We support in a wide range of ways both 1-1 and with others, and by phone, online and face-to-face.
How We Help
An 8 week group treatment for people who have experienced recurring episodes of depression, but are currently in recovery or are currently experiencing mild to moderate depression. It teaches mindfulness to help you to prevent depression from returning or find new ways to respond to current difficulties.
Depression can affect anyone, and around 1 in 4 of us will experience symptoms of depression at some point in our life. Whilst many experience depression once or twice, for some it can be a repeat visitor.
Our Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) treatment is designed for people who have experienced depression multiple times, but are currently in recovery, to help you to prevent your symptoms from returning.
Whilst it may seem unusual to consider accessing talking therapy when you are feeling well, this treatment works by helping you to stay well.
Mindfulness is practiced in a lot of ways, but the way we use mindfulness in our MBCT group is to help us bring our attention to the present moment, and be more aware of our thoughts and feelings.
This doesn't mean clearing your mind, or controlling your thoughts. Instead, it means noticing your thoughts and feelings as they arise, and being curious about what they are and how they affect you. In this way, mindfulness can help us to create some space to reflect, consider all of our options, perhaps see things a different way, and feel more confident in our choice of how to respond.
Mindfulness is a skill that takes practice, so you won't be alone if you find it difficult at first, but you'll have the support of the group and your facilitators to help you along the way. Alongside the 8 week course, you'll be provided with exercises to practice at home.
Our MBCT course is held in a small group, led by two of our expert practitioners, and lasts for 8 weeks.
At the moment, our MBCT group is held online using Zoom.
We know that many people feel nervous about joining a group, so our facilitators are well practiced in helping people to feel at ease. Our patients find it really makes a difference to learn together, with people who understand what it's like to have recurring depression.
One of our patients said:
“I would like to express my gratitude for the facilitators presence, gentle inquiry and input into my ongoing mindfulness journey. I have enjoyed it immensely. It has been a helpful life skill and extremely valuable in my life. It needs practise, but it does work.”
Our Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy treatment is designed for people who are currently well, but have had several episodes of depression in the past or are currently experiencing mild to moderate depression.
MBCT may be helpful for you if you:
MBCT may not be helpful for you if you:
If one of these apply, please take a look at our other treatments, as we offer a wide range of support that may be more helpful.
We are unfortunately not able to treat patients who:
You can find more information on our eligibility criteria and other helpful information on our Frequently Asked Questions page.
If you feel you could benefit from Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, please get in touch.
There are three steps to getting started: