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Resources:

My work:

I am Co-Director of the London Centre for Applied Psychology - providing training for mental health professionals. I have written various articles with my Co-Director, Graham Johnston. We also comment in the media on prominent events.

Here's an article we wrote on the scale of mental health problems in the U.K. and why therapy needs to be far more than a safe-space. 

We wrote the guide to 'attachment' for Psyche magazine. And spoke about attachment and boundaries on The Meaningful Life podcast with Andrew G. Marshall.

Last year, I edited a journal on early attachment and forensic mental health - along with my colleagues Dr Bennett and Dr Grimshaw. 

 

I also took part in the recent roundtable discussion with the Health and Social Care Committee Mental Health Expert Panel. You can read the final report here and see the Government's response here

 

Other useful links:

Study showing changes brought about by therapy are visible via brain imaging

NHS overview of how therapy and counselling work and what to look for.

The Lancet review of the effect of adverse childhood experiences on later mental and physical health.

Short, introductory video from Jacob Ham on attachment theory.

The School of Life also have short videos on attachment and other topics.

Popular podcast with leading attachment researcher.

How COVID has effected mental health - Prof Bentall, BBC Sounds: The Life Scientific. 

The New York Times advice on how to select a therapist.

New Yorker interview with a prominent relationship therapist.

BBC interview with two well-known therapists trying to demystify therapy.

Research from the University of Cambridge on the development of mental health problems. 

One of the best and most concise books on CBT.

 

The link between coaching and counselling.

 

The best overview of the evidence for coaching.

 

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