Counselling and Therapy Resources

The following is a list of resources in a variety of topic areas. The books and links to websites are resources that I have made use of and have found to contain excellent information as well as links to further resources.



  • “When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress” (2003) Gabor Mate
  • “The Joy of Burnout: How the End of the World Can Be a New Beginning” (2002) Dina Glouberman

Depression, Anxiety and Mental Health

  • “Your Depression Map: Find the Source of Your Depression and Chart Your Own Recovery” (2002) Randy J. Paterson, Ph.D.
  • “Anxiety Free: Unravel your Fears before They Unravel You” (2009) Robert L. Leahy
  • “Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway” (1987) Susan Jeffers
  • Mood Disorders Association of BC
  • Mental Health and Substance Use Information

Leaving a Religion

  • “Leaving the Fold: A Guide for Former Fundamentalists and others Leaving Their Religion” (1994) Dr. Marlene Winell
  • “The Dark Side: How Evangelical Teachings Corrupt Love and Truth” (2007) Valerie Tarico Ph.D.
  • Support and resources for those having left Christianity


  • “Wherever You Go There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life” (1994) Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • “Coming to our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness” (2005) Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • “The Mindful Way through Depression: Healing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness” (2007) J. Mark G. Williams, John D. Teasdale, Zindel V. Segal Ph.D. and Jon Kabat-Zinn

Family Dynamics

  • “Family Ties that Bind: A self-help guide to change through Family of Origin therapy” (1995) Dr. Ronald W. Richardson

Personality Traits/Temperament

  • “The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You” (1996) Elaine N. Aron, Ph.D.
  • “Highly Sensitive Person’s Survival Guide: Essential Skills for Living Well in an Overstimulating World” (2004) Ted Zeff
  • The Introvert Advantage: How to Thrive in an Extrovert World (2002) Marti Olsen Laney, Psy.D.
  • Nancy Okerlund, on being a “conscious introvert”


  • “Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples” (2008) Harville Hendrix, Ph.D.
  • “Keeping the Love You Find: A Personal Guide” (1992) Harville Hendrix, Ph.D.
  • “The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work” (1999) John M. Gottman, Ph.D.


  • “Non-Violent Communication: A Language of Life” (2003) Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D.
  • The Center for Non-Violent Communication
  • LaShelle Lowe-Charde, on Helping Couples Communicate with Compassion