Lorraine Collins, Counsellor, Psychotherapist & CBT (MSc, BSc) MBACP
I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist and offer both short term and longer-term, open-ended therapy depending on your needs. I work with all aspects of anxiety, depression, disorganised attachment and welcome all adult clients (18+). My approach to counselling and psychotherapy is warm and relaxed and weaves together different modalities (types of therapy) to meet the clients need at that time. The foundation of my training is psychodynamic, which is an exploration of conscious and unconscious forces that underlie human behaviours. My robust training within the NHS for several years has helped me to develop my own practice in a more holistic and integrative way.
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. For more recent onset problems such as bereavement and work issues with a clear focus, I work collaboratively with you, helping you to gain a sense of agency around your current difficulty. 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.
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
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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 £100. 00 - £120.00 per session, depending on client circumstances.
On-line therapy. 8.30 - 6pm Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs.
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.