Here is some recommended reading and other useful resources:


Carnes (2001). Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addictions. Pub: Hazelden

Humphrey (2000).This Must Be Hell: A Look at Pathological Gambling. Pub: Writer's Club Press.

Lee (2005). Born To Lose: Memoirs of a Compulsive Gambler. Pub: Hazelden.

Spada (20017). Overcoming Alcohol Misuse, 2nd Edition. Pub: Robinson

Asperger's Syndrome

Atwood (2014) Been There. Done That. Try This!: An Aspie's Guide to Life on Earth. Pub: Jessica Kingsley, London.

Dubin (2009) Asperger's Syndrome and Anxiety. Pub: Jessica Kingsley

Edmonds & Beardod (2008) Asperger Syndrome and Social Relationships. Pub: Jessica Kingsley

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)

Hallowell & Ratey (1995). Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with ADD from Childhood through Adulthood. Pub: Simon & Schuster.

Kolberg & Nadeau (2012). ADD-Friendly ways to Organize your Life. Pub: Psychology Press.

Brown (2005) Attention Deficit Disorder: The Unfocussed Mind in Children and Adults. Pub: Yale University Press.

Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Wilson, Veale & CLarke (2009). Overcoming Body Image Problems including Body Dysmorphic Disorder. Pub: Robinson.

Chronic Fatigue

Burgess (2005) Overcoming Chronic Fatigue Pub: Robinson

Downing-Orr (2010). Beating Chronic Fatigue: Your Step by Step Guide to Complete Recovery. Pub: Piatkus.

Myhill (2016). Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Pub: Hammersmith Health Books

Chronic Pain

Cole, Macdonald, Carus & Howden-Leach (2010).Overcoming Chronic Pain. Pub: Robinson

Depression, Bipolar Disorder and Low Mood

Gilbert (2011). Beating Depression: Inspirational Stories of Hope and Recovery.

Harris (2008). The Happiness Trap. Pub: Robinson

Padesky & Greenberger (2015). Mind Over Mood. Second Edition. Pub: Guildford Press

Williams (2006). Overcoming Depression: A Five Areas Approach. Pub: Hodder Arnold

Williams, Teasdale, Segal & Kabat-Zinn (2007). The Mindful Way through Depression. Pub: The Guildford Press

Jones, Hayward & Lam (2009) Coping with Bipolar Disorder. Pub: Oneworld

Scott (2010) Overcoming Mood Swings. Pub: Robinson

Eating Disorders

Cooper (1995) Bulimia Nervosa and Binge-Eating. Pub: Robinson

Freeman (2013) Overcoming Anorexia Nervosa Pub: Robinson

EMDR Therapy

General Anxiety, Worry, Panic and Stress

Brosan & Todd (2009).Overcoming Stress. Pub: Robinson

Butler (2009). Overcoming Social Anxiety and Shyness. Pub: Robinson.

Gilbert & Choden (2013). Mindful Compassion. Pub: Robinson.

Harris (2008). The Happiness Trap. Pub: Robinson

Irons, Chris & Beaumont, Elaine (2017).The Compassionate Mind Workbook. Pub: Robinson.

Kennerley (2014).Overcoming Anxiety. Pub: Robinson

Leahy (2005). The Worry Cure. Pub: Piatkus

Shafran, Brosan & Cooper (2013). The Complete CBT Guide for Anxiety. Pub: Robinson.

Palmer & Cooper (2010).How to Deal with Stress. Pub: Koganpage

Silove & Manicavasagar (1997).Overcoming Panic and Agoraphobia. Pub: Robinson

Williams (2010). Overcoming Anxiety, Stress and Panic. Pub: Hodder Arnold.

Williams & Penman (2011).Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World. Pub: Piatkus

Head Injury

Powell (2013). Head Injury: A Practical Guide. Pub: Speechmark

Health Anxiety

Wilson & Veale (2009). Overcoming Health Anxiety. Pub: Robinson

Insomnia and Sleep Problems

Espie (2006) Overcoming insomnia and sleep problems. Pub: Robinson

Walker (2017) Why we sleep; The new science of sleep and dreams. Pub: Allen Lane.

Obsessions, Compulsions & Hoarding

Challacombe, Oldfield & Salkovskis (2011). Break Free From OCD. Pub: Vermilion

Veale & Willson (2005). Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Pub: Robinson

Niekerk (2009). Coping with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Pub: Oneworld

Frost & Steketee (2011). Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things. Pub: Houghton Mifflin.

Parenting, Adoption, Attachment

Elliot, A. (2013). Why Can't My Child Behave: Emapthic Parenting Strategies that Work for Adoptive and Foster Families. Pub: JKP

Harvey & Penzo (2009). Parenting a Child Who Has Intense Feelings. Pub: New Harbinger Publications Inc.

Naish, Sarah (2016). Therapuetic Parenting in a Nutshell. Pub: Amazon.

Schofield, G. & Beek, M. (2014). The Secure Base Model: Promoting Attachment and Resilience in Foster Care and Adoption. Pub: BAAF


Shafran, Egan & Wade (2018). Overcoming Perfectionism, 2nd Edition Pub: Robinson

Antony & Swinson (2009). When Perfect Isn't Good Enough. Pub: New Harbinger

Personality problems, Self-harm and Managing Intense Feelings

Bell (2003) Managing Intense Emotions and Overcoming Self-Destructive Habits. Pub: Brunner-Routledge

Boon, Steele & Van Der Hart (2011). Coping with Trauma-Related Dissociation. Pub: Norton.

Jacob, Van Genderen & Seebauer (2015) Breaking Negative Thinking Patterns: A Schema Therapy Self-Help and Support Book. Pub: Wiley; Blackwell.

McKay, Wood & Brantley (2007).The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook. Pub: New Harbimger

Harvey & Penzo (2009). Parenting a Child Who Has Intense Feelings. Pub: New Harbinger Publications Inc.


Bourne (2011). The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook. Pub: New Harbinger Publications


Crowe & Wylie (2017).Overcoming Relationship Problems, 2nd Edition. Pub: Robinson.


Fennell (2009). Overcoming Low Self-Esteem. Pub: Robinson.

Sexual abuse

Bass & Davis(2002). The courage to heal: A guide for woman survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Pub: Vermilion.

Lew (2004). Victims No Longer: The Classic Guide for Men Recovering from Sexual Child Abuse. Pub: Harper Perrenial.

Social Anxiety

Butler (2009). Overcoming Social Anxiety and Shyness. Pub: Robinson.

Trauma and PTSD

Herbert & Wetmore (2008) Overcoming Traumatic Stress. Pub: Robinson

Kennerley (2000) Overcoming Childhood Trauma. Pub: Robinson

Boon, Steele & Van Der Hart (2011) Coping with Trauma-Related Dissociation. Pub: Norton