Dr Ray Owen


Life brings many challenges, pressures and setbacks. Living life well in the face of this isn’t always easy; there will be times when we experience unwanted emotions, troubling thoughts, physical suffering. Sometimes we find ourselves acting in ways we wouldn’t choose.

And that's normal.

Sometimes, though, the way we deal with those situations, thoughts, emotions and physical feelings begins to take over - begins to get in the way of living the kind of life we want to. That might take the form of emotional problems like anxiety, worry, panic, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anger control difficulties. It might be a disruption to normal daily activities such as sleep problems, indecisiveness, lack of motivation or energy. And sometimes it’s a broader feeling of losing a sense of purpose or fulfilment in life.

When those things happen, people can benefit from skilled psychological help, such as one of the forms of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

My name is Dr Ray Owen, and I'm a Clinical Psychologist and Health Psychologist. I'm an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, am registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with the Health & Care Professions Council (http://www.hpc-uk.org/check), and I'm the author of two self-help books on these topics; Facing the Storm (2011) & Living with the Enemy (2013), both published by Routledge.

For over 20 years I’ve specialised in helping in these kind of situations. I use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and particularly a recently developed form called Acceptance & Commitment Therapy. To learn more about these, please read the information on my website:


Whether  you need some of this help yourself, you’re a counsellor or therapist wanting supervision in working this way, or you’re looking for training, advice or consultation on providing this kind of service or undertaking research in it, I may be able to help you.

I charge £100 per session for individual therapy. Other services by negotiation.

To discuss further, contact me via my website, drrayowen.co.uk , or email me on drrayowen@gmail.com












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