About me

There are times in our lives when we would benefit from some help and support. Although it may not feel like it right now things can and do change for the better . . . there is light at the end of the tunnel.

I know you may feel anxious if approaching a Therapist for the first time, I like to make it as simple and comfortable as possible.

I have worked as a Therapist for over twenty years. I can work short / medium / longterm depending on your needs. I have extensive experience of working with individuals, couples and families on a wide range of issues.

I am an Integrated Psychotherapist which means I have trained in more than one approach. I believe this is of benefit to you because it allows me to vary how we work together in order to get to a positive outcome. I realise most people do not have the time or money to spend ‘years’ in Therapy. I do not believe in a ‘one size fits all’ approach because we are not all in the same place at the same time.

I can see you during the day or evenings.

I offer a safe and confidential environment. During sessions I will have observations to share, I prefer to interact with you rather than sit nodding, making notes. I will offer suggestions for the time between sessions in order to build on the progress made so you can ‘experience’ change. Ultimately I want to help you help yourself. My sessions are aimed at 50 minutes but sometimes go over because if something valuable is happening I prefer to allow it to run to a positive conclusion.

It is important whoever you choose to see is properly trained and qualified. I feel it is equally important that you feel comfortable with the Therapist. In my opinion the only way you are going to know this is by having an initial conversation / consultation which does not involve money or commitment. I can offer you an opportunity for us to meet without cost or obligation, after which you can consider your next step.

Training, qualifications & experience

Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapy and Hypno-Psychotherapy
Diploma in Psychotherapy and Hypno-Psychotherapy
European Certification in Clinical Hypnosis
Certificate in Psychotherapy and Hypno-Psychotherapy
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Certificate in Counselling Theory

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Registered with United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy
Registered with European Association for Hypno-Psychotherapy
Fellowship membership of the National College Student and Alumi Guild

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As part of my Continuous Professional Development requirements I have attended training in various areas, a selection of which is below :

Solution Focussed Brief Therapy
Equality/Diversity/Equal Opportunity
Protect and Safeguard Young People/Child Protection level I and level 2
Drug Awareness
Staying Brief with Young People and Families
Awakening Attachments Needs in Troubled Young People
Medical issues in Psychotherapy
Solution Focussed Therapy for Couples
Supervision Training: One to One and Group (Incorporating Solution Focussed Brief Therapy)
Eating Disorders: Diagnostic Criteria and Therapeutic Interventions
Emotional Freedom Therapy
'Not just talking' - workshop
Enlightenment in Daily Life (Time Therapy)
NLP
Research for Therapists in Practice
Protecting Vulnerable Adults
Supervision Skills for Complex Cases (Mental Health)

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I provide supervision to colleagues and attend peer supervision
I have Professional Liability Insurance
Current Enhanced CRB

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.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Free no obligation initial consultation
£45 per session for individuals (50mins)
£55 for couples (60mins)

£35 concessionary 

Availability

I am available for contact seven days a week.

Horsham
West Sussex
RH13 5SB

Hove
East Sussex
BN3

Type of session

In person
Home visits
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

None

Additional languages

No

John Collins

John Collins