Dianne Collins

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Supervisor; Accredited Counsellor ; Children, YP & Adults
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Linlithgow, EH49 6AL
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

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About me

 I am an experienced accredited counsellor, working with adults as well as young people and children. I trained as a nurse over 30 years ago and have extensive experience and working knowledge of  families, working  systemically,  working with children who have been affected by parental substance misuse, neglect and attachment issues as well as trauma. I have worked in social work,  charitable organisations, health and education and draw on all my working career experience to give added value to the presenting issues in the counselling room. I  am a deeply empathic, integrative therapist with experience in school and running my own practice. My approach is integrative, using both person centred and psychodynamic. I have a special interest in working creatively and have this available throughout my client work.  Attachment work is also an area  I am passionate about. I believe  in clients having all the resources within them to bring about their own  changes through their processing and understanding of their situation, behaviours, thoughts and feelings.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Counselling diploma
  • Post-qualifying certificate in working with young people and children
  •  Qualified Supervisor 
  • Qualified Nurse
  • Degree in intellectual disabilities 
  • The lived experience of Autism and working with neurodiversity

I have been counselling for the past 15 years alongside family work and children's work, running nurture programmes. I have experience with a range of presenting issues including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, confidence, body dysmorphia, eating disorders, self-harm, relational difficulties, gender issues, loss and bereavement, trauma and thoughts of suicide impacting mental health.

Member organisations

Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland (COSCA)

COSCA is the professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland, and seeks to advance all forms of counselling and psychotherapy and the use of counselling skills by promoting best practice and through the delivery of a range of sustainable services. COSCA Counsellor Accreditation is a pathway to entry onto the UKRC. It is a requirement of all individual and organisational members of COSCA to abide by its Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice and be accountable to the Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland
Accredited Register Scheme

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Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland

Therapies offered


£50.00 per session

Additional information

I work to a sliding scale and will use discretion for those on low incomes or unable to work. Counselling should be accessible for everyone.

Further information

I  currently work part-time as a school counsellor as well as a supervisor and some private work. In my own life, I have a grown-up family, a passion for the outdoors and German Shepherd Dogs.

10, Manse Road, Linlithgow, EH49 6AL

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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PVG Scheme

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Online platforms

Microsoft Teams


In person

I am a Supervisor and enjoy working with supervisee's who are undertaking their diploma and degree courses in children and YP counselling

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Dianne Collins
Dianne Collins