About me

As an Integrative Psychotherapist, I believe that every person is unique and needs to be seen and understood as an individual. Therefore, I adapt my way of working to suit the individual I am working with.

My approach allows me to bring together different elements of therapeutic thinking to support you to move forward. Together, we will tailor a way of working that ensures you feel safe and comfortable whilst working towards your desired outcomes. At the heart of my work is the relationship between myself and my client. It is only by ensuring that you feel comfortable and safe in the therapeutic space that we can begin to work towards achieving your goals.

There are many reasons why people seek therapy. Life can be challenging; problems, worries, sadness and losses happen and sometimes we just do not feel our best self. Whatever the reason, therapy offers a safe for you to talk through your issues and consider changes you may wish to make to your life. With better insight into your thoughts, feelings and behaviour, you will hopefully find a way to live life more fully.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a PGDip in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of East London.

I have over 15 years of experience working as a mental health and wellbeing professional. I have worked as a therapist in community counselling, schools and drug and alcohol services. I have worked with people on a wide range of issues, including anxiety, depression, stress, loss, bereavement, identity, childhood issues, abuse (emotional, physical and sexual), trauma, anger and relationships.

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & 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.

Fees

Additional information

£65 per session

Free initial telephone consultation.

Some low-cost sessions are available for students and those on a lower income - please contact me for further information.

London
E8

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Key details

DBS check

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John Collins

John Collins