BOOK REVIEW THE SKELETON CUPBOARD BY TANYA BYRON

The Skeleton Cupboard is Professor Tanya Byron’s account of her years of training as a clinical psychologist, when trainees find themselves in the toughest placements of their careers. Through the eyes of her naive and inexperienced younger self, Tanya shares remarkable stories inspired by the people she had the privilege to treat. Gripping, poignant and full of daring black humour, this book reveals the frightening and challenging induction faced by all mental health staff and highlights their incredible commitment to their patients.

Powerfully moving and beautifully written, The Skeleton Cupboard shares the tales of ordinary people with an amazing resilience to the challenges of life.

The cover of this book was what intrigued me straight away in the shop .I then realised it was a memoir of sorts of Tanyas and knew I had to read it.

I studied counselling and psychology for many years and I am still fascinated with the whole subject .Us humans are fascinating and complex creatures. As well as being on the academic side I have been the patient many times and will be again in the future . I am not ashamed of that and I believe talking helps .

This book is brilliant and i really enjoyed it ,and felt like I gained a lot from reading about the case studies from the professionals point of view .

You  also read how Tanya grew as a person both in and out of her work .

The people she meets along her training have had a profound effect on her and I am sure she will never forget them .

As she done her training in a variety of places she meets a variety of people from all walks of life .

Overall a honest sensitive look into the mental health world .

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