Self Help Resources
Reading about your difficulties, using selected books and trusted websites, can be helpful. Below is a selection of books and website links that we have read and can recommend because they each provide an explanation of the problems listed in the headings, and they all provide some techniques and exercises to help you feel better. Many people find that just by increasing their understanding of their difficulties, they feel some relief. An increased understanding can also help you to get the most out of any sessions you have with a psychological therapist.
Mind Over Mood. Change How You Feel By Changing The Way You Think.
(1995) Dennis Greenberger and Christine Padesky. ISBN: 0-89862-128-3
The Feeling Good Handbook.
(2000) David Burns. ISBN: 0452281326
(2000) Paul Gilbert. ISBN: 1841191256
Bereavement Living with Loss.
(2000) Liz McNeill Taylor. ISBN: 1841191051 Anxiety
Centre for Clinical Interventions ("Coping with Depression")
(1997). Derrick Silove & Vijaya Manicavasagar. ISBN: 1854877011
(1997) Helen Kennerley. ISBN: 1854874225
When Panic Attacks: The New, Drug-free Anxiety Therapy That Can Change Your Life. (2007) David Burns. Broadway Books
Centre for Clinical Interventions ("Mastering Your Worries")
Centre for Clinical Interventions ("Coping with Social Anxiety")
Centre for Clinical Interventions ("Coping with Panic Attacks")
Moodjuice Self-Help Guide ("Shyness & Social Anxiety")
Overcoming Low Self-Esteem. A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioural Techniques.
(1999) Melanie Fennell. ISBN: 1-85487-725-9
Centre for Clinical Interventions ("Overcoming Low Self-Esteem")
Centre for Clinical Interventions ("Improve Your Assertiveness")
Moodjuice Self-Help Guide ("Being Assertive")
Surviving a traumatic incident
Overcoming Childhood Trauma.
Helen Kennerley. ISBN: 18411908010
(2000) Carolyn Ainscough & Kay Toon. ISBN: 0859698106
Overcoming Traumatic Stress.
Claudia Herbert & Ann Wetmore. ISBN: 1841190160
Reinventing Your Life. The Breakthrough Program to End Negative Behavior and Feel Great Again.
(1994) Jeffrey Young, Janet Klosko. ISBN: 0-452-27204-1
Get Out of Your Mind & Into Your Life. The New Acceptance & Commitment Therapy.
(2005) Steven Hayes with Spencer Smith. New Harbinger Publications inc.
Self Harm / Suicidal Behaviour
Managing Intense Emotions and Overcoming Self-Destructive Habits: A Self-Help Manual.
(2003) Lorraine Bell. ISBN: 1583919155
The Psychiatrist ("Reading About Self-Help Books on Dementia")
Centre for Clinical Interventions ("Coping with Bipolar Disorder")
Centre for Clinical Intervention ("Overcoming Disordered Eating - Part A)
Centre for Clinical Intervention ("Overcoming Disordered Eating - Part B)
Centre for Clinical Interventions ("Sleep")
Overcoming Chronic Pain
(2005) Cole, Macdonald and Carus
For Other Self-help Materials:
Centre for Clinical Interventions
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence