Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) Counselling in Rugby

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E Chahal
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Rugby CV23
My approach draws on expertise in EMDR, DBT, Mindfulness and CFT.
Many of us find parts of our lives difficult. Sometimes feelings can linger and interfere with our day-to-day functioning; impacting what is meaningful to us. Exploring these difficulties in a supportive space can enable you to understand them better and help you to work towards feeling better. I specifically work with individuals who have difficulty regulating their emotion, interpersonal issues and struggle to stay in the here and now by ruminating on the past or worrying about the future.
My approach draws on expertise in EMDR, DBT, Mindfulness and CFT.
Many of us find parts of our lives difficult. Sometimes feelings can linger and interfere with our day-to-day functioning; impacting what is meaningful to us. Exploring these difficulties in a supportive space can enable you to understand them better and help you to work towards feeling better. I specifically work with individuals who have difficulty regulating their emotion, interpersonal issues and struggle to stay in the here and now by ruminating on the past or worrying about the future.
01455 241492 View 01455 241492
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Cristina Maria Nemes
Psychologist, MA, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Rugby CV21  (Online Only)
I can help you to become the best version of yourself! I am a highly dedicated Psychotherapist and Clinical Hypnotherapist, my techniques are a mix of evidence-based treatments – cognitive therapy with mindfulness - integrating self-esteem, self-acceptance, emotional resilience, and self- development to help clients develop their skills to cope with emotional difficulties and changing irrational thinking. I help clients focus on life goals, their well-being, to see life in a more positive way, and to accept negative events and feelings so that they are more prepared for life with an increased sense of well-being.
I can help you to become the best version of yourself! I am a highly dedicated Psychotherapist and Clinical Hypnotherapist, my techniques are a mix of evidence-based treatments – cognitive therapy with mindfulness - integrating self-esteem, self-acceptance, emotional resilience, and self- development to help clients develop their skills to cope with emotional difficulties and changing irrational thinking. I help clients focus on life goals, their well-being, to see life in a more positive way, and to accept negative events and feelings so that they are more prepared for life with an increased sense of well-being.
01604 954995 View 01604 954995
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Tracey Peabody
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Rugby CV21
I am a CBT and Person-Centred counsellor bringing kindness, compassion, and empathy to your emotional needs. Are you overwhelmed, and life is just getting on top of you? Are you struggling with managing difficult emotions; feelings of lack of self-worth, loneliness, or other mental health issues and don’t know where to turn for support? Sometimes we all need a helping hand. By bringing heartfelt empathy to your issues, we can build a powerful and healing therapeutic relationship to help you discover your potential and capacity for change.
I am a CBT and Person-Centred counsellor bringing kindness, compassion, and empathy to your emotional needs. Are you overwhelmed, and life is just getting on top of you? Are you struggling with managing difficult emotions; feelings of lack of self-worth, loneliness, or other mental health issues and don’t know where to turn for support? Sometimes we all need a helping hand. By bringing heartfelt empathy to your issues, we can build a powerful and healing therapeutic relationship to help you discover your potential and capacity for change.
01788 228353 View 01788 228353
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Enhancing Futures Ltd
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Rugby CV21
With over 10 years NHS expertise in mental health, specifically working with people with Autism, Learning Disabilities and other Special Educational Needs, Dr Claire Leonard of Enhancing Futures Ltd offers a person-centred, compassionate support service. Her specialist interests include complex genetic health presentations, attachment difficulties, and supporting siblings. She uses an integrative approach to understanding presentations, building on systemic, compassion-focussed, acceptance-commitment, behavioural and attachment based therapies.
With over 10 years NHS expertise in mental health, specifically working with people with Autism, Learning Disabilities and other Special Educational Needs, Dr Claire Leonard of Enhancing Futures Ltd offers a person-centred, compassionate support service. Her specialist interests include complex genetic health presentations, attachment difficulties, and supporting siblings. She uses an integrative approach to understanding presentations, building on systemic, compassion-focussed, acceptance-commitment, behavioural and attachment based therapies.
01788 229710 View 01788 229710
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Sadie Lee lockwood
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MBACP
Verified Verified
Rugby CV21
Considering Counselling can be quite nerve racking. However it is important to remember that if you choose to engage with it and accept that changes can and do happen for the better, it has the potential to be life changing. If you are suffering with low mood, low self esteem, anxiety or indeed something much more specific that needs attention then you should book an initial consultation. My experience covers issues named above but so many more. As a trained Counsellor, and Psychotherapist, I believe our relationship is key to a successful change in self defeating behaviour so you can move on to a positive place.
Considering Counselling can be quite nerve racking. However it is important to remember that if you choose to engage with it and accept that changes can and do happen for the better, it has the potential to be life changing. If you are suffering with low mood, low self esteem, anxiety or indeed something much more specific that needs attention then you should book an initial consultation. My experience covers issues named above but so many more. As a trained Counsellor, and Psychotherapist, I believe our relationship is key to a successful change in self defeating behaviour so you can move on to a positive place.
07481 358661 View 07481 358661
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@thecounsellingcoach
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Rugby CV21
Hi I'm Vanessa. I'm an Integrative Counsellor this means I offer all modes of therapy, making it tailor made to you, and as individual as you are. I have 30 years of experience in the NHS, Public Sector, Charities and latterly private practice. I specialise in working with Grief, Autism, Learning disabilities, Sexual Abuse, Trauma, Anxiety, Motivation, Confidence, Relationships, Self care strategies. I can help you understand and work with your thoughts and emotions, in mind and body. I work in a creative way often using a variety of tools to visualise where you are presently and develop some skills to move forward.
Hi I'm Vanessa. I'm an Integrative Counsellor this means I offer all modes of therapy, making it tailor made to you, and as individual as you are. I have 30 years of experience in the NHS, Public Sector, Charities and latterly private practice. I specialise in working with Grief, Autism, Learning disabilities, Sexual Abuse, Trauma, Anxiety, Motivation, Confidence, Relationships, Self care strategies. I can help you understand and work with your thoughts and emotions, in mind and body. I work in a creative way often using a variety of tools to visualise where you are presently and develop some skills to move forward.
0116 478 6725 View 0116 478 6725

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Lucy Clarkson, FdSc, MBACP
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southam CV47
Informed by Humanistic Psychology, Trauma Awareness, Psychodynamic analysis, CBT, Mindfulness and Intuitive Coaching to offer solution focused personal development.
When life feels messy seeking help takes courage and strength. You might be feeling overwhelmed in your daily life, or experiencing complications in your relationships. Maybe you have experienced a life-changing event like a loss, a divorce, a betrayal, an illness, stress, or a family conflict. Perhaps you're worrying about your son or daughter and need some clarity. I work with adults & young people (16+) wanting to reflect on thoughts, feelings and behaviours, to understand some of the unanswered questions buzzing around our busy minds. In time, things become clearer & positive changes can be made.
Informed by Humanistic Psychology, Trauma Awareness, Psychodynamic analysis, CBT, Mindfulness and Intuitive Coaching to offer solution focused personal development.
When life feels messy seeking help takes courage and strength. You might be feeling overwhelmed in your daily life, or experiencing complications in your relationships. Maybe you have experienced a life-changing event like a loss, a divorce, a betrayal, an illness, stress, or a family conflict. Perhaps you're worrying about your son or daughter and need some clarity. I work with adults & young people (16+) wanting to reflect on thoughts, feelings and behaviours, to understand some of the unanswered questions buzzing around our busy minds. In time, things become clearer & positive changes can be made.
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Paramjit Sall
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Bulkington CV12
I am a registered member of British Association of Counselling Practise (BACP) and comply with their practise Ethics and Standard. I am an Integrative counsellor with Humanistic approach using Person Centred, Solution Focused, Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behaviour and Systemic Family Therapy as my core models. Each individual I work with is unique and come with issues that get in the way of their life from time to time. I respect everyone is different and I work with clients according to their personality and presenting issues.•I know it can be really hard at times to reach out for help but please remember you are important.
I am a registered member of British Association of Counselling Practise (BACP) and comply with their practise Ethics and Standard. I am an Integrative counsellor with Humanistic approach using Person Centred, Solution Focused, Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behaviour and Systemic Family Therapy as my core models. Each individual I work with is unique and come with issues that get in the way of their life from time to time. I respect everyone is different and I work with clients according to their personality and presenting issues.•I know it can be really hard at times to reach out for help but please remember you are important.
024 7610 1157 View 024 7610 1157
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Luke Webster
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Coventry CV3
I understand that what has happened to you and what you are experiencing is challenging and comes with difficult thoughts and feelings. I can offer a safe place where you can explore those thoughts and feelings without judgment or pressure. Whether you are looking to understand your self more, be understood or to find out a path to feel happier and think differently, I can help. I work with many different challenges including anxiety, depression, stress and many more.
I understand that what has happened to you and what you are experiencing is challenging and comes with difficult thoughts and feelings. I can offer a safe place where you can explore those thoughts and feelings without judgment or pressure. Whether you are looking to understand your self more, be understood or to find out a path to feel happier and think differently, I can help. I work with many different challenges including anxiety, depression, stress and many more.
024 7693 2045 View 024 7693 2045
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Jaswinder Kaur MacDonald
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Coventry CV6
I am a very warm and caring person with a wealth of experience in the health and well-being industry. For 28 years I have provided counselling support to individuals from different ethnic backgrounds and social groups struggling with an array of difficulties. I am an unbiased, great listener and you can feel comfortable sharing the most sensitive information knowing no judgement will be passed. My goal is to help empower individuals to unlock their inner potential and facilitate a new found love for life!
I am a very warm and caring person with a wealth of experience in the health and well-being industry. For 28 years I have provided counselling support to individuals from different ethnic backgrounds and social groups struggling with an array of difficulties. I am an unbiased, great listener and you can feel comfortable sharing the most sensitive information knowing no judgement will be passed. My goal is to help empower individuals to unlock their inner potential and facilitate a new found love for life!
07799 904238 View 07799 904238
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Katie Brazier
Counsellor, COSRT Accred
Verified Verified
Southam CV47
I’m Katie, your partner in transformation. If you are experiencing Anxiety or Stress, Addictions or Compulsive Behaviours, Sleep Issues or Past Trauma then I can help. With over 15 years of experience in my private practice, I’ve dedicated my life to helping busy individuals like you achieve emotional health, calm, control, and happiness.
I’m Katie, your partner in transformation. If you are experiencing Anxiety or Stress, Addictions or Compulsive Behaviours, Sleep Issues or Past Trauma then I can help. With over 15 years of experience in my private practice, I’ve dedicated my life to helping busy individuals like you achieve emotional health, calm, control, and happiness.
01926 353660 View 01926 353660
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Joanne Blythen
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Towcester NN11
Hi, my name is JoJo and I am a qualified person-cantered counsellor based in Buckinghamshire - Milton Keynes. I work in person, online and offer walking sessions. I work with anyone over the age of 14 yrs, covering areas such as depression, anxiety, body image, disordered eating, self-harm, sexuality, LGBTQI, ADHD, neurodiversity and issues that may arise when we live in blended families. My approach is always to build up a relationship of trust, find common areas we can connect on and work at a pace that suits you. I have lived and worked in India and the US so have cross-cultural understanding.
Hi, my name is JoJo and I am a qualified person-cantered counsellor based in Buckinghamshire - Milton Keynes. I work in person, online and offer walking sessions. I work with anyone over the age of 14 yrs, covering areas such as depression, anxiety, body image, disordered eating, self-harm, sexuality, LGBTQI, ADHD, neurodiversity and issues that may arise when we live in blended families. My approach is always to build up a relationship of trust, find common areas we can connect on and work at a pace that suits you. I have lived and worked in India and the US so have cross-cultural understanding.
01908 103712 View 01908 103712
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Wellbeing Co Therapy and Coaching
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Daventry NN11
Hi, I am Fungai. I offer evidence based psychological therapies in line with NICE guidelines for the treatment of anxiety presentations (generalised anxiety disorder, low self-esteem, panic, health anxiety, social anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, childhood sexual abuse/ neglect, long health terms conditions and obsessive compulsive disorder) and depression. The problem does not have to diagnosed, it can be factors contributing to mental distress such as work stress and overwhelm, finances, bullying, gender identity, relationship difficulties, bereavement, discrimination and racism.
Hi, I am Fungai. I offer evidence based psychological therapies in line with NICE guidelines for the treatment of anxiety presentations (generalised anxiety disorder, low self-esteem, panic, health anxiety, social anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, childhood sexual abuse/ neglect, long health terms conditions and obsessive compulsive disorder) and depression. The problem does not have to diagnosed, it can be factors contributing to mental distress such as work stress and overwhelm, finances, bullying, gender identity, relationship difficulties, bereavement, discrimination and racism.
01536 907774 View 01536 907774

Online Therapists

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Dr Rai Turton
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hertford SG14
My main approaches are Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy.
If you are struggling with anxiety or difficult emotion or behaviour, or stress, or sleep then I can help. I have many years of experience working with these difficulties and have always had a special interest in stress tolerance and emotion. My aim is to support you to understand your difficulties, to find relief from your symptoms and also discover solutions that enable you to feel better and to live your life as you really want to. I can offer you over 35 years of experience in the NHS and private practice, and a well evidenced approach that has been shown to work. Please see my webpage for more information: www.ntpsychology.com
My main approaches are Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy.
If you are struggling with anxiety or difficult emotion or behaviour, or stress, or sleep then I can help. I have many years of experience working with these difficulties and have always had a special interest in stress tolerance and emotion. My aim is to support you to understand your difficulties, to find relief from your symptoms and also discover solutions that enable you to feel better and to live your life as you really want to. I can offer you over 35 years of experience in the NHS and private practice, and a well evidenced approach that has been shown to work. Please see my webpage for more information: www.ntpsychology.com
01707 241105 View 01707 241105
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Daniel Eliseo García Higuera
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
London SW18  (Online Only)
My main approaches are Person-Centred Therapy, CBT, ACT, Positive Psychology, Emotions and Mindfulness.
Hey there! I am Daniel, thank you very much for taking some time to see my profile. I am a licensed Psychologist accredited with BPS (British Psychological Society) and COP (Colegio Oficial de Psicología) and a licensed Counsellor accredited with NCS (National Counselling Society). I have over 12 years of qualifications and experience working with addictions, anxiety, emotional issues, self-esteem, communication issues, depression, obsessive thoughts, relationship issues, eating disorders, career problems and existential issues. I can help you clarify your values and we can work to set goals for your life.
My main approaches are Person-Centred Therapy, CBT, ACT, Positive Psychology, Emotions and Mindfulness.
Hey there! I am Daniel, thank you very much for taking some time to see my profile. I am a licensed Psychologist accredited with BPS (British Psychological Society) and COP (Colegio Oficial de Psicología) and a licensed Counsellor accredited with NCS (National Counselling Society). I have over 12 years of qualifications and experience working with addictions, anxiety, emotional issues, self-esteem, communication issues, depression, obsessive thoughts, relationship issues, eating disorders, career problems and existential issues. I can help you clarify your values and we can work to set goals for your life.
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Samiyya Khan
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B1
“I like to draw flexibly on ‘third wave approaches such as Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, as tailored to my client’s needs.
I have developed substantial knowledge and experience within the private sector of working at Priory Organisation. Now, I am venturing out to build my own practice at London, Harley Street. I have over 10 years in primary and secondary mental health within the adult sector. This was in the context of several services including forensic settings, CAMHS, eating disorder, personality disorder units, in-patient acute/PICU wards, rehabilitation units and neurological/brain injury units. In 2016, I began to deliver psychological therapy/CBT in various IAPT programmes.
“I like to draw flexibly on ‘third wave approaches such as Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, as tailored to my client’s needs.
I have developed substantial knowledge and experience within the private sector of working at Priory Organisation. Now, I am venturing out to build my own practice at London, Harley Street. I have over 10 years in primary and secondary mental health within the adult sector. This was in the context of several services including forensic settings, CAMHS, eating disorder, personality disorder units, in-patient acute/PICU wards, rehabilitation units and neurological/brain injury units. In 2016, I began to deliver psychological therapy/CBT in various IAPT programmes.
01564 331527 View 01564 331527
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Joanne Wright
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Forensic Psych.
Verified Verified
Stafford ST20
I utilise CBT, EMDR, NLP coaching, mindfulness and relaxation into sessions.
Hello. Do you feel stuck, confused or overwhelmed? Are you being held back by anxiety, depression or a lack of self worth? Do you know what you want to achieve, but need someone to motivate, guide and reassure you? Perhaps you are worried about the well-being of family members, colleagues or friends? As well as working with anxiety, depression, trauma or stress, I also specialise in working with individuals and families affected by Autism. I can diagnose autism and help schools to provide the best support to students. As well as providing individual therapy, I can devise and deliver training relating to mental health and resilience.
I utilise CBT, EMDR, NLP coaching, mindfulness and relaxation into sessions.
Hello. Do you feel stuck, confused or overwhelmed? Are you being held back by anxiety, depression or a lack of self worth? Do you know what you want to achieve, but need someone to motivate, guide and reassure you? Perhaps you are worried about the well-being of family members, colleagues or friends? As well as working with anxiety, depression, trauma or stress, I also specialise in working with individuals and families affected by Autism. I can diagnose autism and help schools to provide the best support to students. As well as providing individual therapy, I can devise and deliver training relating to mental health and resilience.
01785 335997 View 01785 335997
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Candice Collins
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Alresford SO24
Specific experience: Couples in Conflict: Affairs, Jealousy and Betrayal - Bereavement, Grief and Loss - Emotionally-focused Couple Therapy - Shame and Vulnerability - Asperger Syndrome/autism and Relationships - Lifting effects of Trauma - LGBTQ and Awareness - Monogamy and Non-monogamy - Anger Management and Relationships - Narrative Therapy - Mindfulness.
I specialise in working with couples and individuals, and regularly work with clients in areas including: communication, affairs and infidelity, blended families, bereavement (loss and grief), embedded trauma, depression and anxiety. In my practice, I endeavour to work with clients in an empathic, collaborative and non-judgemental way. My integrated approach uses systemic theory (including exploring your thought processes and present situation) and psychodynamic theory (historical exploration linking to unconscious thoughts and behaviour). I also apply aspects of emotionally-focused therapy (EFT); and trauma focused therapies.
Specific experience: Couples in Conflict: Affairs, Jealousy and Betrayal - Bereavement, Grief and Loss - Emotionally-focused Couple Therapy - Shame and Vulnerability - Asperger Syndrome/autism and Relationships - Lifting effects of Trauma - LGBTQ and Awareness - Monogamy and Non-monogamy - Anger Management and Relationships - Narrative Therapy - Mindfulness.
I specialise in working with couples and individuals, and regularly work with clients in areas including: communication, affairs and infidelity, blended families, bereavement (loss and grief), embedded trauma, depression and anxiety. In my practice, I endeavour to work with clients in an empathic, collaborative and non-judgemental way. My integrated approach uses systemic theory (including exploring your thought processes and present situation) and psychodynamic theory (historical exploration linking to unconscious thoughts and behaviour). I also apply aspects of emotionally-focused therapy (EFT); and trauma focused therapies.
023 8202 8098 View 023 8202 8098
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Dr Robert Owen
Psychotherapist, PhD, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Twickenham TW2
My work draws on many different models including: Person-Centred Therapy - establishing our relationship so that we can get results as quickly and easily as possible Transactional Analysis - analysing the workings of your relationships The Psychodynamic Models - examining your past’s impact on your present Mindfulness - an integrative, mind-body approach to stress that supports individuals to change.
I'm here to help you get different results. Whether you're experiencing stress, depression, anxiety, anger or low self-esteem, we can work it out - sometimes within just 4 to 6 sessions. ​Maybe you've already identified some repeating patterns in your life that lead you where you don't want - or like - to be; maybe you feel like a puppet on strings, knowing unseen forces are pulling you but unable to identify quite what they are and thus break free? I'll work with you on your behavioural patterns, starting with identifying them (either you can explain them to me or we can identify them together) then looking at their sources and identifying ways of breaking free of them.
My work draws on many different models including: Person-Centred Therapy - establishing our relationship so that we can get results as quickly and easily as possible Transactional Analysis - analysing the workings of your relationships The Psychodynamic Models - examining your past’s impact on your present Mindfulness - an integrative, mind-body approach to stress that supports individuals to change.
I'm here to help you get different results. Whether you're experiencing stress, depression, anxiety, anger or low self-esteem, we can work it out - sometimes within just 4 to 6 sessions. ​Maybe you've already identified some repeating patterns in your life that lead you where you don't want - or like - to be; maybe you feel like a puppet on strings, knowing unseen forces are pulling you but unable to identify quite what they are and thus break free? I'll work with you on your behavioural patterns, starting with identifying them (either you can explain them to me or we can identify them together) then looking at their sources and identifying ways of breaking free of them.
01748 902219 View 01748 902219
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Christine Barton
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Saffron Walden CB11
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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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.