In over two decades of working in mental health Andy's attended many seminars and conferences, and has been fortunate to have met some of the world's most influential and inspirational people in his field of study and work. Many of these people have written multi-million selling books on psychology and self-development.
Apart from these published authors, Andy often receives recommendations from his patients that have found help and guidance in books, articles, podcasts and websites. The clinic always keeps a record of these recommendations, and Andy actively shares them with his patients, and makes the time to look at them himself.
Some of us may look for help outside of our own resources. On many occasions Andy is told, "I'm coming to see you, so you can fix me". Of course, the fixing will only happen when a person acknowledges that ultimately they can fix themselves. Reading a book, even if it's only a few pages at a time or listening to a podcast can make a big shift in how you feel and behave.
This page is regularly updated with recommendations on old and new books, enjoyable and informative podcasts, and everything in-between. All psychology starts from the position that we already have the answers in our own lives, though sometimes we have to stop, and take a look around us. Often the guidance and 'fixing' is right there in front of you!
The four types of human behaviour (or, how to understand those who cannot be understood). Do you ever think you're the only one making any sense? Or tried to reason with your partner with disastrous results? Then this book may be for you!
The Japanese phenomenon that teaches us the simple yet profound lessons required to liberate our real selves and find lasting happiness. The Courage to be Disliked shows you how to unlock the power within yourself to become your best and truest self, change your future and find lasting happiness.
When James Wharton leaves the army, he finds himself with more opportunities than most to begin a successful civilian life - he has a husband, two dogs, two cars, a nice house in the countryside and a book deal. This is a story of a life in the chemsex underworld.
A new epidemic is sweeping the country. Some people call it 'ADHD', 'scatter brain' or 'brain fog'. And some people simply say they 'just don't feel like themselves' - and haven't for a long time. People are thinking and feeling worse than ever.
A global phenomenon, The Alchemist has been read and loved by over 62 million readers, topping bestseller lists in 74 countries worldwide. Now this magical fable is beautifully repackaged in an edition that lovers of Paulo Coelho will want to treasure forever.
"Brilliant. Really brilliant and just crammed with wisdom and insight. It will genuinely make a difference to me and the way I think about myself. I'm going to recommend it to everyone I know." (Stephen Fry)
Aged 24, Matt Haig's world caved in. He could see no way to go on living. This is the true story of how he came through crisis, triumphed over an illness that almost destroyed him and learned to live again.
Hygge has been described as everything from "the art of creating intimacy", "cosines of the soul", "the absence of annoyance" to "taking pleasure from the presence of soothing things", "cosy togetherness" and "the pursuit of everyday pleasures".
Regarded as a life-changing read by many readers, The Secret by Rhonda Byrne is a self-help book that embarks to motivate the reader about a universal paradigm about success that can be achieved though it remains hidden for most people.
Fifty years after its original publication, a commemorative edition with a new introduction and updated resources section of Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross's beloved, groundbreaking classic on the five stages of grief.
Just as he did with his revolutionary theory of the tipping point, Gladwell reveals how the power of blink could fundamentally transform our relationships, the way we consume, create and communicate, how we run our businesses and even our societies.You'll never think about thinking in the same way again.
The good news is that anxiety, guilt, pessimism, procrastination, low self-esteem, and other "black holes" of depression can be cured without drugs. In Feeling Good, eminent psychiatrist, David D. Burns, M.D., outlines the remarkable, scientifically proven techniques that will immediately lift your spirits and help you develop a positive outlook on life.
Fearne's HAPPY PLACE podcast series builds on the success of the top 10 bestseller HAPPY where Fearne Cotton draws on her own experiences and shares advice from experts on how to work through feeling blue to finding joy each and every day.
The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment. To make the journey into the Now we will need to leave our analytical mind and its false created self, the ego, behind. It's available in audio as well as paperback.
The most important issue in a gay man's life is not "coming out," but coming to terms with the invalidating past. Despite the progress made in recent years, many gay men still wonder, "Are we better off?"
Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations. Awaken, discover and connect to the deeper meaning of the world around you. Hear Oprah's personal selection of her interviews with thought-leaders, best-selling authors and spiritual luminaries.
The Power of Intention: Learning to Co-create Your World Your Way. 'Change the way you look at things and the things you look at will change.' Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, affectionately called the "father of motivation" by his fans, is one of the most widely known and respected people in the field of self-empowerment.
The urge to self-harm is like a wave. It feels the most powerful when you start wanting to do it. Learn to ride the wave with the free Calm Harm app. Calm Harm provides tasks to help you resist or manage the urge to self-harm.
The largest free library of guided meditations on earth with more than 30000 titles. Guided meditations and talks led by the world's top meditation and mindfulness experts, neuroscientists, psychologists and teachers from Stanford, Harvard, the University of Oxford and more.
Discover simple yet powerful steps you can take to overcome emotional distress and feel happier, calmer, and more confident. This life-changing bookby Dr. Dennis Greenberger has already helped more than 1,100,000 readers use cognitive-behavioral therapy.
Daily Yoga inspires yogis worldwide with the largest yoga pose base. Enables you to practice yoga on all mobile devices and multiplatforms. More than 100 yoga and meditation classes to help people from all levels.
This is a story about love and acceptance. It is also a call for tolerance and an end to bullying and judgments. Inspired by the author's son, and by her own initial struggles to understand, this is a heart-warming book by Cheryl Kilodavis.
The groundbreaking bestseller that redefines intelligence and success Does IQ define our destiny? Daniel Goleman argues that our view of human intelligence is far too narrow, and that our emotions play major role in thought, decision making and individual success.
A prominent Viennese psychiatrist before the war, Viktor Frankl was uniquely able to observe the way that both he and others in Auschwitz coped (or didn't) with the experience. It's a remarkable story of choosing how you want to live.
F**k It has taken the world by storm, helping countless people to let go, stop struggling and finally do what they want; to ignore what everyone else is telling them and go their own way. This now classic text has been updated with inspirational new material from John C. Parkin.
KEEPING US ALL SAFE
The clinic is operating in-person sessions with measures in place to ensure Welsh Government guidelines are followed. Our aim is to keep you and the clinic team safe during your visit.
As of 28th March 2022 most COVID restrictions in Wales have been lifted. However, health and social care settings will continue to adhere to COVID guidelines, which remain law in Wales. A face covering is still required throughout the clinic and in the therapy room.
We've always offered online therapy as an option, and this will continue should you prefer not to visit us for your appointment.
Enhanced health and safety procedures have been put in place throughout the whole building. They include several hand-sanitising stations in the common areas, and private waiting room. A full-time staff of cleaners use anti-bacterial spray on frequent touch points, such as door-handles, banister rails, seating, and of course in the toilets.
More information on these procedures will be sent to you with your appointment confirmation.