Alternative Approaches

The Single-Session Counselling Primer

The Single-Session Counselling Primer: principles and practice

ISBN 9781910919569 – pp174

This bestselling series presents unparalleled, comprehensive descriptions of key counselling approaches in the twenty-first century. Ideal for students requiring a theory bridge between introductory, intermediate and diploma courses or focused input for comparative essays and integrative theory assignments. In The Single-Session Counselling Primer: principles and practice, Windy Dryden outlines the…
In Love With Supervision

In Love with Supervision: creating transformative conversations

ISBN 9781910919514 (06/02/20)

Robin and Joan Shohet are pioneers in supervision training for the helping professions. Much more than a manual, this book embodies the heart, soul, spirit and values of their training courses – a golden treasury of insight, wisdom and practical techniques. Its detailed descriptions of their courses apply directly to…
Inside Out, Outside In

Inside Out, Outside In: transforming mental health practices

ISBN 9781910919491

Human distress has historically been understood and responded to almost exclusively either as a biological disorder or a psychological deficit. This has led to the development of powerful structures, ‘mental health systems’, that have dominated thinking and practice around mental health and been controlled by the psychiatric profession.…
Questioning Psychology

Questioning Psychology: beyond theory and control

ISBN 9781910919484

What gets in the way of our understanding other people? So asks psychologist Brian Levitt in this challenging and deeply reflective book. Levitt writes with honesty and humility about the profession in which he has worked for 25 years and the people he has worked with. He questions the assumptions that…
Stalking

Our Encounters with Stalking

ISBN 9781910919248

Part of the PCCS Books ‘Our Encounters With...’ Series, this is a powerful testimony of the destructive, sometimes fatal, effects of stalking on its victims.  With a foreword by the bestselling author Peter James, author of the Roy Grace series, himself a victim of stalking, the book…
Otis Doesn’t Scratch

Otis Doesn't Scratch. Talking to young children about self-injury

ISBN 978 1 906254 56 8

Should we talk to children about self-injury? Yes we should. 'Otis Doesn't Scratch' is a two-part resource to help young children understand why others self-harm. Children, like adults, often live in difficult circumstances, but with the right support they can make helpful sense of what’s happening. If…
Tales From The Madhouse

Tales from the Madhouse: An insider critique of psychiatric services

ISBN 978 1 906254 75 9

Tales from the Madhouse by Gary Sidley provides critiques of psychiatric practice  that are powerfully backed up by moving, and at times disturbing, stories taken from his long years of practice as a mental health professional. Sidley strongly suggests that current psychiatric practices are based on pseudo-scientific assumptions that…
Psychiatry in Context

Psychiatry in Context: Experience, meaning & communities

ISBN 978 1 906254 72 8

This book examines the central role of contexts in understanding psychosis and distress. The contexts in which we all exist, historical, cultural, social, political, economic and interpersonal, shape and give meaning to our lives for good or for bad. Scientific research confirms how contexts of adversity such as trauma, abuse,…