About me

I'm a former creative who traded her decade-long advertising career for a lifetime of learning, healing, and serving others on their path to greater awareness.

 

Currently I am pursuing a four-year training in transpersonal, integrative psychotherapy, and helping others dive deeper into themselves through inner work coaching and psychedelic integration.

 

My work is focused on helping you rediscover your wholeness through inner work, psycho-education, storytelling, embodiment, mindfulness, and a healthy dose of playfulness to help you navigate the paradoxes of life.

We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.

- Kurt Vonnegut

My story

Like many people, I became aware of the effects of my upbringing after a powerful crisis in my early twenties. The immobilising fear finally landed me in a therapist's office, where I slowly began to reveal layer upon layer of hurt, neglect, abandonment, and shame. The relationship I cultivated with my therapist transformed a painful process into one driven by curiosity, humour, and a genuine desire to understand myself and others better, igniting my passion for psychology. 
After years of inquiry through therapy, psychedelics took my exploration to an unexpected depth. Through the conscious and intentional use of psilocybin, I gained a larger, more generous perspective of myself as part of the human community, all living beings, and consciousness itself. Though not always pleasant, these experiences have been deeply healing, and a major motivation to expand my knowledge and choose a more meaningful path.
One spiritual emergency and Kundalini Awakening later, I quit advertising at the end of 2019 and I dedicated myself full-time to retraining and growing into the kind of helper I wish I'd had through the toughest, darkest times. Throughout this time, I began sharing my insights in a monthly newsletter, and later joined the writing team at The Third Wave. A year later, I realised that the authenticity and integrity driving me required a deeper commitment. And so, at the start of 2021 I embarked on a four-year training in transpersonal psychotherapy with CCPE in London. 
I credit where I am today to the many people who have been my teachers, therapists, healers, shamans, and cheerleaders, and to the many authors whose books continue to expand my consciousness. My current path consists of studying, intense therapeutic work, trauma release, meditation, yoga, tarot, Reiki and lots of silly dancing.
If my story resonates with you and you'd like to explore working together, please get in touch for a free assessment session.

Professional Training

PSYCHOTHERAPY

PSYCHEDELICS

LIFE COACHING

SPIRITUALITY

TRAUMA

STORYTELLING

Books that shaped me

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"The experience brought up so many memories and helped me make peace with them either by observing them with different eyes or taking part and just reliving them for a short while. Maria was there with me, through the good and the bad and she made me feel as safe as one could ever feel. 

I cannot recommend enough the whole experience and for me I’m quite certain Maria set the bar up really high as a co-pilot." -A.