Author Bio-mindful writing for personal growth
|Simon Cole: "I am a senior-accredited practitioner, a professional member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, and have worked in the field of counselling and therapy for around 30 years. I trained at Newcastle University and the College of Ripon & York St John (now York St John University), being awarded a Masters in Counselling with distinction. I also studied transactional analysis for a year, and relationship counselling with Joseph Zinker.|
"As well as working with the Samaritans, I have worked professionally as a counsellor, in drug and alcohol intervention services, primary and secondary care in the NHS, and have maintained a regular private caseload of counselling and supervision.
"I practise meditation and I have a personal and professional interest in the integration of a practise of mindfulness and the transformative possibilities of meditation, with the sense of presence in relationship expounded by Martin Buber... the possibility which these offer of a channel for spirituality in all of us. Working now from Le Sentier Tranquille retreat centre in France I am able to add walking and our outside world to offer a counselling of mindfulness and nature."