Who am I?
I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist, Existential Psychotherapist 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 work part-time for the University of Oxford as a Counsellor and as a Research Tutor as well as running a private psychotherapy practice.
What do I do?
I have been independently running MBCT and mindfulness courses for the faculty and staff at Oxford University since 2009. I am also part of a team of OMC teachers providing 8-week college-based courses for students in the University. I additionally deliver mindfulness interventions in the workplace. Although I enjoy all the teaching I do I particularly appreciate teaching mindfulness to students in the Higher Education Setting. The opportunity to promote mental resilience, health and well-being to students dealing with the emotional and academic demands of university life is exciting, challenging and extremely rewarding.
I feel proud and privileged to be part of an organisation whose vision is for a world without depression and the possibility of a more aware and compassionate life achieved through the wise offerings of mindfulness. This resonates with the reasons why I have chosen to work in the mental health arena for all my adult life to date. I also greatly value the commitment shown by everyone associated with the OMC and a team approach which offers the opportunity to ensure best practice and the contribution to an expanding and vital evidence base.