I am a clinical psychologist and accredited BABCP cognitive therapist. I have been involved in teaching, training and researching MBCT at the OMC since 2008 and am particularly interested in developing MBCT for physical health conditions as well as other adaptations including health anxiety.
I am very fortunate to be the director of the Master of Studies in MBCT, a role which I have until recently shared with my colleague John Peacock. I also provide training and supervision/mentoring on the Foundational training course in MBCT. Together with colleagues, I develop and offer MBCT training across the UK and abroad which includes training retreats and workshops. I also enjoy supervising a wide range of people from a variety of backgrounds. I teach on MBCT courses for the general public once or twice per year. When I can, I love to be involved in research and am currently working as an MBCT teacher on a mindfulness course for people suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
I feel very privileged to be working in an organisation that is committed to relieving suffering with ethics, humanity and science at its core. To be able to facilitate the development of competent MBCT teachers and trainers is a pleasure and challenge and I am so lucky to work with a fantastic group of open minded and creative colleagues who are also mentors and friends.