About Mindfulness In Reading
If you have stumbled across this site on the internet, you have probably been searching for help of some form or are curious as to whether mindfulness is right for you. Hopefully, you will find the information here that you need in order to make an informed choice as to a way forward.
One of the reasons we started Mindfulness in Reading is because of the gap between the provision of mindfulness and the level of interest or need.
Moreover, we have increasingly heard from people who have not been able to access mindfulness for one reason or another. Despite their interest and potential benefit to their lives.
This has been the starting point for Mindfulness in Reading. Our intention is to start bridging this gap by bringing mindfulness sessions to the public. With the hope of allowing more people access to the mindfulness training that has so benefited our clients and ourselves.
Since then, we have heard more and more from people struggling to access therapy. And have been growing to meet more and more of the need. We are a team of experienced therapists with a wide range of training, skills, and experience.
Meet the Team
BABCP Accredited CBT Therapist, Supervisor and Trainer
Hi my name is Taf. I am an experienced and accredited CBT Therapist and approved Mindfulness Teacher. I have worked in a range of Mental Health Care and Addiction Services throughout my career, both as a clinician and in leadership/supervision roles. Offering evidence-based psychological interventions for individuals who are experiencing mental health conditions, in particular depression and anxiety disorders.
Within my clinical work, I use approaches approved by NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) or otherwise supported by a scientific evidence base. My central models of therapy are CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and Mindfulness-Based Intervention. I also have a strong interest in CFT (Compassion Focused Therapy).
My areas of special interest and experience include PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, OCD and difficulties with self-esteem. I also work with individuals with physical health symptoms, or complicated grief, to facilitate the process of adjustment. I aim to support clients to build on their strengths, as well as to learn new skills, to overcome life challenges.
BABCP Accredited CBT Therapist
Hi. My name is Jenny Lam, and I am an experienced and accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist. I hold a Postgraduate Diploma qualification in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy and am fully accredited by the British Association of Cognitive Behavioural Therapies (BABCP).
Over the course of my 16-year career within the mental health sector, I have worked within the mental health charity sector, in Forensic Psychiatry, as a University Clinical Lecturer, in the private mental health sector and in NHS Primary Care Improving Access to Psychological therapies (IAPT) mental health services as a CBT Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor.
My passion and focus in around delivering evidence-based CBT treatment to the highest of standards and delivering a commitment to helping people improve their mental health. In my role as a Clinical Lecturer, I trained and supervised trainee CBT Clinicians, and trained Clinical Supervisors. Also facilitated Continuing Professional Development (CPD) events nationally.
As a Clinical Supervisor, I have extensive experience supervising Trainee Clinical Psychologists, Trainee and Qualified CBT Psychotherapists, Trainee and Qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners.
Dr Teresa Wheeler
Educational, Child and Community Psychologist
Hi, my name is Teresa, and I am an Educational, Child and Community Psychologist. I completed my Educational Psychology Doctorate in 2015 at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust and prior to this I worked as a primary school SEN teacher.
As a psychologist I always strive to hold the young person at the centre of my piece of work and ensure that I am offering them the best support, whatever this may look like for the child, school, or family.
I am currently working towards finishing my Mindfulness (MBSR) teacher training and I am qualified to teach Mindfulness to primary school and early years students (The Paws b programme). I am also qualified to deliver the VIG (Video Interaction Guidance) intervention.