Dr Jessica Collins is a Clinical Psychologist and BABCP-accredited Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapist. Jess gained her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Master’s in Clinical Neurology from the University of Sheffield. After she began her clinical and research career in London, she went on to complete her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Newcastle University. She has since accrued extensive clinical experience in the NHS supporting children and adults to heal from trauma. Jess is accredited in cognitive behavioural therapy, but also integrates various psychological theories and approaches (such as third-wave and attachment-focused models) to provide person-centred interventions for those recovering from trauma.

Jess has a passion for sharing knowledge and skills with others through training and supervision, recognising that upskilling communities in trauma-informed principles is vital for supporting trauma survivors in their recovery. She has experience of delivering high-quality training to various audiences, including mental health practitioners, social care workers, adoptive families, and the police service. Through her work in the NHS, she has developed specialist interests in supporting children and young people who have lived through developmental trauma, and those from neurodiverse backgrounds. She is now a clinical lecturer and academic at Northumbria University, focusing her research on developing evidence-based practice to support children’s mental health.

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