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Mindfulness and Compassion Approaches: in Therapy and Training

“A moment of self-compassion can change your entire day.
A string of such moments can change the course of your life.”
Christopher K. Germer, PhD

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My personal mindfulness and compassion practice began in 2004. Since 2009, following teacher training with Bangor University, I have been teaching and integrating Mindfulness-based approaches into my clinical work.

In 2012, I completed the first UK training in Mindful Self-Compassion under the founders Dr Kristin Neff and Dr Chris Germer and in 2014 I became recognised as a Trained MSC Teacher by the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion (CMSC). Cultivating Mindful Self-compassion was the subject of my Professional Doctorate, which I was awarded in 2017. I have also completed a Self-Compassion in Psychotherapy 30-Week Professional Training Program with the CMSC which further deepened my practice as a Self-Compassion-Informed Psychotherapist.

It is such a privilege to bring Mindfulness and Compassion into my clinical work, as well as in teaching and running retreats. It is also a joy to be part of the community of MSC practitioners. I am truly committed to and passionate about this work, it continues to be life-changing for me, my clients, students and retreatants.

Course Details

Mindful Self-Compassion Training

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an empirically based 8-week training that is designed to help you learn and develop the skill of self-compassion. MSC teaches core principles and practices which enable participants to respond to difficult experiences in their lives with kindness, care and understanding. Three key components of self-compassion are: self-kindness, a sense of common humanity, and balanced, mindful awareness. Together they comprise a state of warm-hearted, connected presence.

Developing MSC provides emotional strength and resilience, allowing us to face our shortcomings, forgive ourselves when needed, relate wholeheartedly to others and be more authentically ourselves.

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Benefits of developing Mindful Self-Compassion include:

  • Increase in emotional wellbeing
  • Decrease in anxiety depression and stress
  • Handle difficult emotions with greater ease
  • Motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism
  • Help to manage caregiver fatigue
  • Transform challenging relationships, old and new
  • Practice the art of savoring and self-appreciation
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My MSC brochure is on the button below, further reading and audio practices are in Resources. Information on offerings across the UK can be found here:

If you would like to enquire about therapy, training or have any questions please contact me on 07850 702640 or email

  • HCPC Registration PYL 22722