Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) Counselling in Long Eaton

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Paul McGuire
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Long Eaton NG10
You as the client are my complete focus. I am motivated by a desire to increase personal and general wellbeing and happiness and believe passionately in the Happiness Advantage and that everyone deserves a fulfilling and satisfying life. Each and every individual, in my view, has the capacity and resources to flourish and be the best they can be. My job is to help you access and utilise these. I want to help clients improve any or every aspect of their lives in any way that they choose by supporting and developing their motivation to take responsibility for what they would like to achieve.
You as the client are my complete focus. I am motivated by a desire to increase personal and general wellbeing and happiness and believe passionately in the Happiness Advantage and that everyone deserves a fulfilling and satisfying life. Each and every individual, in my view, has the capacity and resources to flourish and be the best they can be. My job is to help you access and utilise these. I want to help clients improve any or every aspect of their lives in any way that they choose by supporting and developing their motivation to take responsibility for what they would like to achieve.
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Alison Watson
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Long Eaton NG10
Sometimes the daily stresses in life can build to to a point where it impacts on your daily life and you feel unable to cope anymore. This can affect your relationship with those closest to you, as well as your enjoyment in life generally. You may be feeling anxious about little things and/or feeling down (even thoughts of suicide or self-harm) and unable to get motivated. Maybe you have been dealing with difficult traumas from the past, affecting your self-confidence and belief in yourself. Perhaps you've been drinking more than usual, sleeping less, spending more and have realised you need support to make changes in your life.
Sometimes the daily stresses in life can build to to a point where it impacts on your daily life and you feel unable to cope anymore. This can affect your relationship with those closest to you, as well as your enjoyment in life generally. You may be feeling anxious about little things and/or feeling down (even thoughts of suicide or self-harm) and unable to get motivated. Maybe you have been dealing with difficult traumas from the past, affecting your self-confidence and belief in yourself. Perhaps you've been drinking more than usual, sleeping less, spending more and have realised you need support to make changes in your life.
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Anne - Marie Gardiner
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Long Eaton NG10
Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile, my guess is that you are reading this as you maybe currently struggling with issues/difficult life events which may feel like a heavy fog in which you can't see your way through. I'm here to offer a private, confidential and safe environment, without judgement in which you can talk openly to find different ways of thinking enabling you to gain clearer thoughts. I am respectful of all individuals life experiences as I have the understanding and experience to help you gain the most from our sessions. I have immediate availability so you can see me quickly, I offer a cuppa too.
Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile, my guess is that you are reading this as you maybe currently struggling with issues/difficult life events which may feel like a heavy fog in which you can't see your way through. I'm here to offer a private, confidential and safe environment, without judgement in which you can talk openly to find different ways of thinking enabling you to gain clearer thoughts. I am respectful of all individuals life experiences as I have the understanding and experience to help you gain the most from our sessions. I have immediate availability so you can see me quickly, I offer a cuppa too.
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Linda McConnachie
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Long Eaton NG10
I run a successful private practice in Beeston in Nottinghamshire and work relationally and empathically with people from all walks of life. I am a qualified Clinical Supervisor offering individual and group Supervision. If you’re facing distressing or traumatic experiences, I can support you explore your thoughts and feelings to make sense of what's going on and consider how things can change. I work on a short or longer term basis. I know that, sometimes, talking can be difficult; our unconscious thoughts get in the way of change and I’m able to offer body or creative therapeutic solutions as well.
I run a successful private practice in Beeston in Nottinghamshire and work relationally and empathically with people from all walks of life. I am a qualified Clinical Supervisor offering individual and group Supervision. If you’re facing distressing or traumatic experiences, I can support you explore your thoughts and feelings to make sense of what's going on and consider how things can change. I work on a short or longer term basis. I know that, sometimes, talking can be difficult; our unconscious thoughts get in the way of change and I’m able to offer body or creative therapeutic solutions as well.
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More Therapists Nearby

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Olivia Kellett
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Nottingham NG10
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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Martin James Smith
Psychotherapist, PhD, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Nottingham NG10
Drawing from a range of approaches including ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) a third wave CBT model as well as Solution Focused Therapy, CBT, Hypnosis and Mindfulness the variety of applications enables me to fit your needs and move you on quickly and effectively.
I have been in private practice for over 20 years specialising in anxiety issues as well as helping people with depression, sleep and stress related issues. My approach is a solution focused one which looks at how to help you move on quickly and effectively. I utilise a range of techniques with the focus on looking at things that work for you and help you feel better as quickly and effectively as possible.
Drawing from a range of approaches including ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) a third wave CBT model as well as Solution Focused Therapy, CBT, Hypnosis and Mindfulness the variety of applications enables me to fit your needs and move you on quickly and effectively.
I have been in private practice for over 20 years specialising in anxiety issues as well as helping people with depression, sleep and stress related issues. My approach is a solution focused one which looks at how to help you move on quickly and effectively. I utilise a range of techniques with the focus on looking at things that work for you and help you feel better as quickly and effectively as possible.
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Grace-Anne Sharpe-Young
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Loughborough LE12  (Online Only)
We cover topics like stress, anxiety management, mindfulness, and relationships.
Hello! I'm Grace-Anne, welcome to my page. I am trained in Social Psychology (BSc. BPS), Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy (MSc. BACP), and Clinical Hypnotherapy (Dip. BPS, GHSC). My integrative approach includes Person-Centred Therapy (Carl Rogers) for self-exploration and growth, Attachment Theory (John Bowlby) highlighting how early emotional connections' impact on adult development, CBT that targets negative thoughts and behaviours into healthier alternatives and Clinical Hypnotherapy, an evidence-based method to help increase deep relaxation, manages stress, anxiety, and addresses phobias, fears, and unhealthy habits.
We cover topics like stress, anxiety management, mindfulness, and relationships.
Hello! I'm Grace-Anne, welcome to my page. I am trained in Social Psychology (BSc. BPS), Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy (MSc. BACP), and Clinical Hypnotherapy (Dip. BPS, GHSC). My integrative approach includes Person-Centred Therapy (Carl Rogers) for self-exploration and growth, Attachment Theory (John Bowlby) highlighting how early emotional connections' impact on adult development, CBT that targets negative thoughts and behaviours into healthier alternatives and Clinical Hypnotherapy, an evidence-based method to help increase deep relaxation, manages stress, anxiety, and addresses phobias, fears, and unhealthy habits.
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Sheffield CBT & Counselling Practice
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Derby DE1
We use a variety of approaches from CBT, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness and EMDR.
We at Sheffield CBT & Counselling Practice are committed to helping people to overcome difficult and distressing times. We provide a safe and personalised service offering solutions for people experiencing a range of difficulties from anxiety, depression, panic attacks, worrying, social phobia, low self esteem, public speaking, OCD, & PTSD. At the center of Sheffield CBT & Counselling Practice is an approach that supports clients to reach psychological and personal well-being,
We use a variety of approaches from CBT, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness and EMDR.
We at Sheffield CBT & Counselling Practice are committed to helping people to overcome difficult and distressing times. We provide a safe and personalised service offering solutions for people experiencing a range of difficulties from anxiety, depression, panic attacks, worrying, social phobia, low self esteem, public speaking, OCD, & PTSD. At the center of Sheffield CBT & Counselling Practice is an approach that supports clients to reach psychological and personal well-being,
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Jeanette Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Loughborough LE12
A Person-Centred approach underpins my practice, but I also work with CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), Gestalt Therapy and Mindfulness, therefore, the counselling that we embark upon will be tailored to your needs and which we can review together.
Are you struggling with life at the moment? Perhaps not knowing why you feel the way you do, only a sense that something isn't sitting well. I can offer you a confidential, private and safe space to explore your feelings and will support you in overcoming issues which feel challenging, and perhaps hopeless. I am very aware that taking this first step can feel daunting so please be assured that we will work at your pace and that I will remain alongside you.
A Person-Centred approach underpins my practice, but I also work with CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), Gestalt Therapy and Mindfulness, therefore, the counselling that we embark upon will be tailored to your needs and which we can review together.
Are you struggling with life at the moment? Perhaps not knowing why you feel the way you do, only a sense that something isn't sitting well. I can offer you a confidential, private and safe space to explore your feelings and will support you in overcoming issues which feel challenging, and perhaps hopeless. I am very aware that taking this first step can feel daunting so please be assured that we will work at your pace and that I will remain alongside you.
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Lynne Walder
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Nottingham NG1
Mindfulness, Emotional Intelligence & Self Actualisation are core to my work.
As a Psychotherapist, Life Coach & Hypnotherapist, my clients get x3 professional competencies for the price of 1! I feel it’s time the truth was known about depression, mental illness & menopause. I identify the ‘root causes’ of distress, using a unique, methodology & practice, that considers psychological pain as a ‘symptom’. This paradigm shift, regarding the root cause of psychological distress, ensures my clients experience freedom from depression, stress, anxiety, the misery of menopause, addictions, & compulsive behaviours. This catalyses psychological growth & offers powerful sustainable transformation.
Mindfulness, Emotional Intelligence & Self Actualisation are core to my work.
As a Psychotherapist, Life Coach & Hypnotherapist, my clients get x3 professional competencies for the price of 1! I feel it’s time the truth was known about depression, mental illness & menopause. I identify the ‘root causes’ of distress, using a unique, methodology & practice, that considers psychological pain as a ‘symptom’. This paradigm shift, regarding the root cause of psychological distress, ensures my clients experience freedom from depression, stress, anxiety, the misery of menopause, addictions, & compulsive behaviours. This catalyses psychological growth & offers powerful sustainable transformation.
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Alexandra Dent
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nottingham NG1
I specialise in working with trauma and attachment issues, mindfulness and helping people to live a heart led and more authentic life.
I am an experienced Registered and Chartered Clinical Psychologist, EMDR Europe Accredited Consultant and Training Facilitator and published author, working with children & adolescents, adults & families. I have over 25 years clinical experience. I developed Heart Led Psychotherapy (HLP) in 2018 to facilitate individuals to live a more heart-led and authentic life as she felt this was missing in many traditional psychotherapies. I offer HLP as part of my treatment package (including in combination with EMDR) for individuals who are keen to find more authenticity in different areas of their lives. Website: www.alexandradent.co.uk
I specialise in working with trauma and attachment issues, mindfulness and helping people to live a heart led and more authentic life.
I am an experienced Registered and Chartered Clinical Psychologist, EMDR Europe Accredited Consultant and Training Facilitator and published author, working with children & adolescents, adults & families. I have over 25 years clinical experience. I developed Heart Led Psychotherapy (HLP) in 2018 to facilitate individuals to live a more heart-led and authentic life as she felt this was missing in many traditional psychotherapies. I offer HLP as part of my treatment package (including in combination with EMDR) for individuals who are keen to find more authenticity in different areas of their lives. Website: www.alexandradent.co.uk
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Barbara Elizabeth Hann
Counsellor, MA, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Nottingham NG1  (Online Only)
I also have training in other areas such as coaching, CBT, creative therapy, and mindfulness.
You may be a woman who is struggling with depression, relationship problems, anxiety, low self-esteem, or simply a sense of emptiness. You may feel trapped in, or emerging from, an abusive relationship. You may have experienced a loss recently- death of a loved one, divorce, loss of a job, even ageing poses its own special challenges. I specialise in working with women in particular, including LGBGT clients, by telephone, video link, and online. I am able to be flexible in the way I work, and combine different methods to suit my clients. Working by telephone or online can be very helpful to clients who are unable to travel.
I also have training in other areas such as coaching, CBT, creative therapy, and mindfulness.
You may be a woman who is struggling with depression, relationship problems, anxiety, low self-esteem, or simply a sense of emptiness. You may feel trapped in, or emerging from, an abusive relationship. You may have experienced a loss recently- death of a loved one, divorce, loss of a job, even ageing poses its own special challenges. I specialise in working with women in particular, including LGBGT clients, by telephone, video link, and online. I am able to be flexible in the way I work, and combine different methods to suit my clients. Working by telephone or online can be very helpful to clients who are unable to travel.
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Sandra Findlay Cluer
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Nottingham NG1
Not accepting new clients
Since my initial counselling training I have qualifications in systemic therapy, EMDR for trauma and a postgraduate certificate in Compassion Focused Therapy using evolutionary psychology, neuroscience, energy therapy and mindfulness.
During our lives we encounter loss including bereavement, separation, ill health and relationship or transitional difficulties. All of these external factors can and will affect how we relate to others, the world around us and most importantly ourselves. This may include withdrawing, substance use or abuse, unhealthy eating patterns and other self harmful behaviours. Our work together will be to focus on these changes and how you can develop and cultivate a positive relationship with yourself, and others. I have supported many people who experience overwhelming symptoms of trauma, low self-esteem, anxiety and depression.
Since my initial counselling training I have qualifications in systemic therapy, EMDR for trauma and a postgraduate certificate in Compassion Focused Therapy using evolutionary psychology, neuroscience, energy therapy and mindfulness.
During our lives we encounter loss including bereavement, separation, ill health and relationship or transitional difficulties. All of these external factors can and will affect how we relate to others, the world around us and most importantly ourselves. This may include withdrawing, substance use or abuse, unhealthy eating patterns and other self harmful behaviours. Our work together will be to focus on these changes and how you can develop and cultivate a positive relationship with yourself, and others. I have supported many people who experience overwhelming symptoms of trauma, low self-esteem, anxiety and depression.
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Serenity Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Quarndon DE22  (Online Only)
I hope you’ve found the right place for you. It’s likely you’ve been a long time of searching. As the Director of Serenity I both manage and run the organisation Nationwide, but also reserve a significant portion of time to working specifically with those who are looking for therapy for long term & chronic health conditions. Particularly therapy for ME patients (Myalgic Encephalemyelitis), therapy for Chronic Fatigue patients, and other autoimmune disorder patients. All sessions are a combination of Online and where necessary, open google docs where you can answer explore work at a time that is suitable for you.
I hope you’ve found the right place for you. It’s likely you’ve been a long time of searching. As the Director of Serenity I both manage and run the organisation Nationwide, but also reserve a significant portion of time to working specifically with those who are looking for therapy for long term & chronic health conditions. Particularly therapy for ME patients (Myalgic Encephalemyelitis), therapy for Chronic Fatigue patients, and other autoimmune disorder patients. All sessions are a combination of Online and where necessary, open google docs where you can answer explore work at a time that is suitable for you.
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Dr Amanda Walker
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Derby DE22
Waitlist for new clients
Hello, I am Amanda and I am a Registered Clinical Psychologist and EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner who is experienced in working with adults and young adults. Over 14 years I have worked within a number of NHS and private settings. I have vast experience of working with a range of psychological issues including depression, anxiety, trauma and interpersonal/ emotional difficulties. I specialise in Trauma (PTSD) and working with adults with emotional/interpersonal problems linked to childhood. Within my work I utilise several therapeutic approaches which reflects the breath of my training; these include CBT,
Hello, I am Amanda and I am a Registered Clinical Psychologist and EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner who is experienced in working with adults and young adults. Over 14 years I have worked within a number of NHS and private settings. I have vast experience of working with a range of psychological issues including depression, anxiety, trauma and interpersonal/ emotional difficulties. I specialise in Trauma (PTSD) and working with adults with emotional/interpersonal problems linked to childhood. Within my work I utilise several therapeutic approaches which reflects the breath of my training; these include CBT,
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Dr Anita K Sudan
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Loughborough LE12
Life is full of events, relationships, stresses and strains and all these impact on us in many different ways. It can affect all the important things to us such as school, work, relationships and our own perception of ourselves. This can be tiring and overwhelming. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be this way and I believe strongly that a person can benefit from having a space to discuss their feelings and develop ideas and strategies to improve their emotional wellbeing.
Life is full of events, relationships, stresses and strains and all these impact on us in many different ways. It can affect all the important things to us such as school, work, relationships and our own perception of ourselves. This can be tiring and overwhelming. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be this way and I believe strongly that a person can benefit from having a space to discuss their feelings and develop ideas and strategies to improve their emotional wellbeing.
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John Burton
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Derby DE22
I am a SPTI qualified (MSc) Integrative psychotherapist (2020) for individuals and a qualified (Diploma, level 7) Supervisor (2023), with UKCP accreditation, No. 2011169423. I also have a diploma in couples work and a PGCE in Compassion Focused Therapy (2014). I was a Mental Health Nurse for 19 years until starting therapy private practice in 2020. I offer individual and couples therapy based on an undersatnding of the effects on our development of infant and childhood experiences. I work with most issues and seek to offer a safe space based on understanding, empathy and client autonomy.
I am a SPTI qualified (MSc) Integrative psychotherapist (2020) for individuals and a qualified (Diploma, level 7) Supervisor (2023), with UKCP accreditation, No. 2011169423. I also have a diploma in couples work and a PGCE in Compassion Focused Therapy (2014). I was a Mental Health Nurse for 19 years until starting therapy private practice in 2020. I offer individual and couples therapy based on an undersatnding of the effects on our development of infant and childhood experiences. I work with most issues and seek to offer a safe space based on understanding, empathy and client autonomy.
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Jimi Katsis Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Nottingham NG1  (Online Only)
My ideal client is deeply affected by past experiences that influence their current relationships and sense of self. They yearn for lasting healing, seeking to break free from self-sabotaging patterns, manage overwhelming emotions, and cultivate genuine self-acceptance. While the journey towards healing isn't always easy, it's incredibly rewarding. I'm committed to walking alongside you, offering a safe, compassionate space for exploration and growth. With a trauma-informed approach, we'll work to understand how the past shapes the present, developing tools for emotional resilience and fostering a deeper sense of self. Healing tak
My ideal client is deeply affected by past experiences that influence their current relationships and sense of self. They yearn for lasting healing, seeking to break free from self-sabotaging patterns, manage overwhelming emotions, and cultivate genuine self-acceptance. While the journey towards healing isn't always easy, it's incredibly rewarding. I'm committed to walking alongside you, offering a safe, compassionate space for exploration and growth. With a trauma-informed approach, we'll work to understand how the past shapes the present, developing tools for emotional resilience and fostering a deeper sense of self. Healing tak
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CBTfit - Mind & Body
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Derby DE22
As a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist my main focus is helping clients understand and manage their problems within this framework. CBT is an active therapy, present focused, collaborative and structured allowing the clients to become ‘their own therapist’. This type of therapy empowers the client to take responsibility for their own therapeutic journey, acquiring the skills and techniques to maintain changes made in therapy for the long term. I adhere to the standards of conduct, performance and ethics required by my accrediting body the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).
As a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist my main focus is helping clients understand and manage their problems within this framework. CBT is an active therapy, present focused, collaborative and structured allowing the clients to become ‘their own therapist’. This type of therapy empowers the client to take responsibility for their own therapeutic journey, acquiring the skills and techniques to maintain changes made in therapy for the long term. I adhere to the standards of conduct, performance and ethics required by my accrediting body the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).
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ISOC In Support of Children
Social Worker, MSc
Verified Verified
Derby DE73
I have over 20 years experience working with children, young people and their families. My reward is seeing what fulfilling lives people can have despite having had adversity in their lives. I make it my mission to keep up with evolving attitudes in this world of constant change.
I have over 20 years experience working with children, young people and their families. My reward is seeing what fulfilling lives people can have despite having had adversity in their lives. I make it my mission to keep up with evolving attitudes in this world of constant change.
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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.