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  • Summary

  • Please note: This podcast contains references to suicide, domestic violence, and themes of a sexual nature.

    Do you find it hard to talk to your sibling? The relationships we have with our siblings are more important than we often realise. How you were with your siblings is very important to how you are in the world. Therapy often focuses on romantic relationships or parent and child relationships but rarely does it consider brothers and sisters, and yet the sibling relationship is often the blueprint for how a person interacts with others throughout their lifetime. 

    In this new original series, Psychotherapist Philippa Perry explores six very different sibling relationships, and aims to bridge the communication gap within families. In a single intense session she goes under the skin of each of these relationships to find out what is working, what might not be working and how reflecting on this often overlooked relationship might benefit everyone involved.

    In these frank and revealing conversations, there is laughter and also occasionally tears as Philippa sheds light on the inner workings of the sibling dynamic. If there is a conversation in your family that you have been meaning to have for a while, this podcast might help you finally gather the courage to talk. 

    If you or someone you know has been bereaved or affected by suicide or is having suicidal thoughts, there are a number of organisations who offer help and support including:

    The Samaritans - www.samaritans.org, Tel: 116 123, SMS: Text SHOUT to 85258

    MIND - www.mind.org.uk

    Survivors of Bereavement By Suicide - www.uksobs.org

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Episodes
  • Sep 1 2021

    Philippa speaks with two sisters in their 30s, Caroline and Louise. Their relationship is changing, and Philippa explores ways they can both readjust....

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    40 mins
  • Sep 1 2021

    Beth and Martin seem to be constantly at loggerheads. Philippa explores the possible reasons for this and enables an open and revealing discussion.

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    42 mins
  • Sep 1 2021

    CONTENT WARNING: Please be aware that this episode includes discussion of suicide.

    Emily and Thomas came to Philippa for help to talk about their brother, Matthew, who took his own life. Together, Philippa helps them take the first steps in talking about this traumatic event.

    If you or someone you know has been bereaved or affected by suicide or is having suicidal thoughts, you do not have to deal with this alone. There are a number of organisations who offer help and support. Here are just a few:

    The Samaritans: www.samaritans.org

    MIND: www.mind.org.uk

    Survivors of Bereavement By Suicide: www.uksobs.org

    Emily and Thomas came to Philippa for help to talk about their brother, Matthew, who took his life. Together, Philippa helps them take the first steps in talking about this traumatic event.

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Easy, interesting and insightful

I was already familiar with the presenter and author and really liked her book and the manner it was written.
Was absolutely delighted to find the podcast, and it has lived up to my expectation.
Sibling relationship hasn’t been covered much when it comes to the relationship topic, and I’m glad Philippa has decided to explore an overseen topic.

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Emotional and hard hitting

Absolutely brought back the importance of the need to talk about our feelings and all feelings are valid.

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Incredibly powerful

As a trainee counsellor and a volunteer for a suicide support line I can honestly say this is an incredible set of sessions and highly recommended for counselling students.
Incredibly complex dynamics are delicately analysed and discussed.
I loved the therapists approach and genuineness which was warm, interested and challenging. She really held the space for the real work to begin.
Thank you Philippa for your generosity of spirit, your wisdom and sharing your sessions with us.
Let’s all get talking about feelings more xx

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It was like she covered my experiences.

As though she has picked my relationship with my siblings, the importance of communication

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Extremely moving and fascinating

I so enjoyed this exploration of some of the longest relationships in our lives and hearing how different sibling pairs negotiate some hugely tough situations. Everyone was so brave in what they shared and how they opened up to each other. Hope there will be another series!

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I want Philippa to interview me.....

I never thought I needed help until I've listened to PP, she's simply brilliantly helpful

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Excellent

Excellent podcast. A great example of what you can expect in psychotherapy, how first relationships impact our relationship with the world. Thanks Philippa.

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at least 6 stars

If only I could send these to everyone in our family that has been affected by some of the issues in these podcasts. Could be life changing for us.
Make sure you know where you're getting a hug from once you've listened.

Excellent

If you like these also check out Esther Perel

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As a human being and a long time therapist I thought it was superb. Thank you Philippa for doing this.

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different but, oh so familiar

A relationship dynamic usually overlooked. I found it interesting, compelling, revealing and occasionally.....familiar.
superb demonstrations of the endless possibilities of that road less travelled.

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  • 22-10-21

Spot on!

I learned the importance of sibling relationships through my own therapy. Philippa echoes that in this podcast. Valuable—for anyone, actually. Wish she would do more podcasts along this line. Really like her summaries of each conversation. Learned a lot! (4 stars on performance because one guy mumbled and I couldn’t understand him.)

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  • 02-05-22

topics don't fit my circumstances

I didn't listen to all of them but cherry picked topics that seemed closest to me. and even then it was really close :) it was a good format to let each sibling speak about their view THEN bring them together.

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  • 20-02-22

Insightful, interesting podcast

Enjoyed exploring this dynamic of sibling relationships along with the participants. I could relate to a little bit of something from each part of the series - both in positive and introspective ways, in some cases. Each part explored a different dynamic of sibling relationships that I can relate to or could find situational experiences in my own life that placed me in similar “feels” - recommend this to anyone who either has a relationship they want to understand better, from childhood, or is interested in the base psychology of why we turn out the way we do as adults.