Amanda Collard - Dip. Counsellor/Psychotherapist, MBACP Regd

Amanda Collard - Dip. Counsellor/Psychotherapist, MBACP Regd

Bristol Natural Health Service
407 Gloucester Road

0117 944 4448

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Bristol Natural Health Service
407 Gloucester Road

0117 944 4448

About me

I am an integrative, person centred counsellor. My approach also combines principles of mindfulness and the mind-body connection as our bodies often offer wisdom beyond words, a belief I feel passionate about. I offer face to face short and long term counselling. I work with individuals and couples.

My drive is our uniqueness in 'being' and I never cease to be moved by the potential and strength of each individual, especially when faced with feelings of 'stuckness', difficulty and challenge.

No two sessions are the same and some of the areas I work with include:

  • depression, anxiety, low mood
  • workplace difficulties
  • strategies in managing and transforming stress and burn out
  • life choices including career and relationship issues
  • self development
  • living with uncertainty
  • acceptance
  • loss and grief
  • trauma
  • self harm

Finding the right therapist can be a daunting prospect. Our work begins with assessing what you need at this time and I'm happy to meet for an introductory chat.

Please note my fees below.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (including Loss and Grief and Relationship counselling);
Complementary Health Therapies - FdSc - (including nutrition and therapeutic relationships);
Diploma in bodywork (including body massage, reflexology and indian head massage).

I have been a counsellor for Bristol City council employees and have worked with age 16+ students at Weston College. I currently provide counselling to age 11-16 students in a Bristol Secondary School.

Training courses I have completed have included:

Working with individuals on the autistic spectrum
Understanding Personality disorder
Domestic Abuse
Working with clients who self harm
Motivational Interviewing
Working with eating disorders
Difficult and aggressive behaviour
Alcohol - brief interventions
Mental Health First Aid
Safeguarding and child protection
Brief solution focused therapy

I have also volunteered in a variety of settings which has informed my counselling work greatly, these have included:

Drugs and alcohol (The CAAAD Project)
Postnatal depression (Mothers for Mothers)
Terminally ill (St Peter's Hospice)
HIV (Terence Higgins Trust)
Mental health (residential care home)

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


Initial Introductory session - £15
Subsequent sessions £40 for 55 minutes
Based at the Bristol Natural Health Service, Gloucester Road, Bristol

Maps & Directions

Bristol, BS7 8TS

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Evenings and Fridays

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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