Liz Tallentire is a clinical psychologist and mindfulness teacher. She provides mindfulness teaching and clinical psychology assessment and therapy to staff in the NHS. She also has her own private clinical psychology practice. Liz has been practicing mindfulness herself since she was introduced to it during her doctoral training. She then completed mindfulness teacher training with Exeter University and teaches in accordance with the UK network for mindfulness-based teachers good practice guidelines. Liz’s teaching is grounded in a secular (non-religious) perspective on mindfulness. The main courses she teaches are 8-week mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and a 4-week mindful resilience and effectiveness course, which is underpinned by acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). Liz’s work delivering the ACT course is gaining her organisation recognition nationally following her contribution to a conference in London. Dr Paul Flaxman, Senior Lecturer in Organisational Psychology said “Your trust is now becoming known as one of the leaders in this ACT work.”
As a health care professions council registered practitioner psychologist Liz is able to work with people who are experiencing mental health or other psychological difficulties, both in one to one and group settings. She offers one to one assessment and therapy at the meditation centre and in her clinic sessions at Kendal. In addition to mindfulness she uses cognitive behavioural therapy, and techniques from narrative therapy, compassionate mind, and cognitive analytic therapy. She combines different approaches to work with clients in an integrated, holistic way, to best support their needs and preferences. Liz works with adults and teenagers and can offer support with many difficulties, including: anxiety, depression, trauma, personality, identity, emotion regulation, anger, eating difficulties, trauma, work-related issues, pain, and coping with long-term conditions.