Live Wise Book Therapy

Live Wise Book Therapy Collection

The use of books for therapeutic purposes is known as ‘bibliotherapy’ and is the term used to cover the use of self-help books addressing psychological and emotional issues and difficulties.

The effectiveness of bibliotherapy continues to be researched and there is some good evidence to show that quality self-help books can be useful with a range of psychological issues such as stress, anxiety, low self-esteem, anger, panic, depression, bereavement, family issues and eating problems. It highlights a problem-solving approach and the potential of self-management. 

It can be used independently; or in addition to individual counselling, group work, medication  and/or other supports.

The Live Wise Book Therapy Collection is categorised under the following headings:

Addiction, Anxiety & Stress, Depression, Grief & Loss, Health & Illness, Managing Emotions, Mindfulness & Self-Compassion, Neurodiversity, Non-Suicidal Self-Injury, Optimising your Potential, Parenting, Relationships, Self Development, Sexuality, Skills for Academic Success, Therapy and Trauma. 

Copies of these books are now available across The Cregan and O'Reilly DCU Libraries.      


To access The Live Wise Book Therapy Online Guide please click the following link or scan the QR Code:

Live Wise Book Therapy Online Guide


This collection is managed by the Counselling & Personal Development Service and DCU Library. It has been generously funded by the the DCU Quality Improvement Fund.  

Live Wise' Bibliotherapy Book Collection

Live Wise Book Therapy Collection