Amanda Collard - Dip. Counsellor/Psychotherapist, MBACP Regd

Amanda Collard - Dip. Counsellor/Psychotherapist, MBACP Regd

The Practice Rooms
57-59 High Street

The Practice Rooms
39 Cotham Hill

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The Practice Rooms
57-59 High Street

The Practice Rooms
39 Cotham Hill

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 stress and burn out
  • life choices including career and relationship issues
  • self development
  • living with uncertainty
  • acceptance
  • lack of confidence and low self esteem
  • loss and grief
  • trauma
  • self harm
  • young people

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 session.

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 previously worked with the counselling service at Bristol City Council, Weston College and Orchard School and continue to work in a secondary school setting. I also work privately.

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
Resilience and Young People
Working with relational trauma (PODS)
Trauma, dissociation and revovery (PODS)
Vipassana meditation

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 - £20
Subsequent sessions £40 for 55 minutes
Based at The Practice Rooms in Cotham and Westbury on Trym, Bristol

Maps & Directions

Bristol, BS9 3ED
Bristol, BS6 6JY

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None



Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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