Founder & Teacher
Mindfulness UK accredited teacher
I am a formally trained Mindfulness teacher with a natural passion for mindfulness having seen first-hand how profoundly it can ease suffering and change people's lives.
I discovered Meditation at a Yoga centre in the early 2000s at a time when I was struggling with feelings of overwhelm and anxiety and I have been meditating daily ever since. With every practice I feel a greater sense of ease and calm and I love helping others to feel those same benefits.
I volunteer for a number of organisations including The Carers Network, and The Zen Project, and I also support a number of private clients.
I have also worked for over 20 years in the field of education and have extensive experience of mentoring individuals and teams, helping them to build their confidence and work more mindfully and harmoniously together.
I combine a very gentle and compassionate approach with a clear and engaging teaching style and have helped many clients find a new sense of peace and ease in their lives. My particular area of interest lies in the interplay of mindfulness and self-compassion and my major influences include Tara Brach, Kristin Neff and Alistair Appleton, the wonderful teacher who first introduced me to the joys of mindfulness.
I did my formal teacher training with MindfulnessUK, a leading mindfulness training organisation, which is accredited by CPCAB, the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body. I am qualified in Integrating Mindfulness and Compassion, and Compassionate Mindful Resilience which allows me to teach individuals and groups how to build resilience, self-kindness and a sense of empowerment through the blend of mindfulness and compassion.
My other qualifications include Martin Seligman's Positive Psychology programme at The University of Pensylvania, and an Introduction to Humanistic Counselling at The Metanoia Centre. I also have a BA in Modern Languages from the University of Birmingham so can teach in French or Italian if needed!