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Find A Therapist 2. EricaLowenew

Erica Lowe
Integrative Psychosynthesis Counsellor


Offering: Individual Therapy
Availability: Monday - Friday
Fees: £40
Frequency: Weekly / Fortnightly
Locations: OTS - Oxford Therapy Centre
Also at: Aylesbury Vale - Cuddington Village


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Approach & Specialist Areas:
Each of us has experienced pain, emotional distress, woundings to our psyche and soul, simply through being human. All of us have developed coping mechanisms in order to aid us in our lives, to help us survive. And we have also experienced a failure of those mechanisms when things around us change and we find ourselves in a situation or emotional state that we do not know how to move through. This can be felt as depression, anxiety, fear, sadness, a deep grieving... all the reasons you may be reaching out for some help right now.

Connecting your past experiences with your current, working through long held emotional blockages, developing new ways of relating and managing situations you currently struggle with, I bring a warm and empathic approach into the counselling room. We will work with what is emerging for you in the moment, drawing on techniques and teachings from many different psychotherapeutic styles.

A metaphor I enjoy is that we live in our kitchens but sometimes we need to dig around in the basement a bit or sit on the roof and look at the stars for a while: how can we bring that which is buried into the light and that which exists in our dreamings into our daily lives and relationships?

My training integrates concepts from Jungian, Gestalt, relational, psychodynamic, neuroscience, body psychotherapy and family systems theory as well as developmental, archetypal and eco psychology.

Background:
I spent the first 12 years of my working life within the theatre and film industry as a lighting technician/designer, actress, workshop leader, producer and director. Here I learnt the power of telling your story, the connection between our bodies and our emotional states, the language of emotions, the ins and outs of the ego, as well as many other useful life lessons.

After a short pause for reflection I retrained as a Reiki Energy Healer which saw me work with a multitude of people with a wide range of issues, witnessing the profound impact of our past on how we live in the present as well as seeing the ability of each of us to bring about change in our lives.

After exploring and working as a healer for a number of years, I then gained my qualifications as a Counsellor. This training was integrative and so drew on many different techniques and approaches to provide a wide base of tools and resources. I have worked with clients presenting a range of issues including post-natal depression, childhood abuse and family trauma, domestic abuse, depression, anxiety, sexual abuse and grief.

Most recently I spent two years volunteering with land-based organisations, the last of which was a residential Leadership Development Centre which drew on land-based learning practices. This reconnected me to our environment and gave me the opportunity to work in a supported way with people from vastly different backgrounds all working towards finding a more authentic way of living their lives.

Training & Qualifications:
Diploma in Integrative Psychosynthesis Counselling (Re-Vision)

Registered Bodies:
Registered Member of the BACP
Member of OTS




Find A Therapist 2. Charlotta

Charlotta Nuboer-Cope
Integrative Counsellor


Offering: one to one counselling
Availability: Mon, Tue and Wed all day; Thu and Fri mornings
Fees: £50 per 50-minute session
Frequency: weekly
Location: OTS-Oxford Therapy Centre



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Approach & Specialist Areas:
I am a compassionate counsellor and work to establish a trusting relationship so that we can explore the issues you bring. My approach is warm, empathic and accepting. I have worked with clients who have experienced depression, anxiety, trauma and OCD as well as those with life difficulties due to divorce, job stress, parenting, bereavement and low self-esteem. I offer short-term and long-term therapy.

Background:
I grew up in the Netherlands, Sweden and the US and also lived in Africa before settling in Oxford in 2001. Prior to training as a counsellor, I worked for charities, teaching and supporting asylum seekers and refugees.

Training and Qualifications:
Diploma in Integrative Counselling, Banbury Counselling Academy
MSc in International Educational Development, Boston University
BA in International Studies, American University

Registered Bodies:
BACP member
OTS member




Find A Therapist 2. Sam Bishop

Sam Bishop
Integrative Counsellor


Offering: Individual and Couples Therapy
Availability: Tuesday evening and Thursday daytime
Fees: £50 ( £60 couples)
Frequency: Weekly/fortnightly
Location: OTS-Oxford Therapy Centre
Also at: other local locations


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Approach & Specialist Areas:

My personal approach is warm and encouraging. I am an empathic, caring counsellor who works with people who have a variety of issues and dilemmas. My initial focus is to develop a trusting relationship which will create an atmosphere where the client will feel comfortable, encouraging them to explore the issues that they currently face.

I use short term or open ended therapy tailored to the client’s needs and work from a Relational Integrative approach, this means I combine Psychodynamic therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and the Humanistic approach.

Background:

I have experience of working in a variety of Young People and Adult settings and organisations including:

  • Higher Education institutions
  • Professional sporting environments
  • Adult counselling services
  • A variety of primary and secondary educational settings, where I worked with young people who were experiencing difficulties at school, home and in their general life.


    Training & Qualifications:

    Masters Degree in Integrative Counselling
    Diploma in Supervision
    Diploma in Consultative Supervision


    Registered Bodies:

    BACP - Accredited Registered Member
    OTS Member



  • Find A Therapist 2. DellaW

    Della Wolf
    Psychodynamic Psychotherapist


    Offering:Individual Therapy
    Availability: Mon (Oxford), Tues pm/eve (Witney), Wed am/eve (Oxford) Thurs pm/eve (Oxford), Friday (Oxford)
    Fees: £60 per session (reduced fee for students & long-term therapy)
    Frequency: Weekly
    Location: OTS-Oxford Therapy Centre
    Also at: Rose House Oxford & OTS-Witney Therapy Centre

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    Approach & Specialist Areas:

    Psychodynamic therapy has its foundations in acknowledging the importance of the unconscious mind – an understanding of mental functioning that now carries substantial neurological backing. While the brain may have a mind of its own, it is seen to gain individual form largely through relationships, fundamentally during infancy but continuing throughout life. An understanding of both infant and child development is considered essential for adult psychodynamic therapy. Thinking about how the past is influencing the present, and how previous relationships are colouring present experience, is an important part of the therapy. A therapist can help in the work of uncovering the causes of mental and emotional distress, and then support the client in reflecting on ways to repair and to better fulfil their potential.
    People I have seen for therapy have had various named conditions – depression, generalised anxiety disorder, emotionally unstable personality disorder, eating disorders, panic attacks, post-traumatic stress disorder etc. Also less medicalised conditions such as low self-esteem, grief, isolation, stress, difficulties with children or partner, etc. These labels of the problems we are aware of have some use, but it is the individual who needs therapy rather than the symptoms. Particularly, in working to fathom the dynamics of the symptoms, the therapy is seeking to understand each person in relation to others. I work one-to-one, in a room kept free from intrusion, either once or twice a week. Working online/remotely became necessary during 2020. Sometimes video work is appropriate, while for others using audio is more effective. This needs to be thought about carefully and negotiated individually. I believe that good therapeutic work can be done remotely but prefer to work in-person for the earlier sessions at least.

    Background:
    For ten years I worked in a perinatal mental health service in the NHS. This involved therapeutic work with pregnant women as well as with parents and babies. The time of a new baby is often challenging for parental mental health. This is partly because becoming a parent can powerfully re-ignite one’s own early experiences and anxieties. I have found my work with mothers and fathers from varying cultures and backgrounds, varying ages and professions, helpful in developing my understanding of emotional development and disturbance.
    I was particularly employed to think with parents about their relationship with their babies and young children rather than teaching them how to parent. Disturbing and disruptive ways of parenting can roll on down through the generations unless there is time to reflect and to challenge reactions that feel instinctive but are actually learnt. For me, having the opportunity to explore and observe these first relationships added to my theoretical knowledge and provided insights into thinking about an individual’s experience of being in the world.

    Training & Qualifications:
    Masters Degree, University of East London, and the Tavistock and
    Portman NHS Foundation Trust: ‘Working with children, young people and
    families: a psychoanalytic observational approach’.
    Clinical training in psychodynamic psychotherapy at the British
    Psychotherapy Foundation (BPF).

    Registered Bodies:
    British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)
    Member of OTS



    Find A Therapist 2. Fia

    Fia Lindley-Jones
    Integrative Psychotherapist


    Offering: Individual therapy
    Availability: Monday am, Tuesday eve, Wednesday pm
    Fees: £50 per weekly 50 minute session
    Frequency: Weekly
    Location: OTS-Oxfrod Therapy Centre
    Also at: Helix House Natural Health Centre, 15 Warwick Street, Oxford, OX4 1SZ

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    Approach & Specialist Areas:
    I'm an integrative therapist: I believe there's no single approach that can treat every client; I'll tailor my counselling techniques to your individual needs and personal circumstances.
    Specialist areas: Though I've supported people with a wide range of experiences and issues, I have special interest and experience in:
    – Gender and the body
    – Working with young adults
    – Menstruation and women’s relationships to their reproductive systems

    Background:
    Several years' experience seeing clients. Experience seeing women clients at Oxford Women's Counselling Centre since 2011.
    Solution-Focused Brief Therapist for an Employee Assistance Programme

    Training & Qualifications:
    Diploma in Integrative Counselling
    Neuro-Linguistic Programming practitioner

    Registered Bodies:
    BACP Registered
    OTS Member



    OTS Affiliates working at OTS-Oxford

    In this section you will find other practitioners who work at the centre, and are affiliates of OTS.



    Find A Therapist 2. Caroline

    Caroline Phillips
    Psychodynamic Counsellor


    Offering: one-to-one therapy (16+), Couples
    Availability: Friday afternoon & early evening
    Fees: £25 for initial session £50 (concessions) (50 minutes)
    Frequency: Weekly
    Location: OTS-Oxford Therapy Centre
    Also at: OTS-Witney Therapy Centre


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    Approach & Specialist Areas:
    The psychodynamic approach to therapy focuses on helping us to identify and understand negative patterns of relating and behaving so we can begin to find better ways of coping with life's difficulties. As such, the work we do together involves thinking about what lies under the surface of thoughts, feelings and actions as a way of gaining greater self-awareness. It can involve thinking about past events and their impact on the present. Additionally, close attention is paid to the relationship between us in the counselling room as a way of throwing light on relationships in your everyday life.
    Other approaches may also be integrated into the above (eg person-centred and elements of CBT) as and when appropriate, to best resolve your issues and meet your needs.

    Background:
    I am an experienced counsellor with practices in Witney and Oxford. I also have close links with the Oxford Women’s Counselling Centre (OWCC), initially as a counsellor and now as an assessor for the organisation. Prior to training as a counsellor I lectured in Psychology.

    Training & Qualifications:
    BSc(Hons) Psychology, PgDip in Counselling

    Registered Bodies:
    Registered, accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and follow their ethical framework for good practice.
    Member of the British Psychology Society (BPS).



    Other OTS members local to Oxford


    In this section you will find other OTS members who work locally, as indicated in the 'location' section of their entry.




    Find A Therapist 2. ClareBay

    Clare Bay
    Gestalt Psychotherapeutic Counsellor


    Offering: Weekly one-to-one therapy
    Availability: Wednesdays all day and evening
    Fees: £50 ph (low cost available)
    Frequency: Weekly
    Locations: 1. St Clements Family Centre, Cross St, Oxford;    2. Chipping Norton; 3.Milton Under Wychwood


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    Approach & Specialist Areas:
    I tailor the way that I work to each individual. Some of the potential ways to grow in awareness and explore what is affecting us are: Body Awareness, Creative Experiment, Mindful Meditation, Authentic Dialogue and Relationship, Aromatherapy and Dreamwork. By reflecting on where we are, where we'd like to be and what is affecting us. We can then loosen up patterns of thought that have become stuck and can identify areas that need meaningful change.

    Background:
    I have been involved in the Arts for many years and there is the option to use Art therapy tools within sessions.

    Training & Qualifications:
    I trained at the Metanoia Institute, have a BA Hons in Youth and Community Work and Applied Theology, a Post Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Studies, and have undergone specialist training in sexual violence

    Registered Bodies:
    OTS Member
    Member of BACP



    Find A Therapist 2. Danni

    Danni Moultrie
    Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapist


    Offering: Weekly one-to-one adult therapy
    Availability: Day-Wed; Day & Eve-Tues, Thurs
    Fees: £50 p.h.
    Frequency: Weekly
    Location: Harwell, South Oxfordshire



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    Approach & Specialist Areas:
    I integrate humanistic and integrative psychotherapy with other modalities including mindfulness based therapy.

    Background:
    My background is in health care and I have worked within non-profit organisations, mental health services, trauma rehabilitation in the UK and overseas. I have significant experience working in occupational rehabilitation supporting people’s health and wellbeing in relation to their work and have run workshops and presentations in this field. The integration of my medical background and psychotherapy practice has contributed to the way I work which combines pragmatism and a deep sense of empathy and non-judgmental listening. I have worked in the University environment with young adults and now work in private practice.

    Training & Qualifications:
    MA in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy: BCPC 2017
    Certificate in Foundations for Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy BCPC 2010
    Certificate in Mindfulness Practice

    Registered Bodies:
    UKCP trainee member
    OTS Member



    Find A Therapist 2. LizzieK

    Lizzie Kelly
    Integrative Psychotherapist, Gestalt Psychotherapist

    Offering: Weekly one-to-one Individual & Couples
    Availability: Monday-Thursday (day and evening)
    Fees: £55-£70 ph individuals (£75-£95 couples); Some low cost; Bursary fund contributions welcome from higher earners to subsidise low cost work.
    Frequency: Weekly
    Location:Beaumont Street, Oxford


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    Approach & Specialist Areas:
    My therapeutic approach is holistic and relational. Working holistically means that I believe all aspects of being human are connected and therefore cannot be treated separately. I work with you as a whole person, paying attention to both physical and psychological processes and how they link together. Working relationally means that I bring myself into the therapeutic relationship with you as another human being, sharing my responses, thoughts and feelings with you. I use our relationship as a way of raising your awareness of how you might be relating with and experiencing the world around you.

    I also work creatively which means there is an opportunity to work in ways that suit you. For some people, talking therapy by itself isn't always the answer. As well as talking through issues, our work can include the use of art, music, drama, poetry or movement as a way to explore some of your issues, if this is supportive for you.

    I have a particular interest in working with trauma as well as themes of identity, belonging, intimacy, loneliness and connection.

    Background:
    I have been working therapeutically with adults, both in private practice and charitable counselling organisations since 2009. My therapeutic work is also supported by over 12 years experience working in various roles and organisations that support vulnerable adults, children, adolescents and families. This has included working in areas such as mental health, homelessness, education, substance misuse and housing and support for complex needs teenagers and unaccompanied asylum seekers in care.

    Training & Qualifications:
    Post-Graduaate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (2009), Diploma in Contemporary Trauma (2016), MSc in Gestalt Psychotherapy (current training)

    Registered Bodies:
    BACP Registered and Accredited Member
    UKCP Accredited Member
    OTS Member



    Find A Therapist 2. Fleur2

    Fleur Western
    Integrative Psychotherapist


    Offering: Weekly one-to-one therapy, couples therapy
    Availability: Various times through the week
    Fees: £50 per hour session
    Frequency: Weekly
    Location: North Oxford



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    Approach & Specialist Areas:
    As an Integrative Psychotherapist, I am familiar with a range of therapy styles and approaches and therefore we can work out a style of therapy 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 therapist.
    Integrative Psychotherapy 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 Psychotherapists therefore, have a holistic view of a person, seeing you as comprised of many ‘parts’ that form your ‘system’. So my interest as a therapist 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 Psychotherapy 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 Psychotherapist, having trained at the Minster Centre in London and have been working with clients for several years.

    Registered Bodies:
    I work for Care First, an Employee Assistance Provider as an Associate Counsellor. I am an approved Psychotherapist for Oxford University and receive student referrals from their doctoral course in Clinical Psychology. I am co-chair of Oxford Psychotherapy Society.
    BACP – accredited member
    UKCP registered
    OTS Member



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