Counselling & psychotherapy in West Hampstead NW3 & online.

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.

Owen Newman CBT counsellor/psychotherapist | London

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 or your work life.

Owen Newman | Counselling & Psychotherapy 
| London NW3 & online

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

Problems with anxiety
Persistent worrying, uneasiness or fear that can be difficult to stop or control. This may be a general feeling or connected to particular issues, for example: the prospect of having a serious health condition; feeling very uncomfortable or vulnerable in certain situations with other people, for example, at work, in public, socially or in relationships; feeling overwhelmed with work or studies; experiencing uncomfortable physical symptoms in certain situations or having a panic attack.

Low mood and depression
Persistent or recurring periods of feeling down or sad and withdrawn. Loss of interest or pleasure in previously enjoyable activities. Poor quality sleep. 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.

Relationship problems
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-related stress
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 feel and think 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.

Chronic procrastination
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.

Booking an appointment

CBT counselling and psychotherapy in London NW3

499 Finchley Road, NW3 7AX

I'm available for appointments on weekdays, in the evenings and at weekends at my practice or online via webcam.

My practice is in a private clinic in Finchley Road NW3 7AX on the borders of Hampstead and West Hampstead. There is free parking nearby and it's well connected to public transport.
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If you would like to discuss your situation and find out more about how I can help, please call me on 07956 283 702 or email me at

All conversations are confidential.

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