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My name is Lea.

With a Bachelor of Social Sciences in Psychology, I am certified in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy. A graduate therapist in Integrative Psychotherapy (Hakomi) and am a certified Buddhist chaplain.

Specialising in loss, grief, and end-of-life counselling, I have extensive experience using mindfulness and cognitive behavioural skills therapy for depression, anxiety, workplace stress, and burnout. 

I work in a way that is client centred, valuing the clients' lead in exploring their difficulties at their own pace and in their own way - I see my role as a guide in this process.

I also run Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy groups on-line. And coach individuals in the MBCT programme.

I draw on a range of therapeutic modalities, including mindfulness, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), psychoeducation, mindful and somatic psychotherapy (Hakomi), and non-sectarian chaplaincy counselling.

If you want to know more or make an appointment, contact me.


Qualifications and registrations

Professional Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences in Psychology
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Integrative Psychotherapy (Hakomi graduate)
  • Buddhist Chaplain 

  • NZAP

Professional Development
  • Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness (MTIA)
  • Teaching Mindfulness in the Workplace (Oxford University's Mindfulness Centre)
  • Teaching MBCT-L and Peace in a frantic World curriculum (Oxford University's Mindfulness Centre)



Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy 
12 Session package

Learn the life-changing tools of mindfulness meditation with cognitive skills to:

• Find calm, increase focus and reduce stress to avoid burnout

• Increase self-care and resilience
• Enhance self-compassion, moving away from rumination and self-criticism

MBCT is a clinically trialled and evidence-based eight-week program for managing stress, anxiety and depression. Recommended by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence, UK for the treatment of recurrent depression and to manage ruminative thinking and anxiety.


$100 per one hour session


Reviews Online Mindfulness, Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Rating of 5 out of 5
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I strongly recommend Lea

I am extremely fortunate to have had a series of psychotherapy sessions with Lea. She is a sensitive, empathetic and professional therapist who really helped me cope with my family background, medical history and life experiences in a positive way.

I feel privileged to have started this ongoing process with Lea who used her knowledge of psychotherapy and deep understanding of mindfulness to provide me with the tools I needed to become more accepting and positive.

I strongly recommend Lea Godfrey as a psychotherapist

| Christchurch | 3 Feb 2022
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Thanks so much

Thanks so much again for a life changing 8 weeks (MBCT). This practice is changing the relationship I have with myself, my thoughts, feelings and my actions and transforming the way I relate to and connect with the world (environment and people) around me every day in surprising ways.

| Australia | 11 Jan 2022
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It is making a significant difference

Lea’s guidance through the MCBT programme has been invaluable in personalising strategies to best suit my needs and circumstances.

Her willingness to be flexible with dates and times has made it possible for me to do the course amidst huge change.

That has been much appreciated because MBCT practice is enabling me to navigate this season in my life with relative ease. It is making a significant difference.

| Australia | 30 Nov 2021
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