Bibliotherapy book list

All these books can be found in the Teaching Collection, ground floor of the Mile End library. 

Addictions

ADAMS, Gemini

The Facebook Diet: 50 Funny Signs of Facebook Addiction and Ways to Unplug With a Digital Detox

 

Live Consciously (01/12/13)

A humorous look at how to unhook yourself when you’re spending too much time of social media!

 095546563X

BLASZCYNSKI, Alex

 

Overcoming Compulsive Gambling

 

Robinson Publishing (05/02/ 10)

Gambling addictions have increased with the rise on internet gambling sites; this book offers straightforward guidance about how to overcome such difficulties.

1849011338

BOYD, Deirdre

Addictions: Your Questions Answered

Element Books Ltd (05/02/98)

Self help as well as advice and information about alcoholism- what it is, and how to get help for yourself or someone you care about.

978-1862041806

CARNES, Patrick

 

Out of The Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction

 

Hazelden Information & Educational Services; 3rd Ed edition (7/04/01)

Sexual addictions can easily be portrayed as a joke but they can also cause serious harm to self and those we care about, This book explores the subject seriously.

1568386214

HODGKINSON, Liz

Alcoholism (Your Questions Answered)

 

Cassell Illustrated (31/08/95)

Self help as well as advice and information about alcoholism- what it is, and how to get help for yourself or someone you care about.

978-0706374025

LANGTON, James

No Need for Weed: Understanding and Breaking Cannabis Dependency

 

Health Communications; Rev Ed edition (30/11/90)

Highly recommended for its direct and straightforward approach this book has helped many people look at how to manage their cannabis use.

978-0955762604 

 

ROBERTS, Kevin

Cyber Junkie: Escape the Gaming and Internet Trap 

 

Hazelden Information & Educational Services (01/11/ 10)

Increasing numbers of people around the world are escaping work and play and living ‘virtually’ sometimes this can lead to real life problems….

1592859488

TIRBUTT, Edmund & Helen

 

Beat the booze: a comprehensive guide to combating drink problems in all walks of life: reclaim your life

 

Petersfield : Harriman House 2008

Many people go through periods where their drinking is causing them harm and this book offers suggestions on how to address problem drinking.

1905641427

 

WAITE, Terry

Plugged In: A clinicians and families guide to online video game addiction

 

Publish America (29/05/07)

If you or someone you know  is spending so much time gaming that it’s getting in the way of real life this book can help make sense of what’s happening.

1424183758

WILSON, Gary

Your Brain on Porn: Internet Pornography and the Emerging Science of Addiction

 

Commonwealth Publishing (12/02/15)

Regarded as a leader in this field Wilson outlines the difficulties people get into when viewing pornography compulsively. Book includes lots of first-hand accounts and tips.

099316160X

WOITIZ, Janet

 

Adult Children of Alcoholics

 

Health Communications; Rev Ed edition (30/11/90)

A US Classic- very straightforward if somewhat academic book – exploring the legacy for adults who grew up with alcoholic (or drug abusing) parents.

978-1558741126

 

YOUNG, Kimberly

Caught in the Net: How to Recognize the Signs of Internet Addiction - A Sure-fire Strategy for Recovery

 

Jossey Bass (24/03/98)

Practical and hands on guide for anyone wanting to look at their internet use and find ways to manage it.

 0471191590

Anxiety and panic attacks

ALLEN, David

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress Free Productivity

 

AUDIO CD

Simon and Schuster

Simple strategies for when you’re feeling overwhelmed by your workload and don’t know where to start to get things done!

0743520343

ARMSTRONG, John

 

How to Worry Less About  Money

 

Macmillan (10/05/12)

Money can be a worry but when the worrying starts getting in the way of resolving problems here’s a philosophical look at how can we learn to worry less.

1447202295

BUTLER and HOPE

Manage Your Mind

 

 

OUP Oxford; 2 edition (04/01/07)

This is a classic self help book, containing exercises and useful suggestions the reader can work through at their own pace.

978-0198527725

HUNT, Melissa G.

Reclaim your life from IBS: a scientifically proven plan for relief without restrictive diets

Sterling, 2016
 
IBS is often linked to stress, but the vast majority of treatments focus only on restrictive diets. By contrast, this book addresses the emotional component of the disorder through new research based in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
 
145491887X

INGHAM, Christine

Panic attacks, what they are, why they happen and what you can do about them.      

 

Thorsons; New edition (06/11/00)

Very informative, packed with information about what is happening during a panic attack and what you can do to stop them

978-0007106905

JEFFERS, Susan

 

Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway

Vermilion; (04/01/07)  

A classic- thought provoking and practical. Jeffers helps the reader to understand how fear gets in the way and how to allow yourself to feel scared and still do what you need to do.

978-009190707

MADDERS, Jane

Stress and Relaxation, A Practical Guide to Self-Help Techniques 

Vermilion; New edition (06/03/97)

Full of physical and psychological tips and insights on practical  ways you can learn how to relax

978-0091815141

SHAFRAN, Ros

Overcoming Perfectionism

Robinson Books 2008

A CBT based guide to changing perfectionist habits

1845297423

STEIN Murray B. & WALKER, John R.

 

Triumph over Shyness: Conquering Shyness and Social Anxiety

 

McGraw-Hill Contemporary; New edition (01/03/03)

A Step by step guide to tacking social anxiety and self consciousness

978-0071412988

 

 

WILSON, Rob

Overcoming Health Anxiety

 

Robinson Books, Nov 2009

Self help guide to managing worries about your health

1845298241

Assertiveness / Confidence / Self Esteem

BIRCH, Cathy

 

 

Asserting Your Self: How to Feel Confident About Getting More from Life

 

How To Books; Ill edition (01/01/99)

Great read for anyone wanting to feel more confident about being assertive.

978-1857034332

BROWN, Brene

The gifts of imperfection: let go of who you think you're supposed to be and embrace who you are

Hazelden 2010
 
Each day we face a barrage of images and messages from society and the media telling us who, what, and how we should be. We are led to believe that if we could only look perfect and lead perfect lives, we'd no longer feel inadequate.
159285849X

BURTON, Kate

 

Building Self Confidence for Dummies

 

AUDIO CD

John Wiley and Sons

Another easy to grasp book from the ‘Dummies Series’- Useful if you’re not sure whether lack of Self-confidence is really your issue.

0470667230

DICKSON, Anne

A Woman in Your Own Right: Assertiveness and you 

Quartet Books (01/09/82)

Not just a book for women despite the title! Dickson explores ways in which you can become your own person and overcome fear of others judgements.

978-0704334205

FENELL, M.

Overcoming Low Self-Esteem.

Robinson Publishing (26/08/99)

Step by step guide to help challenge negative self-beliefs.  Good CBT companion.

1849010684

FERGUSON, Jan

 

Perfect Assertiveness – All you need to get it right first time

Random House 2003

Thoughtful and sympathetic guide to developing assertiveness skills

978-0722515587

 

GUTMAN, Joanna

 

The Assertiveness Workbook (Overcoming common problems)

 

 

Sheldon Press; illustrated edition (26/08/93)

A step by step guide, including practical exercises to help challenge passive behaviour and develop assertiveness skills.

978-0007179558

MATTA, Christy

 

 

The Stress Response  

 

New Harbinger

A self help guide to using Dialectical Behaviour Therapy techniques to manage feelings of anxiety, anger and other stress symptoms

1608821307

ROWE, Dorothy

Beyond Fear

Harper Perennial; 20th Anniversary (Reissue) edition (05/03/07 A/C/SE) 

Rowe describes how fear can limit your life and how you can learn to manage the feeling and fulfil your potential

978-0007246595

Bereavement & Grief

ABRAMS, Rebecca

When Parents Die: Learning to Live with the Loss of a Parent

Routledge; 2 edition (18/03/99)

Bereavement explored from the perspective of the child as well and the adult.

978-0415200660

BOYDELL, Katie

 

Death... And How To Survive It: A unique, practical and uplifting guide to coming to terms with the loss of your partner

 

Vermilion (07/04/05)

Written by someone with first had experience but very practical- useful reading for to anyone who’s lost a partner whether recently or in the past.

978-0091902575

COBAIN Beverly & LARCH, Jean

 

 

Dying to Be Free: A Healing Guide for Families After a Suicide

 

 

Hazelden Information & Educational Services (15/12/05)

Helpful resource for anyone who’s lost someone to suicide.

 

978-1592853298

 

FINE, Carla

No Time to Say Goodbye. Surviving the Suicide of a Loved One

Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group; Reprint edition (01/05/02)

Useful and thought provoking book for anyone who has experienced bereavement by suicide.

978-0385485517

JAMES, John. W

The Grief Recovery Handbook: The Action Program for Moving Beyond Death, Divorce, and Other Losses

 

Collins; 20th Anniversary edition (01/04/09)

A great book which explored different types of loss and provides practical ideas for coping and surviving.

978-0061686078

KUBLER-ROSS, Elisabeth KESSLER, David

On Grief and Grieving: Finding the Meaning of Grief Through the Five Stages of Loss

 

Scribner Book Company; Reprint edition (05/06/07)

The Classic book on bereavement-- offers support and advice on coping with loss as well as information about when and how to get help.

978-0743266291

MORRIS, Sue

 

Overcoming Grief

Robinson (24/01/08)

A step by step self help approach to dealing with bereavement.

 

978-1845296773   

OKUN, Barbara

Saying Goodbye- Coping with a Loved One’s Terminal Illness

 

Penguin USA

A helpful and thoughtful guide to coping with terminal illness within close relationships from diagnosis until death. This book outlines stages in the grieving process and ruptures in relationships than can happen when a terminal illness takes over.

0425245187

WALLBANK, Susan

Facing grief : bereavement and the young adult

 

Lutterworth press (07/91)

Wallbank is a very experienced specialist bereavement counsellor with a particular expertise ion how grief effects young adults.

0718828070

WENHAM, Michael

 

My Donkey Body Living With A Body That No Longer Obeys You: A Journey with Terminal Illness

 

Monarch Books 2008

One man’s journey of dealing with his terminal diagnosis after helping many other face their own and their loved ones deaths.

1854248898

 

 

Childhood Abuse (emotional / physical / sexual)

AINSCOUGH, Caroline & TOON, Kay

 

Breaking Free: Help for survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

Sheldon Press; 2Rev Ed edition (14/04/00)

A UK classic- practical and supportive guide for people who have experienced sexual abuse.

978-0859698108

BRADSHAW, John

Homecoming: Reclaiming and Championing Your Inner Child

 

 

Piatkus Books; New edition (28/03/91)

Practical and moving book for anyone facing up to pain caused by difficult experiences or abuse in childhood

978-0749910549

DUFFEL, Nigel

The Making of Them: The British Attitude to Children and the Boarding School System

Lone Arrow Press (01/04/00)

The only UK book dealing with the emotional and psychological legacy of growing up in the boarding school system

978-0953790401

FORWARD, Susan

 

Toxic Parents; Overcoming Their Hurtful Legacy and Reclaiming Your Life

Bantam Books; 2nd Revised edition (01/05/02)

US classic for people recovering from experiences of abusive (emotional and mental as well as physical) parenting. Supportive and challenging.

978-0553814828

 

 

FRIEL, John and Linda

 

Adult Children: Secrets of Dysfunctional Families

 

Health Communications (28/01/91)

If you’ve ever wondered what was meant by ‘dysfunctional’ this book explains and explores the issues clearly and can help you to make sense of things in your family that may always have felt ‘wrong’.

0932194532

LEW, Mike

Victims No Longer

Harper Paperbacks; 2 Sub edition (05/04)

Supportive and clear book for male survivors of sexual abuse provides information as well as advice on coping with the range of feelings male survivors’ experience.

978-0060530266

MILLER, Alice

 

 

For Your Own Good: Roots of Violence in Child-rearing

Virago Press Ltd; New edition (30/04/87)

A deep and though provoking exploration of the ways in which violence against children (emotional and physical) causes harm on a personal and cultural level.

978-0860688990

 

 

 

Thou Shalt Not Be Aware: Society's Betrayal of the Child

Pluto Press; 3rd Revised edition (03/02/98)

A radical and in depth, somewhat academic book exploring the ways in which cultures have not supported children and the legacy for individuals and society

978-0745313351

 

MITCHELL,, Rebecca

New Shoes: Stepping Out of the Shadow of Sexual Abuse and Living Your Dreams

 

Lion Hudson Plc. (19/08/11)

A self help and inspirational approach to coping as a survivor of abuse.

978-0745955520

SANFORD, Linda T

 

Strong at the Broken Places: Overcoming the Trauma of Childhood Abuse  

 

Virago (28/08/91)

An exploratory look at the gains as well as losses for those affected by abuse.

978-1853813740

Cultural Issues

GOODWIN, Jane

 

 

The Price of Honour: Muslim Women Lift the Veil of Silence on the Islamic World 

 

Sphere Books New Edition (01/05

Highly regarded and well-reviewed by many from Muslim communities this book explores some of the issues for women in Islam.

0751512869

 

 

GUPTA, Sangeeta

 

Emerging Voices, South Asian American Women Redefine Self, Family & Community

 

SAGE (1999)

Many people experience stress and conflicts as a result of growing up in two cultures, this book explored first person accounts of how others have coped with and managed these complex issues.

0761992960

KAPUR, Manju

A Married Woman

 

Faber & Faber; New Ed edition

A classic novel about a  Delhi woman’s search for her own identity.

057121567X

Difficult Daughters

Faber & Faber; New Ed edition

In this novel, set in the time of partition, Kapur deals with divorce in India.

0571260640

KASSAM, Nadya

 

Telling it Like it Is- Young Asian Women Talk

 

Livewire Books for Teenagers (04/07)

Although this a is a few years old knowing that other young women have share some similar concerns and experiences can be really helpful, especially feeling isolated.

0704349418

SANGHERA, Jasvinder

 

Shame

 

Hodder Paperbacks

Sanghera’s personal journey and flight from an abusive family

978-0340924624

 

Daughters of Shame

Hodder Paperbacks (06/08/09)

Sanghera’s sequel to her first book, see above.

978-0340962077

SANGHERA, Sathnam

The Boy with the Top Knot

Penguin (30/04/09)

Novel which explored one man’s experience of growing up Sikh in a family where mental health problems are not compounded by cultural issues

978-0141028590

Marriage Material

William Heinemann (26/09/13)

Funny but poignant memoir of life in a Sikh Family in the Midlands…

0434021903

SHAH, Hannah

 

The Imam's Daughter

 

Rider (29/04/10)

Story of one girl’s experiences of living in an oppressive family.

978-1846041488

SIRAJ AL-HAQQ KUGLE,  Scott

Homosexuality in Islam: Critical Reflection on Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Muslims

 

 

One world publications (2010)

“There are no verses in the Qur'an that unambiguously condemn homosexuals and there are some that suggest they can be tolerated in Muslim communities” This book explores attitudes toward gay Muslims and debunks some myths along the way.

1851687017

Depression

Johnstone, M.

 

I Had a Black Dog.

 

Robinson Publishing (24/05/07)

Now classic illustrated experiential exploration of depression and recovery- great for showing to friends and relatives too.

978-1845295899

Johnstone, M and Johnstone, A.

Living with a Black Dog.

Robinson (29/01/09)

See above

978-1845297435

LEWIS, Gwynneth

Sunbathing in the Rain- A Cheerful book about depression

 

Harper Perennial; New Ed edition (16/10/06)

An interesting and informative  approach to depression

0007232802

MARTELL, C. and ADDIS, M.

Overcoming Depression One Step at a Time.

 

New Harbinger Publications, U.S

Step by step, very CBT friendly approach to overcoming depression.

978-1572243675

REAL, Terrence

 

 

I Don't Want to Talk About It: Overcoming the secret legacy of male depression                    

Newleaf (03/98)

A very long overdue book which addresses the consequences of men not being allowed to talk about feelings of depression as well as supporting men  to cope with depressive feelings- useful for partners and friends too.

978-0717127108

ROWE, Dorothy

 

Depression: The Way Out of Your Prison

Routledge; Third Edition (17/04/03)

Rowe’s classic guide- both practical and thoughtful focuses on both understanding the causes of and changing the experience e of feeling depressed.

978-1583912867

TEASDALE, WILLIAMS & Kabat- Zinn

 

 

The Mindful Way through Depression – Freeing yourself from chronic unhappiness

(A self-help book including a CD of guided meditations)

 

Guildford Press (2007)

Guide to using mindfulness techniques to help deal with depression and unhappiness.

978-1593851286

Domestic Abuse/Violence/Trauma

HERBERT, Claudia

 

 

 

Understanding your reactions to trauma : a guide for survivors of trauma and their families

 

Blue Stallion Productions (2002)

This book is especially helpful if a loved one (friend or relative) has been through a trauma as well as for the survivor themselves.

1904127029

HERMAN, Judith

Trauma and Recovery

Rivers Oram Press/Pandora List; New edition (08/01)

The ‘Trauma Book’ - Herman describes in accessible but academically rigorous style what trauma is, who it effects and how to get help to manage the after effects.

978-0863584305

 

Body Image / Eating Disorders / Self Harm

BUCKROYD, Julia

Anorexia and Bulimia: Your Questions   Answered

 

Element Books Ltd (25/01/96)

Practical advice on what eating disorders are and what helps and how to access suitable services

978-1852307769

Understanding your eating: how to eat and not worry about it

 

Open University Press (01/0811)

A great guide to learning how to let go of food anxieties…

0335241972

EARL, Rae

****************************

My Mad Fat Diary

 

 

Hodder Paperbacks (23/08/07)

A fictionalised and fun account of one young woman’s’ experience!

0340950943

 

FAIRBURN, Christopher

Overcoming Binge Eating Disorder

Guildford Press

A step by step guide, from a cognitive behavioural perspective on dealing with your binging patterns, lots of tips and detail on what works and helps when you’re struggling with this less widely understood type of food issue.

0898621798

 

GILL, Sophia

 

101 Distractions from Depression, Self-harm (and other Soul-destroyers)

 

Create Space Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (26/02/13)

Practical and contemporary look at how to divert yourself from self defeating behaviours.

1481958232

MORGAN, John F

 

 

The Invisible Man- A Self help guide for men with eating disorders…

 

Routledge

More and more young men are developing emotional issues around food but the literature usually refers to women- this book is what it claims to be and addresses things from a male perspective

1583911502

NORMANDI, Carol

 

Its Not about Food- End your obsession with food and weight.

 

Perigee Books; 1 Rep Rev edition (02/12/08)

It might seem strange at first to think of eating disorders as NOT being about food but this book makes sense of this idea.

0399534660

ORBACH, Susie

 

 

On Eating

 

Penguin (03/01/02)

Orbach’s classic work about our emotional relationship with food and how difficulties can and do emerge.

978-0141007519

SUTTON, Jan

 

 

Healing the Hurt Within: Understand Self-injury and Self-harm

 

 

How To Books Ltd; 3Rev Ed edition (12/11/07)

A self help guide to developing healthier coping methods and ways of dealing with emotions.

1845282264

TURNER, VJ

 

 

Secret Scars: Uncovering and Understanding the Addiction of Self-injury

 

 

Hazelden Information & Educational Services (15/09/02)

An in depth study of self-harm- educative and thought provoking- includes first-hand accounts.

978-1568389141

 

 

Family Issues and Problems

CASSELLA KAPUNSKI, Lynn.

 

 

Now what do I do? : a guide to help teenagers with their parents' separation or divorce

 

ACTA Publications (2006). Skokie, IL

A self help approach. Although it says for teenagers this is still a helpful text if you’re a bit older than that!

0470409223

 

NEUMANN, M Gary

The Long Way Home: The Powerful 4-Step Plan for Adult Children of Divorce 

 

John Wiley & Sons (03/13)

If your parents divorced when you were still a child you can find the effects are still with you years later- this book offers a ‘guide’ for how to address such issues.

 0470409223

FORWARD, Susan

 

Toxic In Laws: Loving Strategies for protecting your marriage

 

Harper Perennial (2002)

If you are in a relationship with someone whose parents drive you mad this book could help…

0553814826

FOSTER LEA, Brooke

 

The way they were: Dealing with your parents’ divorce after a lifetime of marriage

 

New York: Three Rivers Press, (2006)

When parents divorce whilst you’re an adult it can feel as though you shouldn’t be upset given you’re now an adult. This book explores why this is usually not the case and how we can help ourselves.

(none available)

OXENHANDLER, Noelle

A grief out of season : when your parents’ divorce in your adult years

 

Boston: Little, Brown (1991)

Many people feel that they shouldn’t be so upset if their parents split once they’re adults, which can add to their distress….

0316363510

STALL, Stephanie. 

The love they lost : living with the legacy of our parents' divorce

 

Delacorte Press, (2000). New York

Parental divorce effects people I different ways but everyone is effected I some way or other, this book encourages you to understand your own experience.

 

 0385334109

VERRIER, Nancy Newton.

 

Coming home to self : healing the primal wound

     

 

British Association for Adoption and Fostering (BAAF) (13/05/10)

This is an in depth self help looking at the emotional aspects of being adopted. Despite being a lifeline for many, adopted people experience painful psychological feelings about their experiences, this book offers ideas to help the reader understand and come to terms with what is, perhaps inevitably a mixed experience for many.

1905664818

ZIMMERMANN, Jeffrey.

Adult children of divorce : how to overcome the legacy of your parents' breakup and enjoy love, trust, and intimacy

New Harbinger Pub 2003.

Oakland, CA

If you feel your own relationships might have been effected by your parents split this book can help offer some supportive ideas for dealing with your experience.

1572243368

Gender Issues/Identity

MOORE Robert & GIILLETTE, Douglas

King Warrior Magician Lover- Rediscovering the Archetypes of the Mature Masculine

HarperSanFrancisco; New edition (06/02/2)

A self development book for men- encourages exploration of what it means to be a man in contemporary society

978-0062506061

FUREDI, Ann

Unplanned Pregnancy: Your choices. A practical guide to accidental pregnancy

OUP Oxford (04/04/96)

Clear and straightforward information about options regarding unexpected pregnancy

978-0192624451

BORNSTEIN, Kate

Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women and the Rest of Us

Vintage Books USA; Reprint edition (04/95)

Part Self help, part educational guide to understanding gender. Great resource for anyone struggling to ‘fit in’ and feeling alone on the journey.

978-0679757016                                                                       

BORNSTEIN, Kate

My Gender Workbook: How to Become a Real Man, a Real Woman, the Real You, or Something Else Entirely: How to Become the Kind of Man or Woman You ... You Could Be...or Something Else Entirely

 

Routledge; 1 edition (12/02/98)

Step by step guide to working through gender issues or confusion.

978-0415916738

Meditation & Mindfulness

DAVITCH, Victor

Eight Minute Meditation: Quiet your mind, change your life

 

Perigee Books

Described as a perfect introduction to meditation for beginners and sceptics this book offers a simple set of guidelines to help you to develop meditation skills

0399529950

GERMER Christopher

The Mindful Path to Self Compassion

 

 

Guildford Press

A gentle guide to help you develop our relationship with yourself- helpful for anyone who feels that they’re highly self-critical in a way that stops them developing confidence in their own abilities.

1593859759

 

HAY, Louise

 

Stress Free- Peaceful meditations

 

AUDIO CD

Hay House

Louise Hay is something of a self help guru and these simple relaxing meditations are accessible and easy to follow.

140190405X

SHAMASH Alidina

 

Mindfulness for Dummies

John Wiley & Sons

If you’re familiar with the ‘Dummies’ series then this coherent and straightforward ‘manual of mindfulness’ will appeal.

0898621798

 

WILLIAMS, M & PENMAN, D

 

 

Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World

 

 

 

Piatkus Books (05/05/11)

A general introduction to the idea of Mindfulness and how to incorporate it into everyday life. Includes a CD and an 8 week

meditation programme for dealing with the frantic world in which we live.

1405509074

 

Personal Development

ASTLEY, Neil

Being Alive

 

Bloodaxe Books LTD (10/04)

A collection of poetry about what it is to be alive in the modern world, funny, thought provoking and poignant.

1852246758

De BOARD, Robert

Counselling for Toads- A psychological adventure

 

Routledge (20/11/97)

Modern classic whereby Toad (of wind in the willows fame) has exhausted his friend’s patience and they send him to counselling! Poignant & funny book about how counselling works

0415174295

BURGO, Joseph

 

Why Do I Do That? Psychological Defence Mechanisms and the Hidden Ways They Shape Our Lives

 

New Rise Press (26/10/12)

If you’ve ever wondered what a ‘defence mechanism’ was or why you think and behave as you do then this book might be useful.

0988443120

CATTON, Eleanor

 

The Rehearsal

Granta Books (04/03/10)

Novel about a scandal that has unforeseen repercussions for a whole community when ‘reality’ and reality collide.

1847081398

DAVIES, William

 

Overcoming Anger and Irritability

 

Robinson (05/11/09)

Practical method of addressing angry and irritable

1849011311

DANN, Jill

The Emotional Intelligence Workbook

 

Teach Yourself; Csm Wkb edition (28/09/12)

 

Step by step workbook to developing your emotional intelligence

1444176749

DRYDEN Windy & GORDON, Jack

How to Cope with Difficult Parents

Sheldon Press (23/11/95)

Great title- a supportive and informative guide which explores strategies for managing manipulative parents

978-0859697385

GERHARDT, Sue

Why Love Matters- How Affection Shapes A Baby’s Brain

Routledge; 1 edition (24/06/04)

Easily accessible book-explores links between emotional and psychosocial difficulties and the latest research on infants brain development-

978-1583918173

GREENBERG, Joanne

Never Promised You a Rose Garden

St. Martin's Press; Reprint edition (30/12/08)

Classic novel based on the author’s experience of a psychotic breakdown in adolescence.

978-0312943592

GROSZ, Stephen

The Examined Life; How we Lose and Find Ourselves

 

 

Vintage  (02/01/14)

An instant classic on the subject of understanding ourselves, what makes us tick and what therapy is all about- written as a series of ‘case studies’.

0099549034

 

HAMILTON, Christopher

 

How to Deal With Adversity

 

Macmillan (02/01/14)

 

How do we cope when things go wrong, what helps us weather the difficult experiences we have in life….

 

0230771661

JAMES, Oliver

They F*** You Up: How to Survive Family Life

 

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC; 2nd Revised edition (30/09/06)

 

Exploration of families, relationships and how we develop into the people we are. Very informative and thought provoking

 

978-0747584780

JAMES, Oliver

How To Develop Emotional Health

 

Macmillan (02/01/14)

 

After ‘They F**** You Up’ and ‘Affluenza’ James offers a potted version what we can do to make ourselves healthier and happier.

0230771718

MILLER, Alice

 

 

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

 

Virago Press Ltd; 2nd Revised edition (27/04/95)

A Classic work exploring ways people can reconnect with their true self and manage emotional distress caused by difficulties in childhood

978-1860491016

 

 

PERRY, Phillipa

How to Stay Sane

 

Macmillan (10/05/12)

A Philosophical Guide…

1447202309

PHILLIPS, Adam,

Missing Out: In Praise of an Unlived Life

 

Penguin (07/13)

Philips is a psychoanalyst and in this book he explores the possibilities of the paths we haven’t chosen.

0141031816

SARKIS,  Stephanie

 

10 Simple Solutions for Adult ADD

 

New Harbinger

Practical tips to help you focus and concentrate, even if you don’t have an ADD diagnosis!

1608821846

SEIGEL, Daniel

 

 

MINDSIGHT- Transform Your Brain with the new science of Kindness

 

 

 

Oneworld Publications (01/04/11)

A fascinating insight into ways in which we can develop our natural capacities for kindness to self and others.

978-1851687930

 

 

SYMINGTON, Neville

 

How to Choose a Psychotherapist

 

 

Karnac Books (01/0103)

Symington’s classic guide to finding the right therapist.

 

978-1855752894

 

 

VAN DIYK, Sheri

 

Calming the Emotional Storm

 

New Harbinger

Learning how to healthily manage difficult or overwhelming emotions is an essential life skill which can be hard to master! This guide uses straightforward techniques to help you learn how.

1608820874

WALTON, David

 

Emotional Intelligence- A Practical Guide

 

Icon Books Ltd (03/01/13)

Lots of people have heard of Emotional Intelligence but wonder what it is and how to attain it. This book offers a practical guide to developing yours.

1848314221

WAX,  Ruby

Sane New World

 

Hodder Paperbacks

The well-known comedian writes about her own experience of mental health difficulties and how she got better.

1444755757

WILDE-McCORMICK, Elizabeth

Change for the Better: Self Help Through Practical Psychotherapy

SAGE Ltd; 3 Rev Ed edition (30/01/08)

Practical ‘CAT’ based approach to helping people identify patterns in ways of being which cause difficulties demonstrates strategies for  manage emotional traps, snags and dilemmas.

978-1412948265

 

WINTERSON, JEANETTE

Why be Happy When You Could Be Normal?

Vintage (12/04/12)

Personal memoir of growing up in a dysfunctional home

009955609X

Psychiatric Diagnoses / Autism Spectrum Disorders

De SILVA, Padmal

RACHMAN, Stanley

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (The Facts)

OUP Oxford; 4 edition (26/03/09)

Practical and informative book on this increasingly common diagnosis.

978-0199561773

DUBIN,  Nick & ATTWOOD, Tony

 

The autism spectrum and depression

 

Jessica Kingsley Publishers (2014)

A self help book written by Nick Dubin who has personal experience of ASD & Depression.

1849058148

Asperger syndrome and anxiety: a guide to successful stress management

 

Jessica Kingsley Publishers (2009)

Stress management tips specifically aimed at those on the Autism spectrum but also helpful for anyone struggling to cope with overwhelming feelings!

184310895X

FREEMAN, Daniel,

FREEMAN,  Jason GARETY, Philippa    

Overcoming Paranoid and Suspicious Thoughts 

 

 

Robinson Publishing (29/06/06)

Practical strategies to help people manage troubling symptoms.

978-1845292195

HIGASHIDA, Naoki &  MITCHELL, David  

The Reason why I Jump: One Boy’s voice from the silence of autism  

 

SCEPTRE (01/06/13)

A personal experience of autism

1444776770

 

JONES, Stephen  

& HAYWARD Peter

Coping with Schizophrenia: A Guide for Patients, Families and Caregivers by

 

 

Oneworld Publications  (2004)

One of very few self-help books for people experiencing psychosis and a must read for family members or carers.

0241146100

KEUTHEN, Nancy J.  

Help for Hair Pullers: Understanding and Coping with Trichotillomania:

New Harbinger Publications, U.S.; New title edition (23/03/01)

Step by step, CBT based approach to dealing with Trichotillomania.

B00IJ0GGR4

LEADER, DARIAN

Strictly Bipolar

Penguin (05/13)

Leader’s treatise of the psychology of our times explores the changing ‘fashions’ in psychiatric diagnosis.

0241146100

MOSKOVITZ, Richard MD

Lost in the Mirror: An Inside Look at Borderline Personality Disorder

Taylor Publishing Company; 2nd Revised edition (01/03/01)

Supportive book- useful for  those diagnosed or people close to them to help understand BPD

978-1572242326

REDFIELD Jamison, K.

An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness

 

Picador; New edition  (09/03/97)

Inspirational first-hand account from a psychologist diagnosed with bi polar disorder.

978 0878332663

ROTH, Kimberlee

Surviving a Borderline Parent

New Harbinger

Growing up with unstable and emotionally demanding parents is a very troubling experience. This book gives lots of explanation and ideas of ways to help yourself deal with difficulties you might experience as result.

978-0330346511

 

VAN GELDER, Kiera

 

  

The Buddha and the Borderline: My Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder Through Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Buddhism, and Online Dating

 

New Harbinger Publications; Original edition (01/08/10)

One woman’s personal journey to resolving deep seated difficulties

1572243287

Relationships

BEATTIE,  Melody

Codependent No More: How to stop controlling others and start caring for yourself

Hazelden Info & Educational Services; 20th Aniv edition (04/89)

A US classic on dysfunctional relationships and how to break self defeating patterns of relating to others.

978-0894864025

Beyond Codependency: And Getting Better All the Time

 

Hazelden Information & Educational Services; First Edition, First Printing edition (01/08/90)

0894865838

BEHRENDT, Greg &  RUOTOLA- BEHRENDT , Amiira

 

It's Called a Breakup Because It's Broken: The Smart Girl's Breakup Buddy

Harper Element (05/06/06)

A ‘fun’ guide to dealing with life after the end of a relationship.

978-07225187                                                            

BOTTKE, Allison

 

Setting Boundaries with Difficult People

 

 

Harvest House, (09/11)

How to set limits, even with the most challenging of people, whether they’re friends, family or colleagues

0736926968

 

BROWN, Brene

 

Daring Greatly- How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

 

Portfolio Penguin (04/13)

Many people feel that to let others see them as vulnerable or having problems in life is a scary thing which shows weakness- Brown dispels this myth in a simple but challenging way.

0670923540

COLE, Julia,

 

Loving yourself, Loving Another: The importance of self-esteem for successful relationships

 

Vermillion 2002

One in the extensive series from Relate exploring essential aspects of relationships- self esteem is often mistakenly thought to just be about loving and valuing yourself Cole explores how in fact without it our most intimate relationships with others can be blighted.

0091856760

COLEMAN, Daniel

Social Intelligence- The New Science of Social Relationships

 

Arrow (06/09/07)

Coleman identified Emotional Intelligence in his seminal book  back in the 90s, here you can find out about social intelligence, why it’s important and how to make friends and what keeps our social connections alive.

0099464926

ENGEL, Beverly

The Emotionally Abusive Relationship, How to stop being abused and how to stop abusing.

 

Jossey Bass (02/09/03)

If you’re not sure if your relationship is abusive or not this book can help you become aware of the signs and challenge your own and other’s behaviour is safe and positive ways.

0471454036

ELLIOT, Susan J.

Getting Past Your Breakup: How to Turn a Devastating Loss into the Best Thing That Ever Happened to You

Da Capo Lifelong, 2009.

When a relationship ends we can feel as though we are bereaved and will never be ok- this book shows how to turn that on its head…

0738213284

FORWARD, Susan

 

Men Who Hate Women and the Women Who Love Them: When Love Hurts and You Don't Know Why

 

Random House South Africa; Reprint edition (27/02/02)

Helpful book if you’re struggling trying to understand patterns in your relationships and in the partners you choose.

 0553381415

HAYMAN, Suzie

Moving on: Breaking Up without Breaking Down (Relate Relationships) (Paperback)

Vermilion (02/08/01)

Supportive and informative book about ending relationships. From RELATE the national relationship counselling service.

978-0091856250

 

LANCER, Darlene

 

Codependency for Dummies

 

John Wiley & Sons

Explains what it is, where it comes from and how it manifests. This book contains lots of questionnaires and tips for changing codependent dynamics.

1118095227

LITVITOFF, Sarah

Better Relationships: Practical Ways to Make Your Love Last

Vermilion (01/02/01)

Supportive and informative book about developing healthy relationships. From RELATE  the national relationship counselling service.

978-0091856700

WEINHOLD. Barry & Janae

 

 

Breaking Free from the Co-dependency Trap

New World Library; 2Rev Ed edition (21/03/08)

A self help guide to understanding relationship patterns and how to break them.

978-1577316145

 

WHITFIELD, Charles

Boundaries and Relationships: Knowing, Protecting and Enjoying the Self

 

Health Communications (01/0793)

An excellent guide to understanding what healthy boundaries in relationships are and how to put them in place.

155874259X

Sexuality

BORHEK, Mary

Coming Out to Parents- A Two Way Survival Guide

 

Pilgrim Press; 1st edition (1993)

The classic ‘how to’ book for anyone wanting to talk with their parents about their sexual orientation.

978-0829809572  

DAWSON,

James

This Book is Gay

 

 

Hot Key Books (09/12)

A book that challenges the way language is used in a heterosexist way.

1471403955

 

REIS,

Essie

How to come out: a guide for women questioning their sexual orientation

     

     

 

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (18/01/15)

An essential guide for women sharing other’s experience and with lots of ideas about how to accept our sexuality and come out to others.

1507599773

 

SANDERSON, Terry

 

Assertively Gay: How to Build Gay Self Esteem -

The Other Way Press; 2nd Revised edition (21/03/97)

A practical and supportive book focussing on helping the reader to come to develop positive feelings about themselves and their sexuality

978-0948982101

 

SAVIN-WILLIAMS,

Ritch C.

 

Mom, Dad, I'm gay : how families negotiate coming out

American Psychological Association (28/02/01)

A supportive exploration of different ways families can deal with what can be a difficult time for all.

1557987416

SIGNORILE, Michelangelo

 

Outing yourself : how to come out as lesbian or gay to your family, friends, and colleagues

 

Prentice Hall & IBD; Fireside ed edition (01/06/96)

Wondering and dreading how to talk to people about your sexuality? Learn from others experiences in this supportive and informative book.

0684826178

Sleep Difficulties

ESPIE, Colin A.

Overcoming Insomnia and Sleep Problems. A self-help guide using Cognitive Behavioural Techniques

Robinson Publishing (26/01/06)

Practical, educational and supportive guide to managing insomnia

978-1845290702

MARGO, Sammy

The Good Sleep Guide

Vermilion (27/03/08)

Helpful, short and practical guide to help you get a good night’s sleep!

978-0091923488

Student Life & Study

ACRES, David

 

 

How to Pass Exams without Anxiety: Every Candidate's Guide to Success

How To Books Ltd; 4th Revised edition (09/95)

Classic text on the subject- loads of practical tips and advice

978-1857031744

BURNAP, Dave

Getting Ahead as an International Student (Open Up Study Skills)

 

Open University Press (01/07/09)

Advice and practical information about life as an international student

978-0335234530

CLARKE, Lucy

 

Student Survival Guide- what to expect and how to handle it

 

How To Books (01/08/01)

If you’re already here it’s never too late to get some tips on Student Life.

1857037669

FIORE, Neil A.

 

The now habit : a strategic program for overcoming procrastination and enjoying guilt-free play

 

Jeremy P Tarcher; Rev Ed edition (23/03/07)

Most of us procrastinate from time to time- if it’s getting your down or you realise you can’t relax as  result this book could really help

1585425524

 

FOWLIE, Julie  &  SMALE, Bob

How to Succeed at University: An Essential Guide to Academic Skills and Personal Development  

SAGE Publications Ltd (30/03/09)

Informative and supportive book about managing the challenges of student life.

978-1412947176

MCFARLANE, Aidan

Fresher Pressure: How to Survive as a Student

Oxford Paperbacks (01/09/94)

Helpful  practical and emotional  guide to starting University

978-0192861672

MORGAN, Nicola

 

The Leaving Home Survival Guide.

 

Walker Books Ltd (05/09/05)

You might wish you’d read this BEFORE you came to university but it’s still full of helpful tips !

1844287718

TAN, Chade-Meng

 

Search Inside Yourself- the secret to unbreakable concentration.

 

Collins (09/05/13)

Offers some practical tips to improve concentration!

0007467168

TOIBIN, Lucy

A Guide to Uni Life

 

Trotman; 1 edition (26/08/09)

What to expect, and what to do about it if things don’t feel right…

1844552160

PERRY, ANDREA

Isn't It About Time? How to Overcome Procrastination and Get on with Your Life

Worth Publishing (20/02/02)

Practical and supportive guide to dealing with procrastination.

978-1903269039