About us

The Oxford Development Centre Ltd was established in 1997 and comprises The Oxford Stress and Trauma Centre and Oxfordshire’s Independent Psychology Service. We provide confidential,private, specialist psychological therapy to children, adolescents and adults.

Our Clinical Director Dr Claudia Herbert and her team of highly skilled psychologists and psychotherapists offer a wide range of specialist therapies including CBT, EMDR, Sensorimotor Therapy, Integrative and Body-focussed Psychotherapy.  We help clients with a wide range of psychological problems, including depression, anxiety, stress and performance problems, eating disorders, addiction, anger management, relationship issues, health-related problems, grief and bereavement amongst others.

Additionally, we are a specialist service for trauma-related problems, PTSD and complex trauma, as well as Personality Disorders and dissociative problems such as Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). We see clients on a one-to-one basis and, subsequent to an initial assessment, each treatment plan is individually tailored to a client's needs.

We are located in Witney, Oxfordshire and Stroud, Gloucestershire. Both settings offer a warm, non-clinical and friendly environment.

For further information, please ring: 01993 779994 or Email: info@oxdev.co.uk

Training, qualifications & experience

Our team of Psychotherapists are registered with one or more of the following professional bodies: HCPC, BPS, UKCP, EMDR Association (UK/Europe), BABCP. Our specialists have many years' experience and are committed to continued growth in their professional and personal lives. All our therapists are supervised in their work by Dr Claudia Herbert.

Member organisations *

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

Other areas of counselling we deal with

Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) and all forms of trauma


Additional information

Our fees start at £120 per hour.


9.00 - 5.30 weekdays

47 High Street
OX28 6JA

Centre For Trauma Healing and Positive Growth
Unit 3 First Floor
The Cross Nelson Street

Type of session

In person

Additional languages



In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

Oxfordshire's Independent Psychology Service offers one-to-one or group clinical supervision for other therapists, Clinical Psychologists and health professionals.

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The Oxford Development Centre Ltd

The Oxford Development Centre Ltd