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 and also run the "its good to talk" webiste. I am a member of the BACP.

Just CLICK HERE to visit the "It's good to talk" 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)
  • "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)
  • "How to Stop Worrying and Start Living" by Dale Carnegie (Old fashioned in style but good content)
  • "Taming the Black Dog" by Patrick Elverton (Very practical workshop. Simple and easy to read).

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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 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 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 on the train!)
  • "The 5 Dysfunctions of Team" by Patrick Lencioni (I use his work a lot in team building)
  • "Leading Change" by John Kotter . (A must for anyone leading complex change in organisations. His steps are crucial!)
  • "Time management" pocket book by Ian Flemming. ( Again, a quick read to aid effectiveness).
  • " Lean In" by Sheryl Sandburg. ( A really inspirational read for women in business).
  • "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 (An excellent resource to help you reflect on how influential you are including how to be a good conversationalist and public speaker! A little 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


  • Consider going to see the animated Disney "Inside Out" Film with your kids if you haven't seen it.

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