Claire Vickers

Claire Vickers


Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Oxford

Oxford OX4
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Features

Availability

I currently am taking on new clients. I work in Oxford and in Banbury and also offer online sessions.

About me and my therapy practice

I have a clinical MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy from Goldsmiths, University of London, following an MSc from University College London in Theoretical Psychoanalytic Studies, which enhances my cognitive approach. I work with clients on a wide range of issues (such as depression, anxiety and unwanted habits) and I have a particular interest in OCD and phobias.

I also have Level Two certification in TEAM-CBT, a framework developed by David Burns, one of the pioneers of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. TEAM-CBT draws on techniques from many schools of therapy to tailor an approach best suited to the client's needs.


Practice description

I use a cognitive behavioural approach in my therapeutic work. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) focuses on identifying thinking patterns and behaviours that may be contributing to distressing feelings. Through collaborative work, clients and I explore these thoughts and actions through a mixture of discussion and exercises to help find new kinds of responses to help relieve anxiety and low mood. CBT is usually a fairly short-term treatment and I see most clients, on average, for twelve to fifteen sessions, although this varies according to the client’s individual needs.

My first session

I start with a phone assessment, which lasts 15 to 30 minutes to see if my approach might be a good fit for a potential client. This assessment is free.

What I can help with

Anxiety, Depression, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Stress

Types of therapy

CBT

Clients I work with

Adults

How I deliver therapy

Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited

Languages spoken

English