The Freud Museum

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6 December 2011

Crash Bash Trash

A stand up performance on CBT

A podcast is available for this event on our iTunes page.


Psychotherapist by day, comedienne by night, Liz Bentley uncovers the truth about Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Armed with ukulele and Casio keyboard Liz is one of the quirkiest voices on London’s spoken word scene.

“Like a female Ivor Cutler” The Scotsman

“A refreshingly multi-talented writer and performer. Her sharp wit combined with her unique style and delivery is highly infectious – comes thoroughly recommended!” New Writing South

Liz Bentley sought psychoanalytical psychotherapy at age 23 . Struggling with bulimia, drugs, relationships and the diagnoses of Multiple Sclerosis, her therapy allowed her to be creative and provided a way of making sense of her difficulties. Liz has performed at London literature festival at Southbank, the National Theatre and has had three successful shows at Edinburgh festival (2008 being in Edinburgh’s only swimming pool venue, included hosting over 100 other writers/performers in the water. Liz’s experiences of mental and physical health have taken her into disability arts where she has performed at Bonkersfest, Liberty festival (2009 Liberty laureate) and Da Da festival. She strives to smash the apartheid between disability and mainstream arts. Liz has worked as a counsellor/psychotherapist for 18 years. She lives in Peckham with her family and currently works in the NHS and has a private practice. She has a special interest in psychosomatic, medically unexplained persistent physical symptoms and has just completed an MA dissertation on this subject.


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