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.
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.