A Good Read
True Stories, fiction and helpful books that may illuminate the therapeutic work you are undertaking, support, guide and possibly add depth to your experience of counselling.
Why Love Matters:
How affection shapes a baby’s brain.
By Sue Gerhardt
Recovery is my best revenge:
My experience of trauma, abuse and dissociative identity disorder.
By Carolyn Spring
Why am I afraid to tell you who I am?
By John Powell
Man’s search for Meaning.
By Viktor E Frankl
The Choice- Even in hell hope can flower.
By Edith Eger
I know why the caged bird sings.
By Maya Angelou
Counselling for Toads:
A psychological adventure.
By Robert de Board
Loves executioner and other tales of psychotherapy.
By Irvin D. Yalom
The Man Who Couldn’t Stop OCD By David Adam
A fable about following your dream.
By Paul Coello
Jonathon Livingston Seagull: A story
Inspirational fable of a bird, determined to be more than ordinary.
By Richard Bach
By Sebastian Faulks
The unfolding story.
By Susie Orbach
Dibs, in Search of Self.
By Virginia M. Axline
Sane New World: Taming the mind.
By Ruby Wax
Games people play:
The psychology of human relationships.
By Eric Berne
Who Moved my Cheese:
An amazing way to deal with change in your work and in your life.
By Dr Spencer Johnson
The Chimp Paradox.
By Prof. Steve Peters
It’s All in your Head:
Stories from the frontline of Psychosomatic illness.
By Suzanne O’Sullivan
The Body Keeps the Score.
By Bessel Van der Kolk
Why Therapy Works: Using our minds to change our brains.
By Louis Cozolino
Between Therapist and Counsellor:
The new relationship.
By Michael Kahn
8 Keys to safe trauma recovery:
Take charge strategies to empower your healing.
By Babette Rothschild
The people inside us.
By John Rowan
On death and Dying.
By E Kubler-Ross
The Road less travelled.
By M. Scott Peck
Reclaiming and championing your inner child.
By John Bradshaw
A graphic Tale of psychotherapy.
By Philippa Perry & Junko Graat
A Good Listen
BBC radio 4
– Its all in the mind
◦ Parents with children with mental health issues.
A Good Watch
• Start with why
◦ You aren’t at the mercy of your emotions; your brain creates them.
◦ The brain benefits from deep sleep and how to get it.
A Dangerous Method 2011- In 1904 a Russian woman named Sabina Spielrein (Keira Knightley) arrives at Carl Jung’s (Michael Fassbender) clinic, seeking treatment for hysteria. Jung is eager to test Sigmund Freud’s (Viggo Mortensen) theories on Sabina and, in fact, successfully treats her. Two years later Jung and Sabina meet Freud in person, and Jung takes over the treatment of Otto Gross, whose influence leads Jung to begin an affair with Sabina, contributing to a rift with Freud.