Our online therapy sessions provide all of the benefits of our face to face sessions while allowing you to stay within the comfort of your own home. You will have sessions with a dedicated, highly trained, psychologist or psychotherapist who will work with you during scheduled video calls to overcome any particular issues you are facing in your life.
Online Yoga Classes
Unfortunately, our Craniosacral and Calatonia treatments are currently on hold as they are both body-oriented therapies which require being physically present with the practitioner. The good news is that we’re now offering online yoga sessions as an alternative body-focussed therapy. Each weekday there will be a class available for you to join from home. These are wonderfully calming classes, comprising a blend of asanas with breathing awareness and a deep focus on spiritual wellbeing and resilience.
In the face of all the uncertainty and change which the COVID-19 pandemic is bringing, there are many inspirational thinkers and speakers who have been lighting the way and providing resources to nourish our spiritual strength. We’ve created a list of some of our favourites here.
A Professional Psychology Service Tailored To Your Personal Requirements
Our psychologists and psychotherapists provide a non-clinical but highly professional, caring and personal service to enable people to achieve a balanced lifestyle and emotional, mental, physical and spiritual well-being.
We help individuals, couples and families with a wide range of problems including:
- Trauma and Abuse-Related Problems, such as Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or Dissociative Problems (including DID)
- Depression and Low Mood
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Eating Disorders
- Stress and Burn-out
- Anger and Impulse Control Problems
- Relationship Difficulties and Break-ups
- Sexual Intimacy and Sexual Problems
- Family Problems
- Attachment Problems
- Coming to Terms with Chronic Illness or Chronic Pain
- Low Self-Esteem
- Personality Disorders
- Life Direction and Transition Issues
- Work-Life Balance Issues
COVID-19 And Alcohol
During uncertain times such as our current COVID-19 lockdown, alcohol has the potential to become more than just an occasional relaxing treat. Instead, it could quickly become an unhealthy escapism for those struggling to assimilate the unexpected changes to their daily lives.
Inspired by the vision and philosophy of founder Dr Claudia Herbert, The Oxford Development Centre’s approach is holistic, integrative and compassionate. We do not believe in a quick-fix, one size fits all method. We draw on a wide range of the most up-to-date, research-based therapies, the latest scientifically-informed psychosensory approaches and Transpersonal and Depth Psychology.
This extensive resource base allows us to select elements of various approaches to create bespoke treatment programmes tailored to the specific needs of each individual. In line with recent neurobiological findings, we recognise the importance of a secure, caring therapeutic relationship as a fundamental factor in the healing process.
We offer Supervision, Training and Personal Development to Health Professionals, businesses and organisations. We also provide Medico-Legal Expert services.
All our clients are guaranteed a warm welcome and an entirely confidential service. We offer empathic professional psychological assessment, treatment, advice, consultation, supervision and training in a friendly, understanding and peaceful environment.
“We are very pleased you have found us. You may have been finding life difficult recently for yourself or a friend or relative. Or you may be a healthcare professional or an executive looking for supervision, training or expert witness work. I hope all visitors will take time to explore our pages to find the information they are looking for. If you feel you might benefit from any of our services, please call us – we would be delighted to discuss any of the issues mentioned.”
-Dr Claudia Herbert, Clinical Director
The Oxford Development Centre was established in 1998 by Chartered Consultant Clinical Psychologist Dr Claudia Herbert BSc (1st class Hons), MSc, DClin Psy, AFBPsS. It provides integrative psychological services throughout the UK, Europe and other countries from its practices in Witney, Oxfordshire and Stroud, Gloucestershire.
We’ve gathered more than 20 years experience of successfully helping clients to overcome trauma and many other life and wellbeing challenges. Our clients’ recovery stories provide hope and inspiration that positive change can be achieved.
Learn More About Us
To find out more about how we approach therapy at The Oxford Develpment Centre you might like to read about our team, the therapies we offer, or take a deeper dive into our specialism in Stress and Trauma:
Are You Considering Having Therapy With Us?
Please telephone or email us, or use our contact form to arrange an appointment or find out more about our therapeutic process. We will be very happy to help. The Oxford Development Centre offers appointments in Witney, Oxfordshire or, alternatively, we also have a sister centre in Stroud, Gloucestershire. If you are unable to travel to either centre, appointments may be arranged at a convenient location such as at home or in the workplace. Telephone and interactive web-based consultations may also be available. Contact us to find out more..
Tel: 01993 779 994
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