Dr Martin Bamber - Director of York CBT Centre

Director Dr Martin Bamber BA Hons) RMN MA MPhil DPsychol CPsychol AFBPsS

Welcome to the website. I do hope that you find it interesting and informative. I would like to tell you a little bit about myself and my background. I am a Chartered Consultant Clinical Psychologist, founder and Director of York CBT Centre. Until April 2013, I worked for the NHS as  Head of Adult Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Services for Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and have worked in the NHS for many years prior to that. Since my retirement from the NHS I have been developing my private practice.

I qualified as a Clinical Psychology at the University of Edinburgh in 1989 and have been a consultant charted clinical psychologist for 30 years. In previous posts I have worked as an Assistant Director on the University of Teesside Doctoral training Programme in clinical psychology, as a teaching fellow in the University of York Department of Psychology and as a clinical psychologist in Occupational Health. I currently hold the title of honorary visiting lecturer in the School of Health and Social Care at the University of Teesside.  

I am an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society Division of Clinical Psychology and a certified member of the International Society for Schema Therapy. I have presented academic papers at a number of international conferences around the world and have accumulated a considerable amount of experience doing media work.

I have a number of publications in national and international journals and am also the author of two books on managing stress in the workplace. For more information on the books and papers I have published see my list of publications below and also visit the publishers website and type in my name (Martin R Bamber) into the search box:


My Curriculum Vitae (CV)


Membership of professional bodies:

Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS No. 34687)

Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS)

Chartered member of the Division of Clinical Psychology (DCP) of the British Psychological Society

Certified and accredited member of the International Society for Schema Therapy (ISST)

Registered with the Health Care Professsions Council (HCPC) Registration No. PYL02199


Academic and Professional Qualifications

Certificate in Schema Therapy Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre 2008

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology Edinburgh University 1996

Post Graduate Certificate in Cognitive Therapy Newcastle University 1996

Certificate in Consultation University of Teesside 1993

Master of Philosophy degree in Clinical psychology Edinburgh University 1989

Master of Arts degree in Health Service Administration University of Leeds 1985

Registered Mental Nurse (RMN no. 0075622) Winterton Hospital Durham 1983

Batchelor of Arts degree in Psychology York University 1979



 Bamber M R (2011) “Overcoming Your Work Related Stress: A CBT Based Self-Help Guide” Routledge. London and New York.

 Bamber M R (2006) “CBT for Occupational Stress in Health Professionals: Introducing a Schema Focused Approach”. Routledge. London and New York.

Book Chapter:

 Bamber M R (2001) “ An Independent commentary on Cognitive Analytic Therapy for adult survivors of child sexual abuse “ Chapter 13 In Pollock P H ‘Cognitive Analytic Therapy for Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse. John Wiley and Sons.


 Bamber M R and McMahon R (2008) “Danger Early Maladaptive Schemas at Work! : The role of early maladaptive schemas in career choice and the development of occupational stress in health workers”. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 15, 96-11

Bell S, Bamber M R et al (2007) “Integrating Graduate Primary Mental Health Workers with Clinical Training: The Selby and York PCT/Hull and York Universities Scheme”. Clinical Psychology Forum, No 170, February 2007.

 Bamber M R (2005) “ Grads and Grades” Health Service Journal, Working Lives section, page 30, 27th of October 2005.

 Bamber M R (2004)   “ The Good, The Bad and Defenceless Jimmy- A single case study of Schema Mode Therapy” Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 11, 245-238.

 Bamber M R (1997) “A natural history of psychology trading agencies in the UK “Clinical Psychology Forum No. 110 December 1997.

 Bamber M R (1997) “ An Evaluation of three cognitive models of depression “ Clinical Psychology Forum No. 99, January 1997

 Bamber M. R., Mair M and Cushway D. (1994 b) "Stress and Burnout". British Psychological society Division of Clinical Psychology Workshop Publication, June 1994.

Bamber, M R (1994) "Providing Support for Emergency Service Staff" Nursing Times, Vol. 90, No. 22, pgs 32 - 33, June 1st, 1994.

 Bamber, M R (1993) "The Development of a Clinical Psychology Service in Occupational Health - The South Tees Experience" Clinical Psychology Forum No. 52, February 1993.

 Bamber, M R (1992) "Debriefing Victims of Violence"Occupational Health Vol. 44,No. 9, pages 115-117

 Bamber, M R (1991 b) "Reasons for Leaving Among Psychiatric Nurses: A Two Year Prospective Study". Nursing Practice, Vol. 4. pages 9 - 11.

BamberM R (1991a) "An Investigation of Occupational Stress in Nurse Tutors". Nursing Practice, Vol. 4, No. 2, pages 19-22.

Bamber M R (1988c) "Quitting". Nursing Times, Vol. 84, No. 22, pages 33-34.

Bamber M R (1988b) "the Great Exodus". Bethlem and Maudsley Gazette, Vol. 35, No. 1, pages 11-12.

Bamber M R (1988a) "Slant on Stress 2. Nursing Times, Vol. 84, No. 11, pages 61-62

Contact details

Director: Dr Martin Bamber

Consultant Clinical Psychologist


York CBT Centre


Online therapy service only at the present time









Consultation times

Monday to Thursday

9.00am - 5.00 pm