Oxford Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

About Our Therapists

Local Therapist - Tom Murfitt - Director & Clinical Lead

CBT PGDIP, Msc, Bsc, BABCP Accredited.
Tom Murfitt Local Oxford CBT Therapist

Tom Murfitt is the Clinical Director of Oxford CBT. He established the service in 2012 in response to an increasing demand for fast access to therapy at times which suited people’s busy lives. He has dual qualifications in both Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Occupational Therapy together with a primary degree in business management. With over a decade’s experience of using Cognitive behavioural therapy Tom has worked in both the NHS and private sector to help adults and children to overcome a range of difficulties. Tom has developed an interest in Mindfulness techniques and actively integrates these where appropriate with his CBT techniques.

Tom has completed specialist training and has a successfully helped people who are experiencing:

  • Depression
  • Excessive worry
  • Panic Attacks
  • Low self Esteem
  • Social Anxiety
  • Specific Phobias
  • ADD, ADHD,
  • Chronic Pain - mindfulness techniques
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (hoarding, checking, cleaning)
  • Health Anxiety
  • PTSD Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Psychosis
  • Bipolar
  • Eating Disorders

Qualifications, Memberships & Governing Bodies
Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (IAPT) - Royal Holloway University
Occupational Therapy Msc - University of East Anglia
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Psychosis - The Association of Psychological Therapies

Memberships
BABCP - British Association of Behavioural and Cognitivel Therapy - Accredited
HCPC - Health and Care Professions Council
BAOT - British Association of Occupational Therapists

Dr Ian McCubbin - Senior Clinical Psychologist

MA (Hons) DClinPsych HCPC Registered
Dr Ian McCubbin Local Oxford CBT Therapist

Dr Ian McCubbin is your local Oxford Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. Dr Ian McCubbin works as a Senior Clinical Psychologist at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. He has worked as a psychologist in the NHS since 2005.

Ian McCubbin has experience of applying a number of psychological models, including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and systemic therapies, with both children and adults with a range of difficulties including:
In Adults
  • Eating Disorders; including Bulimia Nervosa, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder and Atypical Eating Disorders
  • Adjustment to Chronic and Life-Limiting Health Conditions
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Obesity
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Psychosexual problems, including compulsive sexual behaviour
  • Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
In Children
  • Feeding Problems
  • Sleep Issues
  • Behavioural Difficulties
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Qualifications, Memberships & Governing Bodies
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Oxford in 2011

Memberships
HCPC - Health and Care Professions Council

Dr Hannah Stratford - Clinical Psychologist

MA Cantab (Hons), DClinPsych (Oxon), HCPC Registered
Dr Hannah Stratford Local Oxford CBT Therapist

Dr Hannah Stratford is your local Oxford Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. Hannah has worked in mental health since 2007 in both research and NHS services. She is a qualified Clinical Psychologist and has worked in a range of treatments including CBT and ‘third wave’ cognitive models. Hannah provides therapy for children, adolescents and adults of all ages coping with stress, worry, anxiety, low mood, and adjustment and relationship problems. Therapy is person-centred and tailored to your needs and preferences.

Hannah Stratford Hannah works with a range of difficulties including:
  • Anxiety disorders; panic, agoraphobia, PTSD, social anxiety, worry, phobias, OCD, hoarding
  • Mood problems; depression, bipolar disorder and seasonal affective disorder
  • Eating disorders; binge eating, over-eating, bulimia
  • Adjustment to health problems, pain, memory difficulties, and loss
  • Unhelpful habits like perfectionism, procrastination and self-criticism
  • Body image, confidence and self-esteem problems
  • Unhelpful patterns of interacting with others and relationship difficulties

Qualifications, Memberships & Governing Bodies
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Oxford Institute of Clinical Psychology Training, 2013

Memberships
HCPC - Health and Care Professions Council

Local Therapist - Katharine Fernwood

BSc (Hons), PG Dip CBT, BABCP Accredited
Katharine Fernwood Local Oxford CBT Therapist

Katharine Fernwood is your local Oxford Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. After completing her psychology degree, she completed specialist training in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) at the University of Oxford. Initially, she worked for the NHS, but now she devotes her time to private practice working as an associate therapist with Oxford CBT. Besides traditional CBT, she also uses Mindfulness-based and Compassion-focused CBT approaches. She can offer therapy either face-to-face or by phone/Skype/email. Katharine can also provide a well-being service to schools and organisations.

Katharine has experience of working with both teenagers and adults, and provides therapy to individuals, couples, parents and their children, and groups with a range of difficulties including:
  • Stress-related issues
  • Low mood/depression
  • Low self esteem/lack of confidence
  • Fears/phobias; Agoraphobia, Claustrophobia, Specific phobias (e.g. fear of heights and fear of flying)
  • Anxiety disorders; Generalised Anxiety Disorder (excessive worrying), Performance anxiety, Social anxiety / Public Speaking (Shyness), Health anxiety (Hypochondria)
  • Panic disorder
  • Perfectionism
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Eating disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Work-related Stress
  • Interpersonal Relationship Difficulties

Qualifications, Memberships & Governing Bodies
Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – The University of Oxford
BSc (Hons) Psychology (1st class) – The Open University

Memberships
BABCP - British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

Local Therapist - Alice Cochrane

BsHons, PGDip Mental Health Practitioner Studies, PGDip CBT, BABCP Accredited
Alice Cochrane Local Oxford CBT Therapist

Alice Cochrane is an accredited Cognitive Behaviour Therapist who started her mental health career in Hampshire in 2004. Alice has worked in both primary and secondary mental health care settings and has experience using Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Third Wave CBT such as Mindfulness and Compassion Focused Therapy

Alice works with adults to help them overcome a number of difficulties including:
  • Low mood/depression
  • Panic Attacks
  • Anxiety and worry
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Body image difficulties, Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
  • Low Confidence and Self Esteem
  • Perfectionism
  • Social Anxiety

Qualifications, Memberships & Governing Bodies
BSc Applied Social Science - The University of Southampton
PG Dip Mental Health Practitioner Studies - The University of Southampton
PG Dip Cognitive Behaviour Therapy - The University of Reading

Memberships
BABCP - British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
Why Alice Practices Therapy

I have a strong belief that psychological therapies offer people the chance to develop skills so that they can negotiate life a little easier. I am qualified in the delivery of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommended treatment for Anxiety and Depression. I am passionate about the usefulness of CBT and DBT to help people understand the development of their difficulties, what is maintaining them and in developing skills to deal with difficult emotions and thoughts. My aim is for clients to learn the tools to become their own therapist. I do this by working in a collaborative way to develop solutions to test out and use in everyday life. Over the last 11 years I have had the privilege to see many people benefit from this approach.

Dr Miriam Lommen - Clinical Psychologist

BSc (Dist), MSc (Dist), PHD ClinPsych, CBT VGCt, BPS Member
Miriam Lommen Local Oxford CBT Therapist

Dr Miriam Lommen completed her training as a cognitive behavioural therapist in the Netherlands, and has experience with a variety of psychological disorders. She is specialized in anxiety disorders and trauma-related disorders. In her therapy, she uses various clinical techniques and procedures of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Schema Focused Therapy (SFT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

Miriam has experience of working with adults:
Anxiety problems:
  • Social anxiety disorder
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Specific phobias
Trauma related problems
  • Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Qualifications, Memberships & Governing Bodies
BSc and MSc in Mental Health Science (both with distinction) - Maastricht University, the Netherlands
PhD Clinical Psychology - Utrecht University, the Netherlands
Cognitive behavioural Therapist VGCt (Dutch Association of Behavioral therapy and Cognitive Therapy)

Memberships
BPS – The British Psychological Society

Dr Carla Runchman - Clinical Psychologist

BSc Hons, DClinPsych (Oxon), CPsychol, AFBPsS, HCPC Registered
Carla Runchman Local Oxford CBT Therapist

Dr Carla Runchman works for the NHS in Oxfordshire as a Chartered Clinical Psychologist. Carla has worked in NHS mental health services since 2007 and has experience in treating adults with a range of disorders. She is trained in NICE recommended psychological therapies including CBT. "I aim to work collaboratively with you, tailoring your therapy to meet your personal goals. My role as a therapist is to leave you with the skills and confidence to continue maintaining the gains you have made, and feeling better able to prevent similar problems in the future."

Dr Carla Runchman can provide therapy for adults with a range of difficulties including:
  • Anxiety disorders; OCD, panic attacks, agoraphobia & other phobias
  • Mood disorders; depression, bipolar disorder & seasonal affective disorder
  • Stress
  • Adjustment to chronic health conditions, memory difficulties
  • Unhelpful patterns of interacting with others & relationship difficulties
  • Bereavement & loss
  • Social anxiety & shyness
  • Low self esteem & confidence
  • Perfectionism

Qualifications, Memberships & Governing Bodies
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, University of Oxford (2012)

Memberships
Chartered Member and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (CPsychol, AFBPsS)
Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered

Dr Rebecca Fone - Clinical Psychologist

MSc Child Development, DClinPsych (Oxon) HCPC Registered
Dr Rebecca Fone Clinical Psychologist for Oxford CBT

Dr Rebecca Fone has over 10 years’ experience, helping both adults and children to overcome a range of mental health difficulties. Rebecca is passionate about supporting children, young people and their families and can help with anxiety disorders, low mood, eating disorders, and behavioural difficulties and self-harm. Rebecca is mindful of the importance of using creative approaches which are tailored to the individual needs of the young person; which assists engagement and leads to positive outcomes.

"Sometimes we need a little extra support to help us overcome difficulties in our lives such as challenges at school, bereavement, relationship problems and life transitions. I think carefully with each person about what they are finding difficult, the changes they'd like to make and how we can best work together".

Dr Rebecca Fone can provide therapy adults and children with a range of difficulties including:
  • Anxiety disorders; panic, agoraphobia, PTSD, social anxiety, worry, phobias, OCD
  • Mood problems; depression & bipolar disorder
  • Eating disorders; binge eating, over-eating, bulimia
  • Behavioural problems
  • Attention deficit disorder ADD & Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD
  • Autism and Asperger’s
  • Exam Stress & Perfectionism
  • Attachment difficulties unhelpful patterns of interacting with others
  • Bereavement & loss

Qualifications, Memberships & Governing Bodies
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, University of Oxford
MSc Child Development
PGDip Cognitive Behavioural Interventions


Memberships
Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society, (MBPsS, CPsychol)
Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered

Dr Juliet Kennedy - Clinical Psychologist

BSc. (Hons), DClinPsych, HCPC Registered
Dr Juliet Kennedy Local Psychologist

Dr Juliet Kennedy works for the NHS in Oxfordshire as a qualified Clinical Psychologist. Juliet specialises in working with Children and Adolescents and their families and has worked with children both in the NHS and research since 2007. Juliet has experience working with children with a range of mental health and medical conditions, specialising in the relationship between physical and psychological health. She describes her therapeutic style as 'taking a collaborative and person-centred approach to children and their families'.

Juliet has experience drawing upon a range of therapeutic models including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Systemic ideas and Acceptance and Commitment therapy. She works with difficulties including:
  • Anxiety disorders: Panic, PTSD, social anxiety, worry, phobia, OCD
  • Adjustment to chronic health difficulties
  • Chronic Pain & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Self-esteem difficulties
  • Feeding problems
  • Toileting difficulties
  • Sleep issues & behavioural difficulties
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Learning Disabilities

Qualifications, Memberships & Governing Bodies
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Oxford Institute of Clinical Psychology Training (2013)

Memberships
Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society (MBPsS, CPsychol)
Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered

Professional Bodies CBT