Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) Counselling in Cambridge

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Anne L Ryan
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB5
My work centres around trauma, developmental trauma, emotional neglect, the highly sensitive person and the capacity to understand and express feelings and emotions. Through working with body awareness, somatically and with mindfulness breathing, you will come to understand how these feelings arise and why your body responds and behaves in the way it does; why you say things and act as you do. As you become aware of the effect of this on yourself and others, you can make informed decisions and choices on how to change this so that you live your life fully and authentically to reach its full potential.
My work centres around trauma, developmental trauma, emotional neglect, the highly sensitive person and the capacity to understand and express feelings and emotions. Through working with body awareness, somatically and with mindfulness breathing, you will come to understand how these feelings arise and why your body responds and behaves in the way it does; why you say things and act as you do. As you become aware of the effect of this on yourself and others, you can make informed decisions and choices on how to change this so that you live your life fully and authentically to reach its full potential.
01223 658145 View 01223 658145
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Beatriz Serrano
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cambridge CB5
Hi, I am a Psychologist, Psychotherapist and a Mindfulness teacher. My training is based in Mindfulness and this could offer you a way to connect with yourself more fully and to develop practical skills for self-listening. This can be helpful if you find yourself disconnected from your feelings or having difficulties in understanding, communicating and/or relating with others.
Hi, I am a Psychologist, Psychotherapist and a Mindfulness teacher. My training is based in Mindfulness and this could offer you a way to connect with yourself more fully and to develop practical skills for self-listening. This can be helpful if you find yourself disconnected from your feelings or having difficulties in understanding, communicating and/or relating with others.
01223 869572 View 01223 869572
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Dr Fatoumata Jatta (Online Therapy)
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB2
My approach is evidence-based, consisting primarily of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, complemented by Systemic therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness, and attachment-based approaches such as Schema Therapy and Emotion Focused Therapy.
Seeking support can be a challenging step to take. I am here to help. As a chartered clinical psychologist registered with the Health & Care Professions Council, I am trained to provide individuals, couples, and groups with evidence-based psychological treatments for a range of difficulties that can affect general well-being and quality of life. You may struggle with low mood and anxiety, and may be affected by issues such as relationship problems, low self-esteem, loss and bereavement, trauma, sexual problems, or substance misuse. It is also common to experience a number of issues at once, making problems seem insurmountable.
My approach is evidence-based, consisting primarily of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, complemented by Systemic therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness, and attachment-based approaches such as Schema Therapy and Emotion Focused Therapy.
Seeking support can be a challenging step to take. I am here to help. As a chartered clinical psychologist registered with the Health & Care Professions Council, I am trained to provide individuals, couples, and groups with evidence-based psychological treatments for a range of difficulties that can affect general well-being and quality of life. You may struggle with low mood and anxiety, and may be affected by issues such as relationship problems, low self-esteem, loss and bereavement, trauma, sexual problems, or substance misuse. It is also common to experience a number of issues at once, making problems seem insurmountable.
020 3962 1167 View 020 3962 1167
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Martina Harrison
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB1
I am an experienced relational integrative psychotherapist, providing individual counselling/psychotherapy, outdoor psychotherapy, EMDR trauma therapy, mindfulness and creative arts therapies.
Hi, I am Martina and for the past two decades have worked with a wide range of clients (including children/young people and adults). During your life journey you may find yourself overwhelmed with stress and anxiety, feel weighed down by problems or painful trauma memories, have to deal with unexpected loss or crisis... Or perhaps you may want to focus on improving your relationships, changing unhelpful behavioural patterns, increasing your self esteem and confidence and overall personal growth. If you are looking for a professional therapist to support you in this process , I can help.
I am an experienced relational integrative psychotherapist, providing individual counselling/psychotherapy, outdoor psychotherapy, EMDR trauma therapy, mindfulness and creative arts therapies.
Hi, I am Martina and for the past two decades have worked with a wide range of clients (including children/young people and adults). During your life journey you may find yourself overwhelmed with stress and anxiety, feel weighed down by problems or painful trauma memories, have to deal with unexpected loss or crisis... Or perhaps you may want to focus on improving your relationships, changing unhelpful behavioural patterns, increasing your self esteem and confidence and overall personal growth. If you are looking for a professional therapist to support you in this process , I can help.
01733 964362 View 01733 964362
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Mynd Care Psychotherapies
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB1
We also provide the following less disorder specific approaches such as mindfulness, stress management, CFT & ACT.
Here at Mynd Care Psychotherapies we offer a culturally sensitive and diverse evidence based psychological therapy to adults, young people and families. All our clinicians are registered members of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP) and the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) in the united Kingdom. Our therapy is available in English, Arabic, Urdu, Gujrati and other languages based on the client preference.
We also provide the following less disorder specific approaches such as mindfulness, stress management, CFT & ACT.
Here at Mynd Care Psychotherapies we offer a culturally sensitive and diverse evidence based psychological therapy to adults, young people and families. All our clinicians are registered members of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP) and the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) in the united Kingdom. Our therapy is available in English, Arabic, Urdu, Gujrati and other languages based on the client preference.
0121 661 2813 View 0121 661 2813
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Sara Pomfret
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB1  (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.
01253 523309 View 01253 523309
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Elif Öykü Tolun
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB1
I've been conducting therapies with adults and adolescents both Turkish and English. I mostly use CBT and Mindfulness to help my clients. I work on anxiety, depression, anger management, social anxiety, health anxiety, relationship problems as well as other mental health problems. When necessary, I use Solution Focused Therapy techniques which help patients to see their strong sides to achieve the desired goals and some Art Therapy techniques so that my clients can open up easier and see the things they are not aware of.
I've been conducting therapies with adults and adolescents both Turkish and English. I mostly use CBT and Mindfulness to help my clients. I work on anxiety, depression, anger management, social anxiety, health anxiety, relationship problems as well as other mental health problems. When necessary, I use Solution Focused Therapy techniques which help patients to see their strong sides to achieve the desired goals and some Art Therapy techniques so that my clients can open up easier and see the things they are not aware of.
020 4524 2932 View 020 4524 2932
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Charity Northan
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB1  (Online Only)
What makes my approach unique is the combination of evidence-based techniques such as trauma-informed therapy, mindfulness, cognitive strategies, DBT, and CBT skills, intertwined with the strength of life coaching and faith.
You might be going through tough times; struggling with past trauma, feeling anxious, moody, rejected and depressed; or having difficulty maintaining romantic or family relationships and friendships. Maybe you're not sure what is real or unreal anymore. Perhaps, you are not sure what you believe, or you feel you are struggling with your faith in God. I want to help you. We'll work together using not only evidenced based practices, but also biblical principles to help you sort things out. Let's blend psychological tools with life coaching, and the power of faith to help you bounce back, embrace who you are, and walk in your purpose.
What makes my approach unique is the combination of evidence-based techniques such as trauma-informed therapy, mindfulness, cognitive strategies, DBT, and CBT skills, intertwined with the strength of life coaching and faith.
You might be going through tough times; struggling with past trauma, feeling anxious, moody, rejected and depressed; or having difficulty maintaining romantic or family relationships and friendships. Maybe you're not sure what is real or unreal anymore. Perhaps, you are not sure what you believe, or you feel you are struggling with your faith in God. I want to help you. We'll work together using not only evidenced based practices, but also biblical principles to help you sort things out. Let's blend psychological tools with life coaching, and the power of faith to help you bounce back, embrace who you are, and walk in your purpose.
020 3985 7572 View 020 3985 7572
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Christine Barton
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB24
Therapies: Psychodynamic, CBT, Trauma Focused, Family / Marital, Person-Centred, Mindfulness-Based.
I understand that to make that first call or email for counselling can be extremely difficult, the fact you’re here means you’ve taken the first step towards making positive changes in your life. Are you stuck, feeling lost or alone, afraid or upset? I aim to help you to make sense of your fears, worries and anxieties. Many people find it easier to talk to someone who they see as being separate to their life rather than friends or family. I can help you make sense of experiences of the past and resolve complicated feelings linked to these. Therapy can be used to better yourself, allowing you to take complete control of your life.
Therapies: Psychodynamic, CBT, Trauma Focused, Family / Marital, Person-Centred, Mindfulness-Based.
I understand that to make that first call or email for counselling can be extremely difficult, the fact you’re here means you’ve taken the first step towards making positive changes in your life. Are you stuck, feeling lost or alone, afraid or upset? I aim to help you to make sense of your fears, worries and anxieties. Many people find it easier to talk to someone who they see as being separate to their life rather than friends or family. I can help you make sense of experiences of the past and resolve complicated feelings linked to these. Therapy can be used to better yourself, allowing you to take complete control of your life.
07723 440410 View 07723 440410
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Dr Marzio Ascione
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB3
Dr Marzio Ascione is a Consultant HCPC registered clinical psychologist and Associate Fellow of BPS. Dr Ascione has over 20 years’ experience in clinical neuropsychology and mental health within the NHS and private sector. He has worked as Clinical Psychologist and Researcher for Cambridge University Hospital, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, East London and City Mental Health Trust, West London Mental Health Trust, University of Milan, King’s College London. Dr Ascione sees patients at London and Cambridge clinics. Please contact our office for further information.
Dr Marzio Ascione is a Consultant HCPC registered clinical psychologist and Associate Fellow of BPS. Dr Ascione has over 20 years’ experience in clinical neuropsychology and mental health within the NHS and private sector. He has worked as Clinical Psychologist and Researcher for Cambridge University Hospital, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, East London and City Mental Health Trust, West London Mental Health Trust, University of Milan, King’s College London. Dr Ascione sees patients at London and Cambridge clinics. Please contact our office for further information.
020 3974 2199 View 020 3974 2199
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Adriana Rubio
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB1
Adriana Rubio is an Integrative Psychologist offering psychotherapy and counseling to adults, young people and couples. She has studied in different European Universities, obtaining an MSc in Psychology and Social Psychology and she is graduated in Gestalt Psychotherapy. Adriana is registered at the Health and Care Professional Council (HCPC) and the British Psychological Society (BPS). For over a decade, Adriana has worked therapeutically with adults and young people from different cultures within mental health and psychosocial support projects in international settings.
Adriana Rubio is an Integrative Psychologist offering psychotherapy and counseling to adults, young people and couples. She has studied in different European Universities, obtaining an MSc in Psychology and Social Psychology and she is graduated in Gestalt Psychotherapy. Adriana is registered at the Health and Care Professional Council (HCPC) and the British Psychological Society (BPS). For over a decade, Adriana has worked therapeutically with adults and young people from different cultures within mental health and psychosocial support projects in international settings.
01778 302877 View 01778 302877
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Melanie Ellis
Counsellor, MA, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB5
Sometimes the meaning of life gets lost. We feel stuck. We go through challenging life events believing we have overcome them but uncomfortable feelings and difficult emotions remain in our bodies. We might experience symptoms of anxiety such as insomnia or aches, depression or PTSD. We profoundly suffer and we don’t know what to do to change this. As a consequence, at home, at work or in relationships, life feel like a struggle and isn't pleasurable anymore.
Sometimes the meaning of life gets lost. We feel stuck. We go through challenging life events believing we have overcome them but uncomfortable feelings and difficult emotions remain in our bodies. We might experience symptoms of anxiety such as insomnia or aches, depression or PTSD. We profoundly suffer and we don’t know what to do to change this. As a consequence, at home, at work or in relationships, life feel like a struggle and isn't pleasurable anymore.
01223 609863 View 01223 609863
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Sandra Cass-Courtney
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB1
I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist (British Psychological Society) and a Practitioner Psychologist (HCPC). My qualifications and experience enables me to offer effective outpatient, individualized, psychological care. I regard human suffering and relational struggles as inevitable parts of all our lives. In therapy we may deal directly with life’s crisis and difficulties around transitions such as death of a loved one, divorce, illness and career crossroads. I have a wide range of NHS and private sector experience and can competently treat a wide range of psychological issues and distress for individuals and couples.
I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist (British Psychological Society) and a Practitioner Psychologist (HCPC). My qualifications and experience enables me to offer effective outpatient, individualized, psychological care. I regard human suffering and relational struggles as inevitable parts of all our lives. In therapy we may deal directly with life’s crisis and difficulties around transitions such as death of a loved one, divorce, illness and career crossroads. I have a wide range of NHS and private sector experience and can competently treat a wide range of psychological issues and distress for individuals and couples.
07723 448788 View 07723 448788
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Dr Ali Taba – Cambridge Sex Therapy Clinic
Psychotherapist, PhD, COSRT Accred
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB24
Male and Female Sexual Dysfunctions, Sex Therapy and Couple Counselling Service in Cambridge & Online (phone & Video Call). I work with a wide range of male and female sexual difficulties, including: low sexual confidence, sexual anxiety (performance anxiety), sexual dissatisfaction, low desire for sex (desire mismatch), erectile problems, premature ejaculation, delayed or inhibited ejaculation, orgasm difficulties in women, vaginismus and sexual pain, sexual identity issues, & sex/porn addiction. I also work with relationship and marital problems, such as poor communication, intimacy issues, lack of trust & affairs.
Male and Female Sexual Dysfunctions, Sex Therapy and Couple Counselling Service in Cambridge & Online (phone & Video Call). I work with a wide range of male and female sexual difficulties, including: low sexual confidence, sexual anxiety (performance anxiety), sexual dissatisfaction, low desire for sex (desire mismatch), erectile problems, premature ejaculation, delayed or inhibited ejaculation, orgasm difficulties in women, vaginismus and sexual pain, sexual identity issues, & sex/porn addiction. I also work with relationship and marital problems, such as poor communication, intimacy issues, lack of trust & affairs.
01223 653962 View 01223 653962
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Cambridgeshire-NorthamptonshireCBT
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cambridge CB2
I am a caring, calm and passionate EMDR and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist who is a fully accredited member of the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) and Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Registered Mental Health Nurse. I can provide evidence-based psychological therapy to adults, children and adolescents. I am enhanced DBS checked and registered with the Information Commissioner's Office, in order to maintain data confidentiality .
I am a caring, calm and passionate EMDR and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist who is a fully accredited member of the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) and Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Registered Mental Health Nurse. I can provide evidence-based psychological therapy to adults, children and adolescents. I am enhanced DBS checked and registered with the Information Commissioner's Office, in order to maintain data confidentiality .
01223 679721 View 01223 679721
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Eylul Meric Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB1
I am a qualified integrative psychotherapist and counsellor. I am a registered member of British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and graduate member of British Psychological Society (BPS). I work within the ethical framework of BACP. I have worked as a High-Intensity Therapist/within the NHS's Psychological Wellbeing Service( IAPT) in the past and I currently work as a counsellor at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge. I work successfully with both adult and adolescent clients using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy as I help them identify unhealthy thinking patterns and emotions that affect their behaviour.
I am a qualified integrative psychotherapist and counsellor. I am a registered member of British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and graduate member of British Psychological Society (BPS). I work within the ethical framework of BACP. I have worked as a High-Intensity Therapist/within the NHS's Psychological Wellbeing Service( IAPT) in the past and I currently work as a counsellor at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge. I work successfully with both adult and adolescent clients using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy as I help them identify unhealthy thinking patterns and emotions that affect their behaviour.
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Georgina Browne
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cambridge CB2
CAMNC offers assessment and therapy services for people suffering with cognitive and / or related mental health problems. Our clients typically include people with memory and concentration problems as a result of neurological conditions such as dementia and brain injury or as a result of psychological difficulties such as anxiety, depression and trauma. We provide dementia screening services, detailed cognitive analysis, rehabilitation, and treatment packages. We also provide therapy to both clients and carers to help manage problems with adjustment, anxiety and low mood. Feel free to get in touch to discuss your own requirements.
CAMNC offers assessment and therapy services for people suffering with cognitive and / or related mental health problems. Our clients typically include people with memory and concentration problems as a result of neurological conditions such as dementia and brain injury or as a result of psychological difficulties such as anxiety, depression and trauma. We provide dementia screening services, detailed cognitive analysis, rehabilitation, and treatment packages. We also provide therapy to both clients and carers to help manage problems with adjustment, anxiety and low mood. Feel free to get in touch to discuss your own requirements.
01223 981490 View 01223 981490
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Chesterton Counselling&Psychotherapy, MSc MPhil MA
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB4
INDIVIDUAL AND COUPLE THERAPY! If you suffer from anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, trauma, bereavement, abuse or at times you do not feel like yourself I can help you find a “better place”. Together, we can explore challenges in your life; potential changes that you may wish to make, and to reach decisions about your current situation. In our sessions we will aim to enable you to become more confident and aim for a happier and better life. You are now able to fund sessions through your medical insurance Axa, Aviva, Nuffield etc http://chestertoncounselling.website3.me/
INDIVIDUAL AND COUPLE THERAPY! If you suffer from anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, trauma, bereavement, abuse or at times you do not feel like yourself I can help you find a “better place”. Together, we can explore challenges in your life; potential changes that you may wish to make, and to reach decisions about your current situation. In our sessions we will aim to enable you to become more confident and aim for a happier and better life. You are now able to fund sessions through your medical insurance Axa, Aviva, Nuffield etc http://chestertoncounselling.website3.me/
01223 622468 View 01223 622468
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Nichola Bradley
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB2
My Name is Nikki, I’m an Accredited Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor, Certified Teacher and EMDR Practitioner. I began my career back in 2004 where I trained as an integrative therapist with an instant liking to Transactional Analysis. Over the years I have trained and learnt many techniques and strategies whilst also researching theories and methods to enhance my work. Over the years I have adapted these methods to provide a very powerful and holistic approach that drives change and empowerment with a variety of issues and concerns with people of all ages.
My Name is Nikki, I’m an Accredited Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor, Certified Teacher and EMDR Practitioner. I began my career back in 2004 where I trained as an integrative therapist with an instant liking to Transactional Analysis. Over the years I have trained and learnt many techniques and strategies whilst also researching theories and methods to enhance my work. Over the years I have adapted these methods to provide a very powerful and holistic approach that drives change and empowerment with a variety of issues and concerns with people of all ages.
01223 679734 View 01223 679734
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Katie Williams
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB24  (Online Only)
Hi I’m Katie a highly experienced registered therapist specialising in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Counselling. I provide a warm, empathetic space to clients to help them understand their difficulties with more awareness. the work is often solution focused examining how to break any unhelpful cycles that are playing out. As everyone's stories are unique we work collaboratively together forming a bespoke treatment plan which includes specific interventions targeted at treating your issue(s). During the first session I undertake an assessment of needs in order to tailor the therapy to you.
Hi I’m Katie a highly experienced registered therapist specialising in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Counselling. I provide a warm, empathetic space to clients to help them understand their difficulties with more awareness. the work is often solution focused examining how to break any unhelpful cycles that are playing out. As everyone's stories are unique we work collaboratively together forming a bespoke treatment plan which includes specific interventions targeted at treating your issue(s). During the first session I undertake an assessment of needs in order to tailor the therapy to you.
020 8138 8751 View 020 8138 8751

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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.