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CBT Books

We can recommend Mind Over Mood because it has had many clinical research trials conducted on it, and has been used extensively supporting sessions with psychotherapists. It is proven to help depressed and anxious patients overcome their difficulties, in and out of formal therapy. We have used this in therapy with many patients who have mixed anxiety and depressive states.


Mind Over Mood

One client who used ‘Mind Over Mood‘ wrote:

“This an excellent self help guide to depression and anxiety. I have been diagnosed with depression for one and a half years now, and this book was recommended by my GP. I have used it at all the different stages from not getting out of bed, to going back to work, and still when I have set backs. It takes you by the hand looking at your thoughts, where they have come from and most importantly how to challenge them. I have recommended this book to several people, who have all bought it and found it a great help. To gain from this book you have to want to get out the black hole you feel you are in, this book offers a lifeline.”


Two other work-books we use regularly with patients are Overcoming Depression – A five Areas Approach and “Overcoming Anxiety – A five Areas Approach”, both by Chris Williams. We find these are helpful for patients with specific disorders of depression or anxiety. The work-book on anxiety focuses on panic, agoraphobia, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder, generalised anxiety disorder or worry, and physical health anxieties. In both workbooks they help you to identify areas that need attention. Then individual workbooks take you over the steps to defeat these problem areas. Problem areas that are addressed in these books are: problem solving, being assertive, changing unhelpful thinking, overcoming avoidance, overcoming unhelpful behaviours, overcoming sleep problems, understanding and using substances (legal, illegal and prescription) and planning for the future.

Overcoming Depression

Overcoming Depression
by Chris Williams

Buy Now at Amazon.co.uk

Overcoming Anxiety

Overcoming Anxiety
by Chris Williams

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Other books we can recommend are from the “Overcoming…” series. All the authors are renowned Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, such as Marcantonio Spada, David Veale and Rob Willson. Accompanying the text, the books have exercises that help you to understand your problems better. These are excellent texts for explaining specific problems and some steps you can take that might be helpful. We use these books regularly with clients who present with these problems and they are always found to be useful and helpful. They are self-help guides using cognitive behavioural techniques giving very good examples and explanations how CBT treatments can help your problem. Patient’s relatives and friends have also found them useful in understanding more about a specific condition. All of these books (below) are under £6.50 from Amazon so we think they are excellent value.

Overcoming Social Anxiety and Shyness

Overcoming Social
Anxiety and Shyness
by Gillian Butler

Buy Now at Amazon.co.uk

Overcoming Depression

Overcoming Depression
by Paul Gilbert

Buy Now at Amazon.co.uk

Overcoming Low Self Esteem

Overcoming Low
Self-Esteem by
Melanie Fennel

Buy Now at Amazon.co.uk

Overcoming Anxiety
by Helen Kennerley

Buy Now at Amazon.co.uk

Overcoming Panic

Overcoming Panic
by Derrick Silove

Buy Now at Amazon.co.uk

Overcoming Anger and Irritability

Overcoming Anger
and Irritability
by William Davies

Buy Now at Amazon.co.uk

Overcoming Childhood Trauma

Overcoming Childhood
Trauma
by Helen Kennerley

Buy Now at Amazon.co.uk

Overcoming Traumatic Stress

Overcoming Traumatic
Stress by Claudia Herbert
& Ann Wetmore

Buy Now at Amazon.co.uk

Overcoming Mood
Swings
by Jan Scott

Buy Now at Amazon.co.uk

Overcoming Depression

Overcoming Binge
Eating
by Cooper and Fairburn

Buy Now at Amazon.co.uk

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Dummies

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Dummies

by Rob Wilson and Rhena Branch

Offers a step-by-step guide to cognitive behavioral therapy

Buy Now at Amazon.co.uk


The happiness Trap

The happiness Trap
by Russ Harris

Buy Now at Amazon.co.uk

Get out of your life and into your mind

Get out of your life
and into your mind
by Steven Hayes

Buy Now at Amazon.co.uk

Manage your Mind

Manage your Mind
by Gillian Butler

Buy Now at Amazon.co.uk

I had a Black Dog

I Had a Black Dog
by Matthew Johnstone
(Paperback – 24 May 2007)

Buy Now at Amazon.co.uk

Living with a Black Dog

Living with a Black Dog
by Matthew Johnstone
(Paperback – 9 Jan 2009)

Buy Now at Amazon.co.uk

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As the aim of therapy is to help patients become their own therapists, some people have found it useful reading texts on cognitive behavioural therapy written for students and therapists learning how to use cognitive therapy. Links to ideal teaching texts written clearly with a step-by-step style are given below.

Cognitive Therapy of Depression

Cognitive Therapy
of Depression
by Aaron T. Beck

Buy Now at Amazon.co.uk

Frontiers of Cognitive Therapy

Frontiers of Cognitive
Therapy
by Paul M. Salkovskis

Buy Now at Amazon.co.uk

Oxford Guide to Behavioural Experiments

Oxford Guide to
Behavioural Experiments
by James Bennett-Levy

Buy Now at Amazon.co.uk

CBT for Borderline Personality Disorder

CBT for Borderline
Personality Disorder
by Marsha Linehan

Buy Now at Amazon.co.uk

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