KD_MG_0130-1Kate is a mindfulness and self-compassion teacher, accredited counsellor (MBACP Accred.), supervisor and coach.  She has worked for several years in the Hospice movement as a counsellor working with adult patients and bereaved family members as well as running a community wide bereavement service for children, young people and their families.

Kate has been a meditator for many years and has completed training for mindfulness-based teachers,  Mindfulness in Individual Therapy and Specialist Teacher Training in Mindfulness based cognitive therapy for Cancer all with Bangor University. She has also undertaken Self-Compassion Core Skills Training with Christopher Germer & Kristin Neff  and has trained as MIndful Self-Compassion teacher as well as completing a year long compassion training with the Mindfulness Association and training in Compassion Focused Therapy with Professor Paul Gilbert. She has trained with one of America’s leading career coaches and holds a PG Diploma and MSc in Counselling Psychology from Keele University.

Kate currently leads mindfulness and self-compassion groups for palliative care patients, carers and staff at a local hospice and is a PhD student at the University of Chester where she is researching a self-compassion training for carers of individuals with life limiting and terminal illness.

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