Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) Counselling in Birmingham

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Dr Chanae Mayers
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Birmingham B33  (Online Only)
I specialise in trauma-informed approaches and mindfulness incorporated services.
I am a qualified Senior Clinical Psychologist and EMDR Therapist, registered with The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), British Psychological Society (BPS) and EMDR Academy. My mission as a psychologist is to help people build resilience, heal from past traumas, and develop healthy attachment relationships. I believe in the power of connection and the importance of seeking help when needed.
I specialise in trauma-informed approaches and mindfulness incorporated services.
I am a qualified Senior Clinical Psychologist and EMDR Therapist, registered with The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), British Psychological Society (BPS) and EMDR Academy. My mission as a psychologist is to help people build resilience, heal from past traumas, and develop healthy attachment relationships. I believe in the power of connection and the importance of seeking help when needed.
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Sonia Parveen
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B1
Specialising in Solution-Focused Therapy and Mindfulness (Adults/Young People) offering 1:1 Early Prevention Therapy.
I am a Registered Counsellor of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapists working with clients of all ages across UK. I have a detailed understanding of the BACP Professional Conduct and the Ethical Framework. The time I spend in therapy is totally dedicated to you, facilitating the process of self-identity. As a Counsellor, I will listen and support your story, helping you to understand yourself better. I am a firm believer in individuality and uniqueness. “You are your own individual of expression”.
Specialising in Solution-Focused Therapy and Mindfulness (Adults/Young People) offering 1:1 Early Prevention Therapy.
I am a Registered Counsellor of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapists working with clients of all ages across UK. I have a detailed understanding of the BACP Professional Conduct and the Ethical Framework. The time I spend in therapy is totally dedicated to you, facilitating the process of self-identity. As a Counsellor, I will listen and support your story, helping you to understand yourself better. I am a firm believer in individuality and uniqueness. “You are your own individual of expression”.
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Plug-in Therapy - Rajie Sokhi
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B18
I interwind mindfulness into my approach as I feel having an awareness and being in tune with your mind and body is a good navigation system to resolving unwanted feelings and thoughts.
As an integrative practitioner, I have researched and worked with various models and approaches over the years and have found a holistic therapeutic process increases the success rate of managing and resolving emotional difficulties. My approach looks at the past, present, and future, and therapy offered is tailored to your unique experiences and needs. I believe the therapeutic relationship is the most important aspect of therapy and I base my relationships with clients on collaboration, trust and partnership. I am dedicated in helping you each step of the way and understand how daunting therapy can be especially for first timers.
I interwind mindfulness into my approach as I feel having an awareness and being in tune with your mind and body is a good navigation system to resolving unwanted feelings and thoughts.
As an integrative practitioner, I have researched and worked with various models and approaches over the years and have found a holistic therapeutic process increases the success rate of managing and resolving emotional difficulties. My approach looks at the past, present, and future, and therapy offered is tailored to your unique experiences and needs. I believe the therapeutic relationship is the most important aspect of therapy and I base my relationships with clients on collaboration, trust and partnership. I am dedicated in helping you each step of the way and understand how daunting therapy can be especially for first timers.
0121 726 1287 View 0121 726 1287
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Bridgewalk Counselling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B44
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Well done for taking the first step to accessing support, alleviating some of the feelings of distress. This Is the hardest step and a daunting one, but hoping my profile encourages you to start your therapeutic journey. The integrative approach enables me to be responsive to your needs, to tailor the therapy to suit your specific concern. I am experienced in providing therapy to clients - suffering from complex and enduring mental health issues in difficult situations at times. I am well practiced in a wide range of skills, techniques and interventions to facilitate change, growth and to strengthen where there may be distress.
com has more information, that you may find useful and feel free to contact me if you would like any information on Counselling and mindfulness.
Well done for taking the first step to accessing support, alleviating some of the feelings of distress. This Is the hardest step and a daunting one, but hoping my profile encourages you to start your therapeutic journey. The integrative approach enables me to be responsive to your needs, to tailor the therapy to suit your specific concern. I am experienced in providing therapy to clients - suffering from complex and enduring mental health issues in difficult situations at times. I am well practiced in a wide range of skills, techniques and interventions to facilitate change, growth and to strengthen where there may be distress.
0121 752 2915 View 0121 752 2915
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Birmingham Solihull Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B28
I use traditional forms of CBT, alongside approaches such as mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT).
If anxiety is getting in the way of you living your life the way you want to, we can work together to change that. Anxiety can creep up on us and there doesn't need to have been a big trigger for it to have a real impact on our lives. I work with people to overcome a range of anxiety based difficulties and have a particular interest in supporting people with OCD, phobias and panic attacks. Cognitive behavioural therapy can help you understand your anxiety, become less fearful of it and find ways to tackle it. Therapy can also help you to recognise what you are already doing that is helpful - there is always more than you think!
I use traditional forms of CBT, alongside approaches such as mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT).
If anxiety is getting in the way of you living your life the way you want to, we can work together to change that. Anxiety can creep up on us and there doesn't need to have been a big trigger for it to have a real impact on our lives. I work with people to overcome a range of anxiety based difficulties and have a particular interest in supporting people with OCD, phobias and panic attacks. Cognitive behavioural therapy can help you understand your anxiety, become less fearful of it and find ways to tackle it. Therapy can also help you to recognise what you are already doing that is helpful - there is always more than you think!
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Dr Lalitaa Suglani
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Birmingham B15  (Online Only)
Do you feel stuck? stressed? not understanding why you are not able to move forward? struggle in relationships? I offer a simple tailored process for you to create life-lasting changes. Benefit from confidential sessions to overcome self-doubt, get to the top of your game and be recognised as a truly effective leader you are capable of becoming. I have helped thousands of people reach their goals in their personal and professional life to feel a sense of achievement and success. I am a Psychologist, Mindfulness Expert & Life Coach. My approach is holistic, integrative & soulful, yet firmly based in health sciences & research.
Do you feel stuck? stressed? not understanding why you are not able to move forward? struggle in relationships? I offer a simple tailored process for you to create life-lasting changes. Benefit from confidential sessions to overcome self-doubt, get to the top of your game and be recognised as a truly effective leader you are capable of becoming. I have helped thousands of people reach their goals in their personal and professional life to feel a sense of achievement and success. I am a Psychologist, Mindfulness Expert & Life Coach. My approach is holistic, integrative & soulful, yet firmly based in health sciences & research.
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Samiyya Khan
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B1
“I like to draw flexibly on ‘third wave approaches such as Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, as tailored to my client’s needs.
I have developed substantial knowledge and experience within the private sector of working at Priory Organisation. Now, I am venturing out to build my own practice at London, Harley Street. I have over 10 years in primary and secondary mental health within the adult sector. This was in the context of several services including forensic settings, CAMHS, eating disorder, personality disorder units, in-patient acute/PICU wards, rehabilitation units and neurological/brain injury units. In 2016, I began to deliver psychological therapy/CBT in various IAPT programmes.
“I like to draw flexibly on ‘third wave approaches such as Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, as tailored to my client’s needs.
I have developed substantial knowledge and experience within the private sector of working at Priory Organisation. Now, I am venturing out to build my own practice at London, Harley Street. I have over 10 years in primary and secondary mental health within the adult sector. This was in the context of several services including forensic settings, CAMHS, eating disorder, personality disorder units, in-patient acute/PICU wards, rehabilitation units and neurological/brain injury units. In 2016, I began to deliver psychological therapy/CBT in various IAPT programmes.
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Online Clear Minds Counselling and Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B1
My approach integrates Person centred, CBT, Mindfulness and other models to provide an individualised therapeutic programme.
Feeling overwhelmed, out of control, repeating or destructive patterns in behaviour and thinking, relationships issues, feeling low, anxious or suffering from grief. I work with a range of mental health difficulties and emotional issues. These can be difficult and distressing times and therapy can, quite literally, be a life-saver. It can also be an exciting and challenging space for personal development, growth and exploration. Therapy will give you an opportunity to be heard without judgment and time to explore anything in a safe space.
My approach integrates Person centred, CBT, Mindfulness and other models to provide an individualised therapeutic programme.
Feeling overwhelmed, out of control, repeating or destructive patterns in behaviour and thinking, relationships issues, feeling low, anxious or suffering from grief. I work with a range of mental health difficulties and emotional issues. These can be difficult and distressing times and therapy can, quite literally, be a life-saver. It can also be an exciting and challenging space for personal development, growth and exploration. Therapy will give you an opportunity to be heard without judgment and time to explore anything in a safe space.
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Ajay Lamba
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B1  (Online Only)
During treatment Mr Lamba predominantly uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and calls upon a number of complementary psychotherapeutic techniques such as mindfulness and compassion-focussed work, to provide his clients with a range of tools to help them make sense of their difficulties and then for us to work together in overcoming their distress.
Ajay Lamba has delivered psychotherapy in NHS hospitals and private practice, which has provided a wealth of experience with people from diverse backgrounds and all age groups. His academic and work career has been focused on helping people achieve their goals of recovery by relieving symptoms of depression and anxiety, from mild to severe psychological difficulties.
During treatment Mr Lamba predominantly uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and calls upon a number of complementary psychotherapeutic techniques such as mindfulness and compassion-focussed work, to provide his clients with a range of tools to help them make sense of their difficulties and then for us to work together in overcoming their distress.
Ajay Lamba has delivered psychotherapy in NHS hospitals and private practice, which has provided a wealth of experience with people from diverse backgrounds and all age groups. His academic and work career has been focused on helping people achieve their goals of recovery by relieving symptoms of depression and anxiety, from mild to severe psychological difficulties.
023 9200 3294 View 023 9200 3294
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Karlie Lam
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham B1  (Online Only)
I am qualified Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy Teacher (Stage 1), SoulCollages facilitator, Cognitive Motor Training Facilitator, Message in School Facilitator, Certified Zentangle Teacher, Nagomi Art Advance instructor, etc.
I completed my first degree in the UK and returned to Hong Kong for further study. I grained my Masters of Arts in Professional Counseling in USA. Moved to the UK three years ago to continue my practice. I believe clients know the best of their own situation, as a therapist, my responsibility is provide a safe and nonjudgmental environment for them to look for the solutions or see things in different prospective, by accompanying and encouraging them when they needed it.
I am qualified Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy Teacher (Stage 1), SoulCollages facilitator, Cognitive Motor Training Facilitator, Message in School Facilitator, Certified Zentangle Teacher, Nagomi Art Advance instructor, etc.
I completed my first degree in the UK and returned to Hong Kong for further study. I grained my Masters of Arts in Professional Counseling in USA. Moved to the UK three years ago to continue my practice. I believe clients know the best of their own situation, as a therapist, my responsibility is provide a safe and nonjudgmental environment for them to look for the solutions or see things in different prospective, by accompanying and encouraging them when they needed it.
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Olivia Carr
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B34  (Online Only)
I offer person-centred individual therapy sessions and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).
I am a person-centred psychotherapist with over a decade of dedicated work in therapeutic services in the UK and abroad. I offer 50-minute online or telephone appointments. My Therapeutic approach blends person-centred therapy with mindfulness, offering a nurturing space to explore your inner world safely with compassion and authenticity. Whether you're facing anxiety, depression, trauma, or seeking deeper fulfilment, I am here to support you with warmth and empathy.
I offer person-centred individual therapy sessions and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).
I am a person-centred psychotherapist with over a decade of dedicated work in therapeutic services in the UK and abroad. I offer 50-minute online or telephone appointments. My Therapeutic approach blends person-centred therapy with mindfulness, offering a nurturing space to explore your inner world safely with compassion and authenticity. Whether you're facing anxiety, depression, trauma, or seeking deeper fulfilment, I am here to support you with warmth and empathy.
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Olivia Kellett
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B1
Thank you for visiting my page. I am a BACP registered counsellor, mindfulness teacher and a clinical hypnotherapist. This background enables me to use an Integrative Counselling approach to help my clients to achieve their therapy goals. Sessions with me are always client based and very flexible. I aim to bring a note of levity to everything I do, including the work with my clients. My current work with the organisation Headspace involves engaging with young adults and helping them to overcome mental health issues, as well as various types of destructive behaviours, addictions, stress, self sabotage and relationship problems.
Thank you for visiting my page. I am a BACP registered counsellor, mindfulness teacher and a clinical hypnotherapist. This background enables me to use an Integrative Counselling approach to help my clients to achieve their therapy goals. Sessions with me are always client based and very flexible. I aim to bring a note of levity to everything I do, including the work with my clients. My current work with the organisation Headspace involves engaging with young adults and helping them to overcome mental health issues, as well as various types of destructive behaviours, addictions, stress, self sabotage and relationship problems.
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Photo of Sara Pomfret, Psychotherapist in Birmingham, England
Sara Pomfret
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Birmingham B5  (Online Only)
I draw on a variety of different therapeutic approaches to inform my practice including: Humanistic, Mindfulness-based therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and EMDR in working through a trauma informed lens to help clients understand their difficulties and support them through the change process.
I am a BACP Accredited Psychotherapist, EMDR Accredited practitioner and Clinical Supervisor. I mainly receive referrals from Employment Assistance Programmes EAPs where I offer Psychotherapy, CBT and EMDR interventions, working with clients that present with a range of issues. Life consists of many transitions, whether it is a change in a relationship, having a child or adapting to a new country or cultural lifestyle. Other life events such as loss and grief, stressful life events and work situations, or traumatic events in childhood or adult PTSD can impact on a person’s ability to manage at certain times in their lives.
I draw on a variety of different therapeutic approaches to inform my practice including: Humanistic, Mindfulness-based therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and EMDR in working through a trauma informed lens to help clients understand their difficulties and support them through the change process.
I am a BACP Accredited Psychotherapist, EMDR Accredited practitioner and Clinical Supervisor. I mainly receive referrals from Employment Assistance Programmes EAPs where I offer Psychotherapy, CBT and EMDR interventions, working with clients that present with a range of issues. Life consists of many transitions, whether it is a change in a relationship, having a child or adapting to a new country or cultural lifestyle. Other life events such as loss and grief, stressful life events and work situations, or traumatic events in childhood or adult PTSD can impact on a person’s ability to manage at certain times in their lives.
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Richard Stiles
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Birmingham B1  (Online Only)
I combine presence practice and Mindfulness with therapy to help you be more in touch with the here and now.
Do you need to talk about something that’s on your mind? Would you like to stop repeating unhelpful patterns? Would you like to understand yourself better?
I combine presence practice and Mindfulness with therapy to help you be more in touch with the here and now.
Do you need to talk about something that’s on your mind? Would you like to stop repeating unhelpful patterns? Would you like to understand yourself better?
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Shannon Ownhouse
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Birmingham B1
During my career, I have developed skills in using therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectic Behavioural Therapy, Compassion Focussed Therapy, Mindfulness and Psychodynamic Therapy.
Hi, I'm Shannon. I have 12 years experience as a registered Clinical Psychologist (HCPC) and 20 years experience in the mental health field. It may be that you have a diagnosed mental health problem that you need to address, or maybe you are seeking a diagnosis? It may be that you don't suffer from a diagnosable mental health condition but experience significant difficulties in your relationships, at work, regulating your emotions, parenting, etc. I offer a safe, non-judgemental and collaborative space in which to explore your difficulties and develop strategies to make the changes you desire.
During my career, I have developed skills in using therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectic Behavioural Therapy, Compassion Focussed Therapy, Mindfulness and Psychodynamic Therapy.
Hi, I'm Shannon. I have 12 years experience as a registered Clinical Psychologist (HCPC) and 20 years experience in the mental health field. It may be that you have a diagnosed mental health problem that you need to address, or maybe you are seeking a diagnosis? It may be that you don't suffer from a diagnosable mental health condition but experience significant difficulties in your relationships, at work, regulating your emotions, parenting, etc. I offer a safe, non-judgemental and collaborative space in which to explore your difficulties and develop strategies to make the changes you desire.
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Laura Baluta
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B1
I integrate elements of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), person-centered therapy, and mindfulness practices to enhance our work together.
Hello, I'm Laura, a dedicated psychotherapist specializing in anxiety, depression, and panic attacks. My approach is rooted in warmth and approachability, creating an environment where you can feel heard, understood, and free from judgment. As your therapist, my goal is to support you in navigating challenges, recognizing that you are the expert in your own life. Together, we can collaborate on strategies to make the tough moments more manageable
I integrate elements of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), person-centered therapy, and mindfulness practices to enhance our work together.
Hello, I'm Laura, a dedicated psychotherapist specializing in anxiety, depression, and panic attacks. My approach is rooted in warmth and approachability, creating an environment where you can feel heard, understood, and free from judgment. As your therapist, my goal is to support you in navigating challenges, recognizing that you are the expert in your own life. Together, we can collaborate on strategies to make the tough moments more manageable
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Melissa Steyn
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Birmingham B1  (Online Only)
I work from a Humanistic stance and integrate the following approaches: Person-centred Therapy, Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, Existential Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Polyvagal Theory, Mindfulness Meditation, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Approach, Inner Child Healing, Creative Therapies and Compassionate Mind Training. Moreover, I work holistically thus exploring the mind-body connection; alongside helping clients to gain a better understanding of the automatic nervous system (ANS) and more importantly to learn how to regulate their nervous system.
I work from a Humanistic stance and integrate the following approaches: Person-centred Therapy, Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, Existential Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Polyvagal Theory, Mindfulness Meditation, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Approach, Inner Child Healing, Creative Therapies and Compassionate Mind Training. Moreover, I work holistically thus exploring the mind-body connection; alongside helping clients to gain a better understanding of the automatic nervous system (ANS) and more importantly to learn how to regulate their nervous system.
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Dr Holly Milling: Sleep Specialist + Adult Adhd Assessments
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Birmingham B1  (Online Only)
Dr Holly Milling B.Sc., M.sc., DClin.Psy, PG.Dip. is a registered Clinical Psychologist, Accredited Cognitive Behavioural therapist, and Mindfulness teacher. She is a trusted and experienced Behavioural Sleep Medicine specialist with years of experience working with neurodiversity. You will receive compassionate & evidence-based treatment from Holly, all from the comfort of your own home or office (via our online clinic). It's easy to get started; simply book a free 15 minute consultation where you can discuss your needs with Holly and get booked in for assessment and support.
Dr Holly Milling B.Sc., M.sc., DClin.Psy, PG.Dip. is a registered Clinical Psychologist, Accredited Cognitive Behavioural therapist, and Mindfulness teacher. She is a trusted and experienced Behavioural Sleep Medicine specialist with years of experience working with neurodiversity. You will receive compassionate & evidence-based treatment from Holly, all from the comfort of your own home or office (via our online clinic). It's easy to get started; simply book a free 15 minute consultation where you can discuss your needs with Holly and get booked in for assessment and support.
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Dr Wendy Nicholls
Psychologist, PhD, AFBPSsS
Verified Verified
Birmingham B30
My approach is based on Mindfulness-Based and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Are you experiencing difficulty with weight loss? You may have tried many different diets, but can never do them for long, or regain the weight you have lost. Diets do not work in the long term. In fact, going on a strict ‘diet’ can lead to yo-yo dieting and weight gain. Some people find they start a diet as many as 5 or 6 times a year, and people do on average 126 fad diets across their lifetime. How much time, energy, money, and effort is that? I can help you get out of the dieting cycle for good, by helping you to find what works for you, and a method of sticking at it.
My approach is based on Mindfulness-Based and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Are you experiencing difficulty with weight loss? You may have tried many different diets, but can never do them for long, or regain the weight you have lost. Diets do not work in the long term. In fact, going on a strict ‘diet’ can lead to yo-yo dieting and weight gain. Some people find they start a diet as many as 5 or 6 times a year, and people do on average 126 fad diets across their lifetime. How much time, energy, money, and effort is that? I can help you get out of the dieting cycle for good, by helping you to find what works for you, and a method of sticking at it.
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Teresa Lewis
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Birmingham B1
Teresa Lewis is a Senior Accredited psychotherapist with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP Snr. Accred). Qualified in 1995, Teresa has been providing counselling and psychotherapy treatment for nearly 30 years. Teresa has completed over 30,000 therapy sessions and has successfully dealt with a wide range of issues from anger management to health anxiety. Teresa holds a masters degree in counselling and psychotherapy and is also a qualified EMDR practitioner and accredited mindfulness teacher.
Teresa Lewis is a Senior Accredited psychotherapist with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP Snr. Accred). Qualified in 1995, Teresa has been providing counselling and psychotherapy treatment for nearly 30 years. Teresa has completed over 30,000 therapy sessions and has successfully dealt with a wide range of issues from anger management to health anxiety. Teresa holds a masters degree in counselling and psychotherapy and is also a qualified EMDR practitioner and accredited mindfulness teacher.
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Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) Counsellors

How does mindfulness-based cognitive therapy work?

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy originated in the work of John Kabat-Zinn of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He developed mindfulness-based stress reduction, which is a technique found in yoga and meditation. MBCT is a combination of this type of stress reduction and cognitive behavioral therapy; it essentially quiets emotional distress through mindfulness, utilizing proper breathing and meditation. These techniques aim to bring the individual into the present moment when in a state of distress.

When do I know if I need treatment with mindfulness-based cognitive therapy?

If an individual’s mind is filled with emotional distress and general negativity, the person may feel trapped. A mindfulness-based cognitive therapist can help a person change their thinking patterns as well as their behaviour through calm acceptance and compassion. This therapy can provide an individual with the coping skills needed for a healthier and more constructive life.

What should I expect from mindfulness-based cognitive therapy?

This therapy often takes place in group sessions. A therapist will work with the group as well as with each individual. Meditation and breathing exercises are core practices that aim to invite inquiry and discovery into a person’s troubled mental state. The objective is to identify and lessen negative thoughts and behaviours and move toward optimal health and productivity. The individual will see life in a more realistic way. This therapy is supportive, accepting, and warm.

Is mindfulness-based cognitive therapy effective?

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy is evidence-based and effective. One study found that people with major depressive disorder have benefitted from this type of therapy; the person accepts their distressed thoughts and also moves into healthier patterns of thinking. This therapy also aims to move an individual away from automatic negative responses. This type of therapy can bring a person lifelong change, with higher levels of satisfaction, less stress, as well as positive emotional and behavioural habits.