About Sylvia Collard

I am a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) with over 15 years experience in psychiatry. I started my carer as a Mental Health Nurse (RMN) in the NHS working in acute psychiatry. In 2005 I joined the Priory Hospital Group and went on to train as a psychotherapist in 2007. I was the lead trauma therapist and CBT therapist for The Priory Hospital Southampton until I decided to begin my own private practice in 2014.

During my time at The Priory, I led projects to set up treatment for specific disorders, this included group therapy, individual therapy for depression, anxiety and PTSD. I supervised other therapists and multidisciplinary team members.

I have a specialist interest in trauma and complex trauma.

Awards and Accreditations

  • Accreditation from the BABCP (2010)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • RMN (registered mental health nurse)
  • EMDR level 4 (highest level)
  • MBCT (mindfulness-based cognitive therapy certificate)
  • CFT (compassion focused therapy at advanced level)

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