I am a Consultant Systemic Psychotherapist , a teacher, trainer and supervisor for MBCT. I hold a clinical doctorate in psychotherapy (DPsych), and have worked as a psychotherapist in the NHS since 1994.
Since 2003 I have been working for Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust (South East London) as the Trust Head of Family Therapy. Together with some wonderful colleagues I have also been leading on the implementation of MBCT in our Trust, offering 8-week MBCT programmes to service users and staff groups, and training of colleagues who wish to become MBCT teachers. I supervise a number of individuals and groups of clinicians in their MBCT work.
I very much enjoy teaching the 8-week MBCT programme to couples, as I find that couples learn novel ways in strengthening their communication with each other and offer support in their mindfulness practice.
I am involved in the MYRIAD trial, offer assessments (MBI-TAC), and teach on retreats.
I also offer private work in Canterbury where I live.
Although I live and work in Canterbury and commute several days a week to and from the south of London, I am always keen to find the time and energy to travel to the Oxford Mindfulness Centre. This is because I like the people there; their warm welcome, openness and friendliness, alongside their rigor in research and training in a secular context, all the while respecting, and learning from, the great traditions where mindfulness originally evolved. I love the OMC’s collaborative connectedness with other great mindfulness-based training institutes across the UK and the world.