Ann Collins

Integrative Psychotherapist

BSc (Hons) Psychology, PG Diplomas in Relationship Counselling and Psychotherapy. FCIPD

About Me

I have always held a strong curiosity about people and their behaviours. Having started early in my career in a leadership and development role where I coached individuals/leaders I was interested in what got in the way of individuals achieving their full potential. I decide to expand my knowledge by completing my psychology degree and various other psychotherapy training. I then combined my skills as an Executive Coach and Psychotherapist as this played to my strengths and my motivation and have specialised in that over the last 12+ years.

To Help You With...
AbuseAnxietyAttachment TheoryCareer CounselingCoachingCodependencyCouples CounselingDepressionDivorceFamily ConflictHistorical TraumaInterpersonalLGBTQ IssuesLoss or GriefMen’s IssuesPanicParentingPersonal GrowthPersonality DisordersPremarital CounselingPsychodynamicPTSDRelationalRelationship / Marriage IssuesSelf-EsteemSexual AbuseTraumaWomen’s Issues
Therapeutic Approach

As an integrative psychotherapist I believe that different approaches are needed to deal with the individual needs of my client - as one size does not fit all. I see integration as coming from a person-centred position whilst using trauma and attachment theory to underpin the work I do. I have worked with many complex mental health issues that have included areas such as, depression, anxiety, stress and trauma, personality disorders, bereavement and loss amongst others. I am trained in CBT and EMDR that deals with specific issues and trauma. I am also a trained psychodynamic psychotherapist and relationship therapist using Emotional Focussed Therapy for couples.

Background

I have worked as a relationship counsellor and psychotherapist for the last 20 years and set-up my own practice over 12 years ago. I continually keep update on my own development and training and have many post-graduate diplomas and certificates in counselling, psychotherapy and coaching. I am currently completing my Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy. I am an accredited Psychotherapist with the UKCP and BACP and an Executive Coach with the Association for Coaching and a Fellow with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Type of Therapy
Cognitive and Behavioural TherapiesCognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)EMDREmotionally FocusedHumanisticPerson Centered TherapyPsychodynamic TherapyPsychosexual Therapy
Client Type
CouplesIndividuals
Type of Session
Fixed TermLong Term (Face to Face)Online TherapyShort Term (Face to Face)SkypeTelephone
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