Courtenay Young

Courtenay Young

Courtenay Young is a well-known Body Psychotherapist, who has been practicing for over 30 years. He currently lives in Edinburgh, UK, working both in the National Health Service and privately as a counsellor and psychotherapist. He has been heavily engaged for over 20 years in the professional politics of psychotherapy and in the establishment of the independent profession of psychotherapy in Europe. He is the author of two books — Help Yourself Towards Mental Health and First Contacts with People in Crisis & Spiritual Emergencies — and numerous published articles on psychotherapy. He has recently started publishing books about various aspects of Body Psychotherapy under his own imprimatur, Body Psychotherapy Publications. He is also the editor of the International Journal of Psychotherapy.

Books by Courtenay Young


R.D.Laing: 50 years since The Divided Self

ISBN 978 1 906254 54 4 (2012)

First published in 1960, The Divided Self by Scottish psychiatrist R.D. Laing (1927–1989) set out to explain psychosis as an ordinary and understandable human experience. Laing’s insight was absolutely revolutionary in its humane approach. One commentator described it as ‘that particular touch of…