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Dr. Patrizia Collard
Stress Management Consultant and Psychotherapist
  Dr. Patrizia Collard
The stressminus programme teaches clients a variety of life-skills, enabling them to build confidence and self-assurance, to cope more effectively with the stresses of life.
Personal Philosophy

I am a psychotherapist, trainer and coach and available to work with organizations, groups or individuals, in any of the above capacities. I offer a unique combination of professional qualifications and personal experience. I understand the destructive impact of stress and how it can be responsible for addictive and obsessive behaviour and increased anxiety.
I have worked for many years as a university lecturer, teacher and actress, all roles in which the ability to communicate ideas is critical and essential. I enjoy teaching and being part of the learning experience. My workshops and personal sessions are a fun way of developing your life-skills.

Personal details

Patrizia Collard works as a multi modal (integrative) counsellor, trainer, coach and therapist - she incorporates a large variety of techniques and approaches into her work, applying the best treatment to each client. She uses cognitive behavioural therapy, rational emotive behaviour therapy, core energy management, existential therapy, drama therapy, yoga and meditation, relaxation and self-hypnosis, to mention but a few. She lived in the Far East for 9 years (Hong Kong and China) where she developed a uniquely holistic approach. She is a member of many governing bodies (BABCP, UKCP, ISMA, Association for Coaching, Austrian Association for Behaviour Therapy, Institute for Health Promotion and Education and Obsessive Action) and is therefore always in touch with current developments in her fields of expertise.

 
Trainer for Mindfulness based Stress-Reduction (MBSR) and
Mindfulness based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) – groups and individuals

Mindfulness can be defined as bringing attention to the present moment, intentionally and without judgement. Mindfulness-based Therapy includes simple breathing meditations and yoga stretches to help participants become more aware of the now, including getting in touch with moment-to-moment changes in the mind and the body. In eight weekly classes and by listening to recordings at home during the week, class participants learn the practice of mindfulness meditation.

Discovery of Mindfulness
Resident in Hong Kong and China for nine years; studies in Taoism, Buddhism, Energy work, Meditation, Yoga.
1995 started training in Mindfulness-based approaches (Jon Kabat-Zinn, Mark Williams, John Teasdale, Christina Feldman); Mindfulness Teacher Development Course – Bangor/North Wales.

Personal Mindfulness Experiences and Practice
Many week-long Mindfulness and Yoga retreats; one day retreats at London Insight Meditation; Overtone Chanting.

Mindfulness Training available
● Mindfulness-based therapy for individual clients (anxiety, depression, stress, pain management, addiction)
● 8-week MBCT/MBSR course
● two day courses
● one-day course

Latest publication
'The Counsellor's Handbook' a practical A-Z guide to integrative counselling and psychotherapy, Nelson Thornes, 2008
‘Multimodal Stress Therapy’ in ‘Integration in Psychotherapy’, Routledge 2006

 
Contacts
Telephone
mobile (+44) 0794 1544958
Address
45 Lowther Hill, London SE23 1PZ
E-Mail
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