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Dr Patrizia Collard

Senior Lecturer

    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 nine 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.


    Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

    Collard, P., Avny, N., & Boniwell, I. (2008). Teaching mindfulness based cognitive therapy (MBCT) to students: the effects of MBCT on the levels of mindfulness and subjective well-being. Counselling Psychology Quarterly, 21(4), 323–336. doi:10.1080/09515070802602112|

    Collard, P., & Walsh, J. (2008). Sensory awareness mindfulness training in coaching: accepting life’s challenges. Journal of Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, 26(1), 30–37. doi:10.1007/s10942-007-0071-4|


    Smith, V., Collard, P., Nicolson, P., & Bayne, R. (2012). Key concepts in counselling and psychotherapy: A critical A–Z guide to theory. Maidenhead, England: Open University Press.|

    Bayne, R., Jinks, G., Collard, P., & Horton, I. (2008). The counsellor’s handbook (3rd ed.): Nelson Thornes.|

    Book Chapters

    Collard, P., & McMahon, G. (2012). Mindfulness based cognitive behavioural coaching. In M. Neenan & S. Palmer (Eds.), Cognitive behavioural coaching in practice: An evidence based approach. Hove, England: Routledge.|


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    Peer-reviewed Journal Articles Collard, P. (2005). An interview with Dr Pittu Laungani. Counselling Psychology Quarterly, 18(1), 7–18. doi:10.1080/09515070500099504

    Collard, P. (2004). Interview with Jeffrey Young: Reinventing your life through schema therapy. Counselling Psychology Quarterly, 17(1), 1–11. doi:10.1080/09515070410001701432

    Collard, P. (2003). Dance of life, review. Counselling Psychology Quarterly, 16(1), 49–51. doi:10.1080/0951507031000095168

    Collard, P. (2003). Interview with Petra Klein. Counselling Psychology Quarterly, 16(1), 9–14. doi:10.1080/0951507031000117820

    Book Chapters Collard, P. (2006). Multimodal stress therapy: An integrative approach. In E. O’Leary & M. Murphy (Eds.), New approaches to integration in psychotherapy. London, England: Routledge.