Tracy Avis  Associates CBT

Independent Psychotherapy and CBT Practice


Phone: 07792524591

Ptolemy House, Reading Road, Wallingford OX10 9DN

Dr Dan White

Hello, I’m Dan and I want to tell you a little bit about myself, my training and how I work.  I originally trained as a pharmacist and specialised in mental health in 2003 by joining Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust.  I’ve always been passionate about improving communication strategies and spent the next decade becoming leader, teacher and researcher in the field of patient communication. In 2011 I completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy at the University of Oxford.  I’ve published a number papers and chapters on the role of good communication and the use of CBT techniques in routine health consultations as well as on the role of clinical supervision (see below for a list).   I’ve been lucky enough to be invited to speak at numerous conferences on these subjects over the last 10 years.

I became an accredited CBT therapist with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP) in 2012 and completed training in different models of treatment including a rotation in systemic family therapy.  I delivered CBT therapy for a local NHS IAPT service and re-joined the Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre as a therapist in the OCTC Clinic and as a course supervisor on the diploma.  In 2017 I completed the MSc in CBT, followed by the doctorate - completing my DPhil in CBT at Oxford University in 2021.

As well as working in private practice I continue teaching, training and supervising on a number of courses at the OCTC.  My NHS clinical work takes place at the Oxford Health Specialist Psychological Intervention Clinic. 

My special interests include working with people using CBT for all different kinds of anxiety problems and in treating low self esteem. I’m keen to use my knowledge and experience to work with people who are experiencing depression, stress, communication difficulties, trauma (including complex childhood trauma) and hoarding.

I combine data-driven, evidence-based CBT with other cognitive models of therapy including compassion focussed therapy (CFT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and TEAM CBT (a model of CBT therapy developed by Dr David Burns).  I have completed training in these modalities and hope to use them in my private practice working collaboratively with individuals looking to explore ways of understanding and overcoming their problems.

I have known Tracy since 2011 and I’m delighted to become one the clinic associates. In addition to providing CBT therapy for a variety of conditions.  I also have years of experience as a supervisor and can offer private CBT supervision to other CBT therapists.


Barnett, N., Jubraj, B., & White, D. (2021). Supporting professional self‐care for PCN pharmacists. Prescriber, 32(1), 13–16.

White, D. (2020). A day in the life of a consultant clinical psychotherapist. The Pharmaceutical Journal.

White, D. (2019). Suicide: how to recognise the warning signs and deal with disclosure. The Pharmaceutical Journal.

Bhatti, S., Brown, R., Macdonald, O., & White, D. (2019). Clinical pharmacy: safe prescribing and monitoring. In A. Barrera, C. Attard, & R. Chaplin (Eds.), Oxford textbook of Inpatient Psychiatry (First, pp. 177–184). Oxford University Press

White, D., & Roberts, L. (2016). Qualitative Analysis of Community Pharmacists attending a CBT workshop. Evidence Live.

White, D. (2016). A Qualitative Analysis of the Experience of Community Pharmacists attending a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Workshop (Unpublished Master’s dissertation). University of Oxford.

Barnett, N., & White, D. (2015). Medicines adherence and coaching in cardiology. British Journal of Cardiac Nursing, August, 1–4.

White, D. (2014). A service evaluation of acceptability and patient experience of pharmacy consultations conducted within a CBT framework. European Journal of Hospital Pharmacy: Science and Practice, 1–5.

White, D. (2013). Discuss patients ’ perceptions of treatment to tackle non-adherence. Clinical Pharmacist, 5(April), 85–87.