Many of my clients and supervisees ask me about helpful resources they can make use of at home to compliment the work they are doing in therapy. 

Research evidence suggests that self-help often works best when it is guided and supported by a mental health professional. If you think you might like to try guided self-help rather than individual therapy sessions, then please contact me and we can discuss how to make this work face to face, over the telephone or on Skype.

I have compiled a non-exhaustive list of resources that I have found particularly helpful personally and/or professionally or that have been recommended or endorsed by other respected clients or colleagues. I welcome any feedback about resources so that I can update them on a regular basis. Click below to take a look.


  • Overcoming Low Self-Esteem by Melanie Fennell
  • Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder by David Veale
  • Overcoming Body Dysmorphic Disorder by David Veale
  • Overcoming Perfectionism by Sarah Egan & Roz Shafran
  • Overcoming Depression by Paul Gilbert
  • Overcoming Anxiety by Helen Kennerley
  • Overcoming Depression One Step at a Time by Christopher Martell & Michael Addis
  • Overcoming Your Child’s Fears and Worries by Cathy Creswell & Lucy Willetts
  • The Incredible Years: Trouble shooting guide for parents of children aged 3-8 by Carolyn Webster-Stratton & David Mostyn
  • Wherever you go there you are by Jon Kabat-Zin
  • Finding Peace in a Frantic World by Mark Williams and Danny Penman
  • Reinvent your life by Jeff Young
  • The Compassionate Mind by Paul Gilbert

Many self-help books are now available on prescription from your GP. You can read more about the scheme by following the links below, or by contacting your GP surgery.

Reading Well Books on Prescription launches -
GPs Prescribe Self Help books -