Alison Evans
Senior Lecturer/ MBCT Therapist and Trainer


Alison qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 1988. She  worked in a number of mental settings initially including a community mental health team in North Devon.In 2002 she moved to a primary care service working as a psychological therapist offering brief cognitive behaviour therapy for adults.

In 2005 she started becoming involved in Mindfulness- based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).She was selected to be a therapist on the trial - Relapse prevention through MBCT versus medication in real world healthcare settings. Throughout this time Alison was trained and supervised by some of the developers of MBCT. Alison was instrumental in the development of a MBCT service in North Devon.

She has worked at the mood disorders centre in various roles related to Mindfulness-based interventions from 2008 to 2017 including:

  • Lead therapist for the PREVENT trial.
  • Lead therapist within the AccEPT clinic, teaching MBCT groups and developing the provision of Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) groups.
  • Programme lead for the Masters in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapies from its beginning in 2008 which was broadened in 2011 to include a Masters in Mindfulness-based Approaches.
  • In 2012 she co-founded the Mindfulness Network that has the intention to reduce human suffering, promote well-being and create the conditions in which people can flourish. The network particuarly supports mindfulness teachers through high quality mindfulness-based supervision and secular retreats.

Alison continues to work as an occassional teacher supporting the work on the mindfulness-based training programmes and the AccEPT clinic.


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Contact details

Tel+44 (0) 1392 2679
AddressWashington Singer Laboratories
University of Exeter
Perry Road
Prince of Wales Road

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