I am a qualified and experienced integrative mental health counsellor who has been seeing clients since 2008.
As well as a small private practice, I continue to see clients on a weekly basis at a local Community Health Project and co-facilitate psycho-educational groups for people with anxiety, depression and chronic pain.
I have a core, four year post-graduate diploma training in Transactional Analysis Counselling and Psychotherapy, MSc in Counselling, certificate level training in both Group Analysis and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, along with significant continuous professional development training.
I also have specialist training in working with developmental and interpersonal trauma (complex PTSD) in adults and as well as training with a number of trauma specialist practitioners am also trained in the “Becoming Safely Embodied” and “Comprehensive Resource Model” (CRM) approaches for working with trauma, as well as TAPP and DBT.
I also recently trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and incorporate aspects of this in work with clients where appropriate.
I am a Practitioner Member with COSCA, am in regular supervision and abide by the COSCA code of ethics.
I maintain an interest in research-informed practice and in the developing field of interpersonal neurobiology and how it informs counselling and psychotherapy.
Please note that I do not have specific training or experience in addictions or eating disorders but would be happy to refer you to individuals or organisations who do.
The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) came into force on 25th May 2018 and set out a number of obligations on individuals and organisations holding personal information. My obligations to you include clearly describing:
- Who I am
- The nature of the personal information I collect, store and use
- Why I need this personal information and how I use it (the lawful basis)
- Who I might share this information with
- How I store the information and when it is deleted
- Your rights in relation to the information I hold about you
I comply with the COSCA Complaints Procedure and will provide you with a copy at our first session.
Colin is a Practitioner Member of COSCA and on COSCA’s Register which is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority