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Heather is training as a Core Process Psychotherapist (CPP) – a mindfulness-based approach to therapy. It uniquely blends the Buddhist model of mind with the insights of all types of psychotherapy theory, psycho-dynamics and neuroscience. 


The name perhaps best describes its form:

Core - A place of intrinsic health - The unconditioned self. As psychotherapists, we understand that all of us have a core of intrinsic health - our unconditioned self.

Process - The way we are in the moment, how we respond and react to our world from both our conditioned self and the unconditioned self – our patterning, is our process.


Working in this way can help us to free ourselves from what holds us back. We explore how we experience the world through our patterns of being that we built in our early life. Through therapy, we can explore how this patterning affects our present-day lives and relationship with the world. Through insight and supported understanding, the potential for change arises and opens new possibilities for how we live our lives. This work can help develop practical skills which will be invaluable long after the therapy may have stopped.

The Karuna Institute offers professional training in Core Process Psychotherapy and is a member of UKCP. The Core Process Psychotherapy professional training is also a MA validated course validated by Middlesex University.

It can be easy to rush through life without stopping to notice much.


Paying more attention to the present moment – to your own thoughts and feelings, and to the world around you – can improve your mental wellbeing.

Some people call this awareness “mindfulness”. Mindfulness can help us enjoy life more and understand ourselves better.