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About the Inner Movement 

The Inner Movement is a registered community interest company who serves the North west Leicestershire community by providing therapy services for those who require treatment for mental health issues. 

With Professor Paul Gilbert OBE (Founder of Compassion Focused Therapy, Researcher) at the Compassionate Mind Therapist Conference 2020

Here at the Inner Movement we build upon the work of Professor Paul Gilbert and the compassionate mind foundation to offer compassionate interventions for mental health in the North West Leicestershire area

The Compassionate Mind Foundation was founded as an international charity in 2006 by Professor Paul Gilbert and colleagues including Prof Deborah Lee, Dr Mary Welford, Dr Chris Irons, Dr Ken Goss, Dr Ian Lowens, Dr Chris Gillespie, Diane Woollands and Jean Gilbert.

We believe that one of the greatest challenges facing humanity is how to stimulate compassionate ways of thinking and problem solving for the benefit of all.

The Compassionate Mind Foundation promotes an evolutionary and bio-psycho-social informed approach to compassion which now forms the basis of a psychotherapy (CFT) and Compassionate Mind Training.

The last 15 years have seen an expanding evidence base for a compassion focused approach to the alleviation of mental health difficulties and promoting wellbeing. It is now being used internationally in various settings including hospitals, prisons, schools and businesses.

Sourced from

"The Inner Movement has taught me that recovering from complex trauma doesn’t have to be all tears and talking. it taught me the science behind trauma in the body, how it affects the nervous system, and that connecting with my body and hearing what is has to say can actually be a fast track to recovery. So thank you." 
"I went to a workshop today and it was a breath of fresh in a very confusing time.
Everyone was very friendly and welcoming. And it was very informative.
I look forward to taking part in future workshops and activities."
"Fantastic Experience.
Dylan really helped me through a difficult time in my life and helped me change my perspective. Over a period of 12 years I had seen multiple therapists to address issues relating to anxiety, depression and marital issues. With invariably unsatisfying results, I had lost hope. I was utterly pessimistic about the possibility of being happy. I can honestly say my sessions with Dylan changed this and I have finally been able to uncover and rewrite some of the deeply embedded patterns of negativity. I can't recommend him enough!"

Lucianne Robyn

 (Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) Therapist)

researcher & writer

Lucianne started her work with children with developmental disorders in primary school after finishing college. She then trained as a yoga teacher and counsellor and began working with adults and children of all ages running therapeutic classes combining yoga and mindfulness practices with group therapy whilst also working one-to-one and running educational workshops on trauma and the mind-body connection. She has a particular interest in body-centred therapies and uses her knowledge of the bodies response to stress to work with clients. She believes in treating individuals as a whole and not splitting people in to parts or symptoms but understanding where there has been a disconnect and working to bring back equilibrium.

Therapies offered: Somatic therapy, Yoga therapy, Compassion focused therapy, Person-centred therapy.

Outside of work, Lucianne enjoys reading, yoga and strength training, playing guitar and spending quality time with her partner and two children.




Dylan Thomas
(Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) Therapist

Dylan is a Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) Therapist. He splits his time between working as a therapist at Harmless, the centre of excellence for self harm and suicide and as a therapist in private practice. 

Therapies he offers: Compassion focused therapy (CFT), CBT (Cognitive behavioural therapy).

Dylan works with his clients in a person centred way meaning that the clients are central to the process, he works with clients to discover together what is important for them to talk about, work through and explore. He teaches people the skills and therapeutic practices of compassion and bringing compassion to past experiences and challenges such as; trauma, attachment issues, addictions etc.

Qualifications & CPD:

  • Therapeutic Counselling diploma level 5

  • 6 month Embodied Meditation Teacher Training

  • Compassion Focused Therapy training with Tobyn Bell

  • An introduction to Compassion Focused Therapy -  with Professor Paul Gilbert OBE 

  • BA Honours Degree - Psychology and Counselling (2021-2024)

  •  Level 3 Award in Mental Health First Aid in the Workplace (RQF)

  • Working therapeutically with Self harm: level 2

  • Working therapeutically with Self harm advanced: level 3

  • Foundations of Embodiment Coaching - 3 months

  • Certificate of Embodiment Coaching - 9 months

  • 200hr Yoga Teacher training 

  • Advanced Yoga Teacher training with Dylan Ayaloo

  • Trauma informed practice in the health sector level 2

  •  Tier 2A: Developing Trauma Informed Practice

Outside of work, Dylan enjoys surfing, meditation, practicing yoga, Jujtisu, Triathlon, Running events and spending time with his family out in nature.

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free compassion focused therapy consultation for new clients

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