Hello, I’m Lucy! I started Tolstoy Therapy back in 2012 to share my experience of using fiction to support good mental health. I didn’t think my writing would ever have an audience, so it’s awesome that you’re here and reading this.


Over the last few years, a lot has changed.

I’ve felt in good mental health and been able to push myself. I graduated with a degree in English Literature and Spanish, travelled solo around Europe, and met someone (yeah, the usual story) before moving to Switzerland and taking a job at a software startup.

In May 2018 I went freelance, and now make a living through marketing and business consulting while going on as many adventures as I can.

You can catch me on Instagram here.

A few boring points about the website:

  • All ideas on my blog are my own. Please get in touch if you want to use some of them, and I may well say yes!
  • I use Amazon affiliate links to books. This is not necessarily for my financial gain (it doesn’t lead to much, I assure you).
  • I do not encourage reading over therapy or medication, and nor am I a clinician. I’ve personally found literature to be a great way to complement my therapy and self-care, but by no means do I think that it should be used alone when dealing with severe problems.

Happy reading!