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Peter Houghton

Peter Houghton was for many years a counsellor in palliative care. He was Director of the Birmingham Settlement where he founded Britain's first money advice centre and worked with adolescents in trouble. He was also the founder of The National Association of the Childless in the UK, after which he became actively engaged in fundraising for the Artificial Heart Foundation and founded the ExtraLife Society for advancing procedures for helping people who have experienced heart failure.

JKP publications by Peter Houghton

  1. The World Within Me

    The World Within Me

    A Personal Journey to Spiritual Understanding

    Peter Houghton

    In this thoughtful and profound account Peter Houghton charts his personal quest for the spirit. His extraordinary story is written during the time in which he had received a diagnosis of terminal heart disease and reflects on the ways in which being about to die developed his ideas about spirituality and humanity. Learn More
    2002, Paperback / softback, 8.66in x 8.46in / 220mm x 215mm, 176pp, £19.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-079-9
    2002, Ebook, PDF, 176pp, £19.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-024-5
  2. On Death, Dying and Not Dying

    On Death, Dying and Not Dying

    Peter Houghton

    In June 2000 Peter Houghton, a counselor in palliative care, was weeks from death due to cardiomyopathy. Then he was offered the chance to participate in a clinical trial. Six months later he was not only still alive, but planning a long distance walk for charity and writing this book about his experiences. Learn More
    2001, Paperback / softback, 8.43in x 5.51in / 214mm x 140mm, 176pp, £21.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-020-1
    2001, Ebook, PDF, 176pp, £21.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-291-1