We are a group of qualified, experienced and registered counsellors and mindfulness practitioners working in Oxford and Abingdon.
Counselling and Psychotherapy

Dr Ruth Collins Chartered Psychologist PhD DCounsPsy AFBPsS

Ruth is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist providing a confidential, safe and supportive environment for clients to talk through difficulties face to face. She has extensive experience of counselling on a wide range of issues, including depression, anxiety, stress, insomnia and relationship difficulties.

She offers both brief and longer-term counselling and psychotherapy drawing on existential and mindfulness-based approaches as well as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). Ruth is also a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors, and  offers supervision for trainee and qualified clinical and counselling psychologists and counsellors.

If you are considering talking to a qualified professional about your current difficulties and would like to know more about Ruth further information can be found here.


In Abingdon and Oxford, Barbara Wallis and Sarah Wood run a range of mindfulness courses. For details of courses open to the general public please see below.

Ruth, Barbara and Sarah also regularly run courses for specific groups such as local NHS staff, and staff and students at the University of Oxford.

Upcoming course for a boost in mindfulness…

A three-session Revisiting Mindfulness course, to deepen your practice, starting 3 February 2018 at St Ethelwold’s House in Abingdon.

Read more about our Mindfulness courses  and how to book, on our Mindfulness page. You can also find The mindfulnessoxford page on Facebook.