Dr Danielle Clarkesmith

Danielle is the founder of The Anchored Mind, a Chartered Psychologist (BPS) and Practitioner Psychologist (HCPC) with many years of experience working clinical, corporate and public sector settings.  Danielle has trained in several therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Internal Family Systems Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy. She is also UKCP trainee Core Process Psychotherapist. Her passion is to work with clients to support a process of self-inquiry, building inner connection and awareness. She has been awarded a PhD in Human Health Psychology and has won awards for patient health innovation.

Education and Training

- PhD Human Health Psychology 2012
- MSc Health Psychology 2005
- BSc Human Psychology 2001
- Chartered Psychologist with British Psychological Society
- Practitioner Psychologist (Health Care Professionals Council)
- Compassion Focussed Therapy
- Internal Family Systems Therapy Levels 1&2 (specialising in Depression)
- Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (Level 6, 2 year training)
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (Introductory Course for Professionals)
- Post Graduate Diploma in Core Process Psychotherapy (ongoing)
- Mindfulness in Schools Project (Paws B and dot B)
-Yoga Alliance 200 hours Teaching Certificate


I have worked with people at all stages of their recovery journey, from being at crisis point to being at a time of change where you would like to bring more of yourself to life.

My approach to working with clients is informed by the many trainings and teachers I have had the privilege to study with, the lived experience that my clients have shared with me, and by my ongoing daily mindfulness practice and self inquiry. We work together intuitively, with an approach that meet your needs as they arise.

I provide a safe and grounded space from which you can explore the ways in which you relate to your experience. By bringing awareness and compassion to our experience we have more choices and transformation is possible.
Christine Barrow-Weltzien

Christine is a Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy teacher. She trained with the Oxford Mindfulness Centre and co-teaches on The Anchored Mind's online Mindfulness for Life courses. Christine brings a wealth of life experience, she has worked and travelled all over the world, and also teaches Laughter Yoga.

Christine is a nature lover and can often be found walking the beaches of the Algarve and promoting nature based mindfulness. In 2020 she founded her own Mindfulness Company in the Algarve and continues to be a life-long learner.
“In order to thrive we must adopt an integrative approach, understanding the landscape of our mind, our habitual thoughts and behaviours. Through mindfulness practices we can begin to recognise our habits, respond wisely, and to live our best and most fulfilled life”
Dr Danielle Clarkesmith