Links & Books


  • Age Concern – information and advice for the elderly about benefits, care, age discrimination and computer courses.
  • Al-Anon – an organisation for the relatives and friends of alcoholics.
  • Alcoholics Anonymous – a company aiming to help those with an alcohol addiction through support and meetings.
  • Beat UK – a national charity helping those who suffer from eating disorders, help-lines, online support, a network of self-help groups to help adults and young people in the UK beat their eating disorder.
  • British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy – the leading accrediting body of UK counsellors and psychotherapists.
  • Bullying UK – is a national charity helping those who are suffering from a wide range of bullying problems.
  • Childline – a free helpline for children and young people in the UK, call 0800 1111 to talk about any problem.
  • Depression Alliance – is the leading UK charity for people affected with depression.
  • Do You Panic – this site is dedicated to helping people who suffer at the hands of repetitve panic or anxiety. 
  • Gingerbread – a UK charity providing expert advice, practical support and campaigns for single parents.
  • Home-Start – the UK’s leading family support charity
  • Kent Mental Healthline – is an emergency contact number 0800 107 0160 available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
  • Macmillan Cancer Support – a UK charity offering help and support to people with cancer.
  • Mermaid UK – family and individual support for teenagers and children with gender identity issues.  
  • Mind – is the leading mental health charity for England and Wales.
  • Nancy Verrier – provides detailed information for adoptees, birthmothers and adoptive parents.
  • NSPCC – is the leading UK charity – National Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Children.
  • Rape Crisis – is a registered charity and organisation for Rape Crisis Centres across UK, call freephone 0808 802 9999
  • Samaritans – a charity available 24 hours a day offering a confidential listening service to anyone in distress.
  • SANDS (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society) – an organisation supporting anyone affected by the death of a baby.
  • Stonewall – working for equality and justice for lesbians, gay, bi, trans, queer, questioning and ace (LGBTQ+) people everywhere.
  • Sussex Mental Healthline – emergency contact number 0300 5000 101 Mon-Fri 5pm-9am. Weekends & Bank Holidays 24 hours.
  • Terence Higgins Trust – is a registered charity providing information on HIV/AIDS, safer sex, online booklets and helpline.
  • United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapists – the UKCP is a comprehensive register of psychotherapists in the UK.
  • Victim Support – a national charity that helps anyone who has been affected by crime.
  • Women’s Aid – a key national charity working to end domestic violence.

Helpful Books:

  • Attachment Theory – John Bowlby
  • Understanding and Healing Emotional Trauma – Daniela F Stieff
  • The Drama of Being a Child – Alice Miller
  • The Body Never Lies – Alice Miller
  • Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving – Pete Walker
  • Memories, Dreams, Reflections – C. G. Jung
  • Man’s Search For Meaning – Victor Frankl
  • Healing From Family Rifts – Mark Sichel
  • The Gifts of Imperfection – Brene Brown
  • Daring Greatly – Brene Brown
  • The Human Magnet Syndrome: The Codependent Narcissist Trap – Ross Rosenberg
  • Couples: The Truth – Kate Figes
  • Women Who Love Too Much – Robin Norwood
  • When You and your Mother can’t be Friends – Victoria Secuna
  • Dibs in Search of Self: Personality Development in Play Therapy – Virginia Axline
  • The Primal Wound: Understanding The Adopted Child – Nancy Verrier
  • Why Be Happy When You Can Be Normal? – Jeanette Winterson
  • Games People Play: The Psychology of Human Relationships – Eric Berne M.D
  • Child Abuse and Neglect: Attachment, Development and Intervention – David Howe
  • Bodies – Susie Orbach
  • Fat is a Feminist Issue – Susie Orbach
  • Getting Better Bit(e) by Bit(e) – Ulrike Schmidt and Janet Treasure
  • An Apple A day: A Memoir of Love and Recovery from Anorexia – Emma Woolf
  • The Optimum Nutrition Bible – Patrick Holford
  • The Relate Guide to Sex in Loving Relationships – Sarah Litvinoff
  • Relate – After The Affair: How to Build Trust and Love Again – Julia Cole
  • The Verbally Abusive Relationship – Patricia Evans
  • Love’s Executioner and Other Tales of Psychotherapy – Irvin D. Yalom
  • You’ll Get Over It: The Rage of Bereavement – Virginia Ironside
  • Stop Walking on Eggshells (Borderline Personality Disorder) – Mason Kreger
  • Understanding The Borderline Mother – Christine Ann Lawson
  • Bi Polar Disorder: The Ultimate Guide – Sarah Owen & Amanda Saunders
  • Narcissism – Alexander Lowen M.D
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – David Veale & Rob Wilson
  • Autism and Aspergers Syndrome (The Facts) – Simon Baron-Cohen
  • Overcoming Depression – Paul Gilbert
  • Potatoes Not Prozac – Kathleen Desmaisons
  • Depressive Illness: The Curse of the Strong – Tim Cantopher
  • Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking – Susan Cain
  • The Dream of The Cosmos: A Quest for the Soul – Anne Baring
  • Family Secrets – John Bradshaw
  • The Art of Happiness – Dalia Llama
  • On Death and Dying – Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
  • Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to finding Peace in a Frantic World – Prof Mark Williams & Prof Danny Penman
  • Kick The Drink…Easily! – Jason Vale
  • Easy Way To Control Alcohol/Stop Smoking – Allen Carr
  • Who Moved My Cheese: An Amazing Way to Deal with Change – Spencer Johnson

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Charles W. Eliot

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