Dr Claire Collins - Counselling Psychologist - West Malling ME19
DCounsPsych, HCPC Registered, MBABCP
West Malling, Kent ME19 4YU (https://goo.gl/maps/Nk0IA)
My name is Claire and I am a counselling psychologist specialising in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in Kingshill, Maidstone, Kent. As part of my training as a fully qualified Counselling Psychologist, I have gained specialist experience in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy as well as a wide range of other psychodynamic counselling techniques.
My approach to therapy is integrative, which means that I augment my approach to CBT with different therapeutic methods and techniques such as Cognitive Based Mindfulness Therapy and humanistic theory, to understand and work with the client’s presenting issues.
My experience has been gained in both the NHS and the private sector, working with the full range of clinical presentations from mild to severe and enduring emotional problems.
I have worked with clients who have experienced relationship issues, anxiety disorders, depression, self esteem issues, psychoses, phobia, OCD, bipolar affective disorder, personality disorder and self-harm.
I work with adults, adolescents and children employing both short term and long-term approaches depending on the client's preferences and availability. I feel that at the heart of successful therapy, it is important to create an environment where a safe, trusting and non-judgemental therapeutic relationship can be developed with the client. I believe this is vital in the process of change to enable difficult issues to be explored collaboratively, with the aim of relieving distress and enhancing wellbeing.
I lead on Think CBT Child and adolescent services and specialise in therapeutic work for young people.
☑ Grief / Bereavement
☑ Health Anxiety
☑ Obsessions|Compulsions (OCD)
☑ Panic Disorder
☑ Specific Phobias
☑ Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
☑ Relationship & Couples Problems
☑ Self-esteem problems
☑ Sleep Problems
☑ Social Anxiety / Phobia
☑ Work Related Stress
☑ Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
☑ Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
☑ Humanistic Counselling