So many books, so little time…Here are some of my favourites.
I’ll keep adding to this list, so watch this space. And tell me your favourites when you see me in clinic.
Painful Yarns: Metaphors and Stories to Help Understand the Biology of Pain
Understanding pain is trickier than we might think. My ‘light blub moment’ was half-way through reading Painful Yarns: Metaphors andRead more.
Trans: Exploring Gender Identity and Gender Dysphoria (Ed) by Dr Az Hakeem
Exploring Gender Identity and Gender Dysphoria (Ed) by Dr Az Hakeem is a collection of essays written by Australian andRead more.
The Examined Life: How We Lose and Find Ourselves by Stephen Grosz
Yep, another therapy book. Simple stories of the encounters between a psychotherapist and his patients. Profound and moving. You’ll needRead more.
The School of Life: An Emotional Education by The School of Life
Ah, my intellectual crush…Alain De Botton introduces this series of essays designed to help us to understand ourselves and theRead more.
The Talking Cure by Professor Gillian Straker and Dr Jacqui Winship
This is a fabulous introduction to what psychotherapy is, and how it can help to liberate your mind. Gillian andRead more.
Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence by Esther Perel
This is Esther’s first book and it’s a gem! She is able to take a psychological and sociological look atRead more.
The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity by Esther Perel
Esther is a world famous psychotherapist who specialises in couples, relationship and sex therapy. This is her second book andRead more.
The Complete A to Z for Your V by Alyssa Dweck and Robin Westin
Alyssa is a gynaecologist from the USA who wants us all to be able to speak vagina. Yay, I agree! She’sRead more.