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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)

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)

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)

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 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)

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)

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 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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

An Anthropologist on Mars

An Anthropologist on Mars

by Oliver Sacks

  • Paperback £6.99 (RRP : £9.99 save £3.00)

Oliver Sacks uses case studies to illustrate the myriad ways in which neurological conditions can affect our sense of self, our experience of the world, and how we relate to those around us. Writing... (more)

The Psychology of Social Media

The Psychology of Social Media

by Ciaran Mc Mahon

  • Paperback £9.99

Are we really being ourselves on social media? Can we benefit from connecting with people we barely know online? Why do some people overshare on social networking sites? The Psychology of Social... (more)

The Mental Health and Wellbeing Workout for Teens

The Mental Health and Wellbeing Workout for Teens

by Paula Nagel

  • Paperback £12.99

This easy-to-understand, engaging guide arms teens with healthy thinking habits and coping strategies for staying on top of their mental health. Using tried and tested therapeutic techniques, readers... (more)

The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide: Third Edition: What You and Your Family Need to Know

The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide: Third Edition: What You and Your Family Need to Know

by David J. Miklowitz

  • Paperback £15.99

Over 275,000 bipolar sufferers and their loved ones have found the crucial information and support they need in this indispensable guide, now in a thoroughly updated third edition. Trusted authority... (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)

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)

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