Craig Newnes

Craig Newnes

Craig Newnes is editor of The Journal of Critical Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy (formerly Changes), and a commissioning editor and author for our Critical Psychology series. Prior to his retirement he was Director of Psychological Therapies for Shropshire. He has a life time commitment to the NHS and is an outspoken critic of the hypocrisy, self interest, confusion and downright lies which characterise so much of the practise of psychiatry and psychology. He believes that unhappiness is a form of heresy and most of the misery for which people seek help is only amenable to alleviation through changes in their material lives.

Books by Craig Newnes

Journal of Critical Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy NOT AVAILABLE THROUGH PCCS BOOKS

We no longer publish JCPCP. A subscription can now be accessed at  The Journal of Critical Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy (JCPCP), values personal experience above professional boundaries and doctrinal jargon. It provides a forum for ideas, experience and views of people working in the psychological world and those who use psychotherapy or receive…

Making and Breaking Children's Lives

  • £16.00
This is a print-on-demand title. Your book will be delivered within 7 working days. Making and Breaking Children’s Lives examines how children are hurt in modern society. We hear much about the effects of early abandonment, abuse and lack of attachment, but find that children’s experiences are sanitised through medical diagnoses and frequently the 'help' offered is…

Children in Society: politics, policies and interventions (ed)

  • £20.00
Edited by Craig Newnes,Children in Society: politics. policies and interventions critically investigates the place of children and families in society and the socio-cultural influences affecting children, families and children's services. Contributions from well-respected practitioners and academics provide perspectives on constructing childhood, children and austerity, childhood sexual exploitation, children and ECT,  parenthood, children's sexuality, ADHD, parental…

Clinical Psychology: A critical examination

  • £17.99
Any theory is only as strong as its capacity to withstand sustained critical examination.  The practice of critique must, therefore, form the basis of both good academic work and thoughtful clinical practice. This new series of ‘Critical Examinations’ looks at the claims of Psychology and various of its sub-disciplines. In this volume Craig Newnes, a leading critical…

This is Madness: A critical look at psychiatry and the future of mental health services

  • £16.00
A comprehensive critique of the contemporary British psychiatric system, This is Madness is a breath of fresh air. In turn critical, strident, scholarly, personal, moving and ultimately hopeful, it brings together the views of professionals and users. It is an attempt to develop a more effective, respectful and humane mental health system. This is Madness examines the past, present and…

Spirituality and Psychotherapy

  • £18.00
From sceptics to believers, through theorists and therapists working with our deepest concerns, Spirituality and Psychotherapy provides a timely and invigorating journey through Freud's 'black tide of mud of occultism'. An experienced selection of contributors bring a variety of strong views to the reader interested in spirituality and its connection with psychotherapy theory and practice. 

This is Madness Too: Critical perspectives on mental health services

  • £14.00
This is Madness Too is the companion volume and follow-up to the best selling This is Madness. At a time of extraordinary energy and change in the world of mental health, This is Madness Too offers a compassionate and scholarly critique of the treatment of children, government policy, the use of anti-depressants and a host of other areas fundamental to…