"Mindfulness For All is the real thing!"

Dr David McMurtry, Co-founder of the M.Sc. Studies in Mindfulness, University of Aberdeen


Mindfulness for All is a Community Interest Company (CIC), established in 2016 by Gareth Williams and Ann Lowe, who’s mission is to make mindfulness training accessible to all, through free or subsidised workshops and therapy.


Our philosophy:


  • Principles over profit

The priority is always to provide a beneficial, quality service for all who access it, irrespective of their financial situation.


  • Respect

Our approach is grounded in a ​deep respect for human nature and its innate capacity for healing, resilience, adaptability, and growth.

meet the team

The Team



Gareth Williams


Gareth has been involved in counselling, psychotherapy and

mindfulness since 1997. Prior to this he completed a psychology

degree and a Masters exploring shamanism.​ He loves his work,

qualified in 2000, and has worked with hundreds of people – individuals,

both children and adults, families and groups. In 2015 he left a 6-year

position as a senior counsellor with Mind to develop a private practice.


Over the past 20 years, Gareth has studied a wide range of psychotherapies and is currently a visiting teacher on the Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at Manchester University. Alongside current special interests in creativity, ecotherapy and spirituality, he has been developing a therapeutic approach rooted in mindfulness and compassion that can help people become free of suffering related to anxiety, worry and fear.


​Gareth is a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and a supervisor with The Mindfulness Association.



"Gareth has always brought that extra quality that does not exist anywhere else on the course. His openness and creative approach has hugely enhanced the trainees experience and opened them to the concept of the art of therapy."


Dr Tony Parnell, Lecturer in Counselling Psychology & Practice Placement Director, University of Manchester



Ann Lowe


Ann has been involved in creativity, psychotherapy, and spirituality for

the last 18 years. She completed a degree in Creative Writing in 2002,

and prior to that a foundation degree in psychology and sociology.

In 2006, she studied counselling in Bedfordshire, and went on to work

for an Employee Assistance Provider for the next three years. During this

time she also became a trained Reiki Practitioner.


In 2010, Ann joined The Hope Street Centre, a counselling and psychotherapy clinic in Sandbach, Cheshire. In 2011, she was involved in the set up/running of Brightstone Clinic – a community interest company offering low cost counselling, and The Resilience Programme – a private organisation offering resilience workshops and coaching to individuals and organisations.


Since then, Ann established her own business, WhisperCreative, and has ghost written three books, most recently writing on the topic of abundance. She has also contributed to books offering spiritual guidance for the coming age, and recovery from alcoholism.


Ann is currently studying shamanism at The Three Ravens College, and has a special interest in spirituality and nature.




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