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.
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.
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
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Persistent or recurring periods of feeling down or sad and withdrawn.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 conflict
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,
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.
Excessive, recurring fear of a specific situation or object,
for example, driving, flying, having an injection, seeing blood,
seeing or being near certain animals or being in certain places.
Booking an appointment
499 Finchley Road, NW3 7AX
I'm available for appointments on weekdays, in the evenings
and at weekends at my practice or via webcam (Skype or Zoom)
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.