In episode 271 I interview Dr Ben Sedley. Ben is a clinical psychologist from New Zealand. He has authored two books, and runs a private practice called ACT Wellington. 

In this episode I chat with Ben about his therapy journey, what is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), how Relational Frame Theory (RFT) underpins ACT, how ACT can be useful for OCD, Ben gives examples of how ACT enhances ERP, ACT’s view of suffering, we talk about grief and OCD, his and Lisa Coyne’s book ‘Stuff that’s loud’ an ACT book for teens with OCD, his book ‘Stuff that sucks’, the importance of listening to teens, the ACT metaphors Ben likes, and much much more. Hope it helps. 

The podcast is made possible by and sponsored by NOCD. To find out more about NOCD, their therapy plans and if they currently take your insurance head over to

Find out more about Ben: 

Personal website:

Clinic website in Wellington: 

His and Lisa’s book: Stuff that’s loud 

Stuff that sucks book 


“Man’s search for meaning” by Viktor Frankl 

Steven Hayes

Louise Hayes 

Lisa Coyne

McLean OCD Institute 

Michelle Craske – Inhibitory Learning Theory

All the best,


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