My work as a Counsellor has always been informed by my practice as a Buddhist and the various Meditation methods I have learned along the way. I trained with the University of the West of England as a CBT Practitioner and, along the way, began to find out about and practice Mindfulness. It seemed to open very effective new doors for me as a Counsellor. I then discovered that some Buddhist friends, Vidyamala Burch and Sona Fricker, were running Breathworks, an organisation based in Manchester who are passionate about providing courses and teacher training in mindfulness-based pain and illness management to help people change their lives and ease the suffering associated with pain, illness and stress.
I trained for 3 years with Breathworks and was accredited as a Breathworks Mindfulness trainer in May 2014. This Mindfulness training was life changing; synthesising my personal practice as a Buddhist and taking my CBT and general Counselling practice into very exciting and new directions. `
I run occasional 8-week Mindfulness for Health or Mindfulness for Stress courses in Bristol alongside a co-Teacher, Cate Peel. If you think you would be interested in attending this course please email: