About 
The Women's Therapy Practice  
 

Picture of Dr Liza Messing, Consultant Clinical Psychologist in a blue shirt against a sunny background outdoors.

The Women's Therapy Practice was founded in 2022 by 
Dr Liza Messing, Consultant Clinical Psychologist

 

 

My desire in founding The Women's Therapy Practice is to support women to live flourishing lives.  

My focus is to help women to understand the impact that society's expectations of us have on our relationships with ourselves and with others.  I am interested in how this impacts on us both personally and professionally; how we can find ourselves feeling unexpectedly limited, burdened, frustrated and small.

 

During my 20+ years of working in the NHS I became aware of the hidden cost of these expectations on women's mental health.  I noticed how often women's suffering and distress becomes pathologised. I watched as we accepted women receiving diagnoses for conditions that seemed to me to largely result from distress in relation to internalised (largely unconscious) patriarchal expectations of ourselves.  I saw that these internalised expectations created patterns of relating to ourselves and others that frequently run counter to our own interests and ability to live flourishing lives.  

 

Supporting women to live full lives - professionally, emotionally, creatively and relationally - is now a driving passion for me.  It is a joy for me to join with other women within WTP to do this work.

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