Deborah A. Lee, DClinPsy, is a consultant clinical psychologist, head of a national treatment center for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in Berkshire, UK, and an honorary senior lecturer in clinical psychology at the University College London. Lee has worked with adult survivors of rape, interpersonal violence, and childhood abuse for more than twenty years and specializes in treating shame-based PTSD and complex trauma. She has pioneered the use of compassion-focused therapy with those suffering from shame-based PTSD and complex trauma and widely disseminated her clinical knowledge through writing and delivering clinical workshops in North America and Europe.
Sophie James is a lawyer and writer. After practicing law for over a decade, she changed her career to take up her passion for writing. She has particular interest in writing for the self-help market, and is dedicated to making clinical research and practice accessible to the general population.
Foreword writer Paul Gilbert, PhD, is a professor at the University of Derby in the United Kingdom, director of the mental health research unit at Derbyshire Mental Health Trust, and author of The Compassionate Mind.