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Suggested books

It can be helpful when counselling and psychotherapy is supplemented by reading. There are many books and publications about anything that may be concerning you or be of interest to you, each giving you a somewhat different perspective on the issue and how it might be dealt with. Here, I have selected just a few on a range of subjects that I think provide practical insights and thought-provoking perspectives whilst also being easy to read.

On anger

ACT on Life Not on Anger: The New Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Guide to Problem Anger
(by Georg H. Eifert, Matthew McKay, John P. Forsyth and Steven C. Hayes, 2006)

The Dance of Anger: A Woman’s Guide to Changing the Pattern of Intimate Relationships
(by Harriet Lerner, 2004)

On attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

ADHD & Me: What I Learned from Lighting Fires at the Dinner Table
(by Blake Taylor, 2008)fFKABCM9UcVOqERNK@A)YEh6Parenting Children With ADHD: 10 Lessons That Medicine Cannot Teach

(by Vincent Monastra, 2014)

On bullying

Real And Lasting Ways To Stop Bullies, Stand Up For Yourself And Overcome Fear

(by Alice Caldwell, 2016)

Bullying Scars: The Impact on Adult Life and Relationships

(by Ellen Walser deLara, 2016)

On depression

Depression, An Emotion Not A Disease
(by Dr Michael Corry and Dr Aine Tubridy, 2005)

On eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy

Getting Past Your Past
(by Dr Francine Shapiro, 2012)

The Body Keeps The Score
(by Dr Bessel van der Kolk, 2015)

On gambling

Tony 10
(by Declan Lynch, 2018)

On grief and bereavement

A Grief Observed
(by C S Lewis, 1961)

On hearing voices

Can’t You Hear Them?
(by Simon McCarthy-Jones, 2017)

On mindfulness

Mindfulness for Worriers: Overcome Everyday Stress and Anxiety
(by Padraig O’Morain, 2015)

Mindfulness: A practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world
(by Mark Williams and Danny Penman, 2011)

On obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

Break Free From OCD

(by Dr Fiona Challacombe, Victoria Bream Oldfield and Prof Paul Salkovskis, 2011)

On parenting and childhood

Why Love Matters
(Second edition, by Sue Gerhard, 2015)

Finding your way with your baby
(by Dilys Daws and Alexandra de Rementeria, 2015)

Raising Emotionally Healthy Children
(by Paul Gilligan, 2015)

On reinventing yourself

How to Win Friends and Influence People
(by Dale Carnegie, originally 1936, various republications)

On self-esteem

How to Raise Your Self-Esteem
(by Nathaniel Branden, 1988)

On self-compassion

Self Compassion: Stop beating yourself up and leave insecurity behind (by Kristin Neff, 2011)

Self-Acceptance: How to banish the self-esteem myth, accept yourself unconditionally and revolutionise your mental health
(by Harry Barry, 2019)

On shame and abuse

Healing the shame that binds you
(by John Bradshaw, 2005)

The Drama of the Gifted Child
(by Alice Miller, 1997)

On sleeping

Why We Sleep
(by Matthew Walker, 2018)

On suicide

Reasons to Stay Alive
(by Matt Haig, 2015)

On vulnerability

Rising Strong: The Reckoning. The Rumble. The Revolution
(by Brené Brown, 2015)

On our desire to talk, understand and be understood, and curiosity about what makes people tick

The Examined Life
(by Stephen Grosz, 2013)

Wearing My Tutu to Analysis and Other Stories
(by Kerry Malawista, Anne Adelman and Catherine Anderson, 2011)

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