Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy

Mindfulness based cognitive therapy (MBCT) takes the proven method of examining the relationships between thoughts, feelings and behaviours that make cognitive therapy so effective, and adds another element: mindfulness. It combines these two approaches to help you train your mind to be with thoughts and feelings in a manner that increases peace of mind and personal well being. MBCT was originally designed to help prevent recurring bouts of depression. However, it can also be helpful with other conditions.

Do you need to find a MBCT therapist? With over 30 years experience, we can expertly match you with a MBCT therapist who works best for you. Making finding the right therapist easier.

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What is Mindfulness and What Can MBCT Help With?

Mindfulness means intentionally and consciously paying keen attention to the present moment without letting judgement get in the way. This increases our acceptance and awareness of our present reality. MBCT can help with the following conditions:

  • Stress Reduction
  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Panic disorders
  • Bipolar disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Chronic pain or illness management

What are the Benefits of Mindfulness Based Therapy?

  • Learn how to transform negative thinking patterns into more positive ones
  • Discover how to let your thoughts flow without becoming attached to worry or fear thinking
  • Learn how breathing techniques can reduce stress and tension in the body and bring peace of mind
  • Discover how meditation techniques can help you manage physical and emotional pain better
  • Learn how meditation techniques can help bring better clarity to your mind, increase concentration levels and enable you to focus and deal with issues with more ease and inner confidence

Therapy Reviews

Build Self-Confidence and Overcome Relationship Problems
….I had tried counselling before and thought it wasn’t for me. I now realise that finding the right counsellor makes all the difference. I went to see Maggie when I felt I was no longer able to cope and everything in my life was going wrong…. I cannot recommend Maggie enough. I feel in control, grounded and confident… capable of moving forward in my life. My sessions with her have not only helped me gain…
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A very grateful Lawyer!
Control Anxiety – Depression – Improve Relationships – Career Coaching
…therapy with Judy… has changed my life forever. I suffered daily from anxiety and.. negative thought[s].. holding me back..in my relationships… during lockdown..i was put at risk of redundancy.. I saw 3 different therapists before this, none of which really understood and helped me… Judy helped me understand things… control my anxiety… get back on track… I was blown away with her….
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Events Producer
Help to Find the Best Therapist
…KlearMinds seems to put thought and care into matching their clients with the right therapist. When I initially called… a very kind woman who basically gave me a free therapy session, spending almost an hour on the phone with me, before matching me with the best therapist I’ve ever had. …. Paul was amazing… he was an integral part of getting me through…
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Anonymous
Overcoming Anxiety & Work Stress – Improving Career & Relationships
After a number of false starts with therapists, I can only say that I wish I had found Maggie sooner! Over a period of 15 years I had seen multiple therapists and psychiatrists to address issues relating to anxiety, depression and workplace stress. With invariably unsatisfying results, I was extremely skeptical about seeing another therapist… utterly pessimistic about the possibility of being happy. My skepticism proved unfounded.
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Dan, Civil Servant
Manage ADHD, Feel Empowered & in Control
the 10.. therapy..sessions… has truly left a profound impact on my life. Judy… equipped me with invaluable tools to better manage various aspects of my life. The sessions were instrumental in fostering positive changes, and I now feel more empowered and capable of navigating life’s challenges with a new found sense of control. Judy’s expertise and the structured approach of integrative therapy has proven to be….
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Ola 30, female with ADHD
Help With Bereavement & Depression
I was coping with a major bereavement and it felt like a crisis… Straight away Maggie was warm, kind and understanding… I didn’t want to be in therapy for a long time, I just wanted to get better, get on with my life… I cannot recommend Maggie highly enough to you. Whilst life still presents me with challenges I can cope with them as I feel so much stronger now… over six weeks… after each session I’d…
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TV Director, London
Healing Past Wounds and Trauma
I met with Tania at KlearMinds for 12 sessions…Trust was immediately established between us….Tania helped navigate me through some difficult unresolved trauma from my childhood which had been holding me back a long time. Tania helped me look at my past through a lens of warmth, understanding and curiosity, rather than…Tania’s help has changed my life as I have finally….
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Analyst, Investment Management
Overcoming Trauma, Depression, Parenting Problems, Career Issues
I have seen Maggie for a short batch of sessions, on 4 occasions… I’ve needed help with…post-natal depression…childhood trauma…career…work/life balance…parenting struggles… the services she provides, have been absolutely transformational… Without fail, each time, Maggie has..quickly distilled..the root..issue..and given me highly..actionable..advice..I can…use..long past attending one to one sessions….
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COO, London
Career Change, Confidence Building
My experience with Amanda has been nothing short of transformational. I was completely stuck, down in the dumps about my career and not sure how to move forward. Amanda was absolutely brilliant in her approach…Amanda has helped me understand myself, step back and look at the facts around me and increased my confidence hugely….After the first few sessions I had already….
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Anonymous, London
Career & Life Coaching
I initially sought out a life or career coach as I felt stuck in a toxic situation at work…I have seen a number of therapists over the years and definitely felt this was the best experience I have had. I really appreciated Maggie’s combination of empathy and practicality, an investment that has truly paid off… working on a psychological level to understand the situation and other dynamics…really helped me navigate….
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Partnership Development Manager
Overcoming Career Anxiety & Work Stress
I had never thought I was someone who would need counselling or therapy, as I had always been very strong. However when my career wasn’t going quite as I had planned it, I found I was becoming very negative and mentally spiralling out of control – in fact turning myself into a victim. Maggie was outstanding at providing me with what I needed, not as a “quick fix” but by giving me the tools to use whenever I may need…
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Corporate Finance Lawyer

Meet Our Qualified Therapists

Maggie Morrow Award Winning Therapist

Maggie Morrow is an award winning psychotherapist, an accomplished life coach and counsellor, and Founder of KlearMinds. In 2007 she was awarded the BACP National Award for advancing the quality of therapy service provision to the highest standards in the UK.
Maggie’s experience spans over 25 years helping people overcome problems so they can enjoy more fulfilling and satisfying lives.

 

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Judy Harrison - Psychotherapist and Couples Therapist London
Judy holds over 25 years experience as a psychotherapist, with individuals and couples. She utilizes a wide range of therapies, including CBT and psychoeducation and has considerable experience in Career Coaching, Mindfulness Meditation and Mediation. Judy works proactively with clients to help them understand and address problematic situations and experiences and develop positive skills they can draw upon for life.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What Does It Mean To Be Mindful?
The idea of being mindful might sound really abstract, but it’s actually a simple concept. One way to wrap your mind around it is to use a driving analogy. When you are driving on autopilot, you are going through the motions of driving without putting much thought into it. You aren’t likely to notice the little things that pop up along the way, and your mind wanders easily.

In our daily lives, many of us are cruising through on autopilot rather than being more present in the moment. Mindfulness helps us tune into our present feelings and thoughts and makes us less susceptible to falling into the mental ruts that lead to depressive or anxious thoughts. It’s a valuable skill that can also bring more clarity to your thinking, which enables you to focus and achieve your goals with less stress and more ease and inner contentment.

Examples of Mindfulness:

  • When going for a walk, focus on your surroundings rather than getting lost in thought inside your head. Pay attention to the sensation of movement in your legs and feet as you walk. Observe your breathing and the feel of the air on your skin. Listen for the rustling of leaves or the chirping of birds and stop to smell the flowers. Other thoughts might try to intrude, but push them back and actively focus on your surroundings.
  • When washing the dishes, don’t run through your mental to-do list or think about your problems. Instead, focus on the scent of the soap, the size of the bubbles, and the temperature of the water. Tune into the smoothness of the plates and the sensation of the bubbles popping on your skin.

Whilst the above practices can easily sound simplistic or even futile in their nature, their purpose is to help you discover how to train your mind in the art of being present. This practice, over time, enables you to avoid the pitfalls of negative thinking which can lead to stress, depression and anxiety.

How Does MBCT Work?

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Our hand-selected therapists have trained in the UK’s most respected institutions. They hold a minimum of 8 and up to 30 years clinical experience within the NHS, private and/or charitable sectors. They are registered with: