Dr Natalie Cawley and Jamie Allerton

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Freud Museum

31 July 2024

Time: 19:00 - 20:30

Price: £20-£25


Join us at the Freud Museum for an enlightening and engaging evening with Dr Natalie Cawley and comedian Jamie Allerton. Dr Cawley will share highlights from her heartfelt and humorous memoir, Just About Coping.

At the psychologist’s clinic of an NHS hospital, Noah needs help with procrastination, Bill compulsively lies, Steph is coping with rejection and their therapist, Dr Natalie, is dealing with her own emotional crisis, breathing into a paper bag between patient sessions.

In this lively and honest memoir of training to be a psychotherapist, we meet the patients grappling with mental health issues, from OCD and addiction to self-deception and self-harming, and see how Dr Natalie helps them understand and change these attempts to self-soothe.

Funny, poignant and full of ‘aha’ moments, Just About Coping is a journey into our inner worlds, where the drama of our break-ups, breakdowns and breakthroughs takes place. In times of stress and suffering, Dr Natalie reveals, we are all just about coping. None of us is immune – not even your therapist.

“Like an Adam Kay for psychotherapy, Dr Natalie Cawley opens up the closed world of therapy so well, with humour, honesty, and fascinating insights”

Frankie Boyle

“I loved this witty, insightful journey into the world of psychotherapy”

Raynor Winn, author of the Salt Path


Dr Natalie Cawley is a Psychotherapist and Counselling Psychologist with an BSc, MSc and PsychD in Psychology. She has worked and trained in both the NHS and private practice, within paediatric and adult services. Her experience covers a wide range of health conditions and clinical presentations in the community and within psychiatric hospitals. Her hobbies include stand-up comedy – mostly watching, although she has performed a set about bad dates that went better than expected. She lives and works in Manchester.


Tickets include a welcome drink, book signing, plus special after-hours viewing of the Museum.

Freud Museum Members and Patrons receive 20% off the standard ticket price on all events, courses, conferences and On Demand programming.


The purpose of this event is to raise funds for the Freud Museum London, which receives no regular public income.

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