Alternative Approaches

Our Encounters with Self-Harm

Our Encounters with Self-Harm

ISBN 978 1 906254 63 6 (2013)

The ‘Our Encounters with…’ series collect together unmediated, unsanitised narratives by service-users, past service-users and carers. These stories of direct experience will be of great benefit to those interested in narrative enquiry, and to those studying and practising in the field of mental health. This collection brings…
Young People Hearing Voices

Young People Hearing Voices: What you need to know and what you can do

ISBN 978 1 906254 57 5 (2012)

This book has replaced Children Hearing Voices. The content remains unchanged. Listen to and interview with Rachel Waddingham, a contributor to the book who works with children hearing voices: http://bit.ly/YjA9my Young People Hearing Voices is a unique, innovative book providing support and practical solutions for…
The Life of Things: Therapy and the soul of the world

The Life of Things: Therapy and the soul of the world

ISBN 978 1 906254 46 9 (2012)

What would psychology look like if we took the planet seriously? Ecopsychologists are, on the whole, more interested in our relations with the earth than our relations with each other.  They find little inspiration in conventional psychology, and generally have little to say about individual counselling and psychotherapy, finding…
Beyond Fear and Control: Working with young people who self harm

Beyond Fear and Control: Working with young people who self harm

ISBN 978 1 898059 87 5 (2007)

As the title Beyond Fear and Control suggests, this book aims to move services away from responses based on fear and assumptions that we need to manage and control young people who self harm. It discusses ways in which services can change the focus from managing or 'stopping' self harm…
Living with Voices: 50 stories of recovery

Living with Voices: 50 stories of recovery

ISBN 978 1 906254 22 3 (2009)

Read a review from Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapies Journal, December 2012: http://bit.ly/10ufKdu A new analysis of the hearing voices experience outside the illness model resulted in accepting and making sense of voices. This study of 50 stories forms the evidence for this successful new approach to…
Pre-Therapy: Reaching contact-impaired clients

Pre-Therapy: Reaching contact-impaired clients

ISBN 978 1 898059 34 9 (2002)

This book presents the most complete and up-to-date formulation of Pre-Therapy philosophy, theory and practice. Previously only available in German, this important work has been updated and translated. It has been virtually impossible to get hold of any substantial writing on Pre-Therapy in the UK and this book rectifies the…
Psychology in the Real  World: Community- based groupwork

Psychology in the Real World: Community- based groupwork

ISBN 978 1 906254 13 1 (2010)

Psychology in the Real World describes groups, courses and projects that psychologist Guy Holmes has been involved in over the past decade, many of which have been recognised nationally for their innovation and their importance as new ways to provide psychological services, to reduce and combat stigma, to help people…
Flesh Wounds: New ways of understanding self-injury

Flesh Wounds: New ways of understanding self-injury

ISBN 978 1 906254 29 2 (2010)

Flesh Wounds? is a book of research-based stories about self-injury (sometimes called self-harm). It explores the meaning and purpose of self-injury in an individual’s life; the experiences that might lead to self-injury; and which approaches and responses to self-injury are helpful and which are not. It is intended…