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Oxfordshire Therapy & Self-Development Network: 1-to-1 Counselling & Psychotherapy - Group Therapy & Workshops in Oxford and Witney

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Counselling & Psychotherapy Options


Most though not all of the practitioners listed on this page work at the OTS-Witney Therapy Centre. They can be contacted via the contact details for each entry. Clicking on the contact link will take you to the contact form on the main OTS website. Not all of our therapists who we might refer you to are listed here.

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You can also email Justin if you would like an assessment and referral session which can access a wide range of practitioners in Witney and Oxford, as well as the low-cost service and group therapy provided by OTS at the centre in Witney & in Oxford. You can arrange that by emailing Justin here.



OTS Members At
OTS Witney Therapy Centre

In this section you will find full members of the OTS organisation who we regularly refer to, as we know their work well. Please be aware that there are many other members who are not on our website.



Find A Therapist. Stephanie

Stephanie Davis
Attachment-Based Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist


Offering: Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy
Availability: Thursday mornings (+Abingdon below)
Fees: £50 - £75 per session
Frequency: Weekly or more as needed
Location: OTS-Witney Therapy Centre;
Also at: Abingdon: Eve-Mon/Thurs; Day-Tues/Weds


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Approach & Specialist Areas:
As an attachment-based therapist, I view relationships with others as a key part of human development and growth, and understand that disruptions and difficulties in relationships, in both childhood and adulthood, and feelings of isolation can damage our ability to manage our lives and our selves. These disruptions and difficulties can affect us in a variety of ways of which we may be unaware. My work with clients involves facilitating an understanding of how much of one’s behaviour, and way of relating to others, is influenced by processes linked to such disruptions and difficulties. I consider the therapy to be ‘relational’ in that it is an endeavour in which the therapist and client are both mutually engaged and working together to effect change.

I have developed expertise in working with a range of clients from different cultural and national backgrounds with concerns as diverse as depression, anxiety, trauma, eating problems and abuse as well as emotional difficulties and problems of identity and the self. I also specialise in working with the transition to parenthood and issues around PND.

I use the EFT approach when working with couples. Attachment needs are present throughout the lifespan and viewing the adult couple relationship as an attachment relationship offers a perspective which views the difficulties and disruptions as a consequence of couples struggling to have a good enough, supportive attachment with one another. When a couples’ attachment feels insecure it can result in negative cycles of behaviour which prevent them from communication and connecting effectively. Working from this perspective, I endeavour to support couples to identify and understand their negative cycles and support them in unlocking the emotions fuelling this negative cycle to facilitate a move to a more secure and supportive attachment and way of relating.

Background:
Prior to working as a therapist, I worked as a management consultant and also as a research fellow in Education and Psychiatry. As such, I have a keen understanding of the impact of different environments on mental well-being as well as mental health issues themselves. I have worked in the NHS, private practice and with several charities specialising in fostering and adoption, refugees and stroke survivors and their carers.

Training & Qualifications:
Diploma Attachment Based Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
PhD Psychology
MA (Hons) Psychology (Cantab)
Emotionally Focussed Therapy (EFT) approach with couples (Marriage Care)

Registered Bodies:
UKCP Registered
Member of the Forum for Independent Psychotherapists (FIP).
Member of TRS (The Relational School)
Member of OPS (Oxford Psychotherapy Society)



Find A Therapist. Rob C


Rob Curtis
Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor


Offering: Weekly one-to-one therapy
Availability: Friday day time/early evening
Fees: £50 per hour session
Frequency: Weekly
Location: OTS-Witney Therapy Centre
Also at: OTS-Oxford Therapy Centre

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Approach & Specialist Areas:

Background:
Prior to training as a therapist, I founded and ran a successful healthcare business; eventually leaving to retrain in an area that I found more personally fulfilling. Over the last six years I have worked with Social Services in London and Oxford, providing support to vulnerable families and families in crisis and working with adults and children with varying and complex needs. Alongside this, I have worked as a counsellor for a leading addiction treatment provider as well as running my own private practice.

Training & Qualifications:
I am a registered member of the BACP and abide by their code of practice. I gained my BA at Kings College London and have a Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from the Minster Centre, London.
I am also a member of OTS-Oxfordshire Therapy and Self Development which is a diverse community of counsellors and therapists from a wide range of therapeutic orientations, offering a range of psychological therapies, methods and therapy formats. OTS is committed to providing impartial advice, information, assessment and recommendations.

Registered Bodies:
OTS Member
BACP Reg.



Find A Therapist. Paula3


Paula Maddison
Integrative Psychotherapist


Offering: Weekly one-to-one therapy, 16+
Availability: Tuesday pm/eve; Wednesday am/ eve
Fees:£45
Frequency: Weekly
Location: OTS-Witney Therapy Centre
Also at: at OTS-Oxford Therapy Centre

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Approach & Specialist Areas:
As an Integrative Counsellor, I am familiar with a range of counselling styles and approaches and therefore we can work out a style of counselling that is right for you. How we work together is very much about you as an individual and what you need from me as your counsellor.
Integrative Counselling is less of a technique and more of a philosophy or approach. The English Oxford Dictionary defines ‘Integrative’ as meaning: “Combining two or more things to form an effective unit or system.” Integrative Counsellors therefore, have a holistic view of a person, seeing you as comprised of many ‘parts’ that form your ‘system’. So my interest as a counsellor is in all the different aspects of your ‘self’: your feelings, thoughts, physical body and that indefinable part of self we refer to as ‘soul’ or ‘spirit’. I am also interested in how all those different aspects of your ‘self’ interact with the other people in your life, both past and present. Integrative Counselling could therefore, be described as an exploration - a journey around your ‘self’.

Background:
Prior to training as a therapist, I worked as a Management Development Specialist, supporting managers and leaders in both the public and private sectors in order to improve their leadership and communication skills and get the best out of their teams.

Training & Qualifications:
I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor, having trained at the Minster Centre in London. I have been working with counselling clients for several years and am continuing my studies, working towards an MA in Integrative Psychotherapy at the Minster Centre.

Registered Bodies:
I am registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and I abide by their code of ethics for professional conduct.



Find A Therapist. JohnnyL


Johnny Latham
CBT Therapist


Offering:therapy to adults, children and families
Availability: Saturday morning
Fees:£50 per hour session
Frequency: Weekly
Location: OTS-Witney Therapy Centre
Also at: at OTS-Oxford Therapy Centre

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Approach & Specialist Areas:
Specialism in complex family histories, child & adholescent mental health, CBT for adults with Anxiety & Depression.

Background:
Lead cutting edge research into the development of CBT into systemic family therapy.

Training & Qualifications:
Trained at University of Oxford under Oxford Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Centre.
PgDip, MSc.
Winner of the 2016 University of Oxford Vice Chancellor's Award for Social Impact.

Registered Bodies:
Registered Bodies & Organisational Positions: Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice, British Psychological Society, and British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists.




Find A Therapist. Erika


Erika Vincze
Psychosyntehsis (Integrative) Counsellor


Offering: Individual therapy (16+)
Availability: Monday (daytime and evening)
Fees:£45 per hour session
Frequency: Weekly
Location: OTS-Witney Therapy Centre
Also at: at OTS-Oxford Therapy Centre

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Approach & Specialist Areas:
My approach is integrative. I work in a transpersonal context with each individual as a completely unique person with unique life-path and challenges. I believe all of us experience difficult patches and challenges in our lives that might require the guidance and support of a counsellor. As part of my Continuing Professional Development I have attended a course on the Application of Mindfulness in Clinical Practice which I also use in my work.

Background:
Beside my work in private practice I also work with survivors of sexual abuse at the Oxfordshire Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Centre.

Training & Qualifications:
I am a qualified counsellor holding a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling awarded by Middlesex University and accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Registered Bodies:
I am a member or the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I abide by their ethical framework.



Find A Therapist. GuyT


Guy Turton
Integrative Counsellor


Offering: Individuals 16+, Couples & any adult family pair
Availability: Mondays - afternoon & evening
Fees: £50-60; Couples £55-65 (All initial sessions £20)
Frequency: Weekly
Location: OTS-Witney Therapy Centre
Also at: at OTS-Oxford Therapy Centre

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Approach & Specialist Areas:
My approach is to treat you as an individual, to listen, be curious, try to understand, and provide a non-judgemental space for you to explore what is going on for you. “Integrative” means that I can draw on a wide range of theory and experience when we are talking together.
My specialist areas are:
Working with men
Relationships (at work, with siblings, or parents or adult children)
Couples (in or out of commitment to each other)

Background:
Relationship challenges in my own life led me to seek individual therapy. Changes I experienced through therapy have been so positive that its given me a very strong belief in the benefits of counselling

Training & Qualifications:
Rigorous, demanding but enjoyable, my training was at Minster Centre in London (this course is BACP Accredited). I am currently doing relationship/couples training at Re-Vision (also in London)
I am a Diploma qualified Integrative Counsellor

Registered Bodies:
OTS Member
BACP



Find A Therapist. Justin


Justin Smith
Relational Integrative Body Psychotherapist


Offering: Individual, group, adult family and couple therapy,
                supervision, training, assessment & referral
Availability: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday - daytime only
Fees: 1-1 (£62-£82); Couples (£80-£90)
Frequency: According to need
Location: OTS-Witney Therapy Centre

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Approach & Specialist Areas:
With over 20 years experience, in essence I offer counselling & psychotherapy which:

  • can be short or long-term
  • is tailored to you
  • is effective
  • is integrative
  • draws from a wide range of approaches of well-established, tried and tested, reputable theories and techniques
  • includes body and mind & the unconscious

    Background:
    As well as running the Witney Therapy Centre, I run OTS - Oxfordshire Therapy & Self-Development. OTS is a large and growing community of practitioners form across the range of different types and orientations of counselling & psychotherapy. If I am not the right person for you, or I don't have space, I can refer you to someone who would fit your needs, ideally following an initial assessment session, where we can get a sense of who you are, and what you might need.

    Training & Qualifications:
    ADHP, Dip Supervision
    My initial training was an eclectic mix of therapies including: CBT & Behavioural Approaches, Psychodynamic & Psychoanalytic Approaches, NLP & Hypnosis and Humanistic Approaches such as Gestalt & Person Centred Therapy. I have spent the last 20 years continuously training and developing as a relational integrative body psychotherapist.

    Registered Bodies:
    Director of OTS-Oxfordshire Therapy & Self-Development
    Manager of OTS-Witney Therapy Centre
    UKCP Registered Psychotherapist
    UKCP Registered Supervisor
    CABP member - Chiron Association for Body Psychotherapists
    Member of OPS - Oxford Psychotherapy Society





  • Find A Therapist. Lizzie


    Lizzie Cummings
    Drama and movement therapist


    Offering: Individual therapy 13+
    Availability: Mondays & Fridays 9-2pm; Thursdays day and evening
    Fees: £60 per hour session
    Frequency: Weekly
    Location: OTS-Witney Therapy Centre


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    Approach & Specialist Areas:
    As a drama and movement therapist I can help you to use creative tools to support your exploration of issues, thoughts and feelings that are difficult to access solely through words. The aim is not to produce anything good, artistic or clever but simply to have the option of non-verbal communication when words are not enough.

    Background:
    I have spent much of my career working in the adult NHS mental health service working with individuals and running groups for men and women suffering with depression, acute anxiety, schizophrenia and deep, emotional trauma. Movement and story work has helped my clients to explore feelings, issues and situations that have been too difficult or elusive to describe solely in words. However, I also work with many people who prefer just to talk. The creative tools are there simply as an option for those that want to use them. I have also worked with children of all ages who have struggled with emotional and behavioural difficulties, A.D.H.D. bullying issues, confidence, anxiety and depression.

    I am now in private practice at the OTS-Witney Therapy Centre offering therapy to individuals. I also run creative, therapeutic group workshops for self-development, using story, dance, movement and art. These will be found on the OTS website as and when they arise.

    Training & Qualifications:
    I am a fully qualified drama and movement therapist (MA) with fifteen years professional experience having trained with The Sesame Institute at The Central School of Speech and Drama in London. Sesame Dramatherapy is a gentle, yet deep therapy based in the Jungian approach to working with the imagination and the unconscious.

    Registered Bodies:
    OTS Member
    I am state registered with The Health Care Professions Council



    Find A Therapist. Harriet

    Harriet Fletcher
    Psychotherapist-in-training (integrative and humanistic)


    Offering: Weekly one-to-one therapy adults
    Availability: Monday to Thursday
    Fees: £20 per hour session
    Frequency: Weekly
    Location: OTS-Witney Therapy Centre



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    Approach & Specialist Areas:
    I am studying Integrative Psychotherapy, working towards an MA. This means I can draw on a broad range of different psychotherapeutic approaches, and find the style which best suits your needs and challenges. I can offer short-term or open-ended therapy and I provide a non-judgemental and accepting space in which we can collaboratively explore how you might deepen your self-knowledge and, ultimately, self-confidence and acceptance.

    Understanding our past and how it has shaped us allows us to recognise when our familiar ways of being may not be in our best interests. Depression, anxiety, stress, a lack of deep connection with others - or simply a general sense that life is not being lived to its full potential - represent just some of the feelings that can lead us to a desire to know ourselves better.

    Background:
    I have a background in community development, promoting socially responsible business practices and fair trade. I volunteer for Oxfordshire Mind.

    Training & Qualifications:
    I have completed three years of an MA and Diploma in Integrative and Humanistic Psychotherapy at the Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling (BCPC). The MA is certified by the University of Middlesex. I have completed the Foundation Certificate in Psychotherapy and Counselling from BCPC.

    Registered Bodies:
    OTS Member
    Member of UKCP



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