I'm a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) providing short- and long-term therapy from The Practice Rooms in central Norwich, as well as online.
My core training is person-centred therapy, an approach pioneered by Carl Rogers in the 1950s and 1960s as an alternative to traditional psychotherapy. Person-centred therapy moves away from the idea of the therapist as an expert who can fix you, trusting instead that you have the innate capacity to fulfil your own potential, given the right conditions. A strong and caring therapeutic relationship, based in genuine acceptance and empathic understanding, forms the foundation of person-centred therapy.
I am passionate about the approach that I use, and I love the challenge of my work with clients. I choose to work in a person-centred way because it is a deeply respectful and effective approach to therapy.
To get started, just send me an email (email@example.com) or give me a call (07557 871103) to arrange an initial consultation.
In that first session, we'll meet to discuss what brings you to therapy, address any questions or concerns you might have, and see whether it feels right for us to work together. If you decide to continue, we can then arrange a regular time and day of the week that works for you.
To learn more, please visit my website: www.jimcolliercounselling.com. I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
In addition to my private work with clients, I have worked as a volunteer counsellor at the University of East Anglia Counselling Service and at the Norwich Centre, as well as providing counselling services through an Employee Assistance Program. I have also served as a listening volunteer for Samaritans.
Training & Education
- Master of Arts in Counselling - University of East Anglia
- Certificate in Person-Centred Counselling Skills - University of East Anglia
- Mindfulness Training for Therapists - Matrix College
- Bachelor of Arts in English - University of Oregon
- British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
- World Association for Person-Centred and Experiential Psychotherapy and Counselling (WAPCEPC)
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.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Flexible hours throughout the week, including evenings.
My respect and appreciation for counselling comes from my own experience as a client, trying to learn from the challenges life has thrown my way. I choose to work in a person-centred way because I believe it to be a deeply respectful and effective approach to therapy.
My personal pronouns are he/him/his.
I look forward to sharing the power of this healing process with you.