Skip to main content

Self help Information by subject and categories

 

Change and Transition

Louise Hay

CD

Passion for the Possible : A Guide to Realizing Your True Potential,

 Jean Houston

Ebook

Self-counselling : How to Develop the Skills to Positively Manage Your Life,

Wiliam Stewart 

Ebook

The Winner's Way : A Proven Method for Achieving Your Personal Best in Any Situation,

Ebook

How to improve your mental well being

Rowe

MIND

How to look after yourself

Sharman

MIND

How to recognise early signs of mental distress

Crepaz-Keay

MIND

Making sense of CBT

Williams

MIND

Making sense of counselling

Catty

MIND

Manage your mind: the mental fitness guide

Gillian Butler and Tony Hope

OUP

The Intimacy and Solitude Self-therapy Book: developing inner strength, flexibility and choice with hundreds of therapeutic exercises to work on by yourself

Stephanie Dowrick

Women’s Press Ltd

Authoritive guide to self help resources in Mental Health

Norcross et al

 Guilford Press

Man’s Search for Meaning

Viktor E. Frankl

 London

The Feeling good handbook

Burns

 Plume

Develop Your NLP Skills {Creating Success; 3rd Ed.

 Andrew Bradbury

Ebook

 

Addictions; alcohol /smoking /sex/internet

Addictions :Your questions answered

Boyd

Element Books

Overcoming Addiction: Positive steps for breaking free of addiction and building self esteem

C. Sweet

CD

The Addiction workbook

Fanning and O’Neill

 Group West

The Demon Drink

Jancis Robinson

Penguin

Adult Children of Alcoholics

Woititz

 Communications

Let’s Drink to Your Health

Robertson and Heather

Blackwell

Easy Way to Control Alcohol

Allen Carr

 Slough

Caught in the Net: How to Recognize the Signs of Internet Addiction - And a Winning Strategy for Recovery

Kimberly S. Young

J Wiley

Overcoming Compulsive Gambling: A self help guide using cognitive behavioural therapy techniques

Blaszczynski

Robinson

How to Stop Smoking and Stay Stopped for Good

G Riley

Vermillion

Hope and Recovery : A Twelve Step Guide for Healing From Compulsive Sexual Behavior

Hazelden Educational materials

Ebook

 

Depression/mental health

Dealing with Depression

Barnes

Mind over Mood: a cognitive treatment manual for clients

Dennis Greenberger & Christine Padesky

 Guilford

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy

Segal

 Guilford

Understanding and Overcoming Depression

Bates

 Crossing

Depression: The Way Out of Your Prison -

Dorothy Rowe

Routledge

The Mindful Way Through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness

J. Mark G. Williams

CD

Overcoming depression (CBT)

Paul Gilbert

Constable

Beating Depression : The Complete Guide to Depression and How to Overcome It]

Cembrowicz, Stefan.; Kingham, Dorcas.

Ebook

Creating Optimism : A Proven, Seven-step Program for Overcoming Depression

Bob Murray; Alicia Fortinberry

Ebook

Dealing With Depression Naturally,

Syd Baumel,

Ebook

Depression : The Way Out of Your Prison

Dorothy Rowe

Ebook

Help Yourself Move Out of Depression and Anxiety, ,]

Helga A. H Rowe

Ebook

Why Am I Still Depressed? : Recognizing and Managing the Ups and Downs of Bipolar II and Soft Bipolar Disorder,

James R Phelps,

Ebook

How to lift depression (fast)

Griffin and Tyrell

HG Publishing

Climbing out of depression: a practical guide for sufferers

Atkinson

Lion Publishing

Overcoming depression

Windy Dryden, Sarah Opie

Sheldon

Coming off Anti-Depressants: How to use and stop using anti-depressants safely

J. Glenmullen

Robinson 

Accepting Voices

Romme and Escher

MIND

 

Mood swings

Calm Energy : How People Regulate Mood With Food and Exercise,]

Robert E. Thayer

Ebook

Living With Bipolar : A Guide to Understanding and Managing the disorder

Lesley  Berk

Ebook

Overcoming mood swings (CBT)

Jan Scott

Robinson

The Food and Mood Handbook

Amanda Geary

Thorsons

Coping with Depression and Elation

McKeon

 Sheldon

 

 

Happiness

Happiness: A Guide to Developing Life's Most Important Skill

Ricard, M

Atlantic Books.

Simple Steps to Happiness

Rosie Hamilton-McGinty,

Ebook

Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfilment

Martin E. P. Seligman

CD

Addicted to Unhappiness : Free Yourself From Moods and Behaviours That Undermine Relationships work and the life you want

Martha Pieper; Joseph  William Pieper,

Ebook

 

Managing difficult feelings/behaviour/positive thinking

Learn How to Think Positively

Glenn Harrold

CD

The Power of Your Spoken Word: Change Your Negative Self-Talk and Create the Life You Want!

Louise L. Hay

CD

Being Positive and Staying Positive {Easy Step By Step Guide}

Pauline Rowson

Ebook

How to Cope when the going gets tough

Dryden and Gordon

The Making of them(boarding School)

N.Duffel

Lone Arrow Press

 

Anger

Taking Charge of Anger : How to Resolve Conflict, Sustain Relationships, and Express Yourself Without Losing Control, ,

Robert W Nay 

Ebook

How to deal with anger

Cloutte

MIND

The anger control workbook

McKay, Rogers

New Harbinger press

Overcoming anger and irritability

William Davies

Robinson

Overcoming Anger

Windy Dryden

Sheldon Press

Managing anger: simple steps to dealing with frustration and threat.

Gael Lindenfield

Thorsons

Anger Releasing

Louise Hay

CD

 

Bullying

 

Help! I'm Being Bullied : A Practical Guide for Children and Adults,.

Emily Lovegrove

Ebook

 

 

Confidence/self esteem

Develop Your Self Confidence

Glenn Harrold

CD

Boost Your Self-esteem {Creating Success}

John Caunt

Ebook

Forgiveness/Loving the Inner Child

Louise Hay

CD

365 Steps to Self-confidence : A Complete Programme for Personal Transformation - in Just a Few Minutes a Day {3Rd Ed.},

David Lawrence Preston

Ebook

Building Self-esteem : How to Replace Self-doubt With Confidence and Well-being

William Stewart

Ebook

Developing Self-esteem : A Guide for Positive Success {Fifty-Minute Series}

Connie D Palladino

Ebook

Triumph Over Shyness : Conquering Shyness and Social Anxiety

Murray B Stein, John R Walker

Ebook

Conquering a sense of inferiority

Rowe

MIND

How to cope with loneliness

Maekins and Gorman

MIND

How to increase your self-esteem

Cloutte

MIND

Overcoming low self esteem (CBT)

Mel Fennell

Robinson

Overcoming social anxiety and shyness (CBT)

Gillian Butler

Robinson

Confidence works: learn to be your own life coach

McMahon

Sheldon Press

How to accept yourself

Dryden

Sheldon Press

The assertiveness Handbook

Mary Hartley

Sheldon press

10 days to great self esteem

Burns

 Vermilion

How to start a conversation and make friends

Gabor

 Sheldon

How to Win Friends and Influence People

Dale Carnegie

 Vermilion

Self-Esteem

Lindenfield

 Thorsons

The Confidence to be Yourself

Brian Roet

 Piatkus

 

 

 

Anxiety/fear/phobia

Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway: Dynamic Techniques for Turning Fear, Indecision, and Anger into Power, Action, and Love

Susan Jeffers

CD

Fear : The Friend of Exceptional People : Techniques in Controlling Fear

Geoff Thompson

Ebook

Overcoming Anxiety, Panic, and Depression : NewWays to Regain Your Confidence

James Gardner, Arthur H Bell

Ebook

Conquering fear

Rowe

MIND

How to cope with panic attacks

Teevan and Gorman

MIND

How to stop worrying

Flory

MIND

The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook

Bourne,  Edmund J.

New Harbinger Publications

When panic attacks (book andCD)

Aine tubridy

Newleaf

Overcoming Anxiety (CBT)

Helen Kennerley

Robinson

Overcoming Panic (CBT)

Derrick Silove and V Manicavasagar

Robinson

Coping with anxiety and depression

Trickett

Sheldon Press

Don't Panic

Wilson, Robert R

 Harper Perennial

Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway

Susan Jeffers

 Vermilion

Panic Attacks

Christine Ingham

 Thursons

The worry cure. Stop worrying and start living

Leahy

 Pitkus

Understanding Panic Attacks and Overcoming Fear

Baker

 Lion

 

 

Stress/relaxation

Stress-Free: Peaceful Affirmations to Relieve Anxiety and Help You Relax

Louise L. Hay

CD

The 10-Minute Stress Manager

Emmett E. Miller

CD

Relaxation: exercises and inspirations of well-being

Sarah Brewer

DPB

Stress, Anxiety, Depression : A Practical Workbook,]

Martin Simmons, Peter Daw,.

Ebook

Mind guide to managing stress

Sharman

MIND

Mind guide to relaxation

Atherton

MIND

Overcoming Traumatic Stress: A Self-help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioural Techniques

Herbert, C. & Wetmore, A. 

Robinson Publishing

Healing Without Freud or Prozac.

Servan-Schreiber, D.

Rodale International Ltd.

How to stop worrying

Frank Tallis

Sheldon

Managing Stress (Teach yourself)

Looker and Gregson

 Hodder Education

The Good Stress Guide

Mary Hartley

 Sheldon

The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook

Davis Robbins Eshelman and McKay

 New Harbinger

 

 

Meditation

Meditations for Self-Healing and Inner Power

Joan Z. Borysenko

CD

Meditations and Music for Sound Healing

Mitchell L. Gaynor

CD

Meditations for Difficult Times

Bernie S. Siegel

CD

Meditations for Morning and Evening

Bernie S. Siegel

CD

Meditations for Personal Healing

Louise Hay

CD

Your Present: A Guided Imagery Meditation for Physical and Spiritual Wellness: A Half-Hour of Peace

Susie Mantell

CD

Hurry Up and Meditate : Your Starter Kit for Inner Peace and Better Health,.,

 David Michie

Ebook

Meditation for Busy People : 60 Seconds to Serenity,., New World

Dawn Groves,

Ebook

The Best Guide to Mediation

Davich

 Renaissance

 

 

 

OCD

OCD

Toates and Coschug-Toates

Class publishing

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder : A Survival Guide for Family and Friends,

Roy Cohen,

Ebook

Washing My Life Away : Surviving Obsessive-compulsive Disorder

Ruth Deane

Ebook

Understanding obsessions and compulsions

Tallis

Sheldon

Overcoming Obsessive compulsive disorder

Veale and Wilson

 Robinson

Stop Obsessing: How to overcome your Obsessions and Compulsions

Foa and Wilson

 Bantom Books

 

 

Assertiveness

Develop Your Assertiveness {Creating Success; 2nd Ed

SueBishop

Ebook

The assertiveness workbook

Randy J Paterson

New Harbinger Press

How to assert yourself

Cloutte

MIND

 

Self harm

Self-harm – perspectives from personal experience

Pembroke

Chipmunka / survivors speak out

Healing the Hurt Within : Understand Self-injury and Self-harm, and Heal the Emotional Wounds {3Rd Ed.}

Jan Sutton

Ebook

Life After Self-harm : A Guide to the Future

Ulrike Schmidt, Kate M Davidson

Ebook

Cutting – the risk (self-harm, self-care and risk reduction)

National self harm network

National self harm network

Cutting: understanding and overcoming self-mutilation

Levenkron

W W Norton

Healing the Hurt Within: Understand Self-injury and Self-harm, and Heal the Emotional Wounds

Jan Sutton

 Oxford

 

Dealing with suicide

How to help someone who is suicidal

Hill and Gorman

MIND

A Special Scar

Wertheimer

 Routledge

 

 

Eating disorders

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Eating Disorders : A Comprehensive Treatment Guide

Glenn Waller

Ebook

Demystifying Anorexia Nervosa : An Optimistic Guide to Understanding and Healing {Developmental Perspectives in Psychiatry}

Alexander R Lucas 

Ebook

Food-mood Solution : All-natural Ways to Banish Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Stress, Overeating, and Alcohol and Drug Problems--and Feel Good Again

Jack Challem

Ebook

Invisible Man : A Self-help Guide for Men With Eating Disorders, Compulsive Exercise and Bigorexia

John F Morgan

Ebook

Bulimia nervosa – a cognitive therapy programme for clients

Cooper, Todd, Wells

Jessica Kingsley

Eating disorders- the facts

Abraham and Llewellen Jones

Oxford Uni Press

Getting Better Bit(e) by Bit(e) - A survival kit for sufferers of bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorders

Treasure & Schmidt

Psychology Press

(Overcoming) Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating

Cooper

 Robinson

Anorexia Nervosa: A Survival Guide

Treasure

 Psychology Press

Diet of despair: a book about eating disorders for young people and their families

Paterson

Lucky duck Publishing Ltd

Fit to die – men and eating disorders

Paterson

Lucky duck Publishing Ltd

Eating your Heart Out

Julia Buckroyd

Optima

When Food is Love.

G Roth

Piatkus

 

Grief

Changing Course : Healing From Loss, Abandonment, and Fear

 Claudia Black

Ebook

Healing Pain : Attachment, Loss, and Grief Therapy

Nini Leick, Marianne Davidsen-Nielsen

Ebook

Living with grief

Lake

Sheldon press

Death and how to survive it – a unique, practical and uplifting guide to coming to terms with the loss of your partner

Boydell

Vermilion

Facing Grief: Bereavement and the Young Adult

Susan Wallbank

 Lutterworth

How to go on Living When Someone you Love Dies

T. Rando

 Bantom

The Courage to Grieve

Judy Tatelbaum

 Vermilion

When Parents Die: Learning to live with the loss of a parent

Black and Adams

 Routledge

 

 

Healthy living

Increase Vitality

Michael Reed Gach

CD

Minding the Body, Mending the Mind

Joan Z. Borysenko

CD

Coping with Chronic fatigue

Chalder Sheldon press

The kitchen shrink- food and recipes for a healthy mind

Natalie Savona

DBP

Calm Energy : How People Regulate Mood With Food and Exercise

Robert Thayer, 

Ebook

New Optimum Nutrition for the Mind

P Holford

Piatkus.

Let’s Drink to Your Health

Robertson and Heather

Blackwell

 

Abortion/pregnancy

Abortion and afterwards:

Davies V.

Ashgrove Publishing

Unplanned pregnancy- Your Choices: A Practical Guide to Pregnancy

A Furedi

Oxford Paperbacks

 

Chronic fatigue syndrome /M.E.

Coping with Chronic fatigue

Chalder Sheldon press

 

 

Sleep

Deep Sleep Every Night

Glenn Harrold

CD

Sleep Better

Michael Reed Gach

CD

Learn to sleep well

Chris Idzikowski

DBP

Learn to sleep well kit (inc audio CD)

Chris Idzikowski

Duncan Bird

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Getting a Good Night's Sleep

Martin Moore-Ede, Suzanne LeVert

Ebook

How to cope with sleep problems

Gorman and Darton

MIND

Overcoming Insomnia and Sleep Problems: A Self-help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioural Techniques

Espie, C.A.

Robinson Publishing

The Sleep Solution

Ball and Hough Vermillion

 Vermilion

 

 

Family

Toxic Parents: overcoming the legacy of parental abuse

Susan Forward

Bantam Trade paperback

How to survive family life

Cloutte

MIND

Overcoming childhood trauma: a self help guide using CBT

Kennerley

Robinson

When you and your Mother can’t be friends

V. Secunda

 Dell

Heal the hurt: how to forgive and move on

Macaskill

Shedon Press

Overcoming Relationship Problems: A Self-help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioural Techniques

M. Crowe,

Robinson Publishing

How to cope with relationship problems

De Borsac

MIND

Intimacy & Solitude: balancing closeness and independence

Stephanie Dowrick

Women’s Press Ltd

Should you leave? The dilemmas of intimacy

Kramer

Victor Gollancz

The Good Dating Guide

Marshall

How to cope with loneliness

Maekins and Gorman

MIND

 

Jealousy

Jealousy

Paul Hauck

Sheldon

Overcoming Jealousy

W. Dryden

Sheldon

 

 

Sexuality

How to cope with doubts about your sexual identity

Hill

MIND

Outing Yourself

Signorile

 Simon & Schuster

The new gay teenager

Savin-Williams.R

 Harvard University Press

Family Outing: The guide to coming out for gays, lesbians and their parents

Chastity Bono with Billie Fitzpatrick

Pan Books

Family Outing: The guide to coming out for gays, lesbians and their parents

Chastity Bono with Billie Fitzpatrick

Pan Books

 

Abuse/Trauma

The survivors guide to recovery from rape or sexual abuse

Robert Kelly, Fay Maxted

ROSA

Memory and Abuse : Remembering and Healing the Effects of Trauma

Charles L Whitfield

Ebook

Breaking Free: Help for Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse.

Ainscough, C. & Toon, K.

Sheldon Press

 

 

Issues related to being a student

 

 

Develop a powerful memory

Glenn Harrold

CD

Exam-busting Tips : How to Pass Exams the Easy Way,.

Nick Atkinson

Ebook

Passing Exams Without Anxiety : How to Get Organised, Be Prepared and Feel Confident of Success {Student Handbooks},

David Acres

Ebook

Power Up Your Mind : Learn Faster, Work Smarter,

Bill Lucas

Ebook

The Art of Learning : A Self-help Manual for Students,

Katherine M. Ramsland

Ebook

How to cope with exam stress

Carver

MIND

How to cope with the stress of student life

Cloutte

MIND

How to be a student: 100 great ideas and practical habits for students everywhere

Sarah Moore, Maura Murphy

OUP

Dyslexia, the self and higher education

David Pollak

Trentham Books

 

 

Perfectionism

When perfect isn’t Good Enough

 

Anthony and Swinson

New Harbinger

 

Motivation

100 Ways to Motivate Yourself : Change Your Life Forever

Steve Chandler 

Ebook

Raise Your Energy and Increase Your Motivation

Glenn Harrold

CD

 

 

 

Cultural awareness

Do’s and Taboo’s around the World

Axtell

Wiley

Gestures: Do’s and Taboo’s of Body Language around the World

Axtell

Wiley

Multicultural Manners: New Rules of Etiquette for a changing Society

Dresser

Wiley