Recommended Books



These books have been specially chosen and recommended by The Reading Agency in partnership with the Society of Chief Librarians and other Health Professionals, so you can be assured that the information contained within them can be trusted.

I can personally recommend any of Dr. Robert Leahy’s books, especially ‘Anxiety Free’.

The titles chosen deal with issues such as anger, anxiety, fear, panic, worry, assertiveness, confidence, self-esteem, depression, eating disorders, fatigue and pain.

What are the books and where can I find them?

There are copies of each book at City Libraries, which can be borrowed for a 4 week loan period, with the possibility of renewing the books if no one else has reserved them. If your library does not hold the book you require you can ask them to order it in using the information provided  below.  you can also find these books in Amazon if you wish to purchase your own copy.

Anger Management

Title Author Class Number
Overcoming Anger and Irritability William Davies 157

Books on Anxiety, Fear, Panic and Worry

Title Author Class Number
An Introduction to Coping with Health Anxiety Brenda Hogan 616.852
An Introduction to Coping with Phobias Brenda Hogan 616.852
Feel the Fear and do it Anyway Susan Jeffers 158.1
How to stop worrying Frank Tallis 152.46
Overcoming Anxiety Helen Kennerley 616.852
Overcoming Anxiety, Stress and Panic: A Five Areas Approach Chris Williams 616.852
Overcoming Panic and Agoraphobia Derrick Silove 616.852
Overcoming Health Anxiety David Veale 616.852
Panic Attacks: What they are, why they happen and what you can do about them Christine Ingham 616.852
The Worry Cure: Stop Worrying and Start Living Robert L. Leahy 152.46

Books on Assertiveness, Confidence and Self-esteem

Title Author Class Number
Overcoming Insomnia and Sleep Problems Colin Espie 616.849
Overcoming Low Self Esteem Melanie Fennel 616.891
Overcoming Relationship Problems Michael Crowe 616.891
Overcoming Social Anxiety and Shyness Gillian Butler 152.46
The Feeling Good Handbook David Burns 616.891

Books on Depression

Title Author Class Number
Mind Over Mood: Change how you feel by changing the way you think Dennis Greenberger 616.891
Overcoming Depression Dennis Greenberger 616.852
Overcoming Depression and Low Mood: A Five Areas Approach Chris Williams 616.852
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Frankie Campling 616.047
Overcoming Chronic Fatigue Mary Burgess 616.047
Overcoming Chronic Pain Frances Cole 616.047

Books on Eating Disorders, OCD and Stress

Title Author Class Number
Break Free from OCD: Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder with CBT Fiona Challacombe 616.852
Getting Better Bit(e) by Bit(e): A survival kit for sufferers of Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorders Ulrike Schmidt 616.852
Manage Your Stress for a Happier Life Terry Looker 155.904
Overcoming Binge Eating Christopher Fairburn 616.852
Overcoming Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Peter J. Cooper 616.852
Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder David Veale 616.852
Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook Martha Davis 155.904
Understanding Obsessions and Compulsions Frank Tallis 616.852
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