Dr James Oliver

Dr James Oliver

Psychology 30039899


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Specialises in

  • Applied Relaxation
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness based CBT
  • Trauma focused CBT

Bupa specialist

  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health services


  • Face-to-face consultations
  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

I am a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist with over 10 years experience in the NHS and Private Practice. I offer assessment and evidence-based therapeutic intervention for children and adults experiencing a range of mental health difficulties. I have a special interest in anxiety disorders such as generalised anxiety, OCD, panic, performance and social anxiety, as well as chronic stress/burn-out.

I also support athlete mental health, both amateur and professional, across a range of sports including premier league football and professional tennis. I am a member of the UK Sports Institute Mental Health Practitioner Network. This is a selected group of practitioners across the country, supporting Olympic athlete mental health within world class programmes.

I understand the first steps in seeking psychology support can feel daunting. Developing a therapeutic relationship is often the key to successful support, and I place great value on creating a supportive, empathic and safe space to talk openly. I predominantly work within a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) framework. More recently, I have a growing interest in Compassion Focussed Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and integrate these ideas in my practice as appropriate.

I combine private practice with an NHS role as a senior clinical psychologist in a regional paediatric psychology service.

I welcome enquires in relation to both child and adult mental health support, and can offer both face-to-face at my clinic in Lymm, and remote support through BUPA.

Areas of interest

Child Mental Health; Adult Mental Health; Anxiety; Work-related Stress/Burn-out; Physical Health; Sport/Performance.

Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions

  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Pain management
  • Physical disability

Medical secretaries

My private practice
Consultant's practices
Information for healthcare professionals

Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)

Procedures completed

  • AA809

    Psychology session - (>50)

  • AB076

    Psychology session - remote - (>50)

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