Welcome to OTS-Oxford Therapy Centre
Welcome to OTS, where we have the most comprehensive range of counselling and psychotherapy services in Oxfordshire, to meet the differing individual needs of our clients and visitors. Every person is unique - with different needs, even if you have the same problem!
About OTS - the what, where, who & why
Nearly three years ago, 3 senior practitioners - Justin Smith, Michael Soth & Annalisa Caldon invited practitioners of psychological therapies in Oxfordshire to help us form a multi-modality developmental community, with the broad aim of making therapy more accessible. Our plans have progressed across a range of objectives, so here is a summary of our progress, and future plans.
Progress To Date:
As well as needing to develop our community, we are looking to establish productive links with other low cost services and placements in the area, so as to provide clients with the greatest range of options that can be developed.
The OTS Charity:
We are currently investigating how OTS can set up as a charity, so that as the organisation grows, income can stay within the organisation and can be used towards its main charitable aim, i.e. to support low-cost group therapy in the community. As a charity we will be able to more formally pay people for carrying out the admin functions of the organisation, with the rest of the work involved in running and growing OTS being done for free, as it is now.
Are You Interested?
We are looking for likeminded individuals, who would like to get involved in setting this partially self-funded charity up. We are particularly interested in anyone who has experience and/or enthusiasm to offer as a trustee.
Therapy Group & Facilitation Training:
We are starting to develop a 12-18 month training programme for practitioners wanting to run groups and facilitate workshops for OTS. The programme will be open to all applicants, and we are exploring having it be an accredited course. We will keep you updated on this as it develops. You can sign up for the OTS newsletter on the right hand side of this page to ensure you are kept up to date.
We have many more plans for the future; this is just the beginning. If you would like to know more, please get in touch.
If you are looking for a Counsellor or Psychotherapist..
If you are looking for counselling or psychotherapy in Oxford, we offer assessments in Oxford, and can refer you to one of our practitioners who work at different venues across the region. We also have low-cost practitioners on placement with us, who commonly work in Jericho at the Community Centre, and in Botley at the The Oxford Community Health Hub. From January we will be more concentrated on our new centre!
As well as our new centre in Oxford our current therapy centre is in central Witney, just around the corner from the main bus stops at the top of the High Street. So we are well placed for people travelling from Abingdon, Burford, Bampton, Carterton, Eynsham, Faringdon, Oxford, Wantage and other surrounding towns and villages.
OTS-Oxford Therapy Centre Opening
Our new centre in Oxford opens in January to complement our centre in Witney. We have two large group rooms at OTS-Oxford, so we will be able to develop our aims to offer more free talks, workshops and groups, and cost effective rooms for practitioners.
Therapy Room hire is available from under £5 per hour, and anyone booking 4 hour blocks during our first month of opening will benefit from a 50% reduction in room fees for the first 3 months on each block.
All practitioners working at our centres benefit from our extensive connections with the local community.
Open Days: The date will appear here as soon as we know it - you can sign up for our newsletter on the right hand side of the website to guarantee hearing it first!
If you would like to register interest in the centre, or our open day, please contact the OTS-Oxford Therapy Centre manager, Paula Maddison by email here or phone her on: 07434 514830
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