Cath Collins MSc Integrative Psychotherapy MBACP Accredited
My Qualifications and Professional Registration
MSc Integrative Psychotherapy, University of Wales. BACP Accredited Member.
I have over twenty years experience as a therapist within the NHS, private practice and the workplace. For 15 years I worked in a Primary Care Mental Health Team as well as having my own practice in central Manchester. I offer short and long-term counselling and psychotherapy, working with a range of issues and clients. I also provide wellness and wellbeing training for organisations.
Why Seek Therapy?
Sometimes life events and/or relationships can feel difficult or unmanageable. Or we realise we are repeating unhelpful behaviours, but feel unable to understand why or to make changes. We can feel stuck, stressed, fearful, anxious or depressed. Talking, in confidence, to a professional therapist can enable us to explore and make sense of these issues and make more productive life decisions and choices.
Who I Work With
I work with adults experiencing or having experienced depression, anxiety, bereavement and loss issues, sexual, emotional and physical abuse, trauma, relationship difficulties, redundancy and work difficulties, health changes and issues, low self esteem, low mood and stress. Sometimes it is hard to know what is 'wrong', we just don't feel 'right'. I work with clients to gain insight into what is happening for them and to enable movement
What Type of Therapy?
Evidence shows that clients consistently state that what they find most helpful is a positive therapeutic relationship. With this in mind, I strive to offer a confidential, creative, safe and challenging relationship in which to explore presenting difficulties and underlying, maybe historical or unconscious, processes. We work to explore how our past relationships and experiences may inform how we behave, think and feel, in the present.
I am an Integrative Psychotherapist which means that I integrate methods from several theories in a thoughtful and considered manner. I regard the therapeutic relationship as the foundation of our work together. Within that relationship we can safely explore thoughts, feelings, behaviours, ideas, bodily sensations and our reactions to each other and our work together. We co-create an environment of trust and collaboration in which to find healing and growth through self-reflection, insight, raised self-awareness and embodied experience. Just taking time to stop and reflect with a non-judgemental, attentive other can enable much change
Why Invest in Therapy?
Counselling and psychotherapy can be challenging and hard work but it can enable us to find a way to explore our inner world, possibly change our external world, and manage what can seem unmanageable. An opportunity to fully reach our potential.
What to Expect From Me
I offer a free, no obligation, 30 minute face to face initial meeting. This is not a therapy session but a chance for us to meet to discuss your needs and for us to decide whether we feel we can work together.
I offer a confidential, professional service and adhere to The BACP Code of Ethics
If we decide that we would like to work together, we would usually agree to meet weekly to explore what has brought you to therapy, what you hope to find from therapy and your individual, personal history. With this as our platform, we work together to enable you to use therapy to achieve your goals.
Where I Practice
My office is in central Manchester and is easily accessible by public transport- train, bus and tram- and by car. There is free, time limited, off street parking less than 5 minutes walk from the building.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MSc Integrative Psychotherapy - University of Wales
- Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherpy - Northern Guild for Psychotherapy
- BA (Hons) Social and Environmental Studies Psychology, Sociology, Communication Studies - Liverpool University
- Diploma in Counselling- Salford College
In practice since 1997, I have worked in industry providing work based counselling and well being training. From 2000 to 2015 I was a counsellor in Primary Care working with a range of clients and mental health issues. Since 2002 I have managed a private practice in central Manchester working with self referring clients and clients referred by healthcare organisations.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
I offer a free initial consultation.
I charge £50.00 per 60 minute session
I offer a limited number of concessional fee places to counselling students and those on low income.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I work from an office on an upper floor. Stair and lift access are available.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in Central Manchester. Evening sessions available.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|