Books

Wisdom of children

The Wisdom of Children

ISBN 978 1 910919 20 0 (September 2016)

Every child is born with innate wisdom; the role of adults – parents, educators, social workers and policy makers – is to nurture this wisdom and enable it to flourish. This is the belief that underpins this extraordinary book. Barbara and Heather Williams have drawn on the work of…
Schools-Based Counselling

The School-Based Counselling Primer

ISBN 978 1 906254 78 0 (2016)

For students beginning to think about their future in the workplace, a school-based counselling post is likely to be a popular consideration. Policy agendas and funding streams indicate an increased commitment to the mental health of our young people, and the school setting is an obvious place to meet those…
STI Drugs

A Straight-Talking Introduction to Psychiatric Drugs

ISBN 978 1 906254 17 9 (2009)

A pocket sized, good value series of succinct, thought provoking introductions ideal for students in all mental health disciplines, psychiatric service users, carers and indeed everyone with an interest in mental health. The authors are acknowledged leaders in their respective specialist fields with reputations for clear thinking, realistic, compassionate approaches…
The PCA in Japan

The Person-Centered Approach in Japan: Blending a western approach with Japanese culture

ISBN 978 1 906254 40 7 (2015)

Edited by Makiko Mikuni, The Person-Centered Approach in Japan discusses the history and development of the person-centred approach within Japanese counselling culture over the last 65 years. This transcultural counselling study introduces us to a range of settings including working with children and students, aspects of focusing theory and practice, qualitative…
Therapist Limits

Therapist Limits in Person-Centred Therapy

ISBN 978 1 906254 81 0 (2015)

Therapist Limits in Person-Centred Therapy by Lisbeth Sommerbeck addresses the moment at which therapy becomes difficult due to therapist limits. These could be limits in experience, contextual limits, ethical limits or limit-setting, all of which are issues frequently brought to supervision. Although such dilemas are frequently experienced there is very…
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…
New Politics

The New Politics of Experience and The Bitter Herbs

ISBN 978 1 906254 74 2 ( 2014)

Read the Preface here The New Politics of Experience and The Bitter Herbs by Theodor Itten and Ron Roberts critiques the practices of psychotherapy and psychology and asks searching questions about the neoliberal motives that drive them. Theorising of the human condition too often follows the ideological fashions of the…