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Sharan Collins MCouns, Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Supervisor.

Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH14
0131 5102177 0131 5102177
Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH14

About me

I am a professionally qualified and experienced psychodynamic psychotherapist, counsellor and supervisor offering psychodynamic psychotherapy to a wide range of clients on both a short and long term basis.

"The effort to become human is among the very few things in a person's life that may over time come to feel more important to him than his personal survival" (Thomas Ogden 1997)

Every life has a story and every story has a meaning. It may be that you are seeking therapy at a time of crisis: loss of a loved one; diagnosis of illness; relationship difficulties or breakdown. You may find yourself in a period of transition: moving home; becoming a parent; changing careers. Maybe you just have a sense that in some way your life is not working for you as you had hoped. Whatever the reason, psychotherapy offers a space for thoughtful reflection and exploration which has the potential to birth deeper understanding of yourself, enriching your life and relationships.

Training, qualifications & experience

PhD Counselling Studies (Currently Studying)

Master of Counselling (with Distinction), University of Edinburgh

PG Diploma in Counselling (with Distinction), University of Edinburgh

PG Certificate in Counselling, University of Edinburgh

COSCA Accredited Diploma in Counselling

Infant Observation Training, APPCIOS

Therapeutic Supervision Training, APPCIOS

As part of my ongoing commitment to personal and professional development I have undertaken extensive continued professional development which has included training in Exploring Dynamics of Attachment in Adult Life; Therapeutic Assessment; The Importance of Infancy and its Implications for Psychotherapy; Shame and Trauma.

As a Registered member of BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy) and a Senior Associate Member and Mentor of APPCIOS (Association for Psychodynamic Practice and Counselling in Organisational Settings) I adhere to their code of ethics and professional guidelines.

Member organisations


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

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Whatever brings you to this place of contemplating therapy you are welcome to contact me by email to arrange an initial consultation.

Therapies offered

  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy


Individual sessions are £50 for a one hour session.

An initial preliminary consultation over one or two meetings will give us an opportunity to explore what brings you to therapy and whether or not we can work together as well as the practical issues of frequency, available appointment times, fee and payment details.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Further information

During Covid-19 restrictions I am offering initial consultations and therapy sessions online using the secure platform of zoom.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

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 user access


Daytime and evening sessions are available.

Types of client

Sharan Collins MCouns, Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Supervisor.

Sharan Collins MCouns, Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Supervisor.