About Ronnie gower (aka Maitridarshin)
Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist
I am a practicing Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with a post Graduate Diploma in Psychological Therapy. I trained at Sussex University were I studied CBT and its applications to complex mental health difficulties.
My interest in the clinical applications of mindfulness led me to study for a Masters Degree in, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy at Oxford University where my personal tutors were Professor Mark Williams and Dr. Melanie Fennell.
I have specialist training in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for people affected by cancer. I trained with Trish Bartley who originally developed this particular approach at Bangor University.
I have also undertaken specialist training in Mindfulness Based Compassionate Living with the developers of MBCL, Dr. Eric van den Brink and Frits Koster, also at Bangor University.
I am registered with the Britsh Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists, (BABCP), and I engage in regular supervision for both my CBT practice and each aspect of my mindfulness work with senior clinical supervisors.
I work within the NHS as well as Macmillan Brighton and the Sussex Cancer Centre were I am developing mindfulness approaches in living with cancer.
I have had a personal meditation practice for more than 30 years and I am ordained in the Triratna Buddhist Order were I was given the name Maitridarshin. A clinical training together with my own academic studies in Buddhist Psychology at London University, (SOAS) has I believe encouraged me to develop a broad perspective in both the traditional and the secular application of mindfulness and compassion based practices.