Hello, I am John Collins, an Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist. I believe that every person is unique and needs to be seen and understood as an individual. Therefore, I adapt my way of working to suit the individual I am working with.
I am trained in using a range of modalities. My approach allows me to bring together different elements of therapeutic thinking to support you to move forward. Together, we will tailor a way of working that ensures you feel safe and comfortable whilst working towards your desired outcomes. At the heart of my work is the relationship between myself and you, my client. It is only by ensuring that you feel comfortable and safe in the therapeutic space that we can begin to work towards achieving your goals.
I have experience of working with a wide variety of issues, including anxiety, depression, stress, loss, bereavement, identity, childhood issues, abuse (emotional, physical and sexual), trauma, anger and relationships.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to its Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I offer a free initial telephone or Zoom consultation, usually taking around 15 minutes. This is an opportunity for you to ask questions, establish availability, and if you wish, book an initial assessment. Alternatively, an initial session can be booked via email or telephone.
The initial assessment session is an opportunity to get to know you. We can discuss what areas or issues you would like to work on and the ways in which I may be able to support you. At the end of the initial assessment, we can agree on whether (and how) you would like to continue our work. It is important that you feel I am the right therapist for you.
Once our work commences, we will meet weekly at a set time as agreed. Sessions last 50 minutes and take place at Space To Be You; comfortable, peaceful and confidential therapy rooms in Hackney, East London. Our work can be open-ended (ongoing for as long as necessary) or time-limited (for an agreed period established at the beginning of the work).
I also offer sessions online and via telephone.
Telephone consultations are free.
Weekly sessions (50 minutes) – £65
Online sessions (50 minutes) – £65
*Some low-cost sessions are available for students and those on a lower income – please contact me for further information.