Mindfulness therapy: Lokadhi Lloyd MA PGDip (Psych) PGDip (Mindfulness) MBACP
Mindfulness informs my work and my life more generally, and where appropriate I bring this approach - Mindfulness-Based Approaches (MBCT, MBSR) - explicitly into one-to-one therapy.
Research (Crane, R., Elias, D., 2006) suggests that therapists with training in mindfulness have more successful outcomes with their clients than those who have not. I'm one of few qualified and experienced counsellor/therapists in the UK with specific training in the application of mindfulness to therapeutic work.
If you're considering counselling or therapy, I imagine you may be feeling afraid, stuck, confused, helpless or aimless. Or you may feel very low, without really understanding why. Perhaps you recognise certain recurrent patterns in your life, but feel unable to change them.
Whatever difficulties you may be experiencing - painful events in the present, memories of the past, or worries about the future - I offer a safe, confidential space to help you gain a different perspective and move towards growth and understanding. I'll listen non-judgementally and offer you support - help you tap into your deep inner resources and move forward.
My approach to counselling draws on awareness of the body, and explores how unhelpful patterns of thought and behaviour can be recognised and changed. I've trained in and practised mindfulness - a meditation-based approach - for many years. This complements my core training, Psychosynthesis, in deepening awareness of body, breath, thoughts + emotions: helping develop a stronger sense of moment-to-moment experience; strengthening a sense of being able to make choices rather than perpetuate reactive patterns.
You can get an idea of how we might work together by looking at my website: www.mindfulnesstherapy.co.uk I currently have some limited availability to see new clients; please get in touch for more information.
Or contact me by email: Lokadhi@mindfulnesstherapy.co.uk
My practice is based in Highbury/Islington. I charge £60 for each 50-minute session.
In addition to my work as a therapist/counsellor, I offer Mindfulness for Healthy Living courses (MBCT, MBSR) for stress and anxiety, the prevention of relapse into depression, managing pain and chronic illness - as well as to bring greater depth and richness to life.
From time to time, I offer mindfulness workshops/practice days - see my website for details. I also supervise other teachers of mindfulness-based approaches and facilitate ongoing groups for other therapists/counsellors (including trainees) and health professionals who bring mindfulness into their own work. (see events listings).
Training, qualifications & experience
As a Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP), I hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling (Psychosynthesis) and adhere to the BACP's professional code of conduct and good practice. I'm in regular supervision by a BACP-accredited supervisor and engage in regular training to refresh and renew my approach to my work.
I am a registered teacher with the Uk Network of Mindfulness Teachers, and trained for over a 5-years with the Centre for Mindfulness Research + Practice (CMRP) of the University of Bangor - world leading centre of excellence in Mindfulness training. I've taught mindfulness-based approaches (MBCT and MBSR) for many years and have a postgraduate teaching diploma in Mindfulness-Based Approaches, as well as further training in Mindfulness and Individual Therapy and as a mindfulness supervisor.
I have extensive experience in facilitating groups, and run a monthly Mindfulness-based group for therapists/counsellors and health professionals which meets in North London on the second Tuesday of the month in the evening.
My background includes some years spent as a practising artist and having worked in the City of London, as well as having run my own business. Before setting up my own practice I spent several years as a part-time student counsellor, and offering mindfulness training in the voluntary sector. I hold a first-class honours degree (BA) and an MA in fine art.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Sessions last 50 minutes and cost £60 (some concessions for trainee counsellor/therapists or those with a low income).
Maps & Directions
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My availability is limited - do get in touch for current information.
Types of client