Gwen Scott Counselling Resources

Key Resources

Here are some helpful books, online resources, and local support groups that I often recommend to my clients.

Professional Therapist Organization Websites

BCACC contact info: 1- 800-909-6303 or
CCPA contact info: 1- 877-765-5565 or



How Can I Forgive You? by Janis Abrahms, 2004, HarperCollins, New York, NY
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John Gottman & Nan Silver, 2015, Three Rivers Press, New York
Hold Me Tight by Dr. Sue Johnson, 2008, Little, Brown and Company
Resurrecting Sex
 by David Schnarch, 2002, HarperCollins Publishers, New York
What Makes Love Last? How to Build Trust and Avoid Betrayal by John Gottman and Nan Silver, 2012, Simon & Schuster.


The Bully, The Bullied and the Bystander by Barbara Coloroso, 2003, HarperCollins, New York
Kids Are Worth It: Raising Resilient, Responsible, Compassionate Kids by Barbara Coloroso, 2010, Penguin Books, Toronto, Ont.
The New Speaking of Sex: What Your Children Need To Know and When They Need To Know It 
by Meg Hickling, 2005, Northstone Publishing, Kelowna, BC
Rest, Play, Grow – Making Sense of Preschoolers
by Deborah McNamara, 2016, Aona Books
Hold On to Your Kids
by Gordon Neufeld and Gabor Mate, 2013, Vintage Canada
No-Drama Discipline
 by Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson, 2014, Bantam
The Whole Brain Child by Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson, 2011, Bantam

Domestic Abuse

Battered Into Submission by James and Phyllis Alsdurf, 1998, InterVarsity Press, Downer’s Grove, Illinois
When Dad Hurts Mom by Lundy Bancroft, 2004, Berkley Books, New York
Why Does He Do That? by Lundy Bancroft, 2002, Berkley Books, New York
No Place For Abuse:Biblical and Practical Resources to Counteract Domestic Violence
by Catherine Clark Kroeger and Nancy Nason-Clark, 2010, InterVarsity Press, Downer’s Grove, Illinois
When Love Hurts by Jill Cory & Karen McAndless-Davis, 2008, Womankind Press, New Westminster, BC
The Verbally Abusive Relationship by Patricia Evans, 2010, Adams Media, Avon, Mass.


The River Within by Jeff Imbach, 1998, NavPress, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Abba’s Child by Brennan Manning, 2002 NavPress, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and the Twelve Steps by Richard Rohr, 2011 Franciscan Media, Cincinnati, OH

Developing Positive Self Esteem and Wholehearted Living

The Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie, 1990, Hazelden, Center City MN
The Gifts of Imperfection 
by Brene Brown, 2010, Hazelden, Center City, Minn.
I Thought it Was Just Me (but it isn’t)
by Brene Brown, 2007, Gotham Books, New York
Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy 
by David Burns, 1999, HarperCollins, New York NY
by Henry Cloud and John Townsend, 1992, ZondervanPublishingHouse, Grand Rapids, Mich.
The Dance Of Connection by Harriet Lerner, 2001, HarperCollins, New York
Daring Greatly: How the courage to be Vulnerable transforms the way we Live, Love, Parent and Lead by Brene Brown, 2012, Gotham.
The Dance of Anger by Harriet Lerner, 2014, William Morrow Paperbacks (HarperCollins).

Articles & Resources Developed by Gwen Scott

pdf Click here for a PDF file on Resources for Church Leaders and those who Experience Abuse

pdf Click here for a PDF file of my article entitled “Revisiting External vs Internal Locus of Control”

Click here to read my article on website entitled “Q&A: Could this be verbal abuse?

Community Resources

Crisis Line : or email
Ending Violence Association of BC –
MCC, Abbotsford hosts separate groups for men and women focusing on healthy relationships.
Women’s Group: “When Love Hurts”
Men’s Group: “Home Improvement:Men in Relationship”
For Information Contact: Elsie Goerzen at


Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing –
Focus Helps Counselling Service –