Join us for an evening with Dr Natalie Cawley as she talks about her new memoir Just About Coping.

In honest stories from her own life crises and the experiences of some of her patients as she trains to be a psychotherapist, Dr Natalie Cawley takes us on a journey into the therapy room.

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 Cawley, is dealing with her own emotional crisis, breathing into a paper bag between patient sessions.

In this honest, often poignant and frequently funny memoir about training to be a psychotherapist, we meet the patients grappling with mental health issues, from OCD and addiction to self-deception and toxic relationships, and see how Dr Natalie helps them understand and change these attempts to self-soothe.

Full of lightbulb 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.

We look forward to welcoming Natalie to Oswestry for what should be a fascinating event.


Dr Natalie Cawley is a psychotherapist and counselling psychologist with a BSc, MSc and PsychD in psychology and 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 specialism in attachment theory, the driving force behind our psychological and emotional functioning, informs all her therapeutic work. Just About Coping is her first book.

Tickets: £8 without book (Admits One, ticket redeemable against a signed copy Just About Coping) or £17 with book (Admits One, includes a signed copy of Just About Coping).