Self Help

Below is a list of books especially designed by expert therapists as treatments for individuals with psychological difficulties. These books follow an evidence based approach which has been shown to be of benefit for those experiencing a whole range of problems.

Like other self-help methods, getting the most out of these books will require some effort on your part. You might wish to set aside some regular time to read the book and to follow any advice or instructions it contains.

Copies of all of these books can be found in the main Jersey Library in St Helier and the Les Quennevais Branch Library. If you wish to buy your own they can be bought through a good book store and most of them can be obtained over the internet at
Problem Book Titles Author
Anger Overcoming Irritability and Anger

Managing Anger

William Davies

Gael Lindenfield

Anxiety Overcoming Anxiety Helen Kennerley
Assertiveness Woman in Your Own Right

The Assertiveness Workbook

Dorothy Rowe

Randy J Paterson

Bereavment Living with loss Liz Taylor
Child Sexual Abuse (Adult Survivors) Breaking Free

The Courage to Heal

Carolyn Ainscough & Kay Toon

Ellen Bass & Laura Davis

Chronic Fatigue Overcoming Chronic Fatigue Mary Burgess & Trudie Chalder
Depression Overcoming Depression

Mind Over Mood

The Feeling Good Handbook

Paul Gilbert

Christine Padesky & Dennis Greenberger

David D Burns

Eating Disorders Overcoming Binge Eating

Getting Better Bit(e) by Bit(e)

Anorexia Nervosa: A Survival Guide for Families - Friends and sufferers

Overcoming Anorexia Nervosa

Overcoming Weight Problems

Christopher Fairburn

Ulrike Schmidt & Janet Treasure

Janet Treasure

Christopher Freeman & Peter Cooper

Jeremy Gauntlett-Gilbert

Gambling Overcoming Compulsive Gambling Alex Blaszczynski
Health Anxiety Stop Worrying About Your Health George Zgourides
Mood Swings Overcoming Mood Swings Jan Scott
Obsessions & Compulsions Understanding Obsessions and Compulsions Frank Tallis
Pain Management Coping Successfully with Pain

Overcoming Chronic Pain

Neville Shone

Frances Cole, Helen McDonald et al

Panic Overcomng Panic Derek Silove
Paranoia Overcoming Paranoid and Suspicious Thoughts Daniel Freeman
PTSD/Trauma Overcoming Traumatic Stress

Overcoming Childhood Trauma

Claudia Herbert & Ann Wetmore

Helen Kennerley

Relationships Overcoming Relationship Problems Michael Crowe
Self Esteem The Feeling Good Handbook

Self Esteem for Women

Overcoming Low Self Esteem

10 Days to Great Self Esteem
David D Burns

Lydia Field

Melanie Fennell

David D Burns

Sex Overcoming Sexual Problems Vicki Ford
Sleep Beating Insomnia: How to Get a Good Night's Sleep C.J. Idzikowski
Social Anxiety Overcoming Social Anxiety and Shyness Gillian Butler
Stress The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook

Managing Stress: Teach Yourself

Martha Davis & Elizabeth Eshelman

Terry Looker & Olga Gregson