Founded in 1998, OXPIP helps parents and their babies in Oxfordshire to build close and supportive relationships. OXPIP is a service specialising in the emotional needs of parents and babies, from conception and throughout the first two years of life. Our capacity to feel, communicate and regulate our emotions is rooted in the first 1001 critical days of life: and is affected by the quality of the nurturing relationship between the caregiver and infant.
The Oxford Parent Infant Project is based in Oxfordshire at Suite J, The Kidlington Centre, Kidlington, Oxford, OX5 2DL.
Parents in Oxfordshire can contact us directly or are referred for a variety of reasons which may include post-natal depression, a baby that struggles to sleep or feed, anxieties about parenthood or a difficult birth experience. There may also be issues from the parent’s past, or from the transition to parenthood, which affect the relationship now that they are parents themselves. We may see clients 1:1, as a family or in a group, and use a range of interventions such as watch, wait and wonder, VIG and baby watching.
Training and Consultancy
In addition to the clinical work, OXPIP provides consultation, workshops and training to a wide range of professionals on the importance of early attachment and infant mental health. We also offer both the Parent-Infant Therapist Diploma and Parent-Infant Practitioner Training.
OXPIP works with other service providers locally and nationally to promote the importance of very early intervention within policy and practice.
For more information about our training, please click here.
Our training leaflet is available to download below.
Our clinical team are specialists in parent-infant work. They have all previously trained as counsellors, psychotherapists or clinical psychologists with training in psychoanalytical/psychodynamic work. Many also have professional training as social workers, health visitors and midwives.
To meet the team, please click here.
More information about OXPIP can be found here.
For details on how to contact us, including if you would like to self-refer or make a referral, please click here.