OMF teaching team, Received trained teacher certificate (Stage 6)
I am a Clinical Psychologist who has specialised in experiential approaches to therapy. I trained in MBCT at the OMF, starting with the 8 day residential in Ammerdown in 2014, moving on to the Foundation Course in 2015/2016 and finally completing the MSt in MBCT in 2018 (for which I was awarded a distinction). In addition to my interest in mindfulness as a tool to enhance emotional wellbeing, I am fascinated by its potential to improve relationships. I trained in another research and mindfulness based therapy called Alliance Focused Therapy which emphasises the use of ‘mindfulness-in-relationship’ as a means of resolving impasses in therapy, and offer training in this approach. My day job is as Lead Clinician at Headington Psychotherapy.
For more information on James’ work with the OMF, please see here: https://www.oxfordmindfulness.org/people/james-macdonald/