About Edelweiss Collings - Founder



Summary Of Work Experience

I started my psychology training in 1991 at the University of Cape Town in South Africa and qualified in 1994 with a BSc honours in psychology, which allowed me to hold a graduate basis of registration with the BPS, which I achieved in October 1999.  

On relocating to the U.K. I completed a postgraduate certificate in Psychological Counselling with distinction in 2000.  

Further to this I studied with the ALC at the University of Cambridge and achieved a licentiate certificate in stress counselling alongside my primary and advanced certificates in stress management completed at the Centre of Stress Management in 2008.

During this period I saw clients and facilitated group workshops in stress and coping at local GP surgeries while volunteering at the Samaritans and Mind as a CBT practitioner.

In 2008 I applied to Goldsmiths for the MSc in REBT and completed in October 2010 and obtained one of the first dual accreditation awards with the BABCP and AREBT.

In 2013 I was awarded full dual accreditation with the BABCP and AREBT.

I started working as a CBT therapist in a London IAPT service in April 2011 and continued to become the joint Clinical Lead and am currently the Clinical Lead of the service.

I obtained my Low intensity and Hi intensity supervision training in 2012-2013. I line manage and supervise a large number of trained CBT therapists and counsellors and work closely with Clinical Commissioning Group towards fulfilling the NHSE set targets for IAPT.

I am a board member of the safeguarding board in Bexley and Co-Chair of the Association for Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (UK) since 2012.

I was one of the founders of the BABCP London Branch and acted as Treasurer until 2018, when I chose to step down to pursue the growth of Interactive Therapy and to develop the AREBT.



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