About me

I have over 20 years of 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:

  • depression
  • anxiety
  • stress
  • 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)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


Health and Care Professions Council

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.


UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.


British Psychological Society

British Psychological Society

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Supervision of students
Exam anxiety


Additional information


I also provide Clinical supervision for therapists and other Health Care Professionals.


Daytime and evening available (particular evening for those who are working).


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

Supervision available.

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Leila Collins

Leila Collins