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Talking Therapies – ‘Why am I being bullied?’

October 2, 2018

Head and shoulders photo of UKCP therapist Sue Cowan-Jenssen

In this episode of our Talking Therapies podcast, produced in partnership with Psychologies Magazine, our Head of Content, Matt Nicholls, sat down with UKCP psychotherapist, Sue Cowan-Jenssen to find out why bullying occurs in the workplace and what we can do overcome it.

Sue says: ‘We tend not to be very good about owning our own shame and so it can be very tempting to ask someone else to feel it for us by shaming them.’

In this month’s Psychologies magazine, Chief Executive, Prof Sarah Niblock, examines the how bullying can impact us, she writes: ‘A growing body of evidence confirms that bullying is one of the worst experiences we can endure. It attacks our sense of self. The effects are profound, long-lasting and acutely felt.’


If you or someone else is struggling with bullying, you can find support here:

In an emergency, call: 999

NHS (England), call: 111

NHS Direct (Wales), call: 0845 46 47

The Samaritans24 hour helpline, call: 116 123

For resources and advice visit: Mental Health at Work

Head and shoulders photo of UKCP therapist Sue Cowan-Jenssen

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