Counselling and Psychotherapy Author, Consultant in Equalities and Diversity, Counselling and Self-Awareness Trainer
ALIVE AND CUTTING
a novel by
ISBN 0 59552 963 1
Available in printed and electronic formats.
Alive and Cutting takes you on a vivid journey into the psychological world of self-harming or self-injuring behaviour.
Katie had a difficult childhood. Neglected and alone she spent much of her time consoling herself as best she could with her doll and teddy bear. Taken into care and fostered, she was then bullied at school. Later in childhood she learned to fight back. Now, aged nineteen, Katie is depressed, binge-drinks and regularly cuts herself, in part to find release from emotional build up, but also to cut her way out of depression and despair.
Katie has referred herself for couselling where she sees Keith, a Youth Counsellor. The therapy process unfolds. From moment to moment Katie’s focus can switch within the sessions, with dramatic memories emerging and being lived out in the therapy room. Katie’s cutting becomes more damaging as she connects more deeply with her past.
You will become a companion on Katie’s journey as she tries to make sense of her past and her present. You will gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the emotional and psychological landscape of self-harm.
Published by iUniverse in the USA, and printed in the USA and the UK
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