Geraldine Griffin, MA Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy, BA HDip Education, UKCP Accredited, Member of Irish Council for Psychotherapy
I worked in the education sector for over 26 years as a teacher, manager and counsellor.
Following a personal practice of mindfulness, spanning eight years, I had a first-hand experience of mindfulness as a way of engaging more creatively in my own life. This led me to train as as a Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapist over sixteen years ago at the acclaimed Karuna Institute, Devon (see www.karuna-institute.co.uk).
Mindfulness-Based/ Core Process is a leading edge mindfulness-oriented therapy that combines ancient wisdom practices on mindfulness and compassion with western psychotherapeutic theory. I am a fully accredited and registered member of the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy (for more information see www.psychotherapy.org.uk) and member of the Irish Council for Psychotherapy.
I specialise in working with teenagers and young adults. Formerly, I trained as an Educational Psychotherapist (this training was founded on a psychodynamic psychotherapy approach) and graduated with an Advanced Diploma from Roehampton Institute in 1995. I have many years experience of working directly with children/young adults with emotional and behavioural difficulties as well as physical disabilities and sensory impairments.
Before setting up in private practice, I managed a team of advisory teachers/educational consultants in Tower Hamlets, London offering services to school/college staff in order to meet the needs of their students and promote inclusion.