Owen Newman BA (Hons), Cert, Dip, Adv Dip, Adv Int Dip, MNCS Accred

Owen Newman BA (Hons), Cert, Dip, Adv Dip, Adv Int Dip, MNCS Accred

About me

I'm an experienced, accredited counsellor and psychotherapist specialising in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). I can help you work through difficult issues in a supportive and focused way, and help you put into place practical strategies to:

- navigate pressures and conflicts in your relationships, work life or family life;

- effectively manage stress, anxiety, depression and other difficult feelings and symptoms;

- let go of unhelpful negative thinking;

- change unhelpful patterns, habits or behaviours;

- manage conflict better;

- gain more self-confidence in areas you find challenging;

- focus on doing the things you really want instead of being diverted by things that hold you back.

There are different types of CBT that can help with problems in different ways. The types of CBT that I specialise in are: Rational Emotive Cognitve Behavioural Therapy (RECBT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (MBCBT), Cognitive Therapy (CT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). My approach is to integrate these different types of CBT in a way that suits your individual needs and preferences, and works for you.

If you would like more information, I will be happy to talk to you or correspond with you in detail before you decide to book a session.

For a free confidential telephone or Skype consultation, please contact me on 07956 283 702 or email me at owen@owennewman.co.uk.

Training, qualifications & experience

Issues I can help with include:

Stress and anxiety
For example: finding it difficult to stop or control worrying, difficulty switching off from planning and problem-solving, trouble concentrating, difficulty relaxing or being present, insomnia, feeling irritable, feeling overwhelmed or that you can't cope.

Specific anxiety-based conditions
Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), social anxiety, performance anxiety, panic attacks/panic disorder, health anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and phobias including agoraphobia.

Low mood and depression
Feeling down, sad or hopeless. Generally lacking motivation or interest. Being withdrawn and shut down. Dwelling on and finding it hard to come to terms with mistakes, failings, regrets, disappointments, rejection or loss. Struggling with feelings of loneliness.

Unhelpful habits or behaviours
For example: procrastinating, avoiding situations you find difficult to deal with, finding it difficult not to be distracted by uncomfortable or disturbing thoughts, feelings or urges and compulsive or addictive tendencies.

Frustration, anger or resentment
Difficulty dealing with conflict, for example, in relationships or at work. Finding it difficult not to feel irritable or bad tempered or to control your temper. Difficulty asserting yourself or standing up for yourself. Dwelling on and finding it difficult to come to terms with being badly treated.

Low self-confidence
Struggling with self-confidence, self-esteem or self-image. Feeling bad about yourself or that you're not good enough.

Family and relationship problems
Dealing with pressures and conflicts in family life. Problems with partners including issues around sex and intimacy.

I trained at King's College London University and at The College of Cognitive Behavioural Therapies London. I hold an honours degree in Philosophy, a Certificate in Counselling and three postgraduate diplomas in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: Diploma in CBT, Advanced Diploma in Integrative CBT, Advanced Diploma in RECBT with Distinction.

I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society and I am DBS certified.

Member organisations

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Clinic in Finchley Road NW3 or via Skype: £58 per session (sessions are 50 minutes).

Maps & Directions

London, NW3 7AX

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Weekdays, evenings and weekends.

Types of client