Who am I?
I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist and an experienced MBCT teacher. I have a Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and also hold a Research Doctorate (PhD) in Experimental Psychology from University College London. I have experience of working in a wide range of clinical settings including the NHS. I maintain a private clinical practice and also work for the University of Oxford as a counsellor, clinical supervisor and master’s tutor.
What do I do?
I am the joint lead, along with Oli Bazin, for the OMC’s ‘Finding Peace in a Frantic World’ curriculum, overseeing its teaching and training. As part of this role I am developing the OMC’s provision of mindfulness courses for Oxford University staff and support Oli with the Centre’s provision of mindfulness classes for students. We are also working together to expand the delivery and training of the Finding Peace curriculum in non-clinical settings. I have been delivering mindfulness courses to Oxford University staff since 2009 and also teach mindfulness in corporate settings.
Why I love working at the OMC
The OMC’s vision for a world without depression and the possibility of a more aware and compassionate life, achieved through the wise offerings of mindfulness, resonates entirely with my life-long decision to work in the field of mental health. I feel privileged to be part of a team approach which offers the opportunity to ensure best practice and to contribute to an expanding and vital evidence base.