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I am a Certified Teacher of Mindful Self-Compassion, experienced in teaching both in-person and online.
Alongside teaching the full MSC 8week course online, I facilitate a monthly practice support group with Siri Chandler and guest teachers, called "ReConnecting with Mindful Self-Compassion" (Re-MSC). Taking place on the first Saturday of each month, Re-MSC is a shared space for teachers, experienced practitioners and those who have begun some kind of Mindfulness and/or a Compassion focused practice, practice, study informally and connect to our common humanity, through shared experience. Each month we have a theme which can be based directly on Mindful Self-Compassion. It can also be on some related theme from psychology, neuroscience, other areas of personal growth and life development. e.g. Emotional Intelligence, Non-Violent Communication, The Physiology of Touch., The Self-Healing Power of Forgiveness. More Details and Sign Up are at:
I also co-teach, with Siri Chandler, a free monthly "Introduction to Mindful Self-Compassion" online workshop. Details and Sign up at:
I am, as well, part of the facilitator team for CMSC"s Circles of Practice, including the LGBTQ+ sessions.
I am, in addition, a qualified teacher "Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction"; Breathworks courses in "Mindfulness of Health" (MfH) and "Mindfulness for Stress" (MfH).
I am, furthermore, a teacher trainer as well as teacher of the pioneering new programme "Radical Self-Care" (see below for details).
I am an integrative psychotherapist, including being a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
My integrative psychotherapeutic approach draws on diverse therapeutic modalities, including Mindfulness and Compassion-focused meditation, according to the needs and requests of my clients.
I am Resident Life Development Coach for Amaravati Wellness Center, Thailand
I am also working for the mental health organisation Rainbow Mind in the UK, focusing on LGBTQIA+, including those living at an intersection of LGBTQIA+ and People of Colour/ Black and Ethnic Minorities (BAME).
Here I undertake one-to-one psychotherapy, teacher the pioneering program "Radical Self-Care"; am a member of the teacher trainer team of "Radical Self-Care"; and facilitate the monthly LGBT and POC/BAME focused program "The Gatherings". "Radical Self-Care’s" initial focus was on supporting wellbeing and resilience in people within LGBTQIA+ communities, which in was shown to be affective in a research study with City University London, involving Randomised Control Trials. It is now being applied to the general population and workforce. I have been and am involved in the conceptual development and content creation of "Radical Self-Care", currently exploring adaptions of the programmes specifically for Recovery contexts such s recover form substance mis-use, sexual and gender based violence, and particular mental health conditions
I have been working in mental health for over 6 years, including for the British National Health Service (NHS), and as Honorary Programme Director for New Life Foundation in Thailand.
I am passionate about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, which is engaged with in the MSC program, and am currently involved in a number of initiatives here including work in schools to support LGBTQ Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging.