55 min

Trisha Goddard on overcoming enormous adversity and finding love and happiness Therapy Works

    • Mental Health

*Trigger warning - includes references to racial abuse that some listeners might find distressing*

This is a fast moving energetic conversation which will at times stop you in your tracks. Trisha Goddard is an extraordinarily successful actress and television presenter. In this deep and emotionally revealing interview, Trisha takes us on a ride with courage and honesty. You will discover how she overcame enormous adversity and how she has finally found love and happiness at the age of 65 years old. 

There is so much you will relate to. We discuss:


How an intelligent woman who has tremendous insight and instinct professionally can be blind to red flags in her personal relationships due to early attachment issues. 

The racist abuse she experienced, which is both internalised and normalised in much of her life. 

How the political and social movement, Black Lives Matter, transformed Trisha’s own understanding of racism.

How formative her schooling was. Education, reading books, and a couple of excellent teachers was her salvation. 

The emotional cost of the breakdown of her 20 year marriage.

How her relationship with her two daughters after years of complexity evolved to be one of healing and closeness. They discovered the power of honesty, that the truth, as hard as it is, is curative. 

And finally the heart-warming story of how she found love and her list of 20 questions she asked him before she agreed to date him. What would your 20 questions be?


Important links: 
Ten critical questions before embarking on a relationship: https://www.exeter.ac.uk/news/research/title_672700_en.html
Therapist Uncensored Podcast referred to by Sophie in episode; https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/therapist-uncensored-podcast/id1146941306?i=1000593377798 
Explanation of Dialectical behaviour therapy: https://www.verywellmind.com/dialectical-behavior-therapy-1067402 
Black Lives Matter UK: https://blacklivesmatter.uk/

Find Trisha:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therealtrishagoddard/?hl=en

Find Julia:
Website: https://juliasamuel.co.uk/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/juliasamuelmbe/

A big thank you to Youth & Earth for sponsoring this episode. Head to www.youthandearth.com now and take advantage of a very generous 25% off when using the code JULIA25 on your first order. 

Produced by Georgie Rutherford
Edited by Nick Kingswell

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

*Trigger warning - includes references to racial abuse that some listeners might find distressing*

This is a fast moving energetic conversation which will at times stop you in your tracks. Trisha Goddard is an extraordinarily successful actress and television presenter. In this deep and emotionally revealing interview, Trisha takes us on a ride with courage and honesty. You will discover how she overcame enormous adversity and how she has finally found love and happiness at the age of 65 years old. 

There is so much you will relate to. We discuss:


How an intelligent woman who has tremendous insight and instinct professionally can be blind to red flags in her personal relationships due to early attachment issues. 

The racist abuse she experienced, which is both internalised and normalised in much of her life. 

How the political and social movement, Black Lives Matter, transformed Trisha’s own understanding of racism.

How formative her schooling was. Education, reading books, and a couple of excellent teachers was her salvation. 

The emotional cost of the breakdown of her 20 year marriage.

How her relationship with her two daughters after years of complexity evolved to be one of healing and closeness. They discovered the power of honesty, that the truth, as hard as it is, is curative. 

And finally the heart-warming story of how she found love and her list of 20 questions she asked him before she agreed to date him. What would your 20 questions be?


Important links: 
Ten critical questions before embarking on a relationship: https://www.exeter.ac.uk/news/research/title_672700_en.html
Therapist Uncensored Podcast referred to by Sophie in episode; https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/therapist-uncensored-podcast/id1146941306?i=1000593377798 
Explanation of Dialectical behaviour therapy: https://www.verywellmind.com/dialectical-behavior-therapy-1067402 
Black Lives Matter UK: https://blacklivesmatter.uk/

Find Trisha:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therealtrishagoddard/?hl=en

Find Julia:
Website: https://juliasamuel.co.uk/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/juliasamuelmbe/

A big thank you to Youth & Earth for sponsoring this episode. Head to www.youthandearth.com now and take advantage of a very generous 25% off when using the code JULIA25 on your first order. 

Produced by Georgie Rutherford
Edited by Nick Kingswell

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

55 min