Episode 17: Being a Therapist, with Leigh Spatcher

Episode 17: Being a Therapist, with Leigh Spatcher

Hey Podcast, in this episode I catch up with Leigh Spatcher, a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist – or CBT – based in Northampton. Leigh shares his route to becoming a therapist, including bankruptcy and a relationship breakdown, as well as navigating being a therapist whilst also being a dad.

Oh, Leigh was also my therapist, which makes for an interesting chat. Hope you enjoy.

Contents

  • Becoming a therapist: guilt and anxiety
  • Opening a health club for kids
  • Dealing with bankruptcy 
  • Retraining, and being a “weekend dad”
  • Being a therapist in the NHS
  • The three types of therapists
  • Three reasons I didn’t want to have therapy
  • How being a therapist has impacted my parenting
  • How to access therapy