Jason initially trained in person centred counselling however he found that whilst the core conditions were a necessary ingredient of effective therapy he did not think they were sufficient in and of themselves and was therefore draw to more directive and structured therapies such as CBT. With the passage of time and clinical experience he has been drawn to the more relational 'third wave' Cognitive Behavioural Therapies.

Jason began working in Primary Care Mental Health in 2009 when he trained as a Primary Care Graduate Mental Health Worker, a role that has now been superseded by the introduction of Psychological Wellbeing Practioners.

From here Jason trained as a high intensity CBT Therapist at the University of Cumbria and worked in an IAPT Service at Step 3 from 2011 until 2016.

Jason began working in private practice in 2013 and decided to leave the NHS in 2016 to expand his clinics and began to work as a Lecturer in CBT at University of Cumbria. Jason returned to the NHS on a part time basis working as a CBT Therapist in CAMHS between 2018-19. In 2018 he commenced a PhD centred around interpersonal processes in CBT Supervision and in 2020 he became Senior Lecturer.

Jason has a keen interest in qualitative research methods (e.g. Interpretative Phenomenologocal Analysis, Grounded Theory and Auto-ethnography) and has written peer reviewed articles on the topics of CBT training and supervision. He has also presented at a number of BABCP workshops and national and international conferences on the topics of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and the effective use of supervision.

Jason is involved in programme and module leadership, teaching trainee high intensity therapists working within IAPT Services and also provides group clinical supervision to students.

Jason has recently returned to the NHS on a part time basis working as a CBT Therapist in Eating Disorders.


Qualifications and memberships

BA (Hons) Counselling & Psychology - University of Bradford - 2002

Post Graduate Certificate - Primary Care Mental Health Practice - University of Central Lancashire - 2009

Post Graduate Diploma - Advanced Practice in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - University of Cumbria - 2012

Post Graduate Certificate - Learning and Teaching for Higher Education - University of Cumbria - 2017

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Accredited Member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) 2014 - Present

Accredited Supervisor with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) 2019 - Present

Academic and research interests

  • Interpersonal Processes in therapy
  • Self-reflection within CBT Supervision
  • Self practice of CBT amongst therapists
  • Therapist schemas and schema change across training and supervision
  • Resilience and protective factors against the development of common mental health problems
  • Adapting Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Schema Therapy to Primary Care


Roscoe, J., & Taylor, J. (2022). Maladaptive therapist schemas in CBT practice, training and supervision: A scoping review. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy.


Roscoe, J., Taylor, J., Harrington, R., & Wilbraham, S. (2022). CBT supervision behind closed doors: Supervisor and supervisee reflections on their expectations and use of clinical supervision. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 00, 1–12. capr.12572


Roscoe, J, Bates, E, & Blackley, R (2022) “It was like the unicorn of the therapeutic world”: CBT Trainee experiences of acquiring skills in guided discovery, The Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, vol. 15, e32


Roscoe, J (2021) Your worth is not your recovery rate, CBT Today Magazine, December 2021


Roscoe, J (2021) Conceptualising and managing Supervisory drift, The Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, vol. 14, e37


Roscoe, J (2021) Maximising trainee Cognitive Behavioural Therapists use of clinical supervision: Can a bespoke workshop help to broaden their horizons? Journal of Applied Psychology and Social Science, 6 (1), 58-89


Roscoe, J (2020) Sending out an SoS: The search for a clear definition of Supervision of Supervision, CBT Today Magazine, December 2020


Roscoe, J (2020) ‘Rethinking Therapist drift: Incompetence or Ingenuity? CBT Today Magazine, February 2020


Roscoe, J (2019) ‘Is IAPT a bit like Frankenstein’s monster?’ CBT Today Magazine, Volume 47, Number 1, February 2019


Roscoe, J (2017) Driving Yourself Mad: Overcome Your Car Travel Anxiety with 1-2-3 CBT; Createspace Independent Publishing: Amazon

Recent external roles

External Examiner - University of Hull (2019 - Present)