Mel spent two thirds of her life hiding her gifts and covering up her sensitivity before she finally discovered the pioneering research of Dr Elaine Aron and realised that she was a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP). Most of her career was spent working in the corporate world, although she was successful in her fields inside she felt empty and inauthentic. It was during the last eight years as a Prison Governor, whilst managing the Substance Misuse Services that she went through her own spiritual 'rehabilitation' of sorts. It was a profound inner journey to become her true Self. It was also during her time inside the prison walls, that her intuitive abilities flourished and she re-established a deep connection with the Spirit World again. She was guided to retrain in Soul Healing and Therapy and this now forms the foundation of her work and writing today.
I have just finished the first draft of my self-help book called 'The HSP Handbook - How to live effectively as a Highly Sensitive Person' and am looking to find a Publisher. It also incorporates my own paradoxical journey working in a dark, challenging Prison environment whilst being a HSP (Highly Sensitive Person).
Approx. 20% or 1 in 5 people statistically are born with heightened sensitivity; this equates to 1,400,000,000 Highly Sensitive People (Essentives) in our current global population. I have worked with sensitive people, both as clients and colleagues over the years and this has enabled me to do my own research into the high sensitivity trait, so that I can provide a deep personal and professional understanding of the trait. My passion is to raise awareness of the high sensitivity trait and help other HSPs live more effectively in a non-sensitive world.
My name is Mel Collins.
I offer Professional Consultancy and Training to businesses and organisations about the 'Highly Sensitive Professional' and incorporating Spirituality into the workplace.
I am also a Soul Essence Practitioner, Spiritual Teacher, Intuitive, Healer and Writer who is passionate about helping others to awaken and find their 'inner light'.
I am a qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, Spiritual Healer, Reiki Master,Auricular Acupuncturist and Natural Intuitive with my own private practice in Devon. I studied extensively under the Jungian Psychotherapist – The late Dr Roger Woolger in Deep Memory Process (Past Life Regression) and Ancestral Healing. My continuing professional development has included studies in Shamanism, Spiritual and Psychic Development, Tarot and Meditation.
I had mainstream careers that included working in the Banking and Insurance Industries, as well as the Education sector. I spent my last ten corporate years working in Her Majesty’s Prison Service, the first two years counselling Substance Misuse Prisoners and the last eight years as a Prison Governor managing Drug & Alcohol Strategy. In this role I also undertook joint partnership work with The Police, the NHS, Charitable and Not-for-profit Organizations.