Gail is a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist accredited by the BABCP and with a special interest in Mindfulness and Compassion based approaches for working with emotional and psychological difficulties. She trained as a mental health nurse in 1992 which helped develop an in depth understanding of mental health conditions that underpins her work today.
Gail completed further training as a Specialist Practitioner in Community Mental Health and a Post Graduate Diploma in CBT in 2000 and began to develop her skills as a therapist whilst working in the NHS. In 2006 she moved into education to work part time as a Senior Lecturer in Mental Health contributing to nursing and social work trainings.
In 2000 following some physical health issues Gail’s interest in Yoga and meditation grew and in 2004 she travelled to India for the first time to study the philosophy and practice of Yoga and how it could help with common struggles encountered in life.
Whilst in education Gail undertook post graduate training in teaching and in 2008 to 2010 completed a Masters degree in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy with Professor Mark Williams at Oxford University which enabled her to integrate her interest in both Eastern and Western approaches to wellbeing.
Gail built her private practice whilst working in education initially with an established integrated healthcare clinic based in Suffolk. In 2010 she went into private practice full time and began working in London. In 2011 she worked for an NHS Increasing Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service and also returned to teaching CBT at Birkbeck University in London in 2012 for a period of time.
Gail now concentrates fully on her private practice and in 2015 commenced training as a Jungian Analyst with the Guild of Analytical Psychology.