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When They Came for Me: The Hidden Diary of an Apartheid Prisoner

When They Came for Me: The Hidden Diary of an Apartheid Prisoner

by John Schlapobersky

  • Paperback £23.95

In 1969, while a student in South Africa, John Schlapobersky was arrested for opposing apartheid and tortured, detained and eventually deported. Interrogated through sleep deprivation, he later wrote... (more)

A Matter of Death and Life: Love, Loss and What Matters in the End

A Matter of Death and Life: Love, Loss and What Matters in the End

by Irvin D. Yalom, Marilyn Yalom

  • Paperback £10.99

Internationally renowned psychiatrist and author Irvin Yalom has devoted his career to counselling those suffering from anxiety and grief. But never had he faced the need to counsel himself until his... (more)

The Fear of Doing Nothing: Notes of a Young Therapist

The Fear of Doing Nothing: Notes of a Young Therapist

by Valery Hazanov

  • Paperback £11.99
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In the spirit of Mikhail Bulgakov’s A Young Doctor’s Notebook and Sandeep Jauhar’s Intern, this is a deeply honest, searching examination of psychotherapy based on the experiences of a young... (more)

All My Sins Remembered: Another Part of a Life & The Other Side of Genius: Family Letters

All My Sins Remembered: Another Part of a Life & The Other Side of Genius: Family Letters

by Wilfred R. Bion

  • Paperback £48.99

All My Sins Remembered is the continuation of Wilfred Bion's autobiography, The Long Week-end. Although it is by no means a full account of his thirty years following the First World War - and he... (more)

As a Kite Falls: A Voyage Through Descent

As a Kite Falls: A Voyage Through Descent

by Richard Tyler

  • Paperback £11.69 (RRP : £12.99 save £1.30)

We have become fixated on ascent in our lives: achieving more, being quicker, and rising up. But what if we are missing the richest life lessons by repressing the difficulties we experience? Both... (more)

The Authority of Tenderness: Dignity and the True Self in Psychoanalysis

The Authority of Tenderness: Dignity and the True Self in Psychoanalysis

by Paul Williams

  • Paperback £15.29 (RRP : £16.99 save £1.70)
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This insightful and beautifully written work explores non-linear processes of recovery of the loss of Self. The inherent healing power of hard-earned, wholehearted self-acceptance is conceived... (more)

Not Just a Tomboy: A Trans Masculine Memoir

Not Just a Tomboy: A Trans Masculine Memoir

by Caspar Baldwin

  • Paperback £12.99

Caspar Baldwin uses his experiences to open up wider debates about how we impose gender on children, what cis people don't understand about the transition process, and how to thrive as a trans... (more)

A Different Path: An Emotional Autobiography

A Different Path: An Emotional Autobiography

by Neville Symington

  • Paperback £35.00

"Our human task is to be lived by Life. Life as a transcendent principle. It seems to me that a reliable test of whether we have lived worthwhile lives is this: is the world a better place for my... (more)

Growing Up?: A Journey with Laughter

Growing Up?: A Journey with Laughter

by Patrick Casement

  • Paperback £24.99

This book, by a well established author previously writing in a quite different genre, that of psychoanalysis, psychotherapy and counselling, is written for an entirely different readership. Patrick... (more)

Into the Woods and Out Again: A Memoir of Love, Madness, and Transformation

Into the Woods and Out Again: A Memoir of Love, Madness, and Transformation

by Dina Glouberman

  • Paperback £14.99
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1971 was the year Dina Glouberman went mad. Now, for the first time, Dr Dina Glouberman, renowned psychotherapist and author, co-founder of the world–famous Skyros Holidays, creator of Imagework... (more)

Lost in translation

Lost in translation

by Eva Hoffman

  • Print £9.99

"A deep and lovely book. The author manages to capture the very essence of exile experience, in beautifully human terms against a background of keen and searching intellect. This is how tens, perhaps... (more)

Saving Freud: A Life in Vienna and an Escape to Freedom in London

Saving Freud: A Life in Vienna and an Escape to Freedom in London

by Andrew Nagorski

  • Paperback £14.99

March 1938: German soldiers are massing on the Austrian border, on the cusp of fulfilling Hitler's dream of absorbing the country into the Third Reich. Many Jews make frantic plans to flee to safety.... (more)

Getting Better: Life lessons on going under, getting over it, and getting through it

Getting Better: Life lessons on going under, getting over it, and getting through it

by Michael Rosen

  • Hardback £16.99

The stunning new memoir from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Many Different Kinds of Love

A Guardian book of 2023

A BBC book of 2023

In our lives, terrible things may happen.... (more)

I’m Not as Well as I Thought I Was

I’m Not as Well as I Thought I Was

by Ruby Wax

  • Hardback £18.99

Dear Reader,

Checking into a mental clinic wasn't exactly on my radar in 2022. Writing about it wasn't either. But here we are.

I spent a lifetime trying to create a 'front' to give... (more)

You Are Not Alone

You Are Not Alone

by Cariad Lloyd

  • Hardback £17.09 (RRP : £18.99 save £1.90)

Welcome to the club. I'm still here now, all these years later. You don't leave once you've joined; it's a life membership. Grief eases and changes and returns but it never disappears. But you will... (more)

Languages of Loss: A psychotherapist's journey through grief

Languages of Loss: A psychotherapist's journey through grief

by Sasha Bates

  • Paperback £9.99

'This is the most startlingly honest book about grief I have ever read. Its immediacy hits you on the first page and takes you on an unforgettable journey. No one has set out so clearly the stages we... (more)

And Finally: Matters of Life and Death

And Finally: Matters of Life and Death

by Henry Marsh

  • Hardback £16.99

As a neurosurgeon, I lived in a world filled with fear and suffering, death and cancer. But rarely, if ever, did I think about what it would be like if what I witnessed at work every day happened to... (more)

My Mother's Story: Gone Too Soon

My Mother's Story: Gone Too Soon

Edited by Marilyn Norry, Michelle Hohn

  • Paperback £16.99

Following the success of My Mother's Story: The Originals and North Vancouver, actor and project founder Marilyn Norry, and Registered Therapeutic Counsellor Michelle Hohn, combine their experience... (more)

Head First: A Psychiatrist's Stories of Mind and Body

Head First: A Psychiatrist's Stories of Mind and Body

by Alastair Santhouse

  • Paperback £9.89 (RRP : £10.99 save £1.10)

What does it mean to be well? Is it something in our body? Or, is it rather something subjective - something of the mind? In this profound collection of clinical stories, eminent psychiatrist Dr... (more)

When I Grow Up: conversations with adults in search of adulthood

When I Grow Up: conversations with adults in search of adulthood

by Moya Sarner

  • Hardback £16.99

When do we become adults? What does it mean to grow up? And what are the experiences that propel us forward - or keep us stuck?

These are the questions that journalist Moya Sarner sets out to... (more)

I Want to Die but I Want to Eat Tteokbokki

I Want to Die but I Want to Eat Tteokbokki

by Baek Sehee

  • Hardback £12.99

PSYCHIATRIST: So how can I help you?

ME: I don't know, I'm - what's the word - depressed? Do I have to go into detail?

Baek Sehee is a successful young social media director at a... (more)

Crying in H Mart

Crying in H Mart

by Michelle Zauner

  • Paperback £9.99

In this exquisite story of family, food, grief, and endurance, Michelle Zauner proves herself far more than a dazzling singer, songwriter, and guitarist. With humour and heart, she tells of growing... (more)

The Problem with My Normal Penis: Myths of Race, Sex and Masculinity

The Problem with My Normal Penis: Myths of Race, Sex and Masculinity

by Obioma Ugoala

  • Hardback £16.99

A POWERFUL MEMOIR AND MANIFESTO CHALLENGING WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A BLACK MAN IN BRITAIN.

You’re a black man.

Aggressive. Athletic.

Feared. Fetishised.

Policed. Politicised.

... (more)

The Opposite of Butterfly Hunting: The Tragedy and The Glory of Growing Up: A Memoir

The Opposite of Butterfly Hunting: The Tragedy and The Glory of Growing Up: A Memoir

by Evanna Lynch

  • Paperback £9.99

Evanna Lynch has long been viewed as a role model for people recovering from anorexia and the story of her casting as Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter films has reached almost mythic proportions.... (more)

This Book Could Save Your Life: Breaking the silence around the mental health emergency

This Book Could Save Your Life: Breaking the silence around the mental health emergency

by Ben West

  • Hardback £14.99

'What's sort of funny when something horrific happens is that nothing happens to the rest of the world. The cars still drive, the planes still fly...everything just continues. And that's probably the... (more)

The Colour of Madness: Mental Health and Race in Technicolour

The Colour of Madness: Mental Health and Race in Technicolour

Edited by Samara Linton, Rianna Walcott

  • Hardback £16.99

The Colour of Madness is a groundbreaking collection of work that amplifies the voices of people of colour and their experiences with mental health.

Statistics show that people from Black and... (more)

When the Dust Settles: Stories of Love, Loss and Hope from an Expert in Disaster

When the Dust Settles: Stories of Love, Loss and Hope from an Expert in Disaster

by Lucy Easthope

  • Hardback £18.00 (RRP : £20.00 save £2.00)

Lucy Easthope lives with disaster every day. When a plane crashes, a bomb explodes, a city floods or a pandemic begins, she's the one they call.

Lucy is a world-leading authority on recovering... (more)

Connections: The New Science of Emotion

Connections: The New Science of Emotion

by Karl Deisseroth

  • Paperback £10.99

Mental illness is one of the greatest causes of human suffering, its nature and origin a long-held mystery. But thanks to new science and technology, our understanding has reached a tipping point. In... (more)

Conversations on Love

Conversations on Love

by Natasha Lunn

  • Paperback £10.99

After years of feeling that love was always out of reach, journalist Natasha Lunn set out to understand how relationships work and evolve over a lifetime. She turned to authors and experts to learn... (more)

The State of Disbelief: A therapist's story of love, death and mourning

The State of Disbelief: A therapist's story of love, death and mourning

by Juilet Rosenfeld

  • Paperback £9.99

When Juliet Rosenfeld's husband dies of lung cancer only seven months into their marriage, everything she has learnt about death as a psychotherapist is turned on its head.

As she attempts to... (more)

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