Private Psychology Service in Sleaford
counselling | counsellor
counselling | counsellor
Dr. Philippa East
BA (Hons), DClinPsy, CPsychol
Chartered Psychologist & Therapist

Consultancy Services for Writers

Mental Health in Fiction
Psychology, mental illness, psychiatric treatments and mental health work are all engaging and fascinating themes to write about, and fiction can be a great way for these topics to be highlighted, explained and explored. 

Sadly, however, issues related to mental health are frequently misportrayed in novels, stories and films,  often in a way that contributes to ongoing stigma, stereotyping, and misunderstanding. This is where consultancy for writers can help.

Consultation Services for Writers
As an experienced mental health practitioner, I am happy to provide authors with guidance on writing about mental health topics. This may be to check facts for plotting or scene-setting, get advice on character portrayals or development, or have a manuscript itself reviewed for (in)accuracies. I am also happy to provide talks to local writers' groups on mental health topics.

As a fiction writer myself, I understand the importance of creating memorable characters and engaging plots in a convincing way, as well as balancing research with creativity. I also provide this service in collaboration with Consultant Psychiatrist Dr Daniel Sherwood, so between us, we can advise on almost any mental health topic you might be writing about. 

If you think we could help you with your work, do feel free to get in touch using the details on the main contact page. There is no charge for this service. 

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