About Me

Dr Colin Hicks

With over 14 years clinical practice I have developed extensive experience working across a range of NHS settings and in private practice. I qualified as a Counselling Psychologist in 2006 from the University of Surrey with a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapeutic Practice. In 2008 I decided to undertake further specialist training in cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) at the University of Southampton.

I have been incredibly fortunate to have worked with a wide range of individuals that has continually reinforced to me that everyone can be affected by mental distress and psychological issues irrespective of background, upbringing, or life circumstances. Equally, that everyone can make positive changes to improve their wellbeing and quality of life.

My specialist areas of practice include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Inter-personal / Relationship difficulties
  • Issues to do with sexuality and sexual identity
  • Work relates issues and stress
  • Low self-confidence / self-esteem

As a Counselling Psychologist my aim is not to tell you how to fix your problems but to help you explore your issues in a safe, non-judgemental respectful environment. We will collaboratively work towards resolving your problems and distress whether this is through a movement towards change or acceptance.


  • BSc (Hons) Psychology, University of Southampton
  • PsychD Counselling Psychology & Psychotherapeutic Practice, University of Surrey
  • Diploma in Cognitive Therapy for Severe Mental Health Problems, University of Southampton

I hold the following registrations:

  • Chartered Counselling Psychologist, British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • Registered Counselling Psychologist, Health and Care Professional Council (HCPC)
  • Accredited Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

As a practicing Psychologist I undertake regular clinical supervision with a senior colleague and maintain continuous professional development (CPD) in line with my accreditations