Tom Murfitt

Tom Murfitt

Clinical Director & Founder


  • MSc (Hons)
  • PGDip in CBT
  • BSc (Hons) in Business 
  • Mindfulness Teacher


  • British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)


Tom is the Clinical Director and founder of Oxford CBT.

Oxford CBT was set up in 2012 in response to an increasing demand for fast and flexible access to quality therapy at times which suited people’s busy lives. Tom has over a decade of experience and professional qualifications in both Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Occupational Therapy, in addition to being an accredited Mindfulness teacher.  


With over a decade’s experience in providing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Tom has worked in both the NHS and private sector to help adults and children to overcome a range of difficulties and improve their mental wellbeing. In addition to being an experienced CBT therapist, Tom is also an accredited Mindfulness teacher, providing courses locally, in businesses and schools.

He has more recently completed training in Schema Therapy which helps people to understand and overcome unhelpful habits which have developed in response to unmet childhood needs. This can include self-harm, substance misuse and other ways of avoiding uncomfortable emotions.


Tom enjoys connecting and spending time with people, where there is the opportunity to stay open and learn and see situations and the world from a different perspective

Outside of work, he maintains his well-being through practising yoga, meditation and five rhythms dance where he’s able to shake the stress out through dancing. Tom enjoys the peace and tranquillity of spending time in nature, especially anything which involves being in or near the ocean. 

Strongly believing in giving people a second chance after life challenging situations which may have led to a loss of direction, is one of Tom’s passions. This can be seen through his work in supporting young men to find their own inner wisdom and voice which allows them to connect and live a healthy life in an ever-changing complicated world.


  • Excessive Worry/ GAD – Teens and Adults
  • Social Anxiety – Teens and Adults
  • Panic Attacks/Disorders – Teens and Adults
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) – Teens and Adults
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) – Teens and Adults
  • Specific Phobias / Driving Phobias / Agoraphobia -,Teens and Adults
  • Low Self-Esteems -Teens and Adults
  • Stress Management – Teens and Adults
  • Unhelpful habits (eg. self-criticism, perfectionism, procrastination) – Teens and Adults
  • Body Image Difficulties – Teens and Adults
  • Depression/SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) – Teens and Adults
  • Sleep Difficulties/Insomnia – Teens and Adults
  • Borderline Personality Disorder – Teens and Adults
  • Addictions – Teens and Adults
  • Bereavement – Teens and Adults
  • Physical Health Conditions (e.g. Chronic Pain) – Teens and Adults

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