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The Oxford Stress and Trauma Centre – part of the Oxford Development Centre
enhancing inner strength and well-being...

The Oxford Stress and Trauma Centre was founded in 1998 by Dr Claudia Herbert, a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, Psychotherapist and Trauma Expert, and is the longest-established independent, private, non-NHS-based, psychological therapy service in Oxfordshire and surrounding counties.

We offer specialist assessment, therapy, training, supervision and consultancy for stress- and trauma-related problems, including single-incident trauma, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), complex trauma and complex PTSD (C-PTSD), dissociative problems and dissociative personality disorder (DID). We help people who suffer from the effects of any type of trauma, including acts of human violence, crime, terror, torture, combat stress, hostage taking, domestic violence, as well as, complex trauma, caused by various forms of childhood abuse, including ritual abuse and ruptures of secure attachment.

Our service is known for its high quality; caring and specialist professional approach and we accept referrals from all over the UK and overseas. The service also offers Expert Psychological Witness work for cases of Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence and Family Law.

Address: The Oxford Stress and Trauma Centre
  OX28 6JA
  United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 (0) 1993 77 90 77
Fax: +44 (0) 1993 77 94 99
E-mail: claudia.herbert@oxdev.co.uk
Website: www.oxdev.co.uk

Appointments for an initial assessment can be made by private individuals directly with the service. We do also accept referrals from General Practitioners or other Healthcare Professionals, Solicitors, Medical Insurance Companies, the National Health System, Occupational Health, Human Resource and Welfare Services, Social Service Departments, Probation and Police Services, Emergency Services, and any other agency or organization wanting help in this area. 

The service is directed by Dr Claudia Herbert who works with her team of highly skilled psychologists and specialist psychotherapists in a holistic, compassionate and integrative manner, tailoring and pacing therapy to each of our client’s individual needs, aiming to provide a safe, confidential and comfortable setting. The approach is based on principles of Positive Psychology, which values each person as a unique human being and aims to enable each client's individual journey of personal growth, inner strength, integration and well-being. Therapists work in an open, empowering and collaborative manner and tailor their approach drawing on a wide range of psychological therapies, including, Trauma-Focussed Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (T-CBP), Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Schema Therapy (ST), Positive Growth Therapy (PGT), Sensory Motor Therapy (SMT), Calatonia, Integrative Body Psychotherapy and Energy Psychology. 
The Oxford Stress and Trauma Centre also offers a mail order service for self-help literature, which specializes in a wide range of self-help books, both in the trauma and stress field, as well as, in other related areas of psychological health. 

Books can be obtained from the following website: www.mybookstation.com

Dr Herbert’s most recent publications are:

  1. Claudia Herbert (in print) – Overcoming Traumatic Stress – An Audio Companion. Published worldwide by Constable + Robinson, London
  2. Claudia Herbert & Ann Wetmore (2nd Edition 2007; 1st Edition 1999) – Overcoming Traumatic Stress – A Self-help Guide Using Cognitive  Behavioural Techniques.  Published worldwide by Constable + Robinson,  London. Special US version of the book published in 2001 and in 2008
  3. Herbert, C. (2006) – Healing from Complex Trauma: An integrative 3-systems' approach. In J. Corrigal, H. Payne, H. Wilkinson (Eds) – About a Body, Working with the Embodied Mind in Psychotherapy (pp.139-161). Routledge, Taylor + Francis Group: London, New York
  4. Claudia Herbert (2nd Edition 2002; 1st Edition 1996) – Understanding Your
    Reactions to Trauma – A Self-help Guide For Survivors of Trauma and Their Families a 64-page booklet. Published by Blue Stallion Publications. This booklet has been translated into Japanese (1999), Spanish (2000), Turkish (2000 – when it was distributed to 30,000.00 survivors of the Turkish earthquake, 2007), German (2002), Polish (2004).
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