You Don’t Understand Me – a Psychologist’s Guide to Life | How To Academy


Wed, 29 June 2022

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm GMT

You Don’t Understand Me – a Psychologist’s Guide to Life

Dr Tara Porter In Conversation With Julia Samuel

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‘If God were a mother, this is the Bible she would write for teenage girls and young women’ (Caitlin Moran).

For girls and young women these are shifting times: never before have they had so much freedom and choice; but never before have they had so many demands placed upon them – by themselves as well as others.

It should come as no surprise, then, that You Don’t Understand Me, Dr Tara Porter’s new guide to life for girls and young women, is already a Sunday Times bestseller.

In this livestream, In Conversation event with psychotherapist and author Julia Samuel, Tara will pull together everything she has learnt to provide accessible explanations and suggestions for teenagers and young women everywhere on topics including exams, friendship, families and love.

Like a wise friend or big sister, Tara not only understands a young woman’s perspective but will guide them through the challenges they face. And in the process of helping young women to grow in self-knowledge, she will also provide an indispensable guide to their parents: a glimpse behind the rolled eyes and the protestations their daughter makes: ‘You Don’t Understand Me’.


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Tara Porter

Psychologist and Author

Tara Porter is the lead Psychologist in the Eating Disorders CAMHS team. Her team treats young people, 90% female, across Barnet, Enfield, Haringey, Camden and Islington. Whilst her role on the team is diverse, a huge part of it is one-to-one therapy with girls and young women. Since 2016 she has also had a private practice where she sees children, adolescents and adults with a wide range of presenting problems.

Julia Samuel

Psychotherapist and Founder Patron of Child Bereavement UK

Julia Samuel, MBE, is a leading British psychotherapist and the author of the Sunday Times bestsellers This Too Shall Pass and Grief Works. During the last thirty years, she has worked first for the NHS and then in private practice, and she is Founder Patron of Child Bereavement UK and a Vice President of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. She features regularly in the national media and has presented the podcasts A Living Loss and Grief Works.