Dr. Tanya Augustine, Chartered Counselling Psychologist and Mindfulness Teacher
Mindful Therapy Practice
Welcome and thanks for visiting my website. I am a Counselling Psychologist and Mindfulness Teacher, offering individual integrative therapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy courses and Clinical supervision.
…the human psyche, like human bones, is strongly inclined towards self-healing. The psychotherapist’s job, like that of the orthopaedic surgeon, is to provide the conditions in which self-healing can best take place.
Integrative Psychological Therapy & Mindfulness and Self compassion courses
As a counselling psychologist I have been trained to offer a range of therapies which I can tailor to your individual needs and circumstances.Therapy may involve working on a clearly defined problem area and may be time-limited. Alternatively, it may be more appropriate to work in an open-ended contract in which you can explore your issues further.
My main therapeutic approach I draw on is Compassion Focussed Therapy. This approach brings together a broad range of theories and research including mindfulness, compassion, attachment and evolutionary psychology. It is very helpful approach particularly for people who struggle with depression, anxiety, trauma, perfectionism and high levels of self criticism. This approach utilising some CBT techniques and is practical as well as having a relational focus. There is a strong emphasis on emotions and how we can learn to develop a compassionate mind in which to respond and manage our emotional difficulties.
Research has shown that the therapeutic relationship is crucial in determining how helpful therapy can be. Central to my approach is a focus on the therapeutic relationship, which is collaborative and involves working together on an agreed focus for therapy. It is important that you feel that you can trust the therapist you decide to work with.
You may also be interested in signing up for a Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy course. These courses are particularly beneficial to individuals who have experienced 3 or more episodes of depression, or those who wish to find more helpful ways to manage stress and anxiety. The next course will be running over 4 saturdays on the 8th & 22nd February & 7th & 21st March and a silent day retreat on the 15th March. Maximum participants 8.