Mrs Annette Boden

Mrs Annette Boden

Psychotherapy 30022358

  • Fee assured
Fee assured

Specialises in

  • Applied Relaxation
  • Counselling
  • Mindfulness based CBT
  • Psychotherapy
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy

Bupa specialist

  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health services

About me

As a fully qualified integrative psychotherapist, I use a wide range of techniques, including Hypnosis, Solution focused Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Counselling, with a focus on ‘Positive Psychology’, ‘Transpersonal Psychology’, and Compassion Focused Therapy. I also incorporate, mindfulness based approaches. I am a registered OCD and Anxiety Disorders Hypnosis specialist.

Specialist interests include: Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive disorder - using a combination of Cognitive Behavioural Counselling and Hypnotherapy, based on the work of Professor Jeffrey Schwartz and the 4-step programme; Stress management, performance enhancement and achievement; confidence, self-esteem, Alcohol problems, Insomnia, Motivation, Chronic fatigue & Fibromyalgia.

As a full member of The United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapists (UKCP) The Complementary and Natural Health Care Council (CNHC), a fellow of the national Society for Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy (FNSHP), and the Hypnotherapy Association, a strict code of conduct and ethics bind me, and in meeting all registration requirements. This includes continued professional development and regular clinical supervision.

I am currently Chair of the board of trustees for Anxiety UK.

My continuous professional development is on-going and now includes completion of an intensive course in Mindful self-compassion taught by Professor Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer, PhD. I completed their teacher training in Mindful Self Compassion at Bangor University in 2014 and am now a ‘trained Mindful Self-Compassion programme teacher’.

As a ‘trained teacher’ of the Mindful Self-Compassion programme. I am one of the first cohort of European teachers in this field in the UK.
In November 2016, I completed intensive training to become one of the first cohort of teachers outside the US to teach ‘Making friends with yourself-MSC for teens and young adults’
As a trained Mindful self-compassion teacher and believe firmly that mindfulness has an important role to play in the wellbeing and positive emotional functioning of every student undertaking academic study.

I am included on the directory of ‘Trained Mindful Self-Compassion programme teachers’ around the world with the Centre for Mindful Self-Compassion.

Portfolio of workshops and courses:
In 2013, I began to facilitate Mindful Compassion- focused workshops and day retreats as ‘Annette Boden wellbeing’

I offer mindfulness and compassion-focused courses and workshops for ME/CFS/Fibromyalgia/stress management/Eating well/Sleeping well.
Self -care core skills (incorporating mindfulness and self-compassion) helping people to form healthy habits and strategies for eating well, exercising, sleeping well, and getting the work-life balance right.

I am a published author of a research study:
“A study of participation in a compassion-focused therapeutic well-being programme: Cancer patients’ experiences of a well-being programme which focuses on compassion for self and others” (The British Psychological Society North East Branch Newsletter issue 8 spring 2013).

I produce a regular newsletter to inform people of tips and techniques, including a blog on current topics and details of all my workshops and courses.
I am a published author in ‘the Hypnotherapist’ The journal for the Hypnotherapy association and have further articles published in the online magazine ‘healthy new age’ and the ‘Heartworks’ blog.

My online newsletter is published monthly and includes tips and techniques for health and well-being, recommended reading, and links to further resources. My MSc research has now been published as an article for the British Psychological society.


Areas of interest

Anxiety;OCD;Chronic fatigue;Fibromyalgia;alcohol problems;weight management; confidence; stress; insomnia;mild to moderate depression

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  • AA034

    Psychotherapy session - (>50)

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