When we're trying to cope with situations and experiences that are difficult for us, it's easy to find ourselves reacting in ways we don't like or want but can't seem to stop or change.
My name is Owen Newman. I'm an accredited counsellor and psychotherapist, experienced at helping to work through problems with stress, anxiety and depression, change unwanted habits or behaviours and navigate pressures and conflicts affecting you, your relationships, your work life or family life.
My approach is to provide a confidential, non-judgemental space where we can talk through your experiences to gain clarity and insight, and develop a plan of manageable steps you can take to deal with problems in a way that brings you genuine change.
I specialise in a combination of therapeutic approaches: Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy (REBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Therapy (CT) and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (MBCBT).
These are practical, evidence-based approaches in the tradition of cognitive behavioural counselling and psychotherapy (CBT) which focus on helping you take consistent action to create positive change and remain resilient when you face challenges.
If you are experiencing any of the following issues, please call me on 07956 283 702 for a confidential conversation about how I can help you or email me at email@example.com:
Problems with anxiety
Including persistent general worry, unease or fear that is difficult to stop or control, anxiety about having a serious illness or health problem, feeling very uncomfortable about being in certain social or public situations, feeling very uncomfortable about performing a particular task in front of people such as giving a presentation or making a speech, panic attacks and agoraphobia.
Low mood and depression
Persistent or recurring periods of feeling down or sad and withdrawn. Loss of interest or pleasure in previously enjoyable activities. Dwelling on and finding it hard to come to terms with mistakes, failings, regrets, disappointments, rejection, loss or being badly treated. Recurring thoughts about hurting yourself or suicide.
Tending to getting caught up in patterns of communication that increase conflict, distress or barriers. Problems relating to expectations not being met or reconciling differences in attitudes and values. Not feeling supported or understood. Issues around sex and intimacy.
Compulsions and addictions
Habitual use of or dependence on activities or substances that help you cope and feel better in the short term but negatively impact your personal life, work life and health in a way that is difficult to stop or control.
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
A recurring cycle of intrusive and disturbing thoughts or feelings leading to worry, rumination, self-doubt and anxiety leading to an urge to repeatedly do an activity that brings short-term relief but does not stop the cycle in the long term.
A cycle of difficulty falling asleep and/or waking up during the night and then having difficulty going back to sleep and/or waking up too early in the morning leading to problems coping during the day leading to worrying about sleep and continuing insomnia or disrupted sleep.
Work negatively impacting your health, well-being or relationships. Continually feeling overwhelmed or tired and run down because of the demands of work. Continually worrying or ruminating about work-related issues.
Difficulty managing anger
Finding it difficult to stop or control episodes of frustration or anger and ruminating or feeling resentful, for example, because you think others have behaved wrongly, you have been treated badly or disrespected, or you have been blocked or obstructed in some way.
Difficulty being assertive and dealing with confrontation
Difficulty communicating your wants and needs in an effective way. Avoiding confrontation even if it means your needs being overlooked. Difficulty saying 'no' to requests and tending to put others first although it has a negative impact on you.
Self-esteem or self-confidence problems
Tending to think and feel about yourself in ways that interfere with or limit your personal, social or work life, for example, tending to be very self-critical and feel that you are not good enough, having unhelpful perfectionistic tendencies, tending to overcompensate or to self-sabotage.
Habitually putting off starting a task or piece of work and/or becoming easily distracted while doing it and/or delaying finishing it despite knowing that doing so will have negative consequences.
For more details, please call me on 07956 283 702, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit my website at www.owennewman.co.uk.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at King's College London University and at The College of Cognitive Behavioural Therapies London. I hold a BA (Hons) in Philosophy, a Certificate in Counselling and three postgraduate diplomas: a Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Counselling and Psychotherapy, and an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Cognitive Behavioural Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society and I am DBS certified. In addition to my private practice, I also work with a mental health charity.
Registered / Accredited
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National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
£60 per session at my practice in Finchley Road, West Hampstead NW3 or via webcam (Skype or Zoom) or phone (sessions are 50 minutes).
Weekdays, evenings and weekends.