Families and How to Survive Them. Robin Skynner and John Cleese (Vermillion)

If you like to read about the psychology of development and relationships you may find this highly acclaimed book interesting. The book is co-authored by the psychiatrist and psychotherapist Robin Skynner and the comedian John Cleese who describe their aim as setting out in layman’s terms ‘the way families work and how they may be helped to work better’. For details click here


The Examined Life:How We Lose and Find Ourselves. Stephen Grosz (Vintage 2013)

Stephen Grosz tells a series of short stories about his work as a psychoanalyst over the past twenty five years. The stories illustrate with great sensitivity how the encounter between a therapist and his clients can provide insight which brings about profound change at a meaningful level. For details click here