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  • Published: 15 May 2017
  • ISBN: 9781785041051
  • Imprint: Vermilion
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $27.99
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We Need to Talk

A Straight-Talking Guide to Raising Resilient Teens


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With mental illness among teens rising faster than ever, getting them away from the screen to talk has never been more imperative; one of the UK's leading psychoanalysts will give you the tools to do that, and show you the conversations you need to be having.

'WHAT EVERY PARENT SHOULD KNOW ... If anyone is qualified to give advice on how to manage this tricky time for parents, it's Ian' - The Times


‘Ian Williamson is a genius … I couldn’t recommend [this]
more highly’ HELEN FIELDING


How do you talk to your teen when their only focus
is the screen in front of them?


How do you help them to build a core of self-esteem in
a world obsessed with appearances?


In this empathetic, down to earth and eminently practical guide from one
of the UK’s leading adolescent psychoanalysts, Ian Williamson
will help you through every possible hurdle in the teenage years.

- Covering topics from behaviour and relationships
to crime and gaming
- Featuring top tips and takeaway advice
- With realistic solutions that you can put into practice right away


We Need to Talk is your new go-to-guide to navigating the often tricky
adolescent years, with the endgame being what every parent wants: a healthy, happy and resilient child.

  • Pub date: 15 May 2017
  • ISBN: 9781785041051
  • Imprint: Vermilion
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $27.99

About the Author

Ian Williamson

Ian Williamson trained as a child and adolescent analyst at the Society of Analytical Psychology. He then worked at a variety of NHS centres as a specialist in mental health problems before switching to private practice 15 years ago. He lectures part-time in Jungian child analysis at Essex University and is the co-director of the Queen Anne Practice, as well as the Young People’s Counseling and Therapy Centre.


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