Languages: English, German
Specialties: Psychology, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Depression & Anxiety disorders, Mindfulness, Mental health, Wellbeing.
Bella Glover is originally from the UK where she studied and later gained her MSc in Psychology in 2006. After several years in London working in the field of Substance Misuse she moved to Reading where she worked in the National Health Service as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner. It was here she gained her Masters in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (2012) specialising in the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders.
After finishing her training and having a back operation Bella decided she needed a break from all the endless sitting at work. So she packed her bags and travelled to India to teach meditation at a Yoga retreat centre on a beach in Goa (lucky Bella). Having firmly decided that she needed time to herself and was definitely not looking for a relationship, Bella discovered (yet again) that life does not always go according to plan. Her Swiss husband ended up being the first guest of the season at the yoga retreat. Bella never returned to the UK, and now lives very happily in Winterthur with her husband and twin girls.
Continuing her passion for mental health and wellbeing Bella established beingwell.ch on arrival in Switzerland. Combining her expertise in CBT and Mindfulness meditation she creates an environment where people can learn new strategies to improve their happiness and enhance their wellbeing. Bella offers individual Cognitive Behavioural Therapy at her practise in Zürich, and also runs workshops and courses combining CBT strategies and Mindfulness.
Bella has over 10 years experience in the field of mental health and specialises in treating depression, anxiety disorders, stress and low self esteem. Bella has also been meditating for over 15 years and is a huge advocate of Mindful approaches to wellbeing. She gained her teacher training in Mindfulness Based Cognitive therapy (MBCT) in 2012 and specialised in teaching courses in the UK to people struggling with with anxiety and low mood. Bella wrote her last MSc dissertation on the subject of Mindfulness and Therapeutic wellbeing, so has first hand experience of both the powerful scientific and clinical effects of Mindfulness. Bella seizes the opportunity to get people practising Mindfulness and discovering the positive impact it can have on their wellbeing.
Bella loves CBT because of its focus on understanding how our perception shapes our world. If we can work on shifting and challenging the way we view situations we just might find that we can cope better than we believe we can. Henry Ford got it right when he said “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right” So often we let our minds master us. Bella’s interest is in learning how to use psychological tools to master our minds - so we can live and reach our full potential.
Bella instructs the following courses for The Practice Room: