Storr was, as one of his obituarists observed, "no stranger to suffering". He married twice, to Catherine Cole (who became a children's writer under her married name) in 1942 and writer Catherine Peters in 1970 after the first marriage ended in divorce.
He is the author of several books relating to the field of psychotherapy specifically Jungian approach. However his most fascinating book may be ' the art of psychotherapy'. This books contains the recollections of many decades of practice as a psychiatrist and psychotherapist. It is not just a self justification for why he became a therapist but who may be a successful psychotherapist and what to expect in the practice. Because of the nuanced manner in which the subject of psychotherapy was dealt with in this book, some mental health training institution like the federal neuropsychiatric hospital Maiduguri, Nigeria has included it as part of it's must rea for all trainee resident.