MBCT Therapist and Trainer
Alison qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 1988. She worked in a number of mental settings initially including a community mental health team in North Devon.In 2002 she moved to a primary care service working as a psychological therapist offering brief cognitive behaviour therapy for adults.
In 2005 she started becoming involved in Mindfulness- based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).She was selected to be a therapist on the trial - Relapse prevention through MBCT versus medication in real world healthcare settings. Throughout this time Alison was trained and supervised by some of the developers of MBCT. Alison was instrumental in the development of a MBCT service in North Devon.
She has worked at the mood disorders centre in various roles related to Mindfulness-based interventions since 2008 including:
- Lead therapist for the PREVENT trial.
- Lead therapist within the AccEPT clinic, teaching MBCT groups and developing the provision of Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) groups.
- Programme lead for the Masters in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapies from its beginning in 2008 which was broadened in 2011 to include a Masters in Mindfulness-based Approaches.
- In 2012 she co-founded the Exeter Mindfulness Network that has the intention to reduce human suffering, promote well-being and create the conditions in which people can flourish. The network brings together researchers, mindfulness teachers, dharma teachers and health, education and social care professionals.
Research group links
|Tel||+44 (0) 1392 722679|
|Address||Washington Singer Laboratories
College of Life and Environmental Sciences
University of Exeter