Recommended Reading


CCTS recommends the following books as additional sources of information.

  • Recommended for Beginners - Books that will give you a good introduction.
  • Recommended - These books we recommend to enhance your course studies.
  • Highly Recommended - These are books that have changed lives!


General Self-Help

The ABCS of Coping with Anxiety: Using CBT to manage stress and anxiety
Cowart -  Crown House Publishing

Smashing Your Glass Ceiling: 8 steps to free yourself and be yourself
Westland -  10-10-10 Publishing


Hypnosis, NLP and Hypnotherapy

Analytical Hypnotherapy Volume 1: Theoretical Principles: Vol 1
Morison & Philips -  Crown House Publishing

Analytical Hypnotherapy Volume 2: Practical Applications: Vol 2
Morison & Philips -  Crown House Publishing - Recommended 

Analytical Hypnotherapy: Principles and Practice
Barnett - Westwood Publishing - Highly Recommended 

Clinical Hypnosis with Children
Wester & O'Grady - Bremmer - Mazel

Contemporary Hypnosis Research
Fromm & Nash - Guilford 

Ericksonian Approaches: A Comprehensive Manual
Battino - Crown House 

Group Hypnotherapy and Hypnodrama
Greenberg - Nelson Hill

Handbook of Hypnotic Suggestions and Metaphors
Hammond - Norton - Recommended 

Hope and Resiliency: Understanding the Psychotherapeutic Strategies of Milton H. Erickson
Short - Crown House

Hypnosis: A Practical Guide to the Health-giving Benefits of Hypnotherapy and Self-hypnosis
Roet - Piatkus Books - Recommended for Beginners 

Hypnosis for Smoking Cessation: An NLP and Hypnotherapy Practitioner's Manual
Bosford - Crown 

Hypnosis & Suggestion in the Treatment of Pain A Clinical Guide
Barber - Norton 

Dave Elman - Westwood Publishing - Recommended 

Hypnotherapy: A Handbook (Psychotherapy Handbooks)
Heap & Dryden - Open University Press 

Hypnotherapy: An Exploratory Casebook
Erickson & Rossi - Irvington 

Introducing NLP Neuro-Linguistic Programming
O'Connor & Seymour -  HarperCollins - Recommended for Beginners 

Metaphoria: Metaphor and Guided Metaphor for Psychotherapy and Healing
Battino - Crown House 

NLP: A Practical Guide to Achieving the Results You Want: Workbook
O'Connor - HarperCollins 

Patterns of the Hypnotic Techniques of Milton H. Erickson, MD: Volume 1
Grindler and Bandler - Metamorphous Press

Scripts and Strategies in Hypnotherapy: The Complete Works
Allen -  Crown House Publishing - Recommended 

The User's Manual For The Brain: Vol 1
Bodenhammer - Crown House - Recommended 

The Weight, Hypnotherapy and YOU Weight Reduction Program: An NLP and Hypnotherapy Practitioner's Manual
Pearson - Crown House - Recommended 

Thinking Therapeutically: Hypnotic Skills & Strategies Explored
Barber & Westland - Crown House Highly - Highly Recommended

Unlock Your Mind and Be Free: Practical Approach to Hypnotherapy
Barnett - Westwood Publishing - Recommended for Beginners  

What Is Hypnosis?: Current Theories and Research
Naish - Open University Press


Counselling and Psychotherapy

Between Therapist and Client: The New Relationship
Michael Kahn - Owl Books - Recommended for Beginners 

Breaking Down the Wall of Silence: To Join the Waiting Child
Miller - Virago Press

Counselling for Toads: A Psychological Adventure
De Board - Routledge - Recommended for Beginners 

Cognitive-Behavioural Counselling in Action
Trower, Dryden - Sage 

Embracing Our Selves: Voice Dialogue Manual  
Stone - Nataraj Publishing 

Further Learning from the Patient: The Analytic Space and Process
Casement - Routledge 

Gestalt Counselling in Action
Clarkson - Sage 

Integrative and Eclectic Counselling and Psychotherapy
Palmer - Sage 

Integrative Counselling Skills in Action (Counselling in Action)
Culley - Sage - Recommended

Introduction to Psychopathology  
Lemma - Sage 

Knowing Through Changing: The Evolution of Brief Strategic Therapy  
Nardone & Portelli - Crown House 

Love's Executioner and Other Tales of Psychotherapy
Yalom - Penguin - Highly Recommended 

Man's Search for Meaning
Frankl - Rider & Co - Highly Recommended 

On Learning from the Patient
Casement - Routledge 

Person-Centred Counselling in Action
Mearns & Thorne - Sage 

Practical Counselling & Helping Skills: Texts and Activities for the Lifeskills Counselling Model
Nelson-Jones - Cassell

Psychodynamic Counselling in Action
Jacobs - Sage

The Discovery of the Unconscious: History and Evolution of Dynamic Psychiatry
Ellenberger - Basic Books 

The Drama of Being a Child : The Search for the True Self
Miller - Virago

The New Primal Scream (Abacus Books)  
Janov - Abacus 

The Presenting Past: The Core of Psychodynamic Counselling and Therapy
Jacobs - Open University Press  

The Skilled Helper: A Problem-management and Opportunity Development Approach to Helping
Egan - Brooks/Cole - Recommended 

Transactional Analysis Counselling in Action
Stewart - Sage   

Trauma and Recovery: From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror  
Herman - Rivers Oram Press/Pandora List 

Working at Relational Depth in Counselling and Psychotherapy
Mearns & Cooper - Sage - Recommended  


Existential Psychotherapy

Being and Nothingness: Essay on Phenomenological Ontology
Jean Paul Satre - Routledge

Everday Mysteries 
Emmy van Deurzen - Routledge - Highly Recommended

Passion and Paradox in Psychotherapy 
Emmy van Deurzen - Wiley - Blackwell - Highly Recommended

Man's Search For Meaning: The classic tribute to hope from the Holocaust 
Viktor E Frankl - Rider - Highly Recommended

Being and Time
Martin Heidegger - WileyBlackwell

Existential Thought and Therapeutic Practice: An Introduction to Existential Psychotherapy
Hans Cohn - Sage

Existential Psychotherapy  
Irvin Yalom - Basic Books - Recommended

Interpersonal Conflict: An Existential Psychotherapeutic and Practical Model  
Karen Weixel-Dixon - Routledge - Recommended

The Interpreted World: An Introduction To Phenomenological Psychology
Ernesto Spinelli - Sage

Existential Time-Limited Therapy: The Wheel of Existence  
Freddie Strasser - Wiley Blackwell