Sound Affects Podcast: Music & Mental Health, with Katy Georgiou
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Sound Affects is produced, edited and hosted by me, Katerina – a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist working professionally in both the NHS and private practice. I'm also a freelance sub-editor and writer published in The Independent, The Guardian, The Times and Wellcome Collection. Before becoming a therapist, I was a Samaritan helpline listener supporting people struggling to cope with suicidal feelings, and I worked full time as a copywriter and editor for Samaritans during the time of the charity's male suicide research launch. I've worked in magazine and newspaper publishing for many years and spent a lot of time during this time speaking to musicians and creative people.
The idea for Sound Affects came while writing about and interviewing bands – I noticed a theme emerging around existential identity and just how sad some of the so-called "rock n roll" stories of excess were. I was also aware of just how much music impacts me, and in particular, specific bands and sounds. It is no secret that I'm a huge Oasis fan, and this theme features regularly in this podcast as alongside my interviews, I occasionally pause to reflect and consider what draws me to this music and how it has shaped me. When I trained as a psychotherapist, I drew together all my interests, culminating in this podcast. I often see musicians as clients for therapy, and I routinely appear in the press and radio commenting on various aspects of therapy and emotional health. I've been a guest on BBC Radio, and appeared in OK! Magazine, Psychologies, Stylist, Grazia, The Independent and more.
Episode 16: Music Journalism and OCD, with James McMahon
Episode 15: Jonathan Antoine (Britain's Got Talent)
Episode 14: Steve Lamacq
Episode 13 (Part 2): Marianne Rizkallah, Vice Chair of British Association for Music Therapy
Episode 13 (Part 1): Marianne Rizkallah, Vice Chair British Association for Music Therapy
Episode 12: Marriage and Music, with The Kondoors
Episode 11: Addiction, with Mark from Skunk Anansie
Episode 10: Melon twisting with Bez from Happy Mondays
Episode 9: Life Through Music, with James of Oasis Podcast
Episode 8: Grief and Depression, with Pilgrims
Episode 7: Trauma, with Adam Ficek of Babyshambles
Episode 6: Managing rockstars, with Alan McGee
Episode 3: Music & Psychosis – the life of a music therapist inside a high-security psychiatric hospital
Interlude: are we 4 Real?
Episode 2: Music and Cancer – with Brandon Arend (sensitive episode with details of PTSD and effects of chemotherapy)
Episode 1: Tinnitus - with ex Cooper Temple Clause guitarist Tom Bellamy (Warning: Contains occasional high-pitched sounds to demonstrate tinnitus)