I began a personal mindfulness, meditation and Buddhist contemplative practice in 2003. I regularly undertake mediation training and go on retreat to support and nourish my personal and professional practice as a Chartered Psychologist. Over the years I have trained extensively in the UK and have also been fortunate to benefit from teachings, retreats and conferences across Europe, the United States and Asia. In 2009 I completed teacher training in Mindfulness-based approaches with the University of Bangor, Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice. Also, in 2009 I encountered the Self-compassion research of Dr Kristin Neff, this was the beginning of, and continues to be, a very rich and deep journey. In 2012, I completed the first UK teacher training in Mindful Self-Compassion under the founder’s Dr Kristin Neff and Dr Chris Germer and through training in 2014 I became recognised as a Trained MSC Teacher by University of San Diego, Center for Mindfulness. Cultivating Mindful Self-compassion was the focus of my Professional Doctorate, which I was awarded in 2017. I am deeply committed to and passionate about teaching Mindfulness and Self-compassion. Practicing MSC is life-changing for me, for my clients and students, it is such a joy and privilege to share this work. I am a resident teacher at The Retreat Holistic Center and I offer mindfulness courses, MSC training, meditation retreats and workshops to individuals, groups and organisations in Essex, all over the UK and beyond.