27 episodes

In each episode Psychologist Dr. Becky Spelman from Private Therapy Clinic interviews a new guest by their extraordinary life story.

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In each episode Psychologist Dr. Becky Spelman from Private Therapy Clinic interviews a new guest by their extraordinary life story.

    Living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) | High Functioning Autism

    Living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) | High Functioning Autism

    In Todays video Dr. Becky speaks with Alix Generous who speaks about her diagnosis with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Alix discusses how she experienced abuse during her childhood and how she was also bullied at school.

    Alix was 12 years old when she was diagnosed with Autism. Alix explains in detail her sensory overload struggles which could lead to a strong negative reaction, but explains she has become more tolerant to it as she has got older. Alix also discusses her previous experience with therapy and how she found this difficult as she began to feel vulnerable again. Alix also talks about meeting her husband and forming social and romantic relationships with a diagnosis of Autism.

    Alix has become a voice online for mental health awareness and Autism. Alix held a TedX talk where she discussed openly about her Autism diagnosis and she credits her unique mind with her success in dealing with the complex issues.

    Link to Alix's TedX talk: https://youtu.be/tzQDewp48MU​
    Alix's Website: https://www.alixgenerous.com/home/​
    Alix's Instagram: @generousalix
    https://www.instagram.com/generousali...

    • 50 min
    How egg freezing effected my mental health - Dr. Becky Spelman documentary - Episode 26

    How egg freezing effected my mental health - Dr. Becky Spelman documentary - Episode 26

    #Fertility #EggFreezing #MentalHealth
    In this documentary podcast Dr. Becky Spelman documents her egg freezing process at Gennet City Fertility clinic. Becky discussed the process of the egg freezing process and is seen visiting various practitioners from the clinic. She provides valuable insight into the emotions she experiences through the treatment as she starts to take the hormonal injections. The egg freezing process is not completely a smooth process for Becky and she shared some mistakes she makes along the way and offers some tips and advice to others considering having the treatment.

    This documentary was a collaboration with Gennet City Fertility clinic who sponsored Dr. Becky’s treatment.

    You can find out more about the fertility clinic here:
    https://www.city-fertility.comDr. Becky Spelman is a top Psychologist in London, Becky is the Clinic Director for Private Therapy Clinic which has clinic's based all around central London including; Harley Street, Wigmore Street, Bank, Earls Court & Canary Wharf. Becky uses Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Mindfulness to treat a range of difficulties with a particular interest in Borderline Personality Disorder and the difficulties that go with this condition such as relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, low-self esteem, social anxiety, fear of public speaking, fear of intimacy,  interpersonal difficulties, anger, body image issues, eating disorders and addictions.

    • 28 min
    Overcoming Erectile Dysfunction - How I Overcame my Sexual Performance Anxiety - Ven Virah Interview - Episode 25

    Overcoming Erectile Dysfunction - How I Overcame my Sexual Performance Anxiety - Ven Virah Interview - Episode 25

    #ErectileDysfunction #MentalHealth #MensMentalHealth

    In today’s episode Psychologist Dr. Becky Spelman speaks with Ven Virah who suffered from Erectile dysfunction for 10 years, he suffered in silence due to the shame brought about by the condition, today he opens up about his journey to recovery and offers some advice to men suffering from the condition.

    Ven Virah talks openly online about Erectile Dysfunction in order to spread awareness for men and the importance about speaking out about mental health.

    Ven Virah Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/venvirah/?h...
    Ven's TedX Talk- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjY5c...

    Dr. Becky Spelman is a top Psychologist in London, Becky is the Clinic Director for Private Therapy Clinic which has clinic's based all around central London including; Harley Street, Wigmore Street, Bank, Earls Court & Canary Wharf. Becky uses Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Mindfulness to treat a range of difficulties with a particular interest in Borderline Personality Disorder and the difficulties that go with this condition such as relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, low-self esteem, social anxiety, fear of public speaking, fear of intimacy,  interpersonal difficulties, anger, body image issues, eating disorders and addictions.

    • 46 min
    The Most Extreme Case of Tourettes in the UK - Ryan Stevens Interview with Dr. Becky Spelman - Episode 24

    The Most Extreme Case of Tourettes in the UK - Ryan Stevens Interview with Dr. Becky Spelman - Episode 24

    Dr. Becky Spelman talks with Ryan Stevens also known on social media as 'Tourette Lad Official' and 'The Boy who Tics'. Ryan is known to have one of the most extreme cases of Tourettes in the UK. Ryan's diagnosis is now known as 'Severe, complex, abnormal Tourettes syndrome', Ryan explains his Tourette's began as a sore throat and severe headaches when he was 14 years old , Ryan was officially diagnosed with Tourettes Syndrome when he was 21 years old by a neurologist.

    Dr. Becky discusses with Ryan his early life experiences and when he first noticed the symptoms begin. Ryan also explains his experiences with bullying and strangers making fun of his condition, which has lead to him also experiencing social anxiety because of this.

    Ryan describes his tics as uncontrollable and explains his treatment journey. Ryan is about to undergo Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) with a Neuropsychologist, which helps individuals practice strategies to delay the tics as much as possible, in order to decrease the tics overtime.
    Ryan also suffers from Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) after his Tic Attacks, which leads to Ryan having difficulty walking. As well as this, Ryan also suffers from Dissociation Identity Disorder (DID). Ryan explains his Tics are triggered by enhanced emotions such as excitement, anxiousness, sadness etc.

    Dr. Becky Spelman is a top Psychologist in London, Becky is the Clinic Director for Private Therapy Clinic which has clinic's based all around central London including; Harley Street, Wigmore Street, Bank, Earls Court & Canary Wharf. Becky uses Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Mindfulness to treat a range of difficulties with a particular interest in Borderline Personality Disorder and the difficulties that go with this condition such as relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, low-self esteem, social anxiety, fear of public speaking, fear of intimacy,  interpersonal difficulties, anger, body image issues, eating disorders and addictions.

    RYAN ON SOCIAL MEDIA:
    YouTube: Ryan Stevens https://www.youtube.com/user/rhinoxxx...
    Instagram: @the_official_tourettes_lad
    TikTok: @tourette_lad_official

    Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2N7kVT8

    For further help with this topic you can contact us here: 
    info@theprivatetherapyclinic.co.uk/

    • 46 min
    Conquering Heroin Addiction. Overcoming Heroin & Crack Interview. Episode 23.

    Conquering Heroin Addiction. Overcoming Heroin & Crack Interview. Episode 23.

    #Addiction #MentalHealth #HeroinAddiction
    In this episode Dina discusses how she started to experiment with drugs from a young age in order to try to deal with difficult emotions she was experiencing. Unfortunately Dina was offered heroin from a young age when she started hanging around with the wrong crowd, Dina then moved on to try crack and developed a serious crack addiction. After a number of attempts at rehab Dina’s parents stepped in and took her to an alternative type of rehab where she remained for 5 years without any devices or internet access. Dina tells her story of the process over overcoming heroin and crack addiction and what life was like when she got back home after 5 years. Dina has completely transformed her and now helps others who struggle with addictions.

    Rehab centred mentioned in this video: Cenacolo
    Contact numbers: +447388436508 or +441539 736222‬.

    Dr. Becky Spelman is a top Psychologist in London, Becky is the Clinic Director for Private Therapy Clinic which has clinic's based all around central London including; Harley Street, Wigmore Street, Bank, Earls Court & Canary Wharf. Becky uses Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Mindfulness to treat a range of difficulties with a particular interest in Borderline Personality Disorder and the difficulties that go with this condition such as relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, low-self esteem, social anxiety, fear of public speaking, fear of intimacy,  interpersonal difficulties, anger, body image issues, eating disorders and addictions.

    Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2N7kVT8

    For further help with this topic you can contact us here: 
    info@theprivatetherapyclinic.co.uk/

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Psilocybin assisted Therapy. Magic truffle mushrooms & mental health Interview. Episode 22.

    Psilocybin assisted Therapy. Magic truffle mushrooms & mental health Interview. Episode 22.

    #psilocybin #magicmushrooms #psychedelics

    Dr. Becky Spelman talks to Nina Badoux who is a Psilocybin Therapist. Nina Badoux discusses how she began as a Psilocybin therapist, and when she grew up in Amsterdam where magic mushrooms were legal and she had access to experimenting with substances such as weed, ecstasy, and magic mushrooms. Nina explains she was able to experiment in a safe, controlled space in the presence of her parents rather than feel like she needed to hide it as a teenager.

    Nina Badoux discusses how Psilocybin therapy works, and how Psilocybin has the ability to help individuals break negative pathways in their brain as well as create new pathways, which can be particularly helpful for Trauma or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) sufferers. Nina also discusses her personal experience with Psilocybin and EMDR therapy for PTSD. Nina also discusses misconceptions and myths of Psilocybin's.

    DISCLAIMER: Please note that Psilocybin mushrooms are illegal in many countries and Psilocybin therapy is only legal in a few countries in the world. Private Therapy Clinic and Dr. Becky Spelman does not recommend or endorse Psilocybin, magic mushrooms or Psilocybin therapy. Nina Badoux is completely independent from Private Therapy Clinic and located in a country where the therapeutic use of truffles containing Psilocybin is legal. 

    Dr. Becky Spelman is a top Psychologist in London, Becky is the Clinic Director for Private Therapy Clinic which has clinic's based all around central London including; Harley Street, Wigmore Street, Bank, Earls Court & Canary Wharf. Becky uses Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Mindfulness to treat a range of difficulties with a particular interest in Borderline Personality Disorder and the difficulties that go with this condition such as relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, low-self esteem, social anxiety, fear of public speaking, fear of intimacy,  interpersonal difficulties, anger, body image issues, eating disorders and addictions.

    Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2N7kVT8

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

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11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Hanah_C ,

Amazing and Unique Podcast

This is an amazing podcast for anyone interested in Psychology or listening to real people talk about their mental health experiences. It’s such an amazing and unique insight and opportunity to look into mental health through these personal interviews. Becky does an amazing job talking to the interviewees and its wonderful to listen to such honest conversations. Get to learn something new and interesting every episode :)

anaklewis ,

Excellent Podcast

I really enjoy listening to this podcast, it really has spurred me on to pursue a career in Psychology. It covers so many interesting topics with people sharing their honest experiences with mental health.

Dr Becky Spelman is a warm, genuine and extremely knowledgeable host, and I look forward to her next episodes. Couldn’t recommend it more!!

EllieVincent ,

Brilliant, authentic and informative!

This podcast is really perfect for anyone interested in psychology or mental health. The content is current and truly so interesting. Hearing the interviewees speak openly about their experiences, coupled with Dr Becky’s expert knowledge, offers a valuable insight into a range of different mental health difficulties.

I also love how the episodes are uploaded to youtube. As an aspiring psychologist, it is great to see these interviews and learn from such a brilliant interviewer!

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