About me

I offer confidential counselling and psychotherapy to individuals and couples in Stirling. My approach is broadly integrative, and I try to tailor it to the needs of each client. There is a lot of information on my website, not just about me and the way I work, but also about the sort of problems that are brought to me and the range of resources available locally. I do not work with the large insurance companies, but do accept clients funded by charity programmes.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been seeing clients since 2000 and have been UKCP registered since 2004.

I have a postgraduate diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy, and an Advanced Diploma in Transpersonal Psychotherapy. I am a fully-qualified clinical supervisor and EMDR therapist, and have an additional training as a Relate counsellor for couple work.

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.

UKCP

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.

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

Unhappiness

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income

Additional information

£40 for individuals and £50 for couples. Concessions are possible.

Availability

Monday to Friday mornings and afternoons. Monday to Wednesday evenings

Further information

Coming to counselling can be daunting, especially for the first time, and I do what I can to make things a bit easier. Most people start by having a preliminary chat on the phone or by e-mail, but you don't have to give much detail unless you want to. I see it as part of my job to answer questions and help you in your search for the right practitioner. If I don't have space or don't think I would be the right person to work with you, I will say so and suggest other names or ideas.

6 Queens Road
Stirling
FK8 2QY

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples

Key details

I'm afraid wheelchair access at the premises would not be practicable or safe, but I am prepared to consider online work.

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I am a UKCP-registered supervisor, having completed a full training course in 2006.

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Bret Collins

Bret Collins