With 17 years experience in the field of mental health Joanne Collins is a UKCP Registered Systemic and Family Psychotherapist and a Psychosexual Therapist. She works with clients to reduce feelings of anxiety and depression associated with life and living and is qualified to work with children, adults, couples and families.

Joanne has a genuine interest in facilitating positive change in individuals, couples and/or families experiencing discomfort. Clients she has worked with make reference to being able to think again, being able to consider other options and being able to see the problem differently or even put the problem to rest.

When you feel ready to make changes Joanne will gently challenge you to do so. With sex related work there is never any nakedness in the room, she may give you exercises to try at home. If you like someone who sits silently then she may not be the best fit for you. Sessions are interactive.

Currently undertaking Professional Doctorate in Systemic Psychotherapy, Tavistock and Portman Clinic, validated by University of East London

2014 – Post Graduate Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy, London Diploma, Accredited by Middlesex University

2012 – MSc in Systemic and Family Therapy, Institute of Family Therapy, validated by Birkbeck University. UKCP accredited

2009 – MA in Transpersonal Child, Adolescent and Family Therapy, Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education (CCPE), validated by de Montfort University. UKCP accredited

2003 – MSc Rehabilitative Counselling and Health Care, Brunel University

Additional training:

  1. Interpersonal Psychotherapy is one of the evidence based treatments for people experiencing depression
  2. EMDR levels 1 – 3, is an evidence based treatment for people experiencing trauma
  3. Mentalization Based Therapy is an evidence based treatment for people who have been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. It has been expanded to include working with people who want to work on their intimate relationships.

Rape and Sexual Abuse, Bereavement training, AIM Sex Offender training, Psycho-therapeutic thinking in Race and Culture, Brief Psychoanalytic work with Young Black People.