Who am I?
I am an accredited cognitive behavioural psychotherapist with the BABCP, the BACP and the UKCP. I have worked in both educational and NHS contexts as a psychological therapist for over twenty years. In 2014, I completed the MSt in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy at Oxford University and am on the UK listing of MBCT teachers.
What do I do?
I currently work as a psychological therapist with individuals, couples and groups in primary care in the NHS. I have worked as a counsellor for students in educational settings for many years including for nine years at The London School of Economics and Political Science. I have co-authored a number of books on the theory and practice of therapy. Since 2014, I have been delivering the 8-week MBCT course to NHS patients with mixed diagnoses at the general practice in which I work, and I have been teaching the 8-week MBCT course to the general public at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre. As well as teaching mindfulness to groups, a special interest of mine is the application of MBCT ideas to working with individuals. I have been involved with training as part of the OMC Myriad project and currently offer the 8 week ‘MBCT for Life’ programme in the GP practice in which I work.
Why I love working at the OMC
I feel very fortunate to be associated with a centre that is at the leading edge of mindfulness research and training and dedicated to improving and enhancing human flourishing. I really appreciate the opportunity to be part of the OMC community. I particularly enjoy the chance to hone my teaching skills through regular supervision, the occasion to be in contact with inspiring colleagues and the exposure to new research about mindfulness that is core to the work of the OMC.