At Collins-Donnelly Consultancy we provide a highly professional therapeutic services that comply with the professional guidelines, ethical standards and standards of proficiency and competency of the professional organisations that we are regulated by or members of.
We pride ourselves on our warm and welcoming atmosphere and we endeavour to provide therapeutic services that our clients can find as comfortable as possible. Our consultations are client-centred, are designed to empower our clients, promote client
autonomy, show respect for the diversity of beliefs and values held within society, and are tailored to each individual client’s needs.
COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY (CBT)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is an evidence based, structured form of psychotherapy that has been shown to be effective for adults, children and young people with a wide range of presenting issues with. CBT looks at the relationships between our thoughts, feelings
and behaviours. It is based on the premise that how we interpret situations, events and experiences impacts on our behaviours and emotions. A CBT therapist works in conjunction with the client to identify and address unhelpful or maladaptive patterns of thoughts and behaviours to enable the client to manage their emotions, improve how they view themselves and improve their interactions with others. It aims to empower a client to move from unhealthy cycles of reactions to healthy ones.
INTEGRATIVE COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY
Both counselling and psychotherapy offer you an opportunity to talk through things that are causing you concern, to explore the difficulties in your life, and to talk through potential solutions and ways forward in a non-judgemental and empathic environment. They also provide you with an opportunity to express emotion and to think and reflect. Integrative counselling and psychotherapy involves exploring the client’s experience and presenting issues using a variety of different therapeutic models and theoretical perspectives, which can include CBT, mindfulness, behavioural activation, person centred counselling, solution focused brief therapy and psychodynamic therapy. This enables the counsellor/therapist to adapt your therapeutic experience to suit you and your needs.
Anger is a common emotion experienced by us all, which if expressed constructively, can be a positive and empowering emotion. However, anger can become problematic when it is experienced with such frequency or intensity that it interferes with aspects of a person’s life, and when it is displayed aggressively, turned inwards, bottled up, taken out on someone else or used as an instrument to get what you want. At Collins-Donnelly Consultancy, we use a CBT based approach to help clients address their anger by looking at the links between how you think, feel and act and by working on implementing a variety of anger management strategies.
Grief is an essential process that allows people to accept a deep loss and carry on with their lives. Everyone’s experience of grief is unique to them and some people can find the stages of grief difficult to move through without support. Bereavement counselling can be one way of accessing this support as it can provide you with an opportunity to explore and understand the grief process, talk about how you are feeling, talk about the loved one that you have lost and explore ways to acknowledge the loss, adapt to the loss and work towards moving on.
NEURO-LINGUISTIC PROGRAMMING (NLP)
Neuro relates to how the mind and body interact. Linguistic relates to the language we use. Programming relates to thought patterns and behavioural patterns that we use in our everyday lives. NLP, therefore, looks at how humans think about and experience the world. It is also a systematic study of human communications. Through NLP, people can learn to achieve better choice/change and improve their personal and/or professional lives. NLP is about observing, thinking, acting, evaluating and adapting to achieve outcomes. Some areas in which NLP can be applied include relationship difficulties, negotiation and mediation, fears and phobias, trauma, habits and compulsions, lack of social skills, difficulty in relaxing, chronic injury or pain, life planning, motivation issues, lack of confidence, lack of assertiveness, unproductive meetings, decision making, creativity and cognitive problem solving, time management, etc.
CHILD AND FAMILY THERAPY
We work therapeutically with children, young people and families in a number of ways.
Firstly we can work with children and young people to address a wide range of issues through CBT and integrative counselling and psychotherapy. These issues include, but are not limited to, anxiety, stress, depression, anger, low self-esteem, behavioural issues, eating disorders, substance abuse, personal
relationships, bereavement, child abuse, attachment, separation anxiety disorder, trauma, phobias, eating and sleeping difficulties, body image issues, sexuality, etc.
Secondly we can also work with parents to look at how parenting skills and family dynamics can impact on the behaviour and emotional state of children and young people and how by making changes in these areas behavioural and emotional issues can be addressed.
Finally, general family therapy involves working with family members to improve communication, to help them find constructive ways to help each other, to effect changes in the way the family dynamic functions and to help families make decisions and move forward.
Relationship counselling provides an empathic and non-judgemental environment to explore current relationship difficulties that you are facing, to express how you are feeling about these difficulties and to find ways to work through these difficulties and move forward. Relationship counselling can also help you to explore patterns or difficulties you have faced in your past relationships to help you explore what you want from
a relationship in the future, what you feel a relationship should be like, how to communicate in relationships and much more.
We can also provide group therapy for groups of adults or groups of young people who are experiencing similar issues.
We work therapeutically with adults, children and young people, couples and families who may:
- self-refer privately
- be referred by their employer
- be referred by a solicitor or insurance company
- be referred by an organisation or agency that they are a service user/client of.
We work therapeutically with clients on a wide range of issues. Listed below (in alphabetical order) are just some of the issues we work with in our practice.
- Ante-natal depression
- Attachment issues
- Behavioural issues
- Body image issues and disorders
- Child abuse
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Coming to terms with sexuality
- Compulsive behaviours
- Coping with change
- Coping with illness and terminal illness
- Coping with separation and divorce
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Gender identity issues
- Life issues
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Pain management
- Performance anxiety for sports people, musicians, actors and other performers
- Personality disorders
- Post natal depression
- Rape and sexual assault
- School refusal
- Sleep disturbance
- Substance misuse
- Suicidal ideations
- Work-life balance
- Work-related issues
Types of Consultations
Due to Covid-19, we are currently predominantly offering virtual consultations via FaceTime, WhatsApp Video, Zoom, Teams, Skype and other virtual platforms. We also offer email and telephone consultations. And our work within schools still continues.
Daytime and evening appointments are available.
Duration of Consultations
Consultations last up to 45 minutes
Prices for Self-Referring Private Clients
- Face-to-face, Facetime, Skype, telephone and email consultations: £55 per session for individuals and £60 per session for couples and families.
- Discounts: £50 per session for individual children, students (on production of an NUS Card) and people 60+.
- Home visits: There may be additional costs due to travel. These costs can be discussed on request.
Please contact us to discuss your specific requirements for your organisation and its staff/service users/clients. We will tailor a package to meet your needs as best we can, provide you with a quote for this service and provide you with a copy of our standard referral form that you can return to us at your earliest convenience in order to make a referral for therapeutic support.
The therapeutic sessions will allow your staff/clients the opportunity to work through their difficulties, come to terms with events that may have occurred, learn strategies to deal with emotional issues, identify ways to move forward and much more.
Please note that by making an appointment you are reserving time with a therapist. We require 24hours notice of any cancellation to avoid incurring the full cost of the appointment. The full cost will also be incurred for missed appointments. Thank you.
For more information, please contact us
at [email protected] or on 0114 4733300.