Robert Gebka, MNCS (Accred), Mindfulness Consultant

Robert Gebka, MNCS (Accred), Mindfulness Consultant

4 Sea Road
Bournemouth
Dorset
BH5 1DB

9 Rosemount Road
Bournemouth
Dorset
BH4 8HB

01202 021 063 / 07564 365443

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4 Sea Road
Bournemouth
Dorset
BH5 1DB

9 Rosemount Road
Bournemouth
Dorset
BH4 8HB

01202 021 063 / 07564 365443

About me

I am an accredited psychological counsellor and Mindfulness Consultant. I am currently continuing my education as a Qualified MBSR Teacher with the University of California San Diego Centre for Mindfulness, USA (UCSD CFM). I also recently wrote a book called Managing Depression with Mindfulness for Dummies and have studied the neuroscience and physiology of mindfulness under Dr Yoann Buisson, Ph.D. Originally, I was a Buddhist monk and have lived and trained in mindfulness for five years at the Nan Hua Zen Buddhist monastery before joining the NHS. I then went on to complete a two year project in Mindfulness Based Interventions in an NHS psychiatric hospital with a clinical population.

I now work part-time within the mental health field for the NHS where I teach mindfulness to both NHS staff as well as patients suffering from mental health difficulties. My style is very light hearted and practical which also draws on my personal insights and experience. I teach mindfulness in a scientific, fun and gentle way focusing on making mindfulness practical and useful in your daily life. I am also a member of the Association of Contextual Behavioural Science, USA.

I offer the following:

6-Week One to One Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy course
www.dorset-mindfulness.co.uk/one-to-one-course.

8-Week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course
www.dorset-mindfulness.co.uk/8-week-mbsr-courses.

Training, qualifications & experience

My training and qualifications – in a nutshell:

  • Continuing education as a Qualified MBSR Teacher Training: University of California San Diego Centre for Mindfulness, USA (UCSD CFM).
  • Neuroscience and physiology of mindfulness under Dr Yoann Buisson, Ph.D.
  • Mindfulness Training: A five year residency at the Nan Hua Buddhist Monastery (South Africa)
  • Have been teaching mindfulness since the year 2000
  • Completed a 2 year self directed NHS research project in Mindfulness Based Interventions with a clinical population
  • One year fulltime Certificate in Buddhist Studies and Mindfulness Practice (South Africa)
  • Train the Trainer Certificate, Dorset Mental Health Forum
  • Bachelors Degree (UOM)(USA)
  • Diploma in Professional Hypnotherapy (UK)
  • Certificate in Personal Coaching, LONDON
  • NHS certificates related to mental health, including: Safeguarding and Therapeutic Engagement Skills.
  • I took part in a three year course of personal psychotherapy as part of his personal and professional development.
  • I also completed a number of one-day, three-day and seven-day mindfulness based Zen style residential retreats.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

NCS

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy & Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Photos & videos

  • Mindfulness and the pause moment

Fees

Single Session per hour: £55
6-Week One to one MBCT course: £340
8-Week MBSR course: £205

Maps & Directions

Bournemouth, BH5 1DB
Bournemouth, BH4 8HB

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: Polish, Afrikaans

Availability

Monday to Firday 8am to 5pm

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
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