Khiron Cottage

Our halfway house: live independently and access the full Khiron House residential programme daily

Khiron CottageKhiron Cottage is a charming halfway house residence in a rural Oxfordshire village. Clients have access to the full Khiron House programme daily as well as 24/7 support a short walk away.

Khiron Cottage residents live fully independent lives. There are many fewer rules and restrictions than in the main clinic reflecting that these clients have progressed to a self-managing state in their recovery.

Some clients use Khiron Cottage as a step-down facility while preparing to leave our own residential treatment. Others transition there earlier in treatment to access our full programme with fewer restrictions.

We will also consider admission straight into Khiron Cottage from other programmes or referrals subject to an assessment.

The group and individual therapy programme at Khiron House includes:-

  • Khiron CottageSomatic experiencing
  • Sensorimotor psychotherapy
  • Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Somatic equine therapy
  • Internal family systems
  • Structural dissociation therapy
  • Craniosacral therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Tai chi
  • Psychoeducation
  • Art therapy
  • Nutritional therapy
  • Family therapy
  • 12-step groups

Clients at the residential clinic have individual sessions with our trauma treatment specialists three times a week. A fundamental part of the treatment programme is the group dynamic which optimises clients’ social engagement systems, and groups are offered twice a day.  Our core programme at the residential clinic also includes somatic equine involvement therapy, mindfulness, meditation, breathing techniques, yoga, tai chi and art therapy, and all of these generate results in symptom reduction and restore nervous system regulation and complement and support the individual sessions.

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:

  1. Symptom reduction and regulation
  2. Processing traumatic memories
  3. Consolidation and integration