Authors

Jude Boyles

Jude Boyles

Jude Boyles is a BACP senior accredited psychological therapist and feminist activist. She has been practising for the last 24 years. Before qualifying in 1994, Jude worked in the women’s movement, in a Rape Crisis centre and in Women’s Aid refuges for women fleeing…

Helen Leigh-Phippard

Helen Leigh-Phippard

Helen Leigh-Phippard has a PhD in international relations and was a university lecturer until she developed mental health problems in the late 1990s and was diagnosed with psychotic depression. In late 2004, she joined Brighton & Hove Mind’s LiVE (Listening to the…

Sam Taylor

Sam Taylor

Sam Taylor is co-founder and Director of Veritas-Justice, an independent stalking advocacy service. In 2011 Sam gave evidence and was instrumental in the stalking law reform campaign, having experienced four years of stalking by her former partner. This landmark…

Barbara Williams and Heather Danae Williams

Barbara Williams and Heather Danae Williams

Barbara and Heather Williams are mother and daughter; they wrote this book together. Barbara has a background in psychotherapy, play therapy, teaching and social work. Heather grew up with person-centered parents and went to a student-centered school. Her background…

Katie McArthur

Katie McArthur

Katie McArthur is a humanistic counsellor, supervisor, researcher and writer working with young people and adults in Glasgow. She has been an advocate of school-based humanistic counselling for several years, and works to promote research and evaluation among…

Jasna Russo

Jasna Russo

Jasna Russo comes from the former Yugoslavia and is based in Berlin, Germany, where she works as an independent researcher. She is a long-term activist in the international user/survivor movement. Jasna has an MA in clinical psychology and has worked on both…

Makiko Mikuni (ed)

Makiko Mikuni (ed)

Makiko Mikuni completed her training as a person-centred counsellor at University of East Anglia, UK, with Professor Brian Thorne. Since moving back to Japan in 2000 she has worked as a counsellor and as a lecturer. Currently she is an associate professor at Kyushu…

Gary Sidley

Gary Sidley

Gary Sidley worked within NHS mental health services for 33 years in a variety of nursing, psychological and managerial roles. In the 1980s he was employed as a psychiatric nurse in a large asylum in Manchester. He left nursing in 1987 to pursue clinical psychology…

Lucy Johnstone

Lucy Johnstone

Dr Lucy Johnstone is a consultant clinical psychologist, author of 'Users and abusers of psychiatry' (2nd edition Routledge 2000) and co-editor of 'Formulation in psychology and psychotherapy: making sense of people's problems' (Routledge, 2nd edition 2013) along…

Phil Thomas

Phil Thomas

Philip Thomas worked as a full-time consultant psychiatrist in the NHS for over twenty years. He left clinical practice in 2004 to write. He has published over 100 papers mostly in peer-reviewed journals, latterly in philosophy and its relevance to madness and…