Hi, I'm Gabby, psychotherapist, yoga and mindfulness teacher. As a therapist I specialise in treating body image issues, perfectionism and OCD.
When I embarked on my personal journey into physical and mental wellbeing, I wasn't really sure what I was getting myself into. I noticed that lots of things are not the way I would like them to be: my eating, the shape of my body, my reactions, my relationships (this included the relationship with myself).
I did try to fix these quickly: jumped in and out of diets, techniques, forms of exercise and so on.
I stressed about them and they didn't get me the result I wanted. I was stubborn and also a perfectionist... let me tell you this is not a good combination.
I am a trained therapist with years of experience in helping clients to live a better life. Still, when I tried to improve my own mental health and wellbeing it wasn't as easy ride - see above: stubborn, "now recovering" perfectionist.
So here's what I did: I showed up and I accepted that this is going to be a marathon, not a sprint. I focused on two main areas: physical wellbeing and mental wellbeing. I attended my own therapy, regularly attended yoga classes and started my mindfulness teacher training. This led to more therapy and more yoga. And more mindfulness... do you see where this is going?
I would love to share my learning with you and I would be honoured if you would share your journey with me. There are different channels to connect:
I did mention I am qualified, right? So here are some details about the most important courses, if you are curious about anything else, feel free to get in touch.
This is what matters if you don't want to read on:
10 years experience in the field of mental health; 3 years post qualification CBT experience and 7 years+ continuous NHS work experience.
May 2015 - May 2016 Postgraduate studies - Postgraduate degree in High Intensity Therapies - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Canterbury Christ Church University
September 2004 - September 2009 BA, MA in Psychology, undergraduate studies, University of Debrecen. Full time University training, combined course including bachelors and masters.
Formal Mindfulness training
Mindfulness residential training (MBCT) was completed in April 2018 with the Oxford Mindfulness Centre
Mindfulness - Finding peace in a frantic world course, Oxford Mindfulness Centre, 2019