Who We are
At Oxford CBT we are invested in people and wellbeing. Our commitment to develop and nurture our shared relationships with people, colleagues and partners, are the core values in what we do.
Live with purpose and fulfilment
We provide quick and flexible access to professional therapy treatment, with the aim of helping clients to develop a deeper understanding of themselves so they can live more meaningful lives with purpose and fulfilment. We are committed to equipping clients with the tools and skills to navigate life’s stresses to ultimately be their own therapist; to notice unhelpful thoughts or behaviours with compassion, and to change them with curiosity and kindness.
Achieving liberation in mental wellbeing is at the forefront of everything we do at Oxford CBT. We continuously strive to ease emotional distress and improve mental well-being whilst upholding our core values – resilience, patience, acceptance, compassion, and authenticity.
Trusted and established in evidence-based treatment
Oxford CBT was established in 2012 as a private clinic that promises to assess patients quickly, whilst providing high quality, evidence-based treatment designed to improve quality of life. We help people to overcome a range of difficulties to enhance wellbeing. We provide our patients with a professional, supportive, and sympathetic environment that delivers long-term and sustainable benefits with sessions delivered online or at our clinics in Oxford & Birmingham.
Let’s do this together
Led by our Clinical Director Tom Murfitt and supported by our team of fully qualified clinicians, we provide a professional, supportive and empathic environment that delivers long term and sustainable benefits.
“I can understand both from a professional and personal perspective the courage and effort it takes to seek help. Most people find it difficult to take the first step, admitting to themselves that they are not feeling good about life and that despite their best efforts they can’t seem to shift how they feel to make things better, realising that it may be time to seek help from a professional.
I believe it is important that the right help is available at the right time with the right people. People who are warm empathic and have the tools and skills to help. Because of this, I set up Oxford CBT.”
- Tom Murfitt
What our patients have to say
Highly recommend Oxford CBT... incredibly helpful when it came to invoices for insurance, and changing between in-person and online sessions. My weekly sessions with Ellie were always positive, she always validated my feelings and provided me with techniques to reach my therapy goals. She is brilliant, and I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for help.
Can't speak highly enough of Oxford CBT. The booking/rearrangement process has been updated to be really easy, and the flexibility to be online or in-person is invaluable. I worked on my struggles with depression and anxiety with Ellen and then more extensively with Ellie and she helped me so much, even just session-to-session she's so friendly and warm and validating, I could laugh with her just as often as I could cry. When I started CBT I wasn't convinced that it would work but with the patience of Ellen and Ellie, I'm doing so much better. Thank you so much to them & to Oxford CBT.
I have just completed a series of CBT sessions with Chris Bowers. I found my sessions with Chris incredibly helpful. He dealt well with the fact I was very nervous about the sessions and was supportive. He delivered tailored advice that has genuinely improved my life. I would strongly recommend him as a therapist.
Dan Drew was an outstanding therapist. He was patient, caring and empathetic. Dan supported me throughout my journey with OCD and helped me the best he could in times where I was in crisis. He was always there to listen. Always. I’ll never forget the support he has given me. He is outstanding.
Initially I was apprehensive about being allocated a male therapist when I had requested a female one. However I quickly felt very comfortable working with David and became confident that he would be able to help me with my problems. I found each session really useful. I enjoyed studying the handouts and suggested reading material as well as carrying out the practical exercises designed to build my confidence.
My CBT sessions with David more than filled my expectations. My anxieties and resulting insomnia are greatly reduced and I believe I have the tools to deal with any relapses.
I feel that the interaction my young daughter had with Oxford CBT was extremely positive. Oxford CBT handled my daughters appointments with such passion and empathy, that my daughter really looked forward to each appointment. Appointments were made to feel informal, casual and enjoyable. All the while my daughter was coming away with techniques to help her when she needed it. I am thoroughly impressed by the content and approach of Oxford CBT and would highly recommend their services to anyone who may be considering it.
I had no experience of any sort of therapy and had no idea how CBT worked. I was allocated Nikki Newhouse and even told her that if CBT was "airy fairy" I wouldn't stick with it! But I found Nikki very approachable and it didn't take me long to get my head around what it was all about. On the whole I found my sessions were very useful and as well as helping me to know how to deal with my fears they reaffirmed who I am. So I came away a happy bunny!
Being over 70, and having had to deal with constant anxiety from childhood, I was really embarrassed and ashamed that at my advanced age I had to admit that I needed help as the problem suddenly escalated to such an extent that I became unable to leave the house. After a couple of months I knew that if I didn’t seek help this was how the rest of my life was going to be! With a great deal of trepidation I contacted Oxford CBT and am so very relieved that I did, as along the whole journey from start to finish I was treated with respect, kindness and understanding by everyone I came into contact with, especially my Therapist. Katharine encouraged me to start from the beginning and speak about my life as well as all the things that had caused me to be anxious along the way. During our discussions over the weeks she showed me how to alter my way of thinking with regard to my many anxieties, and also shared some practical ideas to help me cope with them. All this was done, as I said before, with respect, kindness and understanding. Thanks to Katharine I can now leave the house whenever I want, and go wherever I want, whilst being reassured that if I should become anxious I know how to control it. At last I have my life back - thank you so much.
I was very reluctant to talk about my problems/insecurities with a total stranger, however, after the first session with Chris, I felt huge relief and hope. I immediately booked my weekly sessions and was looking forward to all of them. My therapist was insightful, intelligent and well-prepared for each session. I didn’t see the results immediately (which I was told beforehand) but at the end, together with Chris, I could “kill” my anxieties and start living my life. Throughout the process I was given homework (usually uncomfortable yet necessary) and was taught some techniques that helped me deal with my anxieties. I attended some more additional sessions just to support what we had already achieved and now it is safe for me to say that I don’t need to see Chris every week. Everyone around saw the changes in me but most importantly, I saw it myself. Now I am spending all my energy on rebuilding my career and spending time with my family.
I struggle with a number of mental health difficulties. Having had some CBT in the past, I decided to continue my treatment with a more long-term provider. Oxford CBT were exceptionally helpful and very efficient in getting me set up with a therapist and in treatment. My therapist is just brilliant, I’m so grateful for the help she’s given me. I’m still in treatment but the changes I’ve noticed within myself are huge, and the progress is really noticeable.
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