Leila Collins CPsychol, Assoc Fellow Member BPS, HCPC, UKCP Reg,
I have over 20 years experience as a Chartered Counselling Psychologist and also an academic. As an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, licensed by the UKCP and HCPC, I provide help to individuals, couples and families, providing short and long term therapy depending on your needs and wishes. I work in the evenings to provide a service to the working population. Counselling and psychotherapy has become a recommended and accepted treatment to address a variety of problems.
As an experienced therapist I work hard to understand your perspective and the predicament you are experiencing. The private, confidential and safe environment I provide enables you to express feelings, thoughts and attitudes freely without the fear of being judged or made to feel guilty.
I believe it is vitally important to establish an understanding and trusting relationship so that you can express your feelings and life to make sense of the present situation. This can enable you to look forward to a better understanding so that you can cope with life.
The healing power resides in the close therapeutic relationship which ultimately enables you to regain control and order in your life.
I have vast experience working with:
- relationship issues
- career concerns
- and women's issues.
I provide psychotherapy for:
- Individuals facing personal, relationship or marital crises.
- Patients suffering physical illness.
- I have a particular interest in providing support for people facing work related problems.
Life circumstances and events are often unpredictable and distressing. It is all too common to feel anxious, isolated, lonely, angry and depressed when confronted with a distressing situation. Personal and family relationships can become difficult and unbearable. Also the work environment can be a consistent source of stress.
The therapeutic session is an opportunity to explore difficult and personal aspects of life which cannot be shared with family and friends without repercussions. The insight gained in therapy inevitably leads to a reduction of fear, anxiety, stress, pain and physical discomfort. This will ultimately lead to the experience of a more meaningful and productive life.
Training, qualifications & experience
Associate Fellow British Psychological Society (BPS)
MA (London University), MA (City University)
Psychotherapist and Counsellor UKCP Reg.
Chartered Counselling Psychologist
Member of British Psychological Society (BPS)
Member of the Health Professional Council (HPC)
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Supervision of students
I also provide Clinical supervision for therapists and other Health Care Professionals.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Daytime and evening available (particular evening for those who are working).
Types of client
Supervision & training