Dr Jim White is a consultant clinical psychologist and an internationally recognised expert in stress management. He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, a Fellow of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (the lead CBT organisation in the UK and Ireland) and has been appointed a Chartered Scientist. Jim has presented at many national and international conferences and events and has acted as a National Advisor to the Scottish Government on mental health. He has also been involved with the European Union on how to develop their mental health services using Stress Control.


  • B.A. (Hons) Psychology (Strathclyde University)
  • M.App.Sci. Clinical Psychology (Glasgow University)
  • Ph.D. Clinical Psychology research on Stress Control (Glasgow University)
  • Chartered Psychologist
  • Chartered Scientist
  • FBPS (Fellow of the British Psychological Society)
  • FBABCP (Fellow of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies)

For over thirty years Jim worked as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with the NHS, where he created the highly innovative and successful ‘Glasgow Steps’ approach to common mental health problems – an approach that continues to influence the way therapists deliver services across the world. Following on from this approach he devised the original in-person class version of Stress Control. At the time, this was a highly unusual approach. However following peer-reviewed research and evaluation showing how well this approach worked, the class has become widely available across the world.

Jim has published over 40 papers in peer-reviewed journals and has written three influential books on stress management –StressPac, Harcourt Brace, 1997; Treating Anxiety and Stress, Wiley, 2000 and ‘Stress Control: a mind, body, life model to boost wellbeing’, Robinson, 2017. He co-edited The Oxford Guide to Low-intensity CBT Interventions, Oxford University Press, 2010. He has collaborated with many institutions including Cambridge University (Attentional bias research publications) and Oxford University (treatment of panic disorder publication).

Jim is now joined by his daughter Kirsty, who is a psychologist and his son Neil, who is a sports psychologist. All three continue to develop different versions of Stress Control for use with different populations and in additional settings.  



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