Resources

Books



Relationships

Hold Me Tight by Sue Johnson

Communication is one of the most common reasons couples seek counselling. Written by Sue Johnson, founder of the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT), this book explores the negative patterns of communication in which couples may get stuck. It looks at what is behind these patterns and how to change them, building a closer, more connected relationship in the process.

After the Affair by Janis Abrams Spring

This book helps couples that have experienced the crisis of an affair in their relationship. Chapters alternate between addressing the partner who has been hurt and the partner who has had the affair, normalizing feelings for both. The book provides practical advice for each partner, to help them determine if they wish to remain in the relationship and if so, how to rebuild trust and intimacy.

Love You, Hate the Porn by Mark Chamberlain and Geoff Steurer

This book helps heterosexual couples whose relationship has been damaged by the male partner’s pornography use. It looks at the factors leading to problematic use of pornography, the impacts it can have on intimacy in the relationship, and strategies to heal the relationship.

Anxiety/Depression

Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel By Changing the Way You Think by Dennis Greenberger and Christine A. Padesky

This workbook takes a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach to help you identify the situations that lead to feelings of anxiety and depression. When these situations occur, our feelings are often amplified by the thoughts we have. Learning to identify and challenge these thoughts can lead to a reduction in anxiety and depression. The workbook provides step-by-step exercises to teach you the skills you need to change your mood.