Lea is a mindfulness teacher, specialising in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy. Currently completing advanced supervision as a psychotherapist, she works in private practice specialising in Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy.
With a Bachelor of Social Sciences in Psychology from Waikato University, Lea has worked as a Lifeline counsellor, and also as a Bereavement Counsellor at Nurse Maude hospice. As a certified Buddhist Chaplain, she also assists the Spiritual Care Team, supporting the terminally ill and co-facilitating the Grief Support Group.
Lea has a long personal meditation practice and regularly attends retreats in NZ, India and Nepal. Aware that meditation and mindfulness is a key to a healthy body and mind, she is passionate for others to experience the benefits of mindfulness practice and cognitive-behavioural skills training.