What is Mindfulness-based psychotherapy?

Mindfulness based Core Process psychotherapy is the original Mindfulness based psychotherapy in the UK and is a trauma informed practice. The training is highly respected and fully accredited by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).

The benefits of mindfulness practice and mindfulness based therapies are gaining a rapidly growing evidence base across the world. The approach integrates Western developmental understanding and neuroscience with Eastern embodied awareness practices that have their roots in Buddhist psychology.

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Some of the benefits people experience are:

  • Greater ease in handling thoughts, moods, emotions
  • Improved focus, memory and concentration
  • Awareness experience is constantly changing therefore not 'who we are'
  • Feeling better able to manage stress or anxiety
  • Experiencing greater self-confidence and being less self-critical
  • Feeling more compassionate and less judgemental
  • Experiencing more connection with others and the surrounding world
  • Noticing and responding more effectively to unhelpful habits/patterns in the mind
  • Feeling more able to respond skilfully rather than react
  • Growing clarity around experiences and values
  • Personal development

"Feelings are just visitors, let them come and go."


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During our sessions I'll support you in a compassionate joint enquiry into whatever is happening in your body and mind in the present moment. Anyone who’s watched a baby or young child witnesses our natural capacity to be open and live purely in the moment. We often lose this throughout life as we develop strategies to adapt to our environments and numb, distract or defend against pain.

By looking deeply into our experience, we can develop greater understanding around the nature of our struggles, gradually noticing how we often get stuck in unhelpful, unconscious habitual patterns that cause us to react from past experiences rather than respond in the way we might wish to in the present.  In becoming more aware of what's happening, we can begin to step back, pause and consider what 's no longer serving us. We can begin to feel a sense of space and freedom to consciously choose our response instead of getting hijacked by old patterns.