Kerry Collins

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Dip.Couns, MBACP (Adults or Children 4yrs old+)
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Dundee, Angus, DD3
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About me

I offer counselling/psychotherapy for adults or children. I also offer relationship counselling and am the lead Counsellor at All-of-You Therapy.

All-of-You Therapy has it's own self contained building in Central Dundee, providing easy access by foot, bus or car. Our own premises ensures your privacy and discretion.  The practice has been designed for and by All-of-You Therapy.

In addition to providing our children’s counselling service at All-of-You Therapy, I have worked as a Counsellor in primary schools with children, 4yrs old and upwards  with the award winning Place2Be, providing early intervention, play-led therapy.  Early intervention provides children, who find themselves vulnerable, anxious, worried or dealing with other issues, with the emotional tools to cope in the present but also to deal with these issues in later life.  We have adopted this positive, constructive approach for our work at All-of-You Therapy.

I have also worked in several agencies counselling adults coping with issues ranging from personal development and relationships to grief to surviving sexual abuse.  I have also undertaken rigorous trauma training and have worked with many trauma related issues.   Other areas I have work with are shown in the tick box below.

My therapeutic approach is integrative, using mainly Psychodynamic & Person-centred theories.  In counselling children I use play-led therapy - Although there is no reason why adults shouldn't use play therapy too, if they wish.  In working with any individual, I will use and/or suggest other approaches where necessary, to suit client needs and where appropriate.

Sessions at All-of-You Therapy normally last for 1 full hour.   If you'd like to arrange an appointment, please contact me via email (Preferable option as often in appointments) or telephone.   In our initial meeting, we will discuss what has brought you to me.  You will have an opportunity to gain a sense of who I am and how we would work together.  If you'd like to continue sessions with All-of-You Therapy, we would discuss appointment frequency i.e. weekly or fortnightly.

If you have any questions whatsoever, please feel free to ask.

Feedback

" I just want to personally thank you for the time and help you have given us, it has been the most worthwhile step we have taken. ...... has benefited so much and has become a boy who is able to cope so much better"

'Many thanks for your guidance and patience, and for helping me seeing blind spots in my mind. I really appreciate that you were flexible regarding the therapy period and the natural end. Every session was very helpful and I learned a lot about myself. I will be in touch if things change; in the meantime, I will enjoy my newly found freedom as much as I can'

"I'd like to say thank you very much for helping me so much, I really feel there's been a genuine improvement in my overall mental health"

"Kerry, Thank you very much for all her help and support these past 6 months of sessions. I am in a much better place now because you so kindly took me on. I honestly don't know where I would be if I didn't get the help when I did. I'm going to miss my time at All-of-You Therapy as I looked forward to coming in every week but I'm away back to …….. next week to start my life over there again"

"I have been to lots of Counsellors where I would sit opposite someone who would just look at me.  I didn't know working creatively was an option.  This has helped me understand and has helped in my life so, so much.  Thank you"

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling CPCAB (Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body)
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies (CPCAB)
  • Level 4 Certificate in Counselling Children and Young People (CPCAB)
  • British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Registered Counsellor
  • Managing Difficult Epilepsy (Epilepsy Scotland)

Training

Understanding and Managing Epilepsy (Epilepsy Scotland)

Adults

  • BASK dissociated Self Injury and Eating Disorders
  • Vicarious Trauma/ Insidious Impact
  • Dissociation/ Self-Injury/ Eating Disorders

Children

  • Safeguarding
  • Helping Children Tell Their Stories
  • Working with Metaphor
  • Children's Emotional Well-being
  • Attachment Theory and Self Awareness in the Counsellor
  • Working with Difference and Diversity
  • Making Endings with Children
  • Special Education Needs (SEN) and disability

    Experience
  • Counsellor at Place2Be, Children's charity within Edinburgh and Glasgow primary schools
  • Counsellor at Safe Space Dunfermline, survivors of childhood and adult sexual abuse
  • Child session Counsellor within a social enterprise in Lochgelly, Fife
  • Adult and child Counsellor within Private practice in Milnathort, Perth & Kinross
  • Adult and child Counsellor within Private practice in Perth
  • Adult, child & couples Counsellor within private practice in Dundee
  • Private carer for neuropsychological disabilities

Member organisations

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Play led therapy , including use of art.

Child counselling

Working within the Neurodiversity paradigm

Epilepsy

Resilience

Self-Worth

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

The above are a selection of areas, I deal with. I know clients, can bring a wide range of issues. If you're concern/group type is not noted, please feel free to enquire specifically regarding your concern. If, I can't help, I may be able to refer you to another counsellor, internally at All-of-You Therapy or externally, if this matches your needs better

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Fees

£60.00 - £75.00

Additional information

Individuals 16 years of age and over:  £36.00 for initial session, £60.00 per session thereafter. 

Individuals under the age of 16: £60.00 per session.

Organisations: £75.00 per session.

All sessions are 60 minutes long.

When I work

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Afternoon
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Appointments are available; Tuesday - Friday between 12 pm and 7 pm

Further information

I hold full PVG certificates from Disclosure Scotland for adults and children.

I also hold full professional insurance.

My Supervisor is a senior accredited member of BACP.

Dundee, Angus, DD3

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

PVG Scheme

In Scotland, criminal records checks are carried out by Disclosure Scotland. Professionals working with children or vulnerable adults must join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme. You can learn more at mygov.scot , or contact this professional directly.

Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair access to the property. However, issues in narrow gap for toilet facilities for wheelchair users at the moment.

Additional languages

Scots

Online platforms

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Zoom