I am a Senior Trainee Mindfulness-based Core Process Psychotherapist (Karuna Institute, UKCP registered) and meditation teacher. As Socrates is believed to have said in Plato's Theaetetus 'wonder is the feeling of a philosopher' and 'philosophy begins in wonder' I have always considered myself a lover of life's deeper questions and aspects that make up our human experience. As reflected in my own search for answers to a meaningful and fulfilling life, my lived experiences, learnings and trainings greatly influence the work I do.
With an academic background in philosophy, languages and the humanities, a deeper calling led me to spend over a decade exploring the mind-body connection in the West as well as in India and Sri Lanka where I trained as a Buddhist monk, yoga instructor and studied Indology for 5 years. These perspectives deeply inform my person and presence centred approach to psychotherapy and mindfulness. Aside from my training in Mindfulness-based Psychotherapy from Karuna Institute, UK, I have completed various trainings with a special interest in trauma, existential psychotherapy, polyvagal theory and body psychotherapy.
An addition to running a private practice I also have experience working with the NHS Counselling Services.