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In Writing

In Writing

by Adam Phillips

  • Paperback £9.99

A collection of literary essays like no other - exploring the deep connections between literature and psychoanalysis - from Britain's leading psychoanalyst. For Adam Phillips - as for Freud and many... (more)

Tea with Winnicott

Tea with Winnicott

by Brett Kahr

  • Paperback £19.79 (RRP : £21.99 save £2.20)

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)

The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World - New Edition

The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World - New Edition

by Iain McGilchrist

  • Paperback £14.99

A new edition of the bestselling classic - published with a special introduction to mark its 10th anniversary. This pioneering account sets out to understand the structure of the human brain - the... (more)

Bodies

Bodies

by Susie Orbach

  • Paperback £9.99

In the past decades, the pressure to perfect and design our bodies has been unprecedented. Men are encouraged to surgically pump up their pecs, breast enhancement is a sweet sixteen birthday present... (more)

Emotion: The Basics

Emotion: The Basics

by Michael Brady

  • Paperback £16.99

While human beings might be rational animals, they are emotional animals as well. Emotions play a central role in all areas of our lives and if we are to have a proper understanding of human life and... (more)

Coffee with Freud

Coffee with Freud

by Brett Kahr

  • Paperback £16.99
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This is the second volume in Brett Kahr’s ‘Interviews with Icons’ series, following on from Tea with Winnicott. Professor Kahr, himself a highly regarded psychoanalyst, turns his attention to the... (more)

The Heartland: Finding and Losing Schizophrenia

The Heartland: Finding and Losing Schizophrenia

by Nathan Filer

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

Schizophrenia: whether it's the associations it conjures or the people it brings to mind, it is a word we all have a view on. How we perceive it - and how we treat people living with it - is at the... (more)

The Examined Life: How We Lose and Find Ourselves

The Examined Life: How We Lose and Find Ourselves

by Stephen Grosz

  • Paperback £9.99

This book is about learning to live. In simple stories of encounter between a psychoanalyst and his patients, The Examined Life reveals how the art of insight can illuminate the most complicated,... (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)

Love in a Time of Loneliness

Love in a Time of Loneliness

by Paul Verhaeghe

  • Paperback £16.99
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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)

Sex and the Psyche: The Truth About Our Most Secret Fantasies

Sex and the Psyche: The Truth About Our Most Secret Fantasies

by Brett Kahr

  • Paperback £20.93 (RRP : £21.99 save £1.06)

What's going on in your head when you go to bed? We talk about sex increasingly openly today, but when it comes to our most private fantasies it's often a different matter.

Here psychotherapist... (more)

Seeing Voices: A Journey into the World of the Deaf

Seeing Voices: A Journey into the World of the Deaf

by Oliver Sacks

  • Paperback £4.99 (RRP : £9.99 save £5.00)

Written by the author of The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat, this book begins with the history of deaf people in the 18th century, the often outrageous ways in which they have been treated in the... (more)

Fifty Shades of Feminism

Fifty Shades of Feminism

Edited by Lisa Appignanesi, Susie Orbach

  • Paperback £9.99

Half a century after the publication of The Feminine Mystique, have women really exchanged purity and maternity to become desiring machines inspired only by variations of sex, shopping and masochism... (more)

Bodies

Bodies

by Susie Orbach

  • Paperback £9.99

In the past decades, the pressure to perfect and design our bodies has been unprecedented. Men are encouraged to surgically pump up their pecs, breast enhancement is a sweet sixteen birthday present... (more)

The New Black: Mourning, Melancholia and Depression

The New Black: Mourning, Melancholia and Depression

by Darian Leader

  • Paperback £9.99

What happens when we lose someone we love? A death, a separation or the break-up of a relationship are some of the hardest times we have to live through. We may fall into a nightmare of depression,... (more)

In Therapy: The Unfolding Story

In Therapy: The Unfolding Story

by Susie Orbach

  • Paperback £9.99

In this complete and updated edition of the groundbreaking In Therapy, world-renowned therapist Susie Orbach reveals what really goes on in therapy. Worldwide, increasingly large numbers of people... (more)

Adolescence: A Very Short Introduction

Adolescence: A Very Short Introduction

by Peter K. Smith

  • Paperback £7.99

Adolescence is a turbulent period to live through, and a time of importance and concern to parents, teachers, and social workers. Marking the transition from the world of childhood to adult life, the... (more)

The Good Life: Wellbeing and the New Science of Altruism, Selfishness and Immorality

The Good Life: Wellbeing and the New Science of Altruism, Selfishness and Immorality

by Graham Music

  • Paperback £21.99

Are we born selfish or primed to help others? Does stress make people more antisocial? Can we ever be genuinely altruistic?

This book explores some of the dilemmas at the heart of being human.... (more)

What is Madness?

What is Madness?

by Darian Leader

  • Paperback £9.99

What separates the sane from the mad? How hard or easy is it to tell them apart? And what if the difference is really between being mad and going mad? In this landmark work Darian Leader undermines... (more)

Autism and Asperger Syndrome: The Facts

Autism and Asperger Syndrome: The Facts

by Simon Baron-Cohen

  • Paperback £12.99

This new volume summarizes the current understanding of the autistic spectrum, from Asperger syndrome to autism. Written first and foremost as a guide for parents, but what is also certain to become... (more)

Personality Psychology: The Basics

Personality Psychology: The Basics

by Stanley Gaines Jr

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

Personality Psychology: The Basics provides a jargon-free and accessible overview of the discipline, focusing on why not all individuals think, feel, speak, or act the same way in the same situation.... (more)

Worried?: Science investigates some of life's common concerns

Worried?: Science investigates some of life's common concerns

by Lise A. Johnson, Eric Chudler

  • Hardback £16.65 (RRP : £16.99 save £0.34)

Quick-what do you worry about most? Dying in a plane crash? Invisible chemicals in your environment? Catching a disease from a public restroom? In a world where we hear about the latest misfortunes... (more)

How to Be Human: The Manual

How to Be Human: The Manual

by Ruby Wax

  • Paperback £8.99

How to be Human is the only manual you need to help you upgrade your mind as much as you've upgraded your iphone.

"It took us 4 billion years to evolve to where we are now - completely... (more)

The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook

The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook

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

Living with anxiety, panic disorders, or phobias can make you feel like you aren't in control of your life. If you're ready to tackle the fears that hold you back, this book is your go-to guide.... (more)

Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think: Second Edition

Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think: Second Edition

by Dennis Greenberger, Christine A. Padesky

  • Paperback £19.99

In this influential bestseller, Drs. Dennis Greenberger and Christine A. Padesky put the proven tools of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) into an accessible self-help framework that has already... (more)

Psychoanalysis: A Very Short Introduction

Psychoanalysis: A Very Short Introduction

by Daniel Pick

  • Paperback £8.99

Since its inception, psychoanalysis has been hailed as a revolutionary theory of how the mind works, whilst some of its ideas such as the Oedipus complex have become part of everyday conversation. In... (more)

Mindful Compassion: Using the Power of Mindfulness and Compassion to Transform Our Lives

Mindful Compassion: Using the Power of Mindfulness and Compassion to Transform Our Lives

by Paul Gilbert, Choden

  • Paperback £12.99

Based on the latest work from Professor Paul Gilbert OBE, bestselling author of The Compassionate Mind, and Buddhist expert Choden. Professor Gilbert has spent the past twenty years developing a new... (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 £46.83 (RRP : £50.99 save £4.16)

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)

Not the Future We Ordered: Peak Oil, Psychology, and the Myth of Progress

Not the Future We Ordered: Peak Oil, Psychology, and the Myth of Progress

by John Michael Greer

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

For well over half a century, since the first credible warnings of petroleum depletion were raised in the 1950s, contemporary industrial civilization has been caught in a remarkable paradox: a... (more)

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