Sharon Collinge

Qualified, Experienced, Confidential
Counselling Service

Sharon Collinge

Counselling in Oxford

Counselling in Oxford

I am a qualified and professional Counselling Psychologist, accredited by the British Psychological Society, offering completely confidential counselling services in Oxford and surrounding areas.

Counselling can help individuals explore their concerns, and help them to find ways of dealing with difficult emotions, so that they can live happier and more fulfilling lives.  It can help individuals cope with painful life experiences in a confidential setting where feelings and emotions can be explored, free from pressure or judgements from the outside world.

I use many therapeutic techniques in my work such as Psychodynamic or Person-Centred Therapy.  One of  the more popular therapeutic models I use is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, otherwise known as CBT.  The way we think about things, directly impacts how we feel (and in turn, how we behave) and we, as individuals, often find ourselves thinking in distorted, unhelpful ways which cause us to feel bad.  CBT can help clients to identify these negative thought patterns, and then adjust them to help them think in a more positive, healthy and helpful way.  It is not a quick fix, but in time, the client can essentially become their own therapist, learning the tools and techniques to achieve better emotional wellbeing and help to prevent relapse.

Sometimes, the more conventional face to face counselling doesn’t work for everyone.  Some clients might need greater flexibility due to mobility issues, childcare, work commitments, etc;  or simply feel more comfortable receiving counselling in the comfort of their own homes.  I can provide both telephone and online counselling, to fit in around your other commitments.

Issues I can assist with, may include:

  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Bereavement
  • Anxiety
  • Eating Disorders
  • Self-harm
  • Relationship issues
  • Abuse
  • Bullying
  • Childhood trauma
  • Anger Management
  • Sexuality issues

And as a trained clinical hypnotherapist, I can also help people to overcome:

  • Phobias
  • Smoking
  • Insomnia
  • Weight loss

I work with children, young and older adults on an individual basis.  This can be both on a long term or short term basis.  If you would like to make an initial appointment, please do contact me either via the contact page or on 07887 871769.

Staying safe at home doesn’t mean you can’t access support .... please contact me to discuss telephone counselling from the safety of your own home.

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