About Cecilia Hazlerigg 

BA(Hons) MSc(Dist) MSt(Oxon) MBACP(Accred)

Cecilia is a psychotherapist and mindfulness teacher who works with individuals, couples and groups in her private practice based in South West London.  

If you are interested in accessing counselling or therapy, more information can be found here.

At the core of her approach, Cecilia is interested in the whole of you.  Were there an aim to the therapeutic process, it would be to live a more fulfilling life, as the person you want to be – rather than whom you may feel you have become, or are currently known as.  

She is passionate about exploring the dynamic relationship between behaviours and identity, and how the two continually interact with one another.  If you, or someone you care about, are struggling with self-limiting or self-harming behaviours, Cecilia may be able to help.   

Cecilia came to study psychology and later psychotherapy at postgraduate level from an academic background firmly rooted in the humanities.  Throughout her studies has been a constant area of interest – people, their motivations and their struggles.  Her background enables her to draw upon eclectic insights from philosophy, psychology, and mindfulness approaching the challenges her clients experience as difficulties of life and living, rather than pathologised problems. 

As someone who not only seeks to practice what she preaches, and believes in taking her own medicine, Cecilia has never stopped learning and sees her own practice as continually evolving.  To this end, she regularly attends retreats and other events seeing these not only as continuing professional development opportunities but as chances to reconnect with the wider mindfulness community and the rapidly growing knowledge base that underpins the clinical interventions she seeks to offer her clients, course participants and workshop attendees. 

Cecilia is a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and subscribes to their Guidelines for Ethical Practice together with the Good Practice Guidelines of the UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teachers.  Cecilia currently sees clients in South West London, at locations in SW1 and SW16.  Alongside her therapy practice, Cecilia runs seminars and workshops, and teaches mindfulness programmes.  Please get in touch to find out about forthcoming events.

By letting go it all gets done.
— Lao Tzu
As long as you live, keep learning how to live.
— Seneca

About Mindfulness

 

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Mindfulness is the awareness that emerges through paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, with compassion, and open-hearted curiosity.  Through cultivating mindful awareness, we discover how to live in the present moment rather than either brooding about the past or worrying about the future.

Mindfulness an integrative, mind-body based training that enables people to change the way they think and feel about their experiences, especially stressful or traumatic experiences. 

 

Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakens
— Carl Jung

Mindfulness pays attention to our full experience: thoughts, feelings and body sensations, to become directly aware of them, and better able to manage them.  The practical, experiential approach has deep roots in ancient meditation practices and also draws on recent scientific advances; is of potential value to everybody who wishes to find and sustain peace in the midst of their busy lives.

You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf
— Jon Kabat Zinn

ABOUT COMPASSION

When people hear the word compassion, they tend to think of kindness. But scientific study has found the core of compassion to be courage.  

A standard definition of compassion is, ”a sensitivity to suffering in self and others with a commitment to try to alleviate and prevent it.”  

The courage to be compassionate lies in the willingness to see into the nature and causes of suffering - be that in ourselves, in others and the human condition.  The challenge is to acquire the wisdom we need to address the causes of suffering in ourselves and others.  

Compassion is one of the most important declarations of strength and courage known to humanity. It is difficult and powerful, infectious and influential. It is a universally recognised motivation with the ability to change the world.
— Paul Gilbert