Karen Collins MA, MBACP(Snr.Accred) Counsellor & Supervisor, BSc. Hons (psych)
I am currently working remotely due to Covid-19 restrictions. I am offering either video sessions (the next best thing to face to face sessions) via a very secure Telehealth platform or by phone. In this crisis therapy is even more essential than ever, where social isolation, fear and trauma are being experienced by almost all people, all over the world. It is easy to negate the anxiety, loss and feelings of sadness we are experiencing if we are safe at home, to look at others and think we should not feel as we do because they "have it worse than we do", however, this is not the case. Whether you are an essential worker suffering from trauma and struggling with what you are having to deal with or someone struggling alone with the social isolation, stuck in an abusive situation, loss of family members, loss of work, struggling with the children or one of the other ways we have been affected, counselling can help you now.
I am an experienced, senior accredited counsellor/psychotherapist and senior accredited supervisor, who offers a non-judgemental approach to counselling. I genuinely believe that no problem is too big or too small. If it is causing you distress, then it is important to me. I use an integrative approach and believe there is always an alternative solution to a problem. As a counsellor I believe in a collaborative approach, with clients setting their own agenda and deciding what they want to work on. I believe you always have a choice and I will offer you a supportive and understanding space to explore what those choices may be.
I offer a safe and confidential counselling service in a dedicated therapy room, located in a discrete area, with parking facilities.
I have 17 + years experience in short term therapy; within GP practice, for large companies and within private practice. I have experience in longer term therapy; within secondary care for the NHS and private practice. I have experience as a counselling lecturer and offer CPD training. I am also a senior accredited clinical supervisor.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Supervisor (Chester University)
MA in Counselling Studies (Liverpool University)
Certificate in Couples Counselling
Diploma in Hypnotherapy
Module in Trauma work (level 7)(Chester University)
Graduate Diploma in Counselling (Keele University)
Certificate in Counselling (Birmingham University)
BSc. hons (psych)
MBACP (Snr. Accred) Supervisor
MBACP (Snr. Accred) Counsellor/psychotherapist
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My fees for individulas are:
£45 before 5 pm
£50 after 5 pm
My fees for Couples work are:
£55 before 5pm
£55 after 5pm
I abide by the BACP ethical framework for good practice.
I take referrals from EAP's, NHS, insurance companies, occupational health, solicitors, etc.