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A Good Enough Mother

A Good Enough Mother

by Bev Thomas

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

Dr Ruth Hartland rises to difficult tasks. She is the director of a highly respected trauma therapy unit. She is confident, capable and excellent at her job. Today she is preoccupied by her son Tom's... (more)

Becoming Freud: The Making of a Psychoanalyst

Becoming Freud: The Making of a Psychoanalyst

by Adam Phillips

  • Paperback £10.99

Becoming Freud is the story of the young Freud - Freud up until the age of fifty - that incorporates all of Freud's many misgivings about the art of biography. Freud invented a psychological... (more)

A Memoir of the Future: Volumes I,II & III

A Memoir of the Future: Volumes I,II & III

by Wilfred R. Bion

  • Paperback £53.55 (RRP : £58.99 save £5.44)
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A Memoir of the Future, Bion's unorthodox attempt to cast psychoanalytic speculation in fictional form, is composed of three semi-autobiographical novels: The Dream (1975), The Past Presented (1977),... (more)

Out of Time: The Pleasures and the Perils of Ageing

Out of Time: The Pleasures and the Perils of Ageing

by Lynne Segal

  • Paperback £9.99

A brave book with a polemical argument on the paradoxes, struggles and advantages of aging. How old am I? Don't ask, don't tell. As the baby boomers approach their sixth or seventh decade, they are... (more)

Becoming Myself: A Psychiatrist's Memoir

Becoming Myself: A Psychiatrist's Memoir

by Irvin D. Yalom

  • Hardback £20.00

'I was born in Washington, DC, June 13, 1931, of parents who immigrated from Russia shortly after the first world war. Home was the inner city of Washington - a small apartment atop my parents'... (more)

War Memoirs 1917-1919: Second Edition

War Memoirs 1917-1919: Second Edition

by Wilfred R. Bion

  • Paperback £31.71 (RRP : £32.99 save £1.28)

Bion's War Memoirs is perhaps the most exceptional piece of autobiography yet written by a psychoanalyst. The first section of the book is documentary, consisting of the entire text of the diaries... (more)

The Fifth Principle

The Fifth Principle

by Paul Williams

  • Paperback £10.99
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The Fifth Principle is the first of three books that take as their subject aspects of the author's life. This book reflects upon a period between birth and eight years of age; the second book will... (more)

Labyrinths: Emma Jung, Her Marriage to Carl and the Early Years of Psychoanalysis

Labyrinths: Emma Jung, Her Marriage to Carl and the Early Years of Psychoanalysis

by Catrine Clay

  • Hardback £20.00

The story of Emma and Carl Jung's highly unconventional marriage, their relationship with Freud, and their part in the early years of Psychoanalysis. Emma Jung was clever, ambitious and immensely... (more)

Reasons to Stay Alive

Reasons to Stay Alive

by Matt Haig

  • Paperback £9.99

What does it mean to be truly alive? Aged 24, Matt Haig's world caved in. He could see no way to go on living. This is the true story of how he came through crisis, triumphed over an illness that... (more)

The Last Asylum: A Memoir of Madness in Our Times

The Last Asylum: A Memoir of Madness in Our Times

by Barbara Taylor

  • Paperback £9.99

The Last Asylum is Barbara Taylor's haunting memoir of her journey through the UK mental health system. A Radio 4 Book of The Week Shortlisted For The RBC Taylor Prize. In July 1988, Barbara Taylor,... (more)

Meias Verdades

Meias Verdades

by Thomas Ogden

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

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Waiting for Sunrise

Waiting for Sunrise

by William Boyd

  • Paperback £9.99

Vienna, 1913. Lysander Rief, a young English actor, sits in the waiting room of the city's preeminent psychiatrist as he anxiously ponders the particularly intimate nature of his neurosis. When the... (more)

A Personal Journey Through Psychotherapy: A Case Study Revisited

A Personal Journey Through Psychotherapy: A Case Study Revisited

by Susan M. Fereday

  • Paperback £10.99

This book is a personal account of the enduring value of an appropriate psychotherapeutic intervention, and is set within the author's lifespan to date. It is also a unique view of how it feels to be... (more)

Red Parrot, Wooden Leg

Red Parrot, Wooden Leg

by Gregorio Kohon

  • Paperback £10.99

This is an original first novel of an accomplished poet: erotic, humorous, exotic and sensuous. It describes the adventures of two young writers, set in the midst of political repression,... (more)

A Priest's Affair

A Priest's Affair

by Neville Symington

  • Paperback £18.95

This is the story of a Roman Catholic priest in the grip of a new fanaticism - the bigotry that gripped many priests in the wake of the Second Vatican Council - and of his consequential sudden... (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 £39.27 (RRP : £41.99 save £2.72)

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)

The Long Week-End 1897-1919: Part of a Life

The Long Week-End 1897-1919: Part of a Life

by Wilfred R. Bion

  • Paperback £45.99 (RRP : £49.99 save £4.00)

The Long Week-End is a reminiscence of the first twenty-one years of Wilfred Bion's life: eight years of childhood in India, ten years at public school in England, and three years in the... (more)

When Nietzsche Wept

When Nietzsche Wept

by Irvin D. Yalom

  • Paperback £11.99

In nineteenth-century Vienna, a drama of love, fate, and will is played out amid the intellectual ferment that defined the era. Josef Breuer, one of the founding fathers of psychoanalysis, is at the... (more)

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

by Mark Haddon

  • Paperback £8.99

This is a murder mystery novel like no other. The detective, and narrator, is Christopher Boone. Christopher is fifteen and has Asperger's, a form of autism. He knows a very great deal about maths... (more)

The End of Abuse: A Playreading in Three Parts

The End of Abuse: A Playreading in Three Parts

by John Woods

  • Paperback £6.95

This work shows us the inner lives of a family locked into a cycle of disillusionment, deprivation and despair, and their interactions with "caring professionals". The authenticity with which the... (more)

The Enchanted Clock: A Novel

The Enchanted Clock: A Novel

by Julia Kristeva

  • Hardback £21.60 (RRP : £24.00 save £2.40)

In the Palace of Versailles there is a fabulous golden clock, made for Louis XV by the king's engineer, Claude-Simeon Passemant. The astronomical clock shows the phases of the moon and the movements... (more)

The Inkblots: Hermann Rorschach, His Iconic Test and the Power of Seeing

The Inkblots: Hermann Rorschach, His Iconic Test and the Power of Seeing

by Damion Searls

  • Hardback £20.00

The captivating, untold story of Hermann Rorschach and his famous inkblot test, which has shaped our view of human personality and become a fixture in popular culture. In 1917, working alone in a... (more)

My Dear Ones: One Family and the Final Solution

My Dear Ones: One Family and the Final Solution

by Jonathan Wittenberg

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

A family's story of human tenacity, faith and a race for survival in the face of unspeakable horror and cruelty perpetrated by the Nazi regime against the Jewish people. Growing up in the safety of... (more)

Dad's Not All There Any More: A Comic About Dementia

Dad's Not All There Any More: A Comic About Dementia

by Alex Demetris

  • Paperback £7.19 (RRP : £7.99 save £0.80)

Louie what? John's dad, Pete, was already diagnosed with Parkinson's disease when he began to have some very strange experiences, not least of which was the little red-haired girl who followed him... (more)

When Anxiety Attacks: Seeking Out Therapy Even When Your Problems Seem Weird or Silly

When Anxiety Attacks: Seeking Out Therapy Even When Your Problems Seem Weird or Silly

by Terian Koscik

  • Paperback £7.99

Frank and full of gentle humor, Terian Koscik's graphic memoir shares her experiences of living with anxiety, finding the courage to see a therapist, and learning more than she could have imagined.... (more)

The Skeleton Cupboard: The Making of a Clinical Psychologist

The Skeleton Cupboard: The Making of a Clinical Psychologist

by Tanya Byron

  • Paperback £8.99

The Skeleton Cupboard is Professor Tanya Byron's account of her years of training as a clinical psychologist, when trainees find themselves in the toughest placements of their careers. Through the... (more)

Hysteria: Graphic Freud

Hysteria: Graphic Freud

by Richard Appignanesi

  • Paperback £14.99

Hysteria is a graphic novel account of the first steps, errors and frustrations of Sigmund Freud's career, which would lead to the foundation of a revolutionary new clinical therapy: psychoanalysis.... (more)

Hans Eysenck

Hans Eysenck

by Philip Corr

  • Paperback £20.37 (RRP : £20.99 save £0.62)

Popular, controversial, inspiring and irritating, Hans Eysenck was a man of paradoxes and contradictions. This intriguing and highly readable biography examines the life and work of the influential... (more)

MI29: Mouseweb International to the Rescue!

MI29: Mouseweb International to the Rescue!

by Sarah Tozer

  • Paperback £7.19 (RRP : £7.99 save £0.80)

Did you know that we humans are monitored by Mouseweb International, a worldwide network of mice working undercover to lend a paw whenever we need it most?

This is the story of Lily Jane... (more)

Wilhelm Reich, Biologist

Wilhelm Reich, Biologist

by James E. Strick

  • Hardback £30.56 (RRP : £33.95 save £3.39)

Psychoanalyst, political theorist, pioneer of body therapies, prophet of the sexual revolution all fitting titles, but Wilhelm Reich has never been recognized as a serious laboratory scientist,... (more)

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