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Originally trained in the United States, I have nearly a decade of experience practicing with adults and young adults in a variety of settings: hospitals, inpatient psychiatry, community-based mental health clinics, LGBT+ clinics, and private practice, in both the US and the UK. I am currently a member of the group psychotherapy practice East London Relationship Therapy (ELRT).

I have experience working in a number of areas, such as:

  • Depression and low self-esteem

  • Post-traumatic stress

  • General and social anxiety

  • Addiction and obsessional behavior / thinking

  • Bereavement difficulties and loss

  • ADHD and work-related struggles

  • Family conflict, inter-generational trauma and immigration/displacement

  • Sexual and relationship difficulties

  • Gender identity / LGBT+ issues

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I adhere to the ethical framework of the BACP which can be viewed here

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How I Work

I offer short-term, long-term, and open-ended psychodynamic psychotherapy and counselling in both remote settings and face-to-face in my consulting room in Shoreditch High Street. Sessions take place as free-form conversations about whatever is on your mind, allowing insights to emerge spontaneously as I listen and notice to you patterns in your thoughts and behaviors that have until then seemed to go unnoticed. Over time, this develops your ability to notice these repetitions on your own so that they no longer happen 'to you', but rather become experiences you have choice over. Most of the people I work with have found themselves stuck in these difficult patterns of feeling, thought and behavior that they find to be out of their control, preventing them from simply 'being'. We use words like anxiety, depression, and disorder to describe these painfully repetitive experiences.

 

Psychodynamic psychotherapy is based on a fundamental belief that mental health difficulties in our lives can only begin to be resolved with the sort of compassionate and deep understanding that results from discovering how issues in our present linked to issues from our past. By discovering the 'why' of our struggles we begin to have more control over them. Any exploration of the past is only important insofar as we can observe that the past continues to control a person's present, often without their knowledge. By using the therapeutic relationship to enable a deeper level of self-understanding, I hope to offer my patients the opportunity to do an important form of listening. The inevitable goal is not just to eliminate symptoms, but to enable oneself to have fulfilling and stable relationships, to navigate the ongoing difficulties and conflicts that occur throughout life, and to feel fundamentally more free, creative, and knowledgeable about oneself. Though first and foremost, this is accomplished by providing a space to speak about yourself in a context of confidential, compassionate understanding, where moral judgments have no place.


For more information about psychodynamic/psychoanalytic psychotherapy and what to expect from it more generally, please follow this link​ to the website of the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC).

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Schedule a Consultation

I currently have availability for remote sessions as well as face-to-face sessions in my consulting room in Shoreditch High Street (E1). Please contact me by phone at 07708 165158 or by email at collinbrowne.psy@gmail.com to arrange a consultation where can discuss how I might be able to help and how we might be able to work together. In your enquiry, briefly describe the reason you're seeking therapy and your general availability. I do offer a free 15-minute telephone consultation for those interested. My current fee as of 2024 is £90 per session, with a limited number of concessionary rates available based on individual circumstances.

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