I am an experienced Mental Health practitioner, CBT Group Worker, MBCT Teacher and Trainer. I qualified as a Social Worker in Sweden in 1979. My background is mainly in adult mental health, within NHS, Health & Social Care and the Voluntary sector. I have a particular interest in working with people experiencing depression and anxiety and a range of mental health issues.
As MBCT Course Lead at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre, I manage delivery of the MBCT courses to the general public, as well as teaching the courses myself. I am involved in training new MBCT teachers on our 1 year ‘Foundation to Teaching MBCT’ course, as well as training teachers locally (within the Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust) nationally and internationally. I supervise MSt students and trainee teachers, as well as experienced teachers, mostly within psychological treatment services, both in the UK and abroad. As a member of our Senior Leadership Team, I am involved in contributing to the strategic development of the OMC.
As one of the original members of the OMC, working initially with Professor Mark Williams, I feel incredibly fortunate to continue to be involved in delivering a programme that makes such a difference in people’s lives, including my own. Being a relatively small team, we share the everyday ‘management’ of the work we do and it is a delight to work with such fantastic colleagues and a number of very skilled and dedicated associate teachers and trainers. I am constantly humbled by the courage and commitment participants bring and what a privilege it is to be involved in something that brings such a difference to the quality of people’s lives….truly touching and inspirational.