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The Devil You Know: Encounters in Forensic Psychiatry

The Devil You Know: Encounters in Forensic Psychiatry

by Gwen Adshead

  • Paperback £8.99

Dr Gwen Adshead is one of Britain's leading forensic psychiatrists. She treats serial killers, arsonists, stalkers, gang members and other individuals who are usually labelled 'monsters'. Whatever... (more)

Scattered Minds: The Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder

Scattered Minds: The Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder

by Gabor Mate

  • Paperback £10.99

Scattered Minds explodes the myth of attention deficit disorder as genetically based - and offers real hope and advice for children and adults who live with the condition.

Gabor Mate is a... (more)

When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress

When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress

by Gabor Mate

  • Paperback £10.99

Can a person literally die of loneliness? Is there a connection between the ability to express emotions and Alzheimer's disease? Is there such a thing as a 'cancer personality'?

Drawing on deep... (more)

The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness & Healing in a Toxic Culture

The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness & Healing in a Toxic Culture

by Gabor Mate, Daniel Mate

  • Hardback £22.50 (RRP : £25.00 save £2.50)

'It all starts with waking up... to what our bodies are expressing and our minds are suppressing'

Western countries invest billions in healthcare, yet mental illness and chronic diseases are on... (more)

On Self-hatred: learning to like oneself

On Self-hatred: learning to like oneself

by The School of Life

  • Hardback £12.00

A guide to emotional healing and living a more self-accepting life by learning to love oneself.

Behind many of our problems lies an often ignored factor: we don't like ourselves very much. We... (more)

The Angel and the Assassin: The Tiny Brain Cell That Changed the Course of Medicine

The Angel and the Assassin: The Tiny Brain Cell That Changed the Course of Medicine

by Donna Jackson Nakazawa

  • Paperback £13.99

A thrilling story of scientific detective work and medical potential that illuminates the newly understood role of microglia, an elusive type of brain cell that is vitally relevant to our everyday... (more)

Thin Places

Thin Places

by Kerri ni Dochartaigh

  • Paperback £10.99

Kerri ní Dochartaigh was born in Derry at the very height of the Troubles. One parent was Catholic, the other Protestant. In the space of a year Kerri’s family were forced out of two homes and when... (more)

On Second Thought: How Ambivalence Shapes Your Life

On Second Thought: How Ambivalence Shapes Your Life

by William R. Miller

  • Paperback £10.79 (RRP : £11.99 save £1.20)

The rich inner world of a human being is far more complex than either/or. You can love and hate, want to go and want to stay, feel both joy and sadness. Psychologist William Miller--one of the... (more)

Why Love Matters: How Affection Shapes a Baby's Brain: Second Edition

Why Love Matters: How Affection Shapes a Baby's Brain: Second Edition

by Sue Gerhardt

  • Paperback £19.99

Why Love Matters explains why loving relationships are essential to brain development in the early years, and how these early interactions can have lasting consequences for future emotional and... (more)

What Mental Illness Really Is… (and what it isn’t)

What Mental Illness Really Is… (and what it isn’t)

by Lucy Foulkes

  • Paperback £9.99

We need to rethink the conversation around mental health - psychologist Lucy Foulkes explores how and why.

How do mental health problems arise?

How do we distinguish between the 'normal'... (more)

Hold on to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers

Hold on to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers

by Gabor Mate, Gordon Neufeld

  • Paperback £10.99

'Mate's book will make you examine your behaviour in a new light' Guardian

'bold, wise and deeply moral. [Mate] is a healer to be cherished' Naomi Klein, author of No Logo and The Shock... (more)

On Balance

On Balance

by Adam Phillips

  • Paperback £15.99

Are we too obsessed with excess? What can childhood teach us about bad behaviour? And should we be happy, or is there something better we might be? In On Balance, acclaimed psychoanalyst Adam... (more)

Freud: A Modern Master: Second Edition

Freud: A Modern Master: Second Edition

by Richard Wollheim

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

Now available again in paperback. A fine, concise account of the life and work of Freud, which might prove useful to anyone seeking a general overview before plunging into Freud's works. (more)

The Devil You Know: Stories of Human Cruelty and Compassion

The Devil You Know: Stories of Human Cruelty and Compassion

by Gwen Adshead, Eileen Horne

  • Hardback £15.29 (RRP : £16.99 save £1.70)

Serial homicide. Stalking. Arson. Gang crime. Who are the people behind these acts of terrible violence? What are their stories? And what is it like to sit opposite them? Dr Gwen Adshead is one of... (more)

Tea with Winnicott

Tea with Winnicott

by Brett Kahr

  • Paperback £24.99

Donald Winnicott is currently the most popular author in contemporary psychoanalysis. His writings are cited in bibliographies even more frequently than those of Sigmund Freud. And yet how many... (more)

On Kindness

On Kindness

by Adam Phillips, Barbara Taylor

  • Paperback £7.99

What is kindness? Does it make us happier? And does it have a place in a selfish world? Psychoanalyst Adam Phillips and historian Barbara Taylor present an elegant, thoughtful and concise analysis of... (more)

Facing the Storm: Using CBT, Mindfulness and Acceptance to Build Resilience When Your World's Falling Apart

Facing the Storm: Using CBT, Mindfulness and Acceptance to Build Resilience When Your World's Falling Apart

by Ray Owen

  • Paperback £13.49 (RRP : £14.99 save £1.50)

Facing the Storm is a self-care book which aims to assist readers in dealing with life-changing events and recovering in the face of adversity.

Drawing on evidence-based techniques from CBT and... (more)

Childhood Disrupted: How Your Biography Becomes Your Biology, and How You Can Heal

Childhood Disrupted: How Your Biography Becomes Your Biology, and How You Can Heal

by Donna Jackson Nakazawa

  • Paperback £10.99

A "courageous, compassionate, and rigorous every-person's guide" (Christina Bethell, PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health) that shows the link between Adverse Childhood Experiences... (more)

The Well Gardened Mind: Rediscovering Nature in the Modern World

The Well Gardened Mind: Rediscovering Nature in the Modern World

by Sue Stuart-Smith

  • Paperback £9.99

How can gardening relieve stress and help us look after our mental health? What lies behind the restorative power of the natural world?

In a powerful combination of contemporary neuroscience,... (more)

A Brain Of My Own: A memoir about dissociation dissolved

A Brain Of My Own: A memoir about dissociation dissolved

by Wendy Hoffman

  • Paperback £15.29 (RRP : £16.99 save £1.70)

A Brain of My Own is about slavery, about brains stolen in childhood and before; brains that have been intruded upon, stopped, shrunk, paralyzed. We know about the history of people whose bodies were... (more)

Unforbidden Pleasures

Unforbidden Pleasures

by Adam Phillips

  • Paperback £10.99

So much has been written about forbidden pleasures. What about pleasures that are unforbidden? Society is fascinated by taboo - we spend our lives chasing illicit pleasures - but nobody pays much... (more)

Stop Arguing, Start Talking: The 10 Point Plan for Couples in Conflict: The Relate Guide

Stop Arguing, Start Talking: The 10 Point Plan for Couples in Conflict: The Relate Guide

by Susan Quilliam

  • Paperback £14.99

For some people, an argument with a loved one is a catastrophe, a sign that a relationship must surely be over, for others a heated discussion is a way of letting off steam, a way of ensuring that... (more)

Why You Eat What You Eat: The Science Behind Our Relationship with Food

Why You Eat What You Eat: The Science Behind Our Relationship with Food

by Rachel Herz

  • Paperback £11.99

An exploration into the psychology of eating in today's unprecedented first world pantry of abundance, access and excess, Why You Eat What You Eat examines the sensory, psychological, neuroscientific... (more)

The Psychology of Fashion

The Psychology of Fashion

by Carolyn Mair

  • Paperback £11.99

The Psychology of Fashion provides a succinct overview of how our thinking and behavior is affected by the fashion industry, examining how fashion design can undermine healthy body image, and how... (more)

The Psychology of Addiction

The Psychology of Addiction

by Jenny Svanberg

  • Paperback £11.99

This accessible book takes a psychological approach to understanding addiction. It considers key questions and myths surrounding addition such as `how do people get hooked?' and `can you recover from... (more)

Why We Sleep: The New Science of Sleep and Dreams

Why We Sleep: The New Science of Sleep and Dreams

by Matthew Walker

  • Paperback £10.99

Sleep is one of the most important aspects of our life, health and longevity and yet it is increasingly neglected in twenty-first-century society, with devastating consequences: every major disease... (more)

Strictly Bipolar

Strictly Bipolar

by Darian Leader

  • Paperback £5.00

Strictly Bipolar is Darian Leader's treatise on the psychological disorder of our times. If the post-war period was called the 'Age of Anxiety' and the 1980s and '90s the 'Antidepressant Era', we now... (more)

Becoming Yourself: Overcoming Mind Control and Ritual Abuse

Becoming Yourself: Overcoming Mind Control and Ritual Abuse

by Alison Miller

  • Paperback £56.99

In contrast to the author's previous book, Healing the Unimaginable: Treating Ritual Abuse and Mind Control, which was for therapists, this book is designed for survivors of these abuses. It takes... (more)

8 Keys to Safe Trauma Recovery: Take-Charge Strategies to Empower Your Healing

8 Keys to Safe Trauma Recovery: Take-Charge Strategies to Empower Your Healing

by Babette Rothschild

  • Paperback £16.99
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Trauma recovery is tricky; however, there are several key principles that can help make the process safe and effective. This book gives self help readers, therapy clients, and therapists alike the... (more)

Love in a Time of Loneliness

Love in a Time of Loneliness

by Paul Verhaeghe

  • Paperback £18.99
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Noted Belgian psychoanalyst Paul Verhaeghe shows us what it is about sex that both keeps us moving and inhibits us at the same time. The first essay, “The Impossible Couple”, is both a humorous and... (more)

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