BA Hons, MSc
Registered Clinical Psychologist
Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Reg. No. PYL19563
Recommended Resources

CBT-based self-help books
I would recommend any of the books in the "Overcoming" series by Robinson Publishing, but the following are the ones I most frequently suggest clients read:

  • "Overcoming Anxiety" by Helen Kennerley (2009)
  • "Overcoming Anger & Irritability" by William Davies (2009)
  • "Overcoming Chronic Fatigue" by Mary Burgess & Dr Trudie Chalder (2009)
  • "Overcoming Depression" by Dr Paul Gilbert (2009)
  • "Overcoming Health Anxiety" by David Veale & Rob Wilson (2009)
  • "Overcoming Insomnia & Sleep Problems" by Colin Espie (2006)
  • "An Introduction to Coping with Phobias" by Brenda Hogan (2007)
  • "Overcoming Low Self-Esteem" by Melanie Fennell (2009)
  • "Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder" by David Veale (2009)
  • "Overcoming Social Anxiety & Shyness" by Gillian Butler (2009)

I also like the following:

  • "Anxiety Free: Unravel Your Fears Before They Unravel You" by Robert Leahy (2009)
  • "Managing Your Mind" by Gillian Butler (2007)
  • "Overcoming Anxiety, Stress & Panic: A Five Areas Approach" by Chris Williams (2009)
  • "Overcoming Depression" A Five Areas Approach" by Chris Williams (2009)
  • "Overcoming medical phobias: how to conquer fear of blood, needles, doctors and dentists" by Martin Antony & Mark Watling (2006)

Self-help books for couples:

  • "Resolving Relationship Difficulties with CBT: A Self-help Guide for Couples" by Rod Holland, Sadhana Damani, Larissa Clay & Claudia Herbert (2008)
  • "Getting Past the Affair" by Douglas Snyder, Donald Baucom & Kristina Gordon (2007)
  • "Act with Love: Stop Struggling, Reconcile Differences, and Strengthen Your Relationship with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy" by Russ Harris (2009)
  • "The Mindful Couple" by Robyn D Walser & Darrah Westrup (2009)

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) –based self-help books:

  • "Get Out of Your Mind & Into Your Life" by Steve Hayes (2005)
  • "The Happiness Trap" by Russ Harris (2008)
  • "Things Might Go Terribly Wrong" by Kelly Wilson (2010)
  • "Living Beyond Your Pain" by Joanne Dahl & Tobias Lundgren (2006)

Mindfulness books:

  • "Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World" by Mark Williams & Danny Penman (2011) – includes mindfulness CD
  • "Mindfulness for Dummies" by Shamash Alidina (2010) – includes CD
  • "Happiness: Essential Mindfulness Practices" by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh (2009)

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