Dr Seth Osborne, PsychD; UKCP; MBACP (reg.)
I am a fully qualified psychotherapist and counsellor offering friendly, effective and confidential therapy to adults and young people aged 16+ to resolve issues including anxiety and depression. I have extensive experience from working in the NHS (CAMHS), private health, and now at a leading independent school where I work with both pupils and staff.
There are all sorts of feelings we may have that may cause you to consider therapy: we feel lonely, or unhappy with our relationships. We may lack confidence socially, or sexually. We may be troubled with intrusive, distressing thoughts. We may criticise ourselves in our minds, never feeling contented with whatever we do.
We may have developed all sorts of ways of coping, such as exercise, meditation, talking to a good friend, but feel that these sorts of coping mechanisms aren’t so effective, and don’t get to the core of the issue.
In therapy you get the opportunity to understand the way you think, and the way you relate to yourself and others. You get to understand why you might find things hard, what might be getting in the way for you, and how things can be different for you.
I’m passionate about what therapy can do to help people. I am I believe, a good choice as:
- I have completed a robust, in-depth training: I have a Doctorate in Psychotherapy and Counselling from Roehampton University. This was a 5 year training, and longer than the majority of others.
- I have a wide range of relevant experience: I spent 8 years working in an NHS child and adolescent mental health team (CAMHS), and then worked for the Priory group. I now work at Magdalen College School, providing counselling for both students and staff in addition to my work in private practice.
- I am committed to my work and my professional development: I work full time as a counsellor/psychotherapist. I have regular supervision from a Consultant Psychotherapist in the NHS for my adult cases, and for my work with children, supervision with an experienced School Counsellor and successful author. As part of my training I have also engaged in long-term psychotherapy, and so also have personal experience of what works and what doesn't.
- My approach is based on a number of well-regarded theoretical models, including psychodynamics, existential-phenomenology, cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), and person-centred therapy.
What are the first steps?
Make contact by either phone or email - giving information about why you've got in touch (although there's no need to go into lots of detail) and stating whether you have a preference to be see in in Oxford or Witney. we will meet for an assessment in which we will discuss your situation, and decide together whether therapy with me could benefit you.
Where are you based?
My practice location in Oxford is at Folly Bridge, is close to the city centre. Parking is available in hour long bays on neighbouring streets, or at the Westgate or Hinksey Park carparks.
In Witney my practice location at Spinners Court off West End, has free parking and is a 10 minute walk from the town centre.
Please visit my website for further information, or get in touch if you have any questions.
Training, qualifications & experience
PsychD (Doctorate) in Psychotherapy and Counselling at Roehampton University.
MSc in Experimental Psychology at Oxford University.
BSc in Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience at Nottingham University.
I have significant clinical experience in my ongoing position as Counsellor at Magdalen College School, Oxford, and previously as a Primary Mental Health Development Worker for the NHS in Primary Child and Adolescent Mental Health (PCAMHS), and as a volunteer counsellor for adults at The Listening Centre in Oxford.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
£55 per session. Some concessions may be available depending on your financial circumstances, or if you are a student or undertaking a therapeutic training. This can be discussed in the initial consultation.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client