PGCE, M.A. (Couns. Psych.), DIPC
HPCSA Reg No: PS0106321
Practice No: 036 5548


Over the years, the following have stood out as particularly helpful to me. If you check them out, let me know how you find them!

Personal Growth

  • Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead – Brené Brown
  • Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones – James Clear
  • The Highly Sensitive Person: How To Thrive When The World Overwhelms You – by Elaine N. Aron, Ph.D.
  • Common Shock: Witnessing Violence Every Day- How We Are Harmed, How We Can Heal – Kaethe Weingarten


Dating and Marriage

  • Love, Care, Trust and Respect: Reclaim your relationships from the jaws of pain, fear and guilt Paperback – Natalie Lue
  • Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find – and Keep – Love Amir Levine & Rachel Heller
  • Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love – Sue Johnson
  • The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts – Gary Chapman
  • The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide – John Gottman & Nan Silver
  • And Baby Makes Three: The Six-Step Plan for Preserving Marital Intimacy and Rekindling Romance After Baby Arrives – John Gottman & Julie Schwartz Gottman



  • The Baby Decision: How to Make the Most Important Choice of Your Life by Merle Bombardieri
  • How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk – Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish
  • The Explosive Child, Ross Greene


For mental health professionals

  • Therapy with a Coaching Edge: Partnership, Action, and Possibility in Every Session – Lynn Grodzki
  • 1001 Solution-Focused Questions: Handbook for Solution-Focused Interviewing – Fredrike Bannink
  • The Gift of Therapy: An Open Letter to a New Generation of Therapists and Their Patients – Irvin Yalom
  • Leaving It at the Office: A Guide to Psychotherapist Self-Care Second Edition – John C. Norcross & Gary R. VandenBos
  • Collaborative Therapy with Multi-Stressed Families – William C. Madsen
  • Playful Approaches to Serious Problems: Narrative Therapy with Children and their Families – David Epston, Jennifer Freeman, et al.
  • Play Therapy: the art of the relationship – Garry L. Landreth