Lorraine Collins, Counsellor, Psychotherapist & CBT (MSc, BSc) MBACP
I understand that taking the first step towards seeking help can be daunting, especially in these uncertain times. I offer a free 15 minute telephone chat for you to ask questions under no obligation.
Much of the success of therapy directly hinges on the comfort of the therapeutic relationship between the client and counsellor. Therefore, getting to know one another and determining the fit between us is important in the first few sessions. If, after the first couple sessions, you decide that you would be more comfortable meeting with a different therapist, you are under no obligation to continue seeing me. My desire for you is that you are in an environment of comfort, calm and safety as you go through the counselling process. My aim is to help you transform your current difficulties in a way that you are able to make sense of them and therefore make the appropriate changes needed.
The first session is a useful time to be able to ask any questions you have concerning how counselling works or questions for me specifically as a counsellor. It is an opportunity to determine if counselling is the right option for you at this specific time in your life. If you have questions that you would like answered before setting an initial appointment, please feel free to contact me, and I would be glad to discuss those questions with you.
Please note - I am offering online and telephone counselling during this time
Training, qualifications & experience
- MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy
- BSc in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Attachment Theory from an Addiction Perspective
- 12 Step Awareness program
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Dysfunctional repetitive patterns of behaviour
Feelings of low self worth
Over coming people pleasing
Over coming a break-up
Sessions last for 50 Minutes, have a regular time-slot and are £80.00 to £120.00 per session, depending on client circumstances.
Please note during this time, I am working remotely (on-line and telephone counselling).
I offer a safe, quiet and non-judgemental space in which to help you make sense of the challenges that brought you here. My aim is to work collaboratively with you, to enable a sense of agency and empowerment using tools you will be able to take away and use in your life going forward. I am a member of BACP (British Association of Psychotherapy and Counselling) and work within their ethical codes of conduct. I have over 15 years' experience working in the field of mental health and wellbeing as well as addiction and emotional conflict. 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.