Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) Counselling in Perth

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Dr Samantha Baradhi
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Perth PH1
Samantha has training and experience in several core psychological modalities; cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), trauma-focused CBT, EMDR, schema therapy, systemic couple/family therapy, person-centred and mindfulness.
Dr Samantha Baradhi (CPsychol) is a Chartered and HCPC Registered Psychologist and COSRT Accredited Psychosexual Therapist offering psychological therapy and psychosexual therapy to adults, couples and young people above 14 years. As a counselling psychologist her approach is relational and attachment focused. A thorough psychological assessment, a humanistic stance and in-depth formulation underpin the therapy relationship, whilst an integration of therapeutic models allows Samantha to work with each individual's specific needs and goals. She has been established here at The Broughty Practice, Dundee since 2006.
Samantha has training and experience in several core psychological modalities; cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), trauma-focused CBT, EMDR, schema therapy, systemic couple/family therapy, person-centred and mindfulness.
Dr Samantha Baradhi (CPsychol) is a Chartered and HCPC Registered Psychologist and COSRT Accredited Psychosexual Therapist offering psychological therapy and psychosexual therapy to adults, couples and young people above 14 years. As a counselling psychologist her approach is relational and attachment focused. A thorough psychological assessment, a humanistic stance and in-depth formulation underpin the therapy relationship, whilst an integration of therapeutic models allows Samantha to work with each individual's specific needs and goals. She has been established here at The Broughty Practice, Dundee since 2006.
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Roxanne Kerr
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Perth PH1
When you have been struggling with your mental health for a long time and feel that you have tried everything already and nothing works, it can be difficult to believe that you will ever start to feel better again.   I can help support you to overcome the difficulti​es you are experiencing which may have prevented you living your life to the fullest, impacted your relationships or left you questioning your own sense of self. I work in an unique way where collaboration is a key component of the work we will do together and where your input into the therapeutic process is respected and welcome.
When you have been struggling with your mental health for a long time and feel that you have tried everything already and nothing works, it can be difficult to believe that you will ever start to feel better again.   I can help support you to overcome the difficulti​es you are experiencing which may have prevented you living your life to the fullest, impacted your relationships or left you questioning your own sense of self. I work in an unique way where collaboration is a key component of the work we will do together and where your input into the therapeutic process is respected and welcome.
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Dr Kathryn Quinn
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Perth PH2
I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist with a proven track record of clinical effectiveness. I run an established and successful private practice, and offer a choice of both online or face-to-face appointments ensuring that my client's needs are at the forefront of all that I do. If you would like to discuss your situation further, or book an initial consultation, I would be delighted to hear from you.
I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist with a proven track record of clinical effectiveness. I run an established and successful private practice, and offer a choice of both online or face-to-face appointments ensuring that my client's needs are at the forefront of all that I do. If you would like to discuss your situation further, or book an initial consultation, I would be delighted to hear from you.
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NP Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Perth PH14  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Struggling where to turn for therapy? Seeing so many options and faces to choose from, unsure of where to go? Get in touch. I offer affordable therapy based on your individual circumstance. My background is in psychology and I work with individuals over the age of 16. We work at your pace, with empathy and collaboration. I am an Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with the BABCP. Get in touch by email to book your free consultation.
Struggling where to turn for therapy? Seeing so many options and faces to choose from, unsure of where to go? Get in touch. I offer affordable therapy based on your individual circumstance. My background is in psychology and I work with individuals over the age of 16. We work at your pace, with empathy and collaboration. I am an Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with the BABCP. Get in touch by email to book your free consultation.
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Dr Anna Dako
Verified Verified
Perth PH1
A warm welcome. My name is Dr Anna Dako. As a trained therapist in somatic psychology, I believe that we are all born with inner resources that we inherit and embody and which are there to support us during hard times. What we often do not inherit are the skills in tapping into those resources. Being able to grow in capacity to help yourself with a gentle help of a practitioner is always a huge step in the right direction. In my practice, I always try to activate most natural methods for working with somatic experience, reflective expression, inner awareness and creative openness for change. To book a session, visit Dunami website.
A warm welcome. My name is Dr Anna Dako. As a trained therapist in somatic psychology, I believe that we are all born with inner resources that we inherit and embody and which are there to support us during hard times. What we often do not inherit are the skills in tapping into those resources. Being able to grow in capacity to help yourself with a gentle help of a practitioner is always a huge step in the right direction. In my practice, I always try to activate most natural methods for working with somatic experience, reflective expression, inner awareness and creative openness for change. To book a session, visit Dunami website.
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Susanne Thomson: Counsellor, Clinical Supervisor
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Perth PH1  (Online Only)
Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, Clinical Supervisor. My approach to working with you, embraces a collaborative, fluid and integrative perspective that is rooted in empowerment, humanistic and person-centred values. I offer a holistic therapeutic approach to support you to develop and maintain good health and well-being psychologically, emotionally, physically, and energetically. You may be looking to make life changes, develop healthier relationships or heal from life experiences. I consider that every person is unique, as is their, needs, goals and lived experience.
Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, Clinical Supervisor. My approach to working with you, embraces a collaborative, fluid and integrative perspective that is rooted in empowerment, humanistic and person-centred values. I offer a holistic therapeutic approach to support you to develop and maintain good health and well-being psychologically, emotionally, physically, and energetically. You may be looking to make life changes, develop healthier relationships or heal from life experiences. I consider that every person is unique, as is their, needs, goals and lived experience.
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Online Therapists

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Tina MacDonald Counselling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Kirkcaldy KY1  (Online Only)
A member of the Mindfulness Association of Scotland I can offer grounding and breathing techniques.
Working online UK wide I offer honest open counselling. A client who is looking for a 1 off session or a long term approach can find in our work a place to express their concerns and find it treated sensitively. I have experience of a range of counselling wants and needs. Change will not happen unless change is made and together my clients and I work out what their starting point and way forward will be to achieve what they are looking for.
A member of the Mindfulness Association of Scotland I can offer grounding and breathing techniques.
Working online UK wide I offer honest open counselling. A client who is looking for a 1 off session or a long term approach can find in our work a place to express their concerns and find it treated sensitively. I have experience of a range of counselling wants and needs. Change will not happen unless change is made and together my clients and I work out what their starting point and way forward will be to achieve what they are looking for.
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Fiona louise Singer
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Dundee DD4
Hello and thank you for being curious about me and how we can work together to support change. Perhaps you have been feeling disconnected with life or body, anxious or depressed or just not reaching your full potential in life or love. Perhaps you have been touched by loss, illness or age-related change such as menopause or retirement. Counselling offers a safe, non- biased space to explore many of these issues and more. I am a qualified pluralistic counsellor with an integrative approach offering a wide range of interventions from different theoretical perspectives. for example, CBT, mindfulness. narrative therapy .
Hello and thank you for being curious about me and how we can work together to support change. Perhaps you have been feeling disconnected with life or body, anxious or depressed or just not reaching your full potential in life or love. Perhaps you have been touched by loss, illness or age-related change such as menopause or retirement. Counselling offers a safe, non- biased space to explore many of these issues and more. I am a qualified pluralistic counsellor with an integrative approach offering a wide range of interventions from different theoretical perspectives. for example, CBT, mindfulness. narrative therapy .
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Time to heal
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clydebank G81
I can work creatively offering breathing techniques, mindfulness, journaling together and chanting if appropriate.
Hi I'm Sharon, thank you for viewing my profile. My approach of working is person centered. I am accredited in this field and I am a member of the bacp. I have additional training in CBT if required. I am very committed and passionate about my work. I am qualified 10 years in counselling and 20 years in group work. My experience of the clients I have worked alongside includes low mood, anxiety, low self esteem , addiction, depression, bereavement, childhood trauma, relationship issues, stress and wellbeing.
I can work creatively offering breathing techniques, mindfulness, journaling together and chanting if appropriate.
Hi I'm Sharon, thank you for viewing my profile. My approach of working is person centered. I am accredited in this field and I am a member of the bacp. I have additional training in CBT if required. I am very committed and passionate about my work. I am qualified 10 years in counselling and 20 years in group work. My experience of the clients I have worked alongside includes low mood, anxiety, low self esteem , addiction, depression, bereavement, childhood trauma, relationship issues, stress and wellbeing.
0141 673 5719 View 0141 673 5719
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Corina Valdano
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH12
I hold a master's degree in Third Generation Therapies and draw from a diverse range of evidence-based therapies such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Behavioral Activation (BA), and Counseling Skills.
If you're going through tough times like anxiety, stress, depression, difficult relationships, grief, trauma, self-esteem, or body image issues, it's important to have a safe and understanding space where you can freely express yourself and work towards finding solutions. I have the expertise and skills to provide professional support and help alleviate your emotional suffering, leading to positive changes in your life. Feeling overwhelmed by intense emotions, challenging relationships, or being stuck in life can be really hard. Taking the brave step of seeking help shows your commitment to improving your situation.
I hold a master's degree in Third Generation Therapies and draw from a diverse range of evidence-based therapies such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Behavioral Activation (BA), and Counseling Skills.
If you're going through tough times like anxiety, stress, depression, difficult relationships, grief, trauma, self-esteem, or body image issues, it's important to have a safe and understanding space where you can freely express yourself and work towards finding solutions. I have the expertise and skills to provide professional support and help alleviate your emotional suffering, leading to positive changes in your life. Feeling overwhelmed by intense emotions, challenging relationships, or being stuck in life can be really hard. Taking the brave step of seeking help shows your commitment to improving your situation.
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Space for the Soul
Counsellor, MCOSCA
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH1
Life can be stressful. Balancing the pressure of our commitments with our desire for health, happiness and authenticity can feel exhausting or even impossible. We all need to slow down and carve out some space in our lives to connect with our inner selves and the deeper meaning beyond our everyday existence. I offer a holistic approach to counselling and therapy, combining evidence based practice with holistic tools such as mindfulness, meditation, somatic experiencing, self-care, personal and spiritual growth. I am committed to a deepening path of open-hearted living and self discovery.
Life can be stressful. Balancing the pressure of our commitments with our desire for health, happiness and authenticity can feel exhausting or even impossible. We all need to slow down and carve out some space in our lives to connect with our inner selves and the deeper meaning beyond our everyday existence. I offer a holistic approach to counselling and therapy, combining evidence based practice with holistic tools such as mindfulness, meditation, somatic experiencing, self-care, personal and spiritual growth. I am committed to a deepening path of open-hearted living and self discovery.
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Barbara MacDonald
Counsellor, MCOSCA
Verified Verified
Glasgow G61
I have a background in mindfulness and find that this calming approach works well within therapy.
I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist based in the Glasgow area. I offer sessions using a collaborative approach in a confidential, compassionate environment to support you through a difficult time in your life. CBT is a talking therapy that uses a range of methods, including psycho-education, to increase your awareness of the issue and to develop the skills to change your thinking and behaviour, enabling real life changes. I believe that working together is the key to success and throughout our journey we will focus on your goals and aspirations in order to find solutions that will enable you to move forward.
I have a background in mindfulness and find that this calming approach works well within therapy.
I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist based in the Glasgow area. I offer sessions using a collaborative approach in a confidential, compassionate environment to support you through a difficult time in your life. CBT is a talking therapy that uses a range of methods, including psycho-education, to increase your awareness of the issue and to develop the skills to change your thinking and behaviour, enabling real life changes. I believe that working together is the key to success and throughout our journey we will focus on your goals and aspirations in order to find solutions that will enable you to move forward.
0141 483 7887 View 0141 483 7887
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Liz Cornwallis
MSc
Verified Verified
Glasgow G1
I offer a wide range of therapies including Hypnotherapy and Applied Mind Techniques including Neuro-linguistic programming, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotional Freedom Technique, Mindfulness, Motivational Coaching, OldPain2Go and Functional Imagery Training, a new research based method for successful weight loss.
Imagine feeling calm, being slim, overcoming stubborn habits or fears. Relief of pain, hot flushes or IBS symptoms. You're unique and my range of skills and qualifications mean I can create a personal therapy package to meet your needs. Clients often choose to work with me because I'm friendly and supportive as well as qualified, skilled and experienced. I’ve helped many people over the years, as a nurse, university lecturer, training consultant and now Registered Hypnotherapist and wellbeing coach. Just get in touch for a free initial phone consultation.
I offer a wide range of therapies including Hypnotherapy and Applied Mind Techniques including Neuro-linguistic programming, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotional Freedom Technique, Mindfulness, Motivational Coaching, OldPain2Go and Functional Imagery Training, a new research based method for successful weight loss.
Imagine feeling calm, being slim, overcoming stubborn habits or fears. Relief of pain, hot flushes or IBS symptoms. You're unique and my range of skills and qualifications mean I can create a personal therapy package to meet your needs. Clients often choose to work with me because I'm friendly and supportive as well as qualified, skilled and experienced. I’ve helped many people over the years, as a nurse, university lecturer, training consultant and now Registered Hypnotherapist and wellbeing coach. Just get in touch for a free initial phone consultation.
0141 673 8312 View 0141 673 8312
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Mariette van Lieshout
MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Langholm DG13  (Online Only)
Masters in psychology; qualified CBT therapist (5-year post-doctorate training); Mindfulness training in Bangor and NHS; since 2021 studying at the Assisi Institute, U.
If you feel stuck or at a loss with your life, perhaps due to past or present experiences (for example relationship difficulties, illness, work problems, losses); or if thoughts and emotions are difficult to bear (maybe resulting in feelings of anxiety, depression, loneliness or emptiness), you might benefit from talking – sharing with somebody who is there just for you, unbiased and non-judgemental. We would work at building a therapeutic relationship based on mutual trust and respect so that a safe and protected space can be created.
Masters in psychology; qualified CBT therapist (5-year post-doctorate training); Mindfulness training in Bangor and NHS; since 2021 studying at the Assisi Institute, U.
If you feel stuck or at a loss with your life, perhaps due to past or present experiences (for example relationship difficulties, illness, work problems, losses); or if thoughts and emotions are difficult to bear (maybe resulting in feelings of anxiety, depression, loneliness or emptiness), you might benefit from talking – sharing with somebody who is there just for you, unbiased and non-judgemental. We would work at building a therapeutic relationship based on mutual trust and respect so that a safe and protected space can be created.
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Dr Xi Liu
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP
Verified Verified
Glasgow G3
I draw on a wide range of therapeutic approaches, including (but not limited to) Person-centred Therapy, Mindfulness, Emotion-focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Positive Psychology.
I aim to provide a warm and accepting space where my clients feel truly understood and respected. I believe everyone has the ability to grow and change, and I'm here to support them on their journey. By listening without judgment and encouraging self-exploration, I help clients tap into their own inner wisdom and find solutions that work for them.
I draw on a wide range of therapeutic approaches, including (but not limited to) Person-centred Therapy, Mindfulness, Emotion-focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Positive Psychology.
I aim to provide a warm and accepting space where my clients feel truly understood and respected. I believe everyone has the ability to grow and change, and I'm here to support them on their journey. By listening without judgment and encouraging self-exploration, I help clients tap into their own inner wisdom and find solutions that work for them.
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Dr Richard Golsworthy
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Glasgow G3  (Online Only)
These are complemented by further training which includes Schema Therapy, Emotion-Focussed Therapy and approaches rooted in mindfulness and (self-) compassion.
Hello and welcome. If you are reading this, you are likely feeling in a stuck, difficult or distressing place in your life. We all bring a unique history and mind-set to the life difficulties we encounter. These will have given us strengths to help manage problems, but sometimes we need to discover new ways we might feel, think or act. I think of my specialism as 'stuckness' - whether in emotions, relationships or unhelpful behaviours - which is often expressed in terms such as: anxiety, depression, stress, fear, trauma, low self-esteem, sleep problems, bulimia and binge eating, adjustment to loss, illness & major life changes.
These are complemented by further training which includes Schema Therapy, Emotion-Focussed Therapy and approaches rooted in mindfulness and (self-) compassion.
Hello and welcome. If you are reading this, you are likely feeling in a stuck, difficult or distressing place in your life. We all bring a unique history and mind-set to the life difficulties we encounter. These will have given us strengths to help manage problems, but sometimes we need to discover new ways we might feel, think or act. I think of my specialism as 'stuckness' - whether in emotions, relationships or unhelpful behaviours - which is often expressed in terms such as: anxiety, depression, stress, fear, trauma, low self-esteem, sleep problems, bulimia and binge eating, adjustment to loss, illness & major life changes.
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Anne Thompson
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Aberdeen AB10
Need space to talk? I’m Anne a qualified counsellor. I’m here to support you will life difficulties and struggles. I try to offer a safe and non-judgemental space where we can explore your thoughts, feelings, emotions, experiences and behaviours together. These can be linked to the past, present or future. In the therapy space empathy, acceptance and congruence is offered. A selection of therapeutic tools can be used such as cognitive behaviour worksheets, mindfulness exercises, motivational intervention, emotional regulation techniques, inner child and attachment work, planning and goal setting.
Need space to talk? I’m Anne a qualified counsellor. I’m here to support you will life difficulties and struggles. I try to offer a safe and non-judgemental space where we can explore your thoughts, feelings, emotions, experiences and behaviours together. These can be linked to the past, present or future. In the therapy space empathy, acceptance and congruence is offered. A selection of therapeutic tools can be used such as cognitive behaviour worksheets, mindfulness exercises, motivational intervention, emotional regulation techniques, inner child and attachment work, planning and goal setting.
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BeeSan Psychotherapy and Counselling Services
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH12
I use breath work, mindfulness, body work and somatic approaches where necessary as i believe in their ability to help ground and bring awareness to our bodies.
Starting therapy may seem daunting at first as we try to make sense of our world, thoughts, feelings and emotions. We might be repeating patterns of behaviour in our present lives due to past experiences and patterns. I want to help you shift mental blocks, untangle complex emotions, resolve issues and reveal new perspectives. Whether it’s self-development, addressing emotional and psychological issues, or processing traumatic events, I will work with you to help you become more integrated in yourself. I offer both online and in-person appointments in the centre of Edinburgh where we will work together to help you achieve your goal.
I use breath work, mindfulness, body work and somatic approaches where necessary as i believe in their ability to help ground and bring awareness to our bodies.
Starting therapy may seem daunting at first as we try to make sense of our world, thoughts, feelings and emotions. We might be repeating patterns of behaviour in our present lives due to past experiences and patterns. I want to help you shift mental blocks, untangle complex emotions, resolve issues and reveal new perspectives. Whether it’s self-development, addressing emotional and psychological issues, or processing traumatic events, I will work with you to help you become more integrated in yourself. I offer both online and in-person appointments in the centre of Edinburgh where we will work together to help you achieve your goal.
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Sandra Small
Psychotherapist, MSc, MCOSCA
Verified Verified
Bearsden G61
Sandra wishes to motivate and guide you on a therapeutic journey of cognitive and behavioural transformation. This will self-empower recognition of emotional reactions which can lead to self-defeating behaviours. As a psychotherapist, she tailors treatment plans to meet each client's unique needs, combining CBT, ACT with compassionate focus approaches and mindfulness techniques. These promote self-awareness, emotional regulation and personal growth.
Sandra wishes to motivate and guide you on a therapeutic journey of cognitive and behavioural transformation. This will self-empower recognition of emotional reactions which can lead to self-defeating behaviours. As a psychotherapist, she tailors treatment plans to meet each client's unique needs, combining CBT, ACT with compassionate focus approaches and mindfulness techniques. These promote self-awareness, emotional regulation and personal growth.
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Gail Carvil
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bearsden G61
I offer a warm friendly space for you to speak openly about the difficulties that may be keeping you feeling stuck. Whether it is anxiety, depression, stress, relationship difficulties, or maybe you are struggling with the impact of trauma, abuse or bereavement. I am here to listen and help you unravel the issues that are getting in the way of you living the life you desire. I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) with a keen interest in compassion focused therapy and mindfulness practice, providing online, telephone and face to face counselling sessions.
I offer a warm friendly space for you to speak openly about the difficulties that may be keeping you feeling stuck. Whether it is anxiety, depression, stress, relationship difficulties, or maybe you are struggling with the impact of trauma, abuse or bereavement. I am here to listen and help you unravel the issues that are getting in the way of you living the life you desire. I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) with a keen interest in compassion focused therapy and mindfulness practice, providing online, telephone and face to face counselling sessions.
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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.