About Rosie

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Rosie Claverton grew up in Devon, daughter to a Sri Lankan father and a Norfolk mother, surrounded by folk mythology and surly sheep. She moved to Cardiff to study Medicine and adopted Wales as her home. She then moved to London to specialise in psychiatry

Her Cardiff-based crime series The Amy Lane Mysteries debuted in 2014. Her first short film Dragon Chasers aired on BBC Wales in Autumn 2012. She co-created the ground-breaking series of short films The Underwater Realm. Her first feature film Doormats and Jezebels is in development with Changeling Films.

Between writing and medicine, she blogs about psychiatry and psychology for writers in her Freudian Script series, advocating for accurate and sensitive portrayals of people with mental health problems in fiction. She is the co-founder of #psywrite, a monthly Twitter chat about mental health and psychology in fiction.

Returned to her beloved Cardiff, she lives with her journalist husband.

You can find examples of her work here and, if you’re interested in reading samples, please e-mail for access.

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8 thoughts on “About Rosie

  1. I’ve just discovered this and am interested to find out if you’re still writing this blog. I’m a writer and a practising psychoanalytic psychotherapist with a Jungian background with a passion for folklore and myth which I grew up with. Not many sheep, I,afraid!!
    I’ll definitely come back to check out this blog.

    1. I am still updating, though not as often as I’d like. If you don’t want to miss a post, make sure you subscribe or add the RSS feed to your blog reader. 🙂

  2. I am writing a scene where a mother of an autistic child ( circa 1973) is going to be given electric shock therapy… I can find nowhere corroberation that this would have been still the chosen medical procedure in 73. I have confirmation that in 1971, it was believed to be the reason for her childs emotional distance ^. This would alter the last third of my manuscript so i need it to be right. Mum has been hiding her daughters problem nicely until early puberty . Daughter has been removed from home while psychiatric evaluations are carried out. Mum is under terrible stress and is suffering with (trichotillomania) hair pulling, I would be eternally greatful.

  3. Hi Ellen – ECT did take place in 1973 in some hospitals and still does today. I had to research it too for a TV series. You can also find short recordings of the full process on You Tube, acted out by doctors standing for the patient.

    1. It is indeed still in use, but doesn’t look much like it did in the 1970s. However, it wasn’t used for parents of autistic children, not without there being the suspicion of some other mental health condition.

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