Bridgette is a mindfulness teacher, trainer and supervisor, and a consultant clinical psychologist. She worked in NHS mental health services for 16 years and has been teaching mindfulness since 2002. Bridgette now teaches on the Masters Programme for the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice (CMRP) at Bangor University; she is also a supervisor and retreat lead for the Mindfulness Network CIC (link). Bridgette works in keeping with the nationally agreed Good Practice Guidelines for Mindfulness teachers and supervisors.
Bridgette has a depth of experience within the NHS at a senior management level and knows from the inside the challenges of developing services and working within the NHS context. She continues to work with the NHS through the Sussex Mindfulness Centre with whom she is involved in the supervision and training of mindfulness teachers and the development of innovative applications of mindfulness. Bridgette is also an Associate of The Mindfulness Initiative which is supporting the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Mindfulness to develop mindfulness-based policies for the UK.
As a consultant clinical psychologist, Bridgette is also a chartered member of the British Psychological Society and registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council. She is a highly experienced psychological therapist with training in a number of therapeutic approaches including cognitive behavioural, narrative, systemic and mentalisation based therapy. Bridgette’s central therapeutic interest is in how we can reduce self-criticism and work with our internal experience in a more friendly and helpful way.