I first became interested in meditation through learning Yoga over 25 years ago. I have practiced various yoga and meditation traditions over the years 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.
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 in a university counselling service for 12 years, and am an Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I do individual and group work and am a practicing clinical supervisor. My background is in the Person Centred Approach with a particular interest in body based therapies including Focussing.