Mel Collins is the bestselling author of the 'Handbook for Highly Sensitive People' (Watkins Publishing) and 'Positive Affirmations for Sensitive People' (Welbeck Publishing). She is a qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor, spiritual healer, and Intuitive. She also studied extensively under the late Jungian psychotherapist Dr Roger Woolger in Deep Memory Process (past life regression) and spirit release work. Before that, she worked in Her Majesty’s Prison Service – including eight years as a Prison Governor. Being innately sensitive in a challenging prison setting has given her an incredible learning experience and basis for developing practical coping strategies for managing certain aspects of the HSP trait.
She has appeared on the Jeremy Vine Show on BBC Radio 2, and spoken on Radio 5 Live, BBC London and BBC Scotland. Her books have featured in the Daily Mail, the Sunday People newspaper, Apple News and numerous magazines, including Psychologies, Natural Health, Soul & Spirit and Spirit and Destiny. Her Handbook was also the winner of the 'Best Wellbeing Book' in the Soul & Spirit book awards in 2020.
Mel is passionate about helping HSPs to live more authentically and to reframe sensitivity from being seen as a flaw or weakness to a gift and a strength.