I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist, Associate fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS), and a senior Mindfulness teacher
I have 3 decades experience of helping clients in a variety of contexts, from a wide range of ages, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds. Having accumulated 16 years experience in the development, management and supervision of counselling services in HMP Brixton, London - where I also worked in the chaplaincy as Buddhist Minister - I now work here in Suffolk as a psychologist in independent practice offering counselling, psychotherapy, CBT, ACT, coaching, mediation, supervision, training and mentoring.
I am passionate about mindfulness in both my personal and professional life. I began teaching secular mindfulness on the summer camps and festivals scene in the late 80’s, developed it’s clinical application in the prison sector throughout the 90’s, and I’m now internationally recognised as a “peer-reviewed ACT trainer” - Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, ACT, being a cutting edge integration of mindfulness into the therapy/coaching process.
One to one, I work with a broad range of presenting issues - ACT is a trans-diagnostic approach that has ample empirical evidence base showing effectiveness with the majority of mental health conditions as well as being an effective approach for high-end coaching.
I relish working with groups of people - whether teaching mindfulness or ACT; or entertaining as a musician, singer & performer - I love to catalyse the “we” experience. I am deeply involved in a community building approach towards developing a more mindful way of being with each other - as a local and a global community working towards pro-social cultural change.
For more information on my journey to here and now, here's a link to my 'about me' page on my Flexible Psychological Solutions business website