Comedy and Mental Health with Psychotherapist and Author Liz Bentley


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Liz Bentley is a poet, writer, comedian, musician, performer, raconteur, BACP senior accredited psychotherapist, clinical supervisor, group facilitator, lecturer, mother, step mother, partner, ex-partner, friend, facebooker, nudist, sun worshipper, follower of Multiple Sclerosis Recovery Diet, wine lover and a sex and diary fanatic. Currently sne works at Goldsmiths and Lewisham colleges and has a private supervision practice. She performs regularly aiming to close the gap between comedy, mental health and disability. Over the years she has performed with Ruby Wax, Will Self, Susie Orbach, Liz Carr, Mat Fraser, John Hegley, Josie Long, Dolly Sen among many others and got drunk with her childhood idol David Soul (also performing poetry) at the Samuel Beckett Happy Days festival in Enniskillen. She has performed at London Literary Festival (Southbank), National Theatre, Ledbury Poetry Festival, Dada Fest, Freud Museum among many other venues, festivals, conferences and training days, also in five swimming pools (including Liz Bentley-on-Sea, Edinburgh Fringe) and in a beach hut. She sees her hairdresser every six weeks, her homeopath every two months and her yogic Thai masseur every four weeks. She practices Bikram and other yoga 3xweekly and she sees a Tesco delivery man twice a week. She has a Master’s degree on the subject of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics and shares interesting professions here with us on Mental Health News Radio.


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