Robert Gebka | Accredited Counsellor | Poole | NCS

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As of the 15th of May 2023, we have officially changed our name to the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society (NCPS).

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Robert Gebka

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: RG00P02

Location: Poole

My passion in life is empowering individuals, in their efforts to regain, as well as maintain their sense of resilience and emotional wellbeing. I value being practical and solution focused whilst at the same time allowing a safe space for depth of healing.

My passion for counselling and healing has been inspired by my own healing journey and lived experience with depression and PTSD. I am the author of Managing Depression with Mindfulness for Dummies and have had the joy of teaching meditation for over 20 years, including MBSR/MBCT, Self-compassion courses, MBSR Teacher Training and Professional Mindfulness Practitioner training.

I am an accredited counsellor and mindfulness MBSR trainer and currently only work in the NHS as a Health & Wellbeing Coach supporting our staff wellbeing utilising both mental health coaching and Mindfulness Based Interventions.

My mindfulness and clinical work is trauma informed and compassion focused, drawing from secular and evidence based mindfulness psychology, Internal Family Systems Therapy, Polyvagal Theory, EMDR Resource Enhancement as well as the Buddhist healing tradition.

My meditation journey started just before becoming a Zen Buddhist monk at the age of 22. I completed a 5 year residency in mindfulness meditation, Buddhism, Chinese culture and language at the Nan Hua Buddhist Monastery (South Africa).

I continued to complete a 2-year self-directed research project in Mindfulness Based Interventions in an inpatient NHS psychiatric hospital. I gained my Qualified MBSR Teacher status with the University of California San Diego Centers for Integrative Health.

I am a member of the National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society as well as the British Association of Mindfulness Based Approaches. I have both NHS clinical supervision, mindfulness based supervision as well as regular peer supervision. I am CRB checked via my NHS role. I live with my partner and our four year old daughter (Zen master) near the sea side in Bournemouth, Dorset, UK.


  • Qualifications & Experience
    Accredited Counsellor: National Counselling Society

    Qualified MBSR Mindfulness Teacher with the University of California San Diego Centre for Mindfulness, USA.

    Various NHS qualifications related to mental health.

    Completed a two year project in Mindfulness Based Interventions in an NHS psychiatric hospital with a clinical population.
  • What I can help with
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Cancer
    • Cultural issues
    • Depression
    • Eating disorders
    • Illness and dying
    • Mindfulness
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Relationships
    • Sexuality Identity
    • Spirituality
  • Languages Spoken
    • English
    • Mandarin
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