Oxford Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Our Team of Therapists

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

Alice Cochrane - Cognitive Behavioural Therapist

BSc (Hons), 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 Phil Pocock – Clinical Psychologist

BA (Hons); DipPsych; DClinPsy; PGDipCBT; HCPC Registered; BABCP Accredited
Dr Phil Pocock Local Clinical Psychologist

Dr Phil Pocock is a qualified Clinical Psychologist and accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. He is an experienced clinician in the NHS and is currently based in a London psychology service. Phil specialises in working with adults experiencing anxiety and depression. He predominantly utilises cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and has completed further postgraduate training in CBT. He also has an interest in Compassion Focused Therapy and mindfulness. Phil offers a warm, compassionate and non-judgemental approach to help people make sense of their problems and move towards achieving their goals and living a meaningful life.

Dr Phil Pocock can provide therapy for individuals with a range of difficulties including:
  • Depression
  • Panic attacks
  • Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD)
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Social anxiety
  • Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Health anxiety
  • Specific phobias
  • Adjustment to long term health conditions
  • Work related Stress
  • Self-criticism
  • Perfectionism
  • Low self-esteem
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Stress
  • Insomnia

Qualifications, Memberships & Governing Bodies
BA (Hons) Business and Economics (First Class) – Trinity College Dublin (TCD)
Graduate Diploma in Psychology (Distinction) – University of Westminster
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology – University College London (UCL)
Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy – Royal Holloway, University of London

Memberships
Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered
British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

Dr Elizabeth Grocutt – Clinical Psychologist

MA (Oxon), Advanced Diploma in Psychology, DClinPsych, HCPC Registered, BPS Member
Dr Elizabeth Grocutt Local Clinical Psychologist

Dr Elizabeth Grocutt has worked in mental health services within the NHS since 2003. She has experience of workingand providing psychological treatment to adult clients with a range of emotional difficulties. She is trained in Metallization Based Treatment (MBT). As a clinician, she draws on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Metallization Based Treatment (MBT) and attachment theory to inform her clinical practice. Elizabeth works in a collaborative, sensitive manner to "provide a safe space in which we can understand your difficulties and begin a process whereby you feel that you are working towards meaningful and achievable goals".

Dr Elizabeth Grocutt can provide therapy for individuals with a range of difficulties including:
  • Anxiety disorders; panic, agoraphobia, PTSD, social anxiety, worry, OCD, hoarding, Health anxiety, (Hypochondria)
  • Mood problems; depression, bipolar disorder and seasonal affective disorder
  • Eating disorders; binge eating, over-eating, bulimia
  • Interpersonal relationship difficulties
  • Adjustment to health problems, pain, memory difficulties, and loss
  • Unhelpful habits like perfectionism, procrastination and self-criticism
  • Body image, confidence and self-esteem problems
  • Difficulties interacting with others and relationship difficulties
  • Sleep Difficulties; insomnia
  • Work related Stress
  • Stress-related issues; Public Speaking, work Stress or exam stress
  • Low self esteem / lack of confidence
  • Fears/phobias; Agoraphobia, Claustrophobia, Specific phobias (e.g. fear of heights and fear of flying)

Qualifications, Memberships & Governing Bodies
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, University of Plymouth (2007)

Memberships
Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered
BPS – British Psychology Society

Lindsay Grant – Cognitive Behavioural Therapist

BSc (Hons) Psychology, MSc CBT, BABCP Accredited
Lindsay Grant Local Cognitive Behavioural Therapist

Lindsay has worked in mental health since 2008 in both private and NHS services. She is a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and has worked using a range of treatments, besides traditional CBT, Lindsay offers Mindfulness-based and Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) therapeutic interventions. Lindsay provides therapy for children, adolescents and adults of all ages coping with stress, worry, anxiety and low mood. Therapy is person-centered and tailored to your needs and preferences. Lindsay is fully trained and is experienced at completing Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS), the ‘gold standard’ autism assessment. Lindsay is skilled in adapting CBT practices for both children and adults with a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Condition. Lindsay offers face to face, Skype and email therapy sessions and is committed to make psychological therapy as accessible as possible. Lindsay can also provide a well-being service for schools and other professional organisations.

Lindsay Grant can provide therapy for individuals with a range of difficulties including:
  • Anxiety disorders; panic, agoraphobia, PTSD, social anxiety, worry, phobias, OCD
  • Mood problems; depression, bipolar disorder and seasonal affective disorder
  • Eating disorders; Anorexia, 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
  • Psychosexual problems, including compulsive sexual behaviour
  • Myalgic Encephalomyelitis ME / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Child Autistic Spectrum Disorder / Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Child Anger Management
  • Child Sleep Issues
  • Child Behavioural Difficulties
  • Child ADHD
  • Child Emotional Regulation

Qualifications, Memberships & Governing Bodies
Master of Science in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Memberships
BABCP – British Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapy

Caris Mannion – Trainee Cognitive Behavioural Therapist

BSc (Hons), MSc, PGDip in Low-Intensity Psychological Therapies
Caris Mannion Trainee Clinical Psychologist

Caris is a Trainee Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. She has experience of working with adults with a range of disorders. She currently works for the NHS and has previously worked in forensic settings and as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner. Caris offers a warm, collaborative approach to support you in understanding your difficulties and develop skills to work towards meaningful goals and prevent similar difficulties in the future if they arise.

Caris can provide therapy for individuals with a range of difficulties including:
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (hoarding, checking, cleaning)
  • Driving Phobia
  • Panic Disorders
  • Sleep Difficulties
  • Specific Phobias
  • Unhelpful habits like perfectionism, procrastination and self-criticism
  • Body image, confidence and self-esteem problems
  • Excessive worry 
  • Low self Esteem 
  • Anxiety Disorders

Qualifications, Memberships & Governing Bodies
BSc (Hons) Psychology with Clinical Psychology
Master of Science in Forensic Psychology
Postgraduate Certificate in Low-Intensity Psychological Therapies

Memberships
BABCP – British Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapy

Heather Joy  - Cognitive Behavioural Therapist

BSc (Hons), MSc, MBPsS, PG DipCBT, BABCP Accredited
Heather Joy Local Cognitive Behavioural Therapist

Heather Joy is an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. Following her studies in Health Psychology, she has been using CBT in both physical and mental health services within the NHS since 2008. Heather began her career in Birmingham and has been working in a London NHS Psychology service for the last four years. She has experience with a broad range of problems and has a warm, empathic therapeutic style. Heather is passionate about tailoring therapy to meet your individual needs, and works in a collaborative way to enable you to make meaningful changes in your life. She draws on a range of CBT approaches and has recently undertaken further training in Mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

Heather  works with individuals to help them overcome a number of difficulties including: 
  • Low Mood/ Depression 
  • Stress related issues
  • Panic attacks
  • Generalised anxiety disorder/excessive worry
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Social anxiety
  • Post traumatic  stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Health anxiety
  • Specific phobias 
  • Chronic pain
  • Adjustment to long term health conditions
  • Self-criticism and shame
  • Body image/Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
  • Perfectionism 
  • Low self-esteem/lack of confidence
  • Sleep difficulties

Qualifications, Memberships & Governing Bodies
BSc Psychology with honours (1st Class) – University of Reading
MSc Health Psychology -University of Bath
Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (Distinction) – Coventry University

Memberships
BABCP – British Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapy
Member of British Psychological Society (BPS)

Frances Davies – Counselling Psychologist

BSc (Hons), MSc, Qualification in Counselling Psychology, HCPC Registered
Frances Davies Local Counselling Psychologist

Frances Davies is a qualified Counselling Psychologist who works within welfare to work and previously in addictions services. Frances specialises in working with adults experiencing anxiety, stress and depression. Frances utilises cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and places an emphasis on building a collaborative relationship through which problems can be explored and positive changes made.

Frances provides therapy for the following difficulties:
  • Depression
  • Generalised anxiety disorder
  • Social anxiety
  • Health anxiety
  • Adjustment to long term health conditions
  • Self criticism
  • Perfectionism
  • Low self esteem
  • Stress
  • Insomnia
  • Anger

Qualifications, Memberships & Governing Bodies
Qualification in Counselling Psychology – British Psychological Society
MSc Counselling Psychology – London Metropolitan University
BSc Psychology – Bangor University, North Wales

Memberships
Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

Christina Lee - Counselling Psychologist

BSocSc Psych(Hons), PGDipCBT, HCPC Registered, BPS Member
Christina Lee - Local Counselling Psychologist

Christina Lee is a qualified Counselling Psychologist and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist.  She has many years experience working as a  psychologist in Women’s Health Service; Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation; with adults abused as children (suffering from trauma and PTSD) and in the NHS as a CBT Therapist. Currently Christina has a private practice and is an associate therapist with Oxford CBT. Christina specialises in working with adults experiencing depression, anxiety and PTSD. 

Alongside traditional CBT, Christina uses Compassion-focused CBT and Mindfulness approaches. She can offer therapy either face-to-face or by phone/Skype/email. Christina has experience in working with person centred therapy, positive psychology, narrative and journalling approaches and runs groups using the Voice Dialogue approach (Psychology of the Selves).

Christina offers a warm, compassionate and non-judgemental approach to help people make sense of their problems and move towards achieving their goals and living a meaningful life.

Christina Lee can provide therapy for individuals with a range of difficulties including:
  • Depression
  • Excessive worry
  • Panic Attacks
  • Self Criticism
  • Perfectionism
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Social Anxiety
  • Specific Phobias
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (hoarding, checking, cleaning)
  • Health Anxiety
  • PTSD Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Insomnia
  • Anger

Qualifications, Memberships & Governing Bodies
Honours Degree in Psychology - Charles Sturt University, Australia
Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy – University of Surrey

Memberships
Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) 
Member of British Psychological Society (BPS)
Australia Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

Dr Jennifer Glover – Clinical Psychologist

DClinPsych, MSc, BSc, CPsychol, HCPC registered
Dr Jennifer Glover – Clinical Psychologist

Dr Jennifer Glover is a qualified Clinical Psychologist with many years’ experience working in the NHS and doing research. Jennifer specialises in working with children and young people and is experienced in treating a wide range of mental health difficulties. She has a particular interest in working with young people with phobia’s, eating disorders, OCD, trauma and ASD. Jennifer also has many years’ experience treating adults with psychosis, depression, anxiety and trauma. Jennifer draws on a variety of approaches during therapy, including CBT and attachment theory. Jennifer understands how difficult it can be to get help and always offers a warm, supportive, compassionate, non-judgemental and sensitive approach to therapy which is tailored to ensure the client meets their personal goals.

Jennifer Glover can provide therapy for individuals with a range of difficulties including:
  • Depression
  • Trauma / PTSD
  • Panic attacks and anxiety disorders
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Psychosis
  • Health anxiety
  • Specific phobias 
  • Chronic pain
  • Adjustment to long term health conditions
  • Self-criticism / low self-esteem
  • ADHD
  • ASD
  • Eating disorders and body image
  • Gender identity disorders
  • Attachment and relational difficulties (including family sessions)
  • Perfectionism 
  • Low self-esteem
  • Stress – including exam stress

Qualifications, Memberships & Governing Bodies
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology – Coventry and Warwick University
MSc in Clinical Psychology – Hertfordshire University
BSc in Clinical and Forensic Psychology
Certificate in Personal Construct Psychotherapy
Certificate in Cognitive Analytic Therapy

Memberships
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Maggie Wright – Cognitive Behavioural Therapist

Post Graduate Diploma in CBT (Durham University)
Maggie Wright Local Cognitive Behavioural Therapist

Maggie Wright is a qualified CBT Therapist with a core profession in Mental Health Nursing. She has worked in many clinical settings. She has a wealth of knowledge of mental health problems, their presentation and treatment. She uses CBT as a framework for therapy but is also very interested in Compassion Focussed Therapy and utilises the principles of this into her therapy delivery. She views therapy as a collaborative process and works well with individuals with the aim of reducing distress and achieving identified goals of therapy.

Maggie can provide therapy for individuals with a range of difficulties including:
  • Depression
  • Generalised Anxiety and Worry
  • Panic Attacks
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Perfectionism
  • Stress
  • Health Anxiety
  • Travel Anxiety
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Adjustment Difficulties
  • Social Anxiety
  • Specific Phobias
  • Insomnia
  • Obsessional Compulsive Disorder
  • Bereavement

Qualifications, Memberships & Governing Bodies
Registered Mental Health Nurse (Current PIN)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (Durham University)

Memberships
Nursing and Midwifery Council
British Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapists

Jodie Leigh – Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist

Bsc (Hons), PGCE Counselling Pychology
Jodie Leigh Local Cognitive Behavioural Therapist

Jodie Leigh is an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. She has worked in Mental Health services since 2008 and currently works in the NHS. Jodie specialises in working with adults and adolescents experiencing depression and anxiety. As well as a Cognitive Behavioural approach she uses Mindfulness and Compassion Focused Therapy. Jodie offers a warm and compassionate approach and will tailor treatment to your individual needs to help you make sense of the difficulties you are experiencing and to move forward and achieve your goals.

Jodie with a range of difficulties including:
  • Depression
  • Panic attacks 
  • Generalised anxiety disorder
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) 
  • Social anxiety
  • Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Health anxiety
  • Specific phobias
  • Adjustment to long term health conditions 
  • Unhelpful habits like perfectionism, procrastination and self-criticism
  • Body image, confidence and self-esteem problems
  • Stress  
  • Insomnia

Qualifications
BSc Psychology (hons) - The University of Roehampton
PGCE Counselling Psychology- City University
MSc Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – Bucks New University

Memberships
BABCP - British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapy - Accredited

Meloney Brimblecombe – Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist

BA (Hons), PGDipCBT , MScCBT, BABCP Accredited
Meloney Brimblecombe Local Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist

Meloney Brimblecombe is a qualified and accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. She has many years experience working as a CBT therapist in the NHS and is currently based in Merseycare Trust for talking therapies. Meloney specialises in working with adults experiencing anxiety and depression. She predominantly utilises cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and has completed further postgraduate training in CBT. Meloney also has an interest in Mindfulness therapy. Meloney offers a warm, compassionate and non-judgemental approach to help people make sense of their problems and move towards achieving their goals and living a meaningful life.

Meloney provides therapy for the following difficulties:
  • Depression
  • Panic attacks
  • Generalised anxiety disorder
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Social anxiety
  • Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Health anxiety
  • Specific phobias
  • Chronic pain
  • Adjustment to long term health conditions
  • Self-criticism
  • Perfectionism
  • Low self-esteem
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Stress
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder
  • Eating Disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Excessive worry

Qualifications
Bachelors Degree (Hons) in Psychology – University of Bangor
Post Graduate Diploma in Adult Cognitive Behaviour Psychotherapy – University of Derby
Masters Degree in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy – University of Chester

Memberships
BABCP - British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapy

Sarah Foran-Kent – Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist

MSc, PG Dip CBT, PG Cert CBT for Trauma, BABCP Prov Accredited
Sarah Foran-Kent Local Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist

Sarah Foran-Kent is your local Oxford Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. Sarah has completed further specialist training in CBT for psychological trauma. She has trained in dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT), and in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), allowing her to provide an integrated therapeutic approach that is individually tailored to your needs and towards attaining your goals. Sarah works with you to develop psychological understanding and make sense of your difficulties, and will support you in identifying strategies to overcome challenges with an increased sense of empowerment, self-determination, and well-being. Sarah has practiced in the NHS, residential forensic, and charitable sectors, and is experienced in working with children, adolescents, and adults.

Sarah provides therapy to children from the age of 10 (including working with parents), adolescents, and adults, across a range of difficulties including:
  • Trauma, and PTSD
  • Abuse
  • Childhood Abuse or Maltreatment
  • Anxiety (panic, social, generalised, health, OCD)
  • Depression
  • Attachment Problems
  • Stress
  • Specific Phobias
  • Self Harm
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • Emotional and Behavioural difficulties
  • Bereavement/Loss
  • Exam Stress
  • Autism and Asperger’s
  • Anger Problems
  • Disordered Eating
  • Coping with Change
  • Personality Disorder
  • Bi Polar Disorder

Qualifications
MSc Psychology - Liverpool Hope University, British Psychological Society Accredited
Post Graduate Diploma Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - University of Lancaster
Post Graduate Certificate Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Psychological Trauma - University of Oxford
Dialectical Behavioural Therapy Training Part I - British Isles DBT
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Skills, Intermediate and Advanced

Memberships
BABCP - British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapy

Dr Patrick Kennedy-Williams - Clinical Psychologist

BA (Hons), MSc, DClinPsy, HCPC Registered
Dr Patrick Kennedy-Williams Local Clinical Psychologist

Dr Patrick Kennedy-Williams is a qualified Clinical Psychologist. He has worked in the NHS since 2010 across a range of community and inpatient mental health teams. He currently works in the NHS with children and young people with mental health difficulties in the context of chronic physical health conditions, often involving a visible difference. He also has experiencing working with young people on the autism spectrum. The depth and breadth of his training allows him to draw on a number of models of CBT, alongside other ‘third wave’ cognitive therapies, and is flexible in adapting these to the client. Patrick always places the child and their family first. He understands the importance of working with the whole family, including siblings and parents, in helping young people overcome their difficulties.

Patrick provides therapy for the following difficulties:
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Excessive worry
  • OCD
  • PTSD
  • Difficulties associated with a different physical appearance
  • Adjustment to chronic illness
  • Specific phobias
  • Depression and other mood difficulties
  • Chronic pain & chronic fatigue
  • Toileting difficulties
  • Low self-esteem
  • Anger
  • Feeding problems
  • Sleep issues
  • Difficulties associated with autism spectrum disorders (ASD)
  • Difficulties associated with learning disabilities

Qualifications
DClinPsy Doctorate in Clinical Psychology – University of Oxford
MSc Psychology – University of East London

Memberships
Health And Care Professions Council (HCPC)


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