Annette Boden MSc

About Annette

About Annette Boden MSc, BSc(Hons) Psychology, MBPsS, FNSHP, Adv.Dip THP (N-SHAP)

UKCP registered. CNHC registered. ‘Trained Mindful self-compassion programme teacher’

An integrative therapist since 1998, Annette trained in counselling skills at St Helens College. She is also trained in Eriksonian Hypnotherapy; Psychotherapy; Counselling; Cognitive Therapy; and Neuro- Linguistic Programming at The National School of Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy (N-SHAP), Regents Park College, London. Annette qualified as a hypno-psychotherapist in 1998. Becoming an ‘advanced hypno-psychotherapist in 2000.

Annette also holds an MSc with merit in Consciousness and Transpersonal Psychology and a BSc (hons) in psychology.

UKCP registered. Registration number: 2011162534.
CNHC registered. Registration number: 0000484-L10.

Graduate member of The British Psychological Society.

Member of The Open University Psychological Society.

BUPA registered (with BUPA recognised Consultants referral) BUPA provider number: 30022358

Member of the Mindfulness Association

‘Trained mindful self compassion programme teacher’

I am privileged to have trained under Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer the founders of the MSC programme and The Centre for Mindful Self-Comassion and became one of the first cohort of european trained teachers in July 2014. I became eligable to teach the programme and completed supervision to achieve ‘trained mindful self-compassion teacher’ status and I am registered on the Healthcare professional directory for the Centre for Mindful Self Compassion.

I offer individual therapy  in the High Peak in Derbyshire where I run a busy private practice in Chinley, Nr Buxton; a clinic at Sett Valley Medical Practice; and in Cheshire at Park Lane consulting rooms in  Macclesfield, Priorslegh Medical centre,Poynton.

As a trained Mindful Self Compassion teacher, I now regularly teach the Mindful Self Compassion programme. I also run relaxation master classes, well-being workshops and seminars for corporate and community, and, offer a full well-being service to corporate clients wishing to bring therapy ‘in-house’ to support staff well being.

As a UKCP registrered  integrative therapist I offer a combination of Clinical Hypnotherapy, Cognitive therapy, Psychotherapy, Neuro Linguistic Programming, and Counselling. Therapy is brief, dynamic and solution focused, using the principles of transpersonal and positive psychology.

I became registered with the Minnesota Institute of Advanced Communication skills after completing 13 hours of Continous Professional development for the AHH-sponsored OCD and Anxiety Disorders masterclass by Devan Hastings in March 2010.

My specialist interests include: Anxiety, OCD – 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; performance enhancement and achievement; stress management, confidence, self-esteem, Alcohol problems, Insomnia, Motivation.

Other issues covered include: Phobic anxiety;  weight management; IBS; Tinnitus; Fibromyalgia; Chronic fatigue; and depression (mild to moderate).

I continued  to further my development and skills as a practitioner through  completion of an MSc in consciousness and Transpersonal Psychology and Transpersonal Hypnosis. Receiving an MSc with credit I  completed a research thesis entitled:

A phenomenological study of experience of participation in an eight-week compassion focused, therapeutic well-being programme. This became a published article in the Spring 2013 edition of the North East branch magazine for the BPS.

I completed a one year training with the mindfulness association in 2013 and am currently completing the compassion module of the five-year training scedule with the mindfulness association.

I can be regularly heard on local radio stations such as Silk FM, Capital Radio, High Peak Radio, and Radio Derby, and more recently I have had 2 one hour programme interviews on Radio Woking on the Sunday morning show “The view from Here”. You can listen to my interview on July 5 2015 where I talked about the benefits of Mindful self compassion and how it is becoming an integral part of therapeutic interventions . NB: If you want to just listen to my piece drag the player cursor at the bottom of the page to 2:04:00 as I am speaking in the last hour of a three hour programme.

My written articles regularly feature in local press.