Mission:

To raise people’s awareness, through teaching, training, and coaching, about the potential, and power of their own minds.  To heal, to let go of limiting thought patterns, beliefs, and behaviours, to build resilience and mental capacity, to cope better with the challenge and opportunities life brings, to live healthier, happier, and meaningful lives.

To equip children with the ‘Tools for Life’ by teaching, and training them about their own minds, enabling them to self-regulate, build resilience, develop greater mental and emotional stability that will support them throughout life.  Stability of mind is the key to freedom.

 

Approach:

Drawing on my 30 years experience of the human mind I teach people how to develop mental freedom from turbulent mind-states by harnessing and training their own mind.  Enabling them to move forward in a direction of positive growth, towards achieving their goals, to find meaning and purpose whilst navigating life’s ups and downs.

The first step to mental freedom is to understand the mind, its mental faculties and the thought process at play.  Thoughts produce feelings which direct behaviour and produce the results we get in life – positive or negative so we have to become extremely aware of our thoughts and thought patterns.  We do this by developing stability of mind, cognitive flexibility, and conscious awareness to see with clarity, to make changes and to live a life of choice.

As a BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), qualified, registered, and accredited psychotherapist I have been working clinically within mental health services for over 11-years and within mind-body health for over 14 years.  During this time I have worked with thousands of people who want to make change, to move forward, to find purpose and achieve the goals that they want to achieve in life – this starts by understanding the mind and by taking action towards a desired outcome.

I work in private practice across all sectors including NHS, corporate and education, with individuals, groups and communities.  Helping people to develop proactive strategies, by understanding their minds to navigate through, anxiety, depression, and despair to a place of balance and control, to feel calmer, cope better and move in a direction of positive growth.

I am a fully qualified clinical supervisor experienced working within NHS IAPT service providing clinical supervision for IAPT counsellors and psychotherapists.  I am also a mindfulness supervisor providing clinical as well and non-clinical mindfulness supervision.

 

Qualifications / Experience:

Masters Level (Merit), Post Graduate Diploma (PGDip), Counselling and Psychotherapy, Liverpool John Moores University.

Post Graduate Diploma (PGDip), in Mindfulness Based Approaches, University of Wales Bangor (Centre from Mindfulness Research and Practice).

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), Accredited Practitioner Status. BACP, Leicestershire.

Person-Centred Experiential Counselling for Depression, CfD Licensed Practitioner, Nottingham University.

Level 7 Diploma in Clinical Supervision, The Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute, Nottingham.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), for utilisation within IAPT services.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Trauma Based Therapy. 

Lifespan Integration Trauma Based Therapy.

Certificate in Mindfulness Supervision, University of Wales Bangor / Mindfulness Network.

Certificate in Supervising Teachers of Mindfulness-based Approaches, University of Wales Bangor / Mindfulness Network.

Certificate in Mentoring new mindfulness teachers, University of Wales Bangor.

Dot. b Mindfulness in Schools certified teacher.

Cultivating Emotional Balance (CEB), accredited teacher, Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies.

Diploma in Yoga, British Wheel of Yoga (Hatha), accredited teacher.

Bob Proctor Coaching Programme, Proctor Gallagher Institute.

Professional Membership:

Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

British Association of Mindfulness Based Approaches (BAMBA).

“Geraldine, very approachable, her depth and knowledge is extensive, but also open to new discoveries and experiences.”

Karen NHS participant

 

“I believe this training would be beneficial to so many people in their lives, friendships and in their work.  I am particularly interested in the benefits to health and wellbeing without the use of drugs / medication.  It offers a great alternative.”

Sarah private client

 

“Geraldine’s delivery was excellent, caring and extremely relevant.  The life skills I have learnt have been incredibly useful.  I am in such a different place emotionally and its feels amazing.”

Hilary Private Client

 

This training has made me proud of the person I am – money cannot buy that!  I no longer hate myself.  I have moved from a very, very dark place and practice gratitude for what I have every day. Life changing!”

Stephen Private Client

 

“Working with Geraldine has been an incredible journey for me.  After years of experiencing PTSD I now understand it and can bring my mind-body system into balance.  Triggers have become less which has given me the confidence and a sense of control.”

David Private Client

Get in touch

E: connect@geraldinethomas.co.uk

T: +44 7432 098873

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