Melanie Collings

07855 798 789

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Therapy for Trauma

A gentle therapy which works on the mind/body system; healing without re-traumatising. It works faster than conventional therapies, enabling rapid healing from a range of therapeutic issues including; anxiety in all its many forms, problems in relationships,  OCD, compulsive habits, anger, fears and phobias, PTSD following a traumatic event, childhood abuse or neglect and poor parenting.

The human mind develops in response to the environment of early childhood. Small children develop many different ‘selves’ or ways of being in order to deal with the different circumstances and people they encounter. During normal development these different ways of being connect as the child grows older and becomes a coherent integrated personality.

When children grow up in hostile environments, or in circumstances of trauma and neglect they develop strategies to stop themselves from being emotionally triggered. These strategies or behaviours continue to work into adulthood and cause problems in everyday life. When as adults they experience something which results in feelings in the present which are similar to those they experienced in childhood, connections are made to the past memories and the defence mechanism kicks in.

Lifespan Integration helps people connect current negative feelings and dysfunctional behaviour patterns with the past experiences that led to these feelings and ways of behaving.

New information means the old response is not necessary any more.

Clients report that they feel better about life, they are more able to enjoy close relationships, anxiety and other symptoms are diminished.

I am a Level 3 Advanced qualified practitioner. Contact me for a chat or a short Initial Consultation to find out how I can help.


I am a Level II trained practitioner in Lifespan Integration and a PICT Practitioner, (Parks Inner Child Therapy); I am trained to help people to overcome anxiety, trauma, and the ongoing effects of childhood neglect or inadequate parenting. I trained as a therapist with the International Association of Evidence Based Psychotherapy ; a highly successful organisation of analytical therapists established in 1985 (previously IAPH). Members of the IAEBP are bound by a code of practice and ethics and all members have satisfied the Examination Board of the Association of their knowledge and competence. I am a member of the National Counselling Society.

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07855 798 789

Wetherden, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP13 3QY

Discretion is my top concern and I assure you that all therapy sessions are completely confidential

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