Who am I?

I am an occupational therapist working together with people living with dementia and their carers. I have worked in the NHS for nearly 20 years in a variety of settings including wards, community mental health teams and also using social and therapeutic horticulture as a means of rehabilitation. Through witnessing and experiencing the transformative capacity of mindfulness in my work and life I then trained to teach MBCT. I had the pleasure of studying with the OMF initially following the OMC foundations to teach curriculum and then completing the University of Oxford MBCT MSt in 2018.

What do I do?

I am a OMF Mentor, closely supporting trainees as they journey along their learning.  I also lead the OMF team of mentors, collabrating with the core OMF management team and offering guidance to the mentoring team.  I regularly teach MBCT and Mindfulness for life to NHS staff, the general population and to carers. I am also delighted to teach the “Mindfulness: Taking it further” course as a means to further infuse mindfulness and its potential in the participants lives. The geographical area in which I teach, which usually is North and West London, UK.