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Melanie Collins - Accredited  Counsellor

Melanie Collins
Accredited Counsellor


  • Osborne Gardens, Potters Bar, EN6 1RS Show Map
  • Multiple times available +
    • Mon
      8am-7pm
    • Tue
      8am-7pm
    • Thu
      8am-7pm
    • Fri
      9am-5pm
  • Individual 50
  • 37% of enquirers became verified clients
  • 2 verified reviews 
"Very calm and helpful lady, managed to help me answer my own question in the end. Strongly recommend."
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What to Expect

Try one session, to see if you feel comfortable with Melanie, and decide if therapy may help you.

Counselling

(1 Review)
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) suggests counselling for Depression.

Counselling centres on listening to you, and supporting you. You decide what issue regarding your early years and/or adult life you discuss. An objective of counselling is to help you to talk about a problem and discover a way forward that is right for you.

Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR)

NICE suggests EMDR for PTSD.

EMDR directs your eye movements to stimulate how your mind processes information. The technique endeavours to reprocess your locked distressing recollections. The objective of EMDR is to desensitise your painful memories.

Psychodynamic Therapy

NICE suggests psychodynamic therapy for
  • Depression
  • Self Harm
Psychodynamic therapy focuses on the unconscious causes of the issues you experience. It facilitates you in becoming conscious of parts of your internal dynamics. Psychodynamic therapy aims to increase your self-understanding to give you choices.

Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy focuses on you, and you gaining insight into the difficulties you confront. It explores your thoughts, feelings and significant moments in your life. Psychotherapy aims to help you change or find suitable ways of managing.

Therapy

  • Abuse
  • Anger
  • Bereavement
  • Body Dysmorphia
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Problems
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Problems
  • Stress

Private Health Insurance Registrations

  • Aviva Health
  • BUPA
  • WPA



Thoughts on Mental Health

Of course things could be worse. But how does that help how this person is feeling right now? Think about how you would feel hearing something before you say it. Maybe you feel like you know how to resolve someone else's difficulties, even when you aren't too sure how to handle your own. To offer advice might feel like what is required, helpful and supportive of you. However, you are not the person who is struggling and what might be right for you, may be far from right for someone else.
Read More: What not to say to someone with mental health problems

Qualifications

March
2014
Certificate
Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR)
EMDR Europe (UK)
February
2013
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Accredited (MBACP Accred) Counsellor and Psychotherapist (Registered since February 2013)
November
2011
Diploma
Counselling - Psychodynamic
WPF Therapy with Counselling Foundation (UK)

Melanie Collins abides by the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Verified RSCPP Client Reviews


has 2 Reviews (4.67 out of 5 stars)
By Rating:
5 star: (0)
4 stars: (2)
3 star: (0)
2 star: (0)
1 star: (0)
By Issue:
Relationship Problems: (1)
Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD): (1)
By Therapy Service:
Counselling: (1)



Lindsay, 34, gave a review after 15 sessions

02 September 2017

Easy to talk toHelpfulnessValue for Money

"Calm and easy to talk to and even though I cannot get to meetings with her as my work is not allowing it at the moment, I find myself still thinking what would Melanie say to me about that. She has left a massive impression on me and I wish I could continue to see her. Hopefully in the future I will, as her sessions were extremely valuable to me in helping me on many issues."

Rating of Therapy for Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD):


Sorina, 33 from Potters Bar

30 August 2015

Easy to talk toHelpfulnessValue for Money

"Very calm and helpful lady, managed to help me answer my own question in the end. Strongly recommend."

Rating of Counselling for Relationship Problems:

Location Detail


My Consulting Address is in easy reach of

Potters Bar, Northaw, Brookmans Park, South Mimms, Welham Green, Woodside, Wildhill, Cuffley, Ridge, Newgate Street, Monken Hadley, Botany Bay, Hadley, High Barnet, New Barnet, Crews Hill, Goffs Oak, Essendon, Well End, Cockfosters

Nearest Train Stations

  • Potters Bar (0.8 miles)
  • Brookmans Park (1.5 miles)
  • Welham Green (2.5 miles)
  • Hadley Wood (2.6 miles)
  • Cuffley (3 miles)
  • New Barnet (4 miles)
  • Crews Hill (4.2 miles)
  • Hatfield (Hertfordshire) (4.3 miles)
  • Gordon Hill (4.7 miles)
  • Oakleigh Park (4.7 miles)


Nearest London Underground Tube Stations

  • High Barnet (3.8 miles)
  • Cockfosters (4 miles)


Wheelchair access: No

Consulting Room Photo

Consulting Room of Potters Bar Accredited  Counsellor Melanie Collins

Updated 19 November 2018