Mindfulness Training Consultant www.mindfulnesscourse.co.uk & Breathworks CIC Associate Senior Trainer
Doctor of Philosophy
Master of Arts
Diploma in Person Centred Counselling
Certificate in Education
I was born and grew up in Liverpool. I am a member of the teaching team for Breathworks Manchester. As a freelance mindfulness trainer and group facilitator I deliver a range of mindfulness and compassion-based courses and workshops in the UK including: Breathworks Mindfulness for Stress and Mindfulness for Health, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy, Compassion/Kindness Courses/Training.I offer training for individuals, groups and organisations.
I have trained with Vidyamala Burch, Gary Hennessey (Breathworks), Christopher Germer and Kristen Neff (Mindful Compassion Core Skills Training, Bangor University), Rebecca Crane and Sarah Silverton (Specialist Teacher Training Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy, Bangor University), Christina Feldman, John Peacock, John Teasdale (The Foundations of MBCT/MBSR).This programme of practice and training is part of my commitment to deepening my own practice and ensuring the integrity and effectiveness of the training I offer.
I'm a qualified person-centred counsellor and taught counselling skills for many years in Liverpool. I also hold a doctorate from the University of Liverpool School of Sociology and Social Policy and worked as a researcher for the National Health Service. I have over 20 years experience in teaching and group work facilitation both in community settings and in the voluntary sector.