'The horror of having a partner who is being haunted is insurmountable.' This unique and occasionally unsettling book examines the links between mental health and supernatural experiences. An experienced counsellor, Louisa Marsh details a personal journey when her own life is disrupted by a haunting - with no apparent explanation from a mental health perspective. This causes her to challenge her previously held beliefs around the reasons why some people may encounter a ghost. Particular attention is paid to the impact of childhood sexual abuse, post traumatic stress and dissociative identity disorder as potential triggers to psychic ability - alongside exploration of theory, literature and film based around paranormal themes. Interweaving research with autobiographical content and drawing from case material, the author also examines the ways in which a therapist may work with clients presenting with haunting or psychic situations. At times disturbing, always fascinating, Louisa Marsh enables us to question what may lie beyond the therapy room.
Supernatural Survivors is aimed at those who work in the counselling and mental health professions and may also appeal to anyone interested in paranormal phenomena.