Ali Lambie

I began teaching mindfulness in 2011 and regularly teach Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindful Self Compassion (MSC) courses for the general public, GPs and for those affected by breast cancer. In addition to eight-week courses, I offer day and weekend retreats as well as ongoing monthly groups (mindfulness / self-compassion), drop-in sessions and other workshops by arrangement. I am a guest teacher with Bangor University where I teach five-day intensive Mindful Self Compassion courses and Mindfulness and Self-Compassion retreats.

I taught Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) when working in the NHS where I was Manager of the Primary Care Counselling Service for Southampton. I have been fully self-employed as a mindfulness teacher since leaving the NHS in 2014 after 18 years. I am based in Hampshire.

Please note that I can offer supervision only for Mindful Self-Compassion at this time. 


  • MSc Teaching Mindfulness-Based Courses (distinction), University of Bangor
  • Certified Teacher Mindful Self Compassion, Center for Mindful Self Compassion, San Diego
  • Trained supervisor, University of Bangor
  • Certificate of Competence in Teaching Mindfulness-based Courses (advanced), University of Bangor
  • Diploma in Casework Supervision
  • Advanced Diploma Client-Centred Therapy
  • MA Culture & Social Change
  • BA (Hons) Cultural Studies

Teaching-Training Specialisms

  • MBSR for general populations, GPs, and those affected by breast cancer
  • Mindful Self Compassion for general populations
  • Post-MBSR and post-Mindful Self-Compassion practice support and development

Supervision Experience

I have mentored and supervised mindfulness teachers and teachers in training since 2014 and have attended CMRP training in mindfulness supervision. I have also attended training in use of the Mindfulness-based Interventions: Teacher Assessment Criteria (MBI:TAC). I have a previous qualification (2001) and lengthy experience in counselling supervision.

Supervision Specialisms

  • MBSR
  • Mindful Self Compassion
  • Mindfulness Teachers in Training (including use of the MBI:TAC)

Supervision Rate

1 hour individual session – £50-£60

½ hour individual session – £25-£35

Please see our Supervision FAQs for more details on the cost of supervision.

Personal Practice

I have had a regular personal mindfulness practice since 2010 following the core practices of MBSR, and developed this further to incorporate self-compassion practices since 2013. My movement practice is enhanced by regular yoga classes and a love of mindful walking out of doors.

I am nourished and supported in deepening my practice by regular teacher-led retreats, including with teachers such as: Melissa Blacker, David Rynick, Christina Feldman and Chris Cullen.

Research Activities and Interests

My MSc research explored ongoing support for participants following eight-week training courses. I am particularly interested in this field and feel an ethical responsibility to offer ongoing support to participants post their initial training.


MSc thesis: ‘Getting it under your skin’: experiences of monthly mindfulness practice support groups available on CMRP website:

Further Information

Ali’s website –