Books

The Work Cure

The Work Cure: critical essays on work and wellness

ISBN 9781910919439

This provocative collection of essays presents a powerful critique of contemporary discourse that portrays work – paid employment – as a moral imperative, essential for our health and well-being. The contributors describe the mental health impact of modern-day workplaces, with their precarity and constant managerial scrutiny. They throw light on…
Living Well and Dying Well

Living Well and Dying Well: tales of counselling older people

ISBN 9781910919415

Older people rarely feature in counselling literature, and the very old barely at all. Helen Kewell seeks to address this often overlooked topic with a vibrant collection of resonant case studies describing her encounters with some of the old and very old clients with whom she has worked as a…
Case Studies in Existential Therapy: translating theory into practice

Case Studies in Existential Therapy: translating theory into practice

ISBN 9781910919286

Foreword by Emmy van Deurzen The ethos of existential therapy is that practitioners seek to co-create a therapeutic alliance with clients that emphasises being with rather than doing to. Trainees and practitioners alike are therefore eager to have access to accounts of what senior practitioners do in their day-to-day practice.…
Critical Mental Health Nursing: observations from the inside

Critical Mental Health Nursing: observations from the inside

ISBN 9781910919408

The argument that propels this emphatic book is that mental health nursing cannot continue to pin the blame for its own actions and failings on the psychiatric hierarchy. As the editors point out, mental health nursing is a degree-level qualification; it has achieved its ambition to be ‘a profession…
Inside Adoption

Inside Adoption: a parent's story

ISBN 9781910919378

Inside Adoption is written by someone who has both worked within the adoption industry and is an adoptive parent himself. Philip Teasdale and his wife, Anne, adopted Jemma when she was a very young child. He describes here the difficult, traumatising years that followed as they struggled to create a…
Counselling, Class and Politics: undeclared influences in therapy

Counselling, Class and Politics: undeclared influences in therapy

ISBN 9781910919361

First published in 1996, Anne Kearney’s ground-breaking book on class in counselling and its invisibility within the training curriculum and the counselling relationship is reissued here with new commentaries from practitioners, clients and educationalists writing today. Anne died before she could start work on a planned revision of her…
Psychotherapy: a critical examination

Psychotherapy: a critical examination

ISBN 978 1 906254 61 2

In this, the latest addition to the PCCS Books Critical Examination series, internationally acknowledged academic and psychotherapist, teacher and supervisor Keith Tudor focuses his spotlight on psychotherapy. The aim of the series is to subject the varied psy professions to rigorous critique by leading proponents in their fields. As Professor…
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…
Psychological Therapies for Survivors of Torture

Psychological Therapies for Survivors of Torture: A human-rights approach with people seeking asylum

ISBN 9781910919330

PUBLICATION DATE 26/09/2017 This edited collection of writings by experienced therapists, social workers and interpreters working with survivors of torture in exile, fills a gap in the English-language literature with its specific focus on an increasingly important but neglected client group. The editor, Jude Boyles, is an experienced therapist who established…