Welcome to the official Oliver James Website

Oliver trained as a clinical psychologist and is an author and broadcaster

Oliver James

About Oliver James

Oliver James is a Chartered Psychologist, registered with the British Psychological Society. He is registered as a Psychotherapist with the John Bowlby Centre and works as a psychodynamic psychotherapist in London and on Skype.

Since 1988, he has worked as a writer, journalist (with columns in most of the national newspapers over the years). He writes primarily for the Guardian and Observer.
He has had a career as a broadcaster and television documentary producer and presenter. Examples of his broadcasting work on TV and radio are available on this site under the ‘TV and Radio’ tabs. You can also find examples on the internet, eg his documentary about the man who shot John Lennon.

His books include the best-selling Affluenza, They F*** You Up, Contented Dementia and Love Bombing. His book Britain on the Couch was made into a successful documentary series for Channel 4. He is a trustee of the Alzheimer’s charity, SPECAL and lives in Oxfordshire with his wife and two children.

Books by Oliver James