About Us

The Meditation Circle was established by William Fley in the New Forest in 2011. Collectively we have undertaken training at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre and Breathworks, as well as practising and studying mindfulness and meditation extensively in the UK and overseas. This has enabled us to develop a profound secular understanding of ways to improve lives through mindfulness.

We run retreats and workshops in London and New Forest, provide one-to-one mindfulness sessions, provide psychotherapy, and run bespoke tailor-made courses to businesses and individuals.

William Fley
Director, Psychotherapist, Mindfulness teacher
(MA, PG.Dip, MBACP Accredited, BSsP)

William Fley is a mindfulness teacher and integrative psychotherapist and has developed the ‘Empowerment Retreat Weekends Model’.

William has an MA from Birkbeck College, where his dissertation researched ‘Higher Education and the Equality Act 2010’. This looked at the attainment gap in higher education. William has also taught at the University of Brighton and the University of London.

Qualified as an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist from Roehampton University, William initially worked in the NHS, treating bereavement, trauma and working with victims of crime before setting up a private practice. He moved to the New Forest in 2010, and is continuing his development at Breathworks and the Oxford Mindfulness Centre. 

Training & qualifications:

  • MA from Birkbeck College. University of London
  • BA (Hons) in psychology from Richmond American International University, London
  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from Regent’s College, London
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy. University of Surrey


Tim Fry JP

Tim has spent much of his working life in the UK public sector, where he has been involved in undertaking research and studies into value for money, largely within the health and education sectors.  His work has regularly been the subject of reports by Parliament and featured in the national press.

Tim has worked worked extensively overseas, advising government organisations in Australia, Germany, the US,  Poland, Turkey, Japan, France and Canada on value for money issues.  He is a highly regarded public speaker, and has spoken widely at events in the UK and many overseas countries.  He has chaired conferences such as for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in Paris; and published guidance for the World Bank, Washington.

Tim has been a magistrate for over 10 years, and chairs both the adult and youth benches.  He also sits on the Governance, Risk and Audit Committee of the Bar Standards Board as well as undertaking consultancy work for a major UK property management company.

Tim has been practising meditation for some 15 years and has studied various techniques in India, Thailand and Japan.  He has a one-to-one mindfulness practice in the New Forest, has co-run mindfulness retreats, courses and day events, and taught regularly at Brighton University. One of his key interests is mindfulness in the workplace.