Useful Literature & Books

The use of books for therapeutic purposes is known as bibliotherapy. Self-help books have been used in this way for many years and are now being recommended as part of psychological therapy which allows you to begin a process of self-empowerment. There is strong evidence for the effectiveness of self-help books based on a cognitive behavioural approach.

You may find the following books very useful

An Introduction to Sensible Drinking, Marcantonio Spada, 2011

Act on Life Not Anger, Georg Eifert et al, 2006

An Introduction to Coping With Anxiety, Brenda Hogan & Lee Brosnan, 2007

Overcoming Anxiety, Helen Kennerley, 2004

An Introduction to Coping With Health Anxiety, Charles Young & Brenda Hogan, 2007

An Introduction to Coping With OCD, Lee Brosnan, 2007

Overcoming Perfectionism, Roz Shafran & Sarah Egan, 2010

Assertiveness for Men and Women, Gael Lindenfield

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spritual Enlightenment, Eckhart Tolle

An Introduction to Coping with Grief, Sue Morris, 2010

Overcoming Body Image Problems, David Veale, 2009

Breaking Free: Help for Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse, Carolyn Ainscough & Kay Toon, 2000

Coming Through Depression, Tony Bates, 2011

Overcoming Depression, Paul Gilbert, 2009

An Introduction to Coping With Eating Problems, Gillian Todd, 2011

Overcoming Anorexia Nervosa, Christopher Freeman & Peter Cooper, 2009

Overcoming Bulimia Nervosa & Binge-Eating, Peter Cooper, 2010

Overcoming Weight Problems, Jeremy Gauntlett-Gilbert & Clare Grace, 2005

Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations For A Lifetime of Love, Sue Johnson, 2011

An Introduction to Improving Your Self-Esteem, Melanie Fennell with Lee Brosnan, 2011

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Skills Workbook: Practical Exercises for Learning Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation & Distress Tolerance, Matthew McKay et al, 2007

Overcoming Sexual Problems, Vicki Ford, 2010

An Introduction to Coping With Sleep Problems, Colm Espie, 2011

The Drama of Being a Child : The Search for the True Self, Alice Miller

Toxic Parents: Overcoming Their Hurtful Legacy and Reclaiming Your Life, Susan Forward

I am Special: Introducing Children and Young People to their Autistic Spectrum Disorder Peter Vermeulen, 2008