Ronnie Gower

I work as a Mindfulness Teacher and Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist for the NHS and Macmillan cancer charity, where I deliver MBCT (Ca) and MBCL courses. I also teach MBCT and MBCL courses to the general public.

Prior to this I worked as a Dental Surgeon in the NHS with a particular interest in treating patients with additional clinical and psychological needs. Particularly those patients with mouth cancer.


  • Supervision Training. Bangor University.
  • MBCL Training. Bangor University.
  • MBCT (Ca) Training. Bangor University.
  • Master of Studies. Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy. Oxford University.
  • Post Graduate Diploma, Psychological Therapy. (CBT). Sussex University.
  • Post Graduate Certificate Psychology. London University.
  • Bachelor Dental Surgery. London University.
  • Licentiate Dental Surgery. Royal College of Surgeons England.

Teacher-training Specialisms

  • MBCT(Ca).
  • MBCL
  • MBCT for clinical settings.

Supervision Specialisms

I offer supervision for MBCL only.

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 personal meditation practice for some 35 years. Initially I was involved with various Zen groups eventually taking ordination within the Triratna Buddhist Order 18 years ago. I engage with regular traditional and secular retreats and teach Buddhist meditation and philosophy on courses, workshops and retreats. I regard this as an important part of my personal practice, learning much from teaching. I studied Buddhist Psychology at The School of Oriental and African Studies; London University.

I am currently studying for a Masters in Philosophy and Religion at Trinity College St. David’s. University of Wales. I am particularly interested in how the ‘Self ‘ is understood from Eastern and Western philosophical perspectives.

Research Activities and Interests

I work with people who are living with cancer and I am especially interested in the potential benefits of compassion practices within this clinical population. I am involved in an upcoming pilot study exploring the effects of such practices on the quality of life of people living with head neck and mouth cancers.

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