Counselling & Mindfulness in Malmesbury, Wiltshire
Mindfulminds offers individual and couples counselling, mindfulness courses, mindfulness one to one sessions and self-compassion workshops in Swindon & Malmesbury, Wiltshire.
Please do take time to look through the site, you will find information about me, counselling, mindfulness and compassion for individuals or groups, my approach to both and how I aim to help you.
I feel passionate about helping people find a way through their difficulties. I offer you a warm, compassionate, confidential space where you can talk freely about your concerns, feel listened to and where we can make sense of what you are experiencing, gain a deeper understanding and find the best way forwards for you.
I aim to support you through change, if change is what you want and to reach positive and sometimes life changing outcomes.
Telephone and Skype counselling are available, please contact me if you would like more information about these services. I also provide Supervision for other counsellors.
The aims of both Counselling and Mindfulness are to help you:
• Develop greater self-awareness, self-acceptance and self-compassion
• Come to terms with difficult events and situations in your life, past or present
• Bring positive change into your life, if change is what you want
• Move forward with confidence and resilience
There are many different models of counselling which can be quite confusing when looking for a counsellor. I offer an integrative approach to counselling and am influenced by mindfulness/awareness and compassion practices which I have been studying and teaching for many years.
I have a particular interest in helping clients develop self-compassion through Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), helpful for clients who experience issues with their self-critic, guilt or shame.
I spent 6 years working in the NHS, providing brief Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, (CBT) to individuals and couples with a wide range of difficulties.
I am a registered and accredited counsellor with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), and have over 9 years experience from working in both the private and public sector providing short term and long term therapy.
Please feel comfortable to contact me by telephone or email and ask any questions. I would be happy to talk through anything you would like to know about counselling or mindfulness, and whether either of them may be right for you at the moment.
ADVANTAGES OF INTEGRATING MINDFULNESS PRACTICE WITH THERAPY
As well as symptomatic relief practicing mindfulness may help you:
• become more aware of repeating emotions & thought patterns.
• develop the ability to respond rather than react to habitual habits and past conditioning
• develop the skills to be able to explore your experiences as they are happening
• develop the ability to slow things down, have continued observation and reflection in daily practice & outside of sessions
• become more gently and compassionate with yourself, more connected to others and life itself
I have consulting rooms in three locations:
- 23 Bath Road, Old Town, Swindon
- Lea, Wiltshire
LEA is a quiet location in a village within 5 minutes drive from Malmesbury, Wiltshire, Swindon (20 minutes by car) or Chippenham, (20 minutes by car) or Tetbury, Gloucestershire, (10 minutes by car), Cirencester, (20 minutes by car)
There is free parking and disabled access available outside my Malmesbury premises.
Please contact me to book an initial session, there will be no obligation and this may be the moment when you begin to feel happier.
8 week Mindfulness Course, start, January, April & September 2016
DATE: Monday 5th SEPTEMBER 2016
TIME: 7 - 9 pm
WEEKLY: 8 Weeks
VENUE: Abbey House Gardens,
PRACTICE DAY: Saturday 15 th October, 10 - 3 pm
Spaces still available
To find out more about upcoming courses please click here
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MINDFUL SELF COMPASSION
8 WEEK COURSE
DATE: Thursday 8th September 2016
Course details click here
Please contact me for a chat to find out how I can help you
Phone/text: 07765 680618
“Through mindfulness, we can learn to live in the present moment instead of in the past and in the future. Dwelling in the present moment is the only way to truly develop peace, both in one's self and in the world”
Day & Evening Sessions Available
Individuals, men, women, young people & couples
I am an accredited member of the BACP which means my practice has been judged competent and ethical by the national association of UK therapists.