Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) Counselling in Nottingham

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Lynne Walder
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Nottingham NG12
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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Maya Patrizia Gagni
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nottingham NG17
Please note my practice is a women only service. I am a Counsellor/Psychotherapist, Dramatherapist, Supervisor, Equine Facilitated Psychotherapist, Trauma Therapist and EMDR accredited practitioner with more than 20 years experience of working with a variety of presenting issues including complex PTSD. I can support clients with a number of difficulties and have extensive experience in supporting clients on the ASD spectrum. I am also trained in CBT, PCE-CfD and DBT therapy, Couple Counselling, MBCT and Mindfulness. All my training enables me to support clients through difficulties that classical talking therapy might not be able.
Please note my practice is a women only service. I am a Counsellor/Psychotherapist, Dramatherapist, Supervisor, Equine Facilitated Psychotherapist, Trauma Therapist and EMDR accredited practitioner with more than 20 years experience of working with a variety of presenting issues including complex PTSD. I can support clients with a number of difficulties and have extensive experience in supporting clients on the ASD spectrum. I am also trained in CBT, PCE-CfD and DBT therapy, Couple Counselling, MBCT and Mindfulness. All my training enables me to support clients through difficulties that classical talking therapy might not be able.
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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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Grace-Anne Sharpe-Young
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Nottingham NG12  (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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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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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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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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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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Jo Newstead Counsellor And Supervisor
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Nottingham NG11
My name is Jo and I am a BACP accredited therapist and supervisor with over 11 years experience in practice. Using a blend of Person Centred and Solution Focused therapy I can offer short term solution focused therapy (6-8 sessions) and longer term if there are perhaps multiple issues to address. I came into counselling following a difficult period in my own life and felt that I wanted to give something back by helping others who may find themselves struggling in life.
My name is Jo and I am a BACP accredited therapist and supervisor with over 11 years experience in practice. Using a blend of Person Centred and Solution Focused therapy I can offer short term solution focused therapy (6-8 sessions) and longer term if there are perhaps multiple issues to address. I came into counselling following a difficult period in my own life and felt that I wanted to give something back by helping others who may find themselves struggling in life.
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S.W.A.N. - Rita Lacerda
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Nottingham NG5
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome to SWAN - Supporting Wonderful Acceptance of Neurodivergence. During my own AuDHD discovery journey, I noticed a lack of specialised assessment providers for mums. In my job as an NHS ND diagnostician, I heard how hard it was for people to get GPs to understand their concerns. The process is long and confusing, leading to unnecessary anxiety. It's even harder for mums because we don't fit the medical profile, so keep being dismissed or given the wrong labels. An ND affirming diagnosis is an empowering step towards finding a community that can be healing for ourselves and our families. We're not ducks, we're swans!
Welcome to SWAN - Supporting Wonderful Acceptance of Neurodivergence. During my own AuDHD discovery journey, I noticed a lack of specialised assessment providers for mums. In my job as an NHS ND diagnostician, I heard how hard it was for people to get GPs to understand their concerns. The process is long and confusing, leading to unnecessary anxiety. It's even harder for mums because we don't fit the medical profile, so keep being dismissed or given the wrong labels. An ND affirming diagnosis is an empowering step towards finding a community that can be healing for ourselves and our families. We're not ducks, we're swans!
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Natalie Brunning
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Nottingham NG11  (Online Only)
Hi my name is Natalie. I am an experienced BACP accredited counsellor working in Nottingham. I offer a friendly, safe and confidential space to enable you to work through any difficulties you may be experiencing. I work within the Humanistic person centered approach and I believe that given the right conditions, through therapy, positive changes can be made. I offer counselling for all ages, individuals, couples, EAP, and group work. I work with both long and short term clients. I have extensive experience working with depression, complex mental health and PTSD
Hi my name is Natalie. I am an experienced BACP accredited counsellor working in Nottingham. I offer a friendly, safe and confidential space to enable you to work through any difficulties you may be experiencing. I work within the Humanistic person centered approach and I believe that given the right conditions, through therapy, positive changes can be made. I offer counselling for all ages, individuals, couples, EAP, and group work. I work with both long and short term clients. I have extensive experience working with depression, complex mental health and PTSD
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Maggie Hall
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Nottingham NG11
I am an Integrative psychotherapist. I use the relationship we build together to explore the issues you bring to therapy at your own pace. I have over 16 years experience of working with children, teenagers and adults both in private practice and within NHS and charity settings. I offer a warm confidential space for you to bring those issues which you feel you need some support or help with.
I am an Integrative psychotherapist. I use the relationship we build together to explore the issues you bring to therapy at your own pace. I have over 16 years experience of working with children, teenagers and adults both in private practice and within NHS and charity settings. I offer a warm confidential space for you to bring those issues which you feel you need some support or help with.
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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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Dr Sheila Evetts
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nottingham NG1
Hi, I’m Sheila. I’m a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years’ experience working as a therapist in the NHS with people of all ages with a diverse range of problems and from a variety of backgrounds. I have particular expertise in issues of later life including depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, grief/bereavement, adjustment to illness, carer burden, living with dementia and other life limiting conditions. I continue to work part-time in the NHS as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Head of Service specialising in older people’s mental health. I draw on a range of approaches including CBT and EMDR.
Hi, I’m Sheila. I’m a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years’ experience working as a therapist in the NHS with people of all ages with a diverse range of problems and from a variety of backgrounds. I have particular expertise in issues of later life including depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, grief/bereavement, adjustment to illness, carer burden, living with dementia and other life limiting conditions. I continue to work part-time in the NHS as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Head of Service specialising in older people’s mental health. I draw on a range of approaches including CBT and EMDR.
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Dr Harry (Henry) Ager
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Nottingham NG5
I am a Clinical Psychologist. I have a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy), an MSc in Forensic Psychology and a BSc in Psychology with Criminology. I am highly experienced in working with individuals with complex clinical presentations across the lifespan. I have largely worked for the NHS in adult mental health, forensic and rehabilitation settings. Along with common mental health difficulties, I particularly specialise in personality disorders, substance misuse and psychosis. I also have a keen interest in physical exercise, nutrition and maintaining a healthy lifestyle by promoting positive health behaviour change.
I am a Clinical Psychologist. I have a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy), an MSc in Forensic Psychology and a BSc in Psychology with Criminology. I am highly experienced in working with individuals with complex clinical presentations across the lifespan. I have largely worked for the NHS in adult mental health, forensic and rehabilitation settings. Along with common mental health difficulties, I particularly specialise in personality disorders, substance misuse and psychosis. I also have a keen interest in physical exercise, nutrition and maintaining a healthy lifestyle by promoting positive health behaviour change.
07703 721278 View 07703 721278
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Elysian Psychology
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nottingham NG2
The aim of Elysian Psychology is to relieve psychological distress & emotional pain by providing therapy for children, young people and adults which is individually tailored. We pride ourselves on the expertise of our specialist team of highly qualified Clinical Psychologists, alongside prompt & efficient customer service. We provide private psychological talking therapy online & in person in West Bridgford, Nottingham & Oakham, Rutland. We can assess and diagnose children & adults for both ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder) & ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) either online or in person.
The aim of Elysian Psychology is to relieve psychological distress & emotional pain by providing therapy for children, young people and adults which is individually tailored. We pride ourselves on the expertise of our specialist team of highly qualified Clinical Psychologists, alongside prompt & efficient customer service. We provide private psychological talking therapy online & in person in West Bridgford, Nottingham & Oakham, Rutland. We can assess and diagnose children & adults for both ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder) & ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) either online or in person.
0800 688 9937 View 0800 688 9937
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Compassionate Counselling
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Nottingham NG3
Welcome. I'm an experienced psychotherapist and counsellor working with adults to help improve well-being and quality of life. Counselling can help boost self-esteem, untangle emotional dilemmas, provide support during grief or trauma, enable you to have the courage to face the world again after illness, divorce or job loss. It can also help you to discover why you feel a certain way. It can be a great opportunity to change habitual ways of relating, gain control of your life and move forward. If you are feeling low, anxious or stuck in some way, then you may well benefit from some counselling.
Welcome. I'm an experienced psychotherapist and counsellor working with adults to help improve well-being and quality of life. Counselling can help boost self-esteem, untangle emotional dilemmas, provide support during grief or trauma, enable you to have the courage to face the world again after illness, divorce or job loss. It can also help you to discover why you feel a certain way. It can be a great opportunity to change habitual ways of relating, gain control of your life and move forward. If you are feeling low, anxious or stuck in some way, then you may well benefit from some counselling.
0115 697 1506 View 0115 697 1506
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Halfway Tree Therapy Ltd
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Nottingham NG7
We are all unique and present different ranges of issues requiring highly tailored therapy. As a UKCP accredited, Clinical Integrative Psychotherapist, qualified (with Distinction), at MSc level. I work in a relational/humanistic way, offering myself, my knowledge, and life experience to an extensive range of clients, to encourage growth and healing. Commissioned to work with the Nottinghamshire Police, BAME Crown Prosecution Service, NHS, whilst supporting Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP) and private patients with issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma and grief, childhood trauma and relationship issues.
We are all unique and present different ranges of issues requiring highly tailored therapy. As a UKCP accredited, Clinical Integrative Psychotherapist, qualified (with Distinction), at MSc level. I work in a relational/humanistic way, offering myself, my knowledge, and life experience to an extensive range of clients, to encourage growth and healing. Commissioned to work with the Nottinghamshire Police, BAME Crown Prosecution Service, NHS, whilst supporting Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP) and private patients with issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma and grief, childhood trauma and relationship issues.
01332 980834 View 01332 980834
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Amy Gethings
Counsellor, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Nottingham NG2
As well as my busy private practice, I have over 20 years’ experience of working with those in the caring professions & counselling the homeless. I use connection & empathy to help you with your personal development and relationships. We can address anxiety, toxic stress, addictions, low mood, identity, confidence and spirituality. For too long, you have put your quality of life on hold for other people or your working life. For too long you have tried to stay strong. But the body & mind can only take so much. It's time to improve your overall health, build resilience and set healthy boundaries.
As well as my busy private practice, I have over 20 years’ experience of working with those in the caring professions & counselling the homeless. I use connection & empathy to help you with your personal development and relationships. We can address anxiety, toxic stress, addictions, low mood, identity, confidence and spirituality. For too long, you have put your quality of life on hold for other people or your working life. For too long you have tried to stay strong. But the body & mind can only take so much. It's time to improve your overall health, build resilience and set healthy boundaries.
01777 802572 View 01777 802572
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Natasha Fletcher The Anxiety Therapist
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Nottingham NG5  (Online Only)
Welcome. I'm Natasha I help people who struggle with anxiety and or trauma. You have a good life and lots going for you. You have supportive family and friends, but anxiety, worries and overthinking are holding you back from fully enjoying them. You want to be able to say yes to opportunities that arise, knowing that anxiety isn’t going to hold you back. Perhaps you have been putting off seeking help hoping that your problems will get better on their own or you might have been trying to manage it yourself for too long. If this sounds like you and you've found yourself fighting a battle with your own mind get in touch.
Welcome. I'm Natasha I help people who struggle with anxiety and or trauma. You have a good life and lots going for you. You have supportive family and friends, but anxiety, worries and overthinking are holding you back from fully enjoying them. You want to be able to say yes to opportunities that arise, knowing that anxiety isn’t going to hold you back. Perhaps you have been putting off seeking help hoping that your problems will get better on their own or you might have been trying to manage it yourself for too long. If this sounds like you and you've found yourself fighting a battle with your own mind get in touch.
0115 697 2373 View 0115 697 2373
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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.