Kay Octigan

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Kay Octigan



MBCT (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy), MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction)
Teaching Methods
Online, In Person, Hybrid

About Me

With an interest and practice in meditation and yoga throughout my adult life, I began teaching Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (alongside working as a CBT Therapist) in NHS Psychological Therapies in 2011. Since 2014 I have taught MBCT-D for recurrent depression in our NHS commissioned research clinic embedded at Exeter University, and in recent years MBCT for Life, to university, police, social care and NHS staff. I have worked as a research therapist on the RESPOND trial looking at MBCT as a treatment for people currently experiencing depression and for whom CBT for Depression has not been effective. I worked as a Tutor, and then Programme Lead, on the Postgraduate Diploma in MBCT and Approaches at Exeter University and also offer mindfulness based supervision via The Mindfulness Network. I have overseen MBI-TAC Assessment and Moderation services at Exeter University and Oxford Mindfulness Foundation. Formerly, the South West Site Lead for the MBCT in IAPT National Training, I continue to train and supervise for Sussex Mindfulness Centre in the South East Region. I work online on Zoom, face to face and we offer hybrid reunion practice sessions in our clinic at the university.

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