John Collins - Adv. Dip in Psychotherapy Individuals and Couples

John Collins - Adv. Dip in Psychotherapy           Individuals and Couples

West Sussex
RH13 5SB


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West Sussex
RH13 5SB


About me

There are times in all our lives when we would benefit from help and support. I have respect for those who seek it. So if you have reached that moment .... 'Well done !'

I realise for a lot of people approaching a Therapist for the first time can be a daunting experience. I try to make it is as comfortable as possible.

I have worked as a Therapist for over twenty years. I work short / medium / longterm dependent on the client's needs. I have extensive experience of working with young people, adults, families and couples on a wide range of issues.

I am an Integrated Psychotherapist which means I have trained in several approaches. I believe this is of benefit to my clients because it allows me to vary how we work together in order to get to a successful outcome sooner rather than later. I don't believe in a 'one size fits all' approach because we are not all in the same place at the same time.

I tend to see most clients in the evening but can be flexible around days as well.

I offer a safe and confidential environment. During sessions I will have observations to share, rather than just sit nodding. As a consequence I usually offer suggestions to build on the progress made. I do not see sessions as isolated moments but view them and the time between sessions as part of an overall programme of change. I look to help clients help themselves.

My sessions are aimed at 50 minutes but sometimes go over because I do not clock watch and if something valuable is happening I prefer to allow it run to a positive conclusion.

It is important that whoever you see is properly trained and qualified. What is equally important is that you feel comfortable with the therapist. The only way you are going to know this is by having an initial consultation which does not involve money or commitment. I always offer prospective clients the opportunity for us to meet without cost or obligation.

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


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


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)
Research for Therapists in Practice
Protecting Vulnerable Adults
Supervision Skills for Complex Cases (Mental Health)


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

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


Free no obligation initial consultation
£45 per session for individuals
£60 for couples

Further information

If getting to me is a problem then I am happy to discuss coming to you.

Maps & Directions

Horsham, RH13 5SB

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


I am available for contact seven days a week.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults