Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before?

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What to expect

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Drawing on years of experience as a clinical psychologist, online sensation Dr Julie Smith shares all the skills you need to get through life’s ups and downs.

Filled with secrets from a therapist’s toolkit, this is a must-have handbook for optimising your mental health. Dr Julie’s simple but expert advice and powerful coping techniques will help you stay resilient no matter what life throws your way.

Written in short, bite-sized entries, you can turn straight to the section you need depending on the challenge you’re facing – and immediately find the appropriate tools to help. From managing anxiety, dealing with criticism or battling low mood, to building self-confidence, finding motivation or learning to forgive yourself, this book tackles the everyday issues that affect us all and offers easy, practical solutions that might just change your life.

© Dr Julie Smith 2022 (P) Penguin Audio 2022

Critics Review

  • Smart, insightful, and warm. Dr Julie is both the expert and wise friend we all need

    Lori Gottlieb, New York Times bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone and co-host of the 'Dear Therapists' podcast
  • Now more than ever, people are struggling with their mental health and Dr Julie Smith delivers in a big way in Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before?. Her practical tips and tools are for anyone struggling with anxiety, self-doubt, or depression. Readers will step away from this book feeling more resilient and able to take control of their own lives. If you want to feel like you have a therapist sitting across from you, empowering you with how to be your best self, this book is for you!

    Nicole LePera, New York Times bestselling author of How to Do the Work
  • This book is a goldmine. I truly treat it like a handbook now – when I feel an unpleasant feeling brewing or come up against a tricky moment at work or in my relationships, my first thought is to wonder what Smith might suggest

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