When the challenges of daily life become too much to bear, you might feel as though there’s no hope for recovery amidst the temptations, distractions and stresses you face every day. You need a place to get away, to restart; somewhere that understands what you are going through and provides for your needs so you can focus on yourself and getting better. The residential programme at Khiron House is just what you are looking for. Our secluded clinic in Oxfordshire, England offers a safe place where you can stay for as long as you need, with the services necessary to help you feel strong again.
Our residential programme is open-ended and designed for extended care. Clients stay in our bright, spacious house, with scenic grounds. There they can participate in trauma-healing activities on site, meeting with our well-informed clinical staff for group and individual therapy, and engaging in other somatically resourcing activities throughout the weeks. The usual amenities of a large town — specialised care, shopping for necessities, entertainment — are only ten minutes away with regular transportation provided.
The 60-day-plus programme, which incorporates both individual and group therapy and a full programme of symptom reduction therapies, ensures that clients have sufficient time and support for complete healing. Our goal is to help our clients gain new insights and understanding into their painful and disabling experiences of trauma, to heal this trauma, and to develop and practice new coping skills. We know that this can take time, and that it can take a different amount of time for every person. For this reason, we do not put an upper limit on how long clients can stay with us. We never want you to feel rushed — your recovery will happen at a pace that is comfortable for you.
Some of the best trauma treatment specialists in the UK are represented in our clinical team and they are supported in their work by leading national and international figures in the field. We offer a variety of specialised trauma therapies and therapeutic activities, each provided by a member of our team with the unique experience needed to help you get the most out of your stay with us.
Our dedicated residential facility is a spacious ten-bed clinic in the Oxfordshire countryside. It is a fully equipped treatment centre that boasts all the amenities of home. You will be comfortable and cared for during your stay, with access to our staff 24/7 and all your health and wellness needs taken care of. We promote a strong sense of close-knit community among our residents and encourage socialisation and interaction. We keep our client-to-staff ratio optimised so you can have the level of individualised attention and care that you need to discover your own route to healing and recovery.
Our clinic is nestled in ten acres of beautiful grounds that are free for our clients’ use. We encourage you to take walks, meditate outdoors or otherwise take advantage of the peaceful and scenic setting. Our quiet, private location provides the ideal backdrop for trauma healing and recovery from a variety of emotional and psychological trauma-related disorders, including stress and breakdown. These disorders may manifest through behaviours like self-harm, substance abuse, depression, anxiety or relationship issues — no matter what you are experiencing, we are here to help you find the root of your worries and to learn to cope in ways that keep you healthy and happy.
Our clients participate in both group and individual therapies; both have particular merits that, together, create a complete healing experience. We offer many different group and individual activities so our clients can experience a range of methods for recovery. Every person has a different background and different needs and concerns, and we have found that individuals benefit from exploring all of our options so they can find therapies that work just for them.
Our options include:
Clients at the residential clinic have individual sessions with our trauma treatment specialists three times per week, during which they can address any concerns without outside pressures or interruption. Group sessions are likewise a fundamental part of the treatment programme — the group dynamic optimises clients’ social engagement systems, encourages alternative perspectives and promotes client confidence in self-expression. Group sessions are offered twice per day.
Our core programme at the residential clinic also includes somatic equine involvement therapy, mindfulness, meditation, breathing techniques, yoga, tai chi, and art therapy. All of these generate results in symptom reduction through restoration of the nervous system and as complementary experiential supports to the traditional therapy sessions. Clients are encouraged to explore modalities within our core programme and to utilise our resources creatively for their self-improvement.
Khiron House also complies with the International Society for the Study of Trauma (ISSTD) guidelines (2011) for the treatment of trauma and works with its three-phase model of:
Khiron House provides personal, compassionate recovery care for individuals who are dealing with the effects of trauma. The deep emotional burden of trauma can result in a host of mental health concerns as an individual struggles to cope with their experience on their own. Depression, anxiety, compulsive behaviours, and substance abuse are all common coping mechanisms — but at Khiron House, we know there are healthier ways to process and live with what you have been through. We are here to help you learn to share your story and to uncover the root of the difficulties you are experiencing every day.
We welcome clients from across the United Kingdom and around the world. If you want to learn more about our programmes and methods, please reach out to our admissions staff to find out if our community is the right fit for your needs. You can contact us online, in the UK on 020 3740 6667 or in the United States on 866-801-6184.
We work with members of respected organisations to deliver our services.
If you have a client, or know of someone who is struggling, reach out to Khiron.
We believe that we can stop the revolving door of treatment and misdiagnosis by providing effective residential and outpatient therapies for underlying psychological trauma, stress and breakdown.
Allow us to help you find the path to effective, long lasting recovery.
For information, call us today.