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Lois Tonkin

Dr Lois Tonkin has worked as a counsellor, educator and writer about issues of loss and grieving for over 25 years. Shehas a special interest in the disenfranchised grief experienced by people whohave non-bereavement losses. She is well known in the UK and NZ for her work about the ways people 'grow around grief'; where they find ways to 'live with'their losses rather than 'get over' over them. ਀  Lois is a lecturer in counselling and in qualitative research methods at the University of Canterbury/Te Whare Wananga o Waitaha, New Zealand. She is also a counsellor for Genea Oxford Fertility, in Christchurch. She lives in Diamond Harbour, Aotearoa/New Zealand.

JKP publications by Lois Tonkin

  1. Motherhood Missed

    Motherhood Missed

    Stories from Women Who Are Childless by Circumstance

    Lois Tonkin. Foreword by Jody Day

    Honouring women who are childless by circumstance, these first-person stories describe their emotional responses and under-discussed grief. While exploring their sense of loss, the book also presents the hopefulness and positivity of the women interviewed and the alternative routes their lives have taken. Learn More
    2018, Paperback / softback, 7.72in x 5.12in / 196mm x 130mm, 224pp, £12.99
    ISBN: 9781785923371
    2018, Ebook, ePUB, 224pp, £12.99
    ISBN: 978-1-78450-659-9