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Creatures of a Day: And Other Tales of Psychotherapy

Creatures of a Day: And Other Tales of Psychotherapy

by Irvin D. Yalom

  • Paperback £14.99

All of us are creatures of a day, wrote Marcus Aurelius, rememberer and remembered alike. In his long-awaited new collection of stories, renowned psychiatrist Irvin D. Yalom describes his patients'... (more)

A Jungian Life

A Jungian Life

by Thomas B. Kirsch

  • Paperback £19.96 (RRP : £22.00 save £2.04)

From conception until the present, C.G. Jung, his ideas, and analytical psychology itself have been a central thread of Thomas B. Kirsch’s life. His parents, James and Hilde Kirsch, were in analysis... (more)

Sex Versus Survival: The Life and Ideas of Sabina Spielrein

Sex Versus Survival: The Life and Ideas of Sabina Spielrein

by John Launer

  • Hardback £20.00

Who was Sabina Spielrein? Her dramatic life story is most famous for her notorious affair with Carl Jung. Yet she was a woman who overcame family and psychiatric abuse to become an original thinker... (more)

Understanding Stanley:  Looking Through Autism

Understanding Stanley: Looking Through Autism

by Rosie Barnes

  • Paperback £15.00

Understanding Stanley: Looking through Autism is a beautiful, enlightening and groundbreaking book that helps make the invisible, visible. With 64 colour images made over a period of 14 years, this... (more)

The Street

The Street

by Bernardine Bishop

  • Paperback £8.99

There's more going on in The Street than its inhabitants realise... In the course of this delightful, quirky and perceptive novel an elderly soldier with incipient Alzheimer's saves the life of a... (more)

Hidden Knowledge

Hidden Knowledge

by Bernardine Bishop

  • Paperback £8.99

Accused of child abuse, Father Roger Tree confesses at once; it masks a darker secret. Meanwhile his sister Romola faces a future without their beloved brother, the novelist Hereward Tree. Can she... (more)

Becoming Freud

Becoming Freud

by Adam Phillips

  • Hardback £17.29 (RRP : £18.99 save £1.70)

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)

The Fog of Paranoia: A Sister's Journey Through Her Brother's Schizophrenia

The Fog of Paranoia: A Sister's Journey Through Her Brother's Schizophrenia

by Sarah Rae

  • Hardback £28.76 (RRP : £31.95 save £3.19)

Pat and Sarah had long been friends, not just brother and sister. They supported each other, shared music and movies, and confided in each other as they went through the many challenging stages of... (more)

What's Normal Anyway? Celebrities' Own Stories of Mental Illness

What's Normal Anyway? Celebrities' Own Stories of Mental Illness

by Anna Gekoski, Steve Broome

  • Paperback £9.99

Nobody is immune from mental ill health, not even celebrities...We all know someone who suffers from mental illness. It may be a family member, friend, neighbour, or colleague. Now or in the future,... (more)

The Shock of the Fall

The Shock of the Fall

by Nathan Filer

  • Paperback £8.99

WINNER OF THE COSTA FIRST NOVEL AWARD 2013

'I'll tell you what happened because it will be a good way to introduce my brother. His name's Simon. I think you're going to like him. I really do.... (more)

A Psychologist's Childhood: At the Dawn of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

A Psychologist's Childhood: At the Dawn of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

by G. Alan Smith

  • Paperback £8.99 (RRP : £9.99 save £1.00)

G. Alan Smith, a clinical psychologist, describes his own personal experience of social anxiety disorder and depression, which developed during his teenage years but recovered in early adulthood. He... (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)

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)

Eden Halt: An Antrim Memoir

Eden Halt: An Antrim Memoir

by Ross Skelton

  • Paperback £11.69 (RRP : £12.99 save £1.30)
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'We read, as if memory is being assembled in front of us. It is this precision, the beautifully executed detail, that makes Eden Halt a deeply moving memoir.' - Roddy Doyle

Eden Halt describes... (more)

Hysteria

Hysteria

by Terry Johnson

  • Paperback £10.99

...or Fragments of an Analysis of an Obsessional Neurosis.

In Hysteria one of Freud's earliest cases returns to haunt the psychoanalyst, but finds Salvador Dali hiding in the cupboard.

'It... (more)

Karl Abraham: The Birth of Object Relations Theory

Karl Abraham: The Birth of Object Relations Theory

by Isabel Sanfeliu

  • Paperback £32.39 (RRP : £35.99 save £3.60)

Together with Ferenczi, Karl Abraham was perhaps Freud’s most creative and devoted disciple. In this book, after outlining the socio-cultural context of the day, Isabel Sanfeliu examines Abraham’s... (more)

Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo and Me

Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo and Me

by Ellen Forney

  • Paperback £12.59 (RRP : £13.99 save £1.40)

A graphic memoir. Shortly before her thirtieth birthday, Forney was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Suffering from (but enjoying) extreme mania, and terrified that medication would cause her to lose... (more)

Couple Therapy: Dramas of Love and Sex

Couple Therapy: Dramas of Love and Sex

by Barbara Bloomfield

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

GRAPHIC NOVEL

Anthony and Andrea aren't getting on. It's five weeks away from their marriage and Andrea has caught her fiance cheating on the internet, with an older woman! Share this couple's... (more)

Unexpected Lessons in Love

Unexpected Lessons in Love

by Bernardine Bishop

  • Paperback £9.99

With the wit of Marina Lewycka, the piercing observation of Jane Gardam, and the bittersweet charm of Mary Wesley, this will appeal to all who loved Major Pettigrew's Last Stand or The Guernsey... (more)

The Spinoza Problem: A Novel

The Spinoza Problem: A Novel

by Irvin D. Yalom

  • Paperback £13.99

In The Spinoza Problem, Irvin Yalom spins fact and fiction into an unforgettable psycho-philosophical novel. A psychiatrist with a deep interest in philosophical issues, Yalom jointly tells the story... (more)

The Freud Scenario

The Freud Scenario

by Jean Paul Sartre

  • Paperback £20.00

In 1958, John Huston asked Jean-Paul Sartre to write a script for a movie about Sigmund Freud. The Freud Scenario, found among Sartre's papers after his death, is the result. A fluent portrait of a... (more)

The Seducer: A Novel

The Seducer: A Novel

by Claudia Moscovici

  • Paperback £26.96 (RRP : £29.95 save £2.99)

This psychological thriller shows both the hypnotic appeal and the deadly danger of psychopathic seduction. This novel traces the downfall of a married woman, Ana. Feeling trapped in a lacklustre... (more)

Are You My Mother? A Comic Drama

Are You My Mother? A Comic Drama

by Alison Bechdel

  • Hardback £16.99

Alison Bechdel's Fun Home, her remarkable graphic memoir about her father, established itself immediately as a classic of the genre, being chosen as Time Magazine's Best Book of the Year for 2006,... (more)

Fugues on a Funny Bone

Fugues on a Funny Bone

by Jan Woolf

  • Paperback £9.99

Witty, poignant and penetrating, Jan Woolf's stories - or fugues, as she likes to think of them - take the reader on an episodic journey through the linked lives of children and adults in a London... (more)

Tales from the Therapy Room: Shrink-wrapped

Tales from the Therapy Room: Shrink-wrapped

by Phil Lapworth

  • Paperback £21.28 (RRP : £21.99 save £0.71)

These ten fictional short stories give students of counselling and psychotherapy a unique insight into what actually goes on in therapy. Exploring aspects of the client-therapist relationship, the... (more)

The Creation of Dr B: A Biography of Bruno Bettelheim

The Creation of Dr B: A Biography of Bruno Bettelheim

by Richard Pollak

  • Paperback £20.99

Hailed as a monument to scrupulous investigative reporting by The Washington Post, this highly critical portrait of one of the most revered psychologists of this century raises important questions... (more)

Where Three Roads Meet

Where Three Roads Meet

by Salley Vickers

  • Paperback £9.99

It is 1938 and Sigmund Freud, suffering from the debilitating effects of cancer, has been permitted by the Nazis to leave Vienna. He seeks refuge in England, taking up residence in the house in... (more)

Red Parrot, Wooden Leg

Red Parrot, Wooden Leg

by Gregorio Kohon

  • Paperback £11.99

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)

Couch Tales: Short Stories

Couch Tales: Short Stories

by Roger Kennedy

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

A psychoanalyst sits in his consulting room waiting for the next patient. Thoughts, feelings and anxieties about his own current life begin to assault him. Partly as a way of dealing with the crisis... (more)

Poppy Shakespeare

Poppy Shakespeare

by Clare Allan

  • Paperback £10.99

N has been a patient for thirteen years. Like the other patients, her ambition is never to be discharged. Poppy is certain she isn't mentally ill and desperate to return to her life outside and,... (more)

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