Training in Mindfulness-based Cognitive behavioural therapies
Our Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) training is
approved by the British Psychological Society Learning Centre
for the purposes of Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Dr. Patrizia C. Collard PhD, BABCP accredited, UKCP reg., MISMA, MAC
Patrizia is an experienced MBCT and MBSR trainer and is a Senior Lecturer for Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling (University of East London). Patrizia was also resident in Hong Kong and China for 9 years where she studied Taoism, Buddhism, Energy work, Meditation and Yoga. Patrizia also has research interests in Autism and Mindfulness.
'Multimodal Stress Therapy' in 'Integration in Psychotherapy', Routledge 2006.
'The Counsellor's Handbook' a practical A-Z guide to integrative counselling and psychotherapy, Nelson Thornes, 2008
Helen Stephenson is a REP's (Register of Exercise Professionals) registered yoga and Pilates teacher level 4 and back care specialist. She has 30 years teaching experience and is the visiting yoga teacher at the Buddhist meditation centre Gaia House, Devon. Since 1979 she attended retreats with Senior Insight Meditation Teachers Christopher Titmuss, Christina Feldman, Jack Kornfield, Joseph Goldstein et al. She trained in body-centred therapy (Wilhelm Reich and Hakomi) and holds the Relate Diploma in Systemic Therapy. She trained in MBCT with Dr. Patrizia Collard.
Martin Wilks, Chartered Psychologist, BSc. Psychol, Dip Couns, MSc. Couns Psychol, Dip Couns.Psychol
Martin has cultivated his personal mindfulness practice for
over 25 years. For 17 yrs, working as both psychologist and
visiting Buddhist minister, he facilitated mindfulness-based
groups and counselling services in a central London prison.
In private practice, since 2002 he has been developing the
use of ACT in short term work and weaves many ACT & MBCT
practices and procedures into longer term mindfulness-based
psychotherapy. His research interests focus upon
qualitative, participant inquiry methods exploring the
integration of mindfulness meditation with counseling; and
in developing public-sector / third sector partnership
arrangements for the roll-out of 3rd wave therapies.