I have an interest in drawing on yoga’s multidimensional approach to living that promotes holistic health, builds resilience, promotes positive values and behaviour and assists in managing stress. I am a yoga and mindfulness teacher, and originally trained and practiced as a Chartered Clinical Psychologist in mental health in the NHS for a number of years.
I broadened my own personal practice of yoga and meditation and experienced first-hand the benefits of these practices for my own health, self-awareness, and self-acceptance. I have recognized the need to work more holistically to improve wellbeing and health of the people I have worked with and naturally began to incorporate these tools and values into my therapeutic work and am delighted with the accumulating research evidence base encouraging the practice of yoga and mindfulness skills in daily life.
I am passionate about raising awareness of the benefits of working with the 'whole' person towards overall physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. For many, life is full, busy and it’s all too easy to keep doing more, but if we don’t take time to replenish ourselves this can potentially spiral into tension, stress and fatigue in body-mind-heart. I have developed a harmonious approach uniting yoga and mindfulness to create a space to foster resilience, rest the nervous system or energize with a sense of being watchful, curious and caring.
I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and a member of the Division of Clinical Psychology (DCP) and member of the Holistic Psychology Faculty. I am a registered yoga teacher with the British Wheel of Yoga (BWY) and a Teacher Member with the Mindfulness Association (MA) with whom I have trained and teach their 8 week Mindfulness Based Living Course (MBLC) – an educational and experiential course for the general population. In the past I have taught mindfulness approaches to NHS staff and service users, and integrated yoga and mindfulness based ‘interventions’ in my therapeutic work in mental health.