Livemore Counselling, Psychotherapy and Coaching in Ealing and West London

Helpful Resources for Counselling Clients

The British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists have their own website. I am a member of the BACP.

Just CLICK HERE to visit the "" website. Many clients find this helpful with information about what therapy is and how to search for a therapist. Just CLICK HERE to visit the BACP website which also has helpful information about finding a therapist.

Why not CLICK HERE to visit the Counselling Directory website which is another highly useful resource for clients.

Some books that clients have found helpful:

  • "Brilliant Cognitive Behavioural Therapy" by Dr Stephen Briers (Very practical exercises to work through)
  • "Feeling Great" by David Burns is CBT for depression and anxiety, follows the first book "Feeling Good"
  • "Attached" by Amir Levine and Rachel Heller (A summary of attachment styles and practical, questionnaires and advice)
  • "The Upward Spiral" by Alex Korb (A must read to understand the science of the brain and tips on how to manage it when we are feeling low, stressed, anxious or suffering from depression)
  • OCD Anxiety, Panic Attacks and Related Depression (Pulling the Trigger) by Adam Shaw and Laura Callaghan (Simple, practical)
  • "Changing Gear. Creating the Life you want after a full on Career (About Transitioning into retirement or later career years).
  • "TA Today by Ian Stewart and Vann Joines (An introduction to Transactional Analysis)

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Helpful Resources for Coaching Clients

There are many resources that I recommend to clients and books are a very personal choice; here are some of the most recommended and a few favourites:

  • "The One Minute Manager" Series by Ken Blanchard and Co. (For leaders and managers who want to motivate and build capability in their team. A quick and easy read.)
  • "The 5 Dysfunctions of Team" by Patrick Lencioni (I have used his work in team building)
  • "Leading Change" by John Kotter . (A must for anyone leading complex change in organisations.)
  • " Lean In" by Sheryl Sandburg. ( A really inspirational read for women in business).
  • "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" by Stephen Covey (Very good for new managers and people entering the professional world. A good reminder for others about how to be effective and efficient at work. A must read. I preferred the c.d. version).
  • "The Chimp Paradox" by Steve Peters -(a best seller about how we all get in our own way).
  • "How to Win Friends and Influence People" by Dale Carnegie (A resource to help you reflect on how influential you are including how to be a good conversationalist and public speaker! Old fashioned in style but great content!)

Useful Resources for Parents

  • "How to Talk so Kids will Listen and Listen so Kids will Talk" by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
  • "How to Talk so Teens will Listen" By Faber and Mazlish
  • "The Whole-Brain Child" by Tina Payne Bryson and Dan Siegel
  • " Untangled" by Lisa Damour. Guiding Teenage Girls through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood
  • "How to Cope When Your Child Can't" by Shafran, Saunders and Welham.

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