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Useful Websites 

Here are a selection of external websites that we think could be useful to University staff and students.

You may also be interested in the other pages in this section:

Self Help websites: There are many resources on the web; those below are a selection we have found useful.

Eating Disorders

b-eat (Beating Eating Disorders)
The main national charity offering help for people with eating disorders.

Men Get Eating Disorders Too
A charitable organisation that seeks to raise awareness of eating disorders in men.



I had a black dog, his name was depression


Hope Again - Young People living after Loss

Support after Suicide Partenrship 
This is special interest group of the National Suicide Prevention Alliance who focuses on supporting those bereaved or affected by suicide. 

Centre for Clinical Interventions
An interactive CBT self-help site addressing a wide variety of problem areas: depression, social anxiety, panic, worry, self-esteem, procrastination, assertiveness, and eating problems.

Papyrus (Prevention of young suicide)

For those who have been thinking about taking their own life or have tried to harm themself.

Students against Depression
A self-help site written specifically for students experiencing depression

Relationship and sexuality support and therapy

Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression!/partners/crufad-clinical-research-unit-for-anxiety-and-depression/crufad-clinical-research-unit-for-anxiety-and-depression

Self-help information from a clinical research unit.

Gender Identuty Clinic

Tea Consent (Clean)


Broken Rainbow

Offers support to LGBT victims and survivors of domestic violence and abuse.

Families & Friends of Lesbians & Gays (FFLAG)

A national voluntary organisation supporting the parents and families of LGB people.

Chronic Fatigue Research and Treatment Unit

Self-help guidance from a national specialist service.

Down your drink
A self-help site for people concerned about their drinking.


Support and information for people experiencing Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).


A user-led organisation, run by sufferers and ex-sufferers of anxiety disorders. (Bi-polar disorder)

Information and self-help strategies for those experiencing bipolar problems.

National Sleep Foundation

Information and guidance for people experiencing difficulty sleeping.

Social-anxiety UK

Information and support for problems of self-consciousness and shyness.

Time Management Success

Practical ideas for managing your time and doing what matters to you most

Mental health charity websites

Mental Health Foundation

Mind (National Association for Mental Health)

OCD Action

Support and information for people experiencing Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

OCD at University resource document



Chinese Mental Health Association

Other useful websites:

The Jed Foundation

US organisation focusing exclusively on college student mental health and suicide prevention.

Links from other University Counselling Services

A site with links compiled by other university counselling services.

Student Minds ‘Transitions’ resource

A resource for students starting university

Mindfulness fro students 

Mindfulness training for students which enjoyable and creative as well as productive.

Smiling Mind

A Mindfulness App

Mental Health Apps

Big White Wall: An online community for individuals who are stressed, anxious or feeling low in mood. This service has ‘round the clock’ support from trained professionals to help you manage your difficulties. You can speak to other members anonymously and engage in one to one or group therapy. Free to King’s students.

ReachOut WorryTime:designed to help manage anxious intrusive thoughts. It lets you store your worries so that you can get on with your day and alerts you when its time to think about them by discarding the ones that no longer matter or sets actions to help you problem solve the ones that do.

Headspace: Guided meditation and mindfulness for everybody and for a variety of topic areas such as self-esteem, sleep and stress (this app offers a free basic pack and then requires a subscription.

Calm: Meditation and sleep stories. This app helps you master your breathing and reduce stress and anxiety. You can choose meditations that vary in length with topics such as managing stress, deep sleep and self-esteem.

CBT thought record diary: Using CBT tools to track your mood over time, record thoughts and emotions and analyse and reframe negative thought patterns.

Catch It: Learn how to manage feelings like anxiety and depression. The app teaches you to look at your difficulties in a different way, turn negative thoughts into positive ones and improve your mental wellbeing.

Shine: A daily ‘pep talk’ in your pocket. This self-care app offersdaily motivational texts, a selection of self-improvement audios (on topics including productivity, mindfulness, and improving sleep) and you can track your gratitude each day.

Pacifica: An app that offers tools to cope with stress, anxiety and depression. It allows you to track your moods, meditate and practice CBT techniques. It also provides audio exercises on deep breathing and soothing landscapes. There is a peer support community you could join.

Relax Melodies Sleep Sounds: An app to help you sleep by providing you with soothing sleep sounds which you can combine to create your own tailored ‘sleep mix’.

Stop, Breathe & Think: A meditation and mindfulness app which allows you to ‘check in’ with your emotions and recommends short, guided meditations, yoga etc

Calm Harm: This app is designed to help you resist and manage the urge to self-harm. It is private and password protected.

Mood Tools: An app that helps you improve your mood with simple and effective tools. It encourages you to analyse and reframe your thoughts with CBT techniques. This app also allows you to track your symptom severity and provides you with videos on meditations to TED talks.

CBT-I Coach: This a self-help app for provides a structured program to teach CBT strategies proven to improve sleep and help alleviate symptoms of insomnia. It offers psycho-education on sleep, helps you develop positive sleep routines and how to improve your sleep environment.

SilverCloud: This service provides a free, online 8 week course to help you manage stress, anxiety and depression. You work through a series of topics selected by a therapist tailored to your needs. It can be completed at your own pace.

Student Health App: This enables students to find safe and reliable answers to their health questions instantly. This offers effective signposting to locally available support and gives tailored digital health information.

Thrive: This game-based app helps you prevent and manage stress, anxiety and other difficulties.

distrACT: This app gives easy, quick and discreet access to information and advice about self-harm and suicidal thoughts. It helps you better understand your urges to self-harm and encourages you to monitor and manage your symptoms. It includes emergency contact numbers, safer alternatives to self-harming and a ‘Chill Zone’ that contains helpful resources (e.g. music, poems and online videos).

Cove: For anyone who wants to express through music what they may struggle to in words.  This app is like a mood journal. It allows you to create music to capture your mood which you can store or send to someone to express how you feel.

 Chill Panda: This app measures your heart rate and suggests tasks to suit your state of mind. It teaches you how to relax, manage your worries and improve your wellbeing via tasks such as breathing techniques and distractions.

SAM (Self-help for anxiety management): An app that helps individuals experiencing symptoms of anxiety. It provides a symptom tracker, educational articles, relaxation techniques and coping skills for you to practice so you better manage your anxiety.

Smiling Mind: a wellness app for daily mindfulness and meditation. This app is suitable for all ages and various contexts such as in the classroom or at work. This app enables you to develop skills to better manage your difficulties and to benefit your wellbeing.

Breathe+ Simple Breath Trainer: This app helps you visualise your breathing. This offers you daily relaxation, meditation or breath training.


Self help booklists


The descriptions given are intended to provide a summary of the contents but should not be taken to imply that the Counselling Service endorses the opinions expressed.


The Courage to Heal -
A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse
Ellen Bass & Laura Davis, Vermillion New Edition, 2002

A guide for sufferers of child sexual abuse. This book offers advice on coming to terms with the past while moving positively into the future. It provides an explanation of the healing process, first person accounts of recovery and practical suggestions derived from the authors' work with hundreds of survivors.

Overcoming Traumatic Stress
Claudia Herbert & Ann Wetmore, Robinson Publishing, 2008

A self-help guide which helps sufferers and their families to work through managing and accepting their Reactions, learning to accept the trauma itself and then letting go and moving on.

Overcoming Childhood Trauma
Helen Kennerly, Robinson Publishing, 2009

A CBT self-help book manual for those who are struggling with the legacy of any form of abuse in childhood.

Anxiety & Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Overcoming Depersonalization & Feelings of Unreality

Dawn Baker, Elaine Hunter, Emma Lawrence & Anthony David, Robinson, 2007

A CBT self-help book suggesting effective strategies and techniques to help you deal with this distressing problem.

 An Introduction to Coping with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Lee Brosan, Robinson, 2007

A CBT self-help booklet introducing you to some strategies that you can use to cope with obsessive compulsive disorder.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - The Facts
Padmal de Silva & Stanley Rachman, Oxford University Press, 2004

Contains information about the nature, symptoms, types, causes, treatments and theories of obsessive compulsive disorder. The authors look at the range of theories available and offer advice for those who may need help.

Overcoming Paranoid & Suspicious Thoughts
Daniel Freeman, Jason Freeman & Philippa Garety, Robinson, 2006

A CBT self-help book designed to help you analyse and understand your suspicious thoughts and learn a number of different strategies to help manage and eventually eradicate them.

Overcoming Traumatic Stress
Claudia Herbert & Ann Wetmore, Robinson, 2006

A CBT self-help book demonstrating ways in which you can regain control of your life and overcome traumatic stress.

An Introduction to Coping with Phobias
Brenda Hogan, Robinson, 2007

A CBT self-help booklet introducing you to some strategies that you can use to cope with phobias.

An Introduction to Coping with Anxiety
Brenda Hogan & Lee Brosan, Robinson, 2007

A CBT self-help booklet introducing you to some strategies that you can use to cope with anxiety.

An Introduction to Coping with Health Anxiety
Brenda Hogan & Charles Young, Robinson, 2007

A CBT self-help booklet introducing you to some strategies that you can use to cope with health anxiety.

Overcoming Anxiety: Self-Help Course

Helen Kennerley, Robinson, 2006

A three-part CBT self-help programme to help you overcome your anxiety.

 The Worry Cure

Robert L Leahy, Piatkus Books, 2006

A CBT self-help book offering practical tools to help you to deal with your worry.

Living With Fear
I.M. Marks, McGraw-Hill Publishing, 2001

A step by step format intended for working with and overcoming fear.

Overcoming Worry
Kevin Meares & Mark Freeston, Robinson, 2008

A CBT self-help book that will help you to understand and deal with your tendency to worry.

Anxiety & Depression - A Practical Guide to Recovery
Robert Priest, Vermilion, 1996

A self-help guide to recovery from depression and anxiety. Covers methods intended to reduce stress and offers explanations for causes and effects of anxiety and depression.

Overcoming Mood Swings
Jan Scott, Robinson, 2001

A CBT self-help book designed to help you identify and effectively manage severe mood swings (such as those found in bipolar affective disorder).

Overcoming Panic and Agoraphobia
Derrick Silove and Vijaya Manicavasagar, Robinson, 2006

A CBT self-help book to help you deal with your panic attacks and associated fears and avoidance.

Overcoming Panic and Agoraphobia: Self-Help Course
Derrick Silove & Vijaya Manicavasagar, Robinson, 2009

A three-part CBT self-help programme to help you overcome your panic attacks and associated fears and avoidance.

Overcoming Body Image Problems including Body Dysmorphic Disorder

David Veale, Rob Willson & Alex Clarke, Robinson, 2009

A CBT self-help book to help you reduce the symptoms associated with your body image problems.

Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
David Veale & Rob Willson, Robinson, 2005

A CBT self-help book describing techniques hat you can use to deal with your obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours.

Overcoming Obsessive Thoughts: How to Gain Control of Your OCD
David Clark & Christine Purdon, 2005

The authors describe powerful methods for conquering unwanted obsessional thoughts, based on their own research as well as studies by other leading scientists. 

 Self Help for your Nerves

Claire Weeks, Harper Collins, 2000

A guide explaining the principles of anxiety reduction and giving treatment suggestions in accessible language.

An Introduction to Coping with Panic
Charles Young, Robinson, 2007

A CBT self-help booklet introducing you to some strategies that you can use to cope with panic. 


Miscarriage: Women Sharing from the Heart
Marie Allen & Shelley Marks, John Wiley & Sons, 1993

This candid and poignant book helps you understand and work through your deepest feelings and concerns and, most importantly, reassures you that you aren't alone. The personal stories of 100 women talking about their miscarriage experiences. Helpful advice for partners, family members, and health care professionals.

When Parents Die
Rebecca Abrams, Routledge, 1999

A book written for young people grieving for a parent. The author was a Cambridge student whose father died when she was 18 and she offers support based on her personal experience and that of other bereaved young people.

Sibling Bereavement - Helping Children Cope with Loss
Ann Farrant, Continuum International Publishing, 1998

Written from personal experience, the book also has case histories and commentaries intended to help parents understand their own and their children's reactions. Potentially also useful for adults still grieving the death of a sibling in childhood.

No Time to Say Goodbye: Surviving the Suicide of a Loved One
Carla Fine, Main Street Books, 1999

Carla Fine assembles stories of many suicide survivors and relates her own story of losing her husband to suicide. Aims to help the reader to overcome the stigma as well as the trauma of suicide.

On Grief & Grieving
Kubler-Ross, Elisabeth & Kessler, David, Simon & Schuster, 2005

Revisiting of the stages of grief to create an accessible for those left behind. Aim is to help reader to rebalance their lives and find the courage to continue.

A Grief Observed
Lewis, C S, Faber & Faber, 1976

In this classic trial of faith, C. S. Lewis probes the fundamental issues of life and death, and summons those who grieve to honest mourning and hope in the midst of loss.

Overcoming Grief
Sue Morris, Robinson, 2008

A CBT self-help book to help you cope with your grief.

Healing After the Suicide of a Loved One

Ann Smolin, et al., Simon & Schuster, 1993

The author speaks about the variety of emotions that are felt after the suicide of a loved one and how they might be dealt with.

The Courage to Grieve - Creative Living, Recovery & Growth Through Grief
Judy Tatelbaum, Vermillion, 1997

An experienced therapist writes about many aspects of grief, including complex situations such as delayed grieving. There is advice on how to help oneself and others to get through the immediate experience of death and the grief that follows.

Facing Grief - Bereavement and the Young Adult
Susan Wallbank, The Lutterworth Press, 1996

A guide intended for young adults (18-28) which discusses the effects of bereavement and coping with emotions caused by the loss of a loved one. Also offers advice on how to handle practical matters from funeral arrangements to the legal complexities of a will.

A Special Scar - The Experience of People Bereaved by Suicide
Alison Werthheimer, Routledge, 2001

Draws on experiences of a wide range of people and situations.

Something I've Never Felt Before, How Teenagers Cope With Grief
Doris Zagdanski, Michelle Anderson Publishing, 1994

In this book the author speaks with young people between the ages of 12 and 21 about death and grief.


Dealing with Depression

Trevor Barnes, Vermilion, 1996

Drawing on The Samaritans' 40 years of experience, this book offers self-help strategies for coping with depressive states and aims to bring hope to the lives of the mentally ill and the despairing, as well as their friends and families.

An Introduction to Coping with Depression
Lee Brosan and Brenda Hogan, Robinson, 2007

A CBT self-help booklet introducing you to some strategies that you can use to cope with depression.

Feeling Good: the new mood therapy
David Burns, Avon, 1999

A drug-free guide to curing anxiety, guilt, pessimism, procrastination, low self-esteem, and other depressive disorders uses scientifically tested methods to improve mood and stave off the blues.

Potatoes Not Prozac
Kathleen Desmaisons, Pocket Books, 2001

For many who suffer mood swings or depression, or who frequently feel bloated or exhausted, the problem lies with their body chemistry. The author offers a nutritional plan designed to maintain the correct balance between seratonin, beta-endorphin and blood sugar.

Overcoming Depression
Paul Gilbert, Robinson, 2009

A CBT self-help book describing ways in which you can overcome your depression.

The Compassionate Mind
Paul Gilbert, Constable, 2009

A self-help book designed to enable you to address stress and depression through the use of compassion.

Overcoming Depression - A Practical Self-Help Guide to Prevention and Treatment
Dr R. Gillett, Dorling Kindersley, 1991

A self-help guide intended to prevent and treat depression.

Mind Over Mood
Dennis Greenberger, et al., Guilford Press, 1996

This guide seeks to draw on the authors' experience as clinicians and teachers of cognitive therapy to help clients understand and improve their moods.

Full Catastrophe Living: How to cope with stress, pain & illness using mindfulness meditation
Jon Kabat-Zinn, Piatkus Books, 2001

How to handle potentially stressful situations. How to use mindfulness meditation to help you: relieve physical and emotional pain, reduce anxiety and panic, help improve your health and your relationships, and much more.

Depression & How to Survive It
Spike Milligan & Anthony Clare, Arrow, 1994

Anthony Clare charts the development of Spike Milligan's illness and the strategies he uses in dealing with it.

Down With Gloom
Brice Pitt, Gaskell, 1993

Anxiety & Depression - A Practical Guide to Recovery
Robert Priest, Vermilion, 1996

A self-help guide to recovery from depression and anxiety. Covers methods intended to reduce stress and offers explanations for causes and effects of anxiety and depression.

I Don't Want to talk about it
Terence Real, Newleaf, 1998

Real teaches us how men can unearth their pain, heal themselves and restore relationships. He offers great wisdom, hope and practical guidance for them and their families.

Depression - The Way Out of Your Prison
Dorothy Rowe, Routledge, 1996

Dorothy Rowe offers a potential way of understanding depression, allowing us to take charge of our lives. She suggests that it is not an illness requiring drugs in all cases, but a defence we may use to hold ourselves together when we feel our lives are falling apart.

The Mindful Way through Depression
Mark Williams, John Teasdale, Zindel V Segal, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Guilford Publications, 2007

A self-help guide offering helpful relief from your depression.  This book explores depression and it's anatomy and the place and practice of mindfulness and cognitive therapy in breaking through the depression cycle.

Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders: Obesity, Anorexia Nervosa, and the Person Within

Hilde Bruch, Basic Books, 1979

Deals with emotional causes and effects of abnormal eating patterns and presents case histories of patients with weight problems.

Understanding Your Eating
Julia Buckroyd, Open University, 2011

Makes sense of how food and eating may be misused and become entangled with emotions.

Anorexia Nervosa and The Wish to Change
A.H. Crisp, N. Joughin, C. Halek & Bowyer, Psychology Press, 1999

This book is available from the Eating Disorders Association or from St. George's Hospital, London. Gives advice on how to recover from anorexia with a step by step programme.

Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia - How to Help
Marilyn Duker & Robert Slade, Open University Press, 2002

Considers the theories, the issue of control, and perspectives that enable a person to move towards a real sense of self.

Bulimia Nervosa & Binge-Eating
Peter J Cooper, Robinson, 1995

A CBT self-help book that will help you understand your Bulimia and binge-eating and suggest clinically proven techniques to aid recovery.

Overcoming Bulimia & Binge-Eating: Self-Help Course
Peter J Cooper, Robinson, 2007

A three-part CBT self-help programme to help you overcome your Bulimia and binge-eating.

Overcoming Anorexia Nervosa
Chris Freeman, Robinson, 2002

A CBT self-help book describing techniques to bring this problem under control and help you to work towards eventually overcoming it altogether.

Coping with Bulimia
Barbara French, Harper Collins, 1987

Describes symptoms and warning signs of bulimia, identifies common risk factors, and discusses therapy and recovery programs.

Overcoming Overeating
Hirschmann & Hunter, Ebury Press, 2000

The authors offer an alternative approach to dealing with chronic overeating, placing eating back into its natural place in life so that food becomes something to be enjoyed rather than feared.

Making Peace with Food: Freeing Yourself from the Diet/Weight Obsession
Susan Kano, Harper Perennial, 1989

Offers a guide for breaking free from obsessive behaviour regarding food and dieting through the use of cultural and psychological analysis.

Talking About Anorexia: How to Cope with Life without Starving
Maroushka Monroe, Sheldon Press, 1992

A guide intended to help with the first steps of recovery. Includes information about the stresses that underlie anorexia.

The Invisible Man
John F Morgan, Routledge, 2008

A CBT self-help book with information and strategies for men with eating disorders.

Fat is a Feminist Issue (Books I & II)
Susie Orbach, Arrow, 1998

Intended to help the reader conquer compulsive eating, showing how the binge-purge cycle might be broken.

Breaking Free from Emotional Eating
Geneen Roth, Plume books, 2004

This book is clever, funny and helpful to anyone who considers food an issue. It is packed with information on your relationship to your body and why dieting doesn't work. Learn to rediscover yourself and your true needs and you won't ever need to diet again!

Breaking Free from Anorexia Nervosa
Janet Treasure, Psychology Press, 1997

When anorexia nervosa strikes an individual and their family, everyone is thrown into confusion. This book attempts to answer some of the questions that are asked by everyone.

Anorexia Nervosa: A Survival Guide for Families, Friends, and Sufferers
Janet Treasure, Psychology Press, 2013

A knowledge base and step-by-step guide for anyone dealing with anorexia.

Getting Better Bit(e) by Bit(e): A Survival Kit for Sufferers of Bulimia Nervosa & Binge Eating Disorders
Ulrike Schmidt & Janet Treasure, 1993

The book concentrates on the key behaviour changes necessary for the sufferer to achieve a happier and more fulfilled life. It highlights real problems and solutions experienced by many different people in relation to bulimia and binge eating.

Relationships and Friendships

Games People Play
Eric Berne, Penguin, 2010

An analysis of the psychological games we play in order to live with one another.

Overcoming Social Anxiety and Shyness
Gillian Butler, Constable Robinson, 2009

Sets out techniques intended to overcome conditions such as panic attacks, depression, anxiety and addictions.

After the Affair: How to build trust and love again
Julia Cole, Vermillion, 2000

Examines the reasons why people embark on affairs and the effects on the person who has been betrayed.

The Relate Guide to Loving Yourself Loving Another
Julia Cole, Vermillion, 2001

A self-help guide explaining various aspects of self-esteem in relationships

Overcoming Relationship Problems: A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques
Michael Crowe, Robinson, 2005

A CBT self-help book to help you deal with the difficulties that arise in close relationships.

How to Start a Conversation and Make Friends
Don Gabor, Simon & Schuster, 2001

Suggests ways to improve anybody's ability to communicate in business and social situations.

Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus
John Gray, Harper Collins, 2002

A guide aimed at improving communication and getting what you want in your relationships.

I'm OK, You're OK
Thomas Harris, Arrow Books, 2012

Seeks to explain how to gain to control of yourself, your relationships and your future - no matter what has happened in the past.

The Dance of Intimacy: A woman's guide to courageous acts of change in key relationships
Harriet Lerner, Harper Perennial, 2003

A guide intended to foster intimacy in all relationships.

The Relate Guide to Better Relationships: Practical ways to make your love last
Sarah Litvinoff, Vermillion, 2001

The experience of Relate counsellors intended to help relationships to be sustained through honest communication and joint problem-solving.

The Relate Guide to starting Again: How to learn from the past for a better future
Sarah Litvinoff, Vermillion, 2001

Examines the lessons that might be learnt from a relationship that has ended. Includes self-assessment questionnaires, tasks, and discussion points intended to help reach a greater understanding of yourself and your relationship.

The Relate Guide to Staying Together

Susan Quilliam, Vermillon, 2001

Helps to decide whether your relationship is worth saving, understand why things have gone wrong, build an action plan to turn your relationship around, decide whether or not you need counselling support and build on the love that drew you together in the first place.

Intimate Partners: Patterns in Love and Marriage
Maggie Scarf, Ballantine, 2008

Seeks to examine how relationships work, how the past may influence them, the underlying causes of marital tension, the predictable stages of a relationship, and the role of sex as marital relationships evolve.

Is it Love or is it Addiction?
Brenda Schaeffer, Hazelden Publishing & Educational Services, 3rd edition May 2009

Overcoming Relationship Problems: A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioural Techniques
Michael Crowe, Robinson Publishing, 2005

Based on proven CBT methods, the book will help you understand why conflict arises and show you how to negotiate a happier, more positive outcome. The reader will learn how to: sustain a long-term relationship; develop more effective communications skills; deal with sexual problems; cope with jealousy; and, develop negotiation skills.

Sexuality and sexual relationships

Resurrecting Sex: Solving Sexual Problems and Revolutionizing your Relationship
David Schnarch, 2003

This self-help book guides the reader to resolve difficulties in sexual relationships. The author offers strategies for finding the best in yourself and overcoming your sexual difficulties.

Overcoming Sexual Problems

Vicki Ford, Robinson, 2005

A CBT self-help book containing advice to help you overcome sexual problems.

The Sex Book
Suzi Godson, Cassell, 2002

An informative guide to gender-neutral conventional and unconventional sexual behaviour.

Women Without Sex: The truth about female impotence and other sexual problems
Catherine Kalamis, Self Help Direct, 1999

Seeks to explain key causes, and to examine treatments (including self-help).

The Relate Guide to Sex in Loving Relationships
Sarah Litvinoff, Vermillion, 2001

Includes practical tasks, quizzes and talking points intended to reveal how you have become the sexual person you are. Seeks to show how this insight can be used to create a sexual rapport that is tailor-made for your relationship.

The Whole Lesbian Sex Book
Felice Newman, Cleis Press, 2004

A comprehensive lesbian sex guide.

The Joy of Gay Sex

Charles Silverstein & Felice Picano, Harper Collins, 2004

A general reference on a number of diverse topics important to gay life and culture.

Stress and relaxation

Bill Anderton, Duncan Bird Publishers, 2003

A guide to the origins, theory, and practice of meditation. A variety of techniques are covered including relaxation, positive thinking, and guided imagery. It also describes a range of benefits claimed for meditation.

Stop The World
Gary L. Cooper & Murray Watts, Hodder & Stoughton, 1998

The authors aim to show that coping with stress may require a radical but positive and healing change of lifestyle and attitude. Topics include how to meet the challenge of stress, and how to find the right solutions rather than the self-destructive ones.

Teach Yourself Relaxation Techniques
Alice Muir, 2010

This book explains techniques intended to assist physical and mental relaxation using such disciplines as meditation, yoga, Alexander Technique, self hypnosis, affirmations, sleep therapy, bio-feedback, autogenic training, muscle relaxation, posture exercises, breathing and calming techniques.

The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook
Martha Davis, Elizabeth Robbins Eshelman and Matthew McKay, New Harbinger Publications, 2008

A self-help book describing step-by-step techniques to calm your body and mind.

Easy Exercises to Relieve Stress
Hussein Eshref, Francis Lincoln, 1999

Drawn from a background of yoga, dance, osteopathy and natural movement, this book focuses on the body as a whole and its reaction to a range of sources of stress, with the goal of reducing tension in the different muscle groups.

Managing Stress
David Fontana, Routledege, 2005

This is a guide to the symptoms and the treatment of stress in the work environment. It is written to help professionals identify stress-related problems in clients and in themselves, so that they might pre-empt becoming ill or depressed.

The Stress Workbook
Joanna Gutmann, Sheldon Press, 1998

A workbook intended for anyone who wants to get more done and feel less exhausted at the end of the day, particularly anyone trying to juggle home and family commitments as well as a job.

Full Catastrophe Living - How to cope with stress, pain and illness using mindfulness meditation
Jon Kabat -Zinn, Piatkus 2008

Includes mindfulness techniques, an 8 week practice schedule, research findings and personal stories.  Specifically looks at mindfulness in relation to stress, anxiety, emotional and physical pain.

Teach Yourself Managing Stress
Terry Looker, Teach Yourself, 2008

This guide to stress management advises on assessing and identifying stress, and on developing a personal stress management plan.

Stress and Relaxation Handbook
Jane Madders, Vermilion, 1979

In this book the author describes a range of relaxation techniques to help counteract stress and lead to a healthier life.

The Ultimate Stress Handbook for Women
Ursula Markham, Vega Books, 2002

A guide to coping with stress aimed specifically at women. It covers such topics as recognising stress and its causes, thinking positively, seeking to relieve stress through self-help techniques.

Perfect Relaxation
Elaine Van Der Zeil, RH Books, 2009

Perfect Relaxation describes strategies aimed at helping the reader take and keep control of their life as well as their stress levels.

Complete Guide to Reducing Stress
C Wildwood, Piatkus Books, 1997

Examines alternative ways to reduce stress by tuning into nature and implementing simple breathing and stretching exercises. Also looks at how nature might heal the body.

Group therapy

From the Couch to the Circle

by John Schlapobersky 2016

Group Analytic text summarising various aspects of group work.

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