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1-to-1 Counselling & Psychotherapy - Group Therapy & Workshops in Oxford and Witney

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OTS Talks & Workshops For 2018

Now that we have a new therapy centre in Oxford opening in January as well as our centre in Witney, we are able to offer more events to a wider section of our community. This year we are offering:

8 Free Public Talks

A series of talks (conversations as well as question and answer sessions) to help you find your way through the maze of the psychological therapies.

4 Workshops for Couples

A series of workshops designed to give space to you as a couple. We invite you to invest in your relationship.



Free Talks for 2018

The psychological therapies are a minefield, and very confusing for the layperson. What are the differences between psychology, CBT, counselling, psychotherapy and psychoanalysis (and many, many others)? Even therapists themselves are rarely clear about it, so how can an ordinary person?
This series of 'free' events gives you an opportunity to join the conversation and ask all the questions you did not know whom to ask. No previous experience is necessary.


Public Events. Talks

You can download a full guide to our talks for this year here, which includes: Full details on each talk; Information about the talk leaders; Venue options in Oxford & Witney; Optional talk days and times; How to register your interest. (The Couples Workshop Guide in the next section below!)

Summary of Talks for 2018:

1. Everything you always wanted to ask about therapy …
For 100 years, therapy has been shrouded in confusion, mystery and opinion. What would you like to know? With Michael Soth

2. How does therapy help (or does it)?
Why do some people swear by therapy and others say it didn’t help? With Michael Soth

3. The helping relationship - beyond therapeutic approach and professional discipline
Getting beyond professional division down to what matters to the client With Michael Soth

4. Beyond the talking therapies – the bodymind dimensions of the psyche
What does the body have to do with the mind? – Beyond the ‘talking therapies’ With Michael Soth

5. Individual or Group Therapy – what works when?
Everyone is anxious about group before doing it, but not everyone knows how effective it can be! With Justin Smith

6. Who Am I – Who Are You?
A conversation with Justin Smith exploring what we think it means to be human.

7. How does the mind, our personality and character develop?
A conversation with Justin Smith in which we will explore these complex questions and consider what the answers mean for engaging in counselling & psychotherapy.

8. Knowing yourself & being effective
A conversation with Justin Smith about the curious condition of ‘being human’.


What to do next...

Click here to book or express interest

Or you can: email us or phone us to register your interest. Don't forget to subscribe to the OTS Newsletter in the right hand column to be kept up-to-date.



Couples Workshops for 2018

This series of evenings is designed to give space to you as a couple. We invite you to invest in your relationship. In our culture that’s a rare opportunity – normally we expect ourselves to just get on, by virtue of being supposedly loving, cooperative, committed adults. But that’s an unrealistic, neglectful expectation: your relationship cannot thrive on that assumption of goodwill alone - it needs care, time and awareness, like a tree that needs tending if you want it to grow.

Generally speaking, as couples, we seem to lack the basic communication skills and psychological understanding required to make love last. They are not taught in school or anywhere else, and without them, many couples suffer or survive on scraps and compromise. As you may have noticed: a good relationship does not fall into our laps – sustainable love needs active attention.


Public Events. Couples Workshops

You can download a full guide to our couples workshops for this year here, which includes: Full details on each workshop; Information about the workshop leader; The venue in Oxford; Optional workshop days and times; How to register your interest. (The Free Talks Guide is in the section above!)

Summary of Evening Workshop Titles for 2018:

1. When the honeymoon is over …
“You are not the same person that I fell in love with!”

2. Making commitments and recovering trust after infidelity
"Having fallen in love, commitment is easy. But beyond that....."

3. Why should I love you more than you love yourself?
“You do not love me enough!” “Why can’t you love me in the way I want to be loved?”

4. What is the deeper purpose of couples fighting?
“Though this be madness, yet there is method in it.” Hamlet Act 2, scene 2

What to do next...

Click here to book or express interest

Or you can: email us or phone us to register your interest. Don't forget to subscribe to the OTS Newsletter in the right hand column to be kept up-to-date.



OTS Application Form:
To attend a public talk or workshop

This confidential form tells us which talk or workshop you are interested in. You can always email or phone us as an alternative to completing it. If you wish to apply using this form (most questions are optional), please complete the personal details section, as well as any questions that are relevant to your area of interest.

Personal details (*indicates required fields)

*Name:

*Age:
          *Gender:   Male    Female    Neutral
*Phone:

*Email:




Talk Details.

Please state the title(s) and venue(s) of any talk(s) or workshop(s) you are interested in, as well the possible day options offered that you can attend:


Please tell us if you would like us to contact you regarding any of our other services:




The following questions are optional, but answering them will help us to ensure you get the most from OTS, whatever your area of interest.

1) Please tell us what you are hoping to gain from the event(s) you are interested in.


2) What is your experience of counselling, psychotherapy, self-development and/or any other forms of emotional or psychological work?


3) Please tell us about any special needs you may have which you would like us to take into account when offering you a place on a talk.


Thank you for completing this form.

Once you have submitted your form below you will be be sent an email confirming it has been received, and we will contact you personally shortly afterwards. In the meantime if you have any questions, please email us.

     




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