This page will be added to over time. Recommended books and links are listed, for clients and counsellors. Often they will be helpful for both. They are not listed in any order of importance or significance. There are many other books I have read and studied. The books listed here I have greater personal appreciation for.


A Way of Being” by Carl Rogers

On Becoming a Person” by Carl Rogers

Person-centred Counselling in Action” by Dave Mearns and Brian Thorne

Counselling and Spiritual Accompaniment: Bridging Faith and Person-centred Therapy” by Brian Thorne

Working at Relational Depth in Counselling and Psychotherapy” by Dave Mearns and Mick Cooper

Person-Centred Therapy Today: New Frontiers in Theory and Practice” by Dave Mearns and Brian Thorne

Person-centred Counselling Training” by Dave Mearns

Developing Person-Centred Counselling” by Dave Mearns

“The Human Being Fully Alive: writings in celebration of Brian Thorne” by various contributors and Jeff Leonardi

Skills in Person-Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy” by Janet Tolan

Client Issues in Counselling and Psychotherapy: Person-centred Practice” editors Janet Tolan and Paul Wilkins

I and Thou“, by Martin Buber; Trans. Kaufmann

Practicing Client-Centered Therapy: Selected Writings of Barbara Temaner Brodley” editors Kathryn A Moon, Marjorie Witty, Barry Grant and Bert Rice

Carl Rogers Helping System: Journey and Substance” by Godfrey T Barrett-Lennard

Revelations of Divine Love” by Julian of Norwich

The Power of Focusing: Finding Your Inner Voice” by Ann Weiser Cornell

The Radical Acceptance of Everything: Living a Focusing Life” by Ann Weiser Cornell

Focusing in Clinical Practice: The Essence of Change” by Ann Weiser Cornell

Focusing: How To Gain Direct Access To Your Body’s Knowledge: How to Open Up Your Deeper Feelings and Intuition” by Eugene T. Gendlin

Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy: A Manual Of The Experiential Method” by Eugene T. Gendlin

Integrating Spirituality in Counseling A manual for using the Experiential Focusing Method” by Elfie Hinterkopf

Our Encounters with Self-Harm” edited by Charley Baker, Clare Shaw and Fran Biley

Links: – British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) – British Association for the Person-Centred Approach (BAPCA) – World Association for Person Centred and Experiential Psychotherapy and Counselling (WAPCEPC) – The Focusing Institute: carrying life and thought forward – Your Independent Mental Health Publisher

Google+ – my Google+ page – Campaign Against Living Miserably. Site offering support to men in the UK, of any age, who are down or in crisis via their helpline and website – “Talk to us any time you like, in your own way, and off the record – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal.”

Some US sites, that may be of some value. – –