Course text books

course text books


Our recommended texts are chosen to be approachable but thorough, and we've aimed to balance getting the best information with the need for a reasonable cost. 

There are Amazon links to make finding the books as easy for you as possible, and we have a small number of second-hand books for sale. Please see here for an up to date list. 

You don't need to have read your books from cover to cover before you arrive at module one. But it is useful to dip in and out, and become familiar with what's in them.


Required reading


All students will receive a copy of Debbie Waller's book 'Their Worlds, Your Words', free of charge at module one.

  • If you are only doing the Foundation level, the above plus one book from section A will be all you need.
  • If you are doing Practitioner level, look at sections A and B.
  • Section C is to help you build your library as you develop special interests, decide to read further as a student or want books to use as part of your professional development when in practice

This list is updated from time to time as new books arrive on the market, last updated March 2018.


Section A. Therapy scripts

We'd recommend all our students to have the Roger Allen book, plus the Lynda Hudson one if your budget allows.


Section B. Building your skills

We'd recommend all our students acquire one of these books, both if your budget allows.


Section C. Building your library

If you want to build your library further we suggest you invest in one or two of these. However, it's a good idea to wait till you've covered the relevant areas of your training before deciding which ones you want. Some are quite specialist and will be of no use unless you decide to work in that area.
The tutor's copies will be available to view during our course, giving you a chance to browse through them before you decide which ones you wish to add to your own collection. We've also included brief notes to help you choose the titles of most interest to you.