Lorraine Collins

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(MSc, BSc) MBACP Counsellor, Psychotherapist & CBT,
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

London W1S & SE26
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello and welcome to my page.  My area of expertise is anxiety, burnout and emotional overwhelm.  I hold an MSc in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and a BSc in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.  My area of expertise is anxiety in all its forms. Anxiety has a way of presenting itself in so many different ways, it could be  drinking more than you normally would just to 'take the edge off', sleep disturbance  (waking up in the middle of the night with a racing head) feeling on-edge or not wanting to socialise. Often anxiety and stress can come out side ways in outbursts of anger and frustration leaving you feeling  shame and remorse.  It can feel quite isolating and hard to talk about with those around us, not wanting to burden them or appear weak or unable to cope.  I understand this all too well because I've been there.  As an Integrative  Therapist  with over 15 years in the field of mental health,  I support individuals with problems not just around stress but other issues  such as  addictionanger managementbereavement, cultural tension within the  family, depression, grief, lack of direction,& mother & daughter conflict. All of these presenting issues have a similar theme, they tend to leave the individual feeling overwhelmed. I also work with clients who struggle to know what's wrong with them - I help them to begin to find the words to help them understand and move forwards in their lives.

My initial training within the NHS for several years gave me a solid foundation of experience and has helped me to develop my own practice which has evolved  into  a more holistic way of working with my clients.  In other words, I use different methods to suit your needs.  It could be that you need some tools that might involve CBT or breath work to help manage anxiety but then will need to work out what led you to there, that might involve  psychodynamic work working with the unconscious (the things that we're doing the we don't even realise).  I offer both short term and longer-term, open-ended therapy depending on your needs.

My approach to therapy is warm, relaxed and my aim is to help you discover and develop new ways which are less compromised by past patterns which have contributed to your distress and suffering in the present.

I offer a free 15min call so that you can find out a little bit more about the ways in which I can help you. Please feel free to contact me, and I would be glad to discuss any questions you might have. You can call me on 07977 233362 or send me an email.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • BSc in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Attachment Theory from an Addiction Perspective (Bowlby Centre)
  • Certificate in Psychosexual Couples Therapy (Tavistock)
  • 12 Step Awareness program
  • MBACP

Member organisations

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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.

BAATN
Black, African and Asian Therapy Network (BAATN)

Black, African and Asian Therapy Network

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Betrayal
Dysfunctional repetitive patterns of behaviour
Feelings of low self worth
Over coming people pleasing
Over coming a break-up
Sibling rivalry
Trauma

Fees

£120.00 - £145.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Sessions last for 50 Minutes, have a regular time-slot and are £120. 00 - £145.00 per session, depending on client circumstances.



When I work

On-line therapy. 8.30 - 6pm Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs.

Further information

My work is supervised regularly, and I continue to keep abreast with new developments and research within the field of mental health and well-being which further informs my practice.

As well as my private practice, I am on the board of Trustees of the North London Trauma group. Please feel free to call for an initial chat with no obligation.

Past work has involved The Blenheim Project, West London Centre for Counselling, Brentfield Medical Centre and Brent Adult Psychotherapy Unit.

London, Greater London, SE26

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

I offer online therapy and telephone therapy.

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Lorraine Collins
Lorraine Collins