Non-fiction banner.jpg


From biography, memoir and essays to history and current affairs, you’ll find New Island books at the leading edge of Irish non-fiction.

To Call Myself Beloved

To Call Myself Beloved


by Eina McHugh

An account of a therapy, told from patient’s perspective, that offers a fascinating window into the complex intimacy and power of the therapeutic experience, as well as a thought-provoking insight into the trauma of ‘The Troubles’ in Northern Ireland.

B-format, paperback | 256pp | ISBN: 978-1-84840-184-6 | Release Date: Oktober 2012

Add To Cart

Written in an engrossing novelesque style, yet with nothing fictional included, the book recounts, with engaging honesty, the arc of one human journey in a Belfast-based therapy from 1988-1997. To Call Myself Beloved shares what it is like to bare soul, both on a couch and in a group, making accessible a world that is usually private. It explores the intriguing breadth and depth of a committed therapeutic relationship, in the search of self-understanding and self-love. And it gives brave voice to the fragile nature of humanity, standing witness to an 'ordinary' experience of the 'Troubles', to the human impact of terrorism and political war. READ MORE ABOUT THE BOOK ON FACEBOOK