My name is Greg Scott, and I am a Mindfulness Teacher and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist
I am an accredited member the BACP and have been an accredited Therapist since 2002.I am also a member of the BABCP and am accredited with them as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist.
In 2012 I completed the Post Grad Diploma and certificate of competence in Teaching Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) at the University of Bangor.
In 2004 I completed an MSc in Rational Emotive Therapy/Cognitive Behaviour Therapy at Goldsmiths College, London.
I have worked with a variety of problems and am interested in the mechanisms and processes that underpin our experiences of depression and anxiety and the impact that this has on day to day life. I find Cognitive Behavioural Approaches suit my style of working and I enjoy the collaborative relationship that goes with this approach.
I have been practising Mindfulness meditation personally since 1995 and have been interested in the way that mindfulness approaches have been integrated into CBT over the last 10 years. I particularly enjoy introducing Mindfulness practices into individual therapy as a way of helping people to relate differently to their experience of suffering, and in particular helping people to become embodied as a way of relating differently to experiences.
I have been particularly drawn to approaches that highlight self – acceptance and compassion, and believe that any process of change begins with developing an understanding and acceptance of our current experience. With acceptance everything in our experience is workable. A key part of this is the exploration of values and meanings that form our own personal philosophies, and how this influences our approach to our situation.
I offer courses in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness Based Compassionate Living as well as an Introduction to Mindfulness.