Useful web pagesThe School Of Life.
This short film describes Psychotherapy and how it might be useful.MIND
The mental health charity MIND has useful information sheets about different mental health conditions. These easy to read fact sheets are very useful.Samaritans
If you feel suicidal or acutely distressed and in need of someone to talk to urgently the Samaritans are always available on the end of the telephone line.New Dawn
this is a community interest company which provides low cost counselling for individuals or couples. Some qualified some student therapistsSARSAS
this is a charity specialising in support for people who have been subjected to sexual violence. they operate in Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset, Somerset and South Gloucestershire.Books
Couch Fiction by Phillipa Perry-
This graphic book illustrates the type of things which unfold in the therapy room.
Loves Executioners and other tales of psychotherapy by Irvin Yalom
Yalom writes in a poetic and accessible way to describe his cases. This can be illuminating when considering psychotherapy. He has many titles, equally good.
Counselling for Toads by Robert de Board
This is a text offered to counselling students and introduced Transactional Analysis but is accessible for people trying to understand relationships.
Daring Greatly: How the courage to be vulnerable transforms the way we live, love, parent & leadI don’t feel real
- a guide to depersonalisation and derealisation by Carolyn Spring (Kindle document £)
Christopher Germer- The mindful path to self-compassionArticles
Johnstone, L. & Boyle, M. with Cromby, J., Dillon, J., Harper, D., Kinderman, P., Longden, E., Pilgrim, D. & Read, J. (2018).The Power Threat Meaning Framework:
Towards the identification of patterns in emotional distress, unusual experiences and troubled or troubling behaviour, as an alternative to functional psychiatric diagnosis.
Leicester: British Psychological SocietyWebsites
Self compassionExercisesWorksheets5 minute self compassion break
VulnerabilityBrene Brown talks about the power of vulnerability
ShameBrene Brown talks about shame
Shifting from the drama triangle
to the winners triangle
How to manage PTSD nightmares and night terrorsCarolyn Spring blogs
-recovering from trauma and othersMy recent articlesThinking of changing therapist
How do you feel about your therapist?