Louise Collins BSc (Hons) MBACP

Louise Collins BSc (Hons) MBACP

Woodbridge Complementary Health Centre
The Bungalow
Sandy Lane
Martlesham
Woodbridge
Suffolk
IP12 4SD

07484 700848

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Woodbridge Complementary Health Centre
The Bungalow
Sandy Lane
Martlesham
Woodbridge
Suffolk
IP12 4SD

07484 700848

About me

Are you struggling with an issue and need a confidential space to talk through your feelings and concerns? Would you like to focus on your self-development, or challenge repeating patterns of behaviour which are not beneficial to you? It may be that you are feeling 'stuck' or isolated and do not know how to move forward. Whatever it may be, something has brought you here, so feel free to contact me to assist you with your journey.

Counselling can be used to process difficult situations, feelings or experiences. It can differ from talking to a friend as it is completely confidential, non-judgemental, and focuses entirely on your needs.

My philosophy 'to be curious and assume nothing' allows us to work together through whatever you need to discuss, without any pre-judgement of your experiences. Together we will take a collaborative approach to your therapy to get the best outcomes for you. The relationship we build within the counselling room can often offer insight into recurring issues which can be explored.

I will not judge you, or tell you what to do, rather work with you to help you process your thoughts and feelings. Through my empathic approach, we can identify any patterns and explore different perspectives. Many people find that they are able to fully be themselves in the therapy room, which enables them to become more open and confident in their every day lives.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Integrative Counselling from Matrix College of Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Certificate in Counselling from Matrix College of Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Certificate in the Management of Drug Misuse Part 1, awarded by the Royal College of General Practitioners
  • 2:1 (Hons) Degree in Psychology/Sociology, awarded by University of East Anglia
  • Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector
  • Certificate of Registration with the BACP - Registration number 292356
  • regular Continued Professional Development to enhance my practice, including the following:
    • Specialist Sexual Violence Training
    • Adult and Child Safeguarding Training
    • Signs of Safety Lead Practitioner Course
    • The Fragile Self: working with narcissistic vulnerability, grandiosity, shame, and alienation with Dr Phil Mollon
  • I enjoy keeping up to date with my development and look forward to the following events this year:
    • Creative Sand Tray - booked for May 2018 with Biddy Barclay
    • The Challenge of Uncertainty - booked for November 2018 with Dr Ernesto Spinelli

I have my own private practice in Woodbridge and I also currently work with the Rape Crisis Centre as a sessional counsellor.

I worked for two years coordinating the counselling service in HMP Hollesley Bay, where I worked with male clients for both short term and long term therapy.

My previous roles have seen me working both one-to-one and in groups with clients who have substance misuse issues and mental health issues, including those diagnosed with personality disorders and those who struggle with suicidal thoughts and self-harm. I have worked extensively with clients who struggle with anger as well as anxiety and depression.

I can draw on my experience working with young people both in custody and in the community whose behaviour has been challenging.

I have worked one-to-one with women who have been in relationships in which there is domestic violence, including sexual violence.

I have supported women at the point of crisis when they have reported rape or serious sexual assault.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

I charge £45 per 50 minute session

Further information

I offer a confidential, ethical service for both men and women over the age of 18. I adhere to the ethical principles of the BACP.

I have a full enhanced DBS Certificate.

I hold professional indemnity insurance.

Maps & Directions

Woodbridge, IP12 4SD

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Availability

Please do contact me to discuss your requirements. I aim to respond to all enquiries within 24hrs with the exception of Sundays.

Types of client

Adults
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