Isobel Collins MSc Integrative Psychotherapy UKCP BACP Warwickshire-based
I am an experienced, qualified (MSc) Integrative Psychotherapist working in Kenilworth.
I offer confidential professional counselling and psychotherapy using an integrative approach. I work mainly long-term but the number of sessions depends greatly on the nature of the concern and your preference.
My approach to psychotherapy is from an integrative ‘relational-developmental’ stance, which incorporates Psychodynamic, Object Relations, Attachment Theory, Gestalt, Humanistic and Transactional Analysis.
My primary focus is working with you in a relaxed, relational way. I believe that the quality of the therapeutic relationship is key to the effectiveness of any therapy. I aim to provide a secure, nurturing relationship offering a safe space and the time and opportunity to explore your thoughts, feelings and concerns.
My practice is based in Kenilworth, and situated just off the A452, the main road through the town centre. There is on-street parking (currently £1/hour) or within easy reach of local bus routes, and a couple of minutes' walk from Kenilworth train station.
Please do get in contact: I would be happy to talk with you about your concerns and to discuss if psychotherapy could be a suitable option for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc (merit) Integrative Psychotherapy - The Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute, (SPTI) Nottingham. The course involved rigorous academic and experiential training, weekly personal therapy (160 hrs+) and 450+ client hours clinical experience with a Counselling charity in Birmingham.
I am committed to regular CPD (Continuing Professional Development), weekly personal therapy and fortnightly supervision.
I am an active participant in an ongoing, international, personal development process group, and a member of the UKCP, BACP, SPTI and the IIPA.
MA English Literature (University of Warwick)
PGCE English, Drama, Media (S. Martin's College, University of Lancaster)
BA (Hons) English Literature (University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne)
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.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My fee is £50 for a 50 minute session.
A cancellation fee of the full session price applies if a booked session is missed or cancelled without a minimum 24 hour notice period. 24 hours’ notice enables us to try to re-schedule your appointment at another mutually convenient time.
My fees are subject to price increases: plenty of notice will be given to clients if this is the case.