Hi, I’m Marina Collins
I’m here to help you be the best possible version of yourself.
A therapist specialising in Childhood/adult trauma/abuse, & anxiety. It is my belief that everyone has the ability to change, but may not yet know how. I also teach you techniques to use in situations when you feel an anxiety attack starting.
My role is to help you to change. Using my expert knowledge and experience with your desire to change, then change will be inevitable!
I am a Clinical Hypnotherapist, trained by Innervisions School of Clinical Hypnotherapy, & Silent Counsellor, with the Institue of Silent Counselling, specializing in working with anxiety, and trauma. Certified by Inspira Training World with a Diploma in Mastering Anxiety, and additionally a Diploma in Bio Energy Healing, with the School of Bio Energy Healing Scotland.
I am a Practitioner of NLP certified by world-class life coach & NLP’er, Ali Campbell and The Society of N.L.P., plus many more. I am also an Early Years Officer with a Child Psychologist diploma.
After being on a “Change your life in 3 days” course with Paul McKenna PhD and Dr Richard Bandler, I decided I wanted to facilitate fast change in others so they can live fulfilling lives. This course did exactly what it said it would do.
I know what it’s like to have experienced both childhood trauma as well as adult trauma and have had my fair share of anxiety and depression. I also know what it’s like to be free from all that.
I went through most of my adult life suffering from depression and on antidepressants. This was after an event happened that triggered an old memory and recalled some childhood trauma. Plus I had been in a mentally abusive marriage for 7 years, and almost took my life several times.
After I remarried, and although things were going great, there was still something inside me that stopped me from feeling happy.
I looked for several ways to help me deal with this, including seeing Psychiatrists, Psychologists and CBT therapists. While these methods worked to some degree they didn’t help me fully.
Then one day I decided enough was enough. I needed to find a way out of the dark hole I had been in for my children’s sake and my own sanity. I knew I had to get rid of my old demons. With help from my GP, I came off my medication and then started looking for alternative solutions.
How this journey started
After about 12 years of marriage, Barry, my now husband, went on to learn NLP he told me that he felt I would benefit from this. I decided to give it a go and have never looked back. So, I attended a course with Dr Richard Bandler, Paul Mckenna & Michael Neill called “Change your life in 3 days” and it did just exactly that. This helped me clear away some of my childhood trauma.
That’s when I decided I needed more of this in my life. Then I discovered a course on hypnotherapy and realised I could learn how to help others like myself. So I embarked on a journey of self development whilst learning to help other people change how they felt about themselves.
As I started to learn more I thought I was doing ok until I realised I had been cutting myself off from family and friends. It was during the training in some of the other modalities I use that I realised I had social anxiety. I began to recognise some of the signs, the little things I had been doing that all added up to anxiety.
Each time I was learning new methods to help my clients I also learned how to help me return to being my true self.
So I know what it’s like to struggle with trauma and anxiety, and I also know that you can be free from it.