Therapy Lab

A podcast about therapy, thought and the subtle art of mental wellbeing

Award-winning psychotherapist and Harley Therapy founder Dr. Sheri Jacobson has sat on both sides of the therapist's chair. In the TherapyLab podcast, she explores people's personal insights into therapy, mental health and wellbeing. To keep up to date with episodes:


Sheri says, "This podcast is about amazing individuals and some of the challenges life has thrown their way. I want to explore how people have used therapy (or indeed could use therapy) to overcome some of the obstacles we all face in life. I was humbled to hear such a diverse array of stories spoken about so bravely, openly and honestly. I hope that in sharing some of these stories our listeners will be inspired, too".



#9 - Gary Bloom

Sheri is joined by Sports Psychotherapist and TalkSport radio presenter Gary Bloom to talk about the importance of checking in with yourself, working with addictive behaviours, why he turned to therapy to enable himself to reach success in life and what’s involved in the therapeutic process.

#8 - Kristen Stavridis

Sheri is joined by nutritionist Kristen Stavridis to talk about how nutrition and exercise impact mental health.

#7 - Alexa Goddard

Sheri is joined by inspirational singer/songwriter Alex Goddard to talk about her experiences of living with OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) and anxiety and why she feels therapy has helped her save her life.

#6 - Elspeth Van Der Hole


Sheri is joined by fashion photographer Elspeth Van Der Hole to talk about her own experiences of receiving a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder and her journey towards mental wellbeing through self-employment, creativity, therapy, medication and exercise.

#5 - Chuck Mullin


Sheri is joined by illustrator and comic writer Chuck Mullin to talk about how her own experiences of anxiety and depression led her to create funny, real and poignant award-winning comics and the coping strategies she uses to manage her wellbeing day-to-day.

#4 - Amber Donoso


Sheri is joined by singer-songwriter Amber Donoso to talk about how music is therapeutic, her experiences of therapy and the coping strategies she uses to manage anxiety alongside a career performing and working in a male-dominated industry.


#3 - Chloe Howl


Sheri is joined by Paul Sanders, former picture editor for The Times and award-winning landscape photographer. Paul's mindful approach to photography has captured the hearts and imagination of thousands. In this episode we hear more about the experiences that shaped his life and career, including his own experiences with mental ill health and his journey back to recovery.


#2 - Paul Sanders


Sheri is joined by Paul Sanders, former picture editor for The Times and award-winning landscape photographer. Paul's mindful approach to photography has captured the hearts and imagination of thousands. In this episode we hear more about the experiences that shaped his life and career, including his own experiences with mental ill health and his journey back to recovery.

If you have been affected by any of the topics raised in this episode and would like support, you can book a session with a therapist here. If you need immediate help, do not use this website, call the Samaritans now on 08457 90 90 90.


#1 - Becky Goddard-Hill and Penny Alexander


Sheri is joined by Becky Goddard-Hill and Penny Alexander to talk about everything from children's mental health to Seasonal Affective Disorder. Penny and Becky are the authors of Create Your Own Happy, an activity book that empowers children to shape their lives by taking practical, positive steps towards their own happiness and positive self esteem.





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