Mr Bob Owtram

Mr Bob Owtram

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) 30048955

  • Fee assured
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Specialises in

  • Behavioural Activation (BA)
  • CBT with Exposure and Response Prevention (CBT with ERP)
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Mindfulness based CBT
  • Trauma focused CBT


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

About me

Easy to talk to, compassionate, non-judgemental, caring, respectful, empathetic, thorough, skilled and effective -these are the qualities Bob brings to each and every one of his therapy sessions, to help clients move forward from the difficulties bringing them into therapy.

Bob is Accredited as a Cognitive Behavioural (CBT) Therapist by the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy (BABCP). This means he has fully demonstrated his competence to provide CBT treatment for a range of common mental health difficulties. CBT is endorsed by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) as an effective and evidence-based treatment for problems associated with anxiety and depression.

CBT provides a psychological approach to therapy. The BABCP defines CBT as ‘a family of talking therapies, all based on the idea that thoughts, feelings, what we do, and how our bodies feel, are all connected. If we change one of these we can alter all the others. When we’re low or upset, we often fall into patterns of thinking and responding which can worsen how we feel. CBT works to help us notice and change problematic thinking styles or behaviour patterns so we can feel better. CBT is a collaborative therapy - it’s not something that is done to someone, it’s a way of working together with a CBT therapist on mutually agreed goals’.

Bob uses his expert understanding of CBT to help clients recover as quickly as possible from depression, insomnia, PTSD, traumatic grief, social phobia, perfectionism, stress, anxiety, worry, panic, obsessions and compulsions, specific phobias, agoraphobia, health anxiety, low self-esteem, medically unexplained symptoms and long-term health conditions. He is also able to help with issues linked to the coronavirus pandemic.

In a session with Bob, clients can expect therapy to be undertaken in a collaborative and respectful manner. The therapeutic relationship developed with the client enables the tasks of therapy to be carried out, to help the client recover from the difficulties they are currently facing.

Bob has a degree in Social Sciences from the University of Bath, and a degree in Mental Health from Edinburgh Napier University. He has a current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a mental health nurse. Bob has a Post Graduate Certificate in CBT from Newcastle University, and a Post Graduate Diploma in CBT, also from Newcastle University. In addition to these core qualifications, he has completed a Certificated course at Teesside University in CBT for Long Term Health Conditions.

In addition to private practice, Bob delivers NICE evidence-based CBT therapy in an NHS-commissioned talking therapy service.

Areas of interest

Patient age range 18 years upwards.
Treatment of common mental health problems (anxiety and depression, and associated conditions).

Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions

  • Pain management
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