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Sharan Collins MCouns(Hons), PG Dip, MBACP

I am a professionally qualified and experienced Psychodynamic Psychotherapist offering psychodynamic therapy and counselling to individuals and supervision to therapists and trainees.  I have previously worked in the voluntary sector as a therapist and in the establishment and management of a counselling centre in the charity sector and in higher education as Lead Evening Counsellor at Edinburgh Napier University and  Depute Director of Hope Park Counselling Centre. I am currently a trainer on the PG Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy and Professional Programmes Director at the University of Edinburgh and the Chair of the Sutherland Trust which is a trust that exists to to stimulate and promote psychodynamic thinking in all aspects of life, personal and professional.  

As part of my ongoing commitment to personal and professional development I have undertaken extensive continued professional development which has included Therapeutic Assessment; The Importance of Infancy and its Implications for Psychotherapy; The Nature of Trauma and Disassociation and Relational Psychotherapy. 

I have a particular interest in the relationship between shame and trauma which is the focus of my PhD.   

Training & Qualifications.


PhD Counselling Studies (Currently Studying)

Exploring Dynamics of Adult Attachment Group work Training. 

Master of Counselling (with Distinction), University of Edinburgh

Infant Observation Training, APPCIOS

Therapeutic Supervision Training, APPCIOS

PG Diploma in Counselling (with Distinction), University of Edinburgh

PG Certificate in Counselling, University of Edinburgh

COSCA Accredited Diploma in Counselling

As a Registered member of BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy) and a Senior Associate Member and Mentor of APPCIOS (Association for Psychodynamic Practice and Counselling in Organisational Settings) I adhere to their code of ethics and professional guidelines.

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