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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)

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)

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 £15.89 (RRP : £16.99 save £1.10)
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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 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)

Love in a Time of Loneliness

Love in a Time of Loneliness

by Paul Verhaeghe

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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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Bodies

Bodies

by Susie Orbach

  • Paperback £8.99

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)

Breaking Up Blues: A Guide to Survival and Growth

Breaking Up Blues: A Guide to Survival and Growth

by Denise Cullington

  • Paperback £15.99

An indispensable, practical self-help book for those going through break-up and divorce. Leaver or left, breaking up is much more painful than youd ever expect. There are so many pitfalls that can... (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 Psychology of Gardening

The Psychology of Gardening

by Harriet Gross

  • Paperback £9.99

Why do so many people love gardening? What does your garden say about you? What is guerrilla gardening? The Psychology of Gardening delves into the huge benefits that gardening can have on our... (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)

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 £7.99

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 Borderline Personality Disorder Survival Guide: Everything You Need to Know About Living with BPD

The Borderline Personality Disorder Survival Guide: Everything You Need to Know About Living with BPD

by Alex Chapman

  • Paperback £16.50

If you or someone you love is struggling with borderline personality disorder (BPD), you need up-to-date, accurate, and accessible information on the problems you're facing and where you can turn for... (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)

The Asperkid's (Secret) Book of Social Rules: The Handbook of Not-so-obvious Social Guidelines for Tweens and Teens with Asperger Syndrome

The Asperkid's (Secret) Book of Social Rules: The Handbook of Not-so-obvious Social Guidelines for Tweens and Teens with Asperger Syndrome

by Jennifer Cook O'Toole

  • Paperback £13.99

Being a teen or tween isn't easy for anyone but it can be especially tough for Asperkids. Jennifer O'Toole knows; she was one! This book is a top secret guide to all of the hidden social rules in... (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)

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)

Why Do People Get Ill?: Exploring the Mind-body Connection

Why Do People Get Ill?: Exploring the Mind-body Connection

by Darian Leader, David Corfield

  • Paperback £12.99

Have you ever wondered why people get ill when they do? How does the mind affect the body? Why does modern medicine seem to have so little interest in the unconscious processes that can make us fall... (more)

Off the Couch

Off the Couch

by Noe Marchevsky

  • Paperback £10.99

A humorous look at the world of therapy in a series of amusing cartoon drawings. The perfect present for all those interested in psychotherapy, counselling and psychoanalysis. (more)

Introducing Lacan: A Graphic Guide

Introducing Lacan: A Graphic Guide

by Darian Leader, Judy Groves

  • Paperback £7.99

Jacques Lacan is now regarded as a major psychoanalytical theorist alongside Freud and Jung, although recognition has been delayed by fierce arguments over his ideas. Written by a leading Lacanian... (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)

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