With more than 10 years experience working with individuals and groups to develop Mindfulness in their lives, and with over 20 years experience as a General Practitioner, my ideal is to help guide people to live mindfully as a means to improved wellbeing ‘To Live in the Smile’
My passion lies in empowering others to take charge of their health, happiness and state of mind. I bring to my work a rare combination of conventional and emerging modalities, a calm, unobtrusive manner and a dry sense of humour.
Mindfulness Based Therapies
One to one time often follows mindfulness teachings, or an opportunity for one to one before attending the course. This work is mindfulness based but also informed by cognitive based therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy and dialectical behaviour therapy.
Courses provided through Mindfulnessworks in Napier:
- Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation
- Introduction to Mindful Eating(developed by Dr Heidi Douglas)
Both these 4-week courses, are supported by reading material, evidence based literature and meditation tapes. These courses are an hour long, and are interactive, participatory and engaging.
I provide clinical supervision as a registered social worker to practising clinicians working with adults in mental health and addiction services. I am registered with ANZASW and DAPAANZ. I have been both a manager and supervisor in England in both adult and children services for many years. I am committed to best practice and recognise the importance of supervision in the complexities and stressful work that health clinicians undertake.
ACC Accredited Provider
have been a mental health clinician in Hawkes Bay for the past 9yrs in both adults and more recently in children and families, I am a registered social worker but much of my clinical practice has been as a therapist.My specialism is mindfulness and that is becauseI recognise the benefits it has had in my own life and in the lives of the people with whom i have worked. The modalities that I use include CBT: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy.
My work has give me vast experience in working with anxiety, depression, sexual abuse and trauma. I am experienced with both individual therapy and group work.I am registered with an addiction association as often people that I work with are using an addiction to manage their distress and pain.I work in a person centred engaging approach with sensitivity to culture and disability, and will want to work with you to find the most effective treatment