Helping Yourself

Useful Self-Help Books Online Publications

The purpose of this list of self-help books is to assist individuals in selecting appropriate self-help material to the client’s presenting problems. The self-help material ranges from psycho-educational booklets to self help manuals for specific conditions.

Generally Self-Help Materials fall into 3 categories; i.e. Booklet (BT), Book (BK) & Self-Help Treatment Manual (STM). Each recommended material is coded accordingly.

A comprehensive range of books are available to borrow from all public libraries in the Belfast Trust

Addiction

Overcoming Compulsive Gambling by A. Blaszczynski (2004)
Robinson Publishers, London (BK)

Anger, Guilt & Shame

Anger- Deal with it, Heal with it, Stop it From Killing You
by Bill De Foore (1991)
Health Communication Inc. Florida (BK)

Overcoming Anger & Irritability by William Davies (2000)
Constable & Robinson Publishers, London (BK)

Anxiety, Panic & Specific Phobias

Living with Fear by Issac Marks (2001)
McGraw-Hill Inc,London (BK)

Managing Anxiety by Gillian Butler (1985)
Oxford Waneford Hospital, Oxford (BT)

Overcoming Anxiety by Helen Kennerley (1997)
Constable & Robinson, London (BK)*

Panic Disorder-The Facts by S. Rachman & P. De Silva (1998)
Oxford University Press, Oxford (BK)

Understanding Panic by D. Westbrook & K. Rouf (1998)
Oxford Waneford Hospital, Oxford (BT)

Depression

Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy by David Burns (1980)
Morrow & Co., New York (STM)

Overcoming Depression by Paul Gilbert (1997)
Constable & Robinson Publishers, London (BK)

Overcoming Depression by Chris Williams (2001)
Arnold Publishers, London (STM)

Mind Over Mood by Christine Padesky and Denis Greenberger (1995)
Guildford Press, USA (STM)

Eating Disorders

Anorexia Nervosa: A survival guide for sufferers and those caring for someone with an eating disorder by J. Treasure (1997)
Hove Psychological Press, London (BK)

Anorexia Nervosa: The wish to change by A.H. Crisp, N. Joughin, C. Halek, & C. Bowyer (1996)
Hove Psychological Press, London. (BK)

Bulimia Nervosa & Binge Eating: A guide to recovery by P.J. Cooper (1993)
Robinson Publishers, London (BK)*

Overcoming Binge Eating by C. Fairburn (1995)
Guildford Press, London. (BK)

Overcoming Anorexia Nervosa by C. Freeman (2005)
Robinson Publishers, London (BK)

Overcoming Weight Problems by J. Gauntlett-Gilbert & C. Grace (2005)
Robinson Publishers, London (BK)

Generalised Anxiety Disorder

How to Stop Worrying by Frank Tallis (2001)
Sheldon Press, London (BK)

The Worry Cure by Robert L Leahy (2005)
Piatkus, London (BK)

Overcoming Worry by Kevin Meares and Mark Freeston (2008)
Robinson Publishers, London (BK)

Grief & Loss

Living with Grief by Dr. Tony Lake (2000)
Sheldon Press,London (BK)

Living with Loss by Liz McNeill-Taylor (2000)
Constable & Robinson, London (BK)

Overcoming Grief by Sue Morris (2008)
Constable & Robinson, London (BK)

Low Self Esteem

Overcoming Low Self Esteem by Melanie Fennell (1999)
Constable & Robinson Publishers, London (BK)*

When Perfect Isn’t Good Enough by Antony & Swinson (1998)
New Harbinger Publications (BK)

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder-The Facts by S. Rachman & P. De Silva (1992)
Oxford University Press, Oxford (BK)

OCD-A Guide for Patients and Their Families by David Westbrook (2001)
Oxford Waneford Hospital, Oxford (BT)

Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder by D. Veale & R. Wilson (2005)
Robinson Publishers, London (BK)

Touch and Go Joe – An Adolescent’s Experience of OCD by Joe Wells (2006)
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, London (BK)

Perfectionism

When Perfect Isn’t Good Enough by Antony & Swinson (1998)
New Harbinger Publications (BK)

Physical & Psychosomatic Ilness

Coping with Chronic Fatigue by Trudie Chalder (2002)
Sheldon Press, London (BK)

Overcoming Chronic Fatigue by M. Burgess & T. Chalder (2005) Robinson Publishers, London (BK)*

Coping Successfully with Pain by Neville Shone (2001)
Sheldon Press, London (BK)

Overcoming Chronic Pain by F. Cole et al. (2005)
Robinson Publishers, London (BK)

The Irritable Bowel Stress Book by Rosemary Nicol (2001)
Sheldon Press, London (BK)

Understanding Health Anxiety by C. Kuchemann & D. Sanders (1999)
Oxford Waneford Hospital, London (BT)

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Overcoming Childhood Trauma by Helen Kennerley (2000)
Constable & Robinson Publishers, London (BK)*

Overcoming Traumatic Stress by C. Herbert & A. Wetmore (1999)
Constable & Robinson Publishers, London (BK)*

Understanding your Reactions to Trauma by Dr. C. Herbert (2002)
Blue Stallion Publications,Oxon (BT)

Relationship Issues

Overcoming Jealousy by Dr. Windy Dryden (1998)
Sheldon Press, London (BK)

The Book of Love by Dr. David Delvin (1992)
New English Library Hodder & Stoughton, London (BK)

Family Matters- A Guide to Healthier and Happier Relationships by R. Skynner (1995)
Karner Books, London (BK)

Overcoming Relationship Problems by M. Crowe (2005)
Robinson Publishers, London (BK)*

Social Anxiety

Coping with Blushing by Dr R. Edelman (2002)
Sheldon Press, London (BK)

Overcoming Social Anxiety by Gillian Butler (1999)
Oxford University Press, Oxford (BT)

Overcoming Social Anxiety & Shyness by Gillian Butler (1999)
Constable & Robinson Publishers, London (BK)*

Sleep Problems

Self-Help For Nightmares by Mary Burgess (2001)
Oxford Stress & Trauma Centre, Oxon (BK)

Overcoming Insomnia & Sleep Problems C. Espie (2005)
Robinson Publishers, London (BK)