Listed below are counselling books that have influenced my development as a practitioner, student and individual.
McKissock, M., & McKissock, D. (2012). Coping with Grief
Comment: A very accessible and informative best-selling book which provides practical advice for how to deal with the grieving process. Mal and Dianne McKissock are two of the most respected bereavement counsellors in Australia and founded the Bereavement C.A.R.E Centre in 1981.
James, J. W., & Friedman, R. (2009). The Grief Recovery Handbook.
The Grief Recovery Handbook offers grievers the specific actions needed to move beyond loss. This book accompanies The Grief Recovery Method®.
Rando, T. A. (1991). How to Go On Living When Someone You Love Dies
Comment: Rando provides a must-read comprehensive helpful resource for anyone grieving and for those supporting them.
Zagdanski, D. (1994). Stuck for Words: What to Say to Someone Who is Grieving
Comment: Zagdanski provides a guide for friends and family of the bereaved. I first read this book when I became a widow and it gave me a lot of comfort in making sense of grief. Doris Zagdanksi is an Australian author.