My wish is to share mindfulness and compassion approaches for greater wellbeing and joy in a way that is accessible, personal and has integrity. This is rooted in my own practice and life experience. I first became interested in meditation through yoga over 30 years ago. Since then I have explored various meditation traditions both here and abroad, most deeply 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. I actively volunteer to support the mindful self-compassion teachers community in the UK, you can find out more about us here.
Previously I worked in theatre then as a university student-staff counsellor for 10 years. In 2010 I began my training at Bangor Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice in order to teach MBSR and since 2015 began teaching Mindful Self-Compassion as well. I run lots of different types of groups : the general public, workplace, NHS Recovery College, at MIND and at The Mindfulness Project. I am a Mindfulness Teaching Supervisor for the Mindfulness Network and have an online mindfulness and compassion-based counselling practice.
I want to increase the accessibility of mindfulness to marginalised members of our community and those on lower incomes. Having been at one point myself a single parent who received support to begin my training I try to offer reduced fees for those experiencing financial hardship – please feel welcome to ask for more details.