As well as being a psychologist specialising in cognitive behaviour therapy, Doreen Davy is a published author. Her latest book – Between the Immensities – is a semi-autobiographical novel set in Liverpool, The story was inspired by true events and is about a New Zealand psychologist who returns to her hometown of Liverpool to care for her elderly mother. Over a short period of time, the delicate balance of family life is turned upside-down for everyone in the most unexpected ways.
Between the Immensities
Winner of the 2020 Spiritual Book Awards for Best Spiritual Fiction Book.
Sprinkled throughout with Liverpudlian humour, Between the Immensities is an entertaining and heart-warming story of how a shallow mother/daughter relationship blossoms into a loving and extraordinary alliance.
Reviewed by Joan Rosier-Jones (author and creative writing tutor) ‘A thoroughly enjoyable read…. It is warm, tender, poignant, funny and informative. I really liked the Liverpudlian humour.’
Doreen’s previous book Emotional Life looks at how our emotions can positively or negatively affect many important areas of life such as relationships, health, communication, behaviour, authenticity, goals, philosophy and spirituality, and explains how we can become the master of our own emotions. Combined with teaching skills and strategies for managing emotions, a philosophical thread weaves its way throughout the book, providing an inspirational perspective on the importance of really experiencing our precious gift of life.
Emotional Life explains what emotions are, where they come from, and the ways in which we can enhance the quality of life by managing both our positive and negative emotions.
Review… ‘this book provides the reader with tools to become their own therapist. If you are seeking more control over your life and happiness, I am confident that this new book by Doreen Davy – an experienced therapist who practices what she preaches – will contribute significantly to that desirable goal.’
Wayne Froggatt, Centre for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, New Zealand.