Welcome to The Oxford Development Centre, Oxfordshire’s longest established private psychology consultancy.

Our psychologists and psychotherapists provide a non-clinical but highly professional, caring and personal service to enable people to achieve a balanced lifestyle and emotional, mental, physical and spiritual well-being.

We help individuals, couples and families with a wide range of problems including:

Inspired by the vision and philosophy of founder Dr Claudia Herbert, The Oxford Development Centre’s approach is holistic, integrative and compassionate.  We do not believe in a quick-fix, one size fits all method.  We draw on a wide range of the most up-to-date, research-based therapies, the latest scientifically-informed psychosensory approaches and Transpersonal and Depth Psychology.

This extensive resource base allows us to select elements of various approaches to create bespoke treatment programmes tailored to the specific needs of each individual.  In line with recent neurobiological findings, we recognise the importance of a secure, caring therapeutic relationship as a fundamental factor in the healing process.

We offer Supervision, Training and Personal Development to Health Professionals, businesses and organisations.  We also provide Medico-Legal Expert services.

All our clients are guaranteed a warm welcome and an entirely confidential service.  We offer empathic professional psychological assessment, treatment, advice, consultation, supervision and training in a friendly, understanding and peaceful environment.

“We are very pleased you have found us. You may have been finding life difficult recently for yourself or a friend or relative. Or you may be a healthcare professional or an executive looking for supervision, training or expert witness work. I hope all visitors will take time to explore our pages to find the information they are looking for. If you feel you might benefit from any of our services, please call us – we would be delighted to discuss any of the issues mentioned.”

-Dr Claudia Herbert, Clinical Director

The Oxford Development Centre was established in 1998 by Chartered Consultant Clinical Psychologist Dr Claudia Herbert BSc (1st class Hons), MSc, DClin Psy, AFBPsS.  It provides integrative psychological services throughout the UK, Europe and other countries from its practices in Witney, Oxfordshire and Stroud, Gloucestershire.