Suzanne Collins Registered MBACP (Accredited)
01484 689706 answer phone / 07775 532075
I am an accredited qualified counsellor and Member of the BACP and am on the BACP Accredited Voluntary Register. I have experience working with individuals of various ages. I have experience with a multitude of issues such as relationship issues, anxiety, abuse, depression, low self worth, low self-esteem, relationship issues, eating disorders, generalised anxiety disorder, loss and fear. I have also had in depth bereavement training at Bassetlaw Hospital in Worksop.
I am a sensitive person and believe in treating people as individuals and will adapt my approach to suit your specific needs. Counselling offers a safe, confidential, non judgemental environment for you to talk to someone who is not involved in your life, who will be empathetic and is trained to listen.
My experience has been gained from my private practise and from volunteering at a Halifax based charity, for many years, where I continue to volunteer. I have gained a deep understanding about loss, trauma and attachment issues.
I am an integrative counsellor and draw on Person Centred and Psychodynamic principles. I will support you in making sense of the challenges in your life. My hope is that by listening and gently challenging, you may gain new insight, build on your inner strength and find a way to move forward with your life and feel more empowered, promoting freedom and improved well being.
We will work collaboratively by exploring thoughts, feelings, behaviours, relationships, experiences and help to develop your personal awareness. Enabling personal growth and the opportunity to address issues that may come to the surface during the sessions.
The sessions are completely confidential and as a member of the BACP (British Association For Counselling and Psychotherapy) I adhere to a strict code of ethics. I am fully insured and DBS checked.
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered Member MBACP (Accred) - I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Psychodynamic)
Level 3 Person Centred Counselling
Level 2 Counselling
BACP Certificate Of Proficiency
In depth bereavement training, gained at Bassetlaw hospital 2012.
5 years of volunteering at a Halifax based charity, where I continue to see both adults and young people, with a multitude of issues.
20 years of experience surrounding childlessness, dealing with the loss and disappointment, but also exploring and considering other options.
Continuing personal development courses CPD, covering such issues as suicidal thoughts, addictions, loss, anorexia and anxiety.
I attend monthly one to one supervision and monthly peer group supervision, to ensure my own professional and personal development.
I have over 18 years experience of the impact that surrounds i.v.f. and all the issues such as loss and fear.
l also have a deep understanding about the impact that cancer has upon a persons life both during and after treatment.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
Each session will be 50 minutes and cost £35.
Session will take place at my Holmfirth practise, which has ample parking and is very private with beautiful open views over the Holme Valley area.
For those unable to come to me, I am happy to do home visits. I can also offer telephone counselling for those who feel that may be more appropriate for their needs.
Initial consultation will be approximately 60 minutes. This will allow you time to decide whether counselling is for you. Whether we will be able to work together and most importantly whether you feel I am the right person for you.
After the initial session, there is usually a weekly session of 50 minutes, until you decide that you are able to manage challenges in your own life.
You will be given the opportunity to explore the difficulties you are experiencing in a safe haven, where I will be empathetic, respectful and non judgemental.
The Person Centred approach is ideally suited to issues in the here and now. Whereas, the Psychodynamic approach allows access into a persons past, which in turn enables often deep rooted issues, to come to the surface, in order to be made sense of and hopefully moved on from, allowing you to feel empowered and better able to cope with your life.
Please feel free to call me confidentially and discuss what is troubling you, you can then decide whether I am the right person for you and whether you feel we could work together.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mon 9am - 2pm, Tues - Fri 8am - 8pm. I am flexible and happy to also offer weekend appointments. Please call or e-mail me. I will call you back as soon as possible.
Types of client