Agnes has been a mindfulness practitioner for 11 years. She discovered meditation during a challenging period of stress and anxiety in her teens. Since then she has participated in many training courses and retreats in order to deepen her knowledge of meditation and maximise the benefits of her practice.
Motivated by a desire to help relieve the psychological suffering of others, she pursued a career in Mental Health nursing. She graduated with distinction from Robert Gordon's University, Aberdeen, in 2013 and has since gained a considerable amount of therapeutic experience. She has worked with all age groups, with a range of mental health issues and other forms of psychological stress, and in settings as varied as community psychiatric services, in-patient facilities, and one-to-one therapy sessions.
Agnes has experienced first hand the benefit for psychological problems of mindfulness meditation and has now chosen to dedicate more time to helping people in this way.
Agnes discovered the Mindfulness Association in 2012 when she completed the Mindfulness Based Living Course. Having benefitted from this particular teaching curriculum Agnes has a strong desire to share this experience with others. In 2018 Agnes completed the Mindfulness Association teacher training pathway.
The Mindfulness Association is affiliated with the UK Network of Mindfulness Teacher Training Organisations. In working towards the criteria for inclusion on the UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teachers, she works under regular supervision and abides by the Good Practice Guidelines (GPG's) for teaching mindfulness-based courses in the UK. To learn more about the Mindfulness Association, click the link below.
Agnes' pure, raw and truthful honesty is one of her greatest assets and what makes her such a great ambassador for mental health and mindfulness practice.
Agnes is fully insured and holds a valid PVG Certificate. She continues to work as a Mental Health nurse in order to maintain her skills and registration.
She is based in Oldmeldrum and provides wellbeing programmes and courses throughout Aberdeenshire. Click below to view Agnes's list of services.