Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) teachers within NCM have been providing MBCT groups following an initiative to train and provide ongoing support and supervision to staff. As a consequence, MBCT groups are now being run throughout the region with a wide range of populations as outlined below:
Outcome measures from service user groups consistently indicate an overall improvement in symptoms with participants rating the programme as very-extremely helpful.
Tim is a mental health nurse and accredited CBT therapist, completing his Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Therapy at Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre in 2006. He is an experienced MBCT teacher and trainer and is employed in Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust as the clinical lead for MBCT. This post involves coordinating and delivering training and supervision of MBCT to IAPT and Secondary Care staff, who work with people experiencing a diverse range of health problems.
Tim has run MBCT groups in primary care and specialist mental health services since 2008 for people with depression and other mental health problems. In 2016 he completed a PhD with the University of Nottingham focusing on the relationship between mindfulness and depression. Tim is also an associate teacher & trainer with the University of Oxford’s Mindfulness Centre and is a tutor for the Masters degree in MBCT. He has extensive experience of MBCT training and supervision both in the UK and internationally. He was the chair of the British Association of Mindfulness-based Approaches in 2018-19.
Sonia is an Occupational Therapist with extensive mental health experience. She has a Master’s degree in Teaching Mindfulness- based Approaches via Bangor University. She continues to maintain contact with the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice, Bangor.
Sonia works within Nottinghamshire NHS Trust as a Mindfulness-based Advanced Practitioner. She has taught MBCT in secondary mental healthcare, since 2007. She is a trainer within the Trust’s MBCT Supervised Pathway and a mindfulness- based supervisor.
Sonia is interested in the breadth of mindfulness- based teachings and how they can be applied both therapeutically and in a wider social context.
Ruth is a mindfulness teacher, trainer, BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and registered mental health nurse by profession. Ruth has been practicing mindfulness meditation for around 10 years following training in teaching MBCT with Oxford Mindfulness Centre. Within the NHS Ruth has run MBCT groups both in IAPT and specialist mental health services for individuals with recurrent depression. As well as her mindfulness work, Ruth continues to work as a CBT therapist within specialist mental health services primarily with individuals with complex anxiety disorders.
Kate began practising mediation in 1997, she trained as a mindfulness teacher in 2014 and is now an experienced MBCT teacher. She is employed in Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust as a Mindfulness Based Teaching Practitioner and works with the Nottingham Centre for Mindfulness. This post involves delivering training and supervision of MBCT to trainees as well as providing mindfulness groups and workshops for staff wellbeing.
Kate also provides MBCT groups for specialist mental health services, she is a registered general and mental health nurse and has a Masters’ degree in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy, she continues to work as a BABCP accredited
psychotherapist across a range of clinical presentations in secondary care adult mental health services.
Liz is a Mindfulness Teacher and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at the Nottingham Centre for Mindfulness. She also works at the Nottingham Psychotherapy Unit offering Mentalisation Based pre therapy interventions to patients within Step 4 services. Liz worked in Community Mental Health Teams for 20 years. She completed her MBCT training at NCM in 2012 and facilitated MBCT groups for patients with recurrent depression in AMH for 8 years prior to her current role. She teaches on the MBCT Foundation Training and MBCT for IAPT Training. She has also been involved in creating the Mindfulness for staff wellbeing service. She is an experienced MBCT supervisor.
Chloe is employed by the Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust as a Senior Occupational Therapist working within secondary mental health services. She works with clients with a diverse range of complex mental health difficulties providing Occupational Therapy assessments and interventions. Chloe is also employed as a Mindfulness Based Teaching Practitioner working with the Nottingham Centre for Mindfulness. The role includes delivering MBCT, wellbeing workshops and mindfulness interventions to staff within the NHS and external organisations through the Nottinghamshire staff support HUB. Chloe is accredited by the British Association of Mindfulness Based Approaches and has taught MBCT in mental health services for adults experiencing recurrent depression since 2018.
Zena is a Mental Health Nurse employed by Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS foundation Trust; currently she is working as a Mindfulness Based Teaching Practitioner with the Nottingham Centre for Mindfulness. Zena completed her MBCT training in 2013 and since then has successfully facilitated client groups for people experiencing recurrent depression within secondary care community services. In addition to running clinical groups Zena has delivered MBCT for staff groups within the Trust to support personal wellbeing.
Most recently, Zena has joined the Centre for Mindfulness as part of the Nottinghamshire Wellbeing HUB for health and social care staff. This role includes delivering MBCT, wellbeing workshops and mindfulness interventions to staff within the NHS and external organisations.
As well as her mindfulness work, Zena continues to work as a Specialist Mental Health Practitioner for Nottinghamshire Mentalization Based Treatment Service, this is a community service offering individual assessments and group therapy for people with complex personality difficulties.
Jo is the Secretary for the Nottingham Centre for Mindfulness. She attained an NVQ Level 3 in Business Studies in 2013 and has twenty-four years’ service within the NHS. She is the Team’s Course Administrator and Organiser for MBCT Courses.