive

    S1, Ep 5 Friendship Therapy: Rekindling Friendship - how updating our friendships can keep the spark alive

    Welcome back to Friendship Therapy, the podcast where psychotherapist, author and podcaster Emma Reed Turrell looks at your friendship experiences through a therapy lens. This week, Emma chats to 32-year-old Charlotte about how to keep the spark alive in long-term friendships.

    In this episode, Charlotte opens up about her fear of a childhood friendship 'fizzling out' as they both move into different phases of life and embrace new friendships. She describes how even though their opportunities for connection have lessened over the years, she and this long-term friend can pick up right where they left off when they do see each other, often spending their time together reminiscing about their shared past rather than bringing their friendship into the present.

    Emma and Charlotte discuss the role that our childhood friends play in being caretakers of our past selves, passivity and lack of clarity in friendship break-ups, how to allocate our friendship energy, and why avoiding confrontation or not updating our friendships into 2024 often causes us to fill in the wrong blanks or reinforce limiting beliefs about ourselves.

    If you’d like to apply to appear on the podcast in season two, please click the link below to fill out the form:   

    https://forms.gle/owsfs6DVxVdTMFo46  

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    Friendship Therapy is hosted by Emma Reed Turrell, produced by Chris Sharp and Lauren Brook.

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    Social media:  

    Emma Reed Turrell @emmareedturrell

    Friendship Therapy @friendshiptherapypod

    Email: contact@friendshiptherapypod.co.uk

    • 39 min
    S1, Ep 4 BITESIZE Friendship Therapy: The Nursing Triad - friends as co-parents

    S1, Ep 4 BITESIZE Friendship Therapy: The Nursing Triad - friends as co-parents

    Welcome back to Friendship Therapy! This is the bitesize episode, where Emma discusses her therapeutic takeaways from her conversation with this week's guest.

    This week, Emma met another Emma, a psychotherapist who found herself questioning her place in her childhood friendship group after becoming a mother at 19, going through a divorce in her thirties and persuing a new career as a therapist later in life.

    In this bitesize episode, Emma takes us through the Nursing Triad, healthy first order symbiosis and Eric Berne's Parent, Adult Child ego states theory within Transactional Analysis, and how Emma's friends played a practical and emotional co-parent role in Emma's life as she navigated becoming a mother when she was still a child herself.

    Emma also reflects on Emma's therapy journey, her growing curiosity and defiance against decades-old patterns, and how she found herself challenging the boundaries and renegotiating her friendships to find out if she could be accepted unconditionally.

    To find out more about Eric Berne's Parent, Adult, Child theory, click here:  https://www.simplypsychology.org/transactional-analysis-eric-berne.html

    If you’d like to apply to appear on the podcast in season two, please click the link below to fill out the form:   

    https://forms.gle/owsfs6DVxVdTMFo46  

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    Friendship Therapy is hosted by Emma Reed Turrell, produced by Chris Sharp and Lauren Brook.

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    Social media:  

    Emma Reed Turrell @emmareedturrell

    Friendship Therapy @friendshiptherapypod

    Email: contact@friendshiptherapypod.co.uk

    • 21 min
    S1, Ep 3 Friendship Therapy: Lifting Lids - how therapy can change our friendship dynamics

    S1, Ep 3 Friendship Therapy: Lifting Lids - how therapy can change our friendship dynamics

    Welcome back to Friendship Therapy, a brand new podcast where psychotherapist, author and podcaster Emma Reed Turrell looks at your friendship experiences through a therapy lens. This week, Emma speaks to fellow psychotherapist, also called Emma.

    Emma became a mother at 19 and subsequently went through a divorce in her thirties, eventually finding herself in training to become a psychotherapist much later in life than her peers. Through it all, her close-knit group of childhood friends were a guiding light for her - becoming not just a support system, but a partner who showed up for Emma and her daughter practically and emotionally.
     
    The friendship dynamic shifted when Emma started having therapy as part of her training, encouraging her to seek authenticity in herself and in her friendships. She found herself wanting to lift lids and have difficult conversations with these childhood friends, seeking to understand them better and make sense of her role in their lives.
     
    In this episode, Emma and Emma discuss the impact that therapy can have on our relationships, how to navigate changing dynamics and different life stages, why it’s okay to live with discomfort in our friendships, and how we can sometimes leave the lids where they are and trust that our friends want the best for us.

    If you’d like to apply to appear on the podcast in season two, please click the link below to fill out the form:   

    https://forms.gle/owsfs6DVxVdTMFo46  

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    Friendship Therapy is hosted by Emma Reed Turrell, produced by Chris Sharp and Lauren Brook.

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    Social media:  

    Emma Reed Turrell @emmareedturrell

    Friendship Therapy @friendshiptherapypod

    Email: contact@friendshiptherapypod.co.uk

    • 41 min
    S1, Ep 2 BITESIZE Friendship Therapy: Yin and Yang - balance, unconditional acceptance and safety in friendship

    S1, Ep 2 BITESIZE Friendship Therapy: Yin and Yang - balance, unconditional acceptance and safety in friendship

    Welcome back to Friendship Therapy and our first bitesize episode, where Emma shares her therapeutic takeaways from her conversation with this week's guests, Janine and Julia.

    In this bitesize episode, Emma dives into the concept of yin and yang, a term that Janine and Julia use to describe themselves and their friendship. Emma explains how the contrasting dots of colour in the yin and yang symbol represent the need for chaos and control to exist harmoniously, and how this concept can help us to identify what we might need more of in our own lives.

    Emma also encourages us to think about what we can and want to offer in friendship, why we don't have to tick every single box on someone else's friendship application form, and how our childhood friendships can be updated and nurtured to reflect who we are in the present.

    If you’d like to apply to appear on the podcast in season two, please click the link below to fill out the form:   

    https://forms.gle/owsfs6DVxVdTMFo46  

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    Friendship Therapy is hosted by Emma Reed Turrell, produced by Chris Sharp and Lauren Brook.

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    Social media:  

    Emma Reed Turrell @emmareedturrell

    Friendship Therapy @friendshiptherapypod

    Email: contact@friendshiptherapypod.co.uk

    • 11 min
    S1, Ep 1 NEW Friendship Therapy: Yin and Yang - how complementary friendships can help us grow as individuals

    S1, Ep 1 NEW Friendship Therapy: Yin and Yang - how complementary friendships can help us grow as individuals

    Welcome to the first ever episode of Friendship Therapy, a brand new podcast where psychotherapist, author and podcaster Emma Reed Turrell looks at your friendship experiences through a therapy lens.
     
    This week, Emma speaks to best friends for 25 years, Janine and Julia.   Describing their personalities as ‘yin and yang’, these two women were thrown together in the school playground, becoming friends by default rather than design. In the years that followed, they worked to grow and nurture a deeply meaningful, complex friendship that has seen them through some of the most challenging and joyful moments in their lives.  

    From school sleepover dramas and Sunday night phone calls after Dawson’s Creek, to relationship breakdowns, motherhood and changing priorities, Janine and Julia have remained the constant in each other’s lives for more than two decades.  

    In this very special debut episode, Emma explores the evolution of Janine and Julia’s friendship over the decades, the roles that these two friends filled for each other, and the enduring power of unconditional love, acceptance and consistency in friendship.  

    If you’d like to apply to appear on the podcast in season two, please click the link below:   

    https://forms.gle/owsfs6DVxVdTMFo46  

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    Friendship Therapy is hosted by Emma Reed Turrell, produced by Chris Sharp and Lauren Brook.

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    Social media:  

    Emma Reed Turrell @emmareedturrell

    Friendship Therapy @friendshiptherapypod

    Email: contact@friendshiptherapypod.co.uk

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

Lesley T-B ,

Gratitude to you both

I started to listen to How To Fail initially & was so taken with Elizabeth’s ability to navigate with her guests insights into the tougher moments in life. I have been delighted to continue this journey along with Emma’s contributions. I cannot thank you both enough for your openness to speak about infertility, especially this latest episode. It has helped me reframe my own thinking through these murky waters & it feels like finding a safe shore. Truly, thank you both, I am so so grateful.

leanne sunshine ,

Favourite weekly listen

This podcast is incredible, helpful, supportive, funny and so practical. I feel like I’ve been to a therapy session every time I listen and the topics are well thought out and communicated. Thank you to you both for your contributions to this world!

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