Accredited Counsellor in Potters Bar

 t: 077 8955 4675

e: melanie@pottersbarcounselling.co.uk

Melanie Collins, Counsellor and Psychotherapist

About Me

I am a BACP Accredited psychodynamic counsellor/psychotherapist helping adolescents and adults in my Potters Bar private practice.  Aspects of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) may be introduced into sessions where appropriate.  I draw on nine years experience of counselling and assessing in the charitable sector and on behalf of the NHS alongside private practice.  I have supported counselling trainees as a Personal Tutor and offer therapy to students of my profession as a requisite of their training.  I provide psychological therapy for Aviva Health and work for Employee Assistance Programmes. 

Previous career experience in an international Higher Education environment provided an experience of working with cross cultural issues and contributed to my understanding of those psychological and practical stresses, specific and non-specific to those living away from the land of their origin and the pressures associated with student experience.

My aim is to support those who seek to resolve their issues by greater self-knowledge, an eagerness to develop, change what can be changed, or learn to accept what can never change through an experience of professional insight, unconditional positive regard, and a trusting warm therapeutic relationship.

Professional Qualifications, Memberships and Registered service provision

BACP Accredited* Counselling Psychotherapist
UKRCP Registered Independent Counsellor/Psychotherapist
WPF Graduate and Post Graduate Diplomas in Psychodynamic Counselling
WPF Post Qualifying Certificate in Working with the Couple in Mind
EMDR Works Parts 1 and 2 Theory & Practice of EMDR
Enhanced DBS Disclosure
Registered provider of counselling and psychotherapy Aviva Healthcare, employee assistance programmes WPA, TPN and Cordant Occupational Health.

* BACP Accreditation is awarded to those members who evidence the capacity for safe, ethical, independent practice.  I work in accordance with the BACP Code of Ethical Practice, including taking regular confidential supervision and committing to continuing professional development.

If you still have some questions or would like to talk through your needs before making any commitment, please do call me on 0778 955 4675 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Melanie Collins MBACP (Accred.) Contact me in confidence email : melanie@pottersbarcounselling.co.uk or call me on 077 8955 4675

About Me

                “I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within.  It is there all the time.” Anna Freud

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