Reading, and all kinds of self-guided education, can be an impactful complement to therapy. Therapy sessions tend to focus on specific solutions and interventions, designed to create change in alignment with personal challenges and goals.
By reading independently about the topics they’re working through in therapy, clients can reach a deeper understanding of both the concerns they’re addressing, and the processes they’re using to deal with them.
Having this context and information can be incredibly empowering. At Shoreline Counselling, we’ve experienced how helpful it can be for clients to have the knowledge to identify what their challenges are, and to understand the techniques and approaches that are being engaged.
Some of the books recommended below will offer more information about your therapist’s approach and why they make the choices they do in session. Others will complement your therapeutic work by offering new frameworks and insights. Education — both in and outside of therapy — supports the process of change.
Book suggestions from Shoreline counsellors
In today’s post, we are sharing some exceptional books around important topics like grief, anxiety, and trauma. These recommendations are meant to get you started, and act as a jumping-off point for your own reading and research.
Once you find a book you connect with, you’ll often uncover a trail of other authors and titles to follow that were referenced within it. Happy reading!