My wish is to share mindfulness and self-compassion approaches for wellbeing and greater joy in a way that is accessible, personal and with integrity.  This has to be rooted in my own practice and life experience.  I first became interested in meditation through yoga over 25 years ago.  Since then I have explored various meditation traditions both here and abroad, including Vipassana Goenka tradition and Insight Meditation. I am influenced by a broad range of spiritual and wellbeing teachers and have found that Mindfulness integrates the many strands that inspire me in a wonderful non exclusive way. Since 2015 I have also been teaching and practising Mindful Self-Compassion and I share the benefits of this profoundly helpful programme in all my work. I am passionate about increasing the accessibility of mindfulness which is a lifelong journey rather than a quick fix, so I have joined colleagues at Mindfulness Beyond to offer events and retreats for those who have completed mindfulness trainings. My therapeutic background is in the Person Centred Approach with a particular interest in body based therapies including Focussing.

My Experience and Qualifications

Since 2010 I have been running mindfulness and self-compassion public groups, for NHS staff and patients, in the private business sector and for counselling training organisations.  I trained in teaching Mindfulness at Bangor University though their Teaching Training Pathway, have been awarded the Certificate of Competency to Teach Mindfulness and am supervised by a senior teacher from the Bangor team. I adhere to the Good Practice Guidelines of the UK Network of Mindfulness Teachers.

I was a Senior Counsellor and group facilitator in Higher Education for 12 years, and am an Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and registered with the Health Council. I am a certified Clinical Supervisor and worked at Hounslow Youth Counselling Service and University of Surrey supervising trainee counsellors.

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