As well as a freelance Mindfulness Teacher and Mental Health Trainer, I am a father of four and grandfather of two beautiful boys. Professionally I have 20 years’ experience as a Mental Health Practitioner, with group work, counselling & CBT certification. I have also worked as a BME Outreach-worker and Fathers Development worker. And it is those skills I now use as a founder member of ‘Abandofbrothers’ Oxford, a charity dedicated to work with and mentor disadvantaged young men who are in the Criminal Justice System.
My main role at the OMC is as a Teacher on the Public Courses, which for me is a real honour and privilege, to be alongside the participants as they find their way with these extensive teachings.
As an Associate of the OMC I feel passionate abut being able to advocate and represent the wealth of opportunity that the OMC provides. To this end I serve on the ‘Accessibility Group’ working on diverse issues with the aim of improving access to people from all sectors of society on to MBCT courses.
The OMC has given me a unique opportunity to teach a subject I feel has true relevance in these changing and often difficult times we live in. The warmth, friendliness and professionalism of the staff, especially the Admin team is as good as I’ve ever come across. This makes the experience of being a teacher one in which I can get on with my role as a teacher, feeling fully supported and valued. And, when I occasionally get to come and share lunch in the staff room, the excellent cakes and humour on offer make the experience a sheer delight!