is a teacher, trainer and supervisor with the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice (CMRP) at Bangor University. She qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 1984 and has worked in the field of mental health since then, working in a variety of settings and specialties within the UK and Canada. She has undertaken further professional training including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) in 1996 and worked as a DBT therapist for 7 years. In 2010 she completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Evidence-Based Psychological Therapy and currently works in a primary care mental health service as a senior CBT therapist and lead for long-term physical health conditions. She set up an MBCT programme there in 2010, running 8-week courses and training and supervising trainee mindfulness teachers. She provides courses for staff, for clients with recurrent depression and for those with pain, illness or persisting physical symptoms. She has had a meditation practice since 1998 and completed her teacher training through the CPPD route with CMRP. She is interested in capturing the personal meaning of mindfulness to those she is so fortunate to encounter as a mindfulness teacher, having discovered the unique way that people describe how their personal practice has changed their lives.