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About Claudia

Claudia is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, an HCPC Registered Chartered Clinical Psychologist, a UKCP and BABCP Registered Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, an EMDR Europe accredited EMDR Consultant and an ISST Registered Schema Therapist. She is also an Applied Psychology Practice Supervisor (RAPPS). She works within a holistic framework and, where appropriate, embeds in her work approaches from various healing and spiritual traditions around the world.

Paris Attacks Could Spell Wider Trauma Risks

The repercussions of a terrorist attack go further than the terrible loss of lives which are incurred. The recent November 13th Paris attacks brought very literal devastation to Paris life when they unfolded. But they also inflicted a heavy emotional toll on a much wider scale. By bearing witness to the traumatic events which an [...]

2017-05-10T13:37:18+00:00By |Categories: PTSD, Trauma|

PTSD Suffering in War-Zone Journalists

War and conflict do not discriminate when they attach their emotional scars and burdens to those who live through them. By entering a conflict zone, when they are covering war stories, journalists are exposing themselves to many of the same risks of suffering from mental health illnesses, such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), as [...]

2019-11-11T11:39:29+00:00By |Categories: PTSD, Trauma|

‘Understanding Your Reactions To Trauma’, helps Ukrainians After Conflict

'Understanding Your Reactions To Trauma', by Dr Claudia Herbert from The Oxford Development Centre, was recently published in Ukrainian, and is available to the Ukrainian public, and is also being distributed by the Ukrainian authorities to help soldiers and their families who have been affected by trauma. This new translation of the book was presented [...]

2017-05-10T13:38:28+00:00By |Categories: Psychology News, PTSD, Trauma|

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy As Effective As Antidepressants

A study run by the University of Exeter shows that mindfulness-based cognitive therapy can be as effective as maintenance antidepressant medication in reducing the rate of relapse in depression. This corroborates other studies' findings, and helps to provide a new choice for the millions of people with recurrent depression, who currently rely on medication. The [...]

2017-05-03T14:38:43+00:00By |Categories: Mindfulness, Wellbeing|

Interview With Adrian Roberts

In the second installment of our interview series with members of The Oxford Development Centre team, Adrian Roberts talks to us about his motivation for working in the field of psychology, and reveals plans for his Circles of Compassion group therapy programme. What Initially attracted you to the field of psychology? In a nutshell, I [...]

2015-09-02T12:43:56+00:00By |Categories: Psychology News|

Social Media Profiles To Follow For Latest Psychology News

Following our recent new website launch, The Oxford Development Centre has been keeping busy across our social media profiles to bring together interesting stories and articles related to psychology and well-being. Today we want to highlight the various options for following us across these channels, so that you can connect with us on whichever social [...]

2017-05-03T14:41:46+00:00By |Categories: Psychology News|

New Mindfulness Study On 7000 Students

Mindfulness has recently been receiving a lot of attention in the media, and now there are new investigations underway to explore further the benefits which it might be able to bring within our society. The latest is a seven year study into whether mindfulness could be used by adolescents to increase their mental resilience. The [...]

2017-05-10T13:39:41+00:00By |Categories: Mindfulness, Psychology News, Wellbeing|

Interview with Dr Charles Hallings-Pott

In the first installment of our new feature to introduce The Oxford Development Centre's team members, we talk to Dr. Charles Hallings-Pott about what inspired him to work in the field of psychology, and some of the rewards which he takes from his work. What Initially attracted you to the field of psychology? My family [...]

2015-08-26T11:42:02+00:00By |Categories: Psychology News|

Calatonia As Our Featured Psychotherapy

This week we are highlighting Calatonia on our social media posts as our featured psychotherapy. This weekly feature has been a chance to introduce people to the different therapies we offer at The Oxford Development Centre. As we explain on our dedicated web page, Calatonia is a psychotherapeutic technique which facilitates the re-setting of self-regulation mechanisms in [...]

2017-05-10T13:40:36+00:00By |Categories: Calatonia, Wellbeing|

How body-focused psychotherapies can help patients with PTSD

Many leading psychologists now believe that the roots of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) lie in our bodies and that it is important to treat the physical as well as the psychological manifestations of trauma to provide integrated, effective therapy for PTSD sufferers. Dutch psychologist Dr Bessel van der Kolk, a leading authority on post-traumatic stress [...]

2015-03-24T18:52:41+00:00By |Categories: Psychology News|
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