Therapy is … Magic by Jo Love has sold to Yellow Kite Books!


​We are thrilled to share that after a three-way auction, Jo Bell has sold world rights for Therapy is … Magic: An essential guide to the ups, downs and life-changing experiences of talking therapy by Jo Love to Lauren Whelan, Editorial Director at Yellow Kite and Hodder Lifestyle! The book will publish in hardback on 7th October 2021, in time for World Mental Health Day.

Jo Love is a trainee psychotherapist, mental health advocate and artist. Jo regularly speaks and writes about her mental health struggles, covering topics such as motherhood, burnout and grief. On her platforms, she starts up important conversations and shares the evidence-based strategies that aided her own recovery. She is a mental health ambassador for brands, companies and organisations. As well as this, Jo consults with schools on how to look after the wellbeing of children and helps to break the stigma that sadly still surrounds therapy.

Her first book is part-memoir / part-toolkit and an honest exploration into the many facets of talking therapy. Jo shares her experiences, shines light on the process and her book will open the door for so many like her – it will help readers start their journey, expand their understanding and hopefully reap the life-changing benefits. Her stunning artwork is interwoven throughout and, with the help of experts including her very own therapist, Jo opens a window into the real world of therapy, unpicking the path that enabled her to re-find her own voice, restored her resilience through the cloudiest days and ultimately saved her from her own mind.

Jo Love says:

‘Therapy has been a huge part of my life. I have experienced first-hand how powerful it can be to have someone there beside you, supporting and encouraging you while you navigate the hard stuff. I have felt the transformational power of being heard, being listened to and accepted – I’m so proud to be sharing my debut book this autumn which I hope will be extremely useful and inspiring for readers.’

Whelan says:

‘Despite the fact we are having more conversations around our mental health than ever before, the pressures of modern living are still taking a toll on so many and people are in need of options that will help. Jo’s unflinchingly honest and practical account on the ins, outs and know-how of therapy will shed much-needed light on the topic and help a lot of readers to work out whether this might be a pathway that could change their lives or their loved ones lives for the better.’