The Skeleton Cupboard

Tanya Byron

23 April 2015
304 pages


The Skeleton Cupboard is Professor Tanya Byron's account of her years of training to be a clinical psychologist. As a trainee, she found herself in some of the toughest placements in her career. Through the eyes of her naive and inexperienced, Tanya shares remarkable stories inspired by the people she had the privilege to treat.

Gripping and poignant, this book reveals the frightening and challenging induction faced by all mental health staff and highlights their incredible commitment to their patients.

Teeming with daring humour and heart-rending stories, The Skeleton Cupboard is a testament to the extraordinary strength of ordinary people pitted against life's challenges.

Moving and thought-provoking
A compelling book that will challenge and comfort all who have strived to make the journey from chaos to clarity
Quite simply, I love this book for its candour, wisdom and courage. Mistakes are our greatest lessons and other people, wherever we find them, our greatest teachers. As Tanya Byron describes so eloquently, life is about connection. There is nothing else.