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.

Personal development – good for clients and counsellors

Person-centred counselling – mainly for counsellors/therapists

Focusing – mainly for counsellors/therapists

Sexual Abuse

LGBTQ+

Relationships and sexuality

Self-harm

Website links

http://www.bacp.co.uk/ – British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

http://www.bapca.org.uk/ – British Association for the Person-Centred Approach (BAPCA)

http://www.pce-world.org/index.php – World Association for Person Centred and Experiential Psychotherapy and Counselling (WAPCEPC)

http://www.focusing.org/ – The Focusing Institute: carrying life and thought forward

http://www.pccs-books.co.uk/ – Your Independent Mental Health Publisher

http://www.pinktherapy.com/ – the UK’s largest independent therapy organisation working with gender and sexual diversity clients.

http://www.thecalmzone.net/ – 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

http://www.samaritans.org/ – “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.”

Full disclosure. I’m a Wordery affiliate, receiving 5% of any book sales. The purpose being to allow me greater flexibility in rates for counselling sessions.