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