If you were to be sitting in my room with me, your eyes may wander to my shelves (they usually do). I can vouch for having read every one of these and very happy to advise….And heres’ a bit more about 3 of them https://welldoing.org/article/wise-words-books1


Adam, D. (2014) The man who Couldn’t stop: OCD, and the true story of a life lost in thought. London, UK: Macmillan.

Akeret, R.U. (1996) The man who loved a polar bear and other psychotherapist’s tales (psychology/self-help). London: Constable, London.

Allen, J.G. and Fonagy, P. (eds.) (2006) The handbook of Mentalization-Based treatment. United Kingdom: Wiley, John & Sons.

Apter, T.E. (2004) You don’t really know me: Why mothers and daughters fight and how Both can win. United States: WW Norton & Co.

Apter, T.E. (2007) The sister knot: Why we fight, why we’re jealous, and why we’ll love each other no matter what. New York: Norton, W. W. & Company.

Bach, S. (2011) The how-to book for students of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy. London: Karnac Books.

Bager-Charleson, S. (2013) Doing practice-based research in therapy: A reflexive approach. London: SAGE Publications.

Bair, D. (2005) Jung: A biography. London: Little, Brown & Company.

Baker, R., Oram, E. and BAKER, E.O.R. (1998) Baby wars: Parenthood and family strife. London: Fourth Estate.

Beattie, M. (1986) Codependent no more: How to stop controlling others and start caring for yourself. 2nd edn. United States: Hazelden Information & Educational Services.

Beck, U.C. (2011) Psychodynamic coaching: Focus and depth. London: Karnac Books.

Berne, E. and Dickson, H. (1971) A layman’s guide to psychiatry and psychoanalysis. United Kingdom: Penguin Books.

Bettelheim, B. (1991) The uses of enchantment: The meaning and importance of fairy tales. London: Penguin Books 1978.

Bettencourt, M.F. (2015) Triumph of the heart: Forgiveness in an unforgiving world. United States: Hudson Street Press (an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) Inc).

Beyond The Blues (no date) Directed by Lothian Health.

Blackman, J.S. (2012) The therapist’s answer book: Solutions to 101 tricky problems in psychotherapy. New York, NY: Taylor & Francis.

Bloom, W. (2001) The Penguin book of new age and holistic writings. London: Penguin Books.

Bolton, G. (2011) Write yourself: Creative writing and personal development. Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Bolton, G. (2013) The writer’s key: Introducing creative solutions for life. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Brazier, C. and Brazier, D. (2003) The Buddhist psychology: Liberate your mind, embrace life. London: Robinson Publishing.

Buzan, T. (2005) Mind map handbook. London: Thorsons.

Cain, S. (2013) Quiet: The power of introverts in a world that can’t stop talking. London, UK: Penguin Books.

Cameron, J. (1997) The artist’s way: A spiritual path to higher creativity. London: Pan Books.

Carnegie, D. (2007) How to win friends and influence people. London: Vermilion.

Carnes, P.J. (1992) Don’t call it love: Recovery from sexual addiction. New York: Random House Publishing Group.

Carter, R. (2010) Mapping the mind. London: Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ).

Cecil, R. (ed.) (1996) The anthropology of pregnancy loss: Comparative studies in Miscarriage, Stillbirth and neo-natal death. Oxford, Angleterre: Berg Publishers.

Clare, A.W. (1993) In the psychiatrist’s chair. London: Mandarin.

Clarkson, P. (2003) The therapeutic relationship. 2nd edn. Philadelphia: Whurr Publishers.

Cole, S. (2014) Stillness in mind: A companion to Mindfulness, meditation and living. United Kingdom: Changemakers Books.

Conradi, P.J. (2005) Going Buddhist: Panic and emptiness, the Buddha and me. London: Short Books.

Corey, G. (2000) Theory and practice of counseling and psychotherapy. 6th edn. Stamford, CT: Wadsworth Publishing Co.

Corry, M., Tubridy, Á., Tubridy, A. and Curry, M. (2001) Going mad? Understanding mental illness. Dublin: Newleaf.

Crane, R. (2008) Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy: Distinctive features. Hove, East Sussex: Taylor & Francis.

Crowcroft, A. and Crowcroft, A. (1975) The psychotic: Understanding madness. United Kingdom: Penguin Books.

Crowley, V. (1998) Thorson?s principles of Jungian spirituality. London: Thorsons.

Cunningham, D. (2010) Psychiatric tales. London: Blank Slate Books.

Denscombe, M. (2014) The good research guide: For small scale research projects. United Kingdom: Open University Press.

Diamond, R.J. and Cozolino, L.J. (2010) The neuroscience of psychotherapy: Building and rebuilding the human brain. 2nd edn. New York: W. W. Norton & Co.

DiSalvo, D. and Di Salvo, D. (2011) What makes your brain happy: And why you should do the opposite. United States: Prometheus Books.

Dryden, W. (ed.) (2002) Handbook of individual therapy. 4th edn. London: Sage Publications.

Epstein, M. (2006) Open to desire: The truth about what the Buddha taught. New York: Penguin Group (USA).

Ernst, S. and Maguire, M. (1987) Living with the sphinx: Papers from the women’s therapy centre. London: London Women’s Press 1987.

Este?s, C.P., Estés, C.P., Estes, C.P. and Est?s, C.P. (1995) Women who run with the wolves: Myths and stories of the wild woman archetype. New York: Random House Publishing Group.

Farrar, D. (2014) Not my secret to keep: A memoir of healing from childhood sexual abuse. United States: Sunsielle Press.

Feigenbaum, N. and Doweyko, R.B. (2011) Maintaining recovery from eating disorders: Avoiding relapse and recovering life. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Feldman, R. (2010) Liar: The truth about lying. London: Virgin Books.

Ferrucci, P. and Huxley, L. (1995) What we may be: The vision and techniques of psychosynthesis: Visions and techniques of Psychosynthesis. London: Aquarian/Thorsons.

Figes, K. (2010) Couples: How we make love last. London: Virago Press.

Forrest, E. (2011) Your voice in my head. London: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC.

Frankl, V.E.E. and Allport, G.W. (1997) Man’s search for meaning: An introduction to Logotherapy. New York: Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group.

Freeman, D. and Freeman, J. (2008) Paranoia: The twenty-first century fear. New York: Oxford University Press.

Freeman, R. and Dovey, M. (2002) Inside the mirror. London: Soliloquy Books.

Fry, P.S. (2012) The human quest for meaning: A handbook of psychological research and clinical applications .. Edited by Paul T. P. Wong. 2nd edn. New York: Brunner-Routledge.

Gibran, K. (1997) The prophet 1st paperback edition. New Delhi, India: Full Circle.

Gilbert, D. (2006) Stumbling on happiness. London: HarperCollins Publishers.

Gilbert, K.R. and Smart, L.S. (1992) Coping with infant or fetal loss: The couple’s healing process. New York: Brunner/Mazel.

Gilbert, P., Choden and Choden, K. (2013) Mindful compassion. London: Little, Brown Book Group.

Gilbert, P.E. (2010a) Compassion-focused therapy: Distinctive features. New York, NY: Taylor & Francis.

Gilbert, P.E. (2010b) The compassionate mind: A new approach to life’s challenges. London: Little, Brown Book Group.

Goleman, D. (1996) Emotional intelligence: Why it can matter more than IQ. London: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC.

Gomez, L. (1997) An introduction to object relations. London: New York University Press.

Griffin, J. and Tyrrell, I. (2004) Human Givens: The new approach to emotional health and clear thinking. United Kingdom: Human Givens Publishing.

Hall, S.P. (2008) Anger, rage and relationship: An Empathic approach to anger management. New York, NY: Taylor & Francis.

Hawkins, P.S., Shohet, R., Ryde, J. and Wilmot, J. (2012) Supervision in the helping professions. 4th edn. Maidenhead, Berkshire, England: McGraw-Hill/Open University Press.

Hayes, S.C., Follette, V.M. and Linehan, M.M. (eds.) (2011) Mindfulness and acceptance: Expanding the cognitive-behavioral tradition. New York: Guilford Publications.

Haynes, J. and Mantel, H. (2007) Who is it that can tell me who I am? The journal of a psychotherapist. United Kingdom: Intheconsultingroom.com.

Henderson, P., Holloway, J., Millar, A., Proctor, B. and Inskipp, F. (2014) Practical supervision: How to become a supervisor for the helping professions. United Kingdom: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Hertenstein, M. (2014) The tell: The little clues that reveal big truths about who we are. New York: Basic Books.

Hillman, J. (1997) The soul’s code: In search of character and calling. New York: Grand Central Publishing.

Hite, S. (1994) The Hite report on the family: Growing up under patriarchy. London: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC.

Hite, S. (2007) The Hite report on women loving women. London: Arcadia Books.

Hughes, J.M. and Institute, S.D.P. (2004) From obstacle to ally: The evolution of psychoanalytic practice. Hove: Brunner-Routledge.

Hyde, J.S. and Rosenberg, B.G. (1980) Half the human experience: The psychology of women 2d ed. 2nd edn. United Kingdom: D. C. Heath.

Hyde, M. and McGuinness, M. (1994) Jung for beginners. New York, NY: Distributed to the trade in the U.S. by National Bk. Network.

James, P. and Douglas, B. (2013) Common presenting issues in psychotherapeutic practice. United Kingdom: SAGE Publications.

Janov, A. (1991) The new primal scream: Primal therapy twenty years later. London: Abacus.

Jeffers, S.J. (1991) Feel the fear and do it anyway: The phenomenal classic that has changed the lives of Millions. London: Arrow Books.

Johnson, S.M. and de Shazer, S. (1994) Words were originally magic. New York: Norton, W. W. & Company.

Jukes, A.E. (2010) Is there a cure for masculinity? London: Free Association Books.

Kabat-Zinn, J. (2001) Full catastrophe living: How to cope with stress, pain and illness using mindfulness meditation. London: Piatkus Books.

Kabat-Zinn, J., Williams, M.J.G., Teasdale, J.D. and Segal, Z.V. (2007) The mindful way through depression: Freeing yourself from chronic unhappiness. New York: Guilford Publications.

Kahn, M. (1997) Between therapist and client: The new relationship. 2nd edn. New York: W.H. Freeman and Co.

Kahneman, D. (2011) Thinking, fast and slow. London, UK: Penguin Books.

Kahr, B. and Life, T.S. of (2013) Life lessons from freud. United Kingdom: Pan MacMillan.

Kernberg, O.F. and Morrison, K. (2004) Contemporary controversies in psychoanalytic theory, techniques, and their applications. United States: Yale university press.

Klein, M. (2012) Being a therapist: A practitioner’s handbook. London: Karnac Books.

Knapp, C. (1997) Drinking: A love story. London: Quartet Books.

Knight, R.B., Falstein, M. and Falconer, R. (2002) A man’s recovery from traumatic childhood abuse: The insiders. New York: Taylor & Francis.

van der Kolk, B. and Bessel A. Van der Kolk (2014) The body keeps the score: Mind, brain and body in the transformation of trauma. United Kingdom: Penguin Books.

Kottler, J.A. (2014) Change: What really leads to lasting personal transformation. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Kottler, J.A. and Carlson, J. (2003) The mummy at the dining room table: Eminent therapists reveal their most unusual cases and what they teach us about human behavior. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Inc.,U.S.

Kramer, P.D. (1994) Listening to Prozac: Psychiatrist explores antidepressant drugs and the Remaking of the self. London: Fourth Estate.

Krzowski, S., Land, P. and L, P. (1988) In our experience: Workshops at the women’s therapy centre. London: Women’s Press Ltd,The.

Laing, R.D. (1972) Knots. United Kingdom: Penguin Books.

Laing, R.D. and Laing, R. (1990) The divided self: An existential study in sanity and madness. London, England: Penguin Books.

Lama, D. (2012) Wisdom and compassion in psychotherapy: Deepening mindfulness in clinical practice. Edited by Christopher K. Germer and Ronald D. Siegel. New York: Guilford Publications.

Lapworth, P., Sills, C. and Fish, S. (2009) Integration in counselling and psychotherapy: Developing a personal approach. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

Lawlor, C. (2012) From melancholia to prozac: A history of depression. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Lawrence, D.H. (1923) Psychoanalysis and the Unconscious. William Heinemann.

Lawrence, D.H. (1930) Fantasia of the Unconscious . Martin Secker, New Adelphi Library.

Leon, I.G., Furman, E., pregnancy, psychotherapy for and loss, newborn (1990) When a baby dies: Psychotherapy for pregnancy and newborn loss. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Lesnik-Oberstein, K. and Lesnik-Oberstein, N. (2007) On having an own child: Reproductive technologies and the cultural construction of childhood. London: Karnac Books.

Levenkron, S. and Levenkron, A. (2007) Stolen tomorrows: Understanding and treating women’s childhood sexual abuse. New York: Norton, W. W. & Company.

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McDougall, J. (1986) Theatres of the mind: Illusion and truth in the Psychanalytic stage. London: Free Association Books.

Mearns, D., Thorne, B., Lambers, E. and Warner, M. (2000) Person-centred therapy today: New frontiers in theory and practice. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

Therapists and professional negligence (2014) Directed by Mike Simmons .

Miller, A. and Ward, R. (1987) The drama of being a child and the search for the true self. London: Virago, 1987.

Milner, M.B. (2012) Bothered by alligators. New York: Routledge.

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Moore, T. (1994) Care of the soul: A guide for cultivating depth and sacredness in everyday life. New York, NY: HarperCollins Publishers.

Moore, T. (2005) Dark nights of the soul: A guide to finding your way through life’s ordeals. New York: Gotham Books.

Neenan, M. and Dryden, W. (2013) Life coaching: A cognitive behavioural approach. 2nd edn. London: Routledge.

Neff, K. (2011) Self-compassion: Stop beating yourself up and leave insecurity behind. London: Hodder & Stoughton General Division.

Norwood, R. (2004) Women who love too much. London: Arrow Books.

Nuland, S.B. (1998) How we live: The wisdom of the body. London: Vintage.

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Yalom, I.D. (2015) Creatures of a day: And other tales of psychotherapy. United Kingdom: Little, Brown Book Group.

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Zailckas, K. (2005) Smashed: Growing up a drunk girl. London: Ebury Press.